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MMGM for September 14, 2020

              Click on the red book to reach a blogger’s site At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of MY LIFE IN THE FISH TANK by Barbara Dee. June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, Writing, & Stitch-Metic returns … Continue reading

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MY LIFE IN THE FISH TANK

Mental illness is a theme most often seen in YA or Adult books. It’s a tough topic to convey when your audience is 9-13. No need to worry here as the characters and story will win you over. Told from … Continue reading

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MMGM for September 7, 2020

                 Click on a star to reach a blogger’s site. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of THE CANDY MAFIA by Award winning author, Lavie Tidhar. Matt Sweeney at Woodpecker Books reviews The One and Only … Continue reading

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THE CANDY MAFIA

Award winning author, Lavie Tidhar, takes a break from his usual adult books to pen his first middle grade story. To be honest, during the initial pages I had a tough time getting into this one. A town makes candy … Continue reading

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MMGM for AUGUST 31, 2020

                 Goodbye August! Click on the to reach a blogger’s site. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of TORO by Andrew Avner. Sue Heavenrich at Archimedes Notebook features Darwin’s Rival: Alfred Russel Wallace and the Search … Continue reading

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TORO

This unique story centers around Alicía. Her brown eyes widen whenever there is talk of Pamplona, Spain—a place she longs to visit during the yearly Festival of the Bull. Alicía doesn’t just want to attend but also participate in the … Continue reading

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MMGM for August 24, 2020

                   Click on a blogger’s to reach their site. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of THE PLACES WE SLEEP by Caroline Brooks DuBois. Matt Sweeney at Woodpecker Books shares his thoughts on a hilarious story, … Continue reading

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THE PLACES WE SLEEP

I don’t read many novels in verse, preferring instead to stay with stories told the more traditional way. For me to break away from my comfort zone takes either a character or time period I’d like to spend time with—and … Continue reading

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MMGM for AUGUST 17, 2020

                We’re back to virtual learning in my district for at least a month and then we’ll see what’s next. Stay safe wherever you are and keep learning! Click on the  to reach a … Continue reading

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MMGM for AUGUST 10, 2020

         Throughout the summer months, I’m lending the top spot to one of our frequent contributors. Today the honor goes to Alex Baugh at Randomly Reading. Alex is a former 4th grade teacher and chaired the Cybils Middle Grade … Continue reading

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