Category Archives: middle grade

Blog Tour: Minion by John David Anderson

I’m excited to be part of the blog tour for Minion, the companion book to Sidekicked, both by John David Anderson.  I had the opportunity to be a part of the blog tour for Sidekicked last year and it was … Continue reading

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The Boxcar Children Beginning

Written by: Patricia MacLachlan Published by: Albert Whitman and Company Date: September 1, 2012 Newbery Award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan pays loving tribute to the classic novels by Gertrude Chandler Warner in this story of the Alden children’s origins.  Ssshh!  I … Continue reading

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Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Written by: Raina Telgemeier Published by Scholastic Date: February 1, 2010 Appropriate for ages 9 and up The cover of Smile has caught my eye for awhile now.  Yet, something always held me back from purchasing it.  When a coworker … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Crystal Cavern

Written by: Maggie Cary Published: January, 2012 Secrets of the Crystal Cavern is my first foray into middle grade reviews.  Written by an educator, Secrets of the Crystal Cavern is a fun read about a brother and sister who find … Continue reading

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