Monday, April 4, 2016

MMGM Links (4/4/16)

Another late deadline night--but here's the MMGM links.

Oh--and a couple of quick things.

First--if you missed this on my social media (and haven't checked my events page) here's the list of my upcoming Spring Events--hope to see some of you there:

Also, make sure you check back tomorrow because it's finally time for the LET THE WIND RISE Pre-Order giveaway to start.

Okay, now, on to the links:
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is swept away with THE TURN OF THE TIDE.  Click HERE to find his review. 
- Suzanne Warr has an interview with author John Claude Bemis--with a GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for details
- Patricia at Children's Books Heal is singing praises for ECHO. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Sue Kooky is caught up in THE IRON TRIAL Click HERE to read her review!
- Cindy at Cindy Reads A Lot is loving FISH IN A TREE.  Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Books 4 Learning is soaring for WORDS WITH WINGS. Click HERE to read her feature. 
- Greg Partridge is going on THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF CHARLIE PRICE. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Reading Violet is gushing about SEALED WITH A SECRET. Click HERE to see why. 
- Sonora at Destined 4 Weirdness is cheering for THE RANGER'S APPRENTICE. Click HERE to see what she thought.   
- 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!
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week. 

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. Great list of links! I forgot to send mine but I'm featuring BLACKBIRD FLY:

    1. Funny, I almost shared my review of this book today. Glad I didn't.

  2. Shannon, have a great book launch wish you visited the Midwest, like Ohio, to be specific.

  3. For KOTLC - would you rather have another cliffhanger or have Lodestar be the last book?

  4. Plz plz plz plz come to North Carolina sometime! My parents will never take me out of state to meet you and I really, really, really want to! :'(
    I'm a super huge fan of all of your books!


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