This week's middle grade fantasy and science ficiton blog posts, rounded-up for your reading pleasure

I have been spending the last few days on vacation, mostly rotting my mind playing Civilization...but am now rested and refreshed (and very, very sick of Civilization). Back to blogging.

Here are the posts I found in this week's worth of blog reading that pertain to middle grade fantasy and science fiction...please let me know if I missed yours!

The Reviews:

Bansi O'Hara and the Bloodline Prophecy, by John Dougherty, at Charlotte's Library

Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu, at Challenging the Bookworm

The Cabinet of Earths, by Anne Nesbet, at The Write Path

Circle of Secrets, by Kimberley Griffiths Little, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The Crowfield Curse and The Crowfield Demon, by Pat Walsh, at Cracking the Cover

Dark Life, by Kat Falls, at Mister K Reads

The Dark is Rising (series) by Susan Cooper, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

The Dead Gentleman, by Matthew Cody, at Michelle Mason

Dragonsong, by Anne McCaffrey, at The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia

Earwig and the Witch, by Diana Wynne Jones, at Oops...Wrong Cookie

Fairest of All, by Sarah Myinowski, at Ms. Martin Teaches Media

The False Prince, by Jennifer Nielsen, at library_mama

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente, at Wondrous Reads

Heirs of Prophecy, by Michael A. Rothman, at There's a Book, The Written World, Starting Fresh, and Dad of Divas

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, by Christopher Healy, at Geo Librarian and Small Review (audio)

Liesl and Po, by Lauren Oliver, at Squeaky Books (audio book)

Magyk, by Angie Sage, at Mister K Reads

Middleworld, by J. & P. Voelkel, at Mister K Reads

Museum of Thieves, by Lian Tanner, at Bewitched Bookworms

Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman, at HumbleIndigo

The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norman Juster, at Hope is the Word

The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald, at Becky's Book Reviews

The Princess in the Pigpen, by Jane Resh Thomas, at Time Travel Times Two

Sam Silver-Undercover Pirate, books 1 and 2, by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler, at The Book Zone

The Serpent's Shadow, by Rick Riordan, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Storybound, by Marissa Burt, at A Librarian's Library

A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz, at Wicked Awesome Books

Troubletwisters, by Garth Nix and Sean Williams, at Bookshelves of Doom

The Undrowned Child, by Michelle Lovric, at Bookish Ardour

The Unseen Guest, by Maryrose Wood, at library_mama

The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons, by Barbara Mariconda at Ms. Yingling Reads

The epic Animorphs re-read at Intergalactic Academy continues with #26, The Attack

Other Good Stuff

A look at some sci fi schools from Children's Books @ suite101

Cassandra Golds reflects on The Little Mermaid at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles, and Linda Newbery talks about the Green Man at Scribble City Central.

"Why does magic need so many rules" at io9

Not mg sff related, but it's always nice to find that an author you like (Sherwood Smith) has one of the same comfort reads (Miss Buncle's Book, by D.E. Stevenson), as you do (via Book View Cafe). This is also a favorite of Jen's. Just saying.

And also irrelevant, but attractive--pretty paper art by Diana Beltran Herrera at Colossal Art & Design (via Bookshelves of Doom)


  1. Yay for Miss Buncle comfort read fans!

    1. If there were more people sitting around reading Miss Buncle, the world would probably be a better place...


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