Tag Archives: Middle grade

GUARDIANS OF THE GRYPHON’S CLAW for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

This enticing new series features a young boy, Sam London, who appears to be connected in some way to mythical creatures. A dream sends him off  to discover the meaning and he gets a brief first meeting with the majestic … Continue reading

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MMGM 4th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY

Whoopee! Celebrate! Party Time! Yes, it has been four years since I made my first MMGM post and five years since I began ALWAYS in the MIDDLE. Thanks to everyone who has visited. The growth in this short time is … Continue reading

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I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

1969 will forever be a year that epitomizes what America was all about back then and how we would look at the future. The famous musical festival Woodstock took place on a New York farm with nearly a half million … Continue reading

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REVENGE OF THE GREEN BANANA for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I was ready for some lighter reading after a summer of heavy duty 300+ page middle grade monstrosities. A story about Jim Murphy’s sixth grade year at St. Stephen’s Elementary School in 1958 Kearny, New Jersey was the perfect remedy. … Continue reading

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MOON SHADOW for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

When I began reading this book a sense of dread hovered over me. I felt myself trapped in  another MG mini-drama filled with divorce, broken friendships, and confused feelings. But wait…a bit of magic saved the day. The magic here … Continue reading

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BEYOND THE DOORS for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I previously reviewed David Neilsen’s deliciously creepy DR. FELL AND THE PLAYGROUND OF DOOM. This new story may not be quite as creepy, but the level of mystery is off the charts. Doors don’t sound all too interesting, but when … Continue reading

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DIRT for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I was hesitant about reading DIRT. It seemed to be covering some reoccurring themes in MG… Bullies √ Parent and child grieving √ Parent ignoring their child√ But that cover… it pulled me right in like a good cover should. … Continue reading

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POSTED for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I previously reviewed John David Anderson’s MS. BIXBY’S LAST DAY, the heartfelt tribute by three sixth grade boys to the teacher they adore. POSTED is also about a group of boys, this time an older group in 8th grade. The … Continue reading

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BUBBLE for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

This novel was originally released in the UK in 2016 with the title, THE BUBBLE BOY. Now it has arrived in North America with a new cover and title. The story remains the same and picks up on a familiar … Continue reading

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A BABYSITTER’S GUIDE TO MONSTER HUNTING for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The world of babysitting has never seen this much fun, excitement, and under your bed scariness. Who knew those monsters lurking in the minds of preschoolers would make a great idea for a middle grade series. Kelly is thirteen and … Continue reading

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