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Monday, August 13, 2012

Cassie Shares Exciting Movie Set News

We here on Mundie Moms cannot believe that the movie is all set to film. Whoa, after years of waiting it's so exciting to see Cassie write these tumblr posts:

Thanks to the Executive Producer of City of Bones, Martin Moszkowicz (Constantin Film), we can see a peek into the sets being built here.

And these tweets from the stunt trainer. You can follow him on twitter here:

Finally from Kevin Ziegers (who is playing Alec), this tweet and picture. Here's a link to Kevin's twitter account:

Phew, what a busy few days. How excited are you, MMs now that everyone's in place and filming is beginning?

Mundane Monday #149

Happy Monday! I hope you guys had a great weekend! I'm on vacation with my family this week and looking forward to spending all the time I can with my kiddos before schools starts. Here's to a great Monday! Enjoy this hot little scene between Tessa and Will....

"Will," she said in surprise, but he was pinning her to the wall with his body, his hands sliding up her shoulders, into her damp hair, his mouth sudden and hot on hers. She fell and spun and drowned in the kiss; his lips were soft and his body was hard against her, and he tasted like rain. - CP, pg. 463

Must Have Middle Grade Reads

Welcome to this week's edition of Must Have Middle Grade Reads, a weekly feature here on Mundie Moms where I spotlight last week's middle grade books I reviewed on Mundie Kids. Here's a list of some of last week's features:

Published by: Aladdin
Released on: August 7th, 2012 
5 stars: I LOVED IT!
Purchase from: Simon & Schuster | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Series: Jack Blank, Book #3 (final book in the series)

Jack Blank confronts his destiny in this action-packed conclusion to the trilogy Publishers Weekly calls a “no-holds-barred adventure.”

Ever since Jack Blank learned that he came from the amazing country of the Imagine Nation, he’s known that his fate could go down two very different paths—he could either be the greatest hero the world has ever known, or its greatest villain.

Now the final battle is here, and it’s time for Jack to discover the direction of his destiny.

The action-packed trilogy concludes with more surprises, twists, and adventure than ever—along with the same humor and heart that has brought so many fans to Jack’s story quoted from Goodreads

What a fantastic series for young readers! As a parent, nothing is more satisfying than discovering a book you hope your child will pick up and enjoy every moment they spend reading it like you did. This is one series my son is anxious to start reading this year, and I can't wait for him to start it. Jack Blank's  adventures span three books, The Accidental HeroThe Secret War (the links go to my reviews for each book) and the final book in the series, The End of Infinity. What an awesome series this is! I have loved reading about Jack's journey, watching him grow as a character, and getting to be apart of his world. Everything about this series, it's characters and it's world building is simply amazing! 

Matt Myklusch also stopped by Mundie Kids on Friday to talk about his book. Don't miss my interview with Matt and enter to win the ENTIRE Jack Blank Adventures series and a few other awesome prizes. ENTER HERE

By: Patricia MacLachlan
Published by: Albert Whitman & Company
Released on: August 1st, 2012
5 stars: I Loved It!

Before they were the Boxcar Children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden lived with their parents at Fair Meadow Farm.

Although times are hard, the Aldens are happy--"the best family of all," Mama likes to say. One day, a blizzard hits the countryside, and a car is stranded on the road near their farm. The family in the car needs shelter, and when the Aldens take them in, the strangers soon become friends. But things never stay the same at Fair Meadow Farm, and the spring and summer bring events that will forever change the lives of the Alden Children. 

Newbery Award-winning author Patricia MacLaclan pays loving tribute to the classic novel by Gertrude Chandler Warner in this story of the Alden children's origins and the challenges they faced before their boxcar adventures - quoted from Goodreads

If you grew up a fan of the Boxcar Children series, than you must pick up this beautifully written prequel to the series. Author Patricia McLachlan does such an amazing job at honoring Gertrude Chandler Warner's original work. She carefully crafted together a story that pays respect to a series that have touched thousands of young children's lives. Her writing is flawless and engaging as she recreates the same characters, their unique personalities and voices, and takes readers by to much simpler times. Patricia re-introduces fans to their favorite childhood characters before we got to know them in their first adventure, and gives new readers to this series a wonderful story. You can read my entire review here.

Don't miss this month's happening on Harper Collins Children's, which I've featured here! There's some fabulous giveaways, helps for the classroom and more. 

Middle Grade Monday:
Don't miss my Marvelous Middle Grade Monday meme on Mundie Kids, a weekly meme hosted by author Shannon Messenger's. You can check out this week's Mundie Kids feature here