It's a rather nice little round-up this week--thanks, you all. But maybe it could be even better- let me know if I missed your post!
The Abominables, by Eva Ibbotson, at Children's Book-a-Day Almanac
Anton and Cecil: Cats at Sea, by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin, at The Book Monsters
Atlantis Rising, by T.A. Barron, at The Book Monsters
Code Name 711 (Double Vision), by F.T. Bradley, at The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow
Frogged, by Vivian Vande Velde, at Tales of the Marvelous
The Ice Dragon, by George Martin, at Manga Maniac Cafe
The Interrupted Tale, by Maryrose Wood, at A Reader of Fictions
The Jupiter Pirates: The Hunt for the Hydra, by Jason Fry, at Views From the Tesseract
Lockwood and Co.: The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud, at Fantasy Book Critic
Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris, by Marissa Moss, at Next Best Book
Moonkind, by Sarah Prineas, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile
New Lands, by Geoff Rodkey, at Carstairs Considers
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, by Karen Foxlee, at Sharon the Librarian and Giraffe Days
Pi in the Sky, by Wendy Mass, at The Book Monsters
Risked, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, at Becky's Book Reviews
The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson, at The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia
Rose, by Holly Webb, at alibrarymama
Rose and the Lost Princess, by Holly Webb, at Charlotte's Library, with bonus short list of "magical servant" books
The School For Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani, at Pretty in Fiction and Readingrat's
The Secret of Platform 13, by Eva Ibbotson, at Iris on Books
Spirits of the Sun (Diego's Dragon, Book 1), by Kevin Gerard, at Kid Lit Reviews
Thor, Viking God of Thunder, by Graeme Davis, at Fantasy Literature
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, by Kathi Appelt, at Kid Lit Geek
What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World, by Henry Clark, at Books For Boys
William and Mary, by Penelope Farmer, at Charlotte's Library
Winter of the Robots, by Kurtis Scaletta, at Ms. Yingling Reads
Authors and Interviews
Kate Messner (Wake Up Missing) at Cuppa Jolie
Justin Swap (The Magic Shop) at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
Eden Unger Bowdish (The Atomic Weight of Secrets) at In High Spirits
Kristin Pulioff (Princess Madeline and the Dragon) at Books Direct
Other Good Stuff
The Mystery Writers of America have announced the nominees for this year's Edgar Awards--I was pleased to see The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud, on the list.
The line-up for School Library Journal's Battle of the Books has been announced, with a number of fine mg spec books represented!
Laurisa White Reyes talks about finding female in middle grade fantasy at Ellie Rollins
I enjoy Stephanie's Tuesday Tens very much--this week at Views from the Tesseract she looks at sisters in fantasy and sci fi books.
Multicultural Children's Book Day is coming on Jan. 27--more at The Nerdy Book Club
At books4yourkids there are two great posts about Greek mythology--one listing reference and non-fiction books, and one on fiction, from chapter books to YA.
Pat Rothfuss' fundraiser for Heifer International-- Worldbuilders-- ends in 12 days; there are many fine books that donors can win, including these lovelies for us readers of younger books.