This week's round-up of Middle Grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs

Welcome to this week's round up of Middle Grade fantasy and science fiction!  I might well have missed posts, because of single handedly setting up my library's booksale (I am bad at finding help....), so let me know if I missed yours! 

The Reviews:

Anton and Cecil: Cats at Sea, by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin, at Charlotte's Library

Beholding Bee, by Kimberly Newton Fusco, at Becky's Book Reviews

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, by Charles de Lint, at The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia

Fireborn, by Toby Forward, at Akossiwa Ketoglo

The Flame in the Mist, by Kit Grindstaff, at A Backwards Story

Flora and Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo, at Wandering Librarians

Hunt for the Hydra, by Jason Fry, at School Library Journal

The Inventor's Secret, by Chad Morris, at Charlotte's Library

The Lost Heir, by Tui T. Sutherland, at Book Nut

Magic Marks the Spot, by Caroline Carlson, at Book Nut

The Obsidian Pebble, by Rhys A. Jones, at Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

Pi in the Sky, by Wendy Mass, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

The Real Boy, by Anne Ursu, at Book Nut

The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

Rose, by Holly Webb, at The Book Monsters

Rules for Ghosting, by A.J. Paquette, at The Book Monsters

The Savage Fortress, by Sarwat Chadda, at Book Dragon

Sky Jumpers, by Peggy Eddleman, at Book Nut and Charlotte's Library

Spirits of the Sun (Diego's Dragon, book 1), by Kevin Gerard, at Book Dreaming

The Wells Bequest, by Polly Shulman, at Book Nut

The Vengekeep Prophecies, by Brett Helquist, at Librarian of Snark

Young Fredle, by Cynthia Voight, at Kid Lit Geek

Zoe and Zak and the Yogi's Curse, by Lars Guignard, at Mother Daughter Book Reviews

Authors and Interviews

Lars Guignard (Zoe and Zak series) at Carpinello's Writing Pages

Other Good Stuff

A lovely and moving look at what really might have happened to Susan after Narnia, at Hark, the empty highways calling

Brandy, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile, has a list of characters who captured her heart in 2013, including many fine fantasy characters.

A Tuesday 10 of Book Magic at Views From the Tesseract

The Nerdy Book Awards ballot is up, with several fine MG SFF books represented....and all are welcome to vote.

Ursula Le Guin shares her thoughts on letters from kids at Book View Café

And finally, for those feeling dispirited and unfestive-- a google search on "Christmas hedgehog" is always cheering.


  1. Thanks for sharing this roundup! That hedgehog is really too cute.

  2. It's like you put the hedgehog there just for me. What is it with this Christmas?? At least there are lots of good reviews to check out--thank you!

  3. I see a lot of familiar titles . . .


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