Here are this week's reviews of middle grade (9-12 year olds) fantasy and science fiction books from around the blogosphere (click on the book title for the review).
11 Birthdays, by Wendy Mass, at Fantasy Book Critic.
The Blue Shoe: A Tale of Thievery, Villainy, Sorcery, and Shoes, by Roderick Townley, at Enchanting YA Reviews.
The Castle Corona, by Sharon Creech, at Owl in the Library.
City of Fire, by Laurence Yep, at the Jean Little Library.
G-Man: Learning to Fly, a story told in comics form, at Oz and Ends.
The Hotel Under the Sand, by Kage Baker, at Eva's Book Addiction.
Imagia and the Magic Pearls, by Monroe Tarver, at Dad of Divas.
Lost Worlds, by John Howe, at Shelf Elf.
The Mysterious Benedict Society, at One Librarian's Book Reviews.
Night of the Living Lawn Ornaments, by Emily Ection, at Charlotte's Library.
Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman, at Tor.
The Patchwork Girl of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, at Tor.
The Revenge of the Itty-Bitty Brothers, by Lin Oliver, at Charlotte's Library.
Sent, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, at Charlotte's Library.
The Shifter (the Healing Wars, Book 1), by Janice Hardy, at Charlotte's Library.
The Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner, at Fantasy Literature...Frankly.
At Boys Rule Boys Read, you can find Norse Gods, King Arthur, and Kick-Butt Superheros!
Here's an interview with David Lubar (author of Cybils nominee Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie) at Cynsations.
And finally, here are the thoughts on middle grade fantasy from Brian, aka MrChompChomp, fellow mg sff Cybils panelist.
Did I miss anyone? Please let me know in the comments! And if you review or write about middle grade science fiction and fantasy during the week, feel free to drop me an email--charlotteslibrary at gmail dot com.
And come back in a week for more mg sff fun!