This week's roundup of middle grade sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs 8/2/15

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

The Reviews

The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, by Catherynne M. Valente, at Leaf's Reviews

Circus Mirandus, by Cassie Beasley, at Redeemed Reader and proseandkahn (audiobook review)

Crenshaw, by Katherine Applegate, at Mom Read It

A Curious Tale of the In-Between, by Lauren DeStefano, at Welcome to My Tweendom

Darkmouth: The Legends Begin, by Shane Fegarty, at This Kid Reviews Books

The Fog Diver, by Joel Ross, at Akossiwa Ketoglo

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm, at Good Books and Good Wine (audiobook review)

George's Secret Key to the Universe, by Lucy and Stephen Hawking, at Nerdy Book Club

The Girl Who Could Fly, by Victoria Forester, at Manga Maniac Café

The Girl Who Not Dream, by Sarah Beth Durst, at SLJ

The Iron Trial, by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, at Leaf's Reviews

The Island of Dr. Libris, by Chris Grabenstein, at Ms. Yingling Read

Mark of Thief, by Jennifer Nielsen, at Tales of the Marvelous

Omega City, by Diane Peterfreund, at The Hiding Spot

Ranger in Time: Danger in Ancient Rome, by Kate Messner, at Geo Librarian

School for Sidekicks,  by Kell McCullough, at Read Till Dawn

Servalius Window, by Claudia White, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Shatterwood, by Lelia Rose Foreman, at Mother, Daughter and Son Book Reviews

Six, by M.M. Vaughan, at Redeemed Reader

Song of the Wanderer, by Bruce Coville, at Read Till Dawn

Space Case, by Stuart Gibbs, at Mister K Reads

A Tangle of Knots, by Lisa Graf, at Story Time Secrets

The Wand and the Sea, by Claire Caterer, at Book Nut

Two at Ms. Yingling Reads--Princess Juniper of the Hourglass, by Ammi-Joan Paquette, and The Dragonfly Effect, by Gordan Korman

Authors and Interviews

Kekla Magoon (Shadows of Sherwood) at Nerdy Book Club

Other Good Stuff

Check out this 3D tribute to Hayao Miyazaki at Tor

The Smithsonian looks at the History of Creepy Dolls

One reason that I don't have any reviews to contribute myself this week is that I've been working on the Kidlitcon Program! Early registration discount ends 8/15 http://ow.ly/QbV5E 
Friday night there will be a birthday party for the Cybils Awards, with bowling!  http://ow.ly/Q8J3A   And thank you, CrhonicleKids, for sponsoring a bowling lane! http://ow.ly/Qf1iC    And for attendees who can stay an extra day, we’re planning a tour for Sunday, October 11: Tour Baltimore http://ow.ly/Qi18i 


  1. The History of Creepy Dolls! What a great thing to actually explore.

  2. Thanks for the shoutout! I have to check out all of these great reviews. :)


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