Monday, February 15, 2016

MMGM Links (2/15/16)

Another MMGM link round-up!

Sonora at Destined 4 Weirdness is caught up in the mystery of THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Jess at the Reading Nook is spreading some love for FAR FROM FAIR. Click HERE to find her review. 
- Cindy at Cindy Reads A Lot is featuring *blush* KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES (huge, huge THANK YOU, btw). Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Suzanne Warr has an interview with author Joan Holub--and a GIVEAWAY of THE LITTLE PRESIDENT. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten refuses to be quiet about NO TALKING. Click HERE to see what he thought 
- Susan Olson is giving a shoutout to the DINOSAUR TIME TRAVEL BOOKS. Click HERE to see why.  
- Greg Pattridge is raving about THE BLACKTHORN KEY--with a GIVEAWAY Click HERE for details. 
- Reading Violet is *also* gushing about THE BLACKTHORN KEY. Click HERE to see why. 
- Faith Hough is spotlighting THE TURN OF THE TIDE. Click HERE to find her review.
 - Rosi Hollenbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--ORBITING JUPITER. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Mark Baker is discovering THE SECRET OF THE CAVES. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- 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. 


  1. Thanks for the great list of links! I was having so much fun playing Catan Seafarers with my family last night, I forgot to send you mine! I'm featuring THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE.

  2. Here is my link for this week...


  3. This is fabulous! I tend to read a lot of middle grade books and blog about them because I teach sixth graders. I'll definitely be trying to link up with you in the future!

    Love this!

  4. Hi Shannon! I am a huge fan of your books! Thank you so much for writing them. I just had a few questions. Are you still writing Lodestar? Also do you plan on this being the last book?

  5. Hi Shannon, how old do you need to be for Let the Sky Fall?

    1. The age range is officially listed as 12+. But I know a lot of 11-year-olds who've also read it. It comes down to each reader (and their parents). But the language is very clean, and the most you'll find is a little kissing.


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