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ZACK DELACRUZ UPSTAGED

Zack Delacruz returns in this series set in San Antonio. It began with ME AND MY BIG MOUTH in 2015 and JUST MY LUCK the following year. This time around sixth grade continues to be a challenge for Zack and … Continue reading

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SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID OF GHOSTS

Sam doesn’t want to be known as a Scaredy-Cat. Unfortunately, he gets off to a terrible start when his first attempt at showing his true bravery goes horribly wrong. But he has a second plan to turn the tide and … Continue reading

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Skulduggery Pleasant

Ever hear of it? Me neither, until Harpers 360 suggested this was a must read. A little research led to the reasons this novel published eleven years ago had a less than stellar start in the United States. Irish Author, … 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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BOBS AND TWEETS—Trick or Tweet

Earlier this month a third grade teacher asked me if I knew of any Halloween books she could read out loud to her class. I drew a blank. “Um…I’ll get back to you on that one.” Turns out I had … Continue reading

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THE BOOKSHOP GIRL

Welcome to another MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! This title was first released by Scholastic in 2017. This 2018 version from Peachtree Publishers has a new illustrator, with Poly Bernatene adding his own visual feast to accompany the story. For those … Continue reading

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THE LEGEND OF GREG

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! No, this isn’t my new autobiography. Instead what I’ve been carrying around for a month is a new book by Chris Rylander. I previously laughed my way through his contemporary THE FOURTH STALL. … Continue reading

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