The week's round-up of middle grade sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs (7/5/15)

 Here's another week of middle grade sci fi/fantasy blog posts, rounded-up for your reading convinience!  I myself have nothing to contribute, since I have been on vacation and not reviewing.  Happily others wrote stuff; let me know if  I missed your post!

The Reviews

Alistair Grim’s Odditorium, by Gregory Funaro, at This Kid Reviews Books

The Arctic Code, by Matthew Kirby, at Read Till Dawn

The Box and the Dragonfly, by Ted Sanders, at Middle Grade Strikes Back

The Cabinet of Earths, by Anne Nesbit, at books4yourkids.com

Circus Mirandus, by Cassie Beasley, at Log Cabin Library

Dead Boy, by Laurel Gale, at Mom Read It

Echo, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, at Rosanne Parry

The Fog Diver, by Joel Ross, at The Book Smugglers, Redeemed Reader, and Ms. Yingling Reads

The Folk Keeper, by Franny Billingsley, at Wandering Librarians

Frogged, by Vivian Vande Velde, at Leaf's Reviews

Ghosts of Shanghai, by Julian Sedgwick, at In Bed With Books

Greenglass House, by Kate Milford, at School Library Journal 

Grounded: the Adventures of Rapunzel, by Megan Morrison, at Views from the Tesseract

Hunters of Chaos,  by Crystal Velzaquez, at The Write Path

Jinx's Fire, by Sage Blackwood, at Kid Lit Geek

Into the Land of the Unicorns, by Bruce Coville, at Read Till Dawn

The Iron Trial, by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, at Dark Faerie Tales

The Maloneys' Magical Weatherbox, by Nigel Quinlan, at Sharon the Librarian

Nightbird, by Alice Hoffman, at Middle Grade Mafioso

North of Nowhere, by Liz Kessler, at Time Travel Times Two

The Real Boy, by Anne Ursu, at Akossiwa Ketoglo

The Riverman, by Aaron Starmer, at Akossiwa Ketoglo

Rump, and Jack, by Liesl Shurtliff, at A Year of Reading

Rump (on its own) by Liesl Shurtliff, at Hidden in Pages

Serafina and the Black Cloak, by Robert Beatty at Fantasy Literature

Stonebird, by Mark Revell, at The Book Zone (For Boys)

The Unlikely Adventures of Mable Jones, by Will Mabbitt, at My Brain on Books

The Unmapped Sea, by Maryrose Wood, at Good Books and Good Wine

Valiant, by Sarah McGuire, at Cracking the Cover

The Whispering Trees, by J. A. White, at Big Hair and Books

Authors and Interviews

Patrick Samphire (Secrets of the Dragon Tomb) at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

Lou Anders (Nightborn) at Winterhaven Books

Cassie Beasley (Circus Mirandus) at Nerdy Book Club

Emma Carroll (In Darkling Wood) at Middle Grade Strikes Back

Lynne Jonell (The Sign of the Cat) at Fuse #8 

K.E. Ormsbee (The Water and the Wild) at Pop! Goes the Reader

Other Good Stuff

A nice list of books with librarians at Here There Be Books


  1. I love these posts. This time I discovered new books I want to read (and my library even has a couple of them!), and I was reminded that I loved The Cabinet of Earths, and I had forgotten to check on its sequel! Sadly, my library doesn't have that one, but I will know to keep an eye out for it. Thanks, Charlotte!!

    1. Thank you, Cat, for letting me know! :)

  2. Valiant is a good one! Hopefully I'll finish my review this week.


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