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JOURNEY OF THE PALE BEAR

The year is 1251, perhaps 1252, and the King of Norway gives the King of England a Royal Bear as a gift. The bear did arrive and lived many years in the menageries of the Tower of London. This much … Continue reading

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THE LEGEND OF GREG

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! No, this isn’t my new autobiography. Instead what I’ve been carrying around for a month is a new book by Chris Rylander. I previously laughed my way through his contemporary THE FOURTH STALL. … Continue reading

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24 HOURS IN NOWHERE

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Before I get to my featured review let me pause to celebrate. This past weekend was my 6th year blogging anniversary! I gave all the details in last Friday’s post. What better way … Continue reading

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SPUTNIK’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH

Welcome to another Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! Today I present the fourth book in my quest to provide support to past titles. I call it The Nurturing of Middle Grade Books. My other favorites included CLUTCH, THE UNEXPECTED LIFE OF … Continue reading

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DRAGON RIDER—The Griffin’s Feather

Last month I reviewed the first DRAGON RIDER book. This second installment took more than a decade to arrive and what I found reflecting back on both books is a passionate love of animals, the good in people, and the … Continue reading

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THE UNEXPECTED LIFE OF OLIVER CROMWELL PITTS

Welcome to another Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! Today I present the second book in my quest to provide support to past titles. I call it The Nurturing of Middle Grade Books. *********************** I have a confession to make (head down; … Continue reading

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SOME VERY MESSY MEDIEVAL MAGIC

This third book in the Adventures of Pete and Weasel is actually the first for me. I had heard about the series but could never fit it in to my busy review schedule. I’m glad to finally get a start … Continue reading

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THE TRUTH AS TOLD BY MASON BUTTLE

WELCOME TO MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! I’m tired of bullies. Both in real life and in fiction. I was about to pass on this story until I saw the author’s name—Leslie Connor. Her special way of creating an endearing character … Continue reading

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CLASS ACTION

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Good morning class. Your assignment is to read chapters one through five in your Judicial History textbook, answer the questions at the end of each chapter, and summarize how a case is heard … Continue reading

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SPAMLY WARTHINGTON (ALMOST) SECRET AGENT

It’s another MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! I’ll be honest. I hate prologues. That made the first moments of my time with SPAMLY WARTHINGTON like I’d made a wrong turn. Thirteen pages in I finally reached chapter one and all was … Continue reading

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