Here's what I found in my blog reading this week. Please let me know if I missed your post! And please feel free to send me links (to your own posts or other people's posts) at any time during the week.
Alfie Bloom and the Talisman Thief, by Gabrielle Kent, at The Book Zone (for boys)
Circus Mirandus, by Cassie Beasley, at The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow
A Clatter of Jars, by Lisa Graff, at The O.W.L., and Mother Daughter Book Reviews
The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell, at The Book Zone (for boys)
The Crystal Run, by Sheila O’Flanagan, at The Cosy Dragon
Echo, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, at alibrarymamap and books4yourkids.com
Grayling's Song, by Karen Cushman, at The Book Wars
The High King, by Lloyd Alexander, at For Those About To Mock
The Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King, and a Pickpocket Squirrel, by Susan Hill Long, at Redeemed Reader
The Ministry of Ghosts, by Alex Shearer, at Mom Read It
Mutation, by Roland Smith, at Read Till Dawn
The Nest, by Kenneth Oppel, at Guys Lit Wire
The Nethergrim, by Matthew Jobin, at Fantasy of the Silver Dragon
The Nethergrim, and its sequel, The Skeleth, by Matthew Jobin, at This Kid Reviews Books
Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman, at Tales from the Raven
Remarkable, by Lizzie K. Foley, Pages Unbound Reviews
Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan, at Sharon the Librarian
The Shadowhand Covenant, by Brian Farrey, at Leaf's Reviews
Space Hostages, by Sophia McDougall, at alibrarymama
The Sword and the Flame, by Stephen R. Lawhead, at Say What?
Time Stoppers, by Carrie Jones, at Say What?
Waybound (Ore book 2), by Cam Baity and Benny Zelkowicz, at This Kid Reviews Books
Authors and Interviews
"Visions Of Ore" by Cam Baity and Benny Zelkowicz, at Middle Grade Ninja
A Clatter of Jars and three other Lisa Graff books at Finding Magic (ends Monday), and A Clatter of Jars at Mother Daughter Book Reviews (11 days left)
Other Good Stuff
Quentin Blake shares a slew of unpublished illustrations from the BFG, and talks about his collaboration with Dahl, at the Guardian
Chris Riddell is the first triple winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal for his illustrations in Neil Gaiman’s retelling of Sleeping Beauty--The Sleeper and the Spindle (via The Guardian)
Not middle grade, but still of interest--the Locus Award Winners have been announced
and finally, if you like hidden fantasy folk, check out this utterly cool interactive map of Iceland!