Tag Archives: Middle grade

RESTART for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I’m not a big fan of multiple viewpoints in books. I don’t mind two alternating narratives, but beyond that it breaks up the flow of the story for me. Gordon Korman though is the master of this technique in writing. … Continue reading

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FRAZZLED #2

Let me first spell out the entire title: FRAZZLED: ORDINARY MISHAPS AND INEVITABLE CATASTROPHES. Try saying that three times fast… Okay, I couldn’t either. Abbie Wu is back in her second story about life in middle school. I reviewed and … Continue reading

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TOTO—THE DOG-GONE AMAZING STORY OF THE WIZARD OF OZ

I still remember the first time I saw the movie huddled around the television with my sisters and Mom…a bowl of popcorn within reach. It was mesmerizing to watch the tale unfold. L. Frank Baum wrote 14 books in the … Continue reading

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SUPERSTAR for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Autism Spectrum Disorder is an often-misunderstood condition, especially if you’ve never known someone who lives under its umbrella. The problem lies in the middle word—Spectrum. Autism may include social, communication, and behavioral challenges, but they can range from mild to … Continue reading

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CALEB and KIT For Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Cystic Fibrosis. The name even sounds scary. I knew the disease was progressive and causes difficulty in breathing and in other organs. According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry, in the United States: More than 30,000 people are living … Continue reading

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THINGS THAT SURPRISE YOU for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Welcome to MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY. I’m reviewing this smart new title sure to please readers. But first there are two giveaway opportunities: ******************************** Giveaway at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE: One lucky winner will receive a copy of THINGS THAT … Continue reading

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THE WARDEN’S DAUGHTER for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I’m off and running into my sixth year at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE. The winners of my Anniversary Giveaway of a book and gift card are: KATHLEEN BURKINSHAW (I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS) ROSI HOLLINBECK (MOON SHADOW) MICHAEL GETTEL-GILMARTIN (POSTED) … Continue reading

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