Monday, April 28, 2014

MMGM Links (4/28/14)

Waaaaaaaaay too wiped from a crazy weekend of travel and events (had SUCH a fun time at the SOKY Book Fest, though) to put together an MMGM shoutout. But I did my best to assemble the links:
- Natalie Aguirre is interviewing author Dianne Salemi, and GIVING AWAY an ARC of THE EIGHTH DAY. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Mark Baker is championing BLUE SEA BURNING. Click HERE to read his review.
- Sue Heavenrich is blown away with WIND DANCER. Click HERE to see why.  
- Laurisa White Reyes is *also* spreading the WIND DANCER love. Click HERE to see her take. 
- Kim Aippersbach has found a true MASTERPIECE. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Clara Bowman-Jahn is spreading some love for DOWN UNDER CALLING. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is caught up with PROJECT XCALIBUR. Click HERE to see why. 
-Jenni Enzor thinks you should make time for THE BOOK OF TIME. Click HERE to see her feature. 
- Katie Fitzgerald is highlighting WELCOME TO DOG BEACH. Click HERE to read her review.   
- Jennifer Donnovan is recommending THE SUMMER I SAVED THE WORLD IN 65 DAYS. Click HERE to see why.
- Greg Pattridge is gushing about THE KINDLING. Click HERE to see his review.
- Suzanne Warr is in awe of ODIN'S PROMISE Click HERE to see why.
- Daniel Johnston is on the edge of his seat for RUNNING OUT OF TIME. Click HERE to see his feature
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing and GIVING AWAY a copy of SAVING LUCY BIGGS, along with an interview with the authors. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Sher A. Hart is cheering for DIEGOS DRAGON. Click HERE to see why. 
- 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.    
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting 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. Wow! I love all these links to great middle grade books! I forgot to send you mine. I'm featuring Eliza Bing is (Not) a Big, Fat Quitter by @CarVanVleet, a great story about a girl with ADHD.

    1. Oops! Here's the link:

  2. I gave Shannon a faulty link (actually, it was a perfectly fine link until I changed the title of the post). The correct one is

    Or you can just hit the Home tab on my page and it will take you there. :)

  3. Thanks for doing this every week, no matter how wiped out or busy you are.

  4. Completely forgot...was sick this past weekend :( But here's my link


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