This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and sci fi from around the blogs (5/17/15)

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

The Reviews

Archie Green and the Magician's Secret, by D.D. Everest, at The Reading Nook

Bayou Magic, by Jewell Parker Rhodes, at Book Nut and Ms. Yingling Reads

The Black Reckoning, by John Stephens, at Hidden in Pages

The Chestnut King, by N.D. Wilson, at Fantasy Literature

Cuckoo Song, by Frances Hardinge, at Reading the End and Waking Brain Cells

Dandelion Fire, by N.D. Wilson, at Fantasy Literature

Echo, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, at For Those About to Mock

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

Evil Spy School, by Stuart Gibbs, at Carstairs Considers

Five Children on the Western Front, by Kate Saunders, at Middle Grade Strikes Back

The Fog Diver, by Joel Ross, at Beth Fish Reads

Joshua and the Lightning Road, by Donna Galanti, at Always in the Middle

The Little White Horse, by Elizabeth Goudge, at alibrarymama

The Mad Apprentice, by Django Wexler, at Best Fantasy Books

North! Or Be Eaten, by Andrew Peterson, at Leaf's Reviews

Philippa Fisher and the Dream-Maker's Daughter, by Liz Kessler, at Fantasy Literature

Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures, by Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce, at Cracking the Cover and Charlotte's Library

Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale, at Becky's Book Reviews

Princess in Disguise, by E.D. Baker, at Leaf's Reviews

Resurrection of the Pheonix’s Grace, by Andy Smithson, at This Kid Reviews Books and Log Cabin Library

Return to Augie Hobble, by Lane Smith, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Rump, by Liesl Shurtliff, at A Year of Reading

Smek for President, by Adam Rex, at For Those About to Mock

Story Thieves, by James Riley, at Redeemed Reader

Wish Girl, by Nikki Loftin, at Nerdy Book Club

Two at Ms. Yingling Reads-- Six, by M.M. Vaughan, and A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeing of Humans, by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder

Three at School Library Journal--The League of Beastly Dreadfuls , by Holly Grant,  Mark of the Thief, by Jennifer Nielsen, and Grounded, The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison

And also at School Library Journal, a gathering of the furry and fierce.

Authors and Interviews

Lane Smith (Return to Augie Hobble) at Tor

Cassie Beasley (Cicus Mirandus) at School Library Journal

Polly Holyoke (The Neptune Challenge) at From the Mixed Up Files

Other Good Stuff

A Tuesday ten of Silver at Views from the Tesseract

The Latest issue of Middle Shelf Magazine is out

The Guardian looks at the top ten ways to be evil in children's books

The call for session proposals for Kidlitcon 2015 (Baltimore, Oct. 9th and 10th) is out!  If you don't feel up to organizing a whole proposal on your own, but would like to be a presenter on a particular topic near and dear to you, or have a proposal idea, please feel free to let me know! (charlotteslibrary at gmail).

The date's for MotherReader's 48 Hour Readathon are set- June 19th - 21st, always a good time.


  1. I had a Cover Reveal for J.Scott Savage's Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention and Review of Andy Smithson: Resurrection of the Pheonix’s Grace, by L.W. Lee this week http://logcabinlibrary.blogspot.com/

    1. Thanks Brenda! I put the review link in, but I don't generally include cover reveals....

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