Tag Archives: middle grade reads

Ask Emma: Frenemies

A few months back we reviewed a fun new take on the classic Jane Austen novel Emma with the middle grade read Ask Emma. Today we’re taking a look at the followup by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk. The Story: … Continue reading

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100 Dresses: The Starlight Slippers

This week we’re reviewing the third in a fun middle grade fantasy series by Susan Maupin Schmid. We’ve already viewed the first two books in this poster HERE, and today we’re looking at the newest novel in the series. The … Continue reading

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The Next Great Paulie Fink

Psychological twists and cultural myths are explored, albeit through the small medium of rurual Mitchell School. Don’t underestimate Ali Benjamin though – The Next Great Paulie Fink brings character, wit, and thoughtful perusal of an intellectual topic that goes beyond … Continue reading

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Lizzie Flying Solo

For animal fans and middle grade readers who are looking for stories with lots of heart and hope, I would recommend checking out this week’s read Lizzie Flying Solo written by Nanci Turner Stevenson. The Story: Once upon a time … Continue reading

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The Camelot Code

King Arthur is revived in this middle-grade novel that brings urban fantasy to the modern century. Mari Mancusi brings this innovative new story to life in her newest novel The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek. The Story: Sophie … Continue reading

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Speechless

 This week on the blog we’re reading a heartfelt story by author Adam P. Schmitt. This is a read that can be enjoyed by anyone, with its more psychological themes and mature character dynamics. Lets take a look. The Story: … Continue reading

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The Hotel Between

This week we’re reading an exciting read released last year. Filled to the brim with mayhem, mystery, and adventure, The Hotel Between is one book you won’t want to miss. The Story: Cameron wishes life could be easier for him … Continue reading

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Tangled in Time: The Portal

This week we’re reading a book released earlier this year by renowned children’s author Kathryn Lasky titled Tangled in Time: The Portal. The book is the first of what seems to be a series of novels in the historical fantasy … Continue reading

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Scream and Scream Again

As spooky season gets in full spirit and chills, we’re reviewing some more haunting reads. This week on the blog as we get to the big day itself, we’re reading R. L. Stine’s and the Mystery Writers of America newest … Continue reading

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The Strangers

This week we’re reading an excellently crafted book by lauded children’s author Margaret Peterson Haddix. This is the first book in a series entitled Greystone Secrets, the beginning novel being this week’s read The Strangers. The Story: Chess, Emma, and … Continue reading

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