Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

HOMER ON THE CASE

Homing pigeon Homer and his parrot friend Lulu learn something is afoul when they witness four-legged criminals stealing valuables from both the animal and human communities. Using the sleuthing techniques he’s gathered from his favorite mystery comics, Homer and Lulu … Continue reading

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GREAT RIVERS OF THE WORLD

Eighteen of the grandest rivers are given their due in this colorful and informative book. What could have been a boring text filled description of each water source, turns into an enlightening journey. Each river is given a two page … Continue reading

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UNPLUGGED

Gordon Korman’s newest middle grade adventure has 27 chapters with six different narrators. Multiple viewpoints to the max. It’s a tough task for any author, but this unique plot and setting pulls it all together. Set in a retreat known … Continue reading

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THE STORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change is happening all around us and kids of all ages are curious as to what it means. A great place to start is with THE STORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE: A first book about how we can help save … Continue reading

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BOTS AND BODS

This illustrated guide explores humans and robots in a variety of ways. We’re both alike and different and we often work together to make life easier and solve problems. Four chapters organize the comparison: BODY BASICS GET MOVING SEEING AND … Continue reading

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BLOOM

This import from England is perfect for those looking for something different. A strange malady has hit the town of Little Cherrybliss. Readers are warned they’re already infected just by opening the pages. I pushed on to find out what … Continue reading

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CASEY GRIMES at Trickery School

Against all odds, Casey Grimes is beginning his studies at Trickery School, one of America’s premier monster-control academies. But classes like Extreme Climbing and Land Creature Defense are the least of his worries. He realizes a mysterious enemy is after … Continue reading

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PLANES

I remember the day clearly. It was a Saturday and I ventured out to a little league ball park to watch my 8-year-old nephew play in his first game. He took his position out in left field and sure enough … Continue reading

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THE SMARTEST KID IN THE UNIVERSE

THE OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: 12 year old Jake’s middle school is about to be shut down. Jake and his friends know their school’s worth saving-if they could only figure out how! When Jake spies a bowl of jellybeans at the hotel … Continue reading

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THE DREADED CLIFF

Flora the packrat doesn’t understand why she’s supposed to avoid the cliff. An adventure leads her to the truth. Along the way surprises abound while encountering other animals: A kangaroo rat, porcupine. cottontail rabbit, great horned owl, and an intimidating … Continue reading

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