Tag Archives: Middle grade

STORY THIEVES—SECRET ORIGINS for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The third installment of the Story Thieves series had me puzzled at its conclusion. If this was a trilogy, why weren’t all the plot points neatly wrapped up on the final pages? I must have missed the memo because this … Continue reading

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TRAIN I RIDE for Marvelous Middle Grade EXTRA

Here is another heartbreaking, but eventually hopeful tale of a young girl. This time we have Rydr, who turns 13 part way through her ride from Palm Springs to Chicago on an Amtrak train. Her life has been full of … Continue reading

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JED and the JUNKYARD WAR for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

This debut novel has one of the more creative portals to another world. Forget about going to the attic. Jed finds his in the form of a tunnel in the back of the dishwasher. The thought even had me looking … Continue reading

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THE ONLY ROAD for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The topics of border walls and immigration have flooded newscasts and social media this past year. Opinions are  strong. THE ONLY ROAD delves into the issue from the other side of the border–actually two borders. It’s about a family making … Continue reading

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THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

MMGM LINKS: Shannon, our MMGM leader, is powerless this past weekend thanks to a storm. I’ll post what I find below to help her out: Completely Full Bookshelf  (WHERE I LIVE) The Write Stuff (THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY) … Continue reading

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SOME KIND OF HAPPINESS for Marvelous Middle Grade EXTRA

First up… The winner of THE BLOOD GUARD TRILOGY is Amanda K. Thompson. Amanda is a writer and book reviewer. You can find more on her blog, TO READ OR NOT TO READ? Congratulations, Amanda. ******************************************************* I am officially declaring … Continue reading

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THE BLAZING BRIDGE for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The Blood Guard trilogy concludes with THE BLAZING BRIDGE. The excitement and adventure follows the first two installments: THE BLOOD GUARD and THE GLASS GAUNTLET. New readers to the series could get by with just reading Book 3, but they’ll … Continue reading

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