Tag Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

EXPLORER ACADEMY—THE DOUBLE HELIX

Book three in National Geographic’s Middle grade fiction series continues the story of twelve year old Cruz Coronado as a student at Explorer Academy. If you missed the first two installments, take a peek at my review of THE NEBULA … Continue reading

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MMGM for 10-28-2019

                      IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! I’m flipping the switch back to graphic icon mode. Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m reviewing I CAN MAKE THIS PROMISE by Christine Day. Dorine White at The Write Path features a … Continue reading

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I CAN MAKE THIS PROMISE

A welcome trend in plot lines among contemporary middle grade novels focuses on kids unsure about their family tree, especially in understanding those family members that came before them. I recently featured Some Places More Than Others, set mostly in … Continue reading

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NINA SONI, FORMER BEST FRIEND

This first book in the series introduces readers to a curious Indian-American girl who thrives on making lists and loves numbers. Here’s what to expect from Peachtree Publishing: Nina tried as hard as she could, but still somehow she forgot … Continue reading

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MMGM for 10-21-2019

                Several months ago I received a note from a blogger asking for a more streamlined MMGM list. Your wish has been granted. On future MMGM posts I can either continue doing my graphic version or use the new format … Continue reading

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The Rubicus Prophecy

It’s Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! This second book in The Witches of Orkney series could be read without having knowledge of the first story, THE BLUE WITCH. You may not even know the books are a prequel to the previously … Continue reading

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Mr. Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets

THE PLOT: Meet Mr. Penguin–Adventurer (And Penguin!) When Mr. Penguin and Colin crash-land on a snowy mountain, they discover strange noises coming from an old, ruined fortress. Might it be connected to the mystery of missing pets? Why are there … Continue reading

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