Monday, November 15, 2010

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - Nerds: M is for Mama's Boy


Marvelous Middle Grade Monday


Nerds: M is for Mama's Boy 
by Michael Buckley


Shannon Whitney Messenger wisely decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born. Thanks, Shannon! 


Goodreads Blurb:
In this second outing for the 5th grade super spies, Duncan Dewey, codename "Gluestick", is the point of view character. This time the group must fight a very unlikely villain - he still lives with his Mum. In other words, it's the NERDS against a nerd. 

Michael Buckley nailed middle grade humor in this book - big time! The super powers of the kids in book one were awesome.  Add some buck-toothed squirrels worshiping our buck-toothed hero-turned-villain and it's even more hilarious.  I found myself in awe of Michael's ability to somehow channel the imaginative energy of this age group.

After watching my son sit for hours, laughing hysterically and insisting on reading parts to his little sister, I knew I had to read this one.  All I can say is...no wonder it's such a hit! Upper elementary  kids (esp. boys) through jr. high aged are the perfect audience for this one.  I highly recommend it!

Happy Monday!

25 comments:

Jen Daiker said...

This sounds so cute, and the fact that you were able to hear a lot of laughter from your children would make me love the book even more!

Francesca said...

Oooh - one for the list! My fifth grader will read pretty much anything (had to steal back Bridget Jones' Diary because there are some things a 10 year old boy should just not know yet) but he loves a fast, funny read! Thanks!

Jennie Englund said...

I'm in ginormous awe of and have heaps of respect for middle grade authors -- especially those who write for boys!

You have to be silly but focused, unpredictable but linear. Quick-paced, fun, with plot tricks.

Honest -- you middle grade authors, YOU ROCK!!!

Raquel Byrnes said...

As a mom I'm always looking out for great reads for my kiddies. This one sounds like something they'd like.

Edge of Your Seat Romance

Mary Aalgaard said...

Mmmm. Good middle grade humor. I'm going to remember this one.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

My son is crazy about these books!

Candice said...

What a coincidence, I just wrote a post entitle Word to the Nerds. :) I guess it's a nerdy Monday! This book looks great for my little brother.

KarenG said...

I used to love to read MG books, back when my kids were that age. This one looks fun, my boys would have enjoyed it.

Old Kitty said...

Glad to read that your son thoroughly enjoyed this fab book!!! yay for great books for kids! Take care
x

Shari said...

Thanks for the review. This book sounds awesome and I have two boys that will love it!

Elana Johnson said...

My son would probably like this. Great feature, Shannon!

Susan R. Mills said...

Must get this one for my son. He's a picky reader and I think he'd like this.

Kelly said...

Ohhh, I can't wait to read this (and share it with my kids). I love funny books! I won this book on PJ Hoover's blog, so it is on my TBR pile!

cleemckenzie said...

I love good middle grade stories that make kids laugh. I'll have to look into this one. Thanks.

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss shannon! yikes! look what you just did to me. you got my wanna read list lots higher. its so high if it fell down on me i could be buried in wanna read papers for ever. ha ha. i think i could love this book cause i like stuff that gets me laughing till i could fall over and its just for my age.
...hugs from lenny

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Thanks for your recommendation. I'm sure some of my grandkids would love it :-)

ali said...

Sweet! I don't think my boys have read any of this series, so I'm gonna add it to the TBR list for them! Thanks Shannon!

ninidee said...

Ooh, I haven't heard of this one prior to this post.I will put it on my list. Thanks, Maribeth

Jemi Fraser said...

Definitely putting this one on my wishlist!

Vicki Rocho said...

Love this cover! Looks like it'd be soo much fun!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Shannon -

Yay for guys writing books for boys! This one sounds like a winner.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Diane said...

Sounds like a good one to keep in mind for my 8 year old son. He loves this kind of humor. :O)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Excellent read. really enjoyed it.

Yvonne.

Clara said...

That is so cute! AND, this is the best book title ever! =)

Susanne Drazic said...

Fun cover! This sounds like a book my son would have liked if it had been around when he was in 5th grade.

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