Monday, March 4, 2013

MMGM Links (3/4/13)

Given that I spent the last 4 days at the AMAZING Big Sur Writers Workshop (so surreal being faculty this time!) and that LTSF releases tomorrow (how is that possible????) I definitely have no MMGM today. But I did put together the links! (Though warning, my brain is barely functioning after the looooooooong drive home, so it's possible I missed someone or messed up a link or two. Sorry in advance!)

But before we get to that--I have a winner to announce! The winner of THE CLASSROOM is...

Yay!!!! If that's you, please email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your address. 

Okay, on to the links!
- Julie DeGuia has a review from her 9-year-old daughter of... KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES!!! (eeeee!) Click HERE to see what she thought! 
- Brennan and Meyrick Murphy are raving about THE SISTERS GRIMM: THE FAIRY-TALE DETECTIVES. Click HERE to see what these two middle grade readers thought of it.    
- Shari Larsen is cheering for FINN FINNEGAN. Click HERE to read her thoughts.    
- Natalie Aguirre has a special guest post from the author of MY VERY UNFAIRY TALE LIFE--with a giveaway. Click HERE for details. 
- Akossiwa Ketoglo is  swooning over DEADWEATHER AND SUNRISE--with a giveaway! Click HERE to see her review.
- Danika Dinsmore is intrigued with LIAR AND SPY. Click HERE to see why.   
- Katie Fitzgerald is spreading the love for THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING. Click HERE for her review.  
- Janet Smart is showcasing EVERYTHING ON A WAFFLE. Click HERE to see why. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is featuring CAKE: LOVE, CHICKENS, AND A TASTE OF THE PECULIAR--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details.  
- Andrea Mack is gushing about THE DEAD KID DETECTIVE AGENCY. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
 - Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is raving over FOURMILE. Click HERE to see his review.   
- 8-year-old Lucy is talking about WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME. Click HERE to see why.
- Dorine White is interviewing author MaryAnn MacDonald Click HERE to read 
- Flash, the Feline Extraordinaire, (and Professional Mews to Cindy Strandvold) recommends HOLES. Click HERE to see what that's all about.  
- 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!   
- 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.     

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 know that everyone is reading The Runaway King, but I also have a review of it up at
    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Barbara is made of pure awesomeness!! Congrats to her for winning!

  3. Ms. Yingling and I must have similar taste, I have a review for The Runaway King also.

  4. Wow . . . tomorrow! Congratulations, #1. I can't wait to get my copy. :)

  5. Wheee! That's me! Cool.

    And best to you on this release!!


  7. Been reading a lot of middle grade fiction. I just need to coordinate to get posts up to link up with your weekly meme. Hope to be a regular some day. :) I love this weekly round up.


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