Tag Archives: middle grade

Click Here to Start (2016)

Rating: 4.2 stars Escape rooms meets secret family historical mystery (emphasis on the mystery, less on the history). Ted’s an online escape room pro. He plays the games all the time, and has a knack for figuring out the right … Continue reading

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The Dogs by Allan Stratton (2016)

4.2 Stars. Cameron Weaver and his mother having been moving from place to place trying to escape the path of his abusive father. They find themselves in a small town at a farm house with a mysterious past. Through research, … Continue reading

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The Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus (2010)

Rating: 3.9 stars. It’s 1841 and Japan is deep into their isolationism. A Japanese fishing boat sinks, only to be rescued by Americans. Fourteen year old Manjiro learns all he can about the new culture and is keen for the … Continue reading

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