MMGM: Fall Into Books Giveaway Hop

It’s  Marvelous Middle Grade Monday again ! Literary Addicts is running another giveaway, and of course I want to get in on the action. I’d like to make my giveaway middle grade friendly in honor of Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays, so here’s what you can win. To enter all you need to do is this: … More MMGM: Fall Into Books Giveaway Hop

MMGM: BREAKING STALIN’S NOSE by Eugene Yelchin

For this week’s Marvelous Middle Grade Monday I whipped through the Newbery Honor Book BREAKING STALIN’S NOSE by Eugene Yelchin. Sasha Zaichik has known the laws of the Soviet Young Pioneers since the age of six: The Young Pioneer is devoted to Comrade Stalin, the Communist Party, and Communism. A Young Pioneer is a reliable … More MMGM: BREAKING STALIN’S NOSE by Eugene Yelchin

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday – SLEUTHS!

Hey readers! Pop over to versenovels.com  for a giveaway! This week on Marvelous Middle Grade Monday (sponsored by the lovely Shannon Messenger) I’d like to talk about sleuths. But first, some painful childhood reminiscence. Despite my mother being a public librarian, as a child I didn’t use the library nearly as much as you might think. I … More Marvelous Middle Grade Monday – SLEUTHS!

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday – The Merits of Mischief: The Bad Apple

Not long ago I entered a contest on Twitter, asking entrants to detail a mischievous  act. I told about the time I filled the fountain in front of city hall with laundry soap and red food coloring so it was pink and bubbly the next day. Ah, high school. Anyway, I won the contest and the … More Marvelous Middle Grade Monday – The Merits of Mischief: The Bad Apple

MMGM The Ranger’s Apprentice Series by John Flanagan

A quick MMGM post this week because I (and the lovely Shannon W Messenger) are both busy running around ALA12 like lunatics. This week I’d like to highlight a series Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan. Ranger’s Apprentice is part George RR Martin, part Tamora Pierce, Part Nancy Farmer. It’s a series of dramatic adventures involving a … More MMGM The Ranger’s Apprentice Series by John Flanagan