Monday, December 21, 2015

MMGM Links (12/21/15)

Okay, I do not understand how 2015 is almost over--or how I still have so many things on my To Do list!!!!!!

But I guess you're not here for my panicking. You're here for the MMGM links! So here you go--it's a light week with the holiday:

(Oh, and if you missed it last week, my final giveaway is on--the Neverseen Superfan giveaway. Click HERE to see the prizes and learn how to enter.)
- Sue Kooky is rooting for JACK: THE TRUE STORY OF JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. Click HERE to find her review. 
- The Paige Turner is spreading some love for...*blush*...NEVERSEEN. Click HERE to see what she thought (*blushes more*). 
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME.  Click HERE to read his thoughts.
- Rosi Hollenbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--RUBY LEE AND ME. Click HERE for details. 
- 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. Have a happy holiday season, Shannon. Thanks for always doing this.

  2. Happy New Year, Shannon! Meeting you was one of the highlights of my year.
    Best, Michael

  3. Are you doing a giveaway of the drawings in the books on Instagram? I love your drawings!!

    1. If you mean the ones I posted recently where it's a full illustration on the inner side of the hardcover, no, those are WAY too time consuming to be giveaway prizes. Only very special gifts for super-important people. But the books with the flowers on the outside of the hardcover I am giving away.


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