This Sunday's Middle Grade Science Fiction/Fantasy Round-Up

Welcome to another week's round-up of the blog posts I found that pertain to middle grade fantasy and science fiction! Let me know, please, if I missed yours.

The Reviews:

Athena: the Grey-Eyed Goddess, by George O'Conner, at Library Chicken

Fever Crumb, by Philip Reeve, at By Singing Light

Fused, by Kari Lee Townsend, at Writers' Ally

The Hotel Under the Sand, by Kage Baker, at Fantasy Literature

Kat, Incorrigible, by Stephanie Burgis, at My Love Affair With Books

Middleworld, by J & P Voelkel, at Maltby Reads

Scumble, by Ingrid Law, at Books & Other Thoughts

Season of Secrets, by Sally Nicholls, at Fuse #8 and My Brain on Books

The Search for WondLa, by Tony DiTerlizzi, at A Year of Reading and at Great Kid Books

The Shifter (Healing Wars Book 1) at books4yourkids

Small Persons With Wings, by Ellen Booraem, at Eva's Book Addiction

A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz, at Bookish Blather

The Time Travelers, by Linda Buckley-Archer, at Teacher Girl's Book Blog

True Princess, by Diane Zahler, at The Brain Lair, Jean Little Library, Galley Smith, Write for a Reader, and The Compulsive Reader (full tour schedule here)

The Witch's Guide to Cooking With Children, by Keith McGowan at Becky's Book Reviews

The Weaver, by Kai Strand, at The Story of a Writer

Zita the Space Girl, by Ben Hatke, at Kids Lit.

Two mice books at Book Aunt (Bless This Mouse, by Lois Lowry, and Young Fredle, by Cynthia Voigt)

Two Grimm books at Random Musings of a Bibliophile (A Tale Dark and Grimm, and The Grimm Legacy)

It was a Fantasitical Middle Grade Monday last week over at From the Mixed Up Files--Shannon Messenger shares some of her favorite mg fantasy books, and offers three chances to win one!

Author Interviews and Guest Posts, and other things:

Ellen Booraem (Small Persons With Wings) at Sarah Laurence Blog
Diane Zahler (A True Princess) at Galleysmith and The Cozy Reader

Locus Magazine gives awards every year determined by votes from fans (the votes of fans who are subscribers are weighted more heavily). They've put up some lists of recommended reading, although books that aren't on the list can be voted for too. Here's their "YA" list, which strays into "MG" territory:
It's a nice list, I think--a few surprises, such as Thresholds, which I haven't read, but will now, and Kid vs Squid, a fun book that flew under the radar somewhat.

and finally, via Buzzfeed: ducks wearing dog masks. Just in case you hadn't seen it yet.


  1. I want to read Thresholds now too. Thanks for doing these every week, Charlotte. I always look forward to getting on the computer Sunday afternoon to look at it. :)

  2. Aha! It's like that DuckRabbit thing; who knew there were dog masks out there made especially FOR ducks?

  3. I wrote one on Pegasus, though I think I labeled it YA.

  4. Thanks, Bookwyrme! But I do think that one falls in the YA bracket, more, though, because of marketing than anything in the book itself, except perhaps its length and complexity (?)


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