This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (9/24/17)

Here's what I found in my blog reading this week of interest to us fans of middle grade fantasy and science fiction; please let me know if I missed your post!

First-- come to Kidlitcon 2017!  Hershey PA, Nov 3-4.  The Early Bird registration rate ends September 24.  (If you want to come, but would like a hotel room-mate to help with the costs, let me know and I can try to match you up with another (perfectly sane, not ax-murdering) children's book fan!  Or bring your whole family, and send the rest of them to Hershey while you talk books!)

We have an amazing line up of children's book folks coming (see the end of the program for the whole list).  At Kidlitcon, you actually get to socialize with the authors, and it's pretty great!  Perhaps because I am the program organizer, there are a number of wonderful MG fantasy authors:

Tracey Baptiste The Jumbies (Algonquin Young Readers, 2015) and Rise of the Jumbies (2017)

Caroline Carlson The World’s Greatest Detective (2017 HarperCollins),  The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates (HarperCollins)

Jen Swann Downey Ninja Librarians series (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

Celeste Lim The Crystal Ribbon (Scholastic, 2017)

Laurie McKay Villain Keeper series (HarperCollins)

David Neilsen Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom (Crown Books 2016) and Beyond the Doors (Crown Books 2017)

Mike Rubens Emily and the Spellstone (Clarion 2017)

Eric Wight Frankie Pickle series (Simon and Schuster)

The Reviews

The Adventurers Guild, by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos, at Reads All the Books

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting, by Joe Ballarini, at Jean Little Library and The Write Stuff

Can I Get There by Candlelight? by Jean Slaughter Doty, at Time Travel Times Two

Crenshaw, by Katherine Applegate, at The Children's Book Review

The Crooked Sixpence, by Jennifer Bell, at Sharon the Librarian

Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head, by Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester, at The Children's Book Review

Curse of the Werewolf Boy, by Chris Priestly, at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books

Darkness of Dragons, by Tui T. Sutherland, at Hidden in Pages

The Daybreak Bond, by Megan Frazer Blakemore, at Batch of Books

Deadzone (Horizon #2), by Jennifer Nielsen, at Black Plume

The Dollmaker of Krakow, by R.M. Romero, at Literary Aliteration

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, by Alexandra Bracken, at Story Notions

The Empty Grave, by Jonathan Stroud, at Log Cabin Library

The False Prince, by Jennifer Nielsen, at That's Another Story

Giant Trouble, by Ursula Vernon, at Puss Reboots

The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman, at The Book Smugglers

The Gravedigger's Son, by Patrick Moody, at Say What?

Greenglass House, by Kate Milford, at Puss Reboots (a road narrative deconstruction)

The List, by Patricia Forde, at The Write Path

Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded, by Sage Blackwood, at Say What?

Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, by R.A. LaFevers (series review) at Milliebot Reads

The Painting, by Charis Cotter, at Falling Letters

The Peacock Door by Wanda Kay Knight, at I Heart Reading

Quests for Glory, by Soman Chainani, at B. and N. Kids Blog

The Raven God, by Alane Adams, at Nicsthebibliophile

The Rise of the Jumbies, by Tracey Babtiste, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Tentacle and Wing, by Sarah Porter, at Weezie's Whimsical Writing

Tumble and Blue, by Cassie Beasley, at B. and N. Kids Blog

Wanted: A Superhero to Save the World, by Bryan Davis, at Page Dreaming

Wishtree, by Katherine Applegate, at Cherry Blossoms and Maple Syrup

The Wizards of Once, by Cressida Cowell, at The Gaurdian

York, by Laura Ruby, at Semicolon

Authors and Interviews

Tracey Babtiste (Rise of the Jumbies) at Publishers Weekly, B. and N. Kids Blog, and From the Mixed Up Files

Soman Chainani (Quests for Glory), at B. and N. Kids Blog

Laurel Gale (Monster, Human, Other) at Word Spelunking

Catherynne M. Valente (The Glass Town Game) at Yayomg

Other Good Stuff

A passel of middle grade fantasy recommendations at Project Mayhem

An interesting look at The Hobbit from the perspective of a child reader, at Tor

Cybils nominations will be open October 1-15; nominate books published between October 16, 2016-October 15, 2018 in a wide variety of categories (you get one nomination in each category).  At Always in the Middle Greg shares some eligible Elementary/Middle grade speculative fiction books he's considering.

Lockwood and Co. is becoming a tv series

No comments:

Post a Comment

Free Blog Counter

Button styles