Welcome to another week of middle grade science fiction and fantasy posts from around the book blogging world! Pleased let me know if I missed any posts...either by commenting, or emailing me-- charlotteslibrary at gmail dot com (and I welcome links at any time during the week!).
I've been asked to recommend other book blogs that review a lot of mg/ya speculative fiction--I have a list to the right of those I read regularly, and of course I link to a lot of other blogs during the course of these weekly round-ups. But if anyone would like to recommend their own favorite blogs with this particular focus, please leave a comment!
13 Treasures, by Michelle Harrison, at The Book Smugglers
Airman, by Eoin Colfer, at Books For Youth
The Adventures of Nanny Piggins, by R.A. Spratt, at Cloudy With a Chance of Books
Behemoth, by Scott Westerfeld, at Biblio File
Between the Forest and the Hills, by Ann Lawrence, at Charlotte's Library
The Conch Bearer, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni at Charlotte's Library
Cloaked, by Alex Flinn, at Book Aunt (this seems to be one of those younger YA books that's a good fit for upper mg readers)
Cosmic, by Frank Cottrell Boyce, at The Book Smugglers
Crossing Over (Suddenly Supernatural 4), by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, at Reading Vacation
The Emerald Atlas, by John Stephens, at Shannon Whitney Messenger
The End of the World Club, by J. & P. Voelkel, at The O.W.L. and at Brooke Reviews
Fused, by Kari Lee, at Reading Vacation and Magic Bean Review
The Girl Who Could Fly, by Victoria Forester, at Lucy was robbed
Jane and the Raven King, by Stephen Chambers, at Mother Daughter Book Club
The Kings of Clonmel, by John Flanagan, at One Librarian's Book Reviews
Modern Fairies, Dwarves, and Other Nasties: a Practical Guide by Miss Edythe McFate, by Lesley M.M. Blume, at Margo Dill's Read These Books and Use Them
The Old Country, by Mordicai Gerstein, at Charlotte's Library
Scumble, by Ingrid Law, at Library Chicken
Small Persons With Wings, by Ellen Booraem, at Book Aunt
TIM: Defender of the Earth, by Sam Enthoven, at Ms. Yingling Reads
A True Princess, by Diane Zahler, at Book Aunt
The Undrowned Child, by Michelle Lovric, at Book Grotto
When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, at Book Grotto
Wintercraft, by Jenna Burtenshaw, at Beyond Books
Ellen Booraem (Small Persons With Wings) at The Enchanted Inkpot
Kari Lee Townsend (Fused) at Reading Tween
Other Good Stuff:
Jane Yolen is this week's Fairytale Reflections guest at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles
The writers over at the Enchanted Inkpot ask us to ponder "What's So Different About Children's Fantasy?"
Still more good stuff, though not mg sff:
At the Brown Bookself, there's the announcement of the 24 authors and 4 illustrators to be spotlighted in the 4th 28 Days Later initiative, "a month-long celebration of veteran and emerging children’s authors of color."
Bleeding Violet, by Dia Reeves, will be the book discussed for the African-American Read-In, a discussion organized by Ari, Edi, and Doret -stay tuned for the February date (I have been meaning to read Bleeding Violet for ags, so this makes me happy).
And finally, this week's random thing, which raises the bar something fierce for parents who are sff fans.
A personal TARDIS, made of cardboard (read more at io9).
My own cardboard skills clearly don't cut it (pun intended).
one last thing: I'm giveway two YA arcs (Sean Griswold's Head, by Lindsey Leavitt (March 1), and Jenna and Jonah's Fauxmance, by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin (Feb 1), both from Bloomsbury), so leave a comment on the post where I talked about it first by midnight EST tonight if you'd like them!