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THE DREADFUL TALE OF PROSPER REDDING for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

It’s Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! This new fantasy adventure features a twelve-year-old boy with the most unusual name: Prosperity Oceanus Redding. He prefers to go by Prosper. What he really prefers is to get rid of the demon living inside … Continue reading

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TOLETIS FOR MMGM’s Brand New Year

Happy New Year to all. After a year of reading books where young protagonists face so many heartbreaking challenges, it was a pleasure to sit back during the holiday season and enjoy this quiet tale. First written in Spanish and … Continue reading

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MAGNUS CHASE and the GODS of ASGARD: THE SHIP OF THE DEAD

It’s MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! We come to the final book in this epic North Mythology series. Magnus is 16 and I would have put his character solidly in the YA category. But rules are made to be broken and … Continue reading

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THE LOSERS CLUB for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The newest book from Andrew Clements turns into a celebration of books. There have been MG novels about kids who hate to read (Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading), but this is about Alec, a boy who loves to … Continue reading

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SUPERSTAR for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Autism Spectrum Disorder is an often-misunderstood condition, especially if you’ve never known someone who lives under its umbrella. The problem lies in the middle word—Spectrum. Autism may include social, communication, and behavioral challenges, but they can range from mild to … Continue reading

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CALEB and KIT For Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Cystic Fibrosis. The name even sounds scary. I knew the disease was progressive and causes difficulty in breathing and in other organs. According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry, in the United States: More than 30,000 people are living … Continue reading

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GUARDIANS OF THE GRYPHON’S CLAW for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

This enticing new series features a young boy, Sam London, who appears to be connected in some way to mythical creatures. A dream sends him off  to discover the meaning and he gets a brief first meeting with the majestic … Continue reading

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