Welcome to another week's worth of middle grade fantasy and science fiction fun! Please let me know if I missed your post.
The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole), by Kathryn Lasky, at GreenBeanTeenQueen and Brimful Curiosities (where there's also a giveaway; I'm giving it away too, here).
Dark Life, by Kat Falls, at Manga Maniac Cafe and Ink Spells.
Dragonbreath: Curse of the Were-Wiener, by Urusla Vernon, at TheHappyNappyBookseller.
The Familiars, by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson, at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books.
Found, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, at Knight Reader.
Hamster Magic, by Lynne Jonell, at Eva's Book Addiction.
Lost in Lexicon, by Pendred Noyce, at Wands and Worlds.
Mister Monday, by Garth Nix, at The O.W.L.
Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins and Other Nasties: A Practical Guide by Miss Edythe McFate, As told to Lesley M.M. Blume, at Fuse #8 and Educating Alice.
Radiance, by Alyson Noel, at The Reading Date.
Reckless, by Cornelia Funke, at A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy (is this really middle grade? School Library Journal says grades 7-10, Amazon says 9-12, Liz, in her review, says "children and teens.")
Sabotaged, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, at Becky's Book Reviews.
Scarlett Dedd, by Cathy Brett at The Book Zone (For Boys), where you can also enter to win a copy (here).
Sceptre of the Ancients (Skulduggery Pleasant) by Derek Landy, at Three Turtles and Their Pet Librarian.
The Smoky Corridor, by Chris Grabenstein, at Middle Grade Ninja.
The Tiger's Apprentice, by Laurence Yep, at Guys Lit Wire.
Time Cat, by Lloyd Alexander, at Charlotte's Library.
Troll's Eye View, a Book of Villainous Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, at Writing and Ruminating.
The Valley of Song, by Elizabeth Goudge, at Charlotte's Library.
Ms. Yingling Reads takes a look at The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place), by Maryrose Wood, and Magic Below Stairs, by Caroline Stevermer.
Middle Grade Ninja has seven questions for Chris Grabenstein (The Smoky Corridor, and many other books).
A. R. Rotruck talks about her new book, Young Wizards Handbook: How to Trap a Zombie, Track a Vampire, and Other Hands-On Activities for Monster Hunters, at John Scalzi's Whatever.
Pamela Voelkel, co-author of The Jaguar Stones, shares her Today Show experience at Random Acts of Reading.
David Lubar (Nathan Abercrombie: Accidental Zombie) talks about Zombie Humor at Tor
Ingrid Law (Scumble) is interviewed at The Enchanted Inkpot, and Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson (The Famliars) are interviewed at Tales of a Teenage Book Lover
Kathryn Lasky (Gaurdians of Ga'Hoole) is a guest at GreenBeanTeenQueen (where there's also a giveaway!), and Violet Haberdasher (Knightly Academy) visits The Story Siren.
Other good stuff
Katherine Langrish introduces a new feature--Fairy Tale Reflections-- at her blog, Seven Miles of Steel Thistles. And here's a post about dresses in fairy tales at The Fairy Tale Cupboard.
At The Book Zone (For Boys) there's excitement about Rick Riordan's new book, The Lost Hero, with links to events in the UK.
Beth, a contributor to Fantasy Literature, has written a love letter to Bruce Coville (someday I must try his books!)
The shortlist for the Guardian Children's Fiction prize has been announced, and two of the four are fantasy: Michelle Paver's Ghost Hunter, the sixth and final book in her Chronicles of Darkness series, and The Ogre of Oglefort, by Eva Ibbotson.
And finally, even though it's not middle grade (although I think it's a series that older mg kids would appreciate), there's a sneak peak at the art of Behemoth, sequel to Leviathan (Scott Westerfeld) at io9. Here's a sample: