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!
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.