This Sunday's Middle Grade Sci fi/Fantasy round-up

A little late today, because of house guests come not just to visit but to help us repair various elements of our home and garden (it will never be finished. Never. But the house did just get listed on the National Register of Historic places, which is cool), here is today's round-up of middle grade science fiction/fantasy stuff from around the blogs. Middle grade being books for 9-12, kind of fuzzy at the top end....

Please let me know if I missed your post, or the posts of your loved ones!

The reviews:

Candleman, by Glen Dakin, at Nayu's Reading Corner.

Hunter Brown and the Consuming Fire, by Christopher and Allen Miller, at Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction.

Ivy's Ever After, by Dawn Lairamore, at Welcome to my Tweendom.

Knights of the Sea, by Paul Marlowe, at Fantasy Literature.

Magic Below Stairs, by Caroline Stevermer, at Kids Lit.

Many Waters, by Madeline L'Engle, at Guys Lit Wire.

Middleworld, by J. and P. Voelkel, at GreenBeanTeenQueen.

Peter and the Sword of Mercy, by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, at Becky's Book Reviews.

A Swiftly Tilting Planet, by Madeline L'Engle, at Charlotte's Library.

Seven Spells to Sunday, by Andre Norton and Phyllis Miller, at Randomize ME.

Smells Like Dog, by Suzanne Selfors, at Jean Little Library.

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos, by R.L. LaFevres, at Becky's Book Reviews; Becky also reviews Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris here.

The things that aren't reviews:

M. T. Anderson has created a tourist guide to deepest, darkest Delaware, the setting for the third book in his Pals in Peril series, Jasper Dash and the Flame Pits of Delaware (the series begins with Whales on Stilts).

It's Steamboyz Week at vvb32 reads, and although "SteamBoyz = YA steampunk stories with YA male protagonists," there's some middle grade crossover in the books included.

Katherine Langrish continues her series on Other Worlds at her blog, Seven Miles of Steel Thistles.

And here's one I missed when it came out--an article from Daily Finance about the publishing history of the Percy Jackson books.


  1. Selfors' book is actually Smells Like Dog - no article. This is driving me crazy, I don't think I've said it correctly once while talking to kids about it. Sigh. The dog's name turns out to be Dog, and he has no sense of smell, so...

  2. gah--sorry about that, Jennifer!

  3. ...so, what's this about your historic house! Wow!

    Okay, Smells Like Dog now officially drives me nuts, too.


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