Tag Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

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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ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING

Well, not quite everything. Even best selling author, Christopher Lloyd, realized there is only so much you can squeeze into 336 pages. I read this from cover to cover, but most sixth, seventh, and eighth graders will use the handy … Continue reading

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ACADIA FILES, BOOK 2, AUTUMN SCIENCE

This smart new series began last June with Summer Science. The second book, AUTUMN SCIENCE, explores the current season through the daily life of Acadia Greene. She’s an inquiring, science loving girl who explores different topics with family and friends. … Continue reading

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