Category Archives: New Release

SOLVING FOR M

IT”S ANOTHER EDITION OF MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY AND MY FEATURED REVIEW OF SOLVING FOR M by Jennifer Swender. Math, Mika, Mom, Melanoma. Those four ‘M’ words wrap themselves around an intriguing and heartfelt plot. When Mika starts fifth grade … Continue reading

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BOBS AND TWEETS SCOUT CAMP!

School revs up for many very soon.  It’s also a time when new readers of middle grade books begin to poke around at the titles.  I inevitably get the concerned question from a parent.: My 7 or 8 year old … Continue reading

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THE ORANGUTAN RESCUE GANG

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! I’m having an Orangutan summer. I reviewed UNDAUNTED last month, the non-fiction story of scientist Birute Mary Galdikas and her efforts to save orangutans in Borneo. Today I’m featuring a new fiction title … Continue reading

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THE GIRL WHO SAILED THE STARS

Welcome to Day Three of the Blog Tour for THE GIRL WHO SAILED THE STARS June 17 – 4dogsandanurse – Review + Playlist June 18 – Two Points of Interest – Review June 19 – Always in the Middle – … Continue reading

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Return of the Evening Star

IT’S ANOTHER EDITION OF MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY and a FEATURED REVIEW of RETURN OF THE EVENING STAR by DIANE RIOS THE OFFICIAL PLOT: A mysterious hospital deep in the Oregon woods is sending marauding ambulances into the countryside, looking … Continue reading

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THE ROOT OF MAGIC

IT”S ANOTHER EDITION OF MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Exactly what is going on in the small town known as Kismet, Maine? Willow, her mom, and little brother, Wisp, find themselves stuck there during a bad snowstorm. The townspeople—at least the … Continue reading

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PIE in the SKY

IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Moving is never easy, but moving to a different country where you don’t understand the language is doubly difficult. Jingwen, his younger brother, and Mom have made the move to Australia. The one person … Continue reading

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