This week's round-up of middle grade sci fi/fantasy from around the blogs (3/6/16)

Good morning, and welcome to another round-up of middle grade sci fi and fantasy gleaned from my blog reading!  Please let me know if I missed your post.

The Reviews

Alcatraz Vs. The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson at The Write Path

Astrotwins: Project Rescue, by Mark Kelly and Martha Freeman, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Bayou Magic, by Jewell Parker Rhodes, at Bibliobrit

Behind the Canvas, by Alexander Vance, at Cracking the Cover

Charmed, by Jen Calonita, at Read Till Dawn

Diary of a Mad Brownie, by Bruce Coville, at Sharon the Librarian

The Dragon King, by Nils Johnson-Shelton, at Say What?

The  Fallen Spaceman, by Lee Harding, at Views From the Tesseract

Flunked by Jen Calonita, at Read Till Dawn

The Girl Who Could Not Dream, by Sarah Beth Durst, at Destined 4 Wierdness

The Grey King, by Susan Cooper, at Tales of the Marvelous

Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon, at Puss Reboots

Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eager, at Waking Brian Cells

The Last Kids on Earth, by Max Brallier, at Guys Lit Wire

Lost & Found (Witherwood Reform School #2), by Obert Skye, at The Reading Nook Reviews

Moon Rising, by Tui T. Sutherland, at Bibliobrit

The Pearl Orb, by Elizabeth Ball, at Nayu's Reading Corner

Quest Maker, by Laurie McKay (Last Dragon Charmer Book 2) at Buxtons' Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels

Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff, at The Book Monsters

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud, at Cover2Cover

Stingray City, by Ellen Prager, at Mom Read It and Kid Lit Reviews

Well Witched by Frances Hardinge, at Leaf's Reviews

Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson, at Pages Unbound

The Whispering Skull, by Jonathan Stroud, at Great Imaginations

A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula Le Guin, at By Singing Light

The Wrinkled Crown, by Anne Nesbet, at Leaf's Reviews

Two at Ms. Yingling Reads--How to Capture and Invisible Cat, by Paul Tobin,  and Forest of Wonders, by Linda Sue Park

Authors and Interviews

Kelly Barnhill (The Girl Who Drank the Moon) at Tor

Natalie Lloyd (The Key to Extraordinary) at The Hiding Spot

Ross MacKenzie (The Nowhere Emporium) at The Guardian

Ross Montgomery (Perijee and Me) at Middle Grade Strikes Back

Dianne Salerni (The Morrigan's Curse) at My Brain on Books

Other Good Stuff

A MG fantasy, The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie, is the winner of the 2016 Scottish Children’s Book Awards "younger readers" category (read more at  The Guardian)

"Middle-Grade Novels Have Gotten 173% Longer over the Last 40 Years" at The Book List Reader

"One Day You Wake Up and You Are Grown: Catherynne Valente’s Fairyland and the Secrets of Growing Up" an essay at Tor

The White House wants to use science fiction to settle the solar system (at Gizmodo, via Views from the Tesseract)

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