Another week, another round-up! Let me know if I missed your post.
Canary in a Coal Mine, by Madelyn Rosenberg, at The Book Monsters
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, by Charles de Lint, at Jean Little Library
Charmed Life, and Conrad's Fate, by Diana Wynne Jones, at Tales of the Marvelous
The Copernicus Files: The Forbidden Stone, by Tony Abbot, at Boys Rule Boys Read!
Fireborn, by Toby Forward, at Batch of Books
Flora and Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo, at Great Books for Kids and Teens
Found, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, at Time Travel Times Two
Grave Images, by Jenny Goebel, at Charlotte's Library
The Impossible Boy, by Mark Griffiths, at Wondrous Reads
Keeper of the Lost Cities, books 1 and 2, by Shannon Messenger, at Jen Robinson's Book Page
The Land of Stories, by Chris Colfer, at ACReads
Magic Marks the Spot, by Caroline Carlson, at GreenBeanTeenQueen
Nightingale's Nest, by Nikki Loftin, at Fuse #8, The Book Smugglers, Nerdy Book Club, and Charlotte's Library
Oksa Pollock Book 1: The Lost Hope, and Book 2: The Forest of Souls, by Anne Pliochota, at Nayu's Reading Corner
The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson, at The Book Monsters
The Riverman, by Aaron Starmer, at Great Imaginations
The Ruins of Gorlan, by John Flanagan, at Guys Lit Wire
The Rule of Thre3, by Eric Walters, at Ms. Yingling Reads
The School For Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani, at Great Imaginations
The Shadow Throne, by Jennifer Nielsen, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia, The Hopeful Heroine, The Geek Girl Project, and Kid Lit Geek
A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd, at Paper Breathers, Mother.Gamer.Writer. and The Hiding Spot
Space Rocks, by Tom O'Donnell, at Ms. Yingling Reads
Switched at Birthday, by Natalie Standiford, at Ms. Yingling Reads
Texting the Underworld, by Ellen Booraem, at alibrarymama
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, by Kathi Appelt, at Reads for Keeps (audio book review)
Watermusic, by Sarah Sargent, at Charlotte's Library
Zoe and Zack and the Yogi's Curse, by Lars Guignard, at Mad Steam
Zombie Baseball Beatdown, by Paulo Bacigalupi, at Guys Lit Wire
Authors and Interviews
Peggy Eddleman (Sky Jumpers) at Cynsations
Robert Gray (The Nightmare Series) character interview and giveaway at Word Spelunking
Claire Legrand (The Year of Shadows) writes about "the importance of the unlikable heroine."
Nikki Loftin (Nightingale's Nest) at Charlotte's Library
Other Good Stuff
R.J. Anderson on Middle Grade Romance at GreenBeanTeenQueen
Diversity links from Feb. 2014 at Diversity in YA
Sherry at Semicolon has shared 30 bits of wisdom and advice from mostly Cybils book sources
Middle Grade March Madness has started at Word Spelunking. where you can find the full schedule of interviews and reviews
And it's Middle Grade March at the Middle Grade March website too!
At Random Musings of a Bibliophile there's a nice graphic of the line-up for a March Madness YAMG Book Battle; lots of books I love here!
If you want to cast your vote for best MG YA vote in what is essentially a trial run for a MG YA Hugo Award, you can do so here at Detcon 1 2014.
And finally, I was reading up on the Crimean War so that I could explain to my boys what was happening in Ukraine...and was happily diverted by this charming story of Timothy the Tortoise, a naval mascot in the 19th century who lived until 2004. The tag attached to her (she's a she) reads: "My name is Timothy. I am very old - please do not pick me up"