A Year of Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! Are You Kidding?

photoFifty-two reviews in one year. It’s been a fun ride and one that will continue. This week though it’s time to celebrate with my first ever monster-size giveaway. But first a look back at the titles…

  1. IDA B
  2. DEAD END IN NORVELT
  3. BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE
  4. FAKE MUSTACHE
  5. RUNAWAY TWIN
  6. OUT OF MY MIND
  7. RULES
  8. GRAVE IMAGES
  9. THE WEDNESDAY WARS
  10. THE GIVER
  11. SCHOOLED
  12. LIAR & SPY
  13. WHEN YOU REACH ME
  14. OKAY FOR NOW
  15. JACKIE AND ME
  16. THE SEVENTH LEVEL
  17. THE YEAR THE SWALLOWS CAME EARLY
  18. THE PET WAR
  19. 33 MINUTES…
  20. PHINEAS L. MACGUIRE ERUPTS
  21. FREAKIE FAST FRANKIE JOE
  22. ROAD TRIP
  23. THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
  24. FURIOUS JONES AND THE ASSASSIN’S SECRET
  25. ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER
  26. THE KINDLING
  27. TURN LEFT AT THE COW
  28. HOPE IS A FERRIS WHEEL
  29. I AM NOT JOEY PIGZA
  30. BOOM
  31. DESTINY REWRITTEN
  32. CHARLIE JOE JACKSON’S GUIDE TO NOT READING
  33. THE ADVENTURES OF BEAN BOY
  34. BETTER TO WISH
  35. THE 9 LIVES OF ALEXANDER BADDENFIELD
  36. ANDI UNEXPECTED
  37. CHASING THE MILKY WAY
  38. THE GREAT GREENE HEIST
  39. MIDDLE SCHOOL- HOW I SURVIVED…
  40. THE LAST BEST DAYS OF SUMMER
  41. JACK STRONG TAKES A STAND
  42. SOPHIE HARTLEY AND THE FACTS OF LIFE
  43. SORRY YOU’RE LOST
  44. NICKEL BAY NICK
  45. THE SPY CATCHERS OF MAPLE HILL
  46. EVERYBODY BUGS OUT
  47. THE SHORT SELLER
  48. ABSOLUTELY ALMOST
  49. IT’S NOT JUST A DOG
  50. DIEGO’S DRAGON: SPIRITS OF THE SUN
  51. A HITCH AT THE FAIRMOUNT
  52. RILEY MACK STIRS UP MORE TROUBLE (Holding this review for next week)

Now on to my first “Are You Kidding” contest to thank past, present , and new readers. It’s actually two contests. One is complete (Yes, I’m sneaky at times). For the past year I’ve been holding a secret contest that only I knew about. The winner is my most frequent visitor, the loyal reader who commented more than anyone else. Congratulations to this active follower who will receive a $25 Visa Gift card! Drum roll…

****Rosi Hollinbeck****

Pause while she screams “ARE YOU KIDDING?” No, I’m not.

The second half of the “Are You Kidding” contest begins today and will run all week until 8 p.m. Eastern, Sunday, September 21st. The winners will be announced on Monday, Sept. 22nd.  To enter just add your name to the comments on this post and you don’t even have to say anything intelligent. An “I’m in” is fine. Yes, Rosi, you’re also eligible for this contest.

I’ll assign a number for every entry (one per person) and throw the number into a giant twirling metal cage.

wheel

Okay, maybe not as impressive in picture form, or as clean as a Rafflecopter drawing, but I like the sound when it spins around.

The winner will receive all 12 middle grade hardbacks:

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Yes, every last one! The pages have only been opened once, so they are like brand new. You could fill a shelf and the stories will keep you occupied for the rest of the year – probably longer.

If you don’t snag the GRAND PRIZE. I’ll twirl the cage for two more numbers. The 1st runner-up will get a $25 Visa Gift Card and the 2nd will be enjoying a $25 AMAZON gift card. And I’m still not kidding.

Good Luck and Happy Reading!

I can’t stay any longer. I’ve got to devour that cupcake and start on my next set of 52 reviews.

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.
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17 Responses to A Year of Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! Are You Kidding?

  1. salarsen says:

    You’ve created some truly impressive titles! Congratulations! I love this giveaway. My almost 11yr-old would freak to get all those MG books.

  2. justdeb2014 says:

    I’m in.

    Bahahahaha…like that is all I can say. My face would explode from holding the rest in.

    You ROCKED your first year. CONGRATS! And a congrats to Rosi, too! Secret giveaway, how cool is that? Enjoy that cupcake and thanks for an incredibly awesome giveaway. Enjoy that cupcake. Cheers to 52 more great MMGM posts.

  3. Akoss says:

    I bow to your amazing list of reviews. I’ve slowed down a little this year on the reviews. I’m in of course. Middle Grade books are like candy to me. lol

  4. Wow, what an amazing giveaway. And I, for one, am very impressed with your giant twirling metal cage. Congratulations on a great first year!

  5. Sounds fantastic, Greg! Any one of those books would be a great giveaway. All 12 would be AWESOME! Thanks for offering them.

  6. jennienzor says:

    Congrats, Greg! I’m impressed with the variety of reviews you have done. And what a fun giveaway! Count me in!

  7. carlrscott says:

    Congrats on your year, what a lot of work. Those are excellent prizes, thanks for the chance to win.

  8. Are you kidding????? Wow! Thanks, Greg. This is very exciting. And an amazing list of books. Surprisingly, I have only read one, but there are several that are on my TBR list. You have really hit this one out of the park! Happy anniversary and thank you, thank you,. thank you!!!

  9. Amara Jabber says:

    Dude! Awesomeeeee! Can’t believe you have found that many MMGM books, I struggled this weekend alone to find a good MIDDLE GRADE book that hasn’t been done on MMGM before. It’s exhausting, it took for ever but I settled on one eventually. Congrats on your one year anniversary!

  10. Janet Smart says:

    Wow, Greg! What a great give a way and I can’t believe you’ve read all those books. Very dedicated. Thanks for all your reviews.

  11. Congrats on your first anniversary with us at Marvelous Middle Grade Monday. I am in awe of how much you read–as well as your great reviews. You are truly one of my fave MMGMers.

    Congrats also to Rosi H. And I’m in for the next giveaway. (In fact, I’ll also tweet about it–how’s that?!)

  12. Dawn Pleet says:

    Wow, great giveaway. I’m in.

  13. swlothian says:

    Wow. What a great bunch of books!

  14. Emily V says:

    I’m in!

  15. Susan says:

    What a great achievement, Greg. Thanks for providing the consistently fine reviews.

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