This week's round-up of middle grade sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs (7/21/19)

Here's what I found this week; please let me know of anything I missed!

The Reviews

Amelia Fang Books 1 and 2 Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball and Amelia Fang and the Unicorns of Gliteropolis), by Laura Ellen Anderson, at Word Spelunking

Aru Shah and the Song of Death, by Roshani Chokshi, at Reading Books with Coffee

Asha and the Spirit Bird, by Jasbinder Bilan, at Way Too Fantasy

Battle of the Beetles, by M.G. Leonard, at Arkham Reviews

The Big Foot Files, by Lindsay Eager, at Puss Reboots

Bob, by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, at Milliebot Reads

Bonefires and Broomsticks, by Mary Norton, at Fantasy Literature

Changling (The Oddmire Book 1), by William Ritter, at J.R.'s Book Reviews, Forever Lost In Literature, Books and Wafffles

Genie in a Bottle (Whatever After #9), by Sarah Mlynowski at Jill's Book Blog

The Girl of Ink and Stars, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, at Book Craic

The Maker of Monsters, by Lorraine Gregory, at Book Craic

Midsummer's Mayhem, by Rajani LaRocca, at books4yourkids

Moonlocket (The Cogheart Adventures #2), by Peter Bunzl, at Log Cabin Library

Music Boxes, by Tonja Drecker, at Storeybook Reviews

The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away, by Ronald L. Smith, at Rosi Hollinbeck

The Rambling, by Jimmy Cajoleas, at Looking Glass Reads

The Root of Magic, by Kathleen Benner Duble, at Cracking the Cover

Serafina and the Seven Stars, by Robert Beatty, at Sharon the Librarian

The Twelve, by Cindy Lin, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The Wild Lands, by Paul Greci, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Authors and Interviews

Ronald L. Smith (The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away) at Charlotte's Library

William Ritter (The Oddmire) at From the Mixed Up Files

Other Good Stuff

"So Your Kid is Reading Harry Potter... a Christian Family's Response" at Redeemed Reader

The call for Cybils Award judges will be coming soon (mid August).  Visit the Cybils Instagram for tips on how to prepare! If your interested in being a panelist for middle grade speculative fiction (the category I run), and have questions, please let me know! charlotteslibrary at gmail dot com (it feels very old school to write email address this way; is it still necessary?)

and finally,  I have a new kitten!  Here is little Meeple (this is actually a color picture; a symphony of gray...)


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