This week's round-up of middle grade sci fi/fantasy (17 Feb, 2013 edition)

Yoiks--for the first time ever, I think, I myself didn't review any mg sff this week.   Fortunately other people did.  And, as always, sorry if I missed your review and please let me know about it!

The Reviews

The Cat Kin, and its sequels, by Nick Green, at Seven  Miles of Steel Thistles

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, by Claire Legrand, at Books and Other Thoughts

Fairy Lies, by E.D. Baker, at Nayu's Reading Corner

Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities, by Mike Jung, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

Goblin Secrets, by William Alexander, at Sonderbooks

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, by Christopher Healy, at Kid Lit Geek

The Magician's Tower, by Shawn Thomas Odyssey, at The Write Path

 Mothstorm: The Horror from Beyond Uranus Georgium Sidus!, by Philip Reeve, at Madigan Reads

No Passengers Beyond This Point, by Gennifer Choldenko, at Jean Little Library

Princess for Hire, by Lindsey Leavitt, at Sonderbooks

The Seven Tales of Trinket, by Shelley Moore Thomas, at Bookends

Tales from Lovecraft Middle School (books 1 and 2), by Charles Gilman, at The Book Zone

A Tangle of Knots, by Lisa Graff, at In Bed With Books and Waking Brain Cells

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

Authors and Illustrators

Jennifer Nielsen (The Runaway King) at From the Mixed Up Files

Anna Staniszewski (My Epic Fairy Tale Fail) at The Enchanted Inkpot

Kazu Kibuishi (talking about the new Harry Potter covers) at ABC News

Other Good Stuff

Congratulations to The False Prince, by Jennifer Nielsen, which is this year's Cybils winner in MG SFF!

A look at why Sirius Black is awesome (which he really is) in The Prisoner of Azkaban at Jenny's Books

Cressida Cowell's top ten mythical creatures, at The Guardian 

and the really exciting thing--this just in from the report of a  chat with Megan Whalen Turner (at the fan site, Sounis)-- "No elephants in the next book. They're in the book AFTER the next one. Also, the one AFTER the next one will be from the POV of someone completely new. SOMEONE COMPLETELY NEW."

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this roundup! I've been terrible recently about reading middle grade books. I am planning on doing a 'Middle Grade March,' so likely I'll have several posts to share during that month - and I'm excited for myself to get to read them.


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