Category Archives: Middle Grade novel

The Battle of Junk Mountain – Book Recommendation

Title: The Battle of Junk Mountain Author: Lauren Abbey Greenberg  Publisher: Running Press kids, 2018 Ages: 8-12 Themes: ageing, grandparents, hoarding, Maine, island life, summer friendships, loss & grief, growing up, coming-of-age   Opening:  I didn’t expect my summer sister to ditch me the … Continue reading

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Book Recommendation – Things too Huge To Fix By Saying Sorry

Title: Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry Author: Susan Vaught Publisher: A Paula Wiseman Book (S&S), 2016 Themes: Racism, civil rights movement, Oxford (Mississippi), 20th century, families, Alzheimers,  Ages: 10-14 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Juvenile, 2017 Quote: … Continue reading

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I Am Malala – 2015 Diversity Reading Challenge

Category #6 is up today, and while Brown Girl Dreaming was one of my favorite reads of last year, I have opted to review the young reader’s edition of Malala’s story, which is co-written by the talented YA author (and … Continue reading

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