Monday, January 18, 2016

MMGM Links (1/18/16)

Argh--anyone else still typing "2015" for the year and having to change it? Or is that just me. :)

And I'm back to being the broken record about deadlines, so I'll spare you the whine and instead just give a quick reminder that I am actually leaving the house this weekend. I'll be in AZ for Changing Hands YAllapalooza at their Tempe store on Sat, from 4-6 pm. If you're in the area, I hope to see you there! More details on my events page.

Okay, on to MMGM!
- Sonora at Destined 4 Weirdness is featuring KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES (*blush* That title sounds familiar...) :)  Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Sue Kooky is celebrating 11 BIRTHDAYS. Click HERE to find her review.  
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is singing praises for BLACKBIRD FLY. Click HERE to read his feature.
- Cindy at Cindy Reads A Lot is rooting for THE BLOOD GUARD. Click HERE for her review.
 - Jess at the Reading Nook is spreading some love for CHLOE IN INDIA. Click HERE to see why. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY-- MY TEACHER IS AN IDIOM. Click HERE for details. 
- Greg Pattridge is spotlighting I DON'T KNOW HOW THE STORY ENDS.  Click HERE to read his thoughts.
- Patricia at Children's Books Heal is championing MINNA'S PATCHWORK COAT. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Susan Olson is taking the LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM (Ranger in Time #3). Click HERE for her review
- 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. 
- 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--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. 


  1. Yes indeed...thanks for the links, Shannon! And speaking of those links, here is mine for this week.

  2. I say it's 2015 all the time still! But I'll definitely get used to typing 2106 by January 2017

  3. Thanks, Shannon, for getting this done each week no matter how busy you are. Have fun in Arizona.

  4. When Keeper of Lost Cities - Neverseen will come to France ? I can't wait !!!!!

  5. OMG!!!!!!!!!! Keeper of the lost cities LODESTAR book cover is AMAZING!(sorry for all the capital letters and exlamation marks, it's just so awsome!)I can't wait till the book comes out!


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