Happy New Year! I hope 2016 is a kind, gentle year, with enough to keep us busy without taxing our strength too terribly much. Here's the first round-up of the year; please let me know if I missed your post!
Alistair Grim's Odd Aquaticum, by Gregory Funaro, at Please Feed the Bookworm
Chase Tinker and the House of Magic, by Malia Ann Haberman, at Always in the Middle
Finders Keepers, by Dorothy A. Winsor, at Nerdophiles
The Girl With the Silver Eyes, by Wilo Davis Roberts, at Views from the Tesseract
Hoodoo, by Ronald L. Smith, at Charlotte's Library
Keeper, by S. Smith, at This Kid Reviews Books
The League of Seven (League of Seven, 1) by Alan Gratz, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
Long Road To Freedom, by Kate Messner, at Ms. Yingling Reads
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, by Liesl Shurtliff, at One Librarian's Book Reviews
The Shrunken Head, by Lauren Oliver, at Jump Into Books
Sword of Summer, by Rick Riordan, at On Starships and Dragonwings
Under Their Skin, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, at Read Till Dawn
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer, by Kelly Jones, at Sonderbooks
Witch Wars by Sibeal Pounder, at Pages Unbound Reviews
Two at alibrarymama--I’m with Cupid by Anna Staniszewski and Shadows of Sherwood (Robyn Hoodlum Book 1) by Kekla Magoon
and a whole slew of them at Librarian of Snark
Authors and Interviews
Alison McGhee (Firefly Hollow) at MPR News
Other Good Stuff
The finalists for the Cybils Awards have been announced; here's the Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction list.
The Middle Grade Nerdies have also been announced, and include a nice smattering of sci fi/fantasy (interestingly with no overlap with the Cybis MG Spec Fic Shortlist)
The greatest Lemony Snicket quotes ever gathered at The Guardian
News of a lovely-sounding orphan illustration exhibit in London, via the Guardian, with fantasy well represented.