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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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Blog Award

Awards are great, especially when you get one. This blog has been honored by Middle Shelf Online Magazine as one of the best blogs for “for promoting and exemplifying the spirit of middle grade books.” Thank you! If you’d like … Continue reading

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Review: Dead End in Norvelt

The sequel comes out tomorrow but today I’m taking a look at Jack Gantos’s  autobiographical novel , DEAD END IN NORVELT. Date of Publication: 2011 Page count: 73,597 Publisher’s description: Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End … Continue reading

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