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

Here's what I found in my blog reading of interest to us fans of middle grade (ages 9-12, give or take) fantasy and science fiction. Clearly the letter "c", which dominated the reviews the past few weeks, has become passe; the cool letter these days is "s."

Please let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews:

100 Cupboards, by N.D. Wilson, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

The Bad Apple, by T.R. Burns, at Shannon Messenger (giveaway)

Bliss, by Kathryn Littlewood, at Good Books and Good Wine

Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu, at literary_mama

The Cabinet of Earths, by Anne Nesbet, at Books of Wonder and Wisdom

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again, by Frank Cottrell Boyce, at Charlotte's Library

The False Prince, by Jennifer Nielsen, at Emily's Reading Room, Karissa's Reading Review, Mudie Kids, and Small Review

The Haunting of Nathaniel Wolfe, by Brian Keaney, at Charlotte's Library

The Last Musketeer, by Stuart Gibbs, at Ms. Yingling Reads

A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness, at Book Nut

The Mysterious Howling, by Maryrose Wood (audio book review), at Good Books and Good Wine

The Shark King (a Toon book), by R. Kikuo Johnson, at Jean Little Library

Ship of Souls, by Zetta Elliott, at Finding Wonderland

Sidekicks, by Dan Santat, at Stacked

The Silver Crown, by Robert C. O'Brien, at e.c. myers

Snow in Summer, by Jane Yolen, at Books Beside My Bed

Spellbound, by Jacqueline West, at Library Chicken

A Stitch in Time, by Penelope Lively, at Charlotte's Library

The Unseen Guest, by Maryrose Wood, at Educating Alice and Good Books and Good Wine

Winterling, by Sarah Prineas, at The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia

Authors and Interviews:

Jenny Lundquist (Seeing Cinderella) at Cynsations

Anne Nesbit (The Cabinet of Earths) at Literary Rambles (giveaway) and at A Thousand Wrongs (also a giveaway)

Other Good Stuff:

At Seven Miles of Steel Thistles, I found fairy tale jewelry. Click through to read an interview with its creator, Iris Schamberger (and to see more pictures!)

ARCs of Palace of Stone, by Shannon Hale, the squeel to Princess Academy, are in the world--and she's giving four away.


  1. Thanks for posting this (and for including my review). Have a lovely week!

  2. Thanks for sharing about my interview. And letting us know about the Shannon Hale giveaway. I'd love to win a copy.

    1. I thought it was very selfless of me to mention it, because I'd love to win one too!

  3. Thanks for the great link roundup!

    I posted a review of Trash by Andy Mulligan if you're interested. :) http://www.readinasinglesitting.com/2012/03/27/book-review-trash-by-andy-mulligan/


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