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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS’ DAY

At least it is here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE because I have two enticing new books from NGK to tell you about. First up is ZEUS THE MIGHTY—The Trials of Hairy-Clees, the third book in this fiction series. I … Continue reading

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KEEPING IT REAL

Paula Chase, the acclaimed author of So Done, Dough Boys, and Turning Point, explores betrayal, conformity, and forgiveness—and what it means to be family—in this timely and memorable stand-alone novel. Marigold was the only black kid at her fancy private school until scholarship … Continue reading

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AN OCCASIONALLY HAPPY FAMILY

I’ve been getting quite a few requests from parents and boys looking for books with male protagonists. I have three good ones to share beginning with today’s review of AN OCCASIONALLY HAPPY FAMILY. Theo is 13 and the narrator of … Continue reading

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Weird but True! OCEAN

Dive into these fishy facts: Did you know that the prehistoric shark, megalodon, had jaws so big that it could swallow a car? Or that goats, pigs, dogs, cats, and even an alpaca have all learned how to surf? And … Continue reading

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MMGM for June 7, 2021

A different look. I’m rather overbooked this week and am having to set this post up on the road. Click the blog or blogger’s name to reach their post. ================================================================ ALWAYS in the MIDDLE—TAKING UP SPACE by Alyson Gerber Completely … Continue reading

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SHOE WARS

Meet Ruby and Bear. Their dad has just invented the most amazing thing ever — flying shoes! But his horrible boss Wendy Wedge knows that entering flying shoes will guarantee the Golden Shoe Award, and she will do anything to … Continue reading

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EARTH BOY

A new original graphic novel from the team behind the New York Times bestselling Plants vs. Zombies comics, Paul Tobin and Ron Chan! Benson, young teen boy with dreams of venturing into space and becoming a Galactic Ranger, is given … Continue reading

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ENSNARED IN THE WOLF’S LAIR

Most of us have probably had several history classes that covered Hitler and his regime in World War II. But buried deep in the facts are atrocities we never learned about. Ensnared in the Wolf’s Lair is a sad story … Continue reading

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It’s A Numbers Game! Baseball BOOK BLAST

To celebrate the release of It’s A Numbers Game! Baseball by James Buckley, Jr., and foreword by Cincinnati Reds’ Pitcher Sean Doolittle on February 2nd, as well as Pi Day on 3/14 and the start of Baseball season, blogs across … Continue reading

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THE TIGER’S NEST

On an island nation in the Indian Ocean, the explorers venture through a vast underwater world and take part in a friendly robotics competition. But the tides of good fortune change quickly. Suddenly, Team Cousteau jumps into action to rescue … Continue reading

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