The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, at Beyond Books
King of Ithaka, by Tracy Barrett, at Charlotte's Library
The Museum of Thieves, by Lian Tanner, at Charlotte's Library
Reckless, by Cornelia Funke, at Beyond Books
Scumble, by Ingrid Law, at Jean Little Library
The Search for WondLa, by Tony DiTerlizzi, at The Picnic Basket
Seven Sorcerers, by Caro King, at Beyond Books
The Time Keeper's Moon, by Joni Sensel, at Middle Grade Ninja (and Sensel is also interviewed by Middle Grade Ninja)
At Bookworming in the 21st Cenury, there's a post with short reviews of The Fairytale Detectives, by Michael Buckley, The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan, The Tale of Emily Windsnap, by Liz Kessler, and Gregor the Overlander, by Suzanne Collins
Other Good Stuff:
Grace Lin has a fascinating post at the Enchanted Inkpot on using symbols when writing multicultural fantasy.
This week's Fairytale Reflections guest at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles is Leslie Wilson.
This year's Amelia Bloomer List is out, with some fine sff (the blurbs are from the list):
Kate Coombs. The Runaway Dragon. 2009. Princess Meg’s dragon escapes from the palace grounds. Meg and her scrappy band of friends set out to find the dragon and encounter many adventures along the way.
Eleanor Davis. The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook. 2009. When the Secret Science Alliance loses its notebook to a rival inventor, the team of science wiz kids springs into action to retrieve their notebook and protect a treasure.
Kathryn Lasky. Hawksmaid: The Untold Story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian. 2010. Maid Marian uses her unusual gift of communication with her falcons to conspire with Robin Hood and their band of friends to escape her captors and rescue a ransomed king.
Jewell Parker Rhodes. Ninth Ward. 2010. When Hurricane Katrina breaks New Orleans’ levees, 12-year old Lanesha’s dreams of becoming an engineer and a builder of bridges anchor her determination to survive the flood and inspire her to rescue others as well.
Gail Simone. Wonder Woman: Rise of the Olympian. Illus. by Bernard Chang, Aaron Lopresti, and Matt Ryan. 2009. Wonder Woman battles the supervillain Genocide to reclaim her lasso and her power.
Jane Yolen. Foiled. Illus. by Mike Cavallaro. 2010. Ace fencer Aliera bravely takes up the mantel of the world’s defender.
And the 2011 Waterstone's Childrens Book Prize shortlist has also been announced:
Candy Gourlay, Tall Story
Anna Kempe, et al. Fantastic Frankie and the Brian-drain Machine
Jobling, Curtis, Rise of the Wolf
Mayhew, John, Mortlock
(the blurbs for these can be found via the link above)
And finally, you can watch A Wrinkle in Time in 90 Seconds, from James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish). Along with the New York Public Library, Kennedy has created the 90-Second Newbery Video Contest!