This week's Middle Grade Fantasy and Science Fiction round-up (June 9, 2013)

 Enjoy!  And as always, let me know if I missed your post.

The Reviews

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time, by Frank Cottrell Boyce, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Cloneward Bound, by M.E. Castle, at Xander's Middle Grade Book Reviews 

The Cup and the Crown, by Diane Stanley, at alibrarymama

Doll Bones, by Holly Black, at Waking Brain Cells, Kid Lit Frenzy, By Singing Light, Book Nut, Bookshelf Fantasies, and Back to Books 

The Fallen Pharaoh, by S.W. Lothian, at Mother Daughter Book Reviews

The Farwalker's Quest, by Joni Sensel, at Deb A. Marshall

The Fire Chronicles, by John Stephens, at Sonderbooks

Frogged, by Vivian Vande Velde, at Kid Lit Geek 

Ghost Knight, by Cornelia Funke, at Books YA Love

Goblin Secrets, by William Alexander, at The Ninja Librarian 

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, at Akossiwa Ketoglo 

Haunters, by Thomas Taylor, at Charlotte's Library

The Hero and the Crown, by Robin McKinley, at Tales of the Marvellous

The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle, by Christopher Healy, at Small Review and Geo Librarian

Heroes in Training books 1-3, by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams, at Back to Books

House of Secrets, by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini, at Log Cabin Library

In Search of Goliathus Hercules, by Jennifer Angus, at Ms. Yingling Reads 

Iron Hearted Violet, by Kelly Barnhill, at Challenging the Bookworm

The Key and the Flame, by Claire M. Caterer, at Maria's Melange

Magic by the Lake, by Edward Eager, at Nerdy Book Club 

New Lands, by Geoff Rodkey, at Charlotte's Library

The Planet Thieves, by Dan Krokos, at Bookyurt 

Popular Clone, by M.E. Castle, at Xander's Middle Grade Book Reviews 

The Runaway King, by Jennifer Nielsen, at Leaf's Reviews

Through the Skylight, by Ian Baucom, at Cracking the Cover 

The Tiger Thief, by Michaela Clarke, at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books

The Time-travelling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie-Antoinette, by Bianca Turetsky, at Sonderbooks

Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George, at Reading Nook

The Watcher in the Shadows, by Chris Moriarty, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

Wednesdays in the Tower, by Jessica Day George, at Greg Hill

The Wells Bequest, by Polly Shulman, at I Read To Relax 

The Wizard of Dark Street, by Shawn Thomas Odyssey, at Geo Librarian

a two-for-on at The Book Smugglers--Millicent's Gift, by Ann Rinaldi, and Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine

Authors and Interviews

Merrie Haskell (Handbook for Dragon Slayers) at Literary Rambles (giveaway)

Jennifer Nielsen (The Runaway King) at In This World of Books

Middle Grade debut authors talk "Mad for Middle Grade" at One Four Kidlit

Jennifer Angus (In Search of Goliathus Hercules), at A Patchwork of Books, The Adventures of Cecelia BedeliaThe Fourth Musketeer, and The Midnight Garden (all giveaways)

Melanie Crowder (Parched) at Cynsations

Kimberley Griffiths Little (When the Butterflies Came) at Michelle I Mason (giveaway)

Ian Johnstone (The Bell Between Worlds) at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books

Other Good Stuff

Here's a nice little list of MG/YA Time Travel books at Readatouille, if you want to dip in to that sub-genre.

And The Book Smugglers have assembled a nice list of gateway fantasy for younger readers at Kirkus (MG and YA).

Romance in MG--Finding the Balance, at Project Mayhem

I was very happy to see Malorie Blackman appointed the new children's laureate of the UK.   I've reviewed her middle grade time travel book, Thief, and here's a review of her most recent book, Noble Conflict, at the Guardian.

Zoe at Playing by the Book has a lovely list of links to 22 children's book inspired doll houses.


  1. I really enjoy this feature Charlotte and thanks for including us this week. There is really quite a buzz about Doll Bones, isn't there? Have a happy Sunday! :)


  2. Thank you for the links! :)


  3. Thanks for all the awesome links and for including mine.

  4. Huge list this week! Also on Netgalley: The Haunters by Thomas Taylor. Also Time Travel!

  5. Thank you all for stopping by, and providing me with content!


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