This Sunday's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (8/5/2012)

Here's what I found viz mg sff this week in my blog reading--let me know if I missed yours!

The Reviews:

3 Below, by Patrick Carman, at Literate Lives

13 Secrets, by Michelle Harrison, at Charlotte's Library

The Aviary, by Kathleen O'Dell, at The Book Smugglers

Cyberia, by Chris Lynch, at Maria's Melange

Eye of the Storm, by Kate Messner, at slatebreakers

The Ghost of Graylock, by Dan Pobloki, at Jen Robinson's Book Page

The Girl Games, by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, at Small Review

The Girl Who Could Fly, by Victoria Forester, at books4yourkids

Gregor the Overlander, by Suzanne Collins, at Fyrefly's Book Blog

How to Train Your Dragon, by Cressida Cowell, at Read in a Single Sitting

Liesl and Po, by Lauren Oliver, at Michelle Mason

The Magic Warble, by Victoria Simcox, at Geo Librarian (giveaway)

The Merman and the Moon Forgotten (Nikolas and Company 1), by Kevin McGill, at Geo Librarian

Nanny Piggins and the Wicked Plan, by R.A. Spratt, at There's a Book

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, at Great Kid Books and Reads for Keeps

Palace of the Damned, by Darren Shan, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Palace of Stone, by Shannon Hale, at Wandering Librarians

The Roar, by Emma Clayton, at Parenthetical

The Rock of Ivanore, by Laurisa White Reyes, at Shannon Messenger

A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz, at The Book Smugglers

A Tale of Time City, by Diana Wynne Jones, at The Book Smugglers

Tom Swift, Jr., and His Jetmarine, by Victor Appleton II, at Guys Lit Wire

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, at Bookworm Blather

The Wishing Spell, by Chris Colfer, at The Reading Zone

3 by John Flanagan (Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband Chronicles) at Ms. Yingling Reads

And a foursome of ghosts and fantasy at Book Aunt: The Brixen Witch, by Stacy DeKeyser, The Whispering House, by Rebecca Wade, Small Medium at Large, by Joanne Levy, The Grave Robber's Apprenctice, by Allan Stratton

Authors and Interviews

Adam Sidwell (Evertaster) at A Thousand Wrongs

Jacqueline West (The Books of Elsewhere) at Julie DeGuia

Michael A. Rothman (Heirs of Prophecy) at Paranormal Indulgence (giveaway)

J.E. Taylor (Don't Fear the Reaper) at Books are Magic

Other Good Stuff

The Periodic Table of Typefaces, at Galleycat

News Flash, from Lee and Low: "TU BOOKS, the fantasy, science fiction, and mystery imprint of LEE & LOW BOOKS, award-winning publisher of children’s books, is pleased to announce the first annual NEW VISIONS AWARD. The NEW VISIONS AWARD will be given for a middle grade or young adult fantasy, science fiction, or mystery novel by a writer of color. The Award winner receives a cash grant of $1000 and our standard publication contract, including our basic advance and royalties for a first time author. An Honor Award winner will receive a cash grant of $500."

Laurisa White Reyes blogs about "History as inspiration for fantasy"

And Ellen Renner shares her thoughts on "The Master-Maid: the role of women and girls in fairyland" at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

And then at Scribble City Central it's "J for Jormundgand" in the fantabulous magical creature alphabet.

A must-read for all bloggers who use pictures in their posts--Roni Loren shares a cautionary tale

Which means that today's image is one in the public record--here's an image of JK Rowlings treehouse extraordinaire from the Edinburgh Council website, via the Daily Mail (where there are more pictures)

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