MMGM for January 28, 2019


Tomorrow is National Puzzle Day, but there’s nothing puzzling about the wide variety of reviews and features here today. Click the puzzle pieces to reach my review of THOMAS WILDUS AND THE BOOK OF SORROWS by J.M. Bergen, and the Rubik’s Cube for all the other sites below.
Author Susan Uhlig is featuring INKLING by Kenneth Oppel, a story with an unusual character.
June McCrary Jacobs at ‘Reading, Writing, & Stitch-Metic’ honors the centennial anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s birth on January 31st, 1919. The book is a biography entitled, ‘Jackie Robinson: American Hero‘.
Dorine White at The Write Path returns with a review of The Light by Robert Jones.
Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles has an interview with debut author Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo and a giveaway of her MG contemporary Ruby in the Sky.
Faith Hough at Life’s An Art! has a potential future Newbery winner. Discover why with her review of Gary D. Schmidt’s Pay Attention, Carter Jones.
Michael Gettel-Gilmartin at Middle Grade Mafioso has a lot to say about THE FRIENDSHIP WAR.
Patricia Tilton at Children’s Books Heal shares Survival Tails: Endurance in Antarctica by Katrina Charmanan action-packed animal adventure about an expedition to Antarctica told from the dogs POV.
Maria Antonia has Ramona and her Father by Beverly Cleary (winner of the Newbery Honor in 1978), part of Maria’s blog series on Newbery books.
Kara Armstrong at Scribbles of an Aspiring Writer returns with a review of an upper middle grade book—Cinder, by Marissa Meyer.
Rosi Hollinbeck reviews MOON SHADOW by Erin Downing. Be sure to also click on her helpful links for writers.
Karen Yingling at Ms. Yingling Reads always has an informative MMGM post. Be sure to check out today’s feature and all of her 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.

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...always striving to reach the next peak in my life and career.
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1 Response to MMGM for January 28, 2019

  1. Thanks, Greg. I love the themes you find each week.

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