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SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! As The Middle Grade World Turns. There should be another genre of books called MG soap opera. More and more of these family dramas appear each month. You’ll find stories about divorce, death … Continue reading

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SPUTNIK’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH

Welcome to another Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! Today I present the fourth book in my quest to provide support to past titles. I call it The Nurturing of Middle Grade Books. My other favorites included CLUTCH, THE UNEXPECTED LIFE OF … Continue reading

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THE GIRL WITH MORE THAN ONE HEART

The loss of a parent at any age is traumatic. But when you’ve always been Dad’s little girl, it is especially tough for 13-year-old Briana. Her dad passed away suddenly from a rare heart condition. She lost both a father … Continue reading

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LITTLE ORANGE HONEY HOOD

A Carolina folktale comes to life in this story that is part Brother’s Grimm and part Little Red Riding Hood. Never trust an alligator as young Blossom journeys through the river swampland. Her goal is to deliver mosquito-fever medicine to … Continue reading

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DRAGON RIDER—The Griffin’s Feather

Last month I reviewed the first DRAGON RIDER book. This second installment took more than a decade to arrive and what I found reflecting back on both books is a passionate love of animals, the good in people, and the … Continue reading

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THE SWEETEST SOUND

Today I present the third book in my quest to provide support to past titles. I call it The Nurturing of Middle Grade Books. The last time I saw this book featured was last February on Suzanne Warr’s blog. Cadence has … Continue reading

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THE UNEXPECTED LIFE OF OLIVER CROMWELL PITTS

Welcome to another Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! Today I present the second book in my quest to provide support to past titles. I call it The Nurturing of Middle Grade Books. *********************** I have a confession to make (head down; … Continue reading

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