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#BookReview Halloween Night on Monster Island by Clark Roberts

Halloween Night on Monster Island is a fun, middle grade read with lots of spooky jump scares and hijinks. If you like books like Goosebumps, this book is perfect for you! This middle grade read is fast paced, has some spooky moments, and is just all around fun. It gave me R.L. Stine vibes with… Continue reading #BookReview Halloween Night on Monster Island by Clark Roberts

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#BookReview Hiding Out on Halloween by A.J. Kormon

Hiding Out on Halloween by A.J. Kormon is a delightful, middle grade read! I really liked this book, and not just because it features my favourite holiday! This craft middle grade book is aimed at readers who have trouble reading or just don't enjoy it as much. It combines a fast paced book with a… Continue reading #BookReview Hiding Out on Halloween by A.J. Kormon

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#BookReview The House with the Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs

The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a delightful read for middle graders. Last year I finally got to see the film adaptation and I was blown away! I had so much fun with the legendary tale that was packed full of colour and imagination. Naturally, I wanted to give the book a… Continue reading #BookReview The House with the Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs

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#BookReview Brandon Goes to Hong Kong by Eugenia Chu

Eugenia Chu is one of my new, favourite authors! Honestly, two books in and I'm digging everything she has to give us! Brandon Goes to Hong Kong is a delightful story that whisks the reader away to Brandon's fun, inviting world. This book is longer than the first book (which was a short, picture book).… Continue reading #BookReview Brandon Goes to Hong Kong by Eugenia Chu

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#BookReview Tamora Carter: Goblin Queen by Jim C. Hines

If you're seeking a fun, fantasy book aimed at middle graders then this book is absolutely perfect! Tamora Carter: Goblin Queen is an eccentric, delightful and over the top book that brought my worlds of joy! Our lead, Tamora Carter, is a roller derbying girl with lots of sass. Her friend goes missing and she's… Continue reading #BookReview Tamora Carter: Goblin Queen by Jim C. Hines

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#BookReview Snowbound (Milligan Creek #5) by Kevin Milligan

There is nothing I love more than another Milligan Creek book! I can't express how pumped I was when I heard there was another book coming from Kevin Miller. The Milligan Creek series is one of my top middle grade series EVER (and yeah, that's a big deal - I read a lot) so I… Continue reading #BookReview Snowbound (Milligan Creek #5) by Kevin Milligan

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#BookReview I Told You So! Strike Three, You’re Out by Mark Gunning

Anyone who knows me knows I love a good middle grade novel. What can I say? I love being transported back to the nostalgia and fun of my youth! Middle grade novels are always so fun and creative, so I was pumped that an author even asked me to read one of theirs! It's always… Continue reading #BookReview I Told You So! Strike Three, You’re Out by Mark Gunning

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#BookReview Bunnicula by James & Deborah Howe

Happy Spooky Month! This is my favourite time of year, so it's time to share some of my fave spooky reads! This particular book is a personal fave from my youth. Enjoy!   Back in the day, Bunnicula was THE book to read in elementary school. The class clambered to the front of the classroom… Continue reading #BookReview Bunnicula by James & Deborah Howe

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#BookReview Say Cheese and Die by R.L. Stine

Happy Spooky Month! Here's another spooky filled book to brighten up (or darken) your shelf!   Who doesn't love a good throwback? Especially one from the master, R.L. Stine. I loved Goosebumps as a kid and I still love them now. They are the ultimate throwback and totally brightens my day. Sure, these books don't… Continue reading #BookReview Say Cheese and Die by R.L. Stine

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#BookReview Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Smile by Raina Telgemeier is a story that totally connected with me in ways other books couldn't. Raina's story echoes a lot of my own, and it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to see a story like this get shared. Many kids will face dental issues and bullying, so a book like… Continue reading #BookReview Smile by Raina Telgemeier