Tag Archives: Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

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

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

THE ONE GOOD THING ABOUT AMERICA for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Living in America after fleeing another country is full of challenges. Just ask Anaïs who arrives in the U.S. from Africa with her mother and younger brother. She’s full of questions about the language, food, and strange customs we Americans … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

FAMILY GAME NIGHT… for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

This is the final day of posting a review based on a middle grade kid’s recommendation. I’ll give the targeted MG audience another round of suggesting books at a later date, but right now my books to read and review … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments

STORY THIEVES—SECRET ORIGINS for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The third installment of the Story Thieves series had me puzzled at its conclusion. If this was a trilogy, why weren’t all the plot points neatly wrapped up on the final pages? I must have missed the memo because this … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments