This week's round-up of middle grade sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs (8/23/15)

Here's what I found this week; enjoy!

And let me know if I missed your post.

The Reviews

Alfie Bloom and the Secrets of Hexbridge Castle, by Gabrielle Kent, at The Book Zone (for Boys) and Middle Grade Strikes Back

Bayou Magic, by Jewell Parker Rhodes, at Abby the Librarian

Circus Mirandus, by Cassie Beasley, at Semicolon

Crenshaw, by Katherine Applegate, at Sharon the Librarian

A Curious Tale of the In-Between, by Lauren DeStefano, at Charlotte's Library

The Emerald Atlas, by Jonathan Stephens,  at Buxton's Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels

The Eye of Zoltar, by Jasper Fforde, at Sonderbooks

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm, at Confessions of a Bibliovore

The Glass Gauntlet, by Roy Carter, at Ms. Yingling Reads and Always in the Middle

Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invicible, by Ursula Vernon, at books4yourkids

The Jumbies, by Tracey Baptiste, at Welcome to my (New) Tweendom

The Last Kids on Earth, by Max Brallier, at The Reading Nook Reviews

Lilliput, by Sam Gayton, at Redeemed Reader

Princess Juniper of the Hourglass, by Ammi-Joan Paquette, at Cracking the Cover

Serafina and the Black Cloak, by Robert Beatty, at Cracking the Cover

The Sleeper and the Spindle, by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell, at SLJ

A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd, at Reading is my Escape from Reality

Took, by Mary Downing Hahn, at Buxton's Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels

The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones, by Will Mabbitt, at The Book Wars

Villain Keeper, by Laurie McKay, at On Starships and Dragonwings and Charlotte's Library

The Wrinkled Crown, by Anne Nesbet, at SLJ

Two at Ms. Yingling Reads--Diary of a Mad Brownie, by Bruce Coville, and Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible, by Ursula Vernon

Two by Kenneth Oppel at Boys Rule Boys Read--The Boundless, and Airborn

Authors and Interviews

Maile Meloy (The Apothecary series) at The New York Times

Sherel Ott (Princess Janai and the Warrior Maidens of Ouinu) at The Haunting of Orchid Fosythia

Other Good Stuff

A Tuesday ten of male protagonists in 2015 fantasy at Views from the Tesseract

A Birthday look at Diana Wynne Jones (sniff) at Tor

A look at E. Nesbit at the Guardian

You have until Sept. 9th to apply to be a Cybils Panelist.  Here are my top five reasons to apply (with specific reference to MG speculative fiction).  Book apps and YA non-fiction are in particular need of panelists (although there is lots of room in the other categories too).

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