Here's this week's gathering of what I found around the blogging world of interest to fans of middle grade science fiction and fantasy. Please let me know if I missed your post!
Dealing With Dragons, by Patricia Wrede, at Please Don't Read this Book.
The Grimm Legacy, by Polly Shulman (July 2010), at Abby (the) Librarian and Welcome to My Tweendom.
The Hunt for the Eye of Ogin, by Patrick Doud (2010) at Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books.
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling, by Maryrose Wood (2010), at Becky's Book Reviews.
Mortal Engines, by Philip Reeve, at Oops...Wrong Cookie (an older mg/ya)
The Night Fairy, by Laura Amy Schlitz (2010), at Book Aunt A Year of Reading.
Over Sea, Under Stone, by Susan Cooper, at Book Nut.
Princess for Hire, by Lindsey Leavitt (2010), at Bookshipper and The Book on the Hill
The Puzzle Ring, by Kate Forsyth (2010 in the US) at Charlotte's Library
The Robe of Skulls, by Vivian French (2008), at Eva's Book Addiction
The Thirteenth Princess, by Diane Zahler (2010), at Eva's Book Addiction
Middle Grade fantasy is well represented over at School Library Journal's Battle of the Books--The Last Olympian (Rick Riordan) and The Lost Conspiracy (Frances Hardinge) have advanced to the next round, and still waiting in the wings are The Storm in the Barn (Matt Phalen) and When You Reach Me (Rebecca Stead).
At Pixiu Press, there's a series of interviews about speculative fiction in the classroom; here's Part 1.
At A Reading Odyssey, there's a list of books for 3rd and 4th grade boys that includes a lot of sci fi/fantasy.
Here's a fascinating article about fairy tales--"The Dark Forest of Childhood" -- by Laurel Snyder (author of the excellent mg fantasy Any Which Wall).
And finally, there is the sad news that author Sid Fleischman has died at the age of 90. He wrote more than fifty books in a range of genres, including many memorable fantasy/folk tale stories, most recently The Dream Stealer (2009).