This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (11/22/15)

Please let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews

The Afterlife Academy, by Frank L. Cole, at Buxton's Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels

The Alchemist's Theoremm: Sir Duffy's Promise, by Margaret Chiavetta, at Cindy Reads A Lot

The Candy Shop War, by Brandon Mull, at Hidden In Pages (audiobook review)

Connect the Stars, by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague, at That's Another Story

Crenshaw, by Katherine Applegate, at Great Imaginations

A Curious Tale of the In-Between, by Lauren DeStefano, at Book Nut

The Disappearance of Emily H., by Barrie Summy, at The Write Path and The Write Stuff

Dragon Flight, by Jessica Day George, at Buxton's Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels

The End of Time (The Books of Umber #3), by P.W. Catanese, at Buxton's Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels

Fuzzy Mud, by Louis Sacher, at SLJ (audiobook review)

The Galaxy Pirates: Hunt for the Pyxis, by Zoe Ferraris, at Sharon the Librarian

The Goblin's Puzzle, by Andrew S. Chilton, at SLJ

The Hill Road, by William Mayne, at Charlotte's Library

Hunters of Chaos, by Crystal Velasquezm at The Book Nut

Just Ella, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, at Snuggly Oranges

MiNRS, by Kevin Sylvester, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The Nest, by Kenneth Oppel, at The Book Nut

Nightmares, by Jason Segel and Kirstern Miller, at Good Books and Good Wine (audiobook review)

The Poe Estate, by Polly Shulman, at Mom Read It

A Riddle in Ruby (Key to the Catalyst, 1) by Kent Davis, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
Rose and the Lost Princess, by Holly Webb, at Pages Unbound

Scary School #3 & #4 by Derek the Ghost, at Geo Librarian

School for Sidekicks, by Kelly McCullough, at alibrarymama

Seven Dead Pirates, by Linda Bailey, at Charlotte's Library

Switch, by Ingrid Law, at My Brain on Books and Project Mayhem

The Sword of Summer, by Rick Riordan, at Good Books and Good Wine

A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic, by Lisa Papademetriou, at The Reading Nook Reviews

The Wrinkled Crown, by Anne Nesbet, at alibrarymama

Upside-Down Magic, by Sarah Mynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins, at The Book Nut

Warren the 13th and the All Seeing Eye, by Tania Del Rio, illustrated by Will Staehle, at The Book Wars

Two animal fantasies--Escape from Baxter's Barn and Brilliant, at alibrarymama

A look at Edward Carey’s Iremonger Trilogy at Educating Alice

Authors and Interviews

Greg Leitich Smith (Borrowed Time) at Cynsations

Christine Hayes (The Mothman's Curse) at Cynsations

Andrew Harwell (The Spider Ring) at Watch. Connect. Read

Other Good Stuff

Jonathan Auxier (The Night Gardener) wins two big awards from the Canadian Children's Book Centre

"When Maps Came to Oz" at Oz and Ends

A picture book brilliantly reimagining a Xenomorph from Aliens at The Laughing Squid (via Fuse #8)

Rick Riordan celebrates the de-whitewashing of the Russian edition of the Kane Chronices, at the Guardian

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness is coming to the big screen; here's the trailer


  1. I also had The Disappearance of Emily H. with a giveaway on my blog this week. http://rosihollinbeckthewritestuff.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-disappearance-of-emily-h-review-and.html
    Thanks for this list.

  2. I wrote about the Iremonger series here: https://medinger.wordpress.com/2015/11/16/edward-careys-iremonger-trilogy/


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