Category Archives: New Release

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

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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

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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

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OUR NATION’S DOCUMENTS

New this month from the timely folks at TIME FOR KIDS is a look at the words that have shaped our country. With politics in the news every minute of the day, children are taking an increased interest in the … Continue reading

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MICKEY MALLOY WONDER BOY!

WELCOME TO MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! When author Laurisa White Reyes asked me to review her newest book, MICKEY MALLOY WONDER BOY!, I jumped at the chance. I knew Laura as the moderator of Middle Grade Mania and also as … Continue reading

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KIDS AND PLEASURE READING

Are you frustrated with the lack of pleasure reading your tweens or teens are doing? Parents and teachers have all heard the excuses: I have too much homework. I’d rather play sports. There aren’t any books I like. I’ll just … Continue reading

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TRY THIS! EXTREME

Science lovers beware. You are going to have a blast with this book. Filled with 50 experiments you can try out at home or school, be prepared to learn in a fun hands-on way. The experiments are grouped under seven … Continue reading

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