This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction (10/19/14)

Another week, another round-up!  Please let me now if I missed your post.

The Reviews

The Boneshaker, by Kate Milford, at Dead Houseplants

The Boundless, by Kenneth Oppel, at Semicolon

The Double Disappearance of Walter Fozbek, by Steve Senn, at Views From the Tesseract

Dragon Spear, by Jessica Day George, at Lavender Likes, Loves, Finds & Dreams

The Eighth Day, by Dianne K. Salerni, at Semicolon

The Forbidden Flats, by Peggy Eddleman, at Jen Robinson's Book Review

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm, at Sonderbooks

Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle, by George Hagen, at Semicolon

Greenglass House, by Kate Milford, at alibrarymama

I Lived on Buttefly Hill, by Marjorie Agosínat Charlotte's Library

The Iron Trial, by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, at Miss Page-Turner's City of Books

The Junkyard Bot, by C. J. Richards, at Ms. Yingling Reads and BooksForKidsBlog

The League of Seven, by Alan Gratz, at Guys Lit Wire

Little Dead Riding Hood, by Amie and Bethanie Borst, at This Kid Reviews Books

The Magic Half, by Annie Barrows, at Becky's Book Reviews

The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier, at Pages Unbound

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, at Boys Rule Boys Read

The Shadow Throne, by Jennifer Nielsen, at Challenging the Bookworm

Space Case, by Stuart Gibbs, at Carstairs Considers

Tesla's Attic, by Neil Shusterman and Eric Elfman, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

Thursdays with the Crown, by Jessica Day George, at On Starships and Dragonwings

Tom's Midnight Garden, by Philippa Pearce, at Not Acting My Age

When Did You See Her Last? by Lemony Snickett, at The Novel Hermit

The Whispering Skull, by Jonathan Stroud, at Semicolon

The Worst Witch: To the Rescue, by Jill Murphy, at books4yourkids

Shortish looks at a pasel of MG series starters at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

And two at the NY Times--Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle, and Heap House

Authors and Interviews

M.A. Larson (Pennyroyal Academy) at The Book Cellar and The Hiding Spot

Kimberley Griffiths Little (Time of the Fireflys) at Cynsations

Jonathan Stroud (Lockwood and Co.) shares his writing space at The Social Potato

Other Good Stuff

Katherine Langrish re-reads The Silver Chair

We Need Diverse Books has launched the Walter Dean Myers Award for "published authors from diverse backgrounds who celebrate diversity in their writing."   Here's the Publishers Weekly annoucement

Where to find diverse books, at the We Need Diverse Books website

The Book Fair for Ballou Highschool is up and running again at Guys Lit Wire

And finally, Kidlitcon 2014 was a success, and the links to people's responses are being gathered here.  Please come to Baltimore next fall to continue the conversation!


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