Every six years the calendar aligns and I can shout: I’m celebrating my birthday on a Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! I stepped away from the party long enough to write a review of HOW I BECAME A SPY by Deborah Hopkinson. Click the cake slice to reach my post and the arrow for each of the reviews and features below.
Joanne R. Fritz at My Brain on Books has a review of FAR AWAY by Lisa Graff.
June McCrary Jacobs at ‘Reading, Writing, & Stitch-Metic’ features The Capture of Black Bart: Gentleman Bandit of the Old West, a biography of Black Bart.
Sue Heavenrich at Sally’s Bookshelf reviews COGHEART by Peter Bunzl.
Mark Baker at Carstairs Considers is back this week with a review of Lion Downby Stuart Gibbs.
Beth Mitchell at Imaginary Friends reviews The Doughnut King by Jessie Janowitz
Patricia Tilton at Children’s Books Heal reviews Dust Storm (Survivor Diaries #4) by Terry Lynn Johnson about two students lost in a desert.
Maria Antonia at Of Books, Photography, and Tea has a review of The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden.
Author Stephanie Robinson at Fairday’s Blog is featuring the book THE EMERALD ATLAS by John Stephens.
Janet Smart at Creative Writing In The Blackberry Patch reviews The Last Treasure by Janet S. Anderson.
Dorine White at The Write Path has an interview with Lois Wickstrom author of Carrie’s Flight.
Rosi Hollinbeck reviews and has a GIVEAWAY of TELL ME EARTH AND SKY. Rosi also has some not to be missed links for her writing friends.
Karen Yingling at Ms. Yingling Reads has another 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.