Tag Archives: female protagonists

SNOW LANE

IT”S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Are more PG-13 type words creeping into Middle Grade books? I believe so. Except for the big F-bomb, I’ve seen just about ever other swear word in stories for 8-13 year-olds the past year. … Continue reading

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ODDITY

This just in from the New Mexico Department of Tourism: Oddity is a work of fiction. You will not find blurmonsters, zombie rabbits, or aliens in our fine state (well, that last one is up for debate). Mannequins are no … Continue reading

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JUST LIKE JACKIE

IT’S MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY The underpinning of this new novel is family and that’s a good thing. Life rarely gives us a perfect one and there are many families in this story to prove my point. Tough to the … Continue reading

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INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS

It’s Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! Take an armless girl, a boy with Tourette’s who barks a lot, and another boy who is overweight and you have a story that is both funny and memorable. Aven, Connor, and Zion are the … Continue reading

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GREETINGS FROM WITNESS PROTECTION!

Today’s bonus review is a cover that grabbed be from the get go: The book jacket blurb had me anxious to immerse myself in the story: The marshals are looking for the perfect girl to join a mother, father, and … Continue reading

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AMINA’S VOICE

Happy Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! In just two days the Cybil’s awards will be announced. I was honored to be on the five member judging panel for Middle Grade Fiction. I’ve now read all seven nominees. Last year I reviewed … Continue reading

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ELLIE, ENGINEER

Ellie is a tool belt wielding girl who is always planning her next project. She’s an engineer in the making and a great one, too. That career choice will for sure come later. For now Ellie wants to build a … Continue reading

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