MMGM for April 27, 2020



At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of ELEPHANT’S GIRL by Celesta Rimington. One of my top MG reads of the year!

Sue Heavenrich at Sally’s Bookshelf takes us high up with Into The Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain by Tod Olson.

June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, Writing, and Stitch-Metic has a retro fiction feature on ‘The Bobbsey Twins:  The Red, White & Blue Mystery’, originally released in 1971.

Fourth grade teacher Sierra Dertinger joins us with her featured review of a graphic novel, Nat Enough by Maria Scrivan.

Michelle Mason at Musings of a Young Adult Writer has another review from her sixth grade son. This week it’s THE PECULIAR by Stefan Bachmann.

Jenni Enzor gives us a lift with a feature on various “MG Comfort Reads.”

Maria Antonia at Of Books, Photography, and Tea has Shakespeare’s Spy by Gary Blackwood, a historical novel featuring Shakespeare, whose 456th birthday was April 23rd!

Patricia Tilton at CHILDREN’S BOOKS HEAL has Seed Savers: Lily, Book 2, by Sandra Smith. It is a futuristic adventure story where gardening is banned and people consume processed food.

Michael Gettel-Gilmartin at Middle Grade Mafioso has a  review of Shelley Pearsall’s latest, Things Seen From Above.

Faith Hough at Life’s An Art! is also turning things over to one of her children. Twelve-year-old daughter Lucy will be reviewing The Thief Knot, by Kate Milford.

Rosi Hollinbeck features a review and GIVEAWAY of Sylvie by Sylvie Kantorovitz. Rosi also has some not to be missed links for her writing friends.

A GARDEN OF BOOKS shares her review of Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows By Ryan Calejo.

Elizabeth Van Tassel at Thorn & Vine returns to the MMGM family with a review of The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine.

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 GOLDIE VANCE.

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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4 Responses to MMGM for April 27, 2020

  1. Thanks again for doing this, Greg. Could you post your Twitter handle (if you have one) so that I can tag you when I share these?

  2. You are very wise. Just didn’t want you to think I was ignoring you f you WERE on Twitter.

  3. Thanks, Greg. A good long list this week!

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