Middle Grade Fantasy and Science Fiction--this week's compiliation of posts from around the blogs

Interrupting my 48 hours of reading challenge to bring you another round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction news and reviews! Please let me know if I missed yours.

The News Item of the Week: Skulduggery Pleasant, by Derek Landy, has won the ‘Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award' for Irish Book of the Decade competition. This is so cool, not just because Skulduggery is fine book, but because a fantasy book for kids beat books from all other categories! Hooray for middle grade sff!

The Reviews:

Alison Dare: Little Miss Adventure, by J. Torres and J. Bone, at Jean Little Library.

Athena the Brain, by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, at Ms. Yingling

The Boneshaker, by Kate Milford, at TheHappyNappyBookseller.

Counter Clockwise, by Jason Cockcroft, at Charlotte's Library.

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

Falling Up, by Frances O'Roark Dowell, at Charlotte's Library.

Greenwitch, The Gray King, and Silver on the Tree, all by Susan Cooper, at Book Nut.

The Hunt for the Eye of Ogin, by Patrick Doud, at Tempting Persephone.

Ivy's Ever After, by Dawn Lairamore, at Books at Midnight.

Magic Below Stairs, by Caroline Stevermer, at Charlotte's Library.

Princess of Glass, by Jessica Day George, at Charlotte's Library.

The Prometheus Project: Trapped, by Douglas E. Richards, at Becky's Book Reviews

Pyramid of Souls (Magic Keepers Book 2), by Erica Kirov, at books4yourkids, Fantasy Book Critic, and Charlotte's Library.

The Red Pyramid, at A Patchwork of Books, BiblioFile, and at The Book Zone (for boys)

Scrumble, by Ingrid Law, at Abby (the) Librarian.

The Secret Lives of Princesses, by Philippe Lechermeier, at Welcome to My Tweendom.

Space Crime Conspiracy, by Gareth P. Jones at Review Haven

The Magic Warble, byVictoria Simcox, at Bookworming in the 21st Century.

The Interviews:

Kate Milford (author of The Boneshaker) at The Enchanted Inkpot

Joni Sesel (whose most recent book, The Timekeeper's Moon, was shortlisted for the Cybils) at Holly Cupala's blog.

Janice Hardy (The Shifter) at Paroddity

Miscellaneous cool things:

vvB32 reads is bringing us SteamPink week-- she defines SteamPink as "female heroine stories with romance, adventure or mystery in a steampunk world" and we are all invited to join the fun!

and (just because I love love love looking at these), here is something I guess you could call SqueakPunk:
For more cat and mouse armour, here's the website of the artist, Jeff de Boer.


  1. oh goodness, so you did, and I even commented! And made a Note. Dunno what happened to it...sorry!

  2. Looking for a great middle grade read? Scumble, the companion novel to Ingrid Law's award-winning book Savvy, comes out this August!

  3. Thanks for stopping by, Ruth!

    And Scrumble is most certainly on my list, Fern!


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