Another week, another mg sff roundup! Please let me know if I missed your post or the posts of your loved ones. (Even if I read your blog, it's very possible I fumbled the link...apologies in advance!)
Above World, by Jenn Reese, at Intergalactic Academy
The Book of Wonders, by Jasmine Richards, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu, at Hope is the Word and The View From My Mind
The Cheshire Cheese Cat, by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright, at One Librarian's Book Reviews
Crater Lake: Battle For Wizard Island, by Steve Westover, at Why Not? Because I Said So
Dealing With Dragons, by Patricia C. Wrede, at The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia
Domenic, by William Steig, at Becky's Book Reviews
Fangbone! Third Grade Barbarian, by Michael Rex, at Fuse #8, and two posts at Oz and Ends-here, and here.
Gates of Rome (Timeriders Book 5), by Alex Scarrow, at The Book Zone
A Greyhound of a Girl, by Roddy Doyle, at Charlotte's Library
The Humming Room, by Ellen Potter, at Good Books and Good Wine and Book Yurt
Icefall, by Matthew Kirby, at One Librarian's Book Reviews
Invisible Inkling, by Emily Jenkins, at Cracking the Cover
Liesl and Po, by Lauren Oliver, at Reading With My Ears
Magical Mischief, by Anna Dale, at Charlotte's Library
The Magician, by Michael Scott, at A Strong Belief in Wicker
The Museum of Thieves, by Lian Tanner, at Geo Librarian
The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, at Five Minutes for Books
The Pocket and the Pendant (Max Quick 1), by Mark Jeffery, at The Book Maven's Haven
Princess of the Wild Swans, by Diane Zahler, at The Book Cellar
Revenge of the Horned Bunnies (Dragonbreath 6) by Ursula Vernon, at Back to Books
The Ruins of Gorlath (Ranger's Apprentice), by John Flanagan, at library_mama
Scary School, by Derek the Ghost, at RJ Does Books!
Seeds of Rebellion (Beyonders Book 2), by Brandon Mull, at Shannon Messenger
Sophia the Flame Sister (Spell Sisters 1), by Amber Castle, at Nayu's Reading Corner
To Catch a Mermaid, by Suzanne Selfors, at GreenBeanTeenQueen
The Unwanteds, by Lisa McMann, at My Precious and The Book Addict
A two for one post at Fantastic Reads--King of Shadows, by Susan Cooper, and Astercote, by Penelope Lively
And a two for one audio book review--N.E.R.D.S. 1 and 2, at The O.W.L.
And finally, a second round Cybils mg sff panelist (Kim of Si, se puede!) looks back at the short list.
Authors and Interviews
Katherine Roberts (The Sword of Light) at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles
Marianne Malone (Stealing Magic) at Random Acts of Reading
Jenn Reese (Above World) at The Enchanted Inkpot
Michelle Lovric (Talina in the Tower) at Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books
Suzanne Selfors (To Catch a Mermaid) at GreenBeanTeenQueen
Derek the Ghost (Scary School) at Boys and Literacy
Other Good Stuff:
Finally A Monster Calls, one of my favorites of 2011, has won an award--The Red House Children's Book Award, whose winners are chosen by the votes of children in the UK (which just goes to show that the book does have appeal to children, which some may have been unsure of).
The Green Book, by Jill Patten Walsh, is being republished in mid March with a nifty new cover, which makes me very happy--it wasn't exactly hard to find cheap copies of it, but maybe now it will find new readers. If you have a thoughtful and meditative six or seven year old--read them this book! It will knock their socks off.
Here's a nice list of science fiction for girls, at Polenth's Quill
And from the Dept. of Futures that (thankfully) Never Happened, a look at the fashions of the 20th century, as imagined in 1893 (see more pictures at io9):