This week's round-up of middle grade science fiction and fantasy from around the blogs (6/14/15)

First, a news item--Registration for Kidlitcon 2015 is now open!  If the thought of a not overwhelmingly large gathering of people passionate about reading and talking about children's and YA books appeals, full of blogging introverts (and occasional extroverts to add spice), full of authors that's you'll actually have a chance to talk to, appeals (and how could it not?)  come to Baltimore this October!  And if there is a topic you would just love to talk to other kidlit bloggers about, submit a session proposal or an idea for one!

(nb: helpful travel tip-- Southwest Airlines flies into Baltimore, but doesn't show up in Travelocity)

Of special interest to us mg spec fic fans--Tracy Babtiste (The Jumbies) will be a keynote speaker!

In any event, here's this week's round-up; please let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews

All the Answers, by Kate Messner, at Mister K Reads

The Arctic Code, by Matthew Kirby, at Fantasy Literature

Back to the Day Lincoln Was Shot, by Beatrice Gormley, at Time Travel Times Two

Circus Mirandus, by Cassie Beasley, at Great Kid Books and Waking Brain Cells

The Disappearance of Emily H., by Barrie Summy, at Small Review and Cracking the Cover

A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Children, by Laurence Yep, at Kid Lit Geek

The Dungeoneers, by John David Anderson, at The Hiding Spot, This Kid Reviews Books, Charlotte's Library, and Ms. Yingling Reads,

Enchantress from the Stars, by Sylvia Louise Engdahl, at Becky's Book Reviews

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer Holm, at Mister K Reads

The Half-A-Moon Inn, by Paul Fleischman, at Views From the Tesseract

The Island of Dr. Libris, by Chris Grabenstein, at For Those About to Mock

Jack, by Liesl Shurtliff, at Becky's Book Reviews

The Jumbies, by Tracy Babtiste, at 1330V:Thoughts of an Eclectic Reader

The League of Beastly Dreadfuls, by Holly Grant, at The Reading Nook Reviews

Ms. Rapscott's Girls, by Elise Primavera , at For Those About to Mock

Nooks and Crannies, by Jessica Lawson, at Middle Grade Ninja

Peter and the Starchatchers, by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, at Books Take You Places  (with bonus look at other Peter Pan imaginings)

Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures, by Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater, at Mugglenet

The Search for Wond-La and A Hero for Wond-la, by Tony DiTerlizzi, at alibarymama (audiobook reviews)

A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd, at GreenBean TeenQueen

The Thickety: a Path Begins, by J.A. White, at Big Hair and Books

Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George, at Mister K Reads

The Unmapped Sea (Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Book 5) by Maryrose Wood, at Stray Thoughts

The Whisperer, by Fiona McIntosh, at Semicolon

Two at Ms. Yingling Reads- Into the Dorkness, by John Kloepfer, and Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway by Max Brallier and Rachel Maguire

And a second two at Ms. Yingling Reads-- Raising Rufus, by David Fulk, and Circus Mirandus, by Cassie  Beasley

Authors and Interviews

Cassie Beasley (Cirus Mirandus) at The Reading Nook Reviews, Fuse #8, and Word Spelunking

Stephanie Burgis (Kat, Incorrigible) at Middle Grade Strikes Back

John David Anderson (The Dungeoneers) at Ms. Yingling Reads and Charlotte's Library (with giveaway)

Sarah McGuire (Valiant) at Literary Rambles (giveaway)

Other Good Stuff

A Tuesday Ten of Prisoners of the Fantastic at Views from the Tesseract

Zoe at Playing by the Book makes a game out of science fiction for 8-12 year olds

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