The Week's Round-up of Middle Grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (Oct 4, 2015)

It's Cybils nomination time, and as the organizer of the Elementary/Middle Grade Cybils, I want all the good EMG Spec Fic books published in the eligibility period to be nominated!  That's books for kids 8ish to 12ish published in the US or Canada between Oct 16, 2014 and Oct 15, 2015.  The nomination period closes Oct. 15, and here's where you go to nominate.

Here are some lists of books not yet nominated

A list of good ones at Log Cabin Library

A  list of books from last fall at Charlotte's Library

A list of early October 2015 books at Charlotte's Library

and I have put little red *s next to the books mentioned in today's post that are eligible and still un-nominated!

And as usual, please let me know if I missed your review!

The Reviews

The Boy Who Knew Everything, by Victoria Forester, at Sharon the Librarian

The Caretakers Guide To Fablehaven, by Brandon Mull, at Word Spelunking and The O.W.L.

Crenshaw, by Katherine Applegate, at Log Cabin Library

A Curious Tale of the In-Between, by Lauren DeStefano, at Log Cabin Library

Echo, by Pam Munoz Ryan, at Challenging the Bookworm

*Fires of Invention, by J. Scott Savage, at Ms. Yingling Reads, The Write Path (with giveaway) and The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

The Girl Who Could Fly, by Victoria Forester, at Read Till Dawn

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, by Catherynne M. Valente, at Postcards from La-La Land

*Ghostlight, by Sonia Gensler, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible, by Ursula Vernon, at Charlotte's Library

The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw, by Christopher Healey, at Kid Lit Geek

Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke, at Falling Letters

The Island of Dr. Libris,  by Chris Grabenstein, at Becky's Book Reviews

Jinx's Fire, by Sage Blackwood, at Leaf's Reviews

*The Last Kids on Earth, by Max Brallier, at School Library Journal

The Magic Thief: Found, by Sarah Prineas, at Leaf's Reviews

Nightmares!  and *Nightmares: The Sleepwalker Tonic, by Jason Segal and Kirsten Miller, at The Quiet Concert

The Ordinary Princess, by M.M. Kaye, at Jean Little Library

Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale, at Hope is the Word

The Real Boy, by Anne Ursu, at The Book Wars

Return to Augie Hobble, by Lane Smith, at Log Cabin Library

Serafina and the Black Cloak, by Robert Beatty, at Kid Lit Geek and Ex Libris

*The Shrunken Head, by Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester, at Always in the Middle, This Kid Reviews Books and Teen Librarian Tool Box

Skullduggery Pleasant, by Derek Landy, at Dead Houseplants

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer, by Kelly Jones, at For Those About to Mock

*Voyager: Project Alpha, by D.J. MacHale, at Small Review

*Westly: a Spider's Tale, by  Bryan Beus, at S.A. Larsen (giveaway)

*Why is This Night Different From All Other Nights? by Lemony Snicket, at Tor

Two at Ms. Yingling Reads:  The Shrunken Head, by Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester, and Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic by Jason Segal and Kirsten Miller

Authors and Interviews

Rick Riordan at the Guardian

Melanie Crowder (A Nearer Moon) at Project Mayhem

Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester (The Curiosity House) at The Children's Book Review

William Alexander (*Nomad) at Cynsations

Laurel Gale (*Dead Boy) at Literary Rambles

Other Good Stuff

A round-up of Alice In Wonderland anniversary celebrations at Educating Alice

A Tuesday Ten of Creepy Fantastic at Views from the Tesseract

I love love love love  this proposal for turning Iceland's electrical pylons into giants! (more picture at the link)

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