This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (8/21/16)

Here's what I found; enjoy and let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews

Dr. Fell and the Playgroud of Doom, by David Nielsen, at Kid Lit Reviews and Word Spelunking

A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans, by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder, at Mister K Reads

Fuzzy, by Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The Grimjinx Rebellion, by Brian Farrey, at Leaf's Reviews

Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins? by Liz Kessler, at The Book Monsters

The Haunting of Falcon House by Eugene Yelchin, at Waking Brain Cells

The Inquisitor's Tale, by Adam Gidwitz, at The Booklist Reader

Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole, at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books

The Last Kids on Earth, by Max Brallier, at The Book Monsters

The Left-Handed Fate, by Kate Milford, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

The Ministry of Ghosts, by Alex Shearer, at The Write Path

The Poe Estate, by Polly Shulman, at Got My Book (audiobook review)

The Secret of the Ruby Ring, by Yvonne MacGrory, at Charlotte's Library

The Secret Sea, by Barry Lyga, at School Library Journal and The Reading Nook Reviews

The Seventh Wish, by Kate Messner, at Finding Wonderland

The Stolen Chapters by James Riley, at Carstairs Considers

Worlds Explode (Darkmouth 2), by Shane Hegarty, at Say What?

Zoe in Wonderland, by Brenda Woods, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Authors and Interviews

Kate Milford (The Left-Handed Fate) at On Starships and Dragonwings and  School Library Journal

Kelly Barnhill (The Girl Who Drank the Moon) at Teen Librarian Toolbox

Claire Fayers (The Voyage to Magical North) at The Children's Book Review

David Nielsen (Dr. Fell and the Playgroud of Doom) at Word Spelunking

Bruce Hale (The Curse of the Were-Hyena) at This Kid Reviews Books


The Curse of the Were-Hyena, at This Kid Reviews Books

Dr. Fell and the Playgroud of Doom, by David Nielsen, at Word Spelunking

Joshua and the Lightning Road, at Nayu's Reading Corner, Middle Grade Mafioso, and Log Cabin Library (all with bonus swag)

Furthermore, at The Book Smugglers, with Tahereh Mafi’s favorite things

The Secret Sea, at Reading Nook Reviews

Other Good Stuff

A nice article on Diana Wynne Jones at Tor

Favorite fantasy boats at Tor


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, but I keep these round-ups to regular books, and don't include graphic novels, just to make it a bit easier for myself.

    2. Oh, no worries! I hadn't realised :)

  2. Starting in Sept, my plan is do an MG review every week (on Saturday). I will be using your list to help find new books to review.


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