This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and sci fi from around the blogs (7/31/16)

So this is of course the week where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child came out; I haven't bought it yet, and am unsure--how is it? But in any event, here's this week's round-up!  Let me know if I missed your post.

The Reviews

The Curse of the Were-Hyena, by Bruce Hale, at Charlotte's Library

Darkmouth: the Legend Beings, by Shane Hegarty, at Say What?

The Dragon of Trelian (Trelian Book 1),by Michelle Knudsen, at Say What?

The Dragonfly Effect, by Gordon Korman, at Always in the Middle

Herobrine’s Message, by Sean Fay Wolfe, at This Kid Reviews Books

Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse, by Curtis Jobling, at Jean Little Library

The Monkey King's Daughter, by T. A. DeBonis, at At Home Librarian

A Most Magical Girl, by Karen Foxlee, at Book Swoon

The Nocturnals: The Ominous Eye (Nocturnals #2), by Tracey Hecht, at Mom Read It

Once Was a Time, by Leila Sales, at Time Travel Times Two

The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald, at Pages Unbound

The Princess of Trelian (Trelian Book 2) by Michelle Knudsen, at Say What?

Race to the South Pole (Ranger in Time, #4), by Kate Messner, at Time Travel Times Two

The Scourge, by Jennifer Nielsen, at Jen Robinson's Book Page

The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse, by Brian Farrey, at Leaf's Reviews

Serafina and the Twisted Staff, by Robert Beatty, at Geo Librarian

The Serpent's Curse, by Tony Abbott at Boys Rule Boys Read (audiobook recommendation)

The Seventh Wish, by Kate Messner, at Randomly Reading

The Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy (Pennyroyal Academy #2) by M.A. Larson, at Fantasy of the Silver Dragaon

Space Hostages, by Sophia McDougall, at Charlotte's Library

The Sword in the Stacks (Ninja Librarians Book 2), by Jen Swann Downey, at The Book Wars

Teddycats, by Mike Storey, at Mom Read It

Time Cat, by Lloyd Alexander, at Becky's Book Reviews

Through the Mirror Door, by Sarah Baker, at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books

Two at Log Cabin Library-The Seventh Wish, by Kate Messner, and The Lost Compass, by Joel Ross

Authors and Interviews

Kit Grindstaff (The Flame in the Mist) at The Reading Nook

Other Good Stuff

Dwarfs, Pixies and the “Little Dark People”  at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles


  1. Had to preorder HP for Picky Reader, even though I offered to take her see it on stage when we were in London! She declined, saying that her relationship with HP was more of a print thing, which was very weird for her! I'll let you know what she thinks.

  2. Hearing tortured wails from the basement, but all she will say is "So much is going on!" Just came this afternoon, and is 20 pages from the end. Guess I'll have to read it next. Sigh.

    1. Let me know. I don't much enjoy reading plays, but I guess I'll make an exception...


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