Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

THE WEB PAIGE CHRONICLES

I’ve known a few knowledgeable, tech obsessed kids but none like Web Paige. She can troubleshoot your computer or cell phone problem and fix it for you. There’s no charge— just do a favor for someone else in the future … Continue reading

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RUBY IN THE SKY

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! The legend of astronaut Michael Collins lives on in middle grade books. Collins was the one who stayed back in the Apollo command module as fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made … Continue reading

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TAKING COVER

This touching memoir begins when fifteen-year-old Nioucha Homayoonfar is lectured and detained by authorities because a small triangle of her neck is showing. The place is Tehran. The year, 1986. The story shifts back to 1979 and the Iranian revolution, … Continue reading

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THOMAS WILDUS AND THE BOOK OF SORROWS

This new fantasy series has a familiar plot line of a boy discovering his magical abilities but with plenty of surprising twists. We first meet twelve-year-old Thomas Wildus as a loving son going to school and spending time with his … Continue reading

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CAPTAIN ROSALIE

This sweet but sad tale is set during World War I. In just 60 pages, you learn how Rosalie is dealing with her father’s absence. He’s a soldier away on duty. She sits in back of the classroom and plans … Continue reading

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THE FRIENDSHIP WAR

IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY REVIEW! A welcome feeling surrounds me every time I open a new Andrew Clements book. He has over 80 published so far. Most are about school and have a unique twist on life inside … Continue reading

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LOST IN THE ANTARCTIC

Tod Olson continues his well-researched ‘Lost’ series with Lost in the Antarctic. Previous exciting reads include Lost in the Pacific, 1942; Lost in Outer Space; and Lost in the Amazon. This current effort is a riveting account of Ernest Shackleton’s … Continue reading

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