This week's roundup of middle grade sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs

Welcome to another week's worth of what I found online of interest to us fans of middle grade spec. fic.! As always, let me know if I missed your post.

The Reviews

Beast and Crown, by Joel Ross, at Puss Reboots

Beyond the Doors, by David Neilsen, at Project Mayhem

Children of Refuge, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, at Middle Grade Mafioso

The Eye of the North, by Sinéad O’Hart, at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books

The Glass Sentence, by S.E. Grove, at The Book Wars

The Ice Sea Pirates, by Frida Nilsson, at Charlotte's Library

The Lost Kingdom of Bamere, by Gail Carson Levine, at Puss Reboots

The Lost Property Office. Section 13 Book 1 by James R. Hannibal, at alibrarymama

The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris, at Log Cabin Library

The Night Garden by Polly Horvath, at The Children's War

The Nutcracker Mice, by Kristin Kladstrup, at Becky's Book Reveiws

Orphan Island, by Laurel Snyder, at Puss Reboots

Penelope March is Melting, by Jeff Michael Ruby, at Book Nut

The Real Boy, by Anne Ursu, at Say What?

The Science of Science Fiction, by Matthew Brenden, at Charlotte's Library

The Scourge, by Jennifer Nielsen, at Pages Unbound

The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani DasGupta, at proseandkahn 

The Shadow Cipher, by Laura Ruby, at Great Imaginations

The Silver Mask by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Superfail, by Max Brunner and Dustin Mackay, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Winterhouse, by Ben Gutterson, at Book Nut

The Wizard of Once, by Cressida Cowell, at Say What?

Wormwood Mire by Judith Rossell, at The Write Path

Authors and Interviews

Joan Aiken talks about reading John Masefield's classic fantasy books The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, and how they influenced her writing, at a website (The Wonderful World of Joan Aiken) (originally written years ago for  The Journal of the John Masefield Society)

Adam Gidwitz, on how The Unicorn Rescue Society was born, at Nerdy Book Club
Other Good Stuff

Lisa Bunker (Felix Yz) at Cynsations

Other Good Stuff

This is what happened when a bot was fed the Harry Potter books, and asked to generate its own chapter. It is the funniest thing I've read all year.  And here's the Guardian article where I found it.

a top ten list of adventure stories, with lots of fantasy, at Nerdy Book Club

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