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!
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.
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.