this week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and sci fi from aroudn the blogs (2/5/2017)

Welcome to this week's round-up; please let me know if I missed anything!

The Reviews

Audacity Jones Steals the Show, by Kirby Larson, at On Starships and Dragon Wings

The Battle for Skandia, by John Flanagan, at Leaf's Reviews

The Court of the Stone Children, by Eleanor Cameron, at Time Travel Times Two

The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim, at Manga Maniac Café

The Emerald Tablet, by Dan Jolley, at Say What?

The Firefly Code, by Megan Frazer Blakemore, at alibrarymama

Guys Read: Terrifying Tales, edited by Jon Scieszka, at Good Books and Good Wine

The Hero's Guide to.... series by Christopher Healy, at Boys Rule Boys Read

If the Magic Fits, by Susan Maupin Schmid, at A Bookshelf Monstrosity

The Inquisitor’s Tale, by Adam Gidwitz, at Sonderbooks

Key Hunters: The mysterious moonstone by Eric Luper, at Jean Little Library

Last Day on Mars, by Kevin Emerson, at This Kid Reviews Books

The Lost Property Office, by James R. Hannibal, at Log Cabin Library

The Luck Uglies, by Paul Durham, at Good Books and Good Wine (audiobook review)

Me and Marvin Gardens, by Amy Sarig King, at Ms. Yingling Reads and Charlotte's Library

The Mesmerist, by Ronald L. Smith, at Me On Books

The Scourge, by Jennifer Nielsen, at Semicolon

Story Thieves: Secret Origins, by James Riley, at Carstairs Considers

Time Traveling with a Hamster, by Ross Welford, at Charlotte's Library

The Wishing World, by Todd Fahnestock, at Imaginary Reads

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, by Terry Pratchett, at Back to Books

The Wizard's Dog, by Eric Kahn Gale, at Always in the Middle, Charlotte's Library, and Falling Letters

Two at alibrarymama--Me and Marvin Gardens, and Ninja Librarians--the Sword in the Stacks

Authors and Interviews

Greg Leitch Smith (Chronal Engine and Borrowed Time) at scbwi

Zeta Elliott (The Ghosts in the Castle) at Cynsations

Eric Kahn Gale (The Wizard's Dog) at The Write Path

Dianne K. Salerni (The Eighth Day series) talks about character names at Project Mayhem

Janet Fogg and Dave  Jackson (Misfortune Annie and the Locomotive Reaper) at Carpinello's Writing Pages

Other Good Stuff

Visit The Brown Bookshelf every day this month for 28 Days Later, featuring a different black YA or Childrens author/illustrator every day!

At Semicolon, a look at trends and themes in middle grade spec fic from 2016


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