This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and sci fi (Nov. 11, 2012)

Welcome to this week's round up of what I found in my blog reading of interest to fans of middle grade sci fi/fantasy.  Please let me know if I missed your post!

First--please enter my giveaway of Philip Pullman's retellings of Grimms Fairy Tales--it's a lovely book! (giveaway ends next Wednesday night)

The Reviews:

13 Hangmen, by Art Art Corriveau, at Charlotte's Library

Above World, by Jenn Reese, at Semicolon

The Black Shard, by Victoria Simcox, at Geo Librarian

Caught, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, at Semicolon

Constable and Toop, by Gareth P. Jones, at Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books and My Favorite Books

Dark Lord: The Early Years, by Jamie Thomson,  at Good Books and Good Wine

Deadly Pink, by Vivian Vande Velde, at Book Nut

Demoneater, and Demoncity, by Royce Buckingham, at Awesome Indies

Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities, by Mike Jung, at Books Beside My Bed

Ghost Knight, by Cornelia Funke, at Sonderbooks

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

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, by Catherynne M. Valente, at Charlotte's Library

Goblin Secrets, by William Alexander, at Bookshelves of Doom

Gustav Gloom and the People Taker, by Adam-Troy Castro at Book Nut

Here Where the Sunbeams are Green, by Helen Phillips, at books4yourkids and Jean Little Library

Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms, by Lissa Evans, at Semicolon

In a Glass Grimmly, by Adam Gidwitz, at Reads For Keeps 

Island of Silence, by Lisa McMann, at Semicolon

Joshua Dread, by Lee Bacon, at Random Acts of Reading

Kingdom of the Wicked (Skulduggery Pleasant Book 7), by Derek Landy, at SFCrowsnest

Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris, by Marissa Moss, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The Necromancer, by Michael Scott, at Book Sake

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, at Book Nut
and One Librarian's Book Reviews

The Peculiar, by Stefan Bachmann, at bewitched bookworms

The Spindlers, by Lauren Oliver, at Literary Rambles (scroll down) (giveaway)

Starry River of the Sky, by Grace Lin, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile and Nerdy Book Club

Secrets at Sea, by Richard Peck, at GreenBeanTeenQueen

The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy, by Nikki Loftin, at Semicolon

The Six Crowns, by Allan Jones and Gary Chalk, at Ms. Yingling Reads (scroll down)

Snow in Summer, by Jane Yolen, at Charlotte's Library

Splendors and Glooms, by Laura Amy Schlitz, at Book Nut 

Summer and Bird, by  Catherine Catmull, at Wandering Librarians

Twice Upon a Time, by James Riley, at Semicolon

The Unwanteds, by Lisa McMann, at Akossiwa Ketoglo
and vikki vansickle

Winterling, by Sarah Prineas, at Nayu's Reading Corner

Four animal fantasies at Charlotte's Library

And five mg fantasy "quick picks" over at Book Aunt

Authors and Interviews

 Helen Phillips (Here Where the Sunbeams are Green) at books4yourkids 

A conversation with Philip Pulman at Mother Jones (via Educating Alice)

Adam Gidwitz (Through a Glass Grimmly) at The Detroit News

Other Good Stuff

Philip Pullman reads The Three Snake Leaves, one of the Grimm stories he retells in his new book, at the BBC (don't forget to enter my giveaway!)

T is for Troll, with Katherine Langrish, at Scribble City Central

The Graveyard Book is becoming a graphic novel

Who knew that Tenniel made an Alice chessboard? If you act quickly, you can buy a reproduction....


  1. I'm excited to hear that The Graveyard Book will be a graphic novel - I think the story will make a great transition to that format. Thanks as always for posting this!

  2. What a great idea. Middle grade needs more press and I love sci-fi/fantasy.


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