Category Archives: New Release

THE GIRL WITH MORE THAN ONE HEART

The loss of a parent at any age is traumatic. But when you’ve always been Dad’s little girl, it is especially tough for 13-year-old Briana. Her dad passed away suddenly from a rare heart condition. She lost both a father … Continue reading

Posted in Middle Grade Book Reviews, New Release, Reviews | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

LITTLE ORANGE HONEY HOOD

A Carolina folktale comes to life in this story that is part Brother’s Grimm and part Little Red Riding Hood. Never trust an alligator as young Blossom journeys through the river swampland. Her goal is to deliver mosquito-fever medicine to … Continue reading

Posted in New Release, Reviews | Tagged , | 2 Comments

DRAGON RIDER—The Griffin’s Feather

Last month I reviewed the first DRAGON RIDER book. This second installment took more than a decade to arrive and what I found reflecting back on both books is a passionate love of animals, the good in people, and the … Continue reading

Posted in Middle Grade Book Reviews, New Release, Reviews | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

AL CAPONE THROWS ME A CURVE

IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Moose Flanagan is back and his fans are cheering. Moose first showed up in Al CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS (2004), then AL CAPONE SHINES MY SHOES (2009), and finally AL CAPONE DOES MY HOMEWORK … Continue reading

Posted in New Release, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

THE TRUTH AS TOLD BY MASON BUTTLE

WELCOME TO MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! I’m tired of bullies. Both in real life and in fiction. I was about to pass on this story until I saw the author’s name—Leslie Connor. Her special way of creating an endearing character … Continue reading

Posted in New Release, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

THE MARVELOUS ADVENTURES OF GWENDOLYN GRAY

WELCOME TO MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Book covers are there to convince you to read a story. A great cover can also provide visual hints to the plot. This new fantasy tale (Due out this week) succeeds on both counts … Continue reading

Posted in New Release, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

WHATSHISFACE by Gordon Korman

IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Be sure to also check back this Thursday for  my interview with Kathi Appelt and the tenth anniversary of her Newbery Honor book, THE UNDERNEATH. A huge giveaway, too!) But first enjoy today’s review: … Continue reading

Posted in New Release, Reviews | Tagged , , | 5 Comments