Tag Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

MMGM for 11/19/18

            Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE, I have a review of LuLu The Broadway Mouse. Click the turkey for the full story and do the same for each of the other sites below. I’m thankful to have you all … Continue reading

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LULU THE BROADWAY MOUSE

When I saw my first musical on Broadway, the raw talent on stage won me over. I’ve returned several times and have become a big local theater goer. This new book by Broadway veteran Jenna Gavigan lets readers take a … Continue reading

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INKLING

IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! This was the fourth book I’d read in 2018 where a family grieves over a deceased parent. Here we go again is all I could think, but INKLING approaches a tough issue in a … Continue reading

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CHILDREN OF JUBILEE

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! The Children of Exile series closes with this heart pounding finale.  Each book is narrated by one of the young characters. In book one, Children of Exile, twelve-year-old Rosi, led the charge. Her … Continue reading

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YOU DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P!

Racism… Shootings of black youth… Treatment of deaf and deafness… White privilege… First crush. Wow… a lot of topics to throw into one story—perhaps too many. Jilly is a white middle school girl who reflects on the happenings in her … Continue reading

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MMGM for 10/29/18

                    Happy Halloween Week! Right here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE, I have a review of a scary new book, SMALL SPACES. Click the pirate pumpkin for my creepy review and be sure to check out all the other sites … Continue reading

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SMALL SPACES

Do not read this one before bedtime, or in a cornfield at sunset, or most definitely  not in SMALL SPACES. This well spun tale begins as a mystery of sorts for about the first hundred pages. The rest of the … Continue reading

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