This week's round-up of middle grade sci fi/fantasy from around the blogs (11 August, 2013)

Here's what I found this week; enjoy!

The Reviews:

The 13th Horseman, by Barry Hutchison, at Wondrous Reads

Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness, by Sarwat Chadda, at The Book Zone

Circus Galacticus, by Deva Fagan, at Kid Lit Geek

Doll Bones, by Holly Black, at Guys Lit Wire

Escape from the Carnivale (Peter and the Starcatchers), by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, at Kimberly's Book Life

The Frog Princess, by E.D. Baker, at Puss Reboots

Goblin Secrets, by William Alexander, at Fantasy Literature

The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe, by Dan Poblocki, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Heirs of Prophecy, by at The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow

The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle, by Christopher Healy, at Charlotte's Library

The House on Parchment Street, by Patricia McKillip, at Charlotte's Library

Janitors, by Tyler Whitesides, at Akossiwa Ketoglo

Lizzy Speare and the Cursed Tomb, by Ally Malinenko, at Offbeat Vagabond

Lupus Rex, by John Carter Cash, at Project Mayhem

The Mark of Athena, by Rick Riordan, at Karissa's Reading Review  (audiobook)

North of Nowhere, by Liz Kessler, at Charlotte's Library

Penumbras, by Braden Bell, at Geo Librarian

The Reluctant Assassin, by Eoin Colfer, at YA Sleuth and books4yourkids

Return to Cardamom, by Julie Anne Grasso, at Kid Lit Reviews

The Road to Oz, by L. Frank Baum, at Becky's Book Reviews

The Ruins of Gorlan, by John Flanagan, at magical middle-grade literature

Scepter of the Ancients (Skulduggery Pleasant Book 1), by Derek  Landy, at Fantasy Literature  and Skulduggery Pleasant, books 5 and 6-- Mortal Coil, and Death Bringer, by Derek Landy, at Original Content

The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co.) by Jonathan Stroud, at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books

The Shadowhand Covenant, by Brian Farrey, at Views from the Tesseract

Sidekicked, by John David Anderson, at Alison's Book Marks, The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia, and The Book Smugglers

Storybound, by Marissa Burt, at (k)atty at law

Teacher's Pest (Lovecraft Middle School), by Charles Gilman, at Zombies in My Blog

Texting the Underworld, by Ellen Booraem, at There's a Book and Charlotte's Library

The Time Fetch, by Amy Herrick, at Akossiwa Ketoglo

Time Snatchers, by Richard Ungar, at Time Travel Times Two

The Wednesdays, by Julie Bourbeau, at Bibliophilic Monologues 

The Wells Bequest, by Polly Shulman, at The Reading Date (audiobook)

The Whatnot, by Stefan Bachman, at BookYAReview

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin, at AJ Cattapan

The Wild Hunt of the Ghost Hounds, by Penelope Lively, at Charlotte's Library

Wishbird, by Gabrielle Wang, at WhenIgrowupIwannawriteakidsbook (also an interview)

The Year of Shadows, by Claire Legrand, at The Reading Nook Reviews

Authors and Interviews

Ellen Booraem (Texting the Underworld)  at The Children's Book Review, Word Spelunking, and at Charlotte's Library  (giveaways with these)

Sarwat Chadda (Ash Mistry) on diversity at The Book Smugglers 

Nikki Bennett (Four Fiends) at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Other Good Stuff:

From the Dept. of Brilliant Art Mashups, a Mexican artist has reimagined Pokemon as Mayan monsters!  See all the Pokemayans here at Monorobot (found at Tor)


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