This week's middle grade fantasy and sci fi round-up (2/9/2014)

Here's this week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs; please let me know if I missed your post!

Behind the Bookcase, by Mark Steensland, at Jean Little Library

Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light, by Jaimie M. Engle, at Kid Lit Reviews

Curse of the Dream Witch, by Allan Stratton, at That's Another Story

Doll Bones, by Holly Black, at Fantasy Book Critic

Emily Feather and the Enchanted Door, by Holly Webb, at Jean Little Library

The False Prince, by Jennifer Nielsen, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Flora and Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo,  at Alison's Book Marks

The Forbidden Stone, by Tony Abbott, at The Hopeful Heroine

Fyre, by Angie Sage, at Leaf's Reviews

Ghost Hawk, by Susan Cooper, at Children's Book-a-day Almanac

Goblins, by Philip Reeve, at The Book Monsters

How I Became a Ghost, by Tim Tingle, at The Book Monsters

Jinx's Magic, by Sage Blackwood, at Book Nut and One Great Book

The Legend of Frog, by Guy Bass, at Wondrous Reads

Listening for Lucca, by Suzanne LaFleur, at Ciao Bella

The Lost Planet, by Rachel Searles, at The Book Monsters

The Magic Grandfather, by Jay Williams, at Views from the Tesseract

Mark of the Dragonfly, by Jaleigh Johnson, at Lit Chat

OMG...Am I a Witch?  by Talia Aikens-Nunez, at Project Mayhem (also interview and giveaway)

Operation Bunny, by Sally Gardner, at Books Beside My Bed

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, by at In Bed With Books and Akossiwa Ketoglo

The Orphan of Ellis Island, by Elvira Woodruff, at The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow

Playing Beatie Bow, by Ruth Park, at Adventures of a Subversive Reader

Project X-Caliber, by Greg Pace, at Charlotte's Library

The Riverman, by Aaron Starmer, at Fuse #8

Root Bound, by Tanya Karen Gough, at Buried in Books and Bibliophilia, Please

The Runaway King, by Jennifer Nielsen, at The Hopeful Heroine

Sabotaged, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, at One Librarian's Book Reviews

Seven Stories Up, by Laurel Snyder, at Secrets & Sharing Soda and Story Time Secrets

The Shadow Throne, by Jennifer Neilsen, at Karissa's Reading Review

Texting the Underworld, by Ellen Booraem, at The Book Monsters

A Twist In Time, by Jean Ure, at Tales of the Marvelous (audiobook review)

Zoe and Zach and the Ghost Leopard, by Lars Guignard, at swlothian

Two at Ms. Yingling Reads-- Relativity, by Cristin Bishara, and A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd

Authors and Interviews

George O'Connor (Aphrodite) talking about myth and fantasy at Charlotte's Library (giveaway)

D.X. Dunn (The Distania Chronicles) at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Alicia Rivoli (The Enchantment Series) at Carpinello's Writing Pages

Other Good Stuff

The Morgan Library and Museum in New York is running an exhibit about The Little Prince through April 27th.  Read more at SLJ.

Know a young writer of spec. fic?  Maybe they'd be interested in Alpha, a ten day workshop held this summer in Pittsburgh.  More at Tor.

Anne Ursu talks about gender representation at middle grade author panels.

And speaking of gender, here's an article that every one should share with any boy they have on hand--science fiction writer J.M. Frey on why she uses just her initials, at Geek Girls have #NothingToProve.  (found via the always thought-provoking link round up at Radish Reviews)

And finally, just because, a search for "sad snowflake" (poor Olympic snowflake who couldn't) led me to this:

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
- Voltaire


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