Welcome to another week's worth of postings from around the blogging world about middle grade (ages 9-12) fantasy and science fiction books (well, one sci fi book). Please let me know if I missed your post!
Bless this Mouse, by Lois Lowry, at One Librarian's Book Reviews
The Emerald Atlas, by John Stephens, at The NY Times, The LA Times,
The Fairy-Tale Detectives, by Michael Buckley, at The O.W.L.
The Ghoul Next Door, by Lisi Harrison, at Reading Vacation
Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones, at Bookworming in the 21st Century
Kat, Incorrigible, by Stephanie Burgis, at Wicked Awesome Books
The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, at Charlotte's Library
My Sparkling Misfortune, by Laura Lond, at Book Crumbs
The Rendering, by Joel Naftali, at Charlotte's Library (science fiction!)
Sidekicks, by Dan Santat, at Fuse #8
A Tale of Two Castles, by Gail Caron Levine, at Karissa's Reading Review, Small Review, and My Brain on Books
The Time-Travelling Fashionista, by Bianca Turetsky, at Reading Vacation and My Comfy Chair
The Unicorn's Tale, by R.L. LaFevers, at Charlotte's Library
West of the Moon, by Katherine Langrish, at Cem's Book Hideout
Witch Week, by Diana Wynne Jones, at Stella Matutina
A World Without Heroes (Beyonds Book 1) at Eva's Book Addiction, Books and Other Creative Adventures, One Book at a Time, Write About Now, and Charlotte's Library
A Year Without Autumn, by Liz Kessler, at Serendipity
Zita the Space Girl, by Ben Hatke, at Book Nut
Cleverly Inked looks at Shimmer and Radiance, by Alyson Noel
R.L. LaFevers (the Theodosia series and the Nathanial Fludd series) at The Enchanted Inkpot
Frank L. Cole (The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter) at Manga Maniac Cafe and The Elliott Review
Grace Lin (Where the Mountains Meet the Moon) at Manga Maniac Cafe
Other Good Stuff:
It's Fairy Tale Fortnight, hosted by Book Rat (where you will find the schedule of interviews, reviews, and giveaways).
Marie Rutkoski is giving away three arcs of The Jewel of the Kalderash
And I am giving away the winner's choice of either A Stranger to Command, or A Posse of Princesses, both by Sherwood Smith (the later is a great older mg girl book!)
Finally, fun with Easter Candy Science:
Found via io9-- watch Cadbury Creme eggs scream in the name of science here at Periodic Videos (we especially liked the last video link, where the egg bursts into flame). If you want to interest your child in chemistry, this is the video for you!
And for more Easter Candy Fun, why not give Peep Jousting a try? (warning--this will make your microwave very sticky). In the name of science, Smithsonian.com offers an experiment testing whether fresh or stale peeps are more successful jousters...