Monday, August 28, 2017

MMGM Links (8/28/17)

So ha--turns out NOW I'm battling my LAST deadline for NIGHTFALL (it's the book that keeps on giving) :). And I'm once again in the middle of an all-nighter to make it. So here are the MMGM links. Sorry as always if there are any mistakes.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--MY WEIRD SCHOOL FAST FACTS: EXPLORERS, PRESIDENTS, AND TOILETS.  Click HERE for details.
- Justin Talks Books is discussing THE HOMEWORK STRIKE. Click HERE to see why.
- Greg Pattridge is spotlighting GUARDIANS OF THE GRYPHON'S CLAW. Click HERE for his review.  
- Jess at the Reading Nook is telling us about THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK. Click HERE to see why.
- Bookish Ambition is gushing about NIM'S ISLAND. Click HERE to find their review. 
- Completely Full Bookshelf is spreading some love for THE KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY. Click HERE to see what they thought.   
- Middle Grade Mafioso is discussing National Geographic Kids' WEIRD BUT TRUE! Planner and US STATES ATLAS. Click HERE to find his feature.  
- Sally's Bookshelf is highlighting CILLA LEE-JENIKINS: FUTURE AUTHOR EXTRAORDINAIRE. Click HERE to see why. 
- Susan Uhlig shares RULES FOR THIEVES. Click HERE to read her review. 
- 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.


  1. Shannon, your the best! How do you even manage doing an all nighter? I know I can't lol. Thank you, I can't wait for Nightfall and you're amazing!
    -Thirteen year old fan wishing to be an author like Shannon

  2. What a great line up this week! I didn't get my link in time, because I was too busy thinking about "back to school" but I didn't want you all to miss this great story THE FIREFLY CODE by Megan Frazer Blakemore.


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