Category Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

Misadventures of a Magician’s Son

There’s nothing like a little magical escapism to chase away the bad news in the world. Middle school is hard enough, but more so for Alex. He’s in a new town after his famous magician father passed away attempting to … Continue reading

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NINA SONI, SISTER FIXER

I featured the first book in this series, Nina Soni, Former Best Friend, last October.  Nina is an Indian-American girl who lives with her parents and little sister. It’s a charming set of stories filled with Indian customs and food. … Continue reading

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CAMP CLIQUE

Girl Drama can be hurtful, tiring, and full of misunderstandings. No more so than in CAMP CLIQUE. Full of who is wearing what and details about the often privileged lives the girls in the bunk house have, the drama here … Continue reading

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THE WIZENARD SERIES—SEASON ONE

BACK COVER BLURB: Reggie has never felt destined for greatness. He dreams about basketball brilliance all day and night, but the hard truth is that he’s a benchwarmer for the West Bottom Badgers the worst team in the league. Even … Continue reading

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THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE

My favorite books by Rebecca Stead are without a doubt LIAR & SPY and WHEN YOU REACH ME. Would her new story, THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE, surpass those previous titles? Keep reading to find out. Gay … Continue reading

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WHAT IF SOLDIERS FOUGHT WITH PILLOWS?

The title gets one thinking, but the statement on the back cover is what made me happy to be spending time inside the pages of this book: What if to make the world you want… you must first imagine what … Continue reading

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IN THE RED

Earthlings are only in the planning stages to eventually send humans to Mars. What will it be like when a colony is set up there for the selected few to work and live? IN THE RED is set in the … Continue reading

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BLUE SKIES

WELCOME TO MY FEATURED REVIEW FOR MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! The 1940’s decade brings to mind thoughts of World War II, and when a book is set during this time period you anticipate reading specifically about the war torn years … Continue reading

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Pop Flies, Robo-Pets, and Other Disasters

Batter up! It’s another Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! I’ve read at least a dozen books the past ten years about the new kid at school. The story usually begins after the family has moved to a new state and community. … Continue reading

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THE BEST AT IT

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MONTH OF MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAYS! I’m starting off with a great contemporary story that has been on my reading pile for way too long. I couldn’t even recall how it got there. Then I did a … Continue reading

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