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Category Archives: Middle Grade Reviews

Estelle: The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 3, 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 160 Target audience: Middle grade Keywords: family, parents, children Format read: ARC provided from LitLush! (Thanks!) Summary:  When John and Marta find a young boy on their porch, they do the only thing they […]

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Estelle: Jessica Darling’s IT List (#1) by Megan McCafferty

Jessica Darling’s IT List (#1) by Megan McCafferty ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 3, 2013 Publisher: Poppy / Little Brown Pages: 240 Target audience: Middle grade / Jessica Darling fans! Keywords: starting middle school, friendships, siblings Format read: ARC from Shanyn of Chick Loves Lit. Thanks!! Other books reviewed by MM: Bumped […]

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Estelle: Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: August 29, 2013 Publisher: Dial Pages: 384 Target audience: Middle grade Keywords: tragedy, family, adoption, young geniuses Format read: ARC from TLA. (Thanks!) Other book reviewed by author: I’ll Be There Summary: When her adoptive parents die in a car accident, […]

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Estelle: A Summer of Sundays by Lindsay Eland

A Summer of Sundays by Lindsay Eland ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: July 9, 2013 Publisher: EgmontUSA Pages: 336 Target audience: Middle grade Keywords: summer, small town, library, book loving main character Format read: eBook from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: Sunday is used to feeling a little forgotten in a family of […]

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Estelle: Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Drama by Raina Telgemeier ( website | tweet ) Publication Date: September 1, 2012 Publisher: Scholastic GRAPHIX Pages: 240 Target audience: middle grade Keywords: Broadway, theater, stage crew, LGBT Format read: ARC from NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Callie, a Broadway buff, is working behind-the-scenes of her middle school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi. As if working […]

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