It’s TAX DAY in the good old USA. I already finished my 1040, giving me time to write a review of HELLO THERE, I’M COMING HOME by Laurie B. Arnold. Click the tax icon for my post and the tax form for all the other features and reviews below.
Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles returns to the MMGM line-up with another special feature. She has an interview with Tonja Drecker and a giveaway of MUSIC BOXES.
Michelle Mason at Musings of a Young Adult Writer is also back this week with a review of RUBY & OLIVIA by Rachel Hawkins.
Sue Heavenrich at Sally’s Bookshelf reviews The Three Rules of Everyday Magic, by Amanda Rawson Hill
June McCrary Jacobs at ‘Reading, Writing, & Stitch-Metic’ features a non-fiction oversized picture book for MG readers, The Wonderful World of Clothes, written and illustrated by Emma Damon.
Joanne Fritzhasn’t forgotten about National Poetry Month. She features it today at My Brain On Books.
Maria Antonia at Of Books, Photography, and Tea has a review of Checked by Cynthia Kadohata.
Patricia Tilton at Children’s Books Heal reviews Because of the Rabbit byCynthia Lord, a book full of heart.
Andrea Mack at That’s Another Story joins us again with her take on Blended by Sharon Draper.
Dorine White at The Write Path has a review of A Good Night For Shooting Zombies by Joca Jacobs.
Janet Smart at Creative Writing In The Blackberry Patch shares her thoughts on two books she read this week: The Little Riders by Margaretha Shemin and Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier.
Suzanne Warr at Tales from the Raven spotlights Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh.
Karen Yingling at Ms. Yingling Reads has another great MMGM post. Be sure to check out today’s feature and all of her reviews the past week including August Isle by Ali Standish.
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.