Audio Book Reviews, Middle Grade

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow – Audio Book Review

Nevermoor #2 by Jessica Townsend
Audio Book Narrator: Gemma Whelan
Published on: October 28, 2018

No amount of words can describe how much I love this series, especially the audio books. It’s one of the few that I have listened to more than once and I greatly suspect there will be another listen one day.

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Picture Books

Thanksgiving Rules – Picture Book Review

By Laurie B. Friedman
Illustrated by Teresa Murfin
Published on: January 1, 2014

In this savory and delicious picture book, Percy Isaac Gifford gives us ten Thanksgiving holiday rules and to get the most out of the food and festivities that make up this holiday.

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YA Fantasy

The Wind Reader – Book Review

By Dorothy A. Winsor
Published on: September 28, 2019

Although the characters are 15-years old and can be seen as a teen/young adult novel, The Wind Reader also feels like it would work well in the middle grade category too. With captivating characters, suspense, and ethical and moral dilemmas, I found this to be a very nice fantasy read.

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Audio Book Reviews, Middle Grade

Fortunately, The Milk – Audio Book Review

By Neil Gaiman
Illustrated by: Skottie Young
Narrated by Neil Gaiman
Published on: September 30, 2014

What a completely unexpected treat. Well, it’s Neil Gaiman so it is not completely unexpected. But – oh my goodness – this book is crazy fun with one long oddball story about what took a father so long to get the milk for that morning’s cereal.

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Middle Grade

Malamander – Audio Book Review

The Legends of Eerie-on-Sea Book One by Thomas Taylor
Published on: September 10, 2019

Filled with interesting characters and set in a town where folklore comes to life, Malamander is the perfect choice when you need a middle grade fantasy book that is different than wizards and magic.

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Middle Grade

Beaverman: Attack of the Disco Lobsters – Book Review

by Stuart Jensen
Published on: May 21, 2019

This title is crazy. But this middle grade sci fi adventure was so much fun to read. A lot of pure imagination went into this story and there were several times I could picture the author asking himself something like “exactly why can’t lobsters like Disco? I liked Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ – why wouldn’t they like it too?” He probably didn’t think that, but still.

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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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