This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (10/14/18)

Welcome to another week of middle grade fantasy and sci fi goodness!

First--nominations for the Cybils Awards close tomorrow, Oct. 15--so represent for Team Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction today!  I've put asterixis next to books included in this round-up that haven't been nominated yet, but there are lots more waiting for the call.  Here's where you go to nominate books published between Oct 16 2017 and Oct 15 2018.

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge, by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin at Middle Grade Ninja

Beginnings, by Chris Hoffmann, at Red Headed Book Lover

Brave Red, Smart Frog: A New Book of Old Tales by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Rohan Daniel Eason, at Randomly Reading

Castle Hangnail, by Ursula Vernon, at Reading the End

*The Collectors, by Jacqueline West, at Teen Librairan Toolbox

Creature of the Pines, by Adam Gidwitz and Hatem Aly, at alibrarymama

Ghost Boys, by Jewell Parker Rhodes, at Semicolon

The Girl With the Dragon Heart, by Stephanie Burgis, at Moon light and dreams

The Nest, by Kenneth Oppel, at The O.W.L.

The Rose Legacy, by Jessica Day George, at Semicolon

Snow and Rose, by Emily Winfield Martin, at Not Acting My Age

The Stone Girl's Story, by Sarah Beth Durst, at Semicolon

*The Thorn Queen, by Elise Holland, at Forever Lost in Literature

*Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages and Co.) by Anna James, at Kelly's Rambles

The Turnaway Girls, by Hayley Chewins, at Mom Read It

*Twice Magic (The Wizards of Once 2), by Cressida Cowell, at Charlotte's Library

The Way Past Winter, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, at Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

*The Wishmakers, by Tyler Whitesides, at Imaginary Friends

Three at Ms. Yingling Reads--The Hotel Between, by Sean Easley, *The Land of Neverendings, by Kate Saunders, and *Den of the Forever Frost, by Kathryn Laksy

and a long list of mini-reviews from her Cybils reading at Library Chicken

Authors and Interviews

M.T. Anderson (The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge) at Middle Grade Ninja

Jacqueline West (The Collectors) at Teen Librarian Toolbox

Ryan Calejo (Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows), at From the Mixed Up Files

A spooky roundtable with five authors at From the Mixed Up Files

ps--If you haven't nominated a book for the YA Speculative Fiction category of the Cybils, I made a list of possibilities

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