Here's what I found in my quest for MG SFF book reviews etc. this week; please let me know if I missed your post! If you are an author or a publicist, you too are welcome to send me links to posts of interest.
13 Treasures, by Michelle Harrison, at Reader Noir
The Boundless, by Kenneth Oppel, at Readaraptor
The Candymakers, by Wendy Mass, at Puss Reboots
The Castle Behind Thorns, by Merrie Haskell, at Redeemed Reader and Evelyn Ink
Evil Fairies Love Hair, by Mary G. Thompson, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times, by Emma Trevayne, at Log Cabin Library
Flora and Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo, at Not Acting My Age
Hook's Revenge, by Heidi Schulz, at Snuggly Oranges
The Iron Trial, by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, at The Guardian, Winter Haven Books, Fluttering Butterflies, The Quiet Concert, The Book Belles, and Please Feed the Bookworm
Linnets and Valerians, by Elizabeth Goudge, at Tor
Loot, by Jude Watson, at Bibliobrit
Lug, Dawn of the Ice Age, by David Zeltser, at Geo Librarian (giveaway)
The Map to Everywhere, by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis, at Views From the Tesseract
Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie, by Jeff Norton, at Wondrous Reads and Fluttering Butterflies
The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier, at Redeemed Reader and For Those About to Mock
Rose and the Magician's Mask, by Holly Webb, at The Book Monsters
The Scavengers, by Michael Perry, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier, by Ying Chang Compestine and Vinson Compestine, at Bibliobrit
Sparkers, by Eleanor Glewwe, at The Discriminating Fangirl
Spirit's Key, by Edith Cohn, at Tor
Starfire (Guardian Herd #1), by Jennifer Lynn Alverez, at Kid Lit Reviews
Summer and Bird, by Katherine Catmull, at Sometimes I Read
The Swallow, by Charis Cotter, at Falling Letters
The Terror of the Southlands, by Caroline Carlson, at On Starships and Dragonwings
The Time of the Fireflies, by Kimberley Griffiths Little, at Big Hair and Books, and Charlotte's Library
The Whispering Skull, by Jonathan Stroud, at Book Nut
Winterfrost, by Michelle Houts, at The Book Monsters
The Witch's Boy, by Kelly Barnhill, at Book Snob (and at the NY Times)
A Wonderlandiful World by Shannon Hale, at Fantasy Literature
Three at Ms. Yingling Reads--The Bully Bug, by David Lubar, The Scavangers, by Michael Perry, and Greenglass House, by Kate Milford
Authors and Interviews
Kenneth Oppel (The Boundless) at Wondrous Reads and Readarapter!
Other Good Stuff
The finalists have been announced for the Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards--scroll down to the end and you'll find the books in the running for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Sarah Prineas has given us a free Magic Thief story! It tells us what happens right after book 3--Found--finishes. Book 4 (Home) comes out Sept. 16.
For Labor Day--a Tuesday Ten on "working for a living" in mg fantasy at Views From the Tesseract
A discussion on "How dark is too dark in children's books?" at The Guardian
"Constructing a Comic Character" at Project Mayhem
Maybe you were one of the folks who got all excited when the news travelled around the web about "Viking warrior women," and imagined historical fiction full of them--here's a cautionary note from an archaeologist I knew back in the day when I was getting my MA.
Nominations are now open at the Brown Bookshelf for 28 Days Later--a Black History Month celebration of African American authors and illustrators.
Something to put on your calendar for the end of October--Witch Week, hosted by Lori at The Emerald City Book Review, which will focus on Diana Wynne Jones.
And finally, the September/October issue of Middle Shelf Magazine is out in the world, offering lots fantasy/sci fi goodness.