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As a homeschooling veteran, I review middle-grade stories to help parents, librarians, and teachers choose good books.

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Spark by Jill Shope Hackman, a review

Spark by Jill Shope Hackman, a review

Spark by J.M. Hackman tells the Christian fantasy tale of Brenna, a Pennsylvania schoolgirl just turning 16. Brenna discovers to her dismay that flames shoot from her fingertips when she’s angry. After she sets a school display on fire, causing the sprinkler system to...

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Alone by Megan E. Freeman, a review

Alone by Megan E. Freeman, a review

In Alone by Megan E Freeman, twelve-year-old Maddie meant to plan a secret sleepover with a smorgasbord of Twinkies, soda and frozen pizza. But her friends cancel and she sleeps by herself at her grandparents’ apartment. Then she wakes up to a new world–one with no other people in it.

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I Am David by Anne Holm, a review

I Am David by Anne Holm, a review

Anne Holm, a Danish journalist and author, wrote this novel in 1963 about a twelve-year-old boy who grew up in a concentration camp in Eastern Europe and remembers nothing else. David’s life and outlook are uniformly grim. He has never even smiled.Anne Holm, a Danish journalist and author, wrote this novel in 1963 about a twelve-year-old boy who grew up in a concentration camp in Eastern Europe and remembers nothing else. David’s life and outlook are uniformly grim. He has never even smiled.

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