This Sunday's Round-Up of Middle Grade Fantasy and Science Fiction postings from around the blogs

Welcome to this week's mgsff round-up! Please let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews:

The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-fu Cavemen from the Future, at The O.W.L. (includes giveaway)

Alcatraz Versus The Shattered Lens. Brandon Sanderson, at Becky's Book Reviews

Behemoth, by Scott Westerfeld, at Eva's Book Addiction

The Cabinet of Wonders, by Marie Rutkoski, at By Singing Light.

The Curse of the Were-Wiener (Dragonbreath #3), by Ursula Vernon, at Booked Up.

Elliot and the Goblin War, by Jennifer A. Nielsen, at Coffee for the Brain

Enchanted Glass, by Diana Wynne Jones, at Becky's Book Reviews.

Forgive My Fins, by Tera Lynn Childs, at Booked Up.

Ghost of Heroes Past, by Charles Reid, at Ms. Yingling Reads.

The Girl Who Owned a City, by O.T. Nelson, at Rebecca Reads

The Goblin Gate, by Hilari Bell, at Beyond Books.

Harry the Poisonous Centipede, by Lynne Reid Banks, at Back to Books

Haywired, by Alex Keller, at Read in a Single Sitting.

The Last Dragonslayer, by Jasper Fforde, at Bart's Bookshelf

Nightshade City, by Hilary Wagner, at One Librarian's Book Reviews.

Roberto and Me, by Dan Gutman, at Charlotte's Library.

Second Hand Charm, by Julie Barry at The Allure of Books (one that is listed as YA, but seems a good fit for mg too)

Spaceheadz, by Jon Scieszka and Francesco Sedita, at Booked Up

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin, at Book Love

The Witch's Tears, by Jenny Nimmo, at Back to Books.

The Mythical 9th Division Series, by Alex Milway, at The Book Zone (for boys) "...the only remaining hope is a secret troop of yeti agents - the Mythical 9th Division."

Things of interest that aren't reviews:

Fuse #8 looks back at the Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling.

I'm not sure if the Samarui Kids series is technically fantasy, but it sounds great, and here's author Sandy Fussell interviewed at Cynsations.

Harry Potter is on the minds of many mg sff readers at the moment--here are two articles of interest -- "Natural Selection in Homo Sapiens Alchemis," at Book View Cafe and Harry Potter is a Good Christian, says Yale professor.

At Seven Miles of Steel Thistles this week's Fairytale Reflections guest is Megan Whalen Turner, and, segueing nicely, there's "Honk if you still love fairytales," at Book Aunt

Finally, the season for gift idea lists is starting--here's a middle grade list from Polishing Mudballs that's heavily mg sff! (if you make one of your own, let me know and I'll link to it!)

(and anyone who wants to know more about how this works can read my explanation post here)


  1. I reviewed Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens and Enchanted Glass.

  2. Thanks Becky--sorry to have missed you!


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