The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future, by Dav Pilkey, at The Excelsior File
Come Fall, by A.C.E. Bauer, at Charlotte's Library (now with new and improved spelling)
Crossing Over (Suddenly Suppernatural) by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, at Jean Little Library.
Haywired, by Alex Keller, at The Book Zone (for Boys)
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, by Barry Deutsch, at Educating Alice.
The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks, at Middle Grade Ninja.
Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow, by James Rollins, at Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books
Karma Bites, by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas, at Welcome to My Tweendom
Lost, by Sarah Prineas, at By Singing Light.
Magic Below Stairs, by Caroline Stevermer, at By Singing Light.
Stoneheart, by Charlie Fletcher, at Bow. James Bow.
Taran Wanderer, by Lloyd Alexander, at Stella Matutina
Tower of Treasure, by Scott Chantler, at 100 Scope Notes
The Toymaker, by Jeremy de Quidt, at Charlotte's Library
Witch Baby and Me On Stage, by Debi Gliori, at Nayu's Reading Corner.
The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams, by Rhonda Hayter, at Becky's Book Reviews
and at KidsBooksNZ, here are three mini reviews of new releases of a spooky/fantastical sort--Organ Music by Margaret Mahy, Boy Zero, Wannabe Hero: The petrifying plot of the plummeting pants, by Peter Millet, and A crack in the sky by Kyle Mewburn
Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson (The Familiars), at YA Book Shelf, Brimful Curiosities, and The Book Smugglers.
Lukas Ritter (Monster Slayers) at Nina Hess.
Nick Ruth (The Dark Dreamweaver) at Shemika Eurton.
Briony Stewart (Kumiko and the Dragon) at Pardon My Ducks
At Fuse #8 you can find The Hero Project: A Children's Literature Perspective, and at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles there's A Word About Witches.
I read with interest at Bibliolore (the best musicology blog I know of) that a new journal has arisen (possibly from the undead)--Horror Studies. The first issue includes such articles as this:
“Of submarines and sharks: Musical settings of a silent menace” by Linda Maria Koldau, an essay that explores how film composers have depicted the primal fear of the silent monster stealthily approaching from the depths."And I can't resist borrowing Bibliolore's illustration of a WW II German submarine.