This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (6/16/16)

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.

The Reviews

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Quentin Blake shares a slew of unpublished illustrations from the BFG, and talks about his collaboration with Dahl, at the Guardian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!

1 comment:

  1. Some good ones here this week! I loved Echo on audio, though I wouldn't have thought of it as fantasy (more like magical realism), though I guess it fits. Really amazing & unique book in any case - perfect on audio because music is an integral part of the story.

    Enjoy your books this week -


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