This week's round up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction posts from around the blogs

Some of us (ie, me) have been distracted this week by all the necessary tasks that must be accomplished ere winter arrives to stay (windows with glass in them make a house so much more cozy). Happily, others have been busily posting away, and here are the middle grade sci fi/fantasy posts that I found in my blog reading this week! Please let me know if I missed yours; please feel free to let me know during the week when you've posted something!

The Reviews:

The Aviary, by Kathleen O'Dell, at Good Books and Good Wine

Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu, at Libri Dilectio

Celia's Robot, by Margaret Chang, at Library Chicken

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, by Chris Van Allsberg et al., at 100 Scope Notes

The Death of Yorik Mortwell, by Stephen Messer, at Project Mayhem (also a giveaway)

Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost, by Cornelia Funke, at Just Deb

Goliath, by Scott Westerfeld, at Fantasy Literature

Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka, at Literary Asylum

Icefall, by Matthew Kirby, at BC Book Talk

Keeper, by Kathi Appelt, at Library Chicken

The Last Dragon, by Jane Yolen, at Wandering Librarians

The Last Dragonslayer, by Jasper Fforde, at Beyond Books

Liesl and Po, by Lauren Oliver, at The Reading Date

Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes, by Jonathan Auxier, at Great Kid Books

Return of the Dapper Men, by Jim McCann, at the excelsior file

Son of Neptune, by Rick Riordan, at Reading Vacation

The True Meaning of Smekday, by Adam Rex, at slatebreakers

A True Princess, by Diane Zahler, at Charlotte's Library

Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George, at Bookworm1858

The Unwanteds, by Lisa McMann, at One Librarian's Book Reviews

The Wikkeling, by Steven Arntson, at Challenging the Bookworm

Wildewood, by Colin Meloy, at books4yourkids

The Wonderful Garden, by E. Nesbit, at Tor

A Year Without Autumn, by Liz Kessler, at books4yourkids

Zita the Spacegirl, by Ben Hatke, at Sonderbooks

Authors and Interviews

Anna Staniszewski (My Very UnFairy Tale Life) at From the Mixed Up Files, Literary Rambles, and at The Enchanted Inkpot

John Flanagan (Ranger's Apprentice) at Cracking the Cover

Carmen Deedy (The Cheshire Cheese Cat) at James Preller's Blog

Dawn Larimore (Ivy and the Meanstalk) at Kitchentangents

Other Good Stuff:

Vintage covers of the Phantom Tollbooth, at Flavorwire

Stacy Whitman (editor of Tu Books) talks about the villain point of view

At Deva Fagan's website you can find a lovely character gallery of the folks who populate her forthcoming book, Circus Galacticus.

For Halloween, Barnes and Noble created a video for Neil Gaimen's reading of part of The Thirteen Clocks, by James Thurber.

I'd love to hop over to London to see this exhibit at the Museum of Childhood, on the relationship between fold tradition and childhood.

Not related to mg sff in particular, but still a fun thing--the sign-ups for this year's Book Blogger Holiday Swap are up and running!


  1. Thanks for all the great links and including mine. I appreciate it.

  2. Thank you, Natalie! The pleasure is mine.

  3. Thanks for linking to my Circus character gallery! (and for all the other reviews -- I really appreciate these roundups as a reader, even though I don't usually comment to say so!)


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