Welcome to this week's edition of the middle grade sci fi/fantasy roundup, in which I find all the mg sff blog reviews, interviews, and etcs., I can, and share them! Please let me know if I missed your post, and please feel free to send me anything you think is of interest at any time!

The Reviews:

The Appothecary, by Maile Meloy, at Literary Lunchbox

Archer's Quest, by Linda Sue Park, at Book Nut

The Beast, by Barry Hutchison, at The Book Zone

The Borrowers, by Mary Norton, at Book-a-day Almanac

The Cheshire Cheese Cat, by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright at Literate Lives

The Dead Gentleman, by Matthew Cody, at Fuse #8 and Charlotte's Library

Dragon Castle, by Joseph Bruchac, at Book Nut

Dragon Keeper, by Carole Wilkinson, at living peacefully with children

The Dragon's Tooth, by N.D. Wilson, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Earwig and the Witch, by Diana Wynne Jones, at Charlotte's Library

Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian, by Michael Rex, at Original Content

The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman, by Meg Wolitzer, at Readatouille

Floors, by Patrick Carman, at Good Books and Good Wine and The Book Swarm

The Invisible Tower, by Nils Johnson-Shelton, at More Than True

Janitors, by Tyler Whitesides, at Readingunky's Reading Roost

Juniper Berry, by M.P. Kozlowsky, at Good Books and Good Wine

Liesl and Po, by Lauren Oliver, at Story Snoops

Little Women and Me, by Lauren Baratz-Logstead, at Ms. Yingling Reads

A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness, at Pass the Chicklets

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, at Karissa's Reading Review and Ms. Yingling Reads

The Princess Curse, by Merrie Haskell, at Slatebreakers

Sir Gawain the True, by Gerald Morris, at Literate Lives

Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George, at Bloggin' 'bout Books

The Wide Awake Princes, by E.D. Baker, at Puss Reboots

Winterling, by Sarah Prineas, at Charlotte's Library and Jen Robinson's Book Page

At Time Travel Times Two you'll find two elevator stories--Time at the Top, and A Year Without Autumn

Authors and Interviews:

Sarah Prineas talks Winterling in a Big Idea post at Whatever, and is interviewed at The Book Cellar and Read, Write, Repeat

Jasmine Richards (The Book of Wonders) at The Book Zone

Mark Griffiths (Space Lizards Stole My Brian!) at Wondrous Reads

The Horn Book has published an adapted edition of a keynote address Richard Peck (Secrets at Sea) gave at a colloquium this fall

Other things of interest:

Those looking for more books, and blogs, to read might want to check out the YA/MG fantasy challenge hosted by Erica at The Book Cellar.

At Once Upon a Blog, you can admire the illustrations to The Zen of Oz, by Cathy Pavia:


  1. I like that illustration from the Zen of Oz. Off to do some clicking, I suppose! :-)

  2. Wow, Charlotte, this is wonderful! I'm so glad I found your blog. :)

  3. Such a great roundup! I just found your blog through the Comment Challenge and I'm glad I did. :)

  4. Welcome, Caryl and Mary! I'm glad you found my blog! Yay for the comment challenge.


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