Category Archives: New Release


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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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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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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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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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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