Tag Archives: Middle grade contemporary

SURELY SURELY MARISOL RAINEY

Eight-year-old Marisol is back after readers got to know her and best friend Jada in a first book, MAYBE MAYBE MARISOL RAINEY. It was there that Marisol tries to get over her fear of climbing a tree. This second book … Continue reading

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GOLDEN TICKET

Eleven-year-old Ash McNulty is one of the “gifted and talented” kids at her school, spending most of her day in a special class with a few other advanced students. As the end of fifth grade rolls around, she should be … Continue reading

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A PERFECT MISTAKE

A PERFECT MISTAKE is a perfect look at the challenges ADHD bring to a young boy. Max is in turmoil, blaming himself when his friend ends up in a coma. The enticing mystery of how it happened unfolds while the … Continue reading

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MANATEE SUMMER

The friendship of two boys in Florida is the backdrop for this engaging new tale. Peter and Tommy have been inseparable ever since they became best friends. Their deep interest in animals led them to create what they call The … Continue reading

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LIES I TELL MYSELF

One of my favorite plots to experience is a middle grade contemporary first person narration. More than once though I feel a bit let down by the voice coming from the character. It can sound like an adult speaking or … Continue reading

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ISAIAH DUNN SAVES THE DAY

Welcome to another Marvelous Middle grade Monday! My review schedule for the coming months is packed, but I didn’t want to leave this one without a featured spot. Isaiah Dunn Saves The Day won’t be released until August 2nd, but … Continue reading

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JENNIFER CHAN is NOT ALONE

IT’S MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! “Treat others how you want to be treated.” I first heard that phrase from my dad after I’m sure I had done something stupid. The importance of that learning for me and others often takes … Continue reading

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THE NATURAL GENIUS OF ANTS

Ten-year-old Harvard narrates this gentle, engaging story. His medical doctor dad made a huge mistake at work which cost the life of a baby. Dad quits being a doctor to try and recover from the tragedy. He takes Harvard and … Continue reading

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SIR FIG NEWTON AND THE SCIENCE OF PERSISTENCE

Welcome to Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! A science loving girl and her diabetes stricken cat, bring new meaning to friendship and family in this debut. Mira is 12-years-old and the summer before seventh grade is going downhill quick. Her beloved … Continue reading

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FALLING SHORT

A friendship between two opposites provide a heartwarming, memorable reading experience. Pictured on the left is Isaac. He lives and breathes basketball and is a budding superstar. On the right is Marcos. Academically gifted, he avoids sports and embarrasses himself … Continue reading

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