Welcome to our first MMGM of December
It’s also a special one. Three years ago, author Shannon Messenger contacted me. LODESTAR, Book 6 in her wildly popular KEEPER OF THE LOST CITY series had just been released and she needed help. Would I consider taking over her other creation, MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY? I said yes and my Sunday nights have never been the same!
Last month Shannon released book 8.5 (UNLOCKED) in the series and MMGM is still going strong. A big thank-you goes out to the many bloggers who make it possible. And another thank-you to the readers—including authors, parents, teachers, publishers, and students. You’re the reason I do this.
It’s time to celebrate with a huge giveaway, detailed after the MMGM lineup below. My gift to bring a little happy to a less than happy year.
(Note: No December vacation for MMGM. With the month’s holidays occurring on Friday and weekends, I’ll have an MMGM each Monday in December. Participate if you can or take some time off and enjoy the season.)
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At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m reviewing the first book in Melissa De La Cruz’s new middle grade series, NEVER AFTER.
June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, Writing, & Stitch-Metic has a multi-cultural Christmas book, Nine Days to Christmas: A Story of Mexico.
Author S.W. Lothian reviews Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, the first story in the popular Disney series.
Sue Heavenrich is hanging out at Sally’s Bookshelf with a review of Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes (Book 4) by Trudi Trueit.
Jenni Enzor is back with us this week with a feature about Notorious by Gordon Korman.
Patricia Tilton at Children’s Books Heal reviews Bionic Beasts by Jolene Gutiérrez, a STEM book about five animals whose lives have been saved with artificial body parts.
Maria Antonia at OF BOOKS, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND TEA features A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Joy McCullough.
Rosi Hollinbeck has a review and GIVEAWAY of THE SISTERS OF STRAYGARDEN PLACE by Hayley Cewins. Rosi also shares three helpful links for her writing friends.
Karen Yingling at Ms. Yingling Reads always has a great MMGM review. Check it out along with her other features this past week including a look at THE RETAKE.
GIVEAWAY to Celebrate my 3 years as MMGM host
I’ve put together three prize packages pictured below. Each one includes four hardback MG books, a pad of MMGM sticky notes, and a $25 AMAZON gift card!
Take that 2020.
To enter all you have to do is post in the comments which stack you’d like to have a chance to win. ONE, TWO, THREE, or just say all of them. U.S. Addresses only and I will close the giveaway at 3 pm (EST), this Thursday, December 10th. Good luck to all.
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Hi Greg. Three years ago, you were gracious enough to read and review the first book in the Spamly Warthington series. We’ve just released the second book: Spamly Warthington: (mostly) Secret Agent — The Plot Tick’ns, and would welcome the opportunity to send you a book for review.
Thanks, and keep up the great work.
Congrats on 3 years 🎉
Congratulations and thanks for keeping MMGM going! (Not an entry.)
Thanks for 3 years and the giveaway. Add me to all 3.
Three years? Wow. You always do such a lovely job, and I appreciate that you include me without me e mailing you. Hope things are going well!
Congratulations! I enjoy your blog posts. #3, please.
Congratulations! You are a gem, Greg. #1 or 2 would be my choice. Stay Well!
Thank you so much for sharing middle grade books with your readers. I would be grateful for any of these prize packs. I hope you and your family have a safe and healthy rest of 2020!
It sure doesn’t seem like 3 years! Congratulations! I think you do such a lovely job. I can’t resist your generous giveaway. I would be interested in packages 1 or 2, but I’ve read two of the books in 3. Thanks for the chance and for always doing such a great job on MMGM.
Wow!!! Congrats on 3 years—that’s so exciting! It’s been wonderful participating in MMGM, and I appreciate you keeping this wonderful group going! I’ll let some other people win the items in the extremely generous giveaway.
Yay for 3 years! Love the serendipity of my review matching one of your giveaway books 🙂
Also, I’ll join the giveaway for Group 3!
All 3 for us and thanks for the efforts to put MMGM together each week.
WOW! Congrats on your anniversary and all the great work you do.
Congratulations on your three-year anniversary, Greg! I appreciate all of your great work to get the word out about our blog posts and books. I would like to be entered in all three of these giveaways, please. Take care, and here’s to another three years of great reading and sharing on MMGM! :0}