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Skulduggery Pleasant—Seasons of War

I featured the first book in the series 18 months ago (Skulduggery Pleasant). It’s a wildly imaginative big world adventure featuring a girl and her skeleton companion—perfect for upper middle grade with great characters and plot. Book one was released … Continue reading

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An ALWAYS in the MIDDLE Celebration

Earlier this month I published my 1,000th post! It’s been 8 years, over 600 reviews and I’ve made connections to  the most wonderful group of bloggers, authors, and middle graders. I am truly blessed to have such a platform. A … Continue reading

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WE ARE POWER

Growing up in our present day world is full of challenges. The non-stop “Breaking News” cycle leaves tweens and teens with only one conclusion: The world is a violent place. Conflicts escalate to a point where people are physically hurt … Continue reading

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MMGM for May 4, 2020

                        May the Fourth be With You. Click on a May bouquet to reach a blogger’s post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of MORE THAN MARMALADE by  Rosanne Tolin, the fascinating story about the life … Continue reading

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Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes BLOG TOUR + HUGE GIVEAWAY!

Welcome Back to the Explorer Academy! AND… The Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes by Trudi Trueit on March 17th, blogs across the web are featuring a National Geographic Explorer who inspired The Explorer Academy, … Continue reading

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WHAT IF SOLDIERS FOUGHT WITH PILLOWS?

The title gets one thinking, but the statement on the back cover is what made me happy to be spending time inside the pages of this book: What if to make the world you want… you must first imagine what … Continue reading

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MMGM for March 23, 2020

                  It’s Springtime. A time to SPRING into some great reviews and features. Click on each Spring logo to see what’s offered. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have IN THE RED by Christopher Swiedler. June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, … Continue reading

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