Here's what I found in my blog reading this week. It was a stickier week than usual, so apologies if I missed your post, and please let me know about it!
Caught, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, at Book Nut and Charlotte's Library
The Dead Gentleman, by Matthew Cody, at Semicolon
Dragon Slippers, by Jessica Day George, at The Book Smugglers
Finally, by Wendy Mass, at The O.W.L.
Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities, by Mike Jung, at Sonderbooks
The Girl Who Could Fly, by Victoria Forester, at Books Beside My Bed
The Golden Door, by Emily Rodda, at Cracking the Cover
Icefall, by Matthew Kirby, at Great Imaginations
Kenny and the Dragon, by Tony DiTerlizzi, at Fantasy Literature
The Search for WondLa, by Tony DiTerlizzi, at Sonderbooks
Signed by Zelda, by Kate Feiffer, at Book Nut and Semicolon
The Sisters Grimm, by Michael Buckley, at KimberlyLynKane.com
The Secret History of Hobgoblins, by Ari Berk, at books4yourkids
Splendors and Glooms, by Laura Amy Schlitz, at Bunbury in the Stacks
A Squire's Tale, by Gerald Morris, at Tales of the Marvelous
Starry River of the Sky, by Grace Lin, at alibrarymama and Kid Lit Geek
Tilly's Moonlight Garden, by Julia Green, at Semicolon
The Wednesdays, by Julie Bourbeau, at Book Nut
Wings of Fire: the Dragonet Prophecy, by Tui Sutherland, at Semicolon
A look at the Heroes in Training series, by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, at Books Beside My Bed and another at A Thousand Wrongs
A look at the Demigod Diaries and The Mark of Athena, by Rick Riordan, at Boys Rule Boys Read
2 books with bad black cats (Behind the Bookcase, and Escape from Hat) at Charlotte's Library
Other Good Stuff:
Sherwood Smith, who was there at its beginning, looks back at the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy (nb: middle grade books are also eligible)
The NY Times lists its notable children's books of 2012
Gift recommendation lists are popping up these days--here's a nice one at Book Aunt, that features some mg sff.
And for those wanting gifts of a bookish sort, check out YA for NJ--a Hurricane Sandy fundraiser in which YA authors are auctioning signed books, critiques, and visits at ebay (through Dec. 7)
At Scribble City Central, W is for Weres, with Curtis Jobling
The Encyclopedia of Fantasy has joined the Encyclopedia of Sci Fi on-line
And for those contemplating colleges, here are the top picks for Harry Potter fans.
Fortunately Totoro is roomy enough so that one can snuggle inside him (hat tip to Tanita, who hat tipped The Mary Sue)