Category Archives: New Release

JOURNEY OF THE PALE BEAR

The year is 1251, perhaps 1252, and the King of Norway gives the King of England a Royal Bear as a gift. The bear did arrive and lived many years in the menageries of the Tower of London. This much … Continue reading

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GARBAGE ISLAND

Welcome to another MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY and the first stop on the GARBAGE ISLAND BLOG TOUR! You’ll find more about this title in the coming weeks at these other blogs: Tue 10/2             Miss Marple’s Musings Wed 10/3           Inkygirl Thu … Continue reading

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THE GIRL WITH MORE THAN ONE HEART

The loss of a parent at any age is traumatic. But when you’ve always been Dad’s little girl, it is especially tough for 13-year-old Briana. Her dad passed away suddenly from a rare heart condition. She lost both a father … Continue reading

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LITTLE ORANGE HONEY HOOD

A Carolina folktale comes to life in this story that is part Brother’s Grimm and part Little Red Riding Hood. Never trust an alligator as young Blossom journeys through the river swampland. Her goal is to deliver mosquito-fever medicine to … Continue reading

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DRAGON RIDER—The Griffin’s Feather

Last month I reviewed the first DRAGON RIDER book. This second installment took more than a decade to arrive and what I found reflecting back on both books is a passionate love of animals, the good in people, and the … Continue reading

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AL CAPONE THROWS ME A CURVE

IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Moose Flanagan is back and his fans are cheering. Moose first showed up in Al CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS (2004), then AL CAPONE SHINES MY SHOES (2009), and finally AL CAPONE DOES MY HOMEWORK … Continue reading

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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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