Monday, January 31, 2011

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday--Fantasy Favorites (plus a giveaway!)

Yay--Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday is back--and it's BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!!!! (If I do say so myself.)

I'm giving away, not one, not two, but THREE middle-grade books--and the winners even get to pick which prize they win!

Be. 

Excited!

Only thing? I'm not hosting it here. Instead, I've taken MMGM on a little road-trip today, over to the group blog I contribute to, From The Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors.

The Mixed-Up Files is a must read blog for all you middle-grade fans, and I couldn't think of a better way to get you guys to go check it out than to bring MMGM there for a day. (I swear, it has nothing to do with me being too busy to write two completely separate posts for today.) (Okay...maybe it does--a little.) (#Shannonfail)

So please. Go THERE. Check out the amazing list of middle-grade fantasy books I'm featuring. Then make sure you enter for a chance to win your pick from the list. It couldn't be easier. Plus, did I mention there will be THREE WINNERS???? What are you waiting for?

Oh, and while you're hopping around the internet, make sure you check out these awesome blogs, also featuring MMGM's today:

- Shannon O'Donnell--practically my 2nd in Command at this point--always has an MMGM on her blog. And she has amazing taste in books, so make sure you go THERE and check it out.


- The fabulous Sheri Larsen also makes her MMGM debut this week with a feature on The Samantha Granger Experiment: FUSED, by Kari Lee Townsend. Click HERE to see her post.


- The lovely Joanne Fritz has another recommendation for us as well. SEASON OF SECRETS by Sally Nicholls. Click HERE to read all about it.


- The awesome Aly Beecher also has an MMGM. This week she's featuring BABYMOUSE #13: CUPCAKE TYCOON, by Jennifer L. Holm. Go HERE to hear her thoughts.

And--as always--if you've done a MMGM on your blog today and would like me to link you, drop me an email or let me know in the comments and I will happily link you. Together, we're all giving middle-grade a tiny piece of the attention it deserves. Go us!

Happy Monday!

20 comments:

  1. Way ahead of you, Messenger, have already been over, checked it out, commented and made notes on books to buy. You have to get up very early in the morning to beat Australians!

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  2. Awesome. I'll go check it out. thanks for the links.

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  3. Love, love, love the list, Shannon!

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  4. That's great. I'm going to check them out.

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  5. I'll check these out. Love the giraffes by the way.

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  6. Thanks so much for the linky!! I'm so excited. The other links are wonderful, too. Oh...and I'm in love with the sparkles. Hopefully it sparks some energy in me, this morning. Mondays...garf!!

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  7. Thanks for all the links. I'm always up for finding new (and marvelous) books. :)

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  8. Hi Shannon, thanks for sending so many people to Mixed-Up Files! You're awesome!!!

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  9. I actually stumbled/tumbled into the mixed-up files first--and saw it was marvelous you doing the middle grade review! No wonder you've been so busy, my friend.

    (Awesome reviews of many of my faves, by the way.)

    word verification is "blesu", which I choose to translate as "bless you." Hope you haven't been sneezing.

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  10. Okay, you just posted the greatest picture of all time. Giraffes with sparkles triumph all. You've cemented your legacy in literary history, Shannon.

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  11. Middle Grade books are awesome! Thanks for the links. :)

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  12. Sparkly giraffes? It doesn't get any better than that! Your list of MMGM participants is growing - YAY for MG!!! I'm off to the Mixed-Up Files. See ya there! :-)

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  13. Shannon, thanks so much for linking!

    Heading over to Mixed-up Files now.

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  14. I'm off to see the link-ys, the most wonderful link-ys of Oz!

    Don't mind me. Not enough sleep and neck deep in edits that are due tomorrow!

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  15. hi miss shannon! HOORAY for mg books! for sure im gonna go see those blogs.
    ...hugs from lenny

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  16. Hopping over now! Love your middle grade mondays! :)

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  17. Giraffes and Sparkles??? Could your blog get any better?

    I don't think so.

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  18. Funny, but I didn't think there was anything wrong with sparkling giraffes :D

    I'll mozy on over to the Mixed Up Files blog. Sounds like a marvelous place to hang out :D

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  19. Love that you do this. Love your picks. I'll have to start MMGMing.

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