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 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!