This Sunday's Round-Up of Middle Grade Sci Fi/Fantasy postings from around the blogs

Hi. It's another Sunday, and another round-up of a week's wroth of gleanings from around the blogs of posts relating to middle grade science fiction and fantasy. Please let me know if I missed yours!

The Reviews:

Behemouth, by Scott Westerfeld, at Nayu's Reading Corner.

The Coming of the Dragon, by Rebecca Barnhouse, at Journey of a Bookseller.

Dragonsong and Dragonsinger, by Anne McCaffrey, at Charlotte's Library.

Flight of the Outcast, by Brad Strickland, at Charlotte's Library.

George Washington's Spy, by Elvira Woodruff, at The Fourth Musketeer.

Good-bye, Pink Pig, by C.S. Adler, at Angieville.

The Grimm Legacy, by Polly Shulman, at My Favorite Books.

How Mirka Got Her Sword, by Barry Deutsch, at Welcome to My Tweendom.

The Limit, by Kristen Landon, at Coffee for the Brain.

The Lost Children, by Carolyn Cohagan, at Coffee for the Brain.

The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan, at Great Kid Books, Lucy Was Robbed, and Book Nut.

Lucy and the Green Man, by Linda Newbery, at Journey of a Bookseller.

Luka and the Fire of Life, by Salman Rushdie, at Fantasy Literature and Mostly Fiction Book Reviews

Nightshade City, by Hilary Wagner, at Presenting Lenore.

The Search for WondLa, by Tony Diterlizzi, at Nayu's Reading Corner.

The Suburb Beyond the Stars, by M.T. Anderson, at A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy.

A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz, at Eva's Book Addiction.

Whistle Bright Magic, by Barb Bentler Ullman, at Charlotte's Library.

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, by Alan Garner, at bookgeeks (and more Garner here at suite 101 which I missed last week)

Windblowne, by Stephen Messer, at Middle Grade Ninja.

Ms. Yingling tucks two mg sff books into this post--Misty Gordon and the Mystery of the Ghost Pirates, by Kim Kennedy, and The Light, by D.J. MacHale, and she has another two-for here--Reckless, by Cornelia Funke, and A Wizard of Mars, by Diane Duane.

Interviews and authors:

Steve Messer (Windblowne) interviewed at Middle Grade Ninja.

Mark Peter Hughes (A Crack in the Sky) at The Enchanted Inkpot.

Katie Hines (Guardian) at The Writing Mama.

(and I'm interviewed at Children's Books and Reviews)

Michelle Knudsen (The Dragon of Trelian) talks about writing a sequel at Through the Tollbooth (I enjoyed The D. of T. lots, so I'm very pleased to here there will be another one!)

Other News and items of interest:

Don't miss this lovely long post, Lessons from Eva Ibbotson, at Book Aunt.

Here's Kirkus' list of the best mg sci fi/fantasy of the year.

Kristi (The Story Siren) has kicked off her 2011 Debut Author Challenge--it includes both mg and ya books. I spotted two excellent sounding mg sff titles-- Stephanie Burgis -- Kat, Incorrigible, and Anne Nesbet -- The Cabinet of Earths. Kristi is happy to add more books to her list, so do check it out and let her know if there's something missing!

Edited to add: This week's Fairytale Reflections author, at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles, is Cassandra Golds, and I can't believe I forgot to put this in because she is the author of a book I love--The Museum of Mary Child!

And finally, it was Harry Potter Week at Pure Imagination!


  1. Ooh I like the list! Hopefully I'll appear on it one day! ^^

  2. I just added you to my reader, ComaCalm--so all you have to do is write about mg sff and you'll be in! :)

  3. Does Incarceron count as MG? I posted a review of it here

  4. Hi Maureen,

    Incarceron is pretty firmly YA -- it was, in fact, a Cybils shortlist in YA sff the year it came out in the UK!

  5. Wow I made the list! Very exciting. Thanks for the promotion. Love this blog.

  6. Thanks, MG Ninja! (you actually make the list quite a lot--thanks for writing about mg sff!)


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