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JUST LIKE JACKIE

IT’S MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY The underpinning of this new novel is family and that’s a good thing. Life rarely gives us a perfect one and there are many families in this story to prove my point. Tough to the … Continue reading

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INNOVATORS and THE OREGON TRAIL

Here are two titles in Nomad’s Press BUILD IT YOURSELF series that are unique in their approach and presentation. INNOVATORS: THE STORIES BEHIND THE PEOPLE WHO SHAPED THE WORLD is about the products, processes, and improvements people created and implemented. … Continue reading

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INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS

It’s Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! Take an armless girl, a boy with Tourette’s who barks a lot, and another boy who is overweight and you have a story that is both funny and memorable. Aven, Connor, and Zion are the … Continue reading

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GREETINGS FROM WITNESS PROTECTION!

Today’s bonus review is a cover that grabbed be from the get go: The book jacket blurb had me anxious to immerse myself in the story: The marshals are looking for the perfect girl to join a mother, father, and … Continue reading

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AMINA’S VOICE

Happy Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! In just two days the Cybil’s awards will be announced. I was honored to be on the five member judging panel for Middle Grade Fiction. I’ve now read all seven nominees. Last year I reviewed … Continue reading

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EARTH, WIND, FIRE, AND RAIN

If you were expecting a post about the iconic musical group adding some rain to their band, you won’t find it here. What you will discover is another fantastic Mystery and Mayhem title written with flare by author Judy Dodge … Continue reading

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THE NOCTURNALS: THE HIDDEN KINGDOM

If you haven’t caught one of the titles in this middle grade series, have no worries as they each read well on their own. First up in 2016 were THE MYSTERIOUS ABDUCTIONS followed by THE OMINOUS EYE. Last year came … Continue reading

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