This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction (8/14/16)

Here's what I have this week; please let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews

Beastkeeper, by Kat Hellisen, at The Daily Prophecy

The Boy at the End of the World, by Greg Van Eekhout, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu, at Big Hair and Books

Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom, by David Nielsen, at Always in the Middle and Project Mayhem

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill, at Kid Lit Reviews, For the Love of All Things Wordy, and The Bookshelf Gargoyle

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, at Fantasy Literature

Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds, by Rick Riordan, at B. and N. Kids Blog

The Key to Extraordinary, by Natalie Lloyd, at Pages Unbound

The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart, by Lauren DeStefano, at Jen Robinson's Book Page

Pilfer Academy, by Lauren Magaziner, at A Backwards Story (though I'm not sure this is spec. fic.; thoughts?)

Rump, by Liesl Shurtliff, at Leaf's Reviews

The Secret Keepers, by Trenton Lee Stewart, at Say What?

The Seventh Element (Voyagers #6) by Wendy Mass, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Space Hostages, by Sophia McDougall, at Whispering Stories

Sword in the Stacks (Ninja Librarians 2) by Jen Swann Downey, at Mom Read It

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead,, at Completely Full Bookshelf

The Wild Robot, by Peter Brown, at The Booklist Reader

and at the B. and N. Kids Blog I have a nice list of boarding school books, including lots of mg spec. fic. ones.

Authors and Interviews

Kelly Barnhill (The Girl Who Drank the Moon) at From the Mixed Up Files

Bridget Hodder (The Rat Prince) at Literary Rambles

Tone Almhjell (Thornghost)  at Nerdy Book Club

David Nielsen (Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom) at Middle Grade Ninja

Other Good Stuff

In which a shipwreck expert weighs in on the Little Mermaid, at Atlas Obscura

At Tor, a discussion of one of the great mysterious of middle grade fantasy--why Turkish Delight? 

"Why Kids Need Monsters and Magic" at The Washington Post

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