IMPORTANT DECEMBER MMGM REMINDER: MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY will have one more set of links on December 17. December 24th is devoted to my holiday wish to all the bloggers who have participated in MMGM the past year. On December 31st, I’ll reveal my picks for MG’s best in 2018 with a big GIVEAWAY!
MMGM will return to its regular schedule on January 7, 2019 and my second year of hosting. As for today, enjoy a great set of links…
Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE, I have a review of ZACK DELACRUZ UPSTAGED by Jeff Anderson.Click the ornament to read all the details and then keep clicking below for more reviews and features.
Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles has an interview with debut author Rebecca Caprara and a giveaway of her MG fantasy THE MAGIC OF MELWICK ORCHARD.
June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, Writing, & Stitch-Metic shares an article she wrote for the golden anniversary of the television premiere of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas‘ back on December 9th, 1965.
Suzanne Warr at Tales from the Raven spotlights Everlasting Nora, by Marie Miranda Cruz–and in case anyone else is peckish, link to a Filipino banana que recipe included!
Patricia Tilton at Children’s Books Heal recommends a touching holiday chapter book, The True Gift by Patricia MacLachlan. The paperback was printed in 2013.
Beth Mitchell at Imaginary Friends has a review of Class Action by Steven B. Frank
Rosi Hollinbeck has a review of The Atlas Obscura Explorers Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid. Don’t miss her links for writers as they’re always helpful.
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.