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 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: