Monday, January 27, 2014

MMGM Links (1/27/14)

I'm struggling to catch up after a chaotic (and awesome weekend) in Arizona for YAllapalooza, so once again I have no MMGM. And I'm putting these links together with what little I have left of my brain, so I HOPE they're right. Sorry in advance if they're not:
-  Natalie Aguirre is interviewing Rachel Searless and giving away an ARC of THE LOST PLANET. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Sue Heavenrich is hearing the CALL OF THE KLONDIKE. Click HERE to read her review.
- Barbara Watson wants everyone to SWAY. Click HERE to see why. 
-  Michelle Mason has a double feature this week, with FAIREST OF ALL and THE SHOE FITS. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Kim Aippersbach is loving FORTUNATELY THE MILK. Click HERE to see why. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is cheering for LORD AND LADY BUNNY--ALMOST ROYALTY! (and pssst---there's a GIVEAWAY!) Click HERE for details.
- Greg Pattridge is spotlighting PHINEAS L MAGUIRE. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Birdie Reader is singing praises for THE OUTLANDISH ADVENTURES OF LIBERTY AIMES. Click HERE to see her review. 
- Daniel Johnston is hitting the JACKPOT. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Andrea Mack is feeling PARCHED. Click HERE to see why.  
- Julie DeGuia is raving about STEALING AIR. Click HERE to see her feature.  
- Dorine White is showcasing ALLIANCE. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Laurisa White Reyes has chills for BREAKING STALIN'S NOSE. Click HERE to see why.  
- 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!   
- Jennifer Rumberger always has an awesome MMGM feature on her blog. 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 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. My, you were up late! Thanks for getting me on the list and for such an extensive list of blogs. I'm having fun reading today.

  2. Love all these links! Here's the one at our blog by my 6th graders.

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