Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

CAMP AVERAGE—Double Foul

After reading the first chapter of this new sequel I was a little bit lost with so many characters. In the first ten pages I met Mackenzie (Mack), Miles, Andre, Winston, Terry, Pat, Nicole, and Makayla. Whew… how was I … Continue reading

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MMGM for April 27, 2020

                   CLICK ON A SMILEY TO REACH A BLOGGER”S POST At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of ELEPHANT’S GIRL by Celesta Rimington. One of my top MG reads of the year! Sue Heavenrich at Sally’s Bookshelf … Continue reading

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Elephant’s Girl

Tornadoes, a girl with a mysterious past, ghostly visits, and of course elephants combine to bring the most engaging and heartwarming middle grade story of 2020. Elephant’s Girl had me from the beginning then blew me away with its satisfying … Continue reading

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PETS AND THEIR FAMOUS HUMANS

Famous humans always get noticed while their beloved pets stay out of sight. The humans presented here are not your current set of celebrities. Instead, PETS AND THEIR FAMOUS HUMANS is a look at 20 people who made a memorable … Continue reading

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MMGM for April 20, 2020

            HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK! Many of the recommendations below may have first come from that special guardian of the books. Thank you to all the librarians and support staff. You inspire those you serve! At ALWAYS in the … Continue reading

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AGATHA ODDLY—MURDER AT THE MUSEUM

This British import is back with a second mystery. To be honest, I had never read Book One—THE SECRET KEY—but I had no problem getting into this new adventure. Lena Jones was not an author I’d come across in all … Continue reading

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INTO THE CLOUDS

At an elevation of 28,251 feet, K2 is the second highest mountain in the world—surpassed only by Mt. Everest. Experts agree a climb to the ominous peak of K2 is a more difficult and dangerous climb. INTO THE CLOUDS is … Continue reading

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