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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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MMGM for 10/8/18

                           ALWAYS in the MIDDLE (that’s me) has an exciting historical fiction to share—JOURNEY OF THE PALE BEAR. Click the MMGM logo to reach my review and be sure to check out all the other sites below. June McCrary Jacobs at … Continue reading

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MIDDLE GRADE in the NEWS 9/27/18

Here are a few news and special feature articles I’ve enjoyed this week: It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween season. I’m referring to 11 Children’s Books With Genuinely Terrifying Moments That Probably Gave You Nightmares. The Kirkus prize … Continue reading

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IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Moose Flanagan is back and his fans are cheering. Moose first showed up in Al CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS (2004), then AL CAPONE SHINES MY SHOES (2009), and finally AL CAPONE DOES MY HOMEWORK … Continue reading

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There are many scary things lurking in the deep south—New Orleans  and the Louisiana bayou to be more specific. Let me begin with the Rougarou,  a werewolf type creature pulled from French folklore. Not scared yet? How about an Acadian … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! I’m tired of bullies. Both in real life and in fiction. I was about to pass on this story until I saw the author’s name—Leslie Connor. Her special way of creating an endearing character … Continue reading

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PATINA by Jason Reynolds

The story continues for the CYBIL’s Middle Grade Fiction winning entry from last year, GHOST. It ended with Ghost running in his first big race. In this unique series, the baton is now passed onto Patina “Patty ” Jones, another … Continue reading

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