Monday, March 27, 2017

MMGM Links (3/27/17)

No updates once again, so on to MMGM!
- The Backpack Reader joins the MMGM fun with a feature on SEVENTH TOWER. Click HERE to welcome them to the group. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--DUCK AND COVER. Click HERE for details.
- Ashygirl15 Awesome Blog is spreading some love for JOURNAL 3.  Click HERE to see what she thought.
-  Children's Books Heal is highlighting RED BUTTERFLY. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- A Bookshelf Monstrosity is seeing NOTHING BUT TROUBLE. Click HERE to see why.
-  Michelle Mason is spilling the secret about MY SECRET GUIDE TO PARIS.  Click HERE for her review.  
- Completely Full Bookshelf wants everyone to open THE DOOR IN THE WALL. Click HERE to see why. 
- Susan Uhlig fell in love with THE WOLF'S BOY. Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is catching up with STORY THIEVES: SECRET ORIGINS. Click HERE to read his review.  
- Dorine White is reviewing CIMARRON GIRL. 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. 
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.   
- 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. A late addition recommendation of THE ONLY ROAD:

  2. Thank you SOMUCH for including my review!

  3. Forgot to send my review! I'm reviewing WELL, THAT WAS AWKWARD by Rachel Vail.
    - Vi

  4. Okay for those of you who don't know, I have been doing polls to see who the best keeper is. Sophie and Lihn tied for the best girl and Keefe won by a long shot for the boys. Now I'd love to do a pile for best animal (from the lost cities). Think of any animal from the books and cast your ballad.

    Vote will end after SM posts two more times

  5. Sorry not pile pole


Yay-I love comments! Thank you so much! (But please remember to keep your comments spoiler-free. Also, I try to keep this a happy, positive place. Any arguing or intense debate--on any subject will be removed. Let's keep this a safe, fun space.