This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction reviews/news from around the blogs

Welcome to this week's installment of middle grade sci fi/fantasy children's book stuff gleaned from the blogging world. There are far too many reviews here by me this week--please let me know if I missed your post, or if you have any news to share!

The Reviews:

The Dragon of Trelian, by Michelle Knudson, at Books I Done Read.

Enchanted Glass, by Diana Wynne Jones, at Book Aunt.

Felix Takes the Stage, by Kathryn Lasky, at Charlotte's Library.

The Foundling, and Other Tales of Prydain, by Lloyd Alexander, at Fantasy Literature.

The Night Fairy, by Laura Amy Schlitz, at Five Minutes for Books and at Green Bean Teen Queen.

The Oerkern Leaves, by Thomas Clayton Booher, at The Christian Fantasy Review.

The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald, at Things Mean a Lot.

The Runaway Dragon, by Kate Coombs, at Becky's Book Reviews.

Sea of the Dead, by Julie Durango, at Charlotte's Library.

The Spellcoats, by Diana Wynne Jones, at Charlotte's Library.

The Thirteenth Floor, by Sid Fleischman, at Charlotte's Library.

The Thirteenth Princess, by Diane Zahler, at Becky's Book Reviews.

Wild Magic, by Cat Weatherill, at Charlotte's Library.

Plus three reviews of mg fantasy books nominated for the Cybils last fall: Fairest of All, The Magician of Oz, and Skeleton Creek, at Charlotte's Library.

Not exactly reviews:

Margo Dill's Read These Books and Use Them! offers some discussion possibilities for Sharon Creech's Unfinished Angel.

Story Sleuths has an excellently thoughtful post on point of view in Laini Taylor's Blackbringer.


The Goddess Girls are on tour--here's a guest post by their creators, Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, at Cynsations, that includes the full tour lineup. Athena the Brain and Persephone the Phony, the first two books in the series, are out this month.

On April 26, the Enchanted Inkpot Book Club will begin discussing The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander--a classic of middle-grade fantasy. If you haven't read it, now's your chance!

Betsy at Fuse #8 is up to Number 2 in her compilation of the Top 100 Children's Novels. Will number 1 be a fantasy, like numbers 2, 3, and 4?

(I'd really appreciate it if anyone felt like spreading the word about these round-ups I do, and thanks, all of you who have already!)

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