This week's round-up of Middle Grade Fantasy and Science Fiction from around the blogs

Another week, another round-up!  Let me know if I missed your post.

The Reviews:

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"

1 comment:

  1. Love that anecdote about Timothy! I need to get my act together and participate in Middle Grade March... hmmm... a snow day should help with that (thanks, weather!). Wonderful round-up as always, Charlotte!


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