Category Archives: New Release

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2018

Coming up next Monday is  a Merry Christmas Marvelous Middle Grade Monday. I’ll have the Golden Cup Awards revealing my favorite moments from MG books. There’s also a giveaway of two $25 Amazon gift cards (Get the gift you really … Continue reading

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CROSSING THE LINE for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

On July 27, 1919 Eugene Williams, an African American teenager, was stoned to death by white men when his raft crossed the line to the whites only beach. It set off what is known as the Chicago race riots. This … Continue reading

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A MYSTERY FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

The fascinating history of this man-powered submarine is told in just enough detail to peak the interest of  middle grade kids. The Hunley was designed to attack Union ships during the Civil War. It’s history was short with many missions … Continue reading

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A Chat with Author Jeannie Mobley

Jeannie Mobley, author of the new historical novel, BOBBY LEE CLAREMONT AND THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT, joins me today and has graciously offered to answer a few questions.  The story line and time period of this novel sure pulled me in … Continue reading

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THE WORLD’S GREATEST ADVENTURE MACHINE for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Four kids. One ride. And an adventure that will have you flipping the pages. Told in third person, we get to know Trevor, Cameron, Devin, and Nika as they embark on this unique ride. Each of these kids has an … Continue reading

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TOTO—THE DOG-GONE AMAZING STORY OF THE WIZARD OF OZ

I still remember the first time I saw the movie huddled around the television with my sisters and Mom…a bowl of popcorn within reach. It was mesmerizing to watch the tale unfold. L. Frank Baum wrote 14 books in the … Continue reading

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BLOG TOUR STOP for Tommy Greenwald’s THE REAL US

Seeing the name TOMMY GREENWALD always brings a smile to my face. Yes, I love his books—reviewed three of them on my blog—but what really causes my grin is what happened in the Fall of 2011. I’d read CHARLIE JOE … Continue reading

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