Here are the reviews, interviews, and a few etcs of interest to fans of middle grade science fiction and fantasy that I've found during my blog reading this past week. Please let me know if I've missed your post, or if you've seen something that I've missed!
13 Treasures, by Michelle Harrison, at Fantasy Book Critic and Jean Little Library
The Birthday Ball, by Lois Lowry, at Everyday Reading and Abby (the) Librarian.
The Dark is Rising, by Susan Cooper, a joint review at The Written World and Book Nut.
Gold Dragon Codex, by R.D. Henham, at Jean Little Library.
Gregor the Overlander (et seq.) by Suzanne Collins at Bibliophilia-Maggie's Bookshelf.
Knightly Academy, by Violet Haberdasher, at Ms. Yingling Reads.
Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld, at Charlotte's Library (labeled YA, but I think it's a good upper mg read too)
Lord Sunday, by Garth Nix, at A Chair, A Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy.
The New Brighton Archaeological Society, at A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy.
Ninth Ward, by Jewell Parker Rhodes (August, 2010), at Welcome to My Tweendom
The Owl Keeper, by Christine Brodien-Jones at Wicked Awesome Books and at Cleverly Inked (where there's also a fabulous birthday giveaway in progress)
The Robe of Skulls and The Bag of Bones, by Vivian French, at Jean Little Library.
The Shifter, by Janice Hardy, at Eva's Book Addiction.
The Stones of Green Knowe, by Lucy M. Boston, at Fantasy Literature (the concluding review of a look at the whole series)
Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus, by R.L. LaFevers, at Jean Little Library, Strange and Random Musings, and Wicked Awesome Books.
Wings (The Mysterious Mr. Spines Book 1) at Better with Books.
Other interesting things:
At Book Aunt, there's a lovely long post about Trickster Fiction, that looks at a variety of books, including some mg fantasy.
Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter by R. J. Anderson, was selected as one of two Honour Books for the Canadian Library Association's 2010 Children's Book of the Year Award.
The ninth book of Diane Duane's Young Wizards Series, A Wizard on Mars, was just released; here's a letter from Duane about it over at Amazon.
A bunch of Interviews:
R.L. LaFevers at The Enchanted Inkpot, whose new book, Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus, was just released (which is a lovely thing, but I'm waiting for her next Nathaniel Flood-Beastologist book....). And head over to her Live Journal site to win for your library a copy of The Eyes of Horus, and the second book as well! (here's Theodosia's own site, btw)
Megan Whalen Turner, author of the Queen's Thief series, at Shelf Awarness.
At Headdesk, there's an interview (and giveaway) with Christine Brodien-Jones, author of The Owl Keeper.
At Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind, there's an interview with Grace Lin, author and illustrator of Where the Mountain meets the Moon
At Boy Lit.com, there's a rather teasing interview with Rebecca Barnhouse, author of The Book of the Maidservant, about her forthcoming book The Coming of the Dragon (a teaser because it doesn't come out till October!)
and finally, Greenwillow has a fun little post about what would happen if some of their favorite characters (including Eugenidies and Howl) took up tweeting...
(even more finally--don't forget that there are still fantasy books that can be bought for the kids at two schools on the Navajo Nation and the White Mountain Apache Reservation. Go to Powells, click on wish lists, and enter the email address guyslitwire at gmail dot com to see what books are still wanted....the shipping addresses (and more info) can be found here).