This week's round-up of middle grade sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs (6/11/17)

Welcome to another week's worth of my blog gleening; please let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews

Bravelands: Broken Pride, by Erin Hunter, at Ms. Yingling Reads

A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest, by J.A. Myhre, at Semicolon

Calling on Dragons, by Patricia C. Wrede, at Say What?

The Door in the Alley, by Adrienne Kress, at This Kid Reviews Books and Log Cabin Library

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, by Stephanie Burgis, at Rachel Neumeier

Dragon's Green, by Scarlett Thomas, at The Bookshelf Gargoyle

Edge of Extinction- the Ark Plan, by Laura Martin, at Middle Grade Ninja

The Fog Diver, by Joel Ross, at Leaf's Reviews

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennfer L. Holm, at Completely Full Bookshelf

Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle, by George Hagen, at The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow and Tales From the Raven

Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy, by Gareth Wronski, at Sharon the Librarian

Journey Across the Hidden Islands, by Sarah Beth Durst, at Fantasy Literature

The Mysterious Howling, by Maryrose Wood, at Pages Unbound Reviews

One Witch at a Time, by Stacey DeKeyser, at Puss Reboots

Orphan Island, by Laurel Snyder, at Cracking the Cover

Over My Dead Body (43 Old Cemetery Road), by Kate Klise and Sarah Klise, at The Bookshelf Gargoyle

Playing With Fire (Skullduggery Pleasant 2) by Derek Landy, at Say What?

The Shadow Cipher, by Laura Ruby, at Waking Brain Cells

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth, by Frank Cottrell Boyce, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Syren, by Angie Sage, at Say What?

Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans, at The Reading Nook Reviews

Will in Scarlet, by Matthew Cody, at Michelle I. Mason

Four quick reviews at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

Authors and Interviews

Frank Cottrell Boyce (Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth) at Educating Alice and Kristi Call

Stephanie Burgis (The Dragon With a Chocolate Heart), at Cracking the Cover

E.D. Baker (The Frog Princess Returnes) at A Backwards Story and Cracking the Cover

And with both Stephanie Burgis and E.D. Baker at Writing My Own Fairy Tale

Trenton Lee Stewart (Mysterious Benedict Society) shares 5 of His Favorite Adventure Stories Featuring Unlikely Heroes at The B. and N. Kids Blog

Other Good Stuff

The 2017 Mythopoeic Society Award finalists have been announced.   The Children's Book contenders are all lovely--
  • Adam Gidwitz, The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and their Holy Dog (Dutton, 2016)
  • S. E. Grove, The Mapmakers Trilogy: The Class Sentence (Viking 2014); The Golden Specific (Viking, 2015); The Crimson Skew (Viking, 2015)
  • Bridget Hodder, The Rat Prince (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2016)
  • Grace Lin, When the Sea Turned to Silver (Little, Brown, 2016)
  • Delia Sherman, The Evil Wizard Smallbone (Candlewick, 2016)

  • A look back at the Monster Blood Tattoo series at Fuse #8,  and Revisiting Edward Carey’s Iremonger Series, at Educating Alice

    "Wading in the Cultural Shallows: How Irish Mythology Became A Commodity for Fantasy" at Fantasy Faction

    A celebration of Rick Riordan at Educating Alice


    1. I'm so glad you do these round-ups - whenever I go through them I find something to check out/read!


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