This Sunday's Round-Up of middle grade sci fi/fantasy related posts from around the blogs

Hi. Here's another week's worth of the mg sff posts I found. I posted this yesterday, so if you had a post of your own on Saturday I might have missed it--let me know! And feel free to let me know of other blog posts I didn't find (or remember to link to).

Edited to add: I am back, and have added the additional links! Thanks. We were off in western Massachusetts, and visited the Eric Carle museum for the first time; there was a lovely exhibit of the original art from a number of Jane Yolen's books that I especially enjoyed (and would have enjoyed more if my boys hadn't been with me--the art is hung at a comfortble height for grown-ups, and they grew restless).

The Reviews:

The 13 Curses, by Michelle Harrison, at Ex Libris

Bless This Mouse, by Lois Lowry, at GreenBeanTeenQueen

Bone, by Jeff Smith, at Stacked

The Call, by Michael Grant, at books4yourkids

Charmed Life, by Diana Wynne Jones, at Read in a Single Sitting

The Crowmaster (Invisible Fiends) by Barry Hutchison, at Bart's Bookshelf

The Dead Boys, by Royce Buckingham, at books4yourkids and Challenging the Bookworm

Dragonbreath, and Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs, by Ursula Vernon, at One Librarian's Book Reviews

Fever Crumb, by Philip Reeve, at Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia

Foiled, by Jane Yolen, at Great Kid Books

The Giver, by Lois Lowry, at Middle Grade Ninja

House of the Star, by Caitlin Brennan, at Charlotte's Library

Kat, Incorribable (UK title A Most Improper Magick) by Stephanie Brugis, at Book Aunt

The Last Olympian, by Rick Riordan, at Beyond Books

The Little White Horse, by Elizabeth Goudge, at Ex Libris

Museum of Thieves, by Lian Tanner, at BSCKids

Reckless, by Cornelia Funke at Book Dragon and books4yourkids

The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic, by Jennifer Trafton, at Book Aunt

Season of Secrets, by Sally Nichols, at book bits

Small Persons With Wings, by Ellen Booraem, at Fuse #8 and Becky's Book Reviews

A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz, at the excelsior file and Guys Lit Wire

Till Death Do Us Bark (43 Old Cemetery Road) by Kate Klise, at It's All About Books

Tom's Midnight Garden, by Philippa Pearce, at Books Under Skin

Tortilla Sun, by Jennifer Cervantes, at Charlotte's Library

A World Without Heroes, by Brandon Mull, at Ms. Martin Teaches Media

Interviews and Guest Posts

Barry Hutchison (Invisible Fiends) at Bart's Bookshelf

Janice Hardy (The Healing Wars) at Working Writers

Chelsea M. Campbell (The Rise of Renegade X) at Cynsations

Lois Lowry at Middle Grade Ninja

Other good stuff:

Topless Robot offers a list of "14 Great But Lesser-Known Fantasies for Lil' Nerd" - some I think are rather well-known, but others were new to me (this list skews a tad older then middle grade, but still well worth checking out)

And I have nothing else as an extra today....next week will be better.

EDITED TO ADD: I have a good thing!

Here's Jewell Parker Rhodes, reading from Ninth Ward, courtesy of White Readers Meet Black Authors.


  1. I reviewed Cat, Incorrigible and The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic at Book Aunt.

  2. Thanks for including my review in your list! I am off to check out these other posts now... *grin*

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  4. Thanks Kate and Becky--you are added!

    And thank you, celi.a and Natalie, for stopping by! I'm glad you enjoy these.

  5. Thanks for the link love, Charlotte. Goodness, so many great reviews in this post--my to-read list is never-ending! :)


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