Tag Archives: Middle Grade Book Reviews

MMGM for JUNE 8, 2020

                          It’s National Little League Baseball Week! Sad to say games will be sparse this summer, but you can fill your all star’s spare time with one of these great books. Click on a star to reach a blogger’s featured … Continue reading

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THE LEGENDS OF PINENA – INVASION OF THE ALIENS

I had not heard of author Amy Zhao when she contacted me about featuring her fourth book. Not surprising as about 75% of my reviews are for contemporary stories. When I do dip into fantasy and magical realism, I hope … Continue reading

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MMGM for JUNE 1, 2020

                  CLICK ON A STAR TO REACH A BLOGGER”S POST: Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of WRONG WAY SUMMER by Heidi Lang. Faith Hough at Blythe & Bold gives us a look at THE TIME … Continue reading

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WRONG WAY SUMMER

Summer officially begins on June 20th, but I always feel like the season starts on June 1st. What better way to start this fun time of the year with a book about a summer road trip. WRONG WAY SUMMER takes … Continue reading

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WE ARE POWER

Growing up in our present day world is full of challenges. The non-stop “Breaking News” cycle leaves tweens and teens with only one conclusion: The world is a violent place. Conflicts escalate to a point where people are physically hurt … Continue reading

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MMGM for May 18, 2020

  Stock up for Summer Reading! Click on a happy book to reach a blogger’s post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of THE DAY I WAS ERASED by Lisa Thompson. June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, Writing, … Continue reading

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THE DAY I WAS ERASED

SCHOLASTIC brings this interesting UK title to the states on June 2nd and it’s one young readers will enjoy. The main character, Maxwell Beckett, is not the most likeable person to be around. Case in point: Teachers spend a lot … Continue reading

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MMGM for May 11, 2020

  A thumbs up this week to all our MMGM bloggers. Click on a May flower to read what they have to say. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of Book 4 in the Explorer Academy series—THE … Continue reading

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GEOMETRY IS AS EASY AS PIE

When I was in 8th grade, geometry class was a dreadful experience. The teacher filled the chalkboard with formulas scribbled from one end to the other. Her lecture started two seconds after the tardy bell and didn’t end until the … Continue reading

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MORE THAN MARMALADE

You may know Paddington Bear from one of the many books featuring the iconic character or perhaps from two successful featured films (Paddington in 2014 and Paddington 2 in 2017). What will most likely be new to fans is the … Continue reading

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