Monday, November 18, 2013

MMGM Links (11/18/13)

Greetings from the deadline cave!! (yes, I'm still here. Getting a bit tired, honestly--but I shall persevere!) I'll confess, my brain is feeling a bit mushy right now, but I still attempted to assemble the MMGM links. Apologies if they're wrong!
- Barbara Watson is cheering for IVY IN THE SHADOWS. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- 11-year-old Xander is sharing some cover love for some recent releases. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is sharing a post about the  Highlights Whole Novel: Historical Fiction workshop and a Giveaway of THE DAY MY FATHER BECAME A BUSH. Click HERE to learn more.  
 Michelle Mason is championing MILLICENT MIN, GIRL GENIUS. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Mark Baker shares his thoughts on NICK AND TESLA'S ROBOT ARMY RAMPAGE. Click HERE to read his review. 
- Dorine White is gushing about THE ROYAL RANGER. Click HERE to see why.   
- Birdie Reader is *also* spreading some love for THE ROYAL RANGER. Click HERE to see her review.  
- Andrea Mack is caught up in the ESCAPE FROM MR. LIMONCELLO'S LIBRARY. Click HERE to see why.  
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is highlighting LARA'S GIFT. Click HERE to see what he thought. edia Sharif is soaring for THE ART OF FLYING. Click HERE to see why 
- Greg Pattridge is flushed with excitement for FLUSH. Click HERE to see his review. 
Jennifer at 5 Minutes for Books is featuring novels in verse (or about poetry). Click HERE to see what they are.     
- Natalie Lorenzi is all wrapped up in MY SORT OF FAIRY TALE ENDING. Click HERE to see why.   
- Jennifer Rumberger always has an awesome MMGM feature on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.
- Deb Marshall is a MMGM regular. Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week. 
- 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 it gets sorted accurately) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!

*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 reviews 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.


  1. Thanks for the great list. I sure don't get much done on Mondays, but I do read a lot of blogs.

  2. Bummer, my email must have come in too late! Well, at least I can hop around and see what everyone else has up. And if anyone wants to stop by I have a spotlight of Liesl Shurtliff's Rump up on my blog!

  3. This really IS a great list of sites. I'm having to bookmark it to make sure I can read most of them. Thanks for all the work you do to put this together.


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