This week's round-up of mg fantasy and sci fi from around the blogs (1/15/17)

Welcome to this week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs.  Please let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews

Baker's Magic, by Diane Zahler, at Leaf's Reviews

The Candy Shop War, by Brandon Mull, at Shannon Messenger Fan Club

Conrad's Fate, by Diana Wynne Jones, at the Book Smugglers

Furthermore, by Tahereh Mafi, at The Children's Book Review

The Goblin's Puzzle, by Andrew S. Chilton, at Imaginary Reads

The Ghosts in the Castle, by Zetta Elliott, at Charlotte's Library

Harriet the Invincible, by Ursula Vernon, at Becky's Book Reviews

The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin, at the A.P. Book Club

The Icebound Land, by John Flanagan, at Leaf's Reviews

The Inquisitor's Mark, by Dianne Salerni, at The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow

The Left Behinds: Abe Lincoln and the Selfie that Saved the Union, by David Potter, at Time Travel Times Two

Magic Below Stairs, by Caroline Stevermer, at Tales From the Raven

MiNRS2, by Kevin Sylvester, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Of Mice and Magic, by Ursula Vernon, at Becky's Book Reviews

The Pirate King, by Huw Powell, at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books

Ratpunzel, by Ursula Vernon, at Becky's Book Reviews

"Shouldn’t You Be in School?” by Lemony Snicket, at Leaf's Reviews

The Shrunken Head, by Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester, at books4yourkids.com

Storm Walker, by Mike Revell, at Charlotte's Library

Thorn Ogres of Hagwood, by Robin Jarvis, at Say What?

The Tombs of Atuan, by Ursula Le Guin, at Strange and Random Happenstance

The Voyage to Magical North, by  Claire Fayers, at Say What?

Warren the 13 and the All-Seeing Eye, by Tania Del Rio, illustrated by Will Staehle, at Geo Librarian, Proseandkahn, and Pages Unbound Reviews

Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods, by Tania Del Rio, illustrated by Will Staehle, at A Fantastical Librarian

The Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett, at The Book Nut

The Wizard's Dog, by Eric Kahn Gale, at Read Till Dawn

Authors and Interviews

Cathryn Constable (The White Tower) at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books (possibly YA, but still sounds like a great book!)

Other Good Stuff

An activity book to go with the Warren the 13 (it's probably other places as well, but I found it at The Reading Nook Reviews)

Get Those Kids Out of the Room:  Books to Get Your Students Outside and Immersed in Nature (a list that includes two fantasy books--The Wild Robot and Maybe a Fox) at Nerdy Book Club.  The relationship between fantasy and nature is an interesting topic; I guess a lot of outside pretend games really are fantasy based, so it makes sense to offer kids books that will inspire them to shoot their siblings in the face with homemade bows and arrows (sorry Emily).

The Sydney Taylor Book Awards have been announced, and The Inquisitor's Tale is a gold medalist

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