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THINGS THAT SURPRISE YOU for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Welcome to MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY. I’m reviewing this smart new title sure to please readers. But first there are two giveaway opportunities: ******************************** Giveaway at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE: One lucky winner will receive a copy of THINGS THAT … Continue reading

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THE WARDEN’S DAUGHTER for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I’m off and running into my sixth year at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE. The winners of my Anniversary Giveaway of a book and gift card are: KATHLEEN BURKINSHAW (I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS) ROSI HOLLINBECK (MOON SHADOW) MICHAEL GETTEL-GILMARTIN (POSTED) … 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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I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

1969 will forever be a year that epitomizes what America was all about back then and how we would look at the future. The famous musical festival Woodstock took place on a New York farm with nearly a half million … Continue reading

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REVENGE OF THE GREEN BANANA for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I was ready for some lighter reading after a summer of heavy duty 300+ page middle grade monstrosities. A story about Jim Murphy’s sixth grade year at St. Stephen’s Elementary School in 1958 Kearny, New Jersey was the perfect remedy. … Continue reading

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MOON SHADOW for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

When I began reading this book a sense of dread hovered over me. I felt myself trapped in  another MG mini-drama filled with divorce, broken friendships, and confused feelings. But wait…a bit of magic saved the day. The magic here … Continue reading

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BEYOND THE DOORS for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I previously reviewed David Neilsen’s deliciously creepy DR. FELL AND THE PLAYGROUND OF DOOM. This new story may not be quite as creepy, but the level of mystery is off the charts. Doors don’t sound all too interesting, but when … Continue reading

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