This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and sci fi from around the blogs

Another week, another mg sff roundup! Please let me know if I missed your post or the posts of your loved ones. (Even if I read your blog, it's very possible I fumbled the link...apologies in advance!)

The Reviews

Above World, by Jenn Reese, at Intergalactic Academy

The Book of Wonders, by Jasmine Richards, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu, at Hope is the Word and The View From My Mind

The Cheshire Cheese Cat, by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright, at One Librarian's Book Reviews

Crater Lake: Battle For Wizard Island, by Steve Westover, at Why Not? Because I Said So

Dealing With Dragons, by Patricia C. Wrede, at The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia

Domenic, by William Steig, at Becky's Book Reviews

Fangbone! Third Grade Barbarian, by Michael Rex, at Fuse #8, and two posts at Oz and Ends-here, and here.

Gates of Rome (Timeriders Book 5), by Alex Scarrow, at The Book Zone

A Greyhound of a Girl, by Roddy Doyle, at Charlotte's Library

The Humming Room, by Ellen Potter, at Good Books and Good Wine and Book Yurt

Icefall, by Matthew Kirby, at One Librarian's Book Reviews

Invisible Inkling, by Emily Jenkins, at Cracking the Cover

Liesl and Po, by Lauren Oliver, at Reading With My Ears

Magical Mischief, by Anna Dale, at Charlotte's Library

The Magician, by Michael Scott, at A Strong Belief in Wicker

The Museum of Thieves, by Lian Tanner, at Geo Librarian

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, at Five Minutes for Books

The Pocket and the Pendant (Max Quick 1), by Mark Jeffery, at The Book Maven's Haven

Princess of the Wild Swans, by Diane Zahler, at The Book Cellar

Revenge of the Horned Bunnies (Dragonbreath 6) by Ursula Vernon, at Back to Books

The Ruins of Gorlath (Ranger's Apprentice), by John Flanagan, at library_mama

Scary School, by Derek the Ghost, at RJ Does Books!

Seeds of Rebellion (Beyonders Book 2), by Brandon Mull, at Shannon Messenger

Sophia the Flame Sister (Spell Sisters 1), by Amber Castle, at Nayu's Reading Corner

To Catch a Mermaid, by Suzanne Selfors, at GreenBeanTeenQueen

The Unwanteds, by Lisa McMann, at My Precious and The Book Addict

A two for one post at Fantastic Reads--King of Shadows, by Susan Cooper, and Astercote, by Penelope Lively

And a two for one audio book review--N.E.R.D.S. 1 and 2, at The O.W.L.

And finally, a second round Cybils mg sff panelist (Kim of Si, se puede!) looks back at the short list.

Authors and Interviews

Katherine Roberts (The Sword of Light) at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

Marianne Malone (Stealing Magic) at Random Acts of Reading

Jenn Reese (Above World) at The Enchanted Inkpot

Michelle Lovric (Talina in the Tower) at Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

Suzanne Selfors (To Catch a Mermaid) at GreenBeanTeenQueen

Derek the Ghost (Scary School) at Boys and Literacy

Other Good Stuff:

Finally A Monster Calls, one of my favorites of 2011, has won an award--The Red House Children's Book Award, whose winners are chosen by the votes of children in the UK (which just goes to show that the book does have appeal to children, which some may have been unsure of).

The Green Book, by Jill Patten Walsh, is being republished in mid March with a nifty new cover, which makes me very happy--it wasn't exactly hard to find cheap copies of it, but maybe now it will find new readers. If you have a thoughtful and meditative six or seven year old--read them this book! It will knock their socks off.

Here's a nice list of science fiction for girls, at Polenth's Quill

And from the Dept. of Futures that (thankfully) Never Happened, a look at the fashions of the 20th century, as imagined in 1893 (see more pictures at io9):

1 comment:

  1. Oh I'm so glad that A Monster Calls got some recognition! I was one who was dubious about its kid-appeal, but glad to see there are plenty of kids out there that love it.


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