Monday, March 21, 2016

MMGM Links (3/21/16)

Another week of MMGM links!

- Angela Russel joins the MMGM fun with a feature on ALL RISE FOR THE HONORABLE PERRY T. COOK.  Click HERE to check it out. 
- Faith Hough is ALSO cheering for ALL RISE FOR THE HONORABLE PERRY T. COOK. Click HERE to see her take.  
- Sonora at Destined 4 Weirdness is gushing about TOMORROW GIRLS. Click HERE to read her review.
- Lily at Book Party Mania is joining the MMGM fun with a feature on THE HIDDEN TWIN. Click HERE to welcome her to the group.
- Mark Baker is bringing everyone to DISNEY LANDS. Click HERE to read his review.
- Sue Kooky is screaming about THE SCREAMING STAIRCASE. Click HERE to see why.
- Cindy at Cindy Reads A Lot is featuring *blush* NEVERSEEN. (THANK YOU SO MUCH, CINDY!!)  Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Jess at the Reading Nook is highlighting ONCE WAS A TIME Click HERE to read her feature. 
- Greg Pattridge is educating everyone about THE EDUCATION OF IVY BLAKE. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Reading Violet is taking everyone BEYOND THE KINGDOMS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--APPLESAUCE WEATHER. Click HERE for details 
- Dorine White is feeling shiny about GOLDEN MANE. Click HERE to see what she has to say.   
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is enchanted by THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE. Click HERE to see what he thought.   
- Andrea Mack is cheering for MASTERMINDS. Click HERE to see why. 
- 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. Thanks for doing MMGM!
    - Vi Tiger

  2. I saw on your Instagram that you might close down your blog, in the future. Does that mean there won't be anymore giveaways? I CAN'T WAIT FOR LODESTAR!!!! You are awesome and I hope you come to Michigan one day!! Thanks for your time.

    ~Savannah L.

    1. No--it would just mean I'd run the giveaways and all news and updates through a website at, not this URL (which just masks to at the moment). All of which would be explained when / if the time comes. Right now I'm way too deadline buried to deal with a new website. But blogger has a lot of restrictions that are becoming problematic, so the move is going to have to happen eventually.

  3. When Let the Wind Rise is available in paperback will they make a boxed set like KOTLC?

  4. Hey, Shannon
    I was looking at an old Scottish folk tale today and the title was "The saving of Tam Lin" is that where you got the names for Tam and Linh?


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