Monday, September 4, 2017

MMGM Links (9/4/17)

Hope everyone is enjoying their three day weekend!

One quick note before I get to the MMGM links. Tomorrow I'll be revealing the first of the new KEEPER art on my social media, so make sure you check my Instagram (or Twitter or Facebook) so you don't miss it!

And now, on to MMGM
- Charis Rae joins the MMGM fun with a feature on THE GIRL WHO COULD SEE. Click HERE to welcome her to the group. 
- Children's Books Heal is singing praises for A TIME TO DANCE--with a signed book GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for details.
- Greg Pattridge is spotlighting THE WARDEN'S DAUGHTER. Click HERE for his review.  
- Jess at the Reading Nook has chills for THE STONE COLD AGE. Click HERE to see why.
- Sally's Bookshelf is discovering BUG GIRL. Click HERE to find her review. 
- Dorine White is championing KAT GREENE COMES CLEAN. Click HERE to see why.   
- Sue Kooky is raving about THE DARKNESS OF DRAGONS. Click HERE to find her feature.  
- Boys Rule! Boys Read! is gushing about REALM BREAKER. 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. 
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week. 
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time.   

If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!

*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.


  1. What is KEEPER art? Is it sketches of Sophie and other characters like in the KEEPER link/section?

    1. It is!!! Im super excited! It's by Laura Hollingsworth (she did the full color drawings) but it's a different art style. They're also head to toe!! I'm SUPER excited!
      -Secretly a Keeper

    2. Seriously?! That's awesome! Thanks! Can't wait! I'm Team Sophie, all the way. I love how she's like a hero for those who don't fit in and aaaaaah! Again, CAN'T WAIT!

    3. Wait, you are a keeper? Take me to Eternalia irk! Half kidding.

    4. Irl not Irk. Excuse my spelling.

  2. Shannon, can you please put the art up here to? If not to marrow, when. I'm not on any social media

    1. You don't have to be a member of Instagram to see what I post there. Just click the link above (because sadly, I won't be posting it here)

    2. Thanks so much! The art is gorgeous! Also love the art you do! Team FosterKeefe forever!


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