MMGM for May 4, 2020


May the Fourth be With You. Click on a May bouquet to reach a blogger’s post.

At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of MORE THAN MARMALADE by  Rosanne Tolin, the fascinating story about the life of Michael Bond, author of the Paddington Bear books.

Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles has an interview with Erin Bowan and a giveaway of her MG fantasy, THE GIRL AND THE WITCH’S GARDEN. Note: due to a scheduling change the interview won’t appear until Wednesday.

June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, Writing, and Stitch-Metic has Voyager: The Third Ghost anthology by the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Special guest is an interview with Author Sherry Ellis and an e-book giveaway.

Fourth grade teacher Sierra Dertinger is becoming a regular on MMGM and this week she features The Invisible Boy by Alyssa Hollingsworth. It releases in September.

Michelle Mason at Musings of a Young Adult Writer has a review courtesy of her fourth grader. It’s author Claribel Ortega’s debut—GHOST SQUAD.

Maria Antonia at Of Books, Photography, and Tea gives MMGM readers a look at As Simple as it Seems by Sarah Weeks, an author well known in middle grade circles.

Patricia Tilton at CHILDREN’S BOOKS HEAL shares a powerful novel, Gold Rush Girl by Avi. Pat thinks this might be Avi’s best work ever!

COMPLETELY FULL BOOKSHELF recommends White Bird: A Wonder Story by R.J. Palacio. It’s a graphic novel inspired  by the blockbuster novel, WONDER.

Rosi Hollinbeck features a review of MY JASPER JUNE by Laurel Snyder. 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 WE DREAM OF SPACE.

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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1 Response to MMGM for May 4, 2020

  1. Andrea Mack says:

    What a wonderful list of books to read! I’m way behind on reading, and on featuring books on my blog, but I have one this week so I’m posting the link here —

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