Tag Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

ZORA & ME—THE CURSED GROUND

Zora Neale Hurston was an influential African-American author who died in 1960 at the age of 69. Zora & Me (2011) is a fictionalized account of her childhood adventures. This sequel, released in 2018, was a long time in coming. … Continue reading

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DANGER TASTES DREADFUL

Ben Langhinrichs is a past contributor to Marvelous Middle Grade Monday, and now he has a new middle grade series which gets a promising start with Danger Tastes Dreadful. The short length (136 pages) is something I’ve been clamoring for … Continue reading

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WATCH HOLLOW

My first review of 2019 is an engrossing tale, WATCH HOLLOW, and the results hint at another great year for MG books. Be sure to check out my interview last week with author Gregory Funaro. Inside the Blackford House is … Continue reading

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FRONT DESK

Author Kelly Yang looked at her own life as an immigrant to create a touching, inspiring story of hope, empathy, and understanding. Racism is the central focus but strong themes of friendship and never giving up also grace the pages. … Continue reading

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Holiday Stocking Stuffers from NGK!

This is my final day of holiday recommendations from the great folks at National Geographic Kids. You can see day one here (ULTIMATE PREDATORPEDIA and WHY NOT?). And last Friday I presented the third choice with THE POETRY OF US. … Continue reading

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MMGM for 12/17/18

                    Today is the final MMGM post for 2018. MMGM will return on January 7, 2019 for my second year of hosting. I’ll still be here the rest of the month. December 24th is devoted to my holiday wish to … Continue reading

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LOUISIANA’S WAY HOME

Kate DiCamillo always has a great main character in her books. She also makes sure to have rich secondary-characters, ones you’d welcome if they ever had their own story. And so, Louisiana Elefante, a friend of Raymie Nightingale (the title … Continue reading

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