Monday, December 23, 2013

MMGM Links (12/23/13)

Just got home from a MUCH needed vacation after turning in K33P3R, so once again I have no MMGM for you guys. Hoping to get a bit more regular in the new year. In the meantime, here are the links:
- Jennifer at 5 Minutes features three books from Orca Limelights about artistically inclined kids. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck has a last minute shopping list of minute middle grade reads--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details
- Xander is remembering the amazing Ned Vizzini. Click HERE to read more. 
- Greg Pattridge is feeling OKAY FOR NOW. Click HERE to read his review. 
- 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.

3 comments:

  1. Glad you had a good vacation. Merry Christmas to you!

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  2. Here's a nonfiction post that went up today:
    http://jaja-cas.blogspot.com/2013/12/presidents-as-tough-guys.html
    and one that went up Friday:
    http://jaja-cas.blogspot.com/2013/12/unstoppable-more-39-clues-excitement.html
    Sorry to send them in now; I can never remember that post go in BEFORE Monday. Have a great Christmas!

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  3. Best wishes for an amazing 2014! Thanks for all you do for middle grade writing and writers.

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