MMGM for July 20, 2020


Throughout the summer months, I’m lending the top spot to one of our frequent contributors. Today the honor goes to Maria Antonia at Of Books, Photography, and Tea. Don’t miss Maria’s feature on MMGM or her weekend posts dedicated to photography.

Click on a blogger’s bullet4 to reach their site.

bullet4Maria takes the top spot with her review of Mysterious Benedict Society & the Riddle of Ages by Trenton Lee Stewart.

bullet4At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of THAT TIME I GOT KIDNAPPED by Tom Mitchell.

bullet4Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles interviews Jess Redman with a GIVEAWAY of her MG magical realism Quintessance.

bullet4June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, Writing, & Stitch-metic reviews What Were the Negro Leagues?—a WHOHQ Book by Penguin Workshop celebrating the Negro Baseball Leagues Centennial.

bullet4Sierra Dertinger at Books. Iced Lattes. Blessed. reviews the non-fiction History Smashers series by Kate Messner.

bullet4COMPLETELY FULL BOOKSHELF recommends Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker.

bullet4Karen 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 CITY OF GOLD.

bullet4Jenni Enzor shares her MG summer reading plan and also features fellow MMGM June McCrary Jacob’s Kids Love to Stitch–Book 1.

bullet4Alex Baugh at Randomly Reading has A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner, an interesting book about boy who knows he’s gay, wants to come out, but isn’t quite ready.

bullet4Matt Sweeney at Woodpecker Books returns this week with a review of Fire in the Star by Kamilla Benko

bullet4Patricia Tilton at Children’s Books Heal reviews Efrén Divided by Ernestro Cisneros.

bullet4Rosi Hollinbeck has a good one for us—Things Seen From Above by Shelley Pearsall. Rosi also shares three links for her writing friends along with a favorite picture book.

bullet4Susan Uhlig was fascinated by The Hippo at the End of the Hall by Helen Cooper.

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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5 Responses to MMGM for July 20, 2020

  1. Pingback: Efrén Divided by Ernestro Cisneros | Children's Books Heal

  2. Yay, this week’s top spot! Thanks, Greg, for putting all this together. 🙂

  3. Pingback: MMGM: A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner » Parents' Guide Marketplace

  4. Pingback: A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner » Parents' Guide Marketplace

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