Middle Grade

A Study in Scarlet (The Sherlock Holmes Children’s Collection) – Book Review

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
10-Book Box Set published on July 25, 2019 by Sweet Cherry Publishing

A terrific way to introduce young children to one of the most famous detectives ever – Sherlock Holmes.

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Middle Grade

The Heath Cousins and the Kingsgate Bridge – Book Review

Book 2 in the Heath Cousins Series by Eileen Hobbs
Published on: March 3, 2019

My middle-grade age nephew and I read and reviewed this book together. We had recently reviewed book 1 in the series, The Heath Cousins and the Moonstone Cave, which he enjoyed. After finishing this 2nd book in the series, I asked him if he liked it and with a big smile on his face said “Yes.”

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Middle Grade

[ARC Review] Cardslinger – Book Review

By M.G. Velasco
Published on:  August 6, 2019
5-stars

cardslinger

A western with a modern twist! You don’t see too many westerns in the middle-grade category for kids, so when I saw this book I knew I had to give it a try, especially since it fused a modern-day style game to the core of its story.

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Middle Grade

[ARC Review] Voyage to the Metal Moon – Book Review

by Michael Dahl
Illustrated by: Patricio Clary

Escape from Planet Alcatraz is a new series by Michael Dahl, with Voyage to the Metal Moon as the advanced review copy provided on Netgalley.  It can be best described as a graphic novel for middle grade or a graphic storybook as the illustrations tend to be a large focus of the book and so detailed-oriented they almost tell a story in themselves.

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Middle Grade

The Morgans and the Jewel of Bar-Ran

by K.T. Dady
Published on December 8, 2018

Sometimes I wonder how many hidden book gems there are out there. The ones not published by the large publishing houses? The Morgans and the Jewel of Bar-Ran is one of those hidden gems for me.  I knew it when I found myself not wanting to put it down late at night and when I looked forward to picking it back up after work.

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Middle Grade

The Heath Cousins and the Moonstone Cave

The Heath Cousins Book 2 by Eileen Hobbs
Published on: October 31, 2017

At only 65 pages, The Heath Cousins and the Moonstone Cave is a short, but sweet middle grade story that explores difficult topics such as grief and mourning gracefully, while adding a bit of adventure too.  My 11-year old nephew read this book too and I am including his review and thoughts here at the end.

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Middle Grade

[ARC Review] Knighthood for Beginners – MMGM

by Elys Dolan
Published on:  July 2, 2019
5-stars

Knighthood

Knighthood for Beginners is the adorable (and silly) tale of a dragon named Dave who was terrible at being a dragon. He was terrible at hoarding gold, terrible at eating villages, terrible at knitting, and had stage fright when trying to give riddles out. However, he was good at reading books and after failing the dragon test, he picked up the book ‘Knighthood for Beginners’ and immediately knew what he wanted to do with his life.

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