Tag Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

MMGM for 11-18-19

                     IT’S ANOTHER  MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Click the to reach a blogger’s post Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m reviewing CRUSHING THE RED FLOWERS by Jennifer Voigt Kaplan. Joanne Fritz at My Brain on Books has a post … Continue reading

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CRUSHING THE RED FLOWERS

A compelling new story about a time rarely exposed to middle grade readers: Germany in 1938. What to expect (From Barnes & Noble): Emil Rosen and Friedrich Weber couldn’t have less in common, but in the summer of 1938, they … Continue reading

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CODE THIS!

Just last week an excited group of kids asked me what was the best way to learn computer programming. I had once taught classes in BASIC and HTML/JAVASCRIPT, but technology has gotten more complex making our devices all that smarter. … Continue reading

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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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