Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Five middle grade novels for the musical soul

At the BN Kids Blog Maria Burel tagged five top middle grade novels for the musical soul, including:
Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace, by Nan Marino

11-year-old Elvis Ruby is headed straight for the top, via the reality show “Tween Star.” But on the big night, with millions of people watching, something goes horribly wrong. Actually, everything goes horribly wrong. Now Elvis has changed his appearance (and his trademark hair) in order to hide out from the paparazzi and flip pancakes at his aunt and uncle’s Piney Pete’s Pancake Palace. But the town oddball Cecelia threatens to blow his cover. And Cecelia has her own agenda, centered around a family legend, and the strange music coming from the woods. Sometimes real life is even stranger than what you see on TV.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Coffee with a Canine: Nan Marino & Tai Chi Marino.

--Marshal Zeringue