This week's round-up of Middle Grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (12/8/13)

Welcome to another week's worth of MG sci fi/fantasy links; please let me know if I missed yours!

The Reviews

Back to Blackbrick, by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, at Charlotte's Library

Beholding Bee, by Kimberly Newton Fusco, at Book Nut

Blue Moon, by James Ponti, at Hooked On Books

Chase Tinker and the House of Secrets, by Malia Ann Haberman, at This Kid Reviews Books

The City of Death, by Sarwat Chadda, at Book Dragon

Constable and Toop, by Gareth P. Jones,  a SLJ Pick of the Day

The Creature Department, by Robert Paul Weston, at Jean Little Library

The Fellowship for Alien Detection, by Kevin Emerson, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Fireborn, by Toby Forward, at On Starships and Dragonwings

The Garden Princess, by Kristin Kladstrup, at Book Nut

Ghost Hawk, by Susan Cooper, at Kid Lit Geek

Icefall, by Matthew J. Kirby, at The Write Path

Jinx, by Sage Blackwood, at The Book Monsters

Listening for Lucca, by Suzanne LaFleur, at Next Best Book

Mirage, by Jenn Reese, at Charlotte's Library

My Neighbor Totoro, the novel, by Tsugiko Kubo, at Charlotte's Library

Odessa Again, by Dana Reinhardt, at Challenging the Bookworm

A Question of Magic, by E.D. Baker, at The Book Monsters

The Real Boy, by Anne Ursu, at In Bed With Books

Rose, by Holly Webb, at The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia

The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud, at Book Nut

The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket, by John Boyne, at The Book Monsters

The Time-Travelling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, by Bianca Turetsky, at Manga Maniac Café

When Did You See Her Last? by Lemony Snicket, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Zombie Baseball Beatdown, by Paolo Bacigalupi, at The Book Monsters

Four short and sweet reviews at Random Musings of a Bibliophile--How I Became a Ghost, The Neptune Project, The Sasquatch Escape, and Sleeping Beauty's Daughters

Authors and Interviews

James Ponti (Blue Moon, and Dead City) at Hooked On Books

Stefan Bachmann (The Peculiar and The Whatnot) at Fantasy Fiction

Other Good Stuff

Katherine Langrish reflects on heroines of yesteryear at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

A Tuesday Ten on Divine Intervention at Views from the Tesseract

Authors over at The Enchanted Inkpot reflect on the gift of fantasy

At On Starships and Dragonwings, there's a new Friday round-up feature of sci fi and fantasy (MG to adult)--I will try hard to remember to add links, and hope many others do to, because goodness knows I have trouble keeping up with what's out there in the grown-up world.

Speaking of the grown-up world....I am a regular reader of the Linkspam collected at Radish Reviews, which quite often includes links to conversations that keep on making me glad I am not part of the adult world of sci fi/fantasy.   And this week's collection is no exception, and after stopping for many Cleansing Breaths I am determined that I will renew my commitment to reviewing sci fi/fantasy books for kids with non-white protagonists, because the readers of today will be the fans of tomorrow.....and I had to take a break from rounding-up to write a whole post about it.

And now, on with getting ready for Christmas by a. reading hundreds of books b. cleaning the house

1 comment:

  1. "because the readers of today will be the fans of tomorrow"

    There's something not to forget.


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