This Week's Round-up of Middle Grade Fantasy and Science Fiction (6/21/15)

Here's this week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and sci fi gathered from around the blogs; please let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews

All the Answers, by Kate Messner, at Semicolon

Bayou Magic, by Jewell Parker Rhodes, at Books of Wonder and Wisdom

Castle Hangnail, by Ursula Vernon, at Jean Little Library

Dan and the Sherd of Ice, by Thomas Taylor, at Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

Eden's Wish, by M. Tara Crowl, at Nayu's Reading Corner

The Fog Diver, by Joel Ross, at Charlotte's Library

Goldilocks Breaks In, by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams at Pages Unbound

Grounded: the Adventures of Rapunzel, by Megan Morrison, at Leaf's Reviews

Half a Creature from the Sea, by David Almond, at Falling Letters

Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones, at By Singing Light

Jinx's Fire, by Sage Blackwood, at Sonderbooks

The Jumbies, by Tracy Baptiste, at The Washington Post and Abby the Librarian

The Left Behinds: The iPhone that Saved George Washington, by David Potter, at Always in the Middle

Magical Charms for Breakfast, by Merriweather Hope, at Andi's Middle Grade and Chapter Books

The Magician's Dream, by Shawn Thomas Odyssey, at Fangirl Nation

Mothman's Curse, by Christine Hayes, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Nightborn, by Lou Anders, at Great Imaginations

Palace of Lies, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, at Charlotte's Library

Pennyroyal Academy, by M.A. Larson, at Good Books and Good Wine

Raising Rufus, by David Fulk, at The Write Path

Ratscalibur, by Josh Lieb, at Librarian of Snark and Teen Librarian Toolbox

Return to Augie Hobble, by Lane Smith, at Fuse #8

Scare Scape, and The Midnight Door: Scare Scape #2, by Sam Fisher, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Stellarcadia, by Julie Anne Grasso, at Nayu's Reading Corner

Seraphina and the Black Cloak, by Robert Beatty, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

The Valley of Song, by Elizabeth Goudge, at The Emerald City

Worry Magic, by Dawn McNiff, at Nayu's Reading Corner

Authors and Interviews

Barry Wolverton (Vanishing Island) at Maria's Menage and The Hiding Spot

John David Anderson (The Dungeoneers) at Nerdy Book Club

David Fulk (Raising Rufus) at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Tonke Dragt (The Secrets of the Wild Wood) at Playing By the Book

Other Good Stuff

A Tuesday 10 of Fantastical Pirates at Views From the Tesseract

At the Morgan Museum in New York, a new Alice exhibit opens on the 26th (found via Educating Alice)


  1. Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon! http://jeanlittlelibrary.blogspot.com/2015/06/castle-hangnail-by-ursula-vernon.html

  2. I reviewed Half a Creature from the Sea by David Almond, which I /think/ is middle grade and I /think/ it's fantasy, but that can be your call :P http://www.fallingletters.ca/2015/06/review-half-creature-from-sea-by-david.html


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