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PIRATE BLUNDERBEARD—WORST. PIRATE. EVER.

Blunderbeard is a boy pirate in a family of pirates. He’s more of an inventor than a reckless scoundrel of the seas and loves cupcakes. A Pirate of the Year competition is the worst possible place for him to show … Continue reading

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DANGER TASTES DREADFUL

Ben Langhinrichs is a past contributor to Marvelous Middle Grade Monday, and now he has a new middle grade series which gets a promising start with Danger Tastes Dreadful. The short length (136 pages) is something I’ve been clamoring for … Continue reading

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End of the Year Clean-up

I’ve been busy preparing a list of Middle Grade favorites for 2018. Next Monday I’ll reveal my picks in fifteen different categories. My other task has been tidying up piles, in particular the many unrequested books that come my way. … Continue reading

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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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