We figure it's about time to do a round-up of middle grade events for our blog readers. If there is anything we've left out, please leave a comment and we'll add any pertinent events to the post.
- Every Thursday evening at 9pm ET (barring any holidays), the founders of Middle Grade Lit Chat (#mglitchat) host a fun and engaging Twitter chat around a special topic in middle grade literature. Check out the upcoming list of chat topics here, and join in every Thursday!
- Every Monday join in the fun of Marvelous Middle Grade Monday around the kidlitosphere. Started by Shannon Messenger of Wanderings of a Wannabe Scribe, fifteen or so bloggers celebrate middle grade books with reviews, giveaways, contests, and more every week. Check out Shannon or Deb. A. Marshall's blogs for a round-up of MG posts every Monday.
- First ever Middle Grade Read-a-Thon!: Thanks to Deb A. Marshall for planning the first (to our knowledge) Marvelous Middle Grade Read-a-thon! The event is set to kick off on Monday, January 2nd and run through Sunday, January 8th. From Deb: "have a look at your TBR piles, your been meaning to read lists--pick the books you for sure want to read during that time and each moment you have…read MG."
- ALA Middle Grade Meet-Up: We're working on setting up a middle grade meet-up at January's ALA Midwinter meeting in Dallas, TX. We'll keep you posted as we sort everything out!
For more middle grade news, be sure to check out our "All Things Middle Grade" blogroll!