Monday, May 16, 2016

MMGM Links (5/16/16)

Just got home from TX, and the jet-lag is FIERCE, so I'm putting the MMGM links together a little earlier than normal. So if you sent yours late and I missed you--sorry.

- Suzanne Warr has chills for ANYA'S GHOST. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Patricia Tilton is singing praises for BLACKBIRD FLY. Click HERE to see why. 
- Sue Kooky has been struck with love for THE LIGHTNING THIEF. Click HERE to read what she thought.
-  Laurisa White Reyes has an interview with author Gary Paulsen--and a GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for details.
- Natalie Aguirre has a guest post from Jessica Lawson and agent Tina Wexler--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE to learn more. 
- Greg Pattridge is giving some mad love to HATTER MADIGAN: GHOST IN THE H.A.T.B.O.X.  Click HERE to see what he thought.  
- Dorine White is championing BAILEY'S STORY. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- 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. Wow! What a great list of books to explore! As usual these days, I did not get my link included, but it's a slightly funny book about a boy in a speech contest, called SPEECHLESS.

  2. I was a late-bird in sending mine this week so I will add it here. I have a book reviewing blog called "The Reader and the Book."

    I reviewed for my first middle grade novel.

    I usually review children's picture books and adult nonfiction and historical fiction, but am adding the middle grade and possibly YA levels to my repertoire. I have three MG books read and need to be reviewed!

    Thanks, ~ linda


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