Tag Archives: Middle grade

ARMSTRONG & CHARLIE for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

You know you’ve read a great book… …because you’re sad to have it end, …because it’s a contemporary story with heart, …because it was set in the 1970s, …because the theme of racial tension shows how far we haven’t progressed, … Continue reading

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THE ONE GOOD THING ABOUT AMERICA for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Living in America after fleeing another country is full of challenges. Just ask Anaïs who arrives in the U.S. from Africa with her mother and younger brother. She’s full of questions about the language, food, and strange customs we Americans … Continue reading

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FAMILY GAME NIGHT… for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

This is the final day of posting a review based on a middle grade kid’s recommendation. I’ll give the targeted MG audience another round of suggesting books at a later date, but right now my books to read and review … Continue reading

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FIVE DAYS OF FAMOUS

Day two of my KIDS RECOMMEND books. The MG books I choose to review come from authors, publishers, contests, and libraries. I only post ones I can recommend. Of course the MG books I enjoy might not be the favorites … Continue reading

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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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