This Sunday's Middle Grade Science Fiction and Fantasy round-up

Here's this Sunday's round-up of blog posts about middle grade science fiction and fantasy! Please let me know what I missed!


The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future, by Dav Pilkey, at The Excelsior File

Come Fall, by A.C.E. Bauer, at Charlotte's Library (now with new and improved spelling)

Crossing Over (Suddenly Suppernatural) by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, at Jean Little Library.

Haywired, by Alex Keller, at The Book Zone (for Boys)

Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, by Barry Deutsch, at Educating Alice.

The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks, at Middle Grade Ninja.

Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow, by James Rollins, at Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

Karma Bites, by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas, at Welcome to My Tweendom

Lost, by Sarah Prineas, at By Singing Light.

Magic Below Stairs, by Caroline Stevermer, at By Singing Light.

Stoneheart, by Charlie Fletcher, at Bow. James Bow.

Taran Wanderer, by Lloyd Alexander, at Stella Matutina

Tower of Treasure, by Scott Chantler, at 100 Scope Notes

The Toymaker, by Jeremy de Quidt, at Charlotte's Library

Witch Baby and Me On Stage, by Debi Gliori, at Nayu's Reading Corner.

The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams, by Rhonda Hayter, at Becky's Book Reviews

and at KidsBooksNZ, here are three mini reviews of new releases of a spooky/fantastical sort--Organ Music by Margaret Mahy, Boy Zero, Wannabe Hero: The petrifying plot of the plummeting pants, by Peter Millet, and A crack in the sky by Kyle Mewburn


Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson (The Familiars), at YA Book Shelf, Brimful Curiosities, and The Book Smugglers.

Lukas Ritter (Monster Slayers) at Nina Hess.

Nick Ruth (The Dark Dreamweaver) at Shemika Eurton.

Briony Stewart (Kumiko and the Dragon) at Pardon My Ducks


At Fuse #8 you can find The Hero Project: A Children's Literature Perspective, and at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles there's A Word About Witches.

I read with interest at Bibliolore (the best musicology blog I know of) that a new journal has arisen (possibly from the undead)--Horror Studies. The first issue includes such articles as this:
“Of submarines and sharks: Musical settings of a silent menace” by Linda Maria Koldau, an essay that explores how film composers have depicted the primal fear of the silent monster stealthily approaching from the depths."
And I can't resist borrowing Bibliolore's illustration of a WW II German submarine.


  1. I think my reviews of Lost and Magic Below Stairs should both be eligible.

  2. Hi Maureen,

    Thanks (and sorry I missed you!) --your reviews have been added.

  3. Quite all right. :) Thanks for adding them.

  4. I did the latest Suddenly Supernatural: Crossing Over by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel. It's fantasy depending on how you feel about ghosts...


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