Monday, June 16, 2014

MMGM Links (6/16/14)

It's been a CRAZY few days, so I didn't have a chance to put together an MMGM shoutout. But I'll try to get back on track next week. In the meantime, I still made links!

- Ali Cross joins the MMGM fun with a feature on THE DREAM KEEPER. Click HERE to welcome her to the group! 
 - Claire Caterer is feeling the magic of SPELLBOUND. Click HERE to see why.
- The B.O.B. also joins the MMGM fun with a feature on THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL. Click HERE to see what she thinks. 
- Mark Baker is cheering for KINGDOM KEEPERS VII: THE INSIDER OF RIDLEY. Click HERE to see his review.
- Michelle Isenhoff is championing THE SWIFT. Click HERE to see why. 
 - Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is raving about HOW TO OUTRUN A CROCODILE WHEN YOUR SHOES ARE UNTIED. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Suzanne Warr is highlighting WABI: A HERO'S TALE. Click HERE to see her spotlight.  
- Greg Pattridge is spreading some love for MIDDLE SCHOOL: HOW I SURVIVED BULLIES, BROCCOLI, & SNAKE HILL.  Click HERE to see why.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviwing--and GIVING AWAY--WISH YOU WEREN'T. Click HERE for all the fun.  
- 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.
- 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.  

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 link must have gotten lost in the shuffle. Today over at Sally's Bookshelf I've posted a review of "Pure Grit: How American World War II nurses survived battle and prison camp in the Pacific"
    by Mary Cronk Farrell. It's good nonfiction, an exciting adventure and real history.

  2. I think I got lost in the shuffle too. I have an AWESOME sports novel in verse (yes, you read that right) :-) up this week called THE CROSSOVER. Here's my link:

  3. Thanks, Shannon, for doing this when you are so busy.

  4. I reviewed THE ACTUAL & TRUTHFUL ADVENTURES OF BECKY THATCHER by Jessica Lawson over on my blog, too!


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