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A picture book on ALWAYS in the MIDDLE? What’s gotten into me? Well, this fun title really is part picture book. It has a separate word for every letter of the alphabet accompanied by a short rhyming description. Pushing this … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Good morning class. Your assignment is to read chapters one through five in your Judicial History textbook, answer the questions at the end of each chapter, and summarize how a case is heard … Continue reading

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BONE’S GIFT by Angie Smibert

Welcome to the fifth day for BONE’S GIFT Blog Tour! The story is the first in a three book series. The setting pulls you in from the start—a Virginia coal-mining town in 1942, where the horrors and realities of World War … Continue reading

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It’s another MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! I’ll be honest. I hate prologues. That made the first moments of my time with SPAMLY WARTHINGTON like I’d made a wrong turn. Thirteen pages in I finally reached chapter one and all was … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa. The name alone brings images to mind of the iconic painting. This second story in the fantasy/sci-fi Lucy Nightingale Adventure Series capitalizes on the aura surrounding the artistic masterpiece. Book one, The Crystal Navigator,  (2014) also has a … Continue reading

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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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The Great Blue Heron is an elegant and peaceful creature. The same can be said for PHOEBE’S HERON, a new book set in 1900 Denver and the mountains to the west. Young Phoebe is a girl with many worries. Her … Continue reading

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