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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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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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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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MILLA TAKES CHARGE

Here’s the first book in the promising new Daring Dreamers Club series. That’s Milla in the middle, and the story centers around her quest to go on the annual fifth grade overnight¬† adventure camp trip. Her moms are a bit … Continue reading

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POSITIVELY izzy

I don’t read an enormous amount of graphic novels but for some young readers this is the only type of book they’ll pick up. It’s nice to be able to recommend a new one. Told in alternating viewpoints from two … Continue reading

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ROSETOWN

Author Cynthia Rylant wrote her first story way back in 1979. Since then there have been over a hundred more from toddler books and poetry to chapter books and middle grade fiction. She’s been honored with numerous awards. The Caldecot … Continue reading

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THE MARVELOUS ADVENTURES OF GWENDOLYN GRAY

WELCOME TO MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Book covers are there to convince you to read a story. A great cover can also provide visual hints to the plot. This new fantasy tale (Due out this week) succeeds on both counts … Continue reading

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