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THE EPIC FAIL of ARTURO ZAMORA for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The importance of family is vividly portrayed as Arturo tells the story of life in a Cuban-American community. Seventh grade thirteen year old boys have changing interests and Arturo is having a tough time with his sudden infatuation with Carmen, … Continue reading

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THE EXPLORERS: THE DOOR IN THE ALLEY for Marvelous Middle Grade EXTRA

I am pleased to be a part of the two-month long blog tour (That’s right two months!) for THE EXPLORERS: THE DOOR IN THE ALLEY. Next week the tour continues at these fine blogs: May 15 Librarians Quest May 16 … Continue reading

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ARMSTRONG & CHARLIE for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

You know you’ve read a great book… …because you’re sad to have it end, …because it’s a contemporary story with heart, …because it was set in the 1970s, …because the theme of racial tension shows how far we haven’t progressed, … Continue reading

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FIVE DAYS OF FAMOUS

Day two of my KIDS RECOMMEND books. The MG books I choose to review come from authors, publishers, contests, and libraries. I only post ones I can recommend. Of course the MG books I enjoy might not be the favorites … Continue reading

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EDDIE RED UNDERCOVER—DOOM AT GRANT’S TOMB

This week for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday kicks off a special three book set of reviews. Read on to learn why… The MG books I review come from authors, publishers, contests, and libraries. I only post reviews of books I … Continue reading

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JED and the JUNKYARD WAR for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

This debut novel has one of the more creative portals to another world. Forget about going to the attic. Jed finds his in the form of a tunnel in the back of the dishwasher. The thought even had me looking … Continue reading

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THE ONLY ROAD for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The topics of border walls and immigration have flooded newscasts and social media this past year. Opinions are  strong. THE ONLY ROAD delves into the issue from the other side of the border–actually two borders. It’s about a family making … Continue reading

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