This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (11/30/14)

Here's this week's round-up; let me know if I missed your post!  And feel free to send me links at any time.  Thanks.

The Reviews

Ambassador, by William Alexander, at alibrarymama

Beauty, by Robin McKinley, at Tales of the Marvellous

Black Suits from Outer Space,  by Gene DeWeese, at Views from the Tesseract

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, by Charles de Lint, at Books and Other Thoughts

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, by Ian Fleming, at A Reader of Fictions

The Egyptian Curse (Time Hunter Book 6), by Chris Blake, at Time Travel Times Two

Eight Days of Luke, by Diana Wynne Jones, at Here There Be Books

The Enchanted Castle, by E. Nesbit, at Becky's Book Reviews

The Forbidden Flats, by Peggy Eddleman, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm, at Great Kid Books

The Frog Princess, by E.D. Baker, at Leaf's Reviews

Gabriel's Clock, by Hilton Pashley, at Charlotte's Library

Greenglass House, by Kate Milford, at Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

Handbook for Dragon Slayers, by Merrie Haskell, at Leaf's Reviews

The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan, at Twinja Book Reviews

The Luck Uglies, by Paul Durham, at alibrarymama

The Magic City, by E. Nesbit, at Becky's Book Reviews

Niles Wormwort, Accidental Supervillain, by D.M. Cunningham, at Mom Read It

Pennyroyal Academy, by M.A. Larson, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale, at The Bookworm Blog

The Secret of Midway, by Steve Watkins, at The Reading Nook Reviews

Space Case, by Stuart Gibbs, at Views From the Tesseract

Spellbound, by Jacqueline West, at Librarian of Snark

Authors and Interviews

Anne Ursu is the featured U author at Teen Librarian Toolbox's A-Z feature

Kristin Tubb (The 13th Sign, an upper MG/younger YA that just won a Crystal Kite Award) at  SCBWI: The Blog

Other Good  Stuff

A Tuesday Ten of Cats in Space, at Views from the Tesseract

And also at Views from the Tesseract, a look at the lovely MG Spec Fic coming from Simon & Schuster this spring,

Top 10 things you didn't know about Peter Pan, at The Guardian

A quick shout-out for another nice round-up-- at On Starships and Dragonwings, every weekend (starting Friday) there's a gathering of sci fi/fantasy reviews to which anyone can contribute their posts

and finally, the fourth wish list of books for Ferguson is up--more details here.


  1. What a great feature! I didn't realize you did this. I often review middle-grade books so will try to remember to let you know when I post a review of a fantasy or sci fi one. Great list this week!


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  2. thank you so much for all you do, Charlotte!

  3. OMG you mentioned my blog again!!! (Hugs really hard this time) Thanks so much! I will definitely be checking up on some of these other blogs! :)

    1. You are very welcome! I've added you to my blog reader....so if you keep review mg sff, I'll keep adding you!


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