Category Archives: Middle-grade

DR. CRITCHLORE’S SCHOOL FOR MINIONS

Runt’s world is so interesting. I want to know more about it and about being a minion. He’s also a sincerely nice character, he’s brave, and he helps anyone who needs him. I wasn’t sure who was the one responsible for the goings on at the school until the end!

SPOILER/POSSIBLE SPOILER below cover pic…
Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions by Sheila Grau

Oh but do I like stories with hidden princes! I’m fairly certain Runt is actually a prince. (The bird said so!) This makes me really excited to read the next installments! That and the girl explorers are about to attack 😉

DR. CRITCHLORE’S SCHOOL FOR MINIONS by Sheila Grau

 

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BREAKING THE ICE

This book just hits every ice-skating dream I’ve ever had! Kaitlin is a great main character! She’s interesting and determined to become the best skater she can. (She also makes some great friends and develops a bit of a crush on a cute bad boy.) As a kid, I would have loved it. And I loved it as an adult, too!

BREAKING THE ICE by Gail Nall

Breaking the Ice by Gail Nall

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MY NEAR DEATH ADVENTURES

I found the main character Stan endearing and funny. (FYI Stan is the man!) He entertainingly blurts out whatever he’s thinking. It’s interesting, too, to read a book set in an 1895 lumber camp. And there are 1895 real pics all though the pages!!! All and all, a great book. I also like a stories with tough old ladies in them, and this one delivers. Evil-ish grannies for-the-win.

MY NEAR DEATH ADVENTURES by Alison DeCamp

My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!)

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THE D’EVIL DIARIES

This book starts with Jinx – Satan’s youngest son – hanging from a tree. You can’t go wrong with that type of beginning! I liked Jinx. I enjoyed his accidental ‘good’ disasters and the friendship that develops between him and Tommy – a girl who really shouldn’t be in Hell. There’s a mix of underworld/hell/Hades mythology that I really enjoyed, too. And who doesn’t love a son trying to save his home and father! It’s such a quick, fun, funny, interesting read!

THE D’EVIL DIARIES by Tatum Flynne

The D'Evil Diaries by Tatum Flynn

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THE WATER AND THE WILD

I want to read the next book! While this story is nice and complete, there’s more I want to know about the characters and about the world of sprites and wisps. I want to know what happens to Lottie, Fife, Oliver, Ada, and Eliot next. This is a great book with a magical and dangerous world and with likable characters. I want to spend more time with them and their enchanted land. And I want to root shoot.

THE WATER AND THE WILD by K.E. Ormsbee

The Water and the Wild by K.E. Ormsbee

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UNUSUAL CHICKENS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL POULTRY FARMER

The book hooked me immediately because, hello, super chickens. I loved that the main Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmercharacter, Sophie, wrote letters to her abuela and great uncle and Agnes to tell the story. And it was really interesting to see which things she choose to share with each. Also, I grew up in the country and the descriptions of the farm really made me feel like I was outside on a summer day. A great read!

UNUSUAL CHICKENS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL POULTRY FARMER by Kelly Jones.

I’m so happy I got to read the arc.

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