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

Happy daylight savings time (Maybe. I'd like to keep falling back myself, with lots more light anyway).

Here's another weeks worth of blog posts carefully (?) gleaned by me relating to middle grade science fiction and fantasy--please let me know if I missed your post, or the posts of your loved ones etc.

The Reviews:

Another Whole Nother Story, by Dr. Cuthbert Soup, at Charlotte's Library

The Bloomswell Diaries, by Louis L. Buitendag, at Charlotte's Library

The Clockwork Three, by Matthew Kirby, at Karissa's Reading Review

The Deadly Conch, by Mahtab Narsimhan, at Back to Books

The Door in the Forest, by Roderick Townly, at Eva's Book Addiction and Ms. Yingling Reads.

The Emerald Atlas, by John Stephens, at Dog Ear

Johnny Mackintosh: Star Blaze, by Keith Mansfield, at Charlotte's Library

Kat, Incorrigible, by Stephanie Buris, at BookLust

No Passengers Beyond This Point, by Gennifer Choldenko, at One Librarian's Book Reviews and Great Kid Books.

Priscilla The Great, by Sybil Nelson, at The O.W.L.

Running from Secrets, by Stephanie Void, at My Precious

The Thirteen Clocks, by James Thurber, at Charlotte's Library

The Thirteen Secrets, by Michelle Harrison, at Ex Libris

Well Wished, by Francis Hardinge, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, by Alan Garner, at Teach the Fantastic

A World Without Heros, by Brandon Mull, at Reading Fairy Tales, Milk and Cookies, and Reading at Dawn

Authors and interviews:

Ellen Booraem (Small Persons with Wings) at Cynsations

Katherine Langrish (West of the Moon) has been on blog tour this week--lots of fantastic posts about story writing and mythology and more. She has links to the various stops at her blog, Seven Miles of Steel Thistles.

Joanne Levy (Small Medium at Large, coming summer of 2012 ) at Book Junkies

Danika Dinsmore (Brigitta of the White Forest) at Just Deb

Other stuff:

As part of Share a Story Week, two authors (Mitali Perkins and Tanita Davis, and an editor, Hannah Ehrlich of Lee and Low) talk about reading (and writing) diversity at Scrub-a-dub-tub.

And the authors who blog at The Enchanted Inkpot offer their best advice for writing fantasy.

Zoe at Playing By the Book has announced a new twitter forum for adults who want to talk about children's books--up and running later today (3:00 pm EST)

Those who want their Shannon Hales to match can now be happy--here's the new hardcover edition of Forest Born that matches the earlier books in the series (at left)! (I like it lots better than the old version. I never liked the sleeves on the old one. In fact, I would go so far as to say that they are my Least Favorite Ficitonal Sleeves of all time).


  1. Thanks for featuring my post here! I really want to read The Thirteen Clocks series- it sounds like one I'd really enjoy. I'll also be sure to click through on the Roderick Townley review. I read that book recently and was pretty disappointed in it, though I hear great things about his The Great Good Thing, which I recently acquired.

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  3. Yay! I love those covers best (talking about the Shannon Hale books)



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