This Week's Middle-Grade Fantasy and Science Fiction Roundup

Welcome to another week's worth of middle-grade fantasy and science fiction reviews and comments from around the blogosphere. Please let me know if I missed your post!

11 Birthdays, by Wendy Mass, at Dwelling in Possibility.

The Blue Shoe, a tale of Thievery, Villainy, Sorcery, and Shoes, by Roderick Townley, at Green Bean Teen Queen.

The Chestnut King, by N.D. Wilson, at Where the Best Books Are.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, by Ian Fleming, at Becky's Book Reviews.

Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs, by Ursula Vernon, at Charlotte's Library.

Erak's Ransom (Ranger's Apprentice) at Bookends

Everwild, by Neil Shusterman, at Ink and Paper (Amazon says this is for 7th-9th graders, so I count it as the upper limit of middle grade)

The Farwalker's Quest, by Joni Sensel, at Brenda Loves Books.

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaimen, at The Book on the Hill.

Green, by Laura Peyton Roberts, at Charlotte's Library.

Grim Hill: The Secret Deepens, by Linda DeMeulemeester, at Doodle Reads.

Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon, by Melissa Anellie, at Once Upon a Bookshelf.

How to Train Your Dragon, by Cressida Cowell, at Young Adult Literature Review.

Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman, at Stella Matutina

The Prometheus Project: Trapped
and its sequel, Captured, by Douglas E. Richards, at Charlotte's Library.

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, at Jen Robinson's Book Review.

The Wish Stealers, by Tracy Trivas, at Blogging Mama and Five Minutes for Mom.

The Wizard of Rhondo, by Emily Rodda, at Eva's Book Addiction.

At The Christian Fantasy Review are reviews of Book 1 of the Wingfeather Saga, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, and Book 2 North! Or be Eaten, by Andrew Peterson.

At Scrub A Dub Tub, Terry looks at Dragon Wishes, by Stacy Nyikos, and The Last Dragon, by Cheryl Rainfield (the later is straight fantasy, the former more ambiguous).

And finally, at Ink Spells, Susan asks Where are the Science Fiction books for kids?


  1. Hey! Thanks for the plug!

    I wonder if books like the Prometheus project will take off, now that The Lightning Thief is coming out in theatres? Will be interesting to see how far it carries.

  2. Thank you for linking to my review of Everwild! I really appreciate it! :)

  3. Thanks for including me in your roundup! Now (as usual), I have lots of things to follow up on!


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