Monday, December 28, 2015

MMGM Links (12/28/15)

Final MMGM links of the year--seriously where did 2015 go?!?! And I have some crazy deadlines at the moment so I'm just going to jump right into these:

(Oh, but remember, there's still a few days left for the Neverseen Superfan giveaway. Click HERE to see the prizes and learn how to enter.)
- Jess at the Reading Nook is sweet on SWEET HOME ALASKA. Click HERE to find her review. 
Greg Pattridge is cheering for CHASE TINKER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC.  Click HERE to read his thoughts. 
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site. 


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (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--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

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. 

Monday, December 21, 2015

MMGM Links (12/21/15)

Okay, I do not understand how 2015 is almost over--or how I still have so many things on my To Do list!!!!!!

But I guess you're not here for my panicking. You're here for the MMGM links! So here you go--it's a light week with the holiday:

(Oh, and if you missed it last week, my final giveaway is on--the Neverseen Superfan giveaway. Click HERE to see the prizes and learn how to enter.)
- Sue Kooky is rooting for JACK: THE TRUE STORY OF JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. Click HERE to find her review. 
- The Paige Turner is spreading some love for...*blush*...NEVERSEEN. Click HERE to see what she thought (*blushes more*). 
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME.  Click HERE to read his thoughts.
- Rosi Hollenbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--RUBY LEE AND ME. Click HERE for details. 
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site. 


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (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--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

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. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The NEVERSEEN Superfan giveaway!

Yay--the time has come for my favorite (and last) giveaway of 2015--THE NEVERSEEN SUPERFAN GIVEAWAY!

I know some of you have been waiting ever-so-patiently for me to get my act together and get this organized (sorry for the delay--my travel schedule pushed everything back a couple of weeks). But I'm caught up and I'm ready and I have five awesome prizes. BEHOLD:




In case you can't tell, those are five (yes, FIVE) signed hardcovers of NEVERSEEN, all featuring hand drawn panakes blossoms (done by me, using prismacolor pencils, so they look even more awesome in real life). Which means there will be FIVE winners who will get one, (and yes the books can be personalized if you would like)

Since these are very special, very time consuming prizes for me to make, I want to make sure they go to true fans of the series. So like I've done in the past, I'm going to make you guys put in a *little* extra work to enter--but I've still done my best to also keep it as simple as possible and make a way that even those who haven't bought (or read) the book can still enter. AND, the advantage to this is, if you really really really want one, there are a lot of ways for you to get a TON of entries and increase your chances of winning.

So here's how this works.

To enter, you MUST complete these two simple steps.

STEP NUMBER ONE:

You must either:

  • Post a review of NEVERSEEN on amazon / goodreads / B&N / youtube / your blog or website / ANYWHERE ELSE YOU POST YOUR REVIEWS. And no, this doesn't mean you have to write a glowing, five star review (though of course you are WELCOME to). All that matters is that it's an honest review
  • Tweet / Instagram / FB / tumblr / pinterest / google+ / or ANY OTHER WAY YOU ATTACK THE INTERNETS with a photo of NEVERSEEN somewhere in the wild (could be your own personal copy in your hands, or a shiny copy on display in a store or library--doesn't matter to me. And if the store you go to is sold out, you can always request they bring in another copy. In fact, I would love you FOREVER for doing that because it helps get books back on the shelf faster!)*
  • Tweet / Instagram / FB / tumblr / pinterest / google+ / ANY OTHER WAY YOU ATTACK THE INTERNETS with your own KEEPER series fan art (Anything goes here--feel free to be as creative as you want. You can post drawings, quotes, crafts. baked goods, anything you dream up.)*
You only have to do one--though you are welcome to do as many as you want. I'll reward you with an extra entry for everything you do (and every social media platform you post it on--each one counts for an extra entry). The only requirement is that it must be NEW. If you've posted fan art, photos of the book, or reviews in the past--thank you! (no really, THANK YOU) But if you want it to count for the contest you'll need to do something new during the contest time period (December 16, 2015 - January 3, 2016). That's why I've given you three different options and count so many social media platforms--surely there's somewhere you can post the review again or something else you can do to enter.

*feel free to tag me in any of these things, to make doubly sure I see them. My instagram / twitter handle is @SW_Messenger

Once you've done whatever you'd like to from the list above, you'll need to let me know what you did so I can count your entries accordingly. Which brings me to:

STEP NUMBER TWO: 
  • You MUST fill out the form at the bottom of this post, along with links to anywhere you posted the pictures/reviews. Form must be filled out by 11:59 pm pacific on Sunday, January 3, 2016

Step two is an absolutely essential step, because it's the only way I will see your entry. So don't forget to fill out the form. And International entries ARE accepted. 

Winners won't be posted anywhere, nor will they be contacted prior to mailing. You'll know you're a winner when your prize shows up (and if it doesn't, then sadly you didn't win). So triple check to make sure you enter your mailing address correctly because it'd be a shame for your prize to get lost in the mail.

I'm pretty sure that's everything, but if I missed something you are welcome to ask in the comments. Just make sure you ask those questions in the comments section on my website and not on goodreads or any of the other places this blog feeds out to, because I won't see them if you post them anywhere else)

**Form has been removed now that the giveaway has ended. Thanks to all who participated!**


Monday, December 14, 2015

MMGM Links (12/14/15)

Home from travel--and buried in deadlines. But here's the MMGM links:

(Oh, and I have an extra special giveaway happening this week--not totally sure which day yet--so keep an eye on my website)
- Sue Kooky is back to champion MAGNUS CHASE AND THE SWORD OF SUMMER. Click HERE to find her review. 
- Suzanne Warr has is feeling the MAGYK. Click HERE to see why. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is rooting for KID ATHLETES. Click HERE for his review. 
- Kim Aippersbach has a double feature on BOOK SCAVENGER and THE SPOTTED DOG LAST SEEN. Click HERE to find her thoughts. 
- Mary Kincaid is raving about SHADOW-WRACK. Click HERE to see why. 
- Carl from Boys Rule! Boys Read! has two Hanukkah features. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for BRIDGET WILDER: SPY-IN-TRAINING.  Click HERE to read his thoughts.  
- Mark Baker is having fun with THE FUNJUNGLE Collection. Click HERE to see why.  
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site. 


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (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--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

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. 

Monday, December 7, 2015

MMGM Links (12/7/16)

Bonjour from Paris!

My brain is a bit frazzled from jet lag and a million events--and I'm putting these together on Paris time so I'm sure I'm missing some of you (it's only 4pm for CA and 2am for me. Side note: I am very tired). But here's the MMGM links I found in my inbox:
- Sue Kooky joins the MMGM fun with a feature on WONDER. Click HERE to welcome her to the group.  
- Suzanne Warr has is cheering for THE COUNTERFEIT PRINCESS.  Click HERE to see why.
- Carl from Boys Rule! Boys Read! is spotlighting KRINGLE. Click HERE for his review.
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for DIEGO'S DRAGON: BATTLE AT TENOCHTITLAN  Click HERE to read his thoughts. 
- Mark Baker is raving about THE STORY OF DIVA AND FLEA. Click HERE to see why.   
 - Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!   
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week. 
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.   

If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (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--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

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. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

MMGM Links (11/30/15)

Couple of quick updates before I get to MMGM.

First, today is the last day to take advantage of my Black Swagday giveaway--which is also the last swag giveaway I'll be doing for several months. For details on how it works, go HERE.

Also, I haven't added this to my event page because it was a bit uncertain at points. But for those wondering, yes, I WILL be in Paris for Salon de Livre in Montreuil. I'm still getting the final details from Lumen (my publisher) on when all my signings and interviews are. But I can say I'll be at the Book Fair on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (December 4-6). And they've made some awesome posters and buttons as giveaways, so if you'll be in Paris, I hope to see you there! A

Related to that--I can't guarantee that there will be an MMGM roundup next week. I'll TRY, but between the nine hour time difference, a zillion events, and spotty wi-fi, there's a decent chance it might not happen. Apologies in advance if that's the case and thanks for bearing with me. Things will be back to normal the following week once I'm back in the States.

Okay, on to the MMGM links!
- Walker Pent joins the MMGM fun with a feature on his top three favorite middle grade books. Click HERE to welcome him to the group.  
- Destined for Weirdness also joins the MMGM fun with a feature on CORNELIA AND THE AUDACIOUS ESCAPADES OF THE SOMERSET SISTERS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Mark Baker is raving about the HALF UPON A TIME trilogy. Click HERE to see what he thought.   
- Suzanne Warr has an interview with Andrew S. Chilton and a GIVEAWAY of THE GOBLIN'S PUZZLE.  Click HERE for all the fun.
- Patricia Tilton is championing EDWARD'S EYES. Click HERE for her review.
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for IMAGINARY BOY.  Click HERE to read his thoughts. 
- Andrea Mack is spotlighting MINRS. Click HERE to see why.
- Jess at The Reading Nook is highlighting ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN. Click HERE for her feature. 
- Mary Kincaid is featuring THE KEEPING ROOM. Click HERE to see why. 
 - Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!   
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week. 
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.   


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (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--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

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. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Time for the Black Swagday Giveaway Extravaganza!!!

I can't believe it's already time for my annual Black Swagday Giveaway--but.... *double checks calendar*....Yep! THE TIME HAS COME!

(*whispers* If anyone can figure out how to pause time, that'd be AWESOME. kthanxbai)

Since this is the time of year where everyone has gifts on their minds--and I personally feel that books are THE BEST gifts anyone can give--I love doing this giveaway to help you guys make your gifts even more special (and btw--gifts for yourself totally count). But it only lasts for a few days so don't miss your chance!

So here's how this works.

If you buy any of my books (Keeper of the Lost Cities, Exile, Everblaze, Neverseen, Let the Sky Fall, and/or Let the Storm Break*) this weekend--which just so happens to be the biggest shopping weekend of the year, between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday--and fill out the form at the end of this post, I will send you the corresponding swag pack below.

*I'm not including pre-orders of Let the Wind Rise because I'll be doing a separate giveaway for that closer to the book's release


And here's what's up for grabs:

If you buy any of the KEEPER books and fill out the form, I'll send you this*:

















- a signed bookplate 
- a signed, limited edition Verdi art print
- a Black Swan sticker
- a 5x7 character art print (featuring the awesome illustrations by Courtney Godbey)


AND, if you buy more than one KEEPER book, I'll throw in extra goodies as well--and if you want an example of what some of those goodies could be, here's a pic:


(Obviously you won't get everything you see in this pic--but you'll get some of it, chosen randomly at mailing. And the more books you buy, the more you'll get)


And if you buy LET THE SKY FALL and fill out the form, I'll send you this*:




- a LTSF signed bookplate
- a LTSF bookmark
- a LTSF sticker
- a Keep Calm and Let the Sky Fall sticker



AND if you buy LET THE STORM BREAK and fill out the form, I'll send you this*:


 - a LTSB signed bookplate
- a LTSB bookmark
- a LTSB sticker 
- a Keep Calm and Let the Storm Break sticker


All of this swag is only available here and hand signed by me!
*And should supplies run out of any particular item, it will be substituted with a comparable piece of swag


Everyone who fills out the form below between today (11/25/15)  and 11:59 pm pacific time on Monday, 11/30/15 WILL get their swag mailed to whatever address they provide. I'll do my best to have them in the mail straight away, so that you get it in time for whatever you're celebrating. No proof of purchase required. If you say you bought it, I believe you. But remember, every time you lie, it makes Keefe, Fitz, and Dex cry.

It also doesn't matter where you buy the book (though supporting your Local Indie Bookstore guarantees you a life of sunshine and happiness) or if you buy a paperback or a hardcover (ebooks and audiobooks count too!). And you're welcome to buy as many books as you want! (Just make sure you fill out the form accordingly so I know to send you the proper amount of swag).

Giveaway is also open internationally!!!

**Please note** This giveaway ONLY applies to books purchased between 11/25/15-11/30/15, and does NOT include books previously purchased. Of course I super-appreciate if you've bought my books before now, but I've also done previous giveaways that you would've had a chance to take part in (sorry if you missed them). So this is only for new purchases, and if you are desperate for the swag, you could always buy a book to give as a gift (what better gift could there be, really?) and keep the swag for yourself--I won't tell! :)

Um... I *think* that covers everything--but if I missed something, of course feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comments (but make sure you leave those comments in the post on my website, not on goodreads or any of the other places this blog feeds out to, otherwise I won't see them). 

**GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED AND THE FORM HAS BEEN REMOVED**


Monday, November 23, 2015

MMGM Links (11/23/15)

Ha--for the first time in weeks I don't have a zillion updates to hit you with. But I will say that I have a fun giveaway coming up on Wednesday, so you might want to check back then.

On to the MMGM links!
- Kim Aippersbach has 5 short reviews of 5 funny books. Click HERE to see what they are.
- Cindy Reads A Lot is cheering for THE TAPPER TWINS GO TO WAR (WITH EACH OTHER). Click HERE to see why. 
- Mark Baker is spotlighting ASTRONAUTS, SPIES, AND HIPPOPOTAMI--A STUART GIBBS COLLECTION. Click HERE to see what he thought.   
- Suzanne Warr is thrilled by SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE BAKER STREET IRREGULARS: THE FALL OF THE AMAZING ZALINDAS. Click HERE to find her feature. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reading--and GIVING AWAY--MISTER MAX: THE BOOK OF KINGS. Click HERE for details.
- Greg Pattridge is seeing life through THE DIAMOND LOOKING GLASS. Click HERE to read his thoughts. 
- Carl at Boys Rule Boys Read has a list of bookish things he's thankful for. Click HERE to see what they are.
- Jess at The Reading Nook is raving about THE WRINKLED CROWN. Click HERE for her feature. 
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.   
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!   
- 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 on a Monday (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--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

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. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

MMGM Links (11/16/15)

Home from tour! (OMG I AM SO TIRED). But I still have ONE final NEVERSEEN event in SoCal this coming Friday. Here's the details, if you're in the area:


Friday November 20
6pm
Barnes & Noble Oceanside
2615 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Okay--on to the MMGM links!

- The Paige Turner is out of her mind for OUT OF MY MIND. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Cindy Reads A Lot is featuring THE ALCHEMIST'S THEOREM: SIR DUFFY'S PROMISE. Click HERE to see why. 
- Mark Baker has chills for THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN. Click HERE to see what he thought.   
- Mary Kincaid is spotlighting THE WALK ON. Click HERE to find her feature. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reading--and GIVING AWAY--a THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EMILY H. Click HERE for details.
- Greg Partridge is going on a journey to MOONPENNY ISLAND. Click HERE to read his thoughts. 
- Andrea Mack wants everyone to CONNECT THE STARS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Dorine White has a special announcement about her series. Click HERE to check it out.
- Jess at The Reading Nook is gushing about A TALE OF HIGHLY UNUSUAL MAGIC. Click HERE for her feature. 
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!  
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.     
- 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 on a Monday (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--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

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.