This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (2/15/15)

Here's what I found this week; please let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews:

Beastkeeper, by Cat Hellisen, at Waking Brain Cells and Writer of Wrongs

Book of the Dead (Tombquest 1), by Michael Northrup, at proseandkahn

The Boundless, by Kenneth Oppel, at Becky's Book Reviews

Boys of Blur, by N.D. Wilson, at Hope is the Word

The Candy Shop War, by Brandon Mull, at Log Cabin Library

The Diamond of Darkhold, by Jeanne DuPrau, at Fantasy Literature

Dragon Steel, by Laurence Yep, at Fantasy of the Silver Dragon

Finding Serendipity, by Angelica Banks, at Pop! Goes the Reader

The Forgotten Sisters, by Shannon Hale, at Shae Has Left the Room, Pages Unbound, and Book Nut 

The Imaginary, by A.F. Harrold, at Bibliobrit, The Social Potato, and The Reading Nook Reviews

The Inquisitor's Mark, by Dianne K. Salerni, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Jaguar Stones, by J. and P. Voekel (series review), at Geo Librarian

The Missing (Troubletwisters 4), by Garth Nix and Sean Williams, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Monstrous, by MarcyKate Connolly, at A Reader of Fictions

Niels Wormwart: Accidental Villain, by D.M. Cunningham, at Project Mayhem

One Witch at a Time, by Stacy DeKeyser, at The Book Monsters, Charlotte's Library, and The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia (also with interview)

Palace of Stone, by Shannon Hale, at Fantasy Literature

The Return of Skeleton Man, by Joseph Bruchac, at Charlotte's Library

Rose and the Silver Ghost, by Holly Webb, at Sharon the Librarian

Spaceheadz, by Jon Scieszka and Francesco Sedita, at Madigan Reads

Thursdays with the Crown, by Jessica Day George, at Small Reviews

The Whispering Skull, by Jonathan Stroud, at A Reader of Fictions (audiobook)

Zodiac Legacy: Convergence, by Stan Lee, Stuart Moore, and Andie Tong, at The Book Smugglers and Ms. Yingling Reads (giveaway)

And at a librarymama, two sets of three EMG Spec Fic books from her Cybils reading here and here

Authors and Interview

Stacy DeKeyser (Once Witch at a Time) at Green Bean Teen Queen and The Book Monsters (both giveaways)

J. & P. Voekel (The Jaguar Stones series) at The Reading Zone, Cracking the Cover, and at From the Mixed-Up Files (with giveaway)

Abi Elphinstone (The Dreamsnatcher) talks about her favorite fictional animals at The Book Zone (For Boys)

Laurie McKay (Villain Keeper) at Literary Rambles

Patrik Henry Bass  (The Zero Degree Zombie Zone) is a featured author at The Brown Bookshelf

Stan Lee, Stuart Moore, and Andie Tong (The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence) at The Book Smugglers (with giveaway)

MarcyKate Connolly (Monstrous) at Pandora's Books

Ian Johnstone (The Bell Between Worlds) at Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

Matthew Jobin (The Nethergrim) at Charlotte's Library

Other Good Stuff

Congratulations to Paul Durham, author of The Luck Uglies, this year's Cybils Winner in Elementary/Middle Grade Spec Fic!  Here's the full list of winners.

The Waterstones children's book prize shortlist has been announced--with Boy in the Tower representing MG Spec. Fic.

Likewise, the longlists for the Carnegie and Greenway medals have been announced.

A Tuesday Ten of fantastical squirrels at Views From the Tesseract, and Ten Otherworld Fantasies, also at Views from the Tesseract

A list of time travel to Egypt books at Time Travel Times Two

International Space Station XLV:  The Science Continues (thanks NASA!)

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