This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (12/7/14)

I'm a little late getting this week's round-up posted, but for a rather relevant, as well as very pleasant, reason--I was busy chatting with Sage Blackwood, who is visiting these parts.   (Here's what was especially interesting--my favorite part of Jinx is the bit before Things Really Start Happening, and Sage wrote lots more of this part that didn't make it into the final book....sigh.)

As always, please let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews

Beyond Silence, by Eleanor Cameron, at Charlotte's Library

Dark Lord: School's Out, by Jamie Thompson, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

Doll Bones, by Holly Black, at Shelf Space Needed

Greenglass House, by Kate Milford, at books4yourkids, Hope is the Word, and Pages Unbound

Hades Speaks! by Vicky Alvear Shecter, at This Kid Reviews Books

The Islands of Chaldea, by Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula Jones, at alibrarymama

The Magic Thief: Home, by Sarah Prineas, at Charlotte's Library

The Map to Everywhere, by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis,  at Charlotte's Library

Masterpiece, by Elise Broach, at Read Till Dawn

Pathfinder, by Angie Sage, at Redeemed Reader

The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud, at SLJ (audiobook review)

Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier, by Ying Chang Compestine and Vincent Compestine, at Charlotte's Library

Sleeping Beauty's Daughters, by Diane Zahler, at Tales of the Marvelous

Space Case, by Stuart Gibbs, at Semicolon

The Squickerwonkers, by Evangeline Lilly, at Wondrous Reads

Time Square: UFO, by S.W. Lothian, at This Kid Reviews Books

The Witch's Boy, by Kelly Barnhill, at Nerdy Book Club and A Fantastical Librarian

Zero Degree Zombie Zone, by Patrik Henry Bass, at alibrarymama

The Zoo at the Edge of the World, by Eric Kahn Gale, at Ex Libris

Two audiobooks at Librarian of Snark--Under Wildwood, by Colin Meloy, and The Magician, by Michael Scott

Authors and Interviews

David Almond at The Guardian

Kate Hall (The Astronomer Who Met the North Wind) at The Book Smugglers

Other Good Stuff

This week's Tuesday Ten at Views from the Tesseract is a collection of  ships.

It's the second Annual Diversity Month at Twinja Book Reviews--check it out!

The most recent short story published by The Book Smugglers, The Astronomer Who Met the North Wind, is up at their site,and is a lovely mg one.

And now I must get back to busy busy reading for the Cybils Awards....I have 40 books left to read out of 155.....


  1. I had Tumtum and Nutmeg and The Tale of Despereaux this week. It may be a little too young to be MG, but The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale was GREAT fun!!!

  2. I am very jealous of your time with Sage! Sounds lovely.

    And I'll try not to feel guilty about my complete failure to post anything relevant this week. *slinks off*


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