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A HANDFUL OF STARS for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

By the looks of the cover you’d expect this to be a story about a dog. That’s only partially true as it’s just as much about friendship, blueberries (that’s what you can see on Lucky’s nose), and understanding. 547 more words

Middle Grade

Review: Bridge to Terabithia


Bridge to Terabithia

Author: Katherine Paterson

Publisher: Harper Trophy, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, 1977

Source: Public library

Note: This selection is listed on the CT State Library Summer Reading list for Grades 5-6. 635 more words

Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf

In 1942, eleven-year-old Milada is taken from her home in Lidice, Czechoslovakia, along with other blond, blue-eyed children to a Lebensborn center in Poland. There she is trained to be a “proper German” for adoption by a German family, and all the while she struggles to remember her true identity. 212 more words

Middle Grade

Is Harry Potter a sacred cow?

“Be mooooved by my sacredness!”

Today’s post is rated E for everyone, but also is rated H for Harry. As in Britain’s real Harry, Harry Potter (We all know Harry Styles is a make believe tale we tell children, like the tooth fairy and Easter Bunny). 1,509 more words


Latest Read: A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Bad Beginning

With the recent announcement that Netflix would be adapting all thirteen books of A Series of Unfortunate Events into an original program, I decided now was the best time to start reading the first book. 447 more words

Enigmatic Mud

Mud is a dirty thing–that is its nature after all. But what happens when bio-engineered organisms are introduced into the mix? In Louis Sachar’s Fuzzy Mud… 245 more words

Book Review

The August 5 by Jenna Helland

Although listed as teens, this read much more like a middle grade book – complete with heavy handed sermonizing/moralizing and a very abrupt happy ending. For what we have is a fantasy with serious messages about white European colonization of the 18th and 19th century. 972 more words