Here's what I found in this week's blog reading! Enjoy, and let me know if I missed anything.
Above World, by Jenn Reese, at Wandering Librarians, So I'm Fifty, and Amy's Book Den
The Aviary, by Kathleen O'Dell, at Literate Lives
Bigger Than a Breadbox, by Laurel Snyder, at Good Books and Good Wine and at Jean Little Library.
The Book of Wonders, by Jasmine Richards, at TheHappyNappyBookseller, Mundie Kids, Rex Robot Reviews, and Charlotte's Library
Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu, at Readatouille
Casper Candlewacks in the Claws of Crime, by Ivan Brett, at The Book Zone
The Cabinet of Earths, by Anne Nesbet, at Charlotte's Library, Read Like Good Readers Do, Kindle-aholic's Book Pile, and twenty by jenny
Dragon Castle, by Joseph Bruchac, at Page In Training
The Fathomless Fire, by Thomas Wharton, at Back to Books
The Fire King (Invisible Order book 2), by Paul Crilley, at Beyond Books
Forbidden Sea, by Sheila A. Neilson, at Geo Librarian
The Girl Who Cicumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne Valente, at Adventures of a Book Wyrm
Ivy's Ever After, by Dawn Lairamore, at Library_Mama
Liesl and Po, by Lauren Oliver, at Musings of a Book Addict
The Mysterious Howling, by Maryrose Wood, at Madigan Reads
Princess of the Wild Swans, by Diane Zahler, at Rebecca's Book Blog
Snow in Summer, by Jane Yolen, at Jean Little Library
Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George, at Literary Lunchbox
Winterling, by Sarah Prineas, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile
A Two for One Time travel post at time travel times two--11,000 Years Lost, and Switching Well, both by Peni R. Griffin
And a Two for One graphic novel post at Guys Lit Wire -- Sidekicks by Dan Santat and Bad Island, by Doug TenNapel
Authors and Interviews:
Jasmine Richards (The Book of Wonders) at TheHappyNappyBookseller
Sarah Prineas (Winterling) at The Enchanted Inkpot
Laura Lond (My Sparkling Misfortune), with bonus giveaway, at Geo Librarian.
Lauren Oliver (Liesl and Po) at Jason's Bookstack
Sue Perkins (Reva's Quest) at Across the Shinning Plain of Books
More Good Stuff
It is Queen's Thief week over at Chachic's Book Nook this week! If you've never read The Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner, do!
Kate Coombs (aka Book Aunt) offers a lovely collection of Beauty and the Beast retellings.
And speaking of fairy tales, Mary Hoffman reflects on the Fisherman and His Wife, at Katherine Langrish's blog, Seven Miles of Steel Thistles.
Two mg fantasies that I like very much are in the running for the Edgar Awards for best juevenille mystery--Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby, and The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey. The other three are Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger, It Happened on a Train by Mac Barnett, and Vanished by Sheela Chari (which also has a slight touch of fantasy...)
At The Nerdy Book Club, Tom Angleberger proposes a new award, named for Lloyd Alexander, to be bestowed on a series after its last book is completed....lots of room for sci fi/fantasy there!
And speaking of awards, will a fantasy book be announced tomorrow as the winner of the Newbery? Here are those that did in the past:
2010 When You Reach Me
2009 The Graveyard Book
2004 The Tale of Desperaux
1999 Holes (do others consider this fantasy???)
1994 The Giver
1985 The Hero and the Crown
1976 The Grey King
1972 Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
1969 The High King
1963 A Wrinkle in Time
1948 The 21 Balloons
1947 Miss Hickory
1945 Rabbit Hill
1938 The White Stag
1931 The Cat Who Went to Heaven
1930 Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
1925 Tales from Silver Lands (does this count? It's a collection of folk tales; I've never read it)
1923 The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
(I've read all but four)
And here are those I think stand the best chance tomorrow-Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu, The Cheshire Cheese Cat, by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright, and (if it's eligible/deemed age appropriate A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness).
And speaking of A Wrinkle in Time, don't forget to check out the latest posts in the 50 Years, 50 blogs celebration! The full list is here.