Tag Archives: Middle Grade

Blog Tour! HOMEBOUND by John David Anderson

If you love thrilling space adventures and galactic war combined with found and real family and reflections on the meaning of life, read on! Continue reading

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Those Kids from Fawn Creek, Answers in the Pages, and Zia Erases the World

Here are shorter reviews of three more books I checked out for the #MGReadathon. Continue reading

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5 Stories of Adventure & Change

Here’s a mix of books from the past couple of years, all sharing an element of change and adventure. Continue reading

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3 More Cybils Middle Grade Fiction Finalists

Onwards with my reading of this year’s Cybils middle grade fiction finalists with reviews of Thanks a Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas, A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus and Linked by Gordon Korman! Continue reading

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3 Fantasies by Award-Winning Authors: Willodeen, the Beatryce Prophecy, and the Robber Girl

Here are three Cybils-nominated books, all of them by authors who have already won major awards – Kate DiCamillo, Katherine Applegate, and Franny Billingsly. All three are also about children finding meaning and a new life after major trauma. Continue reading

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Interview with Joy Jones

I have a treat for you today, my friends – an interview with author Joy Jones, in honor of the paperback release of her book, Jayla Jumps In. Continue reading

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10 Fantasy Books under 250 Pages

Here’s a book list for kids who want fantasy, but aren’t up for a tome. Continue reading

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Anya and the Nightingale by Sofiya Pasternack

Here’s an exciting fantasy set in Kievan Rus, just perfect for Sukkot! Continue reading

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Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young

12-year-old Nathan’s summer on the reservation gets a whole lot more interesting when he has to rescue a dying young water monster, connecting more with his Navajo culture in the process. Continue reading

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Life Between Cultures: Red, White and Whole and Amina’s Song

ere are two moving stories from Rajani LaRocca and Hena Khan, both authors I’ve enjoyed in the past, telling stories of middle school life for first-generation Americans, and which hit the spot for me so perfectly it was really hard to put them down. Continue reading

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