Monday, January 4, 2016

MMGM Links (1/4/16)

Ahhhh--I can't believe it's 2016!!! (And that I'm starting yet another year drowning in deadlines. I have a LOT of writing to do over the next two months, but I will do my best to keep up with MMGM.)

Anyway, here's the links for this week:

- Sonora at Destined 4 Weirdness joins the MMGM fun with a feature on SWITCH. Click HERE to welcome her to the group! 
- Sue Kooky is raving about UNUSUAL CHICKENS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL POULTRY FARMER. Click HERE to find her review.  
- Mark Baker is spreading some love for THE TIARA ON THE TERRACE. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Cindy at Cindy Reads A Lot is COUNTING BY 7s. Click HERE for her review.
 - Katie at Story Time Secrets is cheering for LAST IN A LONG LINE OF REBELS. Click HERE to see why.
Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY-- LOST IN THE SUN. Click HERE for details. 
- Greg Pattridge is struck by THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH.  Click HERE to read his thoughts.
- Patricia at Children's Books Heal is championing THE BAKING LIFE OF AMELIE DAY. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Laurisa White Reyes is giving away a copy of THE STORYTELLERS. Click HERE for details. 
- 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. Greetings and Happy New Year! Glad to be back in the land of Marvelous Middle Grade Monday, I must say. Thanks for keeping the linky love going, Shannon. Here's mine for this week:

  2. Do you know when you will post the name and cover of Keeper 5?

  3. Thanks for always doing this, Shannon. Happy New Year to you.

  4. Shannon, I don't know how you always find time to keep this up. You're amazing! Thanks for keeping all of us connected.


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