This week's roundup of middle grade science fiction and fantasy (8/30/15)

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The Reviews

Alistair Grim's Odditorium, by Gregory Funaro, at Buxton's Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels

Bayou Magic, by Jewell Parker Rhodes, at Akossiwa Ketoglo

Castle Hangnail, by Ursula Vernon, at alibrarymama

Cat in the Mirror, by Mary Stolz, at Charlotte's Library

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend, by Michelle Cuevas, at Book Nut

Crenshaw, by Katherine Applegate, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Dandilion Fire, and The Chestnut King, by N.D. Wilson, at Dead Houseplants

Dark Whispers, by Bruce Coville, at Read Till Dawn

The Familiars, by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson, at Jean Little Library

Finding Serendipity, by Angelica Banks, at Becky's Book Reviews

Flunked, by Jen Calonita, at Leaf's Reviews and The Indigo Quill

The Gift of Sunderland, by Jeanne E. Rogers, at This Kid Reviews Books

The Girl With the Silver Eyes, by Willo Davis Roberts, at Log Cabin Library

Goblins on the Prowl, by Bruce Coville, at Buxton's Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels

Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible, by Ursula Vernon, at Abby the Librarian, Waking Brain Cells, and Word Spelunking

The Isle of the Lost, by Melissa de la Cruz, at Small Review

The Jumbies, by Tracy Baptiste, at For Those About To Mock

The Last Ever After, by Soman Chainani, at The Writing Hufflepuff

A Nearer Moon, by Melanie Crowder, at On Starships and Dragonwings

The Nest, by Kenneth Oppel, at Fuse #8

Nightbird, by Alice Hoffman, at The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow

Nightmares: The Sleepwalker Tonic, by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, at The Book Monsters

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, by Karen Foxlee, at Pages Unbound

Ratscalibur, by Josh Lieb, at SLJ (audiobook review)

Rose and the Silver Ghost, by Holly Webb, at alibrarymama

Saving Lucas Biggs, by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague, at Big Hair and Books

The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani, at Fantasy of the Silver Dragon

School for Sidekicks, by Kelly McCullough, at Buxton's Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels and Teen Librarian Tool Box

Serafina and the Black Cloak, by Robert Beatty, at Fantasy Book Critic

The Sign of the Cat, by Lynne Jonell, at The Book Wars

The Sixty-eight Rooms, by Marianne Malone, at My Cozy Book Nook

Stolen Magic, by Stephanie Burgis, at Leaf's Reviews

Thor's Serpents, by K.L. Armstrong and M. A. Marr, at Breathless Book Reviews

Tom Thorneval – Dream Merchant Extraordinaire, by Cornelius Elmore Addison, at Candace's Book Blog and Cover2Cover

Author and Interviews

C. Alexander London shares the illustrations from The Wild Ones at Nerdy Book Club

Other Good Stuff

Jillian Heise ponders books with animal characters at The Nerdy Book Club

The magic of maps in middle grade fiction, at Mother, Daughter, and Son Book Reviews

A personal look at the Green Knowe books from Christopher William Hill at The Guardian

Dan Pobloki, middle grade horror maestro, is now on the kidlitcon roster! check out the Kidlitcon tumblr for more info.

There's still time to apply to be a Cybils Judge, in middle grade speculative fiction or another category.  Here are all the categories:

  • Book Apps
  • Early Chapter Books
  • Easy Readers
  • Fiction Picture Books
  • Graphic Novels

    • Elementary/Middle-Grade
    • Young Adult
  • Middle-Grade Fiction
  • Nonfiction

    • Elementary/Middle-Grade
    • Young Adult
  • Poetry
  • Speculative Fiction
    • Elementary/Middle-Grade
    • Young Adult
  • Young Adult Fiction

  • (YA non-fiction is most in need of applicants).

     here's where you apply.

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