This week's round up of middle grade fantasy and sci fi from around the blogs (7/12/20)

Good morning! Here's what I found this week of interest to us fans of middle grade (9-12 years old) fantasy and sci fi.  Please let me know if I missed your post!  (nothing from me this week...sigh. Work got in the way of reviewing.)

The Reviews

Arlo Finch in the Lake of the Moon. by John August, at Twirling Book Princess

Britfield & The Lost Crown by C.R. Stewart, at Rajiv's Reviews

Heirloom (Seed Savers, Book 3), by Sandra Smith, at Children's Books Heal

The House in Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee, at Puss Reboots

The House of One Hundred Clocks, by A.M. Howell, at Library Girl and Book Boy

Into the Tall, Tall, Grass by Loriel Ryon, at Waking Brain Cells

Kiki’s Delivery Service, by Eiko Kadono, translated by Emily Balistrieri, at Fantasy Literature

Mañanaland. by Pam Muñoz Ryan, at Always in the Middle

The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray, by B.A. Williamson, at Middle Grade Minded

Midsummer's Mayhem, by Rajani LaRocca, at The Winged Pen

Scare Me, by K.R. Alexander, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The Serpent's Secret, by Sayantani DasGupta, at Ahtiya on Instagram

Sweep, by Jonathan Auxier, at Never Not Reading

Thomas Wildus and the Wizard of Sumeria(The Elandrian Chronicles #2), by J.M. Bergen, at J.R.'s Book Reviews

The Vanishing Trick, by Jenni Spangler, at Arkham Reviews

Authors and Interviews

Ash Van Otterloo (Cattywampus) at Literary Rambles

Chantel Acevedo (The Muse Squad) at Las Musas

Amanda Foody (The Accidental Apprentice) at Book Page

Jess Redman (Quintessence) at Teachers who read

Christina Soontornvat (A Wish in the Dark) at The TeachingBooks Blog

Other Good Stuff

'The fascists were upset': radical Austrian fairytales published in English for first time, at The Guardian

What's new in the UK, at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books

"Philip Pullman’s New Novella Serpentine Follows a Teenage Lyra Belacqua" at Tor

"How J. K. Rowling Became Voldemort The backlash against the Harry Potter creator is a growing pain of her fandom." at The Atlantic

The trailer for the One and Only Ivan is out, via Scope Notes

The Last of Terry Pratchett’s Early Stories Will Come Out in September, at Tor

"House spirits to keep you company" at Fantasy-Faction

Katherine Langrish continues her look at strong fairy tale heroines with Maola Chilobain at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

"Crime-fighting Australian pigeons take flight to Hollywood with help from James Corden" at The Guardian
Who We Fight Against: The Silver Chair and Knowing Your Enemies, at Tor

A nice list of diverse mg fantasy, at Feminist Books For Kids

How a Wrinkle in Time changed sci fi forever, at Mental Floss 

Stay safe everyone; be like RI's big blue bug, and wear a mask!

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