This Sunday's Roundup of Middle-Grade Science fiction and fantasy, with bonus Squid!

Here is this week's round up of middle-grade fantasy and science fiction review and sundries from around the blogosphere. Please let me know if I missed anything!

Damsel, by S.E. Connolly, at Charlotte's Library.

The Entertainer and the Dybbuk, by Sid Fleischman, at the Owl in the Library.

I So Don't Do Spooky, by Barrie Summy, at TheHappyNappyBookseller, and also an interview with the author.

Raider's Ransom, by Emily Diamond, at Fuse #8.

The Secret of Zoom, by Lynne Jonell, at Charlotte's Library.

Spellbinder, by Helen Stringer at the Owl in the Library.

Kate at Book Aunt has compiled a most excellent list of the best middle grade fantasy from the past 110, including her top ten for the 2000s-- lots of fantasy!

At Boys Rule Boys Read! you will find Kringle, Lost Worlds, Frost Giants and the Incredible Power of Reading.

At Cynsations, here's an interview with K.A. Holt, author of Mike Stellar: Nerves of Steel. (Mike Stellar is that very rare sort of book--space-based science fiction for kids, and is a darned good read).

And here's an interview with Kate DiCamillo at Reading Rockets.

Finally, Small Beer Press became one of my favorite publishers when they brought out The Serial Garden, a complete collection of the Armitage stories by Joan Aiken (here's my review). They are currently having a special sale, where a dollar from every book sold goes to the Franciscan Children's Hospital, so now would be an excellent time to buy this absolutely wonderful book!

And even more finally, anyone who might find the juxtaposition of squids and Victorian Christmas cards interesting please do go read this fascinating article on sugarplum steampunk!


  1. I reviewed I So Don't Do Spooky by Barrie Summy

  2. I just want to add to the love when it comes to The Serial Garden, Joan Aiken's collected Armitage family stories. I worry that this book isn't getting into the hands of as many young fantasy readers--and older ones--as it should! Fresh, funny, and wonderful.


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