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MAGNUS CHASE and the GODS of ASGARD: THE SHIP OF THE DEAD

It’s MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! We come to the final book in this epic North Mythology series. Magnus is 16 and I would have put his character solidly in the YA category. But rules are made to be broken and … Continue reading

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EVOLUTION—HOW LIFE ADAPTS TO A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

This science title will have STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fans cheering. Filled with interesting facts, essential questions, and interactive projects, EVOLUTION is a must have for classrooms and home. Here’s the official blurb from Nomad Press: Why do humans … Continue reading

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THE SEARCH FOR THE LOST PROPHECY for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I featured the first book in the Horace j. Edwards and the Time Keepers series last Friday. THE SECRET OF THE SCARAB BEETLE kicked things off with a trip to ancient Egypt. The time travel mystery continues with THE SEARCH … Continue reading

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THE SECRET OF THE SCARAB BEETLE

This first book in the HORACE j. EDWARDS and the TIME KEEPERS series came out last year. I’m featuring it today in anticipation of my review next week on Marvelous Middle Grade Monday of Book Two: THE SEARCH FOR THE … Continue reading

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CHILDREN OF REFUGE for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Here is the second book in the sci-fi thriller CHILDREN OF EXILE series. The first book by that name came out last year and was high on my to read list. I just never got to it. I decided to … Continue reading

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HOW TO ACE THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE

The official study guide is now in its fifth edition and 2017’s version brings the first update since 2012. You don’t have to be a Bee participant to enjoy this book. The middle section includes over 40 pages of sample … 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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