MMGM for 10/22/18


Fall into some great MG reviews and features this week.  ALWAYS in the MIDDLE has DACTYL HILL SQUAD by Daniel José Older.  Click the falling leaf to reach today’s review and be sure to check out all the other sites below.
Elizabeth Van Tassel at Thorn & Vine has a Happy Birthday Narnia post, celebrating the 68th birthday of The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe and C.S. Lewis. She shares some memories from her study abroad program in England (including photos of his church) and neat Narnia-themed ideas.
June McCrary Jacobs at ‘Reading, Writing, & Stitch-Metic features a sewing book published by Storey Publishing entitled, ‘Sewing School Quilts: 15 Projects Kids Will Love to Make‘. Included is a GIVEAWAY!
Suzanne Warr at Tales from the Raven spotlights Circus Mirandus, by Cassie Beasley. Be ready for a little circus magic both in the book and in Suzanne’s review.
Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles has another fun and informative interview. This week Sherry Ellis joins her and is giving away a hardback of her MG BUBBA AND SQUIRT’S BIG DIG TO CHINA.
Beth Mitchell at Imaginary Friends has a review of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty. This book has been getting a lot of notice the past few months.
Patricia Tilton at Children’s Books Heal is reviewing Patricia MacLachlan’s new MG novel, “My Father’s Words.” A story about loss and healing. Dog lovers will love this one.
Rosi Hollinbeck has a review and GIVEAWAY of DRIVE by Joyce Moyer Hostetter. Be sure to also click on her links for writers as they are always very helpful.
Completely Full Bookshelf is recommending a very intriguing sounding title —The Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea by Eileen Beha.
Andrea Mack at That’s Another Story is featuring Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret. The first book in a new series that will appeal to science and technology loving readers.
Sue Kooky at Kitty Cat at the Library returns to the MMGM parade with a review of Music Boxes AND an author interview as well! Be sure to check it out.
Karen Yingling at Ms. Yingling Reads always has an informative MMGM post. Be sure to check out today’s feature and all of her other reviews the past week.
If you would like to join in the MMGM fun and get your own spot in the parade, 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.

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2 Responses to MMGM for 10/22/18

  1. Joyce Moyer Hostetter has Generously offered to give away a copy of Drive on my blog this week. Please visit for the giveaway.

  2. Great blog I enjoyedd reading

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