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A HAPPY HOLIDAY MMGM THANK YOU!

What a year for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! A total of 40 bloggers joined us the past twelve months. I’ve listed the 37 below who still have a home on the web. Visit them during the holidays for a look … Continue reading

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LOUISIANA’S WAY HOME

Kate DiCamillo always has a great main character in her books. She also makes sure to have rich secondary-characters, ones you’d welcome if they ever had their own story. And so, Louisiana Elefante, a friend of Raymie Nightingale (the title … Continue reading

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MIDDLE GRADE in the NEWS 11/29/18

Here are a few news and special feature articles I’ve enjoyed recently: I haven’t started my holiday shopping yet so this list of BOOKS FOR EVERY YOUNGSTER ON YOUR GIFT LIST was a big help. Here is an enlightening and … Continue reading

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DACTYL HILL SQUAD

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! I give out yearly reading surveys to find out what types of books kids like. The past few years has brought the same answers: Fantasy, Humor, and Contemporary. A response for historical fiction … Continue reading

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MMGM for 10/15/18

                    A big smile this week to all the MG posts. ALWAYS in the MIDDLE has SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT—the first of many reviews I’ll have on a variety of creepy and scary books. Come back for more in the next two … 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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SPOOKED!

I’m batting last in the blog tour line-up, and couldn’t be more pleased to have the final words on SPOOKED! and its arrival for all to enjoy. Just what is real and what is made up? Our youth are growing … Continue reading

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