MMGM for June 22, 2020

Throughout the summer months, I’m lending the top spot to one of our frequent contributors. Today it’s June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, Writing, & Stitch-Metic. Each week on June’s blog you might find author interviews, news about her own books, and helpful reviews from Picture Book on up. Of course on Monday she features Middle Grade and be sure to check out what she has for us below. Click on her gold star and do the same to visit all the other MMGM bloggers.

June has Part I of her Poetry for Children series, featuring A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson and Chicken Soup With Rice by Maurice Sendak.

Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have THOMAS WILDUS AND THE WIZARD OF SUMERIA by J.M. Bergen.

Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles interviews Niki Katz with a GIVEAWAY of her MG humorous contemporary, The Stepmon Shake-Up.

Sue Heavenrich is working overtime with two posts! First you can find her at Archimedes Notebook with a wonderful bit of nonfiction about insect weaponry and the arms race…Beetle Battles! by Douglas J. Emlen.

Next, Sue jumps over to Sally’s Bookshelf where she review one of her faves… Stay, by Bobbie Pyron.

Michelle Mason’s son is back again and this week he’s reviewing EPOCA: THE TREE OF ECROF.

Matt Sweeney at Woodpecker Books has The Mysterious Woods of Whistle Root by Christopher Pennell.

Completely full Bookshelf returns this week and recommends Stargazing by Jen Wang.

Also returning is Sierra Dertinger at Books. Iced Lattes. Blessed. and her feature on Cleo Porter and the Body Electric by Jake Burt — science fiction (pandemic/virus related).

Patricia Tilton at Children’s Books Heal reviews a silly and fun book, Egg or Eyeball? by Cece Bell.

Rosi Hollinbeck features a review of DICTIONARY FOR A BETTER WORLD by Irene Latham and Charles Waters. Rosi also shares a set of links for her writing friends.

Karen Yingling at Ms. Yingling Reads has another great MG feature today and don’t miss her reviews from last week including THE AMELIA SIX.

Susan Uhlig sneaks in with a story she loved, DOG DRIVEN by Terry Lynn Johnson.

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...writing middle grade novels.
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4 Responses to MMGM for June 22, 2020

  1. Thank you so much for the spotlight on this week’s MMGM list, Greg! I appreciate your kind remarks, and I look forward to posting for about children’s books for many weeks/years to come. :0}

  2. Thanks, Greg! I didn’t have my new book finished to review this week, but I always live reading through these and growing my tbr list.

  3. Thanks, Greg. Another great job.

  4. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog says:

    Nice to see June spotlighted here. I always enjoy visiting her blog. Looking forward to checking out all these MMGM books!

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