Monday, February 4, 2013

MMGM Links (2/4)

So... LTSF #2 is due to my editor by close of business today (and yes, I'm still working on it. I've been awake for far longer than I want to think about.) So yeah, definitely no MMGM today.

But I have last week's winner to announce:

Yay! If that's you, you won a copy of GEEKS, GIRLS, & SECRET IDENTITIES by Mike Jung. Email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your address and I will mail off your prize.

And I tried to throw together the links as quickly as I could--sorry if I missed someone or got something wrong. Blame deadline brain:

- Rebecca Behrens joins the MMGM fun with her first feature on SWAY. Click HERE to welcome her to the fun.
- 8-year-old Lucy also joins the MMGM fun with a feature on CASSIDY THE COSTUME FAIRY. Click HERE to welcome her to the group!  
- Katie Fitzgerald is back with a feature on FOURTH STALL PART III. Click HERE to see her review.  
- Danika Dinsmore has part two of her ive report from ALA Midwinter. Click HERE to see what that's all about!  
- Laurisa White Reyes has an interview with author Paul R. Hewlett--with a GIVEAWAY!  Click HERE for details. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck has two different features--plus a GIVEAWAY of WINTER'S TIDE! Click HERE to see what she thought!
- Susan Olson is feeling wanderlove for THE VOYAGE (RETURN TO TITANIC) Click HERE to see why.  
- Jennifer Rumberger is sharing TROUBLE ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY (and her young son is helping with the post) Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Brennan and Meyrick Murphy are gushing about BIG NATE MAKES THE GRADE. Click HERE to see what these two middle grade readers thought of it.   
- Flash, the Feline Extraordinaire, (and Professional Mews to Cindy Strandvold) recommends LIONS OF LITTLEROCK. Click HERE to see what that's all about.    
- Dorine White has an ARC Giveaway from her recent trip to ALA Midwinter. Click HERE to see what's up for grabs.    
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.     
- Michelle Isenhoff is always part of the MMGM fun. Click HERE to see what she's talking about today.  
 - Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about 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. Congrats to Andrea! Good luck getting your manuscript out today. You can do it!

  2. Wow! Thanks, Shannon! I've been wanting to read this one!

  3. I forgot to mention that my post had a special focus on books for boys. And the post was up a bit late because I am not as hard core as you and can't stay up all night...

    Shannon! I hope you get some sleeeeeeep!

  4. Shannon, it's a miracle and a testament to your commitment to great books that you post this list every week. Kudos to you :)

  5. Hi, Shannon, I thought I saw a familiar name from WriteOnCon as the host of this MMGM thing. My blog partner, author Paul R Hewlett, is guest posting over at Laurisa's blog about his Lionel's Grand Adventure series. I'm glad you're doing this because I've also noticed YA gets most of the love. I started writing for middle grade because I wanted to write for the kids who did like I did at age 9, hiding under my bed with a book to avoid piano lessons or something else awful like doing dishes. For me, all those rewrites turned into editing, just as fun as the actual story telling because I'm helping other people's stories get better. I'm glad to see you've already got sequels in the works.


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