Monday, December 12, 2016

MMGM Links (12/12/16)

I'm now fully back in the deadline cave--and trying desperately to catch up on writing after all the traveling--so I'm going to keep this short and sweet.

Here are the MMGM links!
- Renell Aysling is back with a feature on WHATEVER AFTER: FAIREST OF ALL. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Susan Olson at Times Travel Times Two is spreading some love for THE FIRST LAST DAY. Click HERE to see why. 
- Patricia at Children's Books Heal is featuring HOUSE OF THE BEES. Click HERE to see what she thinks.  
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--THE BEST MAN. Click HERE for details. 
- Bookish Ambition is cheering for A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Click HERE to see what they thought. 
- A Bookshelf Monstrosity is championing DARA PALMER'S MAJOR DRAMA. Click HERE to see why.   
- Greg Pattridge is discussing THE THING ABOUT LEFTOVERS. Click HERE to read his review. 
- Justin Talks Books is highlighting OPERATION YES. Click HERE to see what he 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.  
- 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. I reviewed KYLE EVANS AND THE DEADLY PLAGUE-- a short, adventurous sci-fi over at

  2. Thanks, Shannon. We've got snow and freezing temperatures on the perfect recipe for writing and baking cookies. Hope you have a productive week.

  3. Thanks for always doing this, Shannon. Hope all is going well for you.


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