Here's this week's worth of middle grade sci fi/fantasy fun! Please let me know if I missed your post.
The Aviary, by Kathleen O'Dell, at The Hiding Spot
Beswitched, by Kate Saunders, at Time Travel Times Two
Bot Wars, by J.V. Kade, at Ms. Yingling Reads and Charlotte's Library
The Cypher (Guardians Inc.), by Julian Rosado, at Lady With Books
Dealing With Dragons, by Patricia C. Wrede, at The Hub
Dragon Born, by Toby Forward, at Charlotte's Library
Dragon Run, by Patrick Matthews, at Ms. Yingling Reads
The False Prince, by Jennifer Nielsen, at Writer of Wrongs
Frogged, by Vivian Vande Velde, at Candace's Book Blog (scroll down)
Garden Princess, by Kristin Kladrup, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile
A Greyhound of a Girl, by Roddy Doyle, at Sonderbooks
Kat Incorrigible, by Stephanie Burgis, at Welcome to my Tweendom
Keeper of the Lost Cities, by Shannon Messenger, at Annie McMahon
Larklight, by Philip Reeve, at The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia
The Little Yokozuna, by Wayne Shorey, at Charlotte's Library
The Menagerie, by Tui T. Sutherland, at Book Haven
My Very UnFairy Tale Life, by Anna Staniszewski, at Sharon the Librarian
Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman, at The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia
The Prairie Thief, by Melissa Wiley, at Akossiwa Ketoglo
The Serpent's Shadow, by Rick Riordan, at One Librarian's Book Reviews
The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo, at Bibliophilic Monologues
A Tangle of Knots, by Lisa Graff, at Book Nut
The Water Castle, by Megan Frazer Blakemore, at A Fuse #8 Production
Authors and Interviews
Jennifer Rush, aka J.V. Kade, (Bot Wars) at Sturdy for Common Things
The Chronicles of Egg blog tour reaches its final stops
Other Good Stuff
The Children's Book Week Finalists have been announced, and Tasha at Waking Brain Cells has a nice spread showing them all. MG sff is represented by Stickman Odyssey, Book 2: The Wrath of Zozimos by Christopher Ford. (And that's it? YA is all speculative fiction). Rick Riordan, however, is in the running for author of the year...
Thoughts on "Desiring Dragons," by the writers at Unsettling Wonder
Two Blog Events of interest--Fairy Tale Fortnight, hosted by The Book Rat and A Backwards Story, and Once Upon a Time VII, hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings.
I would love to know what became of the little girl who started embroidering this sampler showing the solar system way back in1811 (recently featured on the blog of the Museum of Childhood). Clearly her mother was not unsympathetic to the girl's interest in science, and never forced her to finish it....