This Sunday's Round-up of Middle Grade Science Fiction and Fantasy postings from around the blogs

This Sunday sees us moving toward the homestreach of Cybils nominations. The Middle Grade Science Fiction and Fantasy list is currently at around 100 books, and you can see it here; there are still many fine books that haven't yet been nominated, though, so if you haven't put forward your own favorite, now's the time to do it! (I've emboldened the books reviewed this week that haven't been nominated yet, as a reminder to those who loved them).

As usual, please let me know if I missed your post!

Aldwyn's Academy, by Nathan Meyer, at Manga Maniac Cafe.

Archvillain, by Barry Lyga, at Comics Worth Reading

Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, by Andrea Beaty, at Coffee for the Brain

Bogbrush the Barbarian, by Howard Whitehouse, at Jean Little Library and at Book Nut.

Brains for Lunch, a Zombie Novel in Hiaku, by K.A. Holt, at The Excelsior File.

The Call (The Magnificent 12, Book 1), by Michael Grant, at Middle Grade Ninja and Charlotte's Library

Cosmic, by Frank Cottrell Boyce, at Charlotte's Library.

Dark Life, by Kat Fall, at Biblio File

The Dead Boys, by Royce Buckingham, at BC Book Talk.

Falling In, by Francis O'Roark Dowell, at Coffee for the Brain.

The Grimm Legacy, by Polly Schulman, at Kidsreads.

The Invisible Order Book 1: The Rise of the Darklings, by Paul Crilley, at The Book Smugglers.

Karma Bites, by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas, at Young Adult Literature Lounge.

The Magic Thief: Found, by Sarah Prineas, at Kidsreads.

The Memory Bank, by Carolyn Coman, at Kids Lit

Museum of Thieves, by Lian Tanner, at BookKids

Nightshade City, by Hilary Wagner, at Lucy Was Robbed and Carol's Prints

No Such Thing as Dragons, by Philip Reeve, at Middle School Book Reviews.

Reckless, by Cornelia Funke, at Kidsreads.

The Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan, at Charlotte's Library

Restoring Harmony, by Joelle Anthony, at Becky's Book Reviews.

Second Hand Charm, by Julie Berry, at The Book Cellar

The Shifter (The Healing Wars Book 1) by Janice Hardy at The Book Book.

The Ship that Flew, by Hilda Lewis, at Charlotte's Library

The Smoky Corridor, by Chris Grabenstein, at Kidsreads.

Unearthly Asylum, by P.J. Bracegirdle, at Presenting Lenore.

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, at Stainless Steel Droppings.

Wolven, by Di Toft, at Charlotte's Library.

The Wyvern's Treasure, by R.L. LaFevers, at Strange and Random Happenings.

Young Wizard's Handbook: How to trap a zombie, track a vampire, and other hands-on activities for monster hunters, by A. R. Rotruck, at Jean Little Library.

At Fantasy Book Critic there's a two for one post, looking at The Crowfield Curse, by Pat Walsh, and No Such Thing as Dragons, by Phillip Reeve.

Interviews/Author Guest Posts

Tom Llewellyn (The Tilting House) at The O.W.L.

Tracy Trivas (The Wish Stealers) at Cynsations.

Paul Crilley (The Invisible Order Book 1: The Rise of the Darklings) at Whatever

Royce Buckingham (The Dead Boys) at Through the Tollbooth.

Cindy Callaghan (Just Add Magic), at Manga Maniac Cafe.

Penny Noyce (Lost in Lexicon) at Dasef Central

Hilary Wagner (Nightshade City) at Tartitude.

Kevin Bolger (Zombiekins) at Literary Asylum.

P.J. Bracegirdle (Unearthly Asylum) at Literary Asylum

Janice Hardy has kicked off her blog tour to promote her new release, Blue Fire, with an interview here at YA Highway (here's a list of all the other stops)

And in addition to all that, here's more:

Debbie Reese, at American Indians in Children's Literature, discusses the conversations/thoughts/fall out that emerged when Neil Gaiman was called out for his remark, anent The Graveyard Book, about "a few dead Indians."

Mary Hoffman is the visitor for the fourth week of Fairy Tale Reflections at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles.


  1. Thanks for posting my review of No Such Thing as Dragons--much appreciated!

  2. Wow, there is a ton of useful information here. Thanks.


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