This Sunday's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction posts from around the blogs

Hi all! Here's what I found this week in my blog reading, that's of interest to us fans of mg sff! Please let me know if I missed your post--leave a comment or drop me an email (charlotteslibrary at gmail dot com). Feel free, as well, to send me links at any time during the week!

The Reviews:

Aliens on Vacation, by Clete Barret-Smith, at The Book Smugglers

Crash and Bang (Tales from Witch Way Wood), by Kaye Umansky, at Nayu's Reading Corner

The Dark City, by Catherine Fisher, at Fantasy Literature and By Singing Light

Down the Mysterly River, by Bill Willingham, at The Book Smugglers

The Flight of Dragons, by Vivian French, at Back to Books

Flight to Dragon Isle, by Lucinda Hare, at Fantasy Book Review, and also this review of the first book in the series, The Dragon Whisperer, at Finding Wonderland.

Gods of Manhatten, by Scott Mebus, at books4yourkids

The Name of the Book is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch, at books4yourkids

The Orphan of Awkward Falls, by Keith Graves, at The Book Smugglers

Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes, by Jonathan Auxier, at The Book Smugglers, Project Mayhem, and at Shannon Whitney Messenger (plus giveaway)

Queste, by Angie Sage, at Beyond Books

The Rescuers, by Margery Sharp, at Anita Silvey's Book-a-Day Almanac

Rewired, by Alex Keller, at The Book Zone

The Search for Wond-La, by Tony DiTerlizzi, at Eva's Book Addiction

Snow White and Rose Red, by Patricia Wrede, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest, by Amos Oz, at Geo Librarian

A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz, at Abby (the) Librarian

Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt, at Anita Silvey's Book-a-Day Almanac

The Unwanteds, by Lisa McMann, at The Book Smugglers

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin, at Challenging the Bookworm

The Wizard of Dark Street, by Shawn Thomas Odyssey, at Cracking the Cover

Authors and Interviews:

Jonathan Auxier (Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes) at The O.W.L. (plus giveaway)

Kate Messner (Eye of the Storm) is taking part in Dystopian August at Presenting Lenore

Jennifer Nielson (Elliot and the Pixie Plot) at The Enchanted Inkpot.

Shawn Thomas Odyssey (The Wizard of Dark Street) at There's a Book

Barry Hutchinson kicks off his Doc Mortis blog tour at The Book Zone

Lucinda Hare is taking her Dragonsdome books on tour too--here's her guest post at My Favorite Books

To celebrate her lovely new trailer, Katherine Langrish is giving away three signed copies of Dark Angel (aka The Shadow Hunt)

Other Good Stuff:

The Book Smugglers bring their week of mg sff to a close with a mg/YA edition of books on their radar.

Betsy at Fuse #8 talks about fantasy in a post Harry world, which Eva picks up on at Eva's Book Addiction

At Strange and Random Happenstance, Eliza writes about not meeting Norman Juster

Here's the wrap-up of Week 1 of Dystopian August at Presenting Lenore (even though its YA)'

And here's Mr. Ripley's Horror Selection for August!


  1. Dystopian August features some middle grade as well - Kate Messner's interview is about her new middle grade EYE OF THE STORM. And Tomorrow Girls is middle grade too, and I reviewed that :)

    Thanks for the shout-out btw! Love these round-up posts!

  2. Thanks Lenore--I'm on vacation, fighting for computer time with extended family, and had missed that! I've added Kate to the "authors and interveiws" section.

    And you're very welcome; I'm glad you like them!

  3. Charlotte, I just got back from SCBWI, so I'm a bit late to the party, but I did review The Pocket and the Pendant at Book Aunt last week: http://bookaunt.blogspot.com/2011/08/review-of-pocket-and-pendant-by-mark.html

    Hope your vacation is peaceful and happy!


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