Category Archives: middle grade

Student Saturday: Positively – Courtney Sheinmel

The opinions expressed here are those of my student Samantha. This book was very good!  It was like a T.V. show in your head.  I loved it!  Every student who loves sad stories, love, and friendship books should read it … Continue reading

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Between Two Ends – David Ward

Publisher:  Amulet Books (May 1, 2011) Pages:  304 Source:  I received a  copy from Net Galley Genre:  Middle Grade Adventure, Fantasy Blurb from Amazon When Yeats and his parents visit his grandmother’s creepy old house, Yeats reunites a pair of … Continue reading

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Legwork and a Kindle Giveaway by Roland Smith

Publisher:  Roland Smith INC (June 9, 2011)Source:  Downloaded ebook from AmazonGenre:  Middle Grade/Young Adult Adventure, Thriller I follow several book review blogs.  By far one of my favorites belongs to Jennifer Donovan at “5 Minutes for Books”.  On her post … Continue reading

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Student Saturday: Trackers – Patrick Carman

Publisher:  Scholastic Press Pages:  224 Pages Genre:  Middle Grade, Science Fiction My student reviewer today is Alex The book I read was Trackers by Patrick Carman.  There was Adam, a boy who made many inventions and the leader of the … Continue reading

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Student Saturday: The Family Under the Bridge – Natalie Savage Carlso

Publisher:  HarperCollinsPages:  128Genre:  Middle Grade Realistic Fiction This review is by my student Evan.  These are his words so please be kind. In Paris, France in abut the 1930’s it was all normal for Armand Pouly until he found 3 … Continue reading

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The First Escape – G.P. Taylor

Publisher:  TyndalePages:  288Genre:  Young Adult, Graphic AdventureSource:  Review Copy from Publisher through NetGalley This is the first book in the Dopple Ganger series by G.P. Taylor.  The main characters are twins Saskia and Sadie Dopple and Erik Morrisey Ganger.  They … Continue reading

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Noah Barleywater Runs Away – John Boyne

Noah Barleywater ran away from home.  He was eight years old.  It was time he set out for adventures of his own.  The first two villages he comes to are not very friendly.  As he nears the third village he … Continue reading

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Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow – Nathan Bransford

Publisher:  Dial Pages:  288 Source:  Early Reviewers Copy from LibraryThing Genre:  Middle Grade, Adventure I have been a follower of Nathan Bransford’s blog, for a little over a year.  When I learned he had written a book and it was  … Continue reading

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Hidden – Helen Frost

Publisher:  Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Pages:  160 Genre:  Realistic Fiction Source:  I received a copy from the publisher for review Description from Amazon When Wren Abbot and Darra Monson are eight years old, Darra’s father steals a minivan.  He doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Stone of Destiny – Jim Ware

Publisher:  David C. Cook Pages:  352 Source:  Book provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Genre:  Middle Grade Christian Fantasy From the Back Cover: Morgan Izaak is obsessed with his father’s ancient books about the magical Philosopher’s Stone. … Continue reading

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