this week's round-up of middle grade sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs (8/13/17)

Here's what I found in my blog reading this week; please let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting, by Joe Ballarini, at Geo Librarian

Bad Magic, by Pseudonymous Bosch, at Kitty Cat at the Library

Chaos Descends (Darkmouth #3), by Shane Hegarty, at Say What?

The Countdown Conspiracy, by Katie Slivensky, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The Daybreak Bond (Firefly Code #2), by Megan Frazer Blakemore, at Jen Robinson's Book Page

Dragon's Green, by Scarlett Thomas, at Charlotte's Library

The Emperor of Mars, by Patrick Samphire, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

Fridays With the Wizards, and Saturdays at Sea, by Jessica Day George, at Tales from the Raven

Gamer Squad: Attack of the Not-So Virtual Monsters, by Kim Harrington, at Mom Read It

A Girl Called Boy, by Belinda Hurmence, at Time Travel Times Two

Hunt for the Hydra (Jupiter Pirates #1), by Jason Fry, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Journey Across the Hidden Islands, by Sarah Beth Durst, at Sonderbooks

Journey From Skioria, by Kandi J. Wyatt, at Cierra's Heart of Books

The List, by Patricia Forde, at The Story Sanctuary

Orphan Island, by Laurel Snyder, at books4yourkids.com

Quest Maker (Villain Keeper #2), by Laurie McKay, at Boys Rule Boys Read

Room of Shadows, by Ronald Kidd, at Mom Read It

Ruby Lane, by R.J. Simon, at When I Grow Up I Wanna Write a Kids Book

Spirit Hunters, by Ellen Oh, at Charlotte's Library

The Thief of Always by Clive Barker, at Fantasy Literature

Wandmaker, by Ed Masessa, at Say What?

York: The Shadow Cipher, by Laura Ruby, at Redeemed Reader

Authors and Interviews

A.P. Winter (The Boy Who Went Magic) at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books

David Neilsen (Beyond the Doors) a chat with Aunt Gladys, at The Children's Book Review
Other Good Stuff

Other Good Stuff

Back to the Future: Seven Middle Grade Novels that Look Ahead, at B. and N. Kids Blog 

Not Middle Grade, but still of interest--the 2017 Hugo Awards were announced this weekend

(and on a personal note, about the horror that unfolded in Charlottesville--there's not much I can do except donate to worthy causes, like African American Teaching Fellows, who work to increase the terribly low numbers of African American teachers in the Charlottesville  and Albemarle County school system).

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