MMGM for October 18, 2021

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Rake in some great Middle Grade reviews or features by clicking on any of the leaf’s below.

229006At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m reviewing PLAYING THE CARDS YOU’RE DEALT by Varian Johnson.

fall-leaves-clip-art-32Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles has an agent/author guest post by Melissa Nasson and Alex Perry with a query critique and a GIVEAWAY of Pighearted, a MG contemporary novel.

229006COMPLETELY FULL BOOKSHELF is recommending Other Boys by Damian Alexander, a graphic novel that’s already receiving a Kirkus starred review.

fall-leaves-clip-art-32Maria Antonia at OF BOOKS, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND TEA has a review of WHEN ZACHARY BEAVER CAME TO TOWN by Kimberly Willis Holt.

229006Patricia Tilton at Children’s Books Heal reviews Ensnared in the Wolf’s Lair by Ann Bausum. 

fall-leaves-clip-art-32Rosi Hollinbeck reviews TIPS FOR MAGICIANS by Celesta Rimington. Rosi also shares 3 links for her writing friends and her discovery that umpires have been invaded by aliens.

229006Karen Yingling at Ms. Yingling Reads always has a great MMGM review. Check it out along with Sunday’s feature on Fifty-Four Things Wrong With Gwendolyn Rogers

A final note: Newbery Award winning author, Gary Paulsen, passed away last week. We’ll always have his books to celebrate a legacy. Thanks to SCBWI for sharing this video…

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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2 Responses to MMGM for October 18, 2021

  1. Thanks for sharing the Paulsen interview. I was there at the SCBWI conference in LA in 2011 and heard him. But, nice to listen to the video. He was a great children’s author! His background was his training ground as an author!

  2. Thanks for the Paulsen video. I will try to get to it this week. And thanks for always keeping up with MMGM. It’s a big task.

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