this week's round-up of middle grade sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs 12/21/14

It is entirely possible that due to multiple children celebrating the holidays with vim and vigor around me I missed multiple posts; please let me know if I missed yours!


Ambassador, by William Alexander, at Charlotte's Library

The Cheshire Cheese Cat, by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright, at Librarian of Snark (audiobook review)

The Curse of the Iris (Jupiter Pirates 2), by Jason Fry, at Tosche Station

Darkmouth, by Shane Hegarty,  at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books

Dragon's Breath, by E.D. Baker, at Leaf's Reviews

The Foundry's Edge, by Cam Baity & Benny Zelkowicz, at Fantasy Literature

Frostborn, by Lou Anders, at This Kid Reviews Books

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, by Catherynne M. Valente, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Greenglass House, by Kate Milford, at Charlotte's Library

The Grimjinx Rebellion, by Brian Farrey, at Book Nut

He Laughed with His Other Mouths, by M.T. Anderson, at Original Content

The Ice Dragon, by George Martin, at Speculating on Spec Fic

Lord and Lady Bunny-Almost Royalty, by Polly Horvath, at Librarian of Snark

The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier, at Hope is the Word

Nightmares! by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, at books4yourkids

The Orphan and the Mouse, by Martha Freeman, at Redeemed Reader

Pennyroyal Academy, by M.L. Larson, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale, at Leaf's Reviews

The Scavengers, by Michael Perry, at Redeemed Reader

Sky Run, by Alex Shearer, at Redeemed Reader

A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd, at Librarian of Snark

The Swallow, by Charis Cotter, at Waking Brain Cells

The Terror of the Southlands, by Caroline Carlson, at The Book Monsters

Wild Born (Spirit Animals) by Brandon Mull, at Kid Lit Geek

Winterfrost, by Michelle Houts, at Becky's Book Reviews

Space Case, by Stuart Gibbs, and The Twin Powers, by Robert Lipsyte, at The New York Times

Katherine Langrish rereads The Horse and His Boy, by C.S. Lewis at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

Authors and Interviews

Mike Jung (Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities) is a featured author at the 2nd Annual Diversity Month at Twinja Book Reviews

Kate DiCamillo at The Washington Post

Other Good Stuff

Lots of good mg spec fic in this Harper Collins spring preview at Fuse #8

And speaking of mg spec fic books I'm looking forward to, Tor has a preview up of The Book of Storms, by Ruth Hatfield

Sherry at Semicolon has assembled a list of  the fabulous creatures/magical beings from the Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction

A Tuesday 10 of Christmas-y spec fic at Views from the Tesseract

and just as a something to think about end note, here's a look at the town in China that makes 60% of the world's Christmas decorations at The Guardian.

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