This week's round up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (9/7/2014)

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.

The Reviews:

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.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention of Witch Week! It's going to be lots of fun.


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