School is back in session! Click a schoolhouse to read each blogger’s post.
Leading the MMGM parade today is Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles. Her site is filled with fantastic posts from Agent and Author interviews to some very special giveaways. I’ve heard many authors refer to Literary Rambles as the spark that got their career started. Although she does both MG and YA, Natalie’s feature today is an interview with debut author Brigit Young and an ARC giveaway of her MG contemporary mystery Worth a Thousand Words. Click the schoolhouse to start reading.
This week at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES by Ellen Wittlinger, a story filled with dramatic moments.
June McCrary Jacobs at ‘Reading, Writing, & Stitch-Metic has a fun Retro Fiction Feature on two of Beverly Cleary’s books, ‘Beezus and Ramona’ and ‘Ramona the Pest’.
Suzanne Warr at Tales from the Raven spotlights You Wish: The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff, by Jason Lethcoe.
Patricia Tilton at Children’s Books Heal has a review of Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin.The new novel has been getting a lot of buzz since its release. Read what Patricia has to say.
Completely Full Bookshelfrecommends one of my favorites this week, The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt, a 2008 Newbery Honor book.
How about another slice of watermelon! Author Rosi Hollinbeck has a REVIEW and GIVEAWAY of Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin.
Author and speaker Elizabeth Van Tasselat Thorn & Vine is wishing Percy Jackson a Happy Birthday with thoughts about his influence, a brief review, and also some jewelry that the goddesses might have worn in the day. Elizabeth is also a gemologist!
Author Susan Uhlig returns this week with a review and a lot of love for Sally J. Pla’s THE SOMEDAY BIRDS.
Karen Yingling at Ms. Yingling Reads always has an informative MMGM post. Be sure to check out today’s feature on City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab.
If you would like to join in the MMGM fun and get your own spot on the walkway, 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 gpcolo (at) gmail (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 (11 PM Eastern Time) in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday.
Thanks for spreading the middle grade love and for being a part of this awesome tradition begun by Shannon Messenger and carried on here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE! (CLICK HERE FOR PAST MMGM POSTS)
*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.