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1. MMGM Links (11/14/16)

Two weeks of touring down--one week to go! And since I'm currently in TX--and have to be up at the crack of dawn in order to make it to my morning school visit--I'm putting the links together much earlier than normal. Which may mean some of you who send your links late get missed this week. Sorry--things will hopefully be back to normal soon.

In the meantime, thank you for your patience, and for supporting me on tour (still several events to go--check my events page HERE to see if one of them is near you), and--more than anything else--thank you for this:


In case you don't recognize what you're looking at, that is the New York Times Bestselling SERIES list (!!!! a.k.a. "the uncrackable list.") And that is KEEPER sitting pretty at #6, with all the cool kids.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

And as if that weren't amazing enough, you also made LODESTAR debut at #92 on the USA Today Bestseller's list (top 100, baby!).

I don't know if you realize how incredible those things are, but they are HUGE. I'm still in shock. And YOU GUYS made it happen. Thank you for buying LODESTAR and spreading the word about the KEEPER series. You have officially made me look *much* cooler than I probably deserve.

*tacklehugs you all*


Also--final reminder--if you missed the pre-order giveaway, there's still a few days left to get the swaggish goodies. The special arrangement I made with Changing Hands for you to get a slightly cooler swag pack along with a signed (and personalized if you want it) copy of LODESTAR  doesn't end until 11/16. Go HERE to take advantage.

Okay, onto MMGM!
- My Comfy Chair is spreading some love for FOXHEART. Click HERE to see why. 
- Mark Baker is reviewing ... oh wow, it's LODESTAR! (!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!).  Click HERE to see what he thought.
- Justin Talks Books is talking up THE KID WHO BECAME PRESIDENT. Click HERE to read his feature.  
- Faith Hough is raving about THE INQUISITOR'S TALE. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Bookish Ambition is spotlighting THE HUMAN BODY. Click HERE to see what they thought. 
- Got my Book has an audiobook review of CIRCLE OF MAGIC. Click HERE to see what they thought.   
- Greg Pattridge is giving a shoutout to THE BOY WITH 17 SENSES. Click HERE to read his review.
- Children's Books Heal is championing THE POET'S DOG. Click HERE to see why. 
- Completely Full Bookshelf is recommending THE SECRET GARDEN. Click HERE for their review. 
- 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.    
- 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. 

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2. MMGM Links (11/7/16)

Whew--just survived a crazy, awesome, hectic, exhausting, amazing launch week for LODESTAR.

HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT THE BOOK OR READ THE BOOK OR TALKED ABOUT THE BOOK OR CAME TO ANY OF MY EVENTS TO HEAR ME RAMBLE AWKWARDLY ABOUT THE BOOK!!!!!

I'm definitely not done touring--I still have TONS of events coming up this month, so make sure you check my events page HERE to make sure you don't miss out.

Also, TREMENDOUS thanks for being respectful about spoilers. My tour/travel days have been so insanely over-scheduled that I haven't had a chance to check any of the comments you guys are posting, so please keep on making sure my social media feeds--and this website--stay spoiler free.

ALSO, also, I got to come home for the last two days, and I used the time to prep all the pre-order swag packs. They're going in the mail TODAY, so if you filled out the form to take advantage of the giveaway, keep an eye on your mailbox. Your goodies are heading your way.

And if you missed the pre-order giveaway--and none of my upcoming tour stops are near you--don't forget, there's still one more way to get the swaggish goodies. The special arrangement I made with Changing Hands for you to get a slightly cooler swag pack along with a signed (and personalized if you want it) copy of LODESTAR is still going--and doesn't end until 11/16. Go HERE for more details.

Okay, onto MMGM!

- Suzanne Warr is featuring FULL OF BEANS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Sue Kooky is reviewing um...oh hey, it's LODESTAR.  Click HERE to check it out.   (and thank you! I don't read reviews for sanity reasons, but thank you for doing that!)
- Justin Talks Books is talking up THE SCHOOL STORY. Click HERE to read his feature.  
- Carl at Boys Rule! Boys Read! has two fun posts going on, HERE and HERE.
- Bookish Ambition is spotlighting THE WEDDING PLANNER'S DAUGHTER. Click HERE to see what they thought. 
- Got my Book has an audiobook review of ONLY YOU CAN SAVE MANKIND. Click HERE to see what they thought.  
- Mark Baker is ready to enroll in SPY SKI SCHOOL. Click HERE to see why.  
- Completely Full Bookshelf is recommending--MEEP--Keeper of the Lost Cities, and GIVING AWAY a signed copy of LODESTAR. Click HERE for all the fun (and TYSM!).   
- Greg Pattridge is giving a shoutout to IMPYRIUM. Click HERE to read his review.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--ALL RISE FOR THE HONORABLE PERRY T. COOK. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Sally's Bookshelf is gushing about THE LITTLEST BIGFOOT. Click HERE for her feature. 
- 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. 
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. 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. 

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3. MMGM Links (10/31/16)

So LODESTAR comes out TOMORROW--AHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Which means I have quite a few quick reminders.

First--if you missed it on my social media, I was FINALLY able to make a very special announcement:


Yep--that's right. LODESTAR is not the last book in the KEEPER series. There will be a book 6 and a book 7, coming in Fall of 2017 and Fall of 2018 (and no, I can't tell you ANYTHING else about them!)

Also, if you haven't checked to see where I'll be on tour, go HERE (or if you're planning to go to one of the events, might want to click that link too, a few of the events have decided to do tickets and you'll find more info about that, as well as a links to reserve your ticket)

Also, this is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the LODESTAR Pre-Order giveaway so make sure you don't miss your chance. For details, and the form you'll need to fill out in order to get your swag, go HERE before 11:59pm pacific tonight.

And now, on to a scatterbrained MMGM!
- Melissa Roske is interviewing author Ali Standish. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Jess at the Reading Nook is reviewing THE FRIENDSHIP EXPERIMENT. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Natalie Aguirre has a guest post from author Jill Diamond and her agent Jen Rofe, along with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Sue Kooky is reviewing THE UGLY TEAPOT, with an author interview. Click HERE to check it out.  
- Justin Talks Books is talking up NO TALKING. Click HERE to read his feature.  
- Carl at Boys Rule! Boys Read! has a number of fun features this week. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- Bookish Ambition is spotlighting THE SCOURGE. Click HERE to see what they thought. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin has two features this week: click HERE to see what he thought about JOURNEY'S END and click HERE to read his thoughts on EVOLUTION REVOLUTION.
- Dorine White is featuring THE MIDNIGHT GLASS.  Click HERE to see why.   
- Got my Book has an audiobook review of NIM'S ISLAND. Click HERE to see what they thought.  
- Mark Baker is ready to enroll in SPY SKI SCHOOL. Click HERE to see why.  
- Completely Full Bookshelf is recommending CORALINE. Click HERE to see why.
- Greg Pattridge is saving a seat for SAVE ME A SEAT. Click HERE to read his review.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--DR. FELL AND THE PLAYGROUND OF DOOM. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Sally's Bookshelf is gushing about SOLDIER SISTER FLY HOME. Click HERE for her feature. 
- 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. 
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. 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. 

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4. MMGM Links (10/24/16)

I seriously don't know how we are now ONE WEEK away from LODESTAR. But it's happening. And my To Do list is officially EXPLODING.

So as a quick reminder, again--I'll do my best to keep up with MMGM over the next few weeks, but it's always tricky when I'm traveling (sometimes internet is spotty--or my itinerary is so crammed I don't have a moment to breathe, much less assemble links). So bear with me if it's a little bumpy around here. (And once again, if you haven't checked my events page to see if I'm coming to see you, go HERE)

Also, this is the final week to take advantage of the LODESTAR Pre-Order giveaway so make sure you don't miss your chance. For details, and the form you'll need to fill out in order to get your swag, go HERE.

And now, on to MMGM!

- Middle Grade Minded joins the MMGM fun with a review of DRAGON OF THE MONTH CLUB. Click HERE to welcome them to the group.  
- Jess at the Reading Nook is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--JOURNEY'S END. Click HERE for details. 
- Tara Creel has a review--with an interview--of IF THE MAGIC FITS. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Sue Kooky is whispering about THE WHISPERING SKULL. Click HERE to check it out.  
- Justin Talks Books is voting for THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT. Click HERE to read his feature.  
- Patricia at Children's Books Heal is singing praises for THE MASK THAT SANG. Click HERE to see why. 
- Bookish Ambition is rooting for DISAPPEARING ACT. Click HERE to see what they thought. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is featuring NBA Star Amar'e Stoudamire's STAT series. Click HERE to see what he has to say. 
- Suzanne Warr is spotlighting INVISIBLE INKLING.  Click HERE to see why.   
- Got my Book has an audiobook review of THE CITY OF EMBER. Click HERE to see what they thought.  
- Completely Full Bookshelf is recommending WHEN THE SEA TURNED TO SILVER. Click HERE to see why.  
- The B.O.B. has an epic list of Greek Mythology books. Click HERE to see what they are.
- Greg Pattridge is rooting for THE BEST MAN. Click HERE to read his review.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--EDNA IN THE DESERT. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Heidi Grange is taken with TOOK. Click HERE to see why.  
- Jenni Enzor is championing THE TURN OF THE TIDE. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Sally's Bookshelf is sharing SCAR: A Revolutionary War Tale. Click HERE for her feature. 
- 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. 
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. 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. 

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5. MMGM Links (10/17/16)

I'm putting this week's links together on Nashville time (to anyone who came to see me at the Southern Festival of Books--THANK YOU SO MUCH!) And I have a super early flight home, so I'm going to bed early. So if you're one of the people who usually sends your link late, I may miss you this week. Sorry!

(and as a warning, I'll do my best to keep up with MMGM over the next few weeks, but I also have ALL THE TOUR TRAVEL starting 11/1, so bear with me if things get a little hairy. And if you haven't checked my events page to see if I'm coming to see you, go HERE)

One other quick reminder: the LODESTAR Pre-Order giveaway is ON. For details, and the form you'll need to fill out in order to get your swag, go HERE.

Okay, on to MMGM!

- Tara Creel is spreading some love for THE SECRET HORSES OF BRIAR HILL. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Sue Kooky is pounding out praises for THE HAMMER OF THOR. Click HERE to check it out.  
- Justin Talks Books has a double feature with LAWN BOY and LAWN BOY RETURNS. Click HERE to read his feature.  
- Randomly Reading is talking about WHEN THE SEA TURNED SILVER. Click HERE to see why. 
- Bookish Ambition is rooting for DISAPPEARING ACT. Click HERE to see what they thought. 
- Andrea Mack is spotlighting THE BIRCHBARK HOUSE. Click HERE to see why. 
- Natalie Aguirre has a guest post from author Elly Swartz--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details.   
- Got my Book has an audiobook review of ALCATRAZ VS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS. Click HERE to see what they thought.  
- Completely Full Bookshelf is recommending THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE. Click HERE to see why.  
- The B.O.B. is cheering for THE BEST MAN. Click HERE to read her review.
- Greg Pattridge has chills for FROM THE GRAVE. Click HERE to read his review.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--EDNA IN THE DESERT. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Carl at Boys Rule! Boys Read! has four more short features up this week. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- 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. 
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. 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. 
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6. MMGM Links (10/10/16)

One quick note before I get to MMGM: I've posted the full list of my LODESTAR Tour Stops. Go HERE if you missed it.

And check back for the Pre-Order giveaway details this week (still waiting on one piece of info, so I'm not totally sure which day I'll post it. Hopefully sooner rather than later, since I know you're all VERY eager)

Okay, on to MMGM!

- The Children's War joins the MMGM fun with a feature on AIM. Click HERE to welcome them to the group.
- My Comfy Chair is back with a feature on ROOT BEER CANDY AND OTHER MIRACLES. Click HERE to check it out.
  
- Justin Talks Books wants everyone to go to SPY SKI SCHOOL. Click HERE to read his feature.  
- Cindy Reads A Lot is talking about THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH. Click HERE to see why. 
- Bookish Ambition is spreading some love for SCUMBLE. Click HERE to see what they thought. 
- S.A. Larsen is celebrating the launch of MOTLEY EDUCATION with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Natalie Aguirre has a guest post from author S.A. Larsen--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details.   
- Got my Book has an audiobook review of SCHOOL ON A SPACESHIP: CRASH LANDING. Click HERE to see what they thought.  
- Completely Full Bookshelf is wishing everyone would read WISHING DAY. Click HERE for their take.  
- Patricia Tilton at Children's Books Heal is championing WOLF HOLLOW. Click HERE to read her review.
- Susan Uhlig is singing praises for ECHO. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Jenni Enzor is spotlighting three different Maude Lovelace books. Click HERE to see what they are.
- Greg Pattridge is talking up THE MYSTERY AND MAYHEM SERIES. Click HERE to read his review.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Suzanne Warr has a report from the SCBWI Conference on "What Does the Perfect Middle Grade Novel Look Like." Click HERE to check it out.  
- Dorine White is raving about OMG, I DID IT AGAIN. Click HERE to see why. 
- Sally's Bookshelf is spreading some love for CLAYTON STONE, FACING OFF. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Michelle Mason has chills for THE PECULIAR HAUNTING OF THELMA BEE--with an author interview and a GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for all the fun.  
- Carl at Boys Rule! Boys Read! has four short features up this week. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- 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. 
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. 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. 

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7. MMGM Links (10/3/16)

Putting this week's MMGM links together a little earlier than normal because I'm stuck with Jury Duty tomorrow (why, universe. WHY?) So if I missed your link, sorry!

And in case you didn't see, I've posted details on how to reserve your wristband for the LODESTAR official launch party. Go HERE if you missed it.

(Also, dude--we are now less than a month away from LODESTAR. Which means I have ALL THE EXCITING THINGS going on. Stay tuned!)

Okay, on to MMGM!

- Bookish Ambition is spreading some love for SAVE ME A SEAT. Click HERE to see what they thought. 
- Randomly Reading is gushing about THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM. Click HERE to see why. 
- Tara Creel is marveling at THE MARVELS. Click HERE for her feature.   
- Melissa Roske is interviewing author Jake Burt. Click HERE to learn more about him--and his upcoming release.  
- Completely Full Bookshelf is raving about ROLLER GIRL. Click HERE for their take.  
- Patricia Tilton at Children's Books Heal is championing DEEP ROOTS: HOW TREES SUSTAIN OUR PLANET. Click HERE to read her review.
- Susan Uhlig is wishing everyone would read THE SEVENTH WISH. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Jenni Enzor has an interview with author Sandy Brehl, and is reviewing BJORN'S GIFT. Click HERE to check it out.
- Greg Pattridge is ready to join the GEARS OF REVOLUTION (Mysteries of Cove #2). Click HERE to read his review.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--THE SLOWEST BOOK EVER. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is feeling inquisitive about THE INQUISITOR'S TALE. Click HERE to learn more about it.  
- 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. 
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. 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. 

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8. MMGM Links (9/26/16)

Before I get to this week's MMGM link, I just wanted to say a quick sorry if anyone tried to catch me at the OC Kids' Book Festival yesterday.

I was there for my 1:00 signing and got to chat with some of you, but I know I also said I'd be speaking on the Tween stage at 3:20--and I thought I was. But when I got to the stage, it listed someone else in my timeslot. And I spent the next hour getting led around to different stages by different volunteers and none of them were right and no one seemed to know where I should be. So, long story short, if you were looking for me and couldn't find me, it wasn't for lack of trying. And hopefully we can meet at one of my upcoming SoCal events.

Anyway, on to MMGM!

- Bookish Ambition is spreading some love for BEHEMOTH. Click HERE to see what they thought. 
- Randomly Reading is cheering for A BOY NAMED QUEEN. Click HERE to see why. 
- S.A. Larsen is giving a sneak peek at one of the characters in MOTLEY EDUCATION. Click HERE for all the fun.   
- Andrea Mack is spotlighting ONE FOR THE MURPHYS. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Justin Talks Books wants everyone to visit THE KINGDOM OF OCEANA. Click HERE to read his review!
- Got My Book is talking about the audiobook for THE BRONZE KEY. Click HERE to see what they thought. 
- Patricia Tilton at Children's Books Heal is championing APPLESAUCE WEATHER. Click HERE to read her review.
- Completely Full Bookshelf is raving about RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE. Click HERE for their take. 
- Susan Uhlig is seeing stars for ALL FOUR STARS. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Jenni Enzor is spotlighting FRAMED. Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is feeling FRAZZLED. Click HERE to read his review.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--UNBOUND. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Jess at the Reading Nook has a guest post from author M. Tara Crowl. Click HERE to check it out.  
- Tara Creel is sharing her favorite Spooky Reads. Click HERE to see what they are.
- Michelle Mason is inviting everyone over for THE SLEEPOVER. Click HERE to read why. 
- Carl at Boys Rule, Boys Read! wants to know WHO WOULD WIN? Click HERE to read his feature. 
- 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.  
- 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. 
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9. MMGM Links (9/19/16)

Battling a bit of a cold--while on deadline and recovering from a busy weekend of events--so... here's hoping these are right. This week's MMGM links:

- Bookish Ambition has chills for GHOSTS. Click HERE to see what they thought. 
- The B.O.B. is raving about THE EVER NEVER HANDBOOK. Click HERE to see why. 
- Melissa Roske is interviewing author Alexandra Ott. Click HERE to learn about his upcoming middle grade release.   
- Suzanne Warr is spotlighting BJORN'S GIFT. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Justin Talks Books is talking about THE ODDESY. Click HERE to read his review!
- Got My Book is highlighting SANDRY'S BOOK. Click HERE to see why. 
- Patricia Tilton at Children's Books Heal is championing THE SEVENTH WISH. Click HERE to read her review.
- Completely Full Bookshelf is also spreading some love for GHOSTS. Click HERE for their take. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is singing praises for CLOUD AND WALLFISH. Click HERE to see what he thought.
- Jenni Enzor is cheering for AUDACITY JONES TO THE RESCUE. Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is spreading some love for THE NOCTURNALS: THE OMINOUS EYE. Click HERE to read his review.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--THE THING ABOUT LEFTOVERS. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Jess at the Reading Nook is featuring TWO NAOMIS. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Tara Creel is wishing everyone would read WISHING DAY. Click HERE to read her feature.   
- Kim Aippersbach is giving a shoutout to THE BOY AT THE END OF THE WORLD. Click HERE to read why.
- 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. 

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10. MMGM Links (9/12/16)

One quick reminder before I get to the MMGM links: in case you missed it on my Instagram (or don't have an instagram account) I've already revealed two of the new KEEPER character portraits--with six more to go. You can see them HERE if you haven't already.

Okay, on to the links:

- Bookish Ambition is joining the MMGM fun with a feature on DEALING WITH DRAGONS. Click HERE to welcome them to the group! 
- Cindy Reads A Lot has lots to say about SO HARD TO SAY. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Melissa Roske is interviewing author Jonathan Rosen. Click HERE to learn about his upcoming middle grade release.   
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is giving high marks to 100 PERCENT. Click HERE to see what he thought.  
- Justin Talks Books is giving a shout out to THE SCREAMING STAIRCASE. Click HERE to read his review!
- Got My Book is raving about INTO THE LAND OF UNICORNS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Patricia Tilton at Children's Books Heal is singing praises for BE LIKE A BIRD. Click HERE to read her review.
- Completely Full Bookshelf recommends THE BEST WORST THING. Click HERE to see why. 
- Sue Kooky is spreading some love for ...*blush*... EVER BLAZE (awww, THANK YOU!) Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Jenni Enzor is solving THE POTATO CHIP PUZZLE and PUZZLER'S MANSION. Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is spreading some love for SOAR. Click HERE to read his review.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--DINOSAUR DICTIONARY FOR KIDS. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Mark Baker is solving THE PET SHOW MYSTERY (Trixie Belden #37). Click HERE to see what he thought.  
- Susan Uhlig is feeling lucky for JUST MY LUCK. Click HERE to read her feature.  
- 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. 

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11. MMGM Links (9/5/16)

So wow. It's September. And you know what that means.

I'm going to start panicking about how many deadlines and things I'm falling behind on!

Wait--no. I mean...okay, that probably will happen. But I was referring to something you'll enjoy a whole lot more!

Now that we've reached the "less than two months until LODESTAR" time period (AHHH!), we're officially in the FUN THINGS ARE HAPPENING zone. I know you're waiting for the pre-order giveaway and my list of tour dates--I probably won't have those until October. But starting tomorrow I'll be sharing fun things on my social media. This month I'll be revealing eight new, full color character portraits (one every Tue, and one every Fri) so if you're not following me on Instagram or Twitter, you might wanna get on that! (I'm @SW_Messenger on both) And in October I'll have LODESTAR teasers. Rumor has it the first chapter will also be posted somewhere online at some point.

SO. Basically, GET READY FOR ALL THE AWESOMENESS.

And in the meantime, here are the MMGM links!

- Justin Talks Books has two features for you this--both in vlog form. Click HERE for all the fun!
- Got My Book is raving about NURK. Click HERE to see why. 
- Patricia Tilton at Children's Books Heal is spotlighting TOWERS FALLING. Click HERE to read her review.
- Completely Full Bookshelf is cheering for THE UNDERDOGS. Click HERE to see what they thought. 
- Sue Kooky is spreading some love for THE TIARA ON THE TERRACE. Click HERE to find her feature.
- The B.O.B. has chills for FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER. Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is celebrating ELEVEN AND HOLDING. Click HERE to read his review.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--CHASING SECRETS. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Carl at Boys Rule Boys Read is highlighting THE BOYS IN THE BOAT. Click HERE to see what he thought.  
- Tara Creel is finding SOME KIND OF HAPPINESS. Click HERE to read her feature.  
- Suzanne Warr is gushing about THE RED PYRAMID. Click HERE to see why. 
- 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. 

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12. MMGM Links (8/29/16)

Here are this week's MMGM links!

- Jess at the Reading Nook is cheering for THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE ZOMBIE PARADE. Click HERE for her review. 
- Heidi Grange is feeling warm and fuzzy for FUZZY. Click HERE to see why. 
- Sally's Bookshelf is feeling lucky for LITTLE CAT'S LUCK. Click HERE to read her review.
- Mark Baker is spreading some love for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Dorine White has a cover reveal for THE SAPPHIRE BLADE. Click HERE to check it out.
- The B.O.B. is caught up with THE OUTSIDERS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is celebrating MS. BIXBY'S LAST DAY. Click HERE to read his review.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--IDA B. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Jenni Enzor is spreading some sunshine for RAINY. Click HERE to see why.  
- 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. 

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13. MMGM Links (8/22/16)

Gah--how is August almost over???? The universe really needs a pause button!

We're getting seriously close to the release of LODESTAR, so I will soon have lots of fun things to share in the weeks ahead. Keep an eye out for them (and if you're not following me on social media--especially instagram--you might wanna)

In the meantime, here are your  MMGM links!

- Got my Book is raving about THE POE ESTATE. Click HERE for their review. 
- Melissa Roske is interviewing author Sally J. Pia. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Completely Full Bookshelf is spotlighting RUBY GOLDBERG'S BRIGHT IDEA. Click HERE to see why.
- Mark Baker is whispering about LEGACY OF SECRETS. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Dorine White is cheering for HUNDRED PERCENT. Click HERE for her feature. 
- Tara Creel is sharing some Bucket List books for kids. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- Natalie Aguirre has a guest post from author C. Lee Mckenzie, along with a GIVEAWAY of SIGN OF THE GREEN DRAGON. Click HERE for all the fun.
- The B.O.B. is championing VARIANT. Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is celebrating his 3rd MMGM anniversary with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details.
- Rosi Hollinbeck has another special guest post this week from the #MGGETSREAL authors, along with a five-book GIVEAWAY. Click HERE to learn more.
- Justin Talks Books is highlighting DR. CRITCHLORE'S SCHOOL FOR MINIONS. Click HERE to find his feature. 
- Jenni Enzor is seeing great things for THE MAGIC MIRROR. Click HERE to see why. 
- 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. 

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14. MMGM Links (8/15/16)

Still need to hit my word count for the night (and no, I can't tell you what I'm working on. Hopefully soon!) so I'll keep this short and just say: here are the MMGM links!

- Melissa Roske joins the MMGM fun with her "Ask the Author" feature, this week with Kristi Wientge. Click HERE to welcome her to the group. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is cheering for JOSHUA AND THE ARROW REALM. Click HERE to read his review.
- Completely Full Bookshelf is gushing about EVA AND PIP. Click HERE to see why.
- Mark Baker has had his heart stolen by STORY THIEVES: THE STOLEN CHAPTERS. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Dorine White is feeling haunted by THE MINISTRY OF GHOSTS. Click HERE for her feature. 
- Tara Creel is seeing stars for THE LITTLE PRINCE. Click HERE to see why she loves this classic. 
- Sue Kooky is championing HARRY POTTER. Click HERE to read her review.  
- The B.O.B. is seeing stars for SUPERNOVA. Click HERE to check it out.
- Greg Pattridge has is raving about DR. FELL AND THE PLAYGROUND OF DOOM. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck has a special guest post this week, on middle grade books that address hard topics. Click HERE to learn more.
- Justin Talks Books is highlighting CHARLIE JOE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO NOT READING. Click HERE to find his feature.   
- Jess at the Reading Nook is feeling FRAZZLED: EVERYDAY DISASTERS AND IMPENDING DOOM. Click HERE to see her review.   
- Jenni Enzor is seeing stars for THE STARS OF SUMMER. Click HERE to see why.
- 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. 

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15. MMGM Links (8/8/16)

Gah, crazy weekend thanks to some last minute LODESTAR deadlines--but I'm happy to say the book is officially DONE (well, on my end at least. My publisher is still fine tuning the formatting and whatnot, and then it's off to the printers to be turned into real books by 11/1/16)

Also, if you're in the OC of SoCal, I have an event tomorrow (8/9/16) at 7pm at Once Upon A Storybook in Tustin. Details are on my events page.

And now, on to the MMGM links!

- Completely Full Bookshelf joins the MMGM Fun with a feature on WHEN YOU REACH ME. Click HERE to welcome them to the group! 
- Mark Baker wants everyone to RACE FOR THE PARK STREET TREASURE. Click HERE to see why. 
- Eli at Tweens Read Too is back with an interview with Brooks Benjamin. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Tara Creel is gushing about THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON. Click HERE to see why. 
- Sue Kooky is sees no reason to worry about PUDDLE'S WONDROUS WORRY DOLLS. Click HERE to read her review.  
- The B.O.B. is spreading some love for THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT. Click HERE to check it out.
- Greg Pattridge has is raving about DR. FELL AND THE PLAYGROUND OF DOOM. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing THE GIRL IN THE WELL IS ME. Click HERE to see why.
- Justin Talks Books is highlighting BOOK SCAVENGER. Click HERE to find his feature.   
- Jess at the Reading Nook is wondering at ZOE IN WONDERLAND. Click HERE to see her review.   
- Literary Hoots is talking about HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. Click HERE to see what she thought.   
- Jenni Enzor has chills for BRIAN'S WINTER. Click HERE to see why. 
- Cindy Reads A Lot is singing praises for THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY. Click HERE to find her feature.   
- Faith Hough is interviewing Jessica Lawson, with a GIVEAWAY of WAITING FOR AUGUSTA. Click HERE for all the fun.  
- Natalie Aguirre is interviewing Bridget Hodder, with a GIVEAWAY of THE RAT PRINCE. Click HERE for details.
- 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. 

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16. MMGM Links (8/1/16)

Okay, first, HOW IS IT AUGUST??? Seriously, can someone please slow down time???

Ahem.

We are now officially three months away from the release of LODESTAR, I guess that means I need to start organizing all the awesome release-time things (keep an eye out for them in the months ahead)

In the meantime, here are the MMGM links!

- Eli at Tweens Read Too joins the MMGM fun with an interview with Jennifer A. Nielsen. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Tara Creel is cheering for THE DISTANCE TO HOME. Click HERE to see why. 
- Sue Kooky is spotlighting EDNA IN THE DESERT. Click HERE to read her review.  
- The B.O.B. is caught up in A MAD, WICKED FOLLY. Click HERE to check it out.
- Greg Pattridge has is raving about THE SEVENTH WISH. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--MAYDAY. Click HERE for details.  
- Literary Hoots has chills for DR. FELL AND THE PLAYGROUND OF DOOM. Click HERE to see their feature.   
- Jess at the Reading Nook is also reviewing DR. FELL AND THE PLAYGROUND OF DOOM. Click HERE to see her take.   
- Dorine White is cheering for EVERYTHING SPORTS. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Susan Olson is featuring RACE TO THE SOUTH POLE (Ranger in Time #4). Click HERE to find her feature.
- 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. 

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17.

Just got back from San Diego Comic Con (so much fun--but SO EXHAUSTING)--and there are quite a few links this week--so here's hoping I get these right.

Here are the MMGM links!

- The Runaway Librarian joins the MMGM fun with a feature on four of her favorite new reads. Click HERE to welcome her to the group. 
- Books 4 Learning is spreading some love for PERCY JACKSON'S GREEK GODS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Sue Kooky is spotlighting THE IT GIRL. Click HERE to read her review.  
- Susan Olson is gushing about ONCE WAS TIME. Click HERE to find her feature.
- Justin at Justin Talks Books is highlighting JUST MY LUCK. Click HERE to read what he thought 
- The B.O.B. is interviewing author Christopher Healey. Click HERE to check it out.
- Michelle Mason is wishing for THE SEVENTH WISH. Click HERE to find her review. 
- Susan Uhlig has a double feature this week. To see her review of COUNTING THYME, go HERE. And to see her review of THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY, click HERE 
- Greg Pattridge has a double feature with THE DRAGONFLY EFFECT and SLACKER. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--AIM. Click HERE for details.  
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is revealing the cover of A CRACK IN THE SEA . Click HERE to check it out.   
- Jess at the Reading Nook has a Q&A with author Kit Grindstaff. Click HERE for all the fun.   
- Carl at Boys Rule! Boys Read! has a special guest feature from one of his awesome readers. Click HERE to see what they thought of THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY. 
- Jenni Enzor is sweet on SWEET HOME ALASKA. Click HERE to see why. 
- Got My Book is throwing down THE COPPER GAUNTLET. Click HERE to read their feature. 
- Michelle Mason is covering RUBY REINVENTED. 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. 

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18. MMGM Links (7/18/16)

Here's this week's MMGM links!

- Tara Creel joins the MMGM fun with a feature on PAX. Click HERE to welcome her to the group. 
- Books 4 Learning wants everyone to SMILE. Click HERE to see why.
- Justin at Justin Talks Books is cracking THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA. Click HERE to read what he thought 
- The B.O.B. is highlighting BETTY CORNELL'S TEEN-AGE POPULARITY GUIDE. Click HERE to check it out.
- Michelle Mason is wishing for THE SEVENTH WISH. Click HERE to find her review. 
- Susan Uhlig has a double feature this week. To see her review of COUNTING THYME, go HERE. And to see her review of THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY, click HERE 
- Greg Pattridge is solving THE DRAKE EQUATION. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--COUNTING BY 7s. Click HERE for details.  
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin has chills for THE PECULIAR HAUNTING OF THELMA BEE . Click HERE to see why.   
- Jess at the Reading Nook has a Q&A with CC Payne. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- 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. 

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19. TILT – today in librarian tabs

I need to close some tabs on my browser so they are here.

1. Are you someone from a “diverse” group who gets frequently asked for your opinions about how to help organizations “get diverse” enough so it seems like a part time job? Follow Diversity in Design’s lead and charge people for it. No shame in it. There is also Clarity.fm which doesn’t have a specific keyword for librarians but that didn’t stop me from signing up.
2. The Open Access Button “helps researchers, patients, students and the public get access to scholarly research and to report when they’re denied access.” Learn about it. Cool stuff.
3. Fair warning: the Department of Justice is starting to get serious about public entities having accessible websites and also “web content” What they mean about web content is not totally clear but libraries should pay attention. Good blog post by this law firm who has a good accessibility blog generally.
4. Live to Run Again is a not-for-profit public education campaign against drowsy driving for people who are traveling long distances to go to dog events. They sponsor ABLE an Audio Book and Library Exchange where volunteer librarians bring audiobook CDs to dog events so that people can listen to them and stay awake on the way home. Drop off the audiobook at the next library along the way. Great idea and they are always looking for donations if you are weeding CD audiobooks.
5. I don’t think I have mentioned this here but I am teaching a Tools for Community Advocacy class at the University of Hawaii, a short summer class with eleven really interesting students. I dislike course management software so I made my own website for the class from an available template. I am proud of it. You can view it here.

screen shot from my website

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20. MMGM Links (6/6/16)

Sooooooooo tired from a hectic (but fun) weekend at Phoenix Comic Con, so my brain is running at about 30%. But here's my best attempt at theMMGM links

- Heidi Grange is cheering for RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE. Click HERE to see why. 
- Suzanne Warr is featuring--*blush*--NEVERSEEN (thank you so much!). Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Jenni Enzor is spotlighting PAT OF SILVER BUSH. Click HERE to learn more about it.  
 - Andrea Mack is gushing about THE GIRL IN THE WELL IS ME. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Books 4 Learning wants everyone to LISTEN, SLOWLY. Click HERE to read her review.
- Greg Pattridge is highlighting COUNTING THYME. Click HERE to see what he thought.   
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--A WEIRD AND WILD BEAUTY. Click HERE for details.  
- Dorine White has chills for THE ARCTIC CODE. Click HERE for her review.  
- Jess at the Reading Nook is championing WISHING DAY. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Sue Kooky is spreading some love for THE GOLD. Click HERE to read 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. 
- 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. 

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21. MMGM Links (6/13/16)

Back to desperate deadline times, so here's a brain-broken attempt at the MMGM links:

- Jess at the Reading Nook is in stitches for A TANGLE OF KNOTS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Suzanne Warr is talking about the submission roller-coaster. Click HERE to see what that's all about
- Jenni Enzor is spotlighting THE BIRCHBARK HOUSE. Click HERE to learn more about it.  
 - Natalie Aguirre has an author guest post, and a GIVEAWAY of THE DISTANCE TO HOME. Click HERE for details.
- Books 4 Learning is cheering for BOOKED. Click HERE to read her review.
- Greg Pattridge is highlighting JOSH BAXTER LEVELS UP. Click HERE to see what he thought.   
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--SWEET HOME ALASKA. Click HERE for details.  
- Faith Hough is raving about WAITING FOR AUGUSTA. Click HERE for her review.  
- Reading Violet has a double feature--THE HIDDEN ORACLE and A BUSS FROM LAFAYETTE . Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Sue Kooky is also spreading some love for THE HIDDEN ORACLE. Click HERE to read 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. 
- 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. 
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22. MMGM Links (6/20/16)

In the middle of the all-nighter I'm pulling to get Lodestar turned in today (OMG MY BRAIN IS READY TO BREAK) So these may be the iffiest MMGM links yet. But here you go:

- Angela Russell joins the MMGM fun with a feature on FLICKERS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Emily at Literary Hoots is also joining the MMGM fun with a feature on WOLF HOLLOW. Click HERE to welcome her to the group!
- Dorine White thinks the AWESOME 8 are awesome! Click HERE to read her review.
Suzanne Warr has chills for ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Books 4 Learning is cheering for THE WEDNESDAY WARS. Click HERE to read her review.
- Greg Pattridge is spotlighting the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2017--with a giveaway! Click HERE to see what he thought.   
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--THE SLEEPOVER. Click HERE for details.   
- Natalie Aguirre has an author (and agent) guest post, and a GIVEAWAY of STICKS & STONES. Click HERE for details.
- Reading Violet is highlighting DAWN OF SPIES. 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. 

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23. MMGM Links (6/27/16)

Here's this week's MMGM links:

- Justin at Justin Talks Books joins the MMGM fun with a feature on TO CATCH A CHEAT. Click HERE to welcome him to the group 
- Sue Kooky is seeing stars for SPACE CASE! Click HERE to see why.  
- Patricia at Children's Books Heal wants everyone to LISTEN, SLOWLY. Click HERE for her feature. 
- Jenni Enzor is highlighting THE BFG. Click HERE to see why she loves this classic.    
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for NINJA LIBRARIANS: SWORD IN THE STACKS. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--PATRIOT PAPERS. Click HERE for details. 
- Reading Violet wishes everyone would read EDEN'S WISH. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- 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. 

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24. MMGM Links (7/4/16)

More MMGM links than I would've expected today--but here you go:

- Justin at Justin Talks Books is featuring UNGIFTED. Click HERE to read what he thought 
- S.W. Lothian joins the MMGM fun with a mini review of SHIRLEY LINK AND THE SAFE CASE. Click HERE to check it out.
- Books 4 Learning is cheering for SISTERS. Click HERE for their feature. 
- Got my Book is spotlighting CITY OF THIRST. Click HERE to see what they thought 
- Greg Pattridge is swept away with THE TURN OF THE TIDE. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--MAYBE A FOX. Click HERE for details. 
- Reading Violet is spreading some love for THE FORGOTTEN SISTERS. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Faith Hough is howling for WOLF HOLLOW. Click HERE to find her review.  
- Carl at Boys Rule, Boys Read is championing BIG NATE. Click HERE to see why.  
- 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. 

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25. MMGM Links (7/11/16)

Here's the MMGM links!

- Justin at Justin Talks Books is seeing stars for COSMIC. Click HERE to read what he thought 
- The B.O.B. is back with a miniature book haul feature. Click HERE to check it out.
- Andrea Mack is cheering for OCDANIEL. Click HERE for their feature. 
- Jenni Enzor is highlighting kidlit books that have been translated from other languages. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- Greg Pattridge is WAITING FOR AUGUSTA. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing WOLF HOLLOW. Click HERE to find her feature.  
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is sweet on STARS SO SWEET . Click HERE to see why.  
- 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. 

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