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CASEY GRIMES—THE MOSTLY INVISIBLE BOY

This new fantasy adventure series centers around a boy who is invisible at school but very visible at home. The reason for his disappearing act is never explained, but I’m sure it will be explored further as the series progresses. … Continue reading

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THOMAS WILDUS AND THE WIZARD OF SUMERIA

The second installment in the Elandrian Chronicles series continues the fantasy adventure I first reviewed last year (Thomas Wildus and The Book of Sorrows). Thomas’s friend Enrique is back along with another friend, Akhil. The boys are now 14 and … Continue reading

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OGRE ENCHANTED

It’s never a good day to be an ogre—just ask Evie who has been turned into one because she refused to marry her best friend. The change was the work of an awful fairy, Lucinda. Here’s the full background from … Continue reading

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RISE OF THE DRAGON MOON

The road to this review began in 2017 when the author, Gabrielle Byrne, was my mentor in PITCH WARS. Her mentoring advice not only helped make my entry shine, but her advice and words of encouragement have stayed with me … Continue reading

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The Rubicus Prophecy

It’s Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! This second book in The Witches of Orkney series could be read without having knowledge of the first story, THE BLUE WITCH. You may not even know the books are a prequel to the previously … Continue reading

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LEGACY AND THE QUEEN

IT’S MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! GAME. SET. MAGIC. Game – Tennis means life and death for the residents of the magical kingdom of Nova, and for twelve-year-old Legacy, it’s the only thing getting her through the long days taking care … Continue reading

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COGHEART

A book recommendation question I received from a parent went something like this: “What middle grade books have a 13-year-old main character? My 12-year-old reads every book but is not ready for YA. Still though, they like to read about … Continue reading

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CATS VS. ROBOTS—THIS IS WAR

An interesting new series sure to capture the attention of both robot and cat lovers. Twins Max and Min Wengrod are on opposite sides. Max prefers cats and video games while Min could be the first poster child for STEM … Continue reading

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EMILY AND THE SPELLSTONE for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

First off—some big news: I’m taking over MMGM for the next two months. Our fearless leader, Shannon Messenger, is on a crazy travel schedule and reached out to me to take over for November and December. See below on how … Continue reading

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THE WORLD’S GREATEST ADVENTURE MACHINE for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Four kids. One ride. And an adventure that will have you flipping the pages. Told in third person, we get to know Trevor, Cameron, Devin, and Nika as they embark on this unique ride. Each of these kids has an … Continue reading

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