This Sunday's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (7/23/2012)

Here's another week of what I found in my blogging of interest to fans of middle grade sci fi and fantasy! Please let me know if I missed your link. (After last year's dominance by the letter "B", I'm surprised that there are no B titles at all this week. "T" is making a big push this week...but I don't think it has staying power. Do try to review mg sff books beginning with B, E, I, J, N, Q, X, Y, and Z this coming week. It would make me happy to have a full alphabet of reviews).

The Reviews:

Above World, by Jenn Reese, at Teach Mentor Texts

Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian, by Eoin Colfer, at Fantastic Reads

Castle in the Air, by Diana Wynne Jones, at Bunbury in the Stacks

Claws, by Mike and Rachel Grinit, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The Clockwork Girl, by Sean O’Reilly and Kevin Hanna, at Good Comics for Kids

The Coming of the Dragon, by Rebecca Barnhouse, at Sharon the Librarian

The Crowfield Curse, by Pat Walsh, at Bibliophile Support Group

The Doll People, by Ann Martin and Laura Godwin, at Julie DeGuia

The Drowned Vault (Ashtown Burials book 2) by N.D. Wilson, at Karissa's Reading Review

The False Prince, by Jennifer Nielsen, at Reads for Keeps and One Librarian's Book Reviews

Gods and Warriors, by Michelle Paver, at Becky's Book Reviews

Ghosts of the Titanic, by Julie Lawson, at Charlotte's Library

GRYMM, by Keith Austin, at The Book Zone

Heirs of Prophecy, by Michael Rothman, at The O.W.L.

The Kindling, by Braden Bell, at Emily's Reading Room

Liesl and Po, by Lauren Oliver, at how I see it

The Magic Meadow, by Alexander Key, at Library Chicken

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate

Ordinary Magic, by Kaitlen Rubino-Bradway, at Marie Loves Books

The Peculiar, by Stefan Bachmann, at Intergalactic Academy

Radiance, by Alyson Noel, at The Book Cellar

The Second Spy (Books of Elsewhere 3) by Jacqueline West, at Book Nut

The Sixty-eight Rooms, by at time travel times two

A Tale of Time City, by Diana Wynne Jones, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea, by Jeremy Holmes, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket, by John Boyne, at The Book Zone

Time Snatchers, by Richard Unger, at Book Nut

Twighlight Robbery (Fly Trap in the US), by Frances Hardinge, at The Book Smugglers

Verdigris Deep (Well Wished in the US), by Frances Hardinge, at Read in a Single Sitting

The Wishing Spell, by Chris Colfer, at Wandering Librarins

The Wolves of Willougby Chase, by Joan Aiken, at The Enchanted Inkpot (maybe not a fantasy book, exactly, but the series does end up going in that direction...)

Authors and Interviews:

Jordan Hamessley London (mg and chapter book sci fi, fantasy, and horror editor at Grosset and Dunlap) on "Working with the Design Team", with specific reference to Adam-Troy Castro’s Gustav Gloom and the People Taker, at Pub(lishing) Crawl.

Lindsey Leavitt (Princess for Hire and its sequels) at Cracking the Cover

Joanne Levy (Small Medium at Large) at The Enchanted Inkpot

Michael Rothman (Heirs of Prophecy) at The O.W.L. and A Book and a Latte

Lorin Barber (The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow) at A Thousand Wrongs

Other Good Stuff:

Just because I don't, you know, have enough to read, I've started at the beginning of the Discworld Series and plan to read straight through (I'd only read a couple (after that, I'll read Game of Thrones etc.). But enough about me. True fans of Discworld might want to go to the St. Barbe Museum & Art Gallery in Lymington, Hampshire, next month to see "Discworld and Beyond: a Retrospective Exhibition."

1 comment:

  1. Wow, the whole Discworld series, that is a major undertaking but oh, such a good one. I hope you enjoy it. I am sure by now you wil have downloaded the proper reading order, but if not you can find them all over the net.


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