Category Archives: New Release

SNOOPY CANNONBALL!

It’s amazing that the first Peanut’s strip appeared on October 2, 1950 in seven newspapers. Now 72 years later the group feels like old friends.The creator of Peanuts would have turned 100 years old tomorrow (November 26). What better way … Continue reading

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PIECE BY PIECE

I’m more than pleased to be today’s tour stop for Piece By Piece with my featured review of this new title, but first a big thank you to Blue Slip Media (Instagram; Facebook) and Amazon Publishing (Instagram; Twitter) for including … Continue reading

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My Very Very…Silly Book of Games

There’s nothing like summer vacation to set the mood soaring for any middle grader. They can’t wait for days of sleeping in, maybe swimming, bike riding, fishing, or getting to see friends and relatives more. The excitement can lessen and … Continue reading

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JENNIFER CHAN is NOT ALONE

IT’S MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! “Treat others how you want to be treated.” I first heard that phrase from my dad after I’m sure I had done something stupid. The importance of that learning for me and others often takes … Continue reading

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SIR FIG NEWTON AND THE SCIENCE OF PERSISTENCE

Welcome to Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! A science loving girl and her diabetes stricken cat, bring new meaning to friendship and family in this debut. Mira is 12-years-old and the summer before seventh grade is going downhill quick. Her beloved … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS

Things don’t usually come to a screeching halt at the RAT, also known as Ridgewood Arts & Technical School, Ridgewood City’s most prestigious progressive institution. But that’s what happens when Headmistress Hardaway interrupts class and announces, “A scandal has rocked … Continue reading

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HONESTLY ELLIOTT

I’ve enjoyed several middle grade novels by author Gillian McDunn. Back in 2019 it was CATERPILLAR SUMMER followed by last year’s THESE UNLUCKY STARS. Ms. McDunn’s focus is always on the main character trying to understand themselves in a world … Continue reading

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VIOLETS ARE BLUE

Twelve-year-old Wren has a growing amount of drama smothering her up at every turn. Her parents have divorced and now Dad lives in Brooklyn with a new wife and twin babies. Mom is a nurse who decides moving to a … Continue reading

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THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF AFRICAN ANIMALS Blog Tour

Welcome to the Ultimate Book of African Animals Blog Tour! Looking to get away? Spend the week on a virtual safari with Emmy Award-Winning Filmmakers Beverly and Dereck Joubert as your guides! Featuring exclusive excerpts from their latest title, Ultimate … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING TOGETHER

The sequel to SECOND DAD SUMMER stands on its own if you haven’t read the first. I reviewed the initial story in July, 2020. It was an enjoyable time spent with young Jeremiah and his split family. With EVERYTHING TOGETHER, … Continue reading

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