Category Archives: Reading


The range of MG books this or any year is immense. You’ll find literary masterpieces right next to silly bare thin plots. Both are needed. Book publishers do a good job of making sure their title list contains books for … Continue reading

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That is… besides my own who still lives in the same house where I grew up. The moms I’m referring to are the fictional moms in middle grade books. With Mother’s Day this weekend, I’m here to give recognition to … Continue reading

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Favorite Middle Grade Reading Moments 2015 & a Giveaway

This past year I’ve posted more than 60 reviews of middle grade books and read many more. With the new year just a wink away, its time to present my coveted golden cup award. Okay, I got it at a … Continue reading

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Middle Grade News

It’s been a busy month for me as I finish up final edits on four manuscripts. I won’t go into the messy details that got me into this way of writing because I have other news to share. The annual … Continue reading

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MG Book Drop

I’ve been reading a ton of books this summer and finally have the upper hand on my TBR list that extended into early last year. Some were finds in the library that got returned after the three week checkout. The … Continue reading

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Who is our audience?

I write and read Middle Grade books… a lot. When I finish reading a book my thoughts focus on who should be its next reader. A student? A neighborhood boy or girl? Sometimes neither when I take a stack to … Continue reading

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I’m thrilled to be a part of the celebration for this new book by Diana Peterfreund. It sounds fantastic. Take a peek below for all the details!     Coming this April 28th, Diana’s first book for readers eight and … Continue reading

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