This Week's Round-Up of Middle Grade Sci Fi and Fantasy from around the blogs (7/26/15)

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

The Reviews

The  Abominables, by Eva Ibbotson, at books4yourkids

The Astounding Broccoli Boy, by Frank Cottrell Boyce, at SLJ

At the Back of the North Wind, by George MacDonald, at Becky's Book Reviews

Betrayal (Crystal Keeper, 2) by Laurisa White Reyes, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Circus Mirandus, by Cassie Beasley, at proseandkahn

Dealing with Dragons, by Patricia Wrede, at The Book Smugglers

Deep Water, by Lu Hersey, at Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Children, by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder, at Jean Little Library and Read Till Dawn

The Dragonfly Effect, by Gordan Korman, at Read Till Dawn

Five Children on the Western Front, by Kate Saunders, at The Children's War

Frostborn, by Lou Anders, at Paper Cuts

Gabby Duran and the Unsittables, by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners, at Confessions of a Bibliovore

The Glass Sentence, by S.E. Grove, at On Starships and Dragonwings

The Golden Specific, by S.E. Grove, at Book Nut

Greenglass House, by Kate Milford, at Leaf's Reviews

Gregor the Overlander, by Suzanne Collins, at The O.W.L.

The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle, by Christopher Healy, at Carstairs Considers

House of Robots, by James Patterson, at Mister K Reads

The Jumbies, by Tracey Baptiste, at YA Book Shelf

The Maloney's Magical Weather Box, by Nigel Quinlan, at On Starships and Dragonwings

Masterminds, by Gordan Korman, at This Kid Reviews Books

A Nearer Moon, by Melanie Crowder, at SLJ

The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier, at Beyond the Bookshelf

Nightbird, by Alice Hoffman, at Sonderbooks and Cover2CoverBlog

Nightborn, by Lou Anders, at The Arched Doorway

Phyllis Wong and the Return of the Conjuror, by Geoffrey McSkimming, at Charlotte's Library

Valiant, by Sarah McGuire, at Charlotte's Library

Villain Keeper, by Laurie McKay, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Authors and Interviews

Will Mabbitt (The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones), at The Children's Book Review

Soman Chainani (The Last Ever After) at Lili's Reflections, Seeing Double in NeverlandWonderland Novels, The Cover Contessa, and Reading Teen

Other Good Stuff

At The Horn Book, Monica of Educating Alice looks at the Morgan Library's exhibit Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland.

Some suggestions for fans of the Ever After series at Pages Unbound, and some suggestions for underappreciated middle grade fantasy series at From Kirsten's Brain

A Tuesday Ten of Cinderellas at Views from the Tesseract

If you need another good reason to come to Kidlitcon this October, the lovely folks at Papercutz are giving two most enticing looking graphic novels to every attendee! Scarlett #1: A Star on the Run
by Jon Buller and Susan Schade, and The Red Shoes and Other Tales, by Metaphrog!  Just a reminder, the early registration rate ends August 15!  And it is not to late to submit a session proposal (Aug. 1 is the deadline for that).  So if you have a burning desire to talk about something, do let us know!

And finally, in as much as August is just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about applying to be a panelist for the Cybils AwardsHere's a post I wrote a while back explaining what's involved.



  1. Love your round-up, as always. And thanks for the reminder to sign up for KidLitCon/submit session proposals. I will get on that.

  2. I love your roundups! I love to read fantasy books and review middle grade and young adult books on my blog. This week, I reviewed The Unwanteds books 1-3. My favorite middle grade fantasy series is Keeper of the Lost Cities. http://www.pagesforthoughts.blogspot.com/


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