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

Welcome to another round-up of middle grade (for 9-12 year olds) science fiction and fantasy reviews, news, interview etc! As usual, if I missed your post(s), please let me know (and feel free to send me links at any time during the week).

The Reviews:

Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising by Jason Henderson, at Ninja Librarian.

Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, by Andrea Beaty, at Cloudy with a Chance of Books.

The Brimstone Key, by Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis, at Lucy Was Robbed.

Johnny and the Bomb, by Terry Pratchet, at The Children's War

The Last Words of Will Wolfkin, by Steven Knight, at The Book on the Hill.

The New Brighton Archaeological Society, Book 1--The Castle of Galomar, by Mark Andrew Smith and Matthew Weldon, at Fantasy Book Critic.

The Ruins of Gorlath (Ranger's Apprentice Book 1), by John Flanagan, at Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books.

The Secret Lives of Princess, by Philippe Lechermeier, at Brimful Curiosities

The Shadow Hunt, by Katherine Langrish, at Charlotte's Library.

The Silver Door, by Holly Lisle, at Beyond Books.

Smells Like a Dog, by Suzanne Selfors, at Becky's Book Reviews.

The Suburb Beyond the Stars, by M.T. Anderson, at Fantasy Literature.

The Time Travellers, by Linda Buckley-Archer, at Charlotte's Library.

Toby Alone, by Timothee de Fombelle, at Charlotte's Library

A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula Le Guin, at Giraffe Days.


Danette Haworth, author of The Summer of Moonlight Secrets, at From the Mixed Up Files

R.L. LaFevers, author of The Basilisk's Lair, second book about Nathaniel Fludd: Beastologist, at The Enchanted Inkpot.

And finally, just one miscellaneous item this week--Kate Coombs is giving away her three books -- The Runaway Princess and The Runaway Dragon (both very fine mg fantasies), and her picture book, The Secret Keeper.


  1. Thanks Charlotte, I checked out a few of the reviews. So far the Brimstone Key looks the most interesting.

  2. Thanks for the mention of my review. I love your round-ups and your blog. I can't wait until my kids are a little older and reading middle grade books. Your blog is such a wonderful resource!


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