This week's round-up of middle grade sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs (1/11/15)

Here's what I found in my blog reading this week; please let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews:

The Abominables, by Eva Ibbotson, at Mister K Reads

Alistair Grim's Odditorium, by Gregory Funaro, at Book Pleasures

Arrgh! by Stacey Campbell, at Log Cabin Library

The Battle for WondLa, by Tony DiTerlizzi, at The Hiding Place 

The Boundless, by Kenneth Oppel, at Paranthetical 

Children of Winter, by Berlie Doherty, at Charlotte's Library

The Chosen Prince, by Diane Stanley, at Charlotte's Library

The Courage of Cat Campbell, by Natasha Lowe, at NYX Book Reviews

Finally, by Wendy Mass, at Read Till Dawn

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm, at Rcubed's Reads and Reviews

Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities, by Mike Jung, at The Book Smugglers

Greenglass House, by Kate Milford, at Sonderbooks and The Reading Year

The Inquisitor's Mark, by Dianne K. Salerni, at The Social Potato

The Legacy of Claw, by C.R. Grey, at The Hiding Place

The Map to Everywhere, by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis, at Book Nut

Mark of the Thief, by Jennifer A. Nielsen, at Read Till Dawn

Mousenet, by Prudence Breitrose, at Mister K Reads

The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier, at Sonderbooks

Once Upon a Curse, by E.D. Baker, at Leaf's Reviews

A Plague of Bogles, by Catherine Jinks, at BooksForKidsBlog

Saving Lucas Biggs, by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague, at For Those About To Mock

Snow in Summer, by Jane Yolen, at Marvelous Tales

The Swallow, by Charis Cotter, at Sonderbooks

Winter Wolf, by Holly Webb, at Readaraptor

And some short looks at several MG Spec Fic books at Semicolon

Authors and Interviews

Dianne K. Salerni talks pacing at Project Mayhem

Other Good Stuff

Middle Grade Speculative Fiction--What's In,What's Out at Semicolon

A book list of thread and yarn magic at Views from the Tesseract

And also at Views from the Tesseract, a look at books coming out in 2015 that many of us will put on our tbr lists

Kate Saunders wins the Costco Children's Book Award for Five Children on the Western Front

Betsy Bird's post on Risky Business: Trying Something New in the 21st Century Children's Publishing Market includes discussion of Jason Fry's Jupiter Pirates series.

Dawn Lairamore talks about violence in MG at Project Mayem

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks for adding me to the list Charlotte, its been awhile since I've had something to contribute in MG sci fi/fantasy :)

  2. Hi Charlotte, thanks for all your great round-ups. I have updated reviews of several MG spec fiction graphic novels/series (Amulet, Zita, Ghostopolis, Foiled) with my kids book club readers' comments if you are interested:


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