Tag Archives: Middle grade books


After saving their parents from an alien attack and becoming official interns at Area 51, Viv Harlow and her friends Charlotte, Ray, and Elijah are ready to keep taking down bad guys and helping test all the fun high-tech gadgets. … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Author L.G. Reed

I’ll be posting a review tomorrow of L.G. Reed’s new middle grade book, THE SCIENCE OF DEFYING GRAVITY. Today she is taking my place at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE with her insights on FAVORITE MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS. Take it away, … Continue reading

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Five for the Summer!

It’s the first day of Spring and this turn in the calendar gets me thinking about Summer. Specifically, what new books will I grab hold of to fill those lazy days? Here are my top five picks (click on any … Continue reading

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I’ve been making my list and checking it twice—not for that past holiday, but for what I have on the radar for books to read and review this year. Here are a few lists that helped me create my 2020 … Continue reading

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The 2019 Golden Cup Awards

I’ve wrapped up my reading for the year and that means it’s time to reveal my favorite moments in Middle Grade literature. The big name award groups recognize their favorite books, but my Golden Cup Awards look within the stories … Continue reading

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MIDDLE GRADE in the NEWS 8/30/2019

Below are a few articles and features I’ve enjoyed recently with a middle grade theme: I passed by the library and heard a boy ask, “Where’s the section on dragons.” The librarian kindly told him there wasn’t a special section … Continue reading

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IT’S ANOTHER EDITION OF MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY and a great way to kick off the first week of summer with CATERPILLAR SUMMER! Cat and her brother Chicken have always had a very special bond–Cat is one of the few … Continue reading

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MMGM for March 25, 2019

                      I have a review of THE LAST LAST-DAY-OF-SUMMER by Lamar Giles. Click the ball to reach my post and do the same for each of the features and reviews below. Joanne R. Fritz at My Brain on Books has … Continue reading

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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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