Tag Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

MY LIFE IN THE FISH TANK

Mental illness is a theme most often seen in YA or Adult books. It’s a tough topic to convey when your audience is 9-13. No need to worry here as the characters and story will win you over. Told from … Continue reading

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Bubba and Squirt’s MAYAN ADVENTURE

Bubba and Squirt were first introduced to readers in Big Dig to China. With a magic shovel they end up digging a hole and landing themselves on an adventure to the other side of the world. You’ll be fine jumping … Continue reading

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MMGM for September 7, 2020

                 Click on a star to reach a blogger’s site. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of THE CANDY MAFIA by Award winning author, Lavie Tidhar. Matt Sweeney at Woodpecker Books reviews The One and Only … Continue reading

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ResQ Takes on the Takhi

There are several cool inventions sure to capture the attention of young readers as will learning about the Takhi, a Mongolian wild horse. The story moves along at a steady pace and I especially enjoyed Stowe’s journal entries that occur … Continue reading

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MMGM for AUGUST 31, 2020

                 Goodbye August! Click on the to reach a blogger’s site. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of TORO by Andrew Avner. Sue Heavenrich at Archimedes Notebook features Darwin’s Rival: Alfred Russel Wallace and the Search … Continue reading

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MMGM for August 24, 2020

                   Click on a blogger’s to reach their site. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of THE PLACES WE SLEEP by Caroline Brooks DuBois. Matt Sweeney at Woodpecker Books shares his thoughts on a hilarious story, … Continue reading

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KENSY AND MAX—BREAKING NEWS

This new series comes to North America from Australian author Jacqueline Harvey. The main characters are an interesting twin duo, full names Kensington Méribel Grey and Maxim Val d’Isère Grey. They’re not your typical twins, always traveling the world with … Continue reading

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MMGM for AUGUST 17, 2020

                We’re back to virtual learning in my district for at least a month and then we’ll see what’s next. Stay safe wherever you are and keep learning! Click on the  to reach a … Continue reading

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MMGM for AUGUST 10, 2020

         Throughout the summer months, I’m lending the top spot to one of our frequent contributors. Today the honor goes to Alex Baugh at Randomly Reading. Alex is a former 4th grade teacher and chaired the Cybils Middle Grade … Continue reading

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MMGM for AUGUST 3, 2020

         Throughout the summer months, I’m lending the top spot to one of our frequent contributors. Today the honor goes to COMPLETELY FULL BOOKSHELF, where you’ll  find frequent MG and YA reviews. Check below for what is featured today. … Continue reading

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