This week's round-up of middle grade sci fi/fantasy posts from around the blogs (9/15/13)

Welcome to this week's gathering of blog posts of interest to fans of middle grade sci fi/fantasy!  Please let me know if I missed your post or the posts of your loved ones.

The Reviews:

13 Gifts, by Wendy Mass, at Not Acting My Age

The Accidental Time Traveller, by Janis Mackay, at Biblio Links

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins, by R.A. Spratt, at Between These Pages

Back to the Titanic, by Beatrice Gormley, at Time Travel Times Two

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, by Claire Legand, at Melinda VanLone

Curse of the Broomstaff (Janitors Book 3), by Tyler Whitesides, at Indie Book Review

Deadweather and Sunrise (Chronicles of Egg, book 1), by Geoff Rodkey, at Carstairs Considers

The Endless Pavement, by Jacqueline Jackson and William Perlmutter, at Views from the Tesseract 

Fallout, by Todd Strasser, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The False Prince, by Jennifer Nielsen, at Annette's Book Spot (audiobook review)

The Ghost of Fossil Glen, by Cynthia DeFelice, at The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow

Gustav Gloom and the People Taker, by Adam-Troy Castro, at Akossiwa Ketoglo

How to Catch a Bogle, by Catherine Jinks, at Bookends

The Hypnotists, by Gordon Korman, at Back to Books

The Icarus Project, by Laura Quimby, at Challenging the Bookworm

The King's Ransom (Young Knights of the Round Table), by Cheryl Carpinello, at Tales of a Bookworm and swlothian

Last Stand of Dead Men (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 8), by Derek Landy, at The Book Zone

Magic Marks the Spot, by Caroline Carlson, at thehopefulheroineA Reader of Fictions, and Recovering Potter Adict

The Monster in the Mud Ball, by S.P. Gates, at Charlotte's Library and Ms. Yingling Reads

The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail, by Richard Peck, at Semicolon

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, (not) reviewed by Donalyn Miller at Nerdy Book Club

Other Worlds (Guys Read), edited by Jon Scieszka, at Ms. Yingling Reads, Sonderbooks, and Candace's Book Blog

The Planet Thieves, by Dan Krokos, at Reading Rumpus

A Question of Magic, by E.D. Baker, at Jean Little Library

The Real Boy, by Anne Ursu, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile and Teach Mentor Texts

Rooftoppers, by Katherine Rundell, at Waking Brain Cells

Rose, by Holly Webb, at From the Mixed Up Files, The Styling Librarian, To Read Or Not to Read, and Jean Little Library

The Savage Fortress, by Sarwat Chadda, at The Book Monsters

The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani, at The Write Path

Scotland's Guardians, by Katharina Gerlach, at Mother Daughter Book Reviews

The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud, at The Social Potato and Charlotte's Library

The Shadow of Camelot, by Wendy Leighton-Porter, at Mother Daughter Book Reviews

Substitute Creature, by Charles Gilman, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner, at Tales of the Marvelous

Timothy and the Dragon's Gate, by Adrienne Kress, at Once Upon a Bookshelf

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, by Kathi Appelt, at Next Best Book

Wild Born (Spirit Animals Book 1), by Brandon Mull, at Pass the Chiclets

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

Zoe and Zach and the Ghost Leopard, by Lars Guignard, at Geo Librarian (audiobook review)

Authors and Interviews

Cornelia Funke at The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow

Ellen Booraem (Texting the Underworld) at Cynsations

Caroline Carlson (Magic Marks the Spot) at Literary Rambles

Sarwat Chadda (Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness) at The Enchanted Inkpot

Claire Caterer (The Key and the Flame) at Books for YA! 

Caroline Carlson (Magic Marks the Spot) at Onefour Kidlit

Thomas Torre at This Isn't Rocket Science  (about writing MG sci fi)

S.P. Gates (The Monster in the Mudball) on what does a monster looks like, at The Open Book

Steve Whibley (Glimpse) at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Other Good Stuff 

Head over to the Cybils website tomorrow to see the lists of panelists for this year!  As head of the newly independent elementary and middle grade speculative fiction panel, I had the difficult job of selecting panelists...Thank you, all who applied, and I'm sorry I didn't have room for all of you!  And remember that book nominations are open from Oct. 1-15; anyone is welcome to nominate early and often!

A nice dragon post by Rachel Neumeier at My World...in words and pages

For those in School Mode--ten fun sci fi/fantasy school stories at Views From the Tesseract

The Stars so far  (the books that got stars, not space travel) at Shelftalker

Draw a Quarkbeast contest!  (with thanks to book4yourkids for the screen shot)

1 comment:

  1. Ooh! Just saw this one and MUST read: Back to Blackbrick by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald.


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