The Sunday's middle-grade fantasy and science fiction round-up!

Every week I worry about not having enough links to make a satisfactory round-up. Every week, I am proved wrong! I hope you enjoy these; please let me know if I missed yours!

The Reviews:

The Charlatan's Boy, by Jonathan Rogers, at Whispers of (a new) Dawn, which she also talks about here. This book was just on tour, I find, with too many links to post--you can find them all here at Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy.

The Call, by Michael Grant, at Ms. Yingling Reads.

The Clockwork Three, by Matthew Kirby, at Fuse #8

The Clone Codes, by The McKissacks, at Coffee for the Brain.

Come Fall, by A.C.E. Bauer, at Reading Vacation.

The Dead Boys, by Royce Buckingham, at Charlotte's Library

Fever Crumb, by Philip Reeve, at One Librarian's Book Reviews.

Gargoylz Ride to the Rescue, by Burchett & Vogler, at Nayu's Reading Corner.

The Goddess Girls series, by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, at Biblio File.

Ghost of Heroes Past, by Charles Reid, at Charlotte's Library.

Hero, by Mike Lupica, at Susan Field.

The Invisible Order: Rise of the Darklings, by Paul Crilley, at Coffee for the Brain.

Lob, by Linda Newbury, at Nayu's Reading Corner

Ninth Ward, by Jewell Parker Rhodes, at Coffee for the Brain and at Literate Lives.

No Passengers Beyond this Point, by Gennifer Choldenko, at Bermudaonions Weblog

The Pharaoh's Secret, by Marissa Moss, at Guy's Lit Wire

Ravenna, by Stacey Curnow, at Fuse #8.

The Search for WondLa, by Tony DiTerlizzi, at Charlotte's Library.

Swordbird, by Nancy Yi Fan, at Pragmatic Mom.

The Tilting House, by Tom Llewellyn, at Coffee for the Brain.

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, at The Book Smugglers.

The Wish Stealers, by Tracy Trivas, at Charlotte's Library.

Wolven, by Di Toft, at Coffee For the Brain.

Mind of Mr. X is celebrating Brandon Mull (Fablehaven) Month

And some quick sff suggestions for middle grade boys can be found here at Rose Green's live journal.

The Interviews:

Kathi Appelt (Keeper) at Shelf Elf
Rebecca Barnhouse (The Coming of the Dragon) at The Enchanted Inkpot.
Bryan Chick (The Secret Zoo) at Manga Maniac Cafe.
Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm) at Fuse #8
Stephan Messer (Windblowne) at Project Mayhem.

The Everything Else:

Juliet Marillier is this week's Fairytale Reflections guest at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles, and for more fairy tale fun, visit Favorite Fairy Tales of People Past, at SurLaLune.

The Animorphs are being given new life! This doesn't mean all that much to me personally, since when the series began in 1996 I was doing a lot more pool playing than reading juvenile sci fi/fantasy, but I'm looking forward to trying them on my Young.

Five sci-fi children's books (which don't actually exist)--my favorite is shown at right.

And this isn't middle grade, but I'm mentioning it because I want to be eligible for the Grand Prize--Beth Revis, author of the upcoming Across the Universe, is having a giveaway of awesome proportions, with 100 prizes!

I think that's all--but please let me know if I missed something!

(people are starting to steal my round-ups in their entirety for their own posting pleasure--if you are reading this somewhere else, it's been lifted from me without my permission).


  1. Thank you, for your review, P. M.!

  2. I love these round-ups! Helps keep me informed on what's out there for one of my favorite genres. Thanks, Charlotte.

  3. Thanks for including a link to my review!!

  4. Your Sunday round-up is always so useful for finding books for some of my nieces and nephews. Thank you for doing this.

    I laughed when I saw that the Animorphs are coming back. I lived with them in the mid-90s when Allison was into them along with all her schoolmates.

  5. Thanks for the link. I loved The Charlatan's Boy, so I'm glad to see it getting a mention on your blog.

    And thanks for the great resource! I'm taking a month off to read, so I'll be checking out several of these books, I hope.


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