Here's what I found this week. Let me know if I missed your post!
The Ability, by M.M. Vaughan, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile
The Borrowers Avenged, by Mary Norton, at Tor
The Burning Bridge (Ranger's Apprentice 2), by John Flanagan, at Tales Between the Pages
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, by Claire Legrand, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile
Circle (Book 1 of the Sidhe), by Cindy Cipriano, at Jean Little Library
Doll Bones, by Holly Black, at Bookalicious and Puss Reboots
The Fate in the Box, by Michelle Lovric, at The Book Zone
Finally, and 13 Gifts, by Wendy Mass at Give a Hoot, Read a Book!
The Flame in the Mist, by Kit Grindstaff, at Word Spelunking
Flora and Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo and K.G. Campbell, at Readaraptor
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente, at Fyrefly's Book Blog
The Goblin's Gift, by Conrad Mason, at The Book Plank
Goblins, by Philip Reeve, at Hidden in Pages
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, by Christopher Healy, at Log Cabin Library
Hit the Road, Helen!, by Kate McMullen, at Ex Libris
Hokey Pokey, by Jerry Spinelli, at crossreferencing
Iron Hearted Violet, by Kelly Barnhill, at Good Reads with Rona
Keeper of the Black Stones, by P.T. McHugh, at Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books
The Last Dragonslayer, by Jasper Fforde, at books4yourkids
The Monster in the Mudball, by S.P. Gates, at Kid Lit Reviews
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail, by Richard Peck, at Faith Elizabeth Hough
New Lands, by Geoff Rodkey, at Becky's Book Reviews
Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble, by D. Robert Pease, at Time Travel Times Two
North of Nowhere, by Liz Kessler, at Books Together
The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani, at For the Love of Books and Lunar Rainbows
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co.), by Jonathan Stroud, at Fuse #8
Secrets at Sea, by Richard Peck, at Becky's Book Reviews
Sky Pony, by Elaine Breault Hammond, at Charlotte's Library
Starbounders, by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson, at Charlotte's Library
Texting the Underworld, by Ellen Booraem, at Kid Lit Reviews
The Time Fetch, by Amy Herrick, at Bookalicious, The Hopeful Heroine, and Random Musings of a Bibliophile
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, by Kathi Appelt, at Green Bean Teen Queen (with interview)
The Underland Chronicles, by Suzanne Collins, at Leaf's Reviews (note--the link goes to the wrap-up post; scroll through for individual posts)
What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World, by Henry Clark, at Candace's Book Blog and Charlotte's Library
The Year of Shadows, by Claire Legrand, at Book Yurt
Kathi Appelt (The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp) at There's a Book
Ellen Booraem (Texting the Underworld) at The Enchanted Inkpot and Literary Rambles
Amy Herrick (The Time Fetch) at Novel Novice
#Doll Bones, by Holly Black--archived Twitter chat at Kid Lit Frenzy
Other Good Stuff
I am tremendously impressed by the pool of would-be panelists who have already applied for the Cybils in the first few days...but there is room for more. The deadline is the 31 of August. Here's my post about how it all works.
And thanks to the applicant who mentioned that Boston has Kidlit Drink Nights, which I didn't know about. I am tempted; my husband manages to go to Boston lots, so it must be possible....
Through that link I found out about the Boston Teen Author Festival--September 21st, from 11am-430pm at the Cambridge Public Library.
Continuing on in a social vein, the seventh annual KidLitCon is being planned for November 8th and 9th in Austin, Texas; I am going, and hope lots of you will too!
A post on magical rooms in children's fiction at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles
The Book Smugglers hosted a middle-grade round table, where five bloggers, including me, shared their favorite middle grade books (my five are the fantasy books I loved best back when I was ten or so).
Children of the King, by Sonya Hartnett, is the Children' Book Council of Australia's Younger Readers Book of the Year for 2013: "Three children have been sent to live in the countryside, safe from the
war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and
future come together to make an extraordinary adventure." It comes out here in the US in March of 2014; this is the Australian cover.