This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (4/9/17)

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

The Reviews

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book, by Jennifer Donnelly, at The Shannon Messenger Fan Club

The Bone Flute, by Patricia Bow, at The Book Wars

The Castle in the Mist, by Amy Ephron, at The Book Monsters and Geo Librarian

Castle of Shadows, by Ellen Renner, at Leaf's Reviews

Cavern of Secret (Wind and Claw 2), by Linda Sue Park, at Ms. Yingling Reads

A Crack in the Sea, by H.M. Bouwman, at Charlotte's Library

The Crooked Sixpence, by Jennifer Bell, at Fantasy Book Critic

The Crystal Ribbon, by Celeste Lim, at Reading Violet

Dragonwatch, by Brandon Mull, at Say What?

Dream Magic, by Joshua Kahn, at Bart's Bookshelf and Log Cabin Library

Future Flash, by Kita Helmetag Murdock, at Mom Read It

The Gauntlet, by Karuna Riazi, at School Library Journal

Greyling's Song, by Karen Cushman, at Tales from the Raven

Henry and the Chalk Dragon, by Jennifer Trafton, at This Kid Reviews Books

Journey Across the Hidden Islands, by Sarah Beth Durst, at FIKTSHUN

The Mesmerist, by Ronald L. Smith, at Charlotte's Library and Leila Roy at Kirkus

A Most Magical Girl, by Karen Foxlee, at Readings

The Princess and the Page, by Christina Farley, at The AP Book Club

The Star Thief, by Lindsey Becker, at The Book Nut

Tricked (Fairy Tale Reform School), by Jen Calonita, at Sharon the Librarian

Warren the 13th and the Wispering Woods, by Tania del Rio and Will Staehle, at Pages Unbound

Villain Keeper, by Laurie McKay, at Dead Houseplants

A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula Le Guin, at Strange and Random Happenstance

Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters, by Margaret Dilloway, at Imaginary Reads

Two at alibrarymama--Magicians of Caprona, by Diana Wynne Jones, and The Seventh Wish, by Kate Messner

Authors and Interviews

Sage Blackwood takes The Page 69 Test for Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded

Sarah Beth Durst (Journey Across the Hidden Islands) at HMH Young Readers Blog

Jen Swann Downey (The Ninja Librarians) at The Writer Librarian

Jennifer Trafton (Henry and the Chalk Dragon) at Word Spelunking and Cracking the Cover

Christina Farley (The Princess and the Page) at Literary Rambles

C.A. Hartley (The Plight of the Plexus) at Middle Grade Ninja

Ruth Lauren (Prisoner of Ice and Snow) talks about sisters at Nerdy Book Club

Other Good Stuff

The Waterstone's Children's Book Prize has gone to Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s  debut novel, The Girl of Ink and Stars (more at The Guardian)

And for more of what's happening across the Atlantic, visit Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books for an April gathering of new books

A splash (?), a fin (?) or possibly a mesmarization (?) or whatever collective noun you wish of middle grade mermaid books at Mom Read It

Faith Erin Hicks' Nameless City trilogy is on its way to television (via Tor)

Enter to win a middle grade book bundle, and check out the book sale, at Laurisa White Reyes

A Jules Verne time capsule has been found that might have new books in it (more at PR Newswire)

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