Monday, June 23, 2014

MMGM Links (6/23/14)

I'm teaching a writing class at a local bookstore this evening (LA Peeps, feel free to join us at Once Upon a Time at 6pm) so prepping for that took up all of my MMGM shout-out time. But I DID put together links so...viola!
- Camp Half-Blood Reviews join the MMGM fun, and this week Xander is gushing about JANITORS. Click HERE to see what he thought, and welcome them to the group! 
- Birdie Reader is singing praises for WHEN DOGS BLOG. Click HERE to see why.  
- Julie DeGuia is highlighting WHAT THE MOON SAID. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Jess at Reading Nook is in love with TESLA'S ATTIC. Click HERE to see her review.
- The B.O.B. has part two of their SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL post. Click HERE to see the rest of the fun. 
- Katie Fitzgerald is spreading some love for THE JULIAN CHAPTER: A WONDER STORY. Click HERE to see her review.
- Michelle Isenhoff is showcasing THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX. Click HERE to see why. 
- Michelle Mason is caught up in the EYE OF THE STORM . Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Suzanne Warr is enchanted with THE ENCHANTED FOREST. Click HERE to see her spotlight.  
- Jenni Enzor is shouting at the wind for ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Greg Pattridge is giving a shout out to THE GREAT GREENE HEIST.  Click HERE to see why. 
- Sher A. Hart has a fun conversation between the author of DIEGO'S DRAGON, and his main character. Click HERE for all the fun.  
- Susan Olson has chills for THE FLOOD DISASTER. Click HERE to see why. 
- Dorine White is exploring THE CATACOMBS OF VANAHEIM. Click HERE to see her review.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviwing--and GIVING AWAY--SCREAMING AT THE UMP. Click HERE to check it out.
- 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. Lucky people getting to attend a class by you! Thanks for the MMGM linkage.

  2. I've posted a review of a middle-grade nf book today (forgot to send the link before I headed off to the 21st Century NF conference) - "Babe Conquers the World: the legendary life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias" by Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace over at Sally's Bookshelf.

  3. My friend Linda participated today for the first time and forgot to email in her link. Here it is!

  4. Thanks, Shannon, for doing this. Mondays are such a treat!

  5. Thank so much for all these links! As per usual lately, I forgot to get mine in on time. But this week I'm excited to be part of the blog tour for Pam Torres' "It's NOT Just a Dog!" and I have a really interesting interview with Pam about her writing. Come check it out at:

  6. Thanks for the links! Congratulations on the writing class! I've been wanting to join MMGM and I'll email you the link soon. Hopefully you'll be able to post it. I was also wondering how many books are going to be in the Keeper series?


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