Monday, June 1, 2015

MMGM Links (6/1/15)

Brain is SO tired from a very fun--but rather exhausting weekend of Phoenix Comicon--and the next revision of NEVERSEEN is actually due today, so... brain is only at 25% capacity. Sorry if that reflects in the MMGM links:
- Middle Grade Munch joins the MMGM fun with a feature on BLACK CATS AND BALLET SLIPPERS. Click HERE to welcome them to the group.  
- Jenni Enzor sees nothing ordinary about THE ORDINARY PRINCESS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Cindy at Cindy Reads A Lot is spreading some love for NORTH OF NOWHERE. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--ALL WE LEFT BEHIND: VIRGINIA REED AND THE DONNER PARTY. Click HERE for all the details.   
- Greg Pattridge is sweet on GENUINE SWEET. Click HERE to see why. 
- 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.   

- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!  

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) 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.


  1. Thanks for making the list for us! :-)


  2. Thanks for making the list for us! :-)


  3. Thanks, Shannon. We appreciate the work.

  4. Thanks for hosting middle grade Mondays even when you are brain fried! I will always have a middle grade post on Mondays-- and every day! I think we need to get more bloggers on board! I know people are out there!

  5. Yes, thanks SO MUCH for all you do! We all love that you do this! (Switching subjects...) Did my email not get through? Here's my review:


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