This week's round-up of middle grade science fiction and fantasy from around the blogs (8/31/14)

My own reading has been taking a back seat to desperate work on home renovation, back to school busyness, and visiting family....but others of you all have still been reading, and here's what you wrote!  Please let me know if I missed your post.  

The Reviews

The Book of Bad Things, by Dan Poblocki, at Storytime Hooligans

Cabinet of Curiosities, by Stefan Bachman, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand, and Emma Trevayne, at Fantasy Book Critic

The Castle Behind Thorns, by Merrie Haskell, at Tales of the Marvellous

Courting Magic, by Stephanie Burgis, at alibrarymama

Doll Bones, by Holly Black, at Not Acting My Age

Dreamwood, by Heather Mackey, at Geo Librarian

Evil Fairies Love Hair, by Mary G. Thompson, at The Hiding Spot (giveaway)

The Fog of Forgetting, by G.A. Morgan, at Between the Pages

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer Holm, at My Precious, The Fourth Musketeer, and Ms. Yingling Reads

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Greenglass House, by Kate Milford, at BooksForKidsBlog

Invitation to the Game, by Monica Hughes, at Dead Houseplants

The Iron Trial, by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, at The Story Goes... and Log Cabin Library

Loot, by Jude Watson, at Nerdy Book Club

Magic in the Mix, by Annie Barrows, at Semicolon

The Mark of the Dragonfly, by Jaleigh Johnson, at For Those About to Mock

Mouseheart, by Lisa Fiedler, at Fantasy Book Critic

The Pirate's Coin, by Marianne Malone, at Time Travel Times Two

The School For Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani, at One Librarian's Book Reviews and Log Cabin Library

The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud, at Reader Noir

A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd, at Bibliobrit and The Children's Book Review

The Snow Spider, by Jenny Nimmo, at alibrarymama

Starfire (The Guardian Herd 1), by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, at This Kid Reviews Book

The Stones of Green Knowe, by L.M. Boston, at Tor

The Time Fetch, by Amy Herrick, at The Book Monsters

The Whispering Skull, by Jonathan Stroud, at Hidden In Pages

The Witch's Boy, by Kelly Barnhill, at Good Books and Good Wine

A three-fer (?) at Views from the Tesseract--Rose and the Lost Princess, by Holly Webb, The Forbidden Flats, by Peggy Eddleman, and Rain Dragon Rescue, by Suzanne Selfors.

Authors and Interviews

Havelock MacCreely (My Zombie Hamster) asks "Why Do I Write Middle Grade?" at The Children's Book Review

Pat Walsh (The Hob and the Deerman, a book all about Brother Walter the Hob!  which will make those who liked The Crowfield Curse and The Crowfield Demon squee joyfully) at Wondrous Reads

Lou Anders (Frostborn) at The Enchanted Inkpot

Laurisa White Reyes (The Rock of Ivanore) at Write About Now

Other Good Stuff

Rick Riordan is being quizzed on Greek mythology in a live webcasted event Sept. 23, more info. here at SLJ.

"Mary Poppins is a Wizard who Literally Sings her Spell" at Tor; of course, that's the movie Mary Poppins; the book character is much more mysterious....

Also at Tor, a look back at the impact of the Animorphs

A lost chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has come to light; read more at The Gaurdian

The Kidlitcon Program is out in the world--please come to Sacramento this October to be part of the conversation!

And finally, the deadline to apply to be a Cybils Panelist is this Friday, Sept. 5.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed that Tor story about the Animorphs when I saw it in their newsletter.


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