Tag Archives: Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

MMGM for May 18, 2020

  Stock up for Summer Reading! Click on a happy book to reach a blogger’s post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of THE DAY I WAS ERASED by Lisa Thompson. June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, Writing, … Continue reading

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THE DAY I WAS ERASED

SCHOLASTIC brings this interesting UK title to the states on June 2nd and it’s one young readers will enjoy. The main character, Maxwell Beckett, is not the most likeable person to be around. Case in point: Teachers spend a lot … Continue reading

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MMGM for May 11, 2020

  A thumbs up this week to all our MMGM bloggers. Click on a May flower to read what they have to say. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of Book 4 in the Explorer Academy series—THE … Continue reading

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Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes

It’s hard to believe the fourth book in this appealing adventure series has hit the shelves. It was less than two years ago when I featured The Nebula Secret, an exciting debut for National Geographic into the world of MG … Continue reading

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MORE THAN MARMALADE

You may know Paddington Bear from one of the many books featuring the iconic character or perhaps from two successful featured films (Paddington in 2014 and Paddington 2 in 2017). What will most likely be new to fans is the … Continue reading

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Elephant’s Girl

Tornadoes, a girl with a mysterious past, ghostly visits, and of course elephants combine to bring the most engaging and heartwarming middle grade story of 2020. Elephant’s Girl had me from the beginning then blew me away with its satisfying … Continue reading

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MMGM for April 20, 2020

            HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK! Many of the recommendations below may have first come from that special guardian of the books. Thank you to all the librarians and support staff. You inspire those you serve! At ALWAYS in the … Continue reading

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AGATHA ODDLY—MURDER AT THE MUSEUM

This British import is back with a second mystery. To be honest, I had never read Book One—THE SECRET KEY—but I had no problem getting into this new adventure. Lena Jones was not an author I’d come across in all … Continue reading

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MMGM for April 13, 2020

                  Four U.S. Presidents were born in the month of April, including Thomas Jefferson born on this date in 1743. While you let that sink in enjoy these outstanding posts from our MMGM family. Click on a gold star … Continue reading

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Misadventures of a Magician’s Son

There’s nothing like a little magical escapism to chase away the bad news in the world. Middle school is hard enough, but more so for Alex. He’s in a new town after his famous magician father passed away attempting to … Continue reading

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