This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and sci fi from around the blogs

Here are the middle grade fantasy and sci fi posts I found in my blog reading this week; please let me know if I missed yours!

The Reviews:

The 13th Horseman, by Barry Hutchison, at The Book Zone

Above World, by Jenn Reese, at Library Chicken

Albrek's Tomb, by M.L. Forman, at Geo Librarian

Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress, by Sarwat Chadda, at Fantastic Reads

Athena the Wise, and Aphrodite the Diva (Goddess Girls 5 nd 6), by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, at Small Review

Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu, at Postcards from La La Land and The View From My Mind

Cold Cereal, by Adam Rex, at Geo Librarian

Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island, by Steve Westover, at Book Lovers Paradise

< span="">Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact, by A.J. Hartley, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Don't Expect Magic, by Kathy McCullough, at My Favorite Books

Fangbone! Third Grade Barbarian, by Michael Rex, at The View From My Mind

Goose Chase, by Patrice Kindl, at Madigan Reads

Hades: Lord of the Dead, by George O'Connor, at Back to Books

How to Make a Golem and Terrify People, by Alette J. Willis, at Bunbury in the Stacks

The Humming Room, by Ellen Potter, at A Patchwork of Books, Random Musings of a Bibliophile, and books4yourkids

A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness, at One Librarian's Book Reviews

The Mystery Boxes, by Kazu Kibuishi, at Waking Brain Cells

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, at Bookends and Good Books and Good Wine

The Order of Odd-Fish, by James Kennedy, at The O.W.L.

Princess of the Wild Swans, by Diane Zahler, at GreenBeanTeenQueen

Sabotaged (The Missing Book 3) by Margaret Peterson Haddix, at Bookworm Blather

Ship of Souls, by Zetta Elliott, at The Pirate Tree

So You Want to Be A Wizard, by Diane Duane, at The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia

Space Lizards Stole My Brain, by Mark Griffiths, at Wondrous Reads

Winterling, by Sarah Prineas, at Shannon Messenger

Wonder Show, by Hannah Barnaby, at Beneath the Jacket

2 travel books at time travel times two--The Power of Un, by Nancy Etchemendy, and 15 Minutes, by Steve Young

A foursome, including Princess of the Wild Swans and Cinder, at Book Aunt

Authors and Interviews

Diane Zahler (Princess of the Wild Swans) at GreenBeanTeenQueen

Jennifer Nielsen (The False Prince) at The Compulsive Reader

Ellen Jensen Abbott (The Centaur's Daughter) at From the Mixed Up Files

Sybil Nelson (Priscilla the Great) at The Enchanted Inkpot

Other Good Stuff

This year's African American read-in book is the lovely Ninth Ward, by Jewell Parker Rhodes (fantasy or magical realism--you decide). Stop by 133OV, TheHappyNappyBookseller, and Crazy QuiltEdi for a great discussion!

Tasha at Waking Brain Cells looks at a recent study on the reluctance of modern parents to read fairy tales to their kids.

A fascinating look at the translation of The Order of Odd-Fish, by James Kennedy, into German, at Sonderbooks.

Margo Berendsen
breaks down exactly what makes When You Reach Me such a good book.

Voyages Jules Verne has created this marvellous info graphic of Journey to the Center of the Earth:


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  2. Thanks for taking the time to put together such a comprehensive list, Charlotte! I love the JV infographic so much that I'm tempted to try my hand at one myself!

  3. Very rich compilation of links. Thanks Charlotte.
    Oh and I've recently put "How to make a golem and terrify people" on my radar.


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