Monday, July 23, 2012

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday Link Extravaganza

Sorry guys--once again I have no MMGM this week. KEEPER 2 is currently squishing my brain into a  gooey pulp (how's THAT for a mental image on a Monday morning) so I haven't had time to read or think or breathe. I promise things will be back on track as soon as the revised draft is in my editor's inbox.

And in the meantime, here's the list of all the amazing MMGM's floating around the blogosphere today*:
- Author Claire Legrand has another entry her awesome series called Middle Grade Memories. And  um... IT'S ME! Click HERE to see me discuss the books I loved growing up--with a GIVEAWAY!  
- Joanne Fritz is swooning over WHAT CAME FROM THE STARS. Click HERE to see why. 
-Mrs. Heise is cheering for GOLD METAL SUMMER. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Barbara Watson is rocking out to NATE ROCKS THE BOAT--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details. 
- Ruth Donnelly is showcasing THE EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION OF NICHOLAS BENEDICT. Click HERE to see her reviews.   
- Michelle Mason is shining a light on A FAREWELL TO CHARMS. Click HERE to see why she enjoyed it.
- Julie DeGuia is highlighting INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Michelle Isenhoff is featuring BENEATH THE SLASHINGS--with an ARC GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for all the details. 
- Jemi Fraser is championing A SCARY GOOD BOOK. Click HERE to see why she thinks you'll love it too. 
- Susan Olson is over the moon for ON THE BLUE COMET. Click HERE to see why. 
- Andrea Mack is wowed by WONDER. Click HERE to learn why she thinks its worth a read. 
- Brennan and Meyrick Murphy are spooked for GHOSTOPOLIS. Click HERE to see what these two middle grade readers thought of it. 
- Deb Marshall is blind with love for SEEING CINDERELLA. Click HERE to see why she loved it so very much.  
- Laurisa Reyes has an interview with author Elizabeth Barrows--plus a GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for details 
- Danica Dinsmore is back to celebrate BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA. Click HERE for her feature.  
- Natalie Aguirre is interviewing author Natalie Dias Lorenzi and GIVING AWAY an THE FLYING DRAGON.  Click HERE for all the details.    
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.  
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome! 
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week! 
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 

If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so I see it)

NOTE: I used to not have a cut-off time for adding links to the post, but with how insane my schedule is right now, if you don't email me by Sunday evening (usually around 11pm PST is when I put the links together) I can't guarantee I'll have a chance to add you. BUT, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you!

*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen posts ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me ahead of time.


  1. I've also got one you forgot--Natalie Dias Lorenzi and giveaway of Flying the Dragon.

    Literary Rambles

  2. I have a couple of books in The Cupcake Diaries series reviewed over at my blog! Thanks for continuing to include me even though I've not been good about getting my titles in!

  3. My scheduling got messed up - sorry! The link wasn't up early, but it's up now! :)

  4. Cool! Er, I mean eeeeooo on that image. Thanks for the linkage!

  5. Oooh, lots of new ones this time, or new to me, anyway! Good luck with your revisions, Shannon.

  6. I once again am totally late on my MMGM post. I'm getting both of those up now on MMs and MKs.

  7. Hope the editing of the book is going well! Best of luck!


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