MMGM for April 13, 2020


Four U.S. Presidents were born in the month of April, including Thomas Jefferson born on this date in 1743. While you let that sink in enjoy these outstanding posts from our MMGM family. Click on a gold star to read what they have to say.

At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of Misadventures of a Magician’s Son by Laurie Smollett Kutscera.

June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, Writing, and Stitch-Metic features  ‘Selah’s Stolen Dream’. Included is an excerpt, author interview, and review.

Michelle Mason at Musings of a Young Adult Writer again turns things over to her 6th grade son. Expect some humor as he shares his view on THE CHANGELINGS by Christina Soontornvat.

Jenni Enzor gives readers her thoughts on a book I enjoyed, Restart by Gordon Korman.

Maria Antonia at Of Books, Photography, and Tea celebrates Beverly Cleary’s 104th birthday with a post about the Ramona books. 

Michael Gettel-Gilmartin at Middle Grade Mafioso features Esther Hautzig’s classic memoir, The Endless Steppe.

Stephanie Robinson at Fairday’s Blog is back with a review of Ollie Oxley and the Ghost: The Search for Lost Gold by Lisa Schmid.

Alex Baugh at Randomly Reading tells us about Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly.

Patricia Tilton at CHILDREN’S BOOKS HEAL reviews The Case of the Missing Auntie by Michael Hutchinson, a story about the stolen Indigenous children of Canada.

Mark Baker at Carstairs Considers gives 5 stars to Tyrannosaurus Wrecks by Stuart Gibbs.

  Rosi Hollinbeck features a review of DOG DRIVEN by Terry Lynn Johnson. Rosi also has some not to be missed links for her writing friends.

Karen Yingling at Ms. Yingling Reads has another fantastic MMGM post. Be sure to check out today’s feature and all of her reviews the past week including NAT ENOUGH.

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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4 Responses to MMGM for April 13, 2020

  1. Faith Hough says:

    Great line up as always, Greg! I look forward to reading through the reviews and finding more books to love. 🙂
    I put a MMGM post up this morning with a review of Avi’s GOLD RISH GIRL, but just couldn’t get it finished in time last night to send you the link. No worries about adding it to the line up at this point, but thought I’d include the link here if anyone is interested!

  2. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog says:

    As always, thanks so much for putting the list together, Greg. 🙂

  3. My wishlist at my library is getting longer and longer. Am grateful though for an easy way to keep track of the ones I want to read. Will be so happy when we can get library books again.

  4. Thanks, Greg. Another great job. Stay well.

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