Tag Archives: female protagonists

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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RUNNING on the ROOF of the WORLD

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! This novel was previously released in the UK in 2017 and this week it arrives in the states with a new cover. Trust me, it’s much better than the original cover. The story … Continue reading

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MONA LISA’S GHOST

Mona Lisa. The name alone brings images to mind of the iconic painting. This second story in the fantasy/sci-fi Lucy Nightingale Adventure Series capitalizes on the aura surrounding the artistic masterpiece. Book one, The Crystal Navigator,¬† (2014) also has a … Continue reading

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PHOEBE’S HERON

The Great Blue Heron is an elegant and peaceful creature. The same can be said for PHOEBE’S HERON, a new book set in 1900 Denver and the mountains to the west. Young Phoebe is a girl with many worries. Her … Continue reading

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