Tag Archives: MG book reviews

A BABYSITTER’S GUIDE TO MONSTER HUNTING for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The world of babysitting has never seen this much fun, excitement, and under your bed scariness. Who knew those monsters lurking in the minds of preschoolers would make a great idea for a middle grade series. Kelly is thirteen and … Continue reading

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

WELCOME TO THE WONDERLAND–Beach Party Surf Monkey for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

P.T. (named after P.T. Barnum) returns as the hilarious narrator in the second book in the WELCOME TO WONDERLAND series. Earlier this year I raved about Book #1—Home Sweet Motel. This is a totally new wacky adventure and reading the … Continue reading

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

FELIX Yz for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I try to keep a pulse on what agents, editors, and book publishers are looking for in new stories. Reading their blogs, web pages, and tweets can often give me insights (See Manuscript Wish List). Specifically in MG, here is … Continue reading

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

THE ETHAN I WAS BEFORE for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Earlier this year I won a copy of THE ETHAN I WAS BEFORE at Literary Rambles. Be sure to check out the site as it is one of my favorites with frequent giveaways, author/agent interviews, and great advice for writers. … Continue reading

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

5 WORLDS: THE SAND WARRIOR for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

A reluctant reader once told me the reason he didn’t like to read books was it took too long to turn the page. What he meant to say was slogging through 250 words without any visual treats equated to torture. … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

LUCKY BROKEN GIRL for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I’ve read more books about diverse characters and their stories of immigration this year than I had the previous four years combined. And that’s a good thing. This story is unique in that it is based on an experience the … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

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

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

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

CALL ME SUNFLOWER for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

It’s been two years since Miriam Spitzer Franklin’s debut novel, EXTRAORDINARY, was released. This month her much anticipated second novel hits the shelves, CALL ME SUNFLOWER. To celebrate this occasion I have a giveaway: One lucky person will win a … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

THE NOCTURNALS: THE FALLEN STAR for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, a loud-mouthed sugar glider are back for their third adventure as the Nocturnal Brigade. You may recall my review of book #1: THE MYSTERIOUS ABDUCTIONS , a fun story for … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments