This week's round up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (7/26/20)

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

The Reviews

Bailey's Window, by Anne Lindbergh, at Charlotte's Library

The Blameless, by E.S. Christison, at Charlotte's Library

Charmed (Fairy Tale Reform School #2), by Jen Calonita, at Say What?

Derek Hyde's Spooky Scavenger Hunt, by E. Michael Lunsford, at Jazzy Book Reviews and Rajiv's Reviews

Echo Quickthorn and the Great Beyond (Sky Pirates), by Alex English, at Fazila Reads

Fire in the Star, by Kamilla Benko, at Woodpecker Books

A Game of Fox and Squirrels, by Jenn Reese, at Fuse #8

Gargantis, by Thomas Taylor, at Chloe Twist

The Girl with the Silver Eyes, by Willo Davis Roberts, an interview with Alexandra Diaz at Dream Gardens (podcast)

The Hippo at the End of the Hall, by Helen Cooper, at Susan Uhlig

The Impossible Boy,by Ben Brooks, at Arkham Reviews

Knights and Bikes: Wheels of Legend, by Gabrielle Kent, at Twirling Book Princess

The Mostly Invisible Boy, by AJ Vanderhorst, at Books. Iced Lattes. Blessed.

The Mulberry Tree, by Allison Rushby, at Lazy Day Literature and Cracking the Cover

The Mysterious Benedict Society & the Riddle of Ages, by Trenton Lee Stewart, at Of Maria Antonia

Mysterious Messenger, by Gilbert Ford, at Charlotte's Library

The Oddmire books 1 and 2 (The Changeling and The Unready Queen), by William Ritter, at Elizabeth Dulemba

The One and Only Bob, by Katherine Applegate, at Sonderbooks

Part of Your Nightmare (Disney Chills, #1), by Vera Strange, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Race to the Sun, by Rebecca Roanhorse, at Goodreads with Ronna

The Seth Seppi Mysteries by Nicki Thornton, at Read It, Daddy

Shuri, by Nic Stone, at The Neverending TBR

The Time of Green Magic, by Hilary McKay, at It's All About the Book

The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez, by Adrianna Cuevas at Las Musas

A Wish in the Dark, by Christina Soontornvat, at Semicolon

The Witches of Willow Cove, by Josh Roberts, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Two at alibrarymama--The Girl and the Witch’s Garden, by Erin Bowman, and Catalyst, by Sarah Beth Durst

Authors and Interviews

Adrianna Cuevas (The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez) at WNDB

Alex English (Sky Pirates) at A little but a lot and bookloverjo

Jess Redman (Quintessance) at Literary Rambles (giveaway) and Middle Grade Book Village

Other Good Stuff

Today!  at 3 pm--East City Bookshop welcomes Ellen Oh, Laura Ruby, & Anne Ursu for Magic & Mayhem, a discussion of middle grade fantasy and science-fiction

And if you missed it, here's a recap of Representation in Science Fiction and Fantasy Young Adult and Middle Grade Books with Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Dhonielle Clayton, and Tracy Deonn

"Making the Most of the Magic of Oz Manuscript" at Oz and Ends

"Plotting Magic" (as in The Magic of Oz) at Oz and Ends

"Magical Middle School: 12 Speculative Fiction School Stories" at alibrarymama

"Saving the Lost: Quests, Signs, and Unclear Instructions in The Silver Chair" at Tor

"Graphic Novels for fantasy/D&D fans" at Mom Read It

And finally--if you want to kick your reading and thinking/chatting about books into high gear this fall, consider applying to be a panelist for the Cybils Awards!  Panelists read the books nominated in various categories from picture books to YA, and then come up with shortlists, which go to another set of panelists for choosing of the winner.  Anyone who write or talks about books on an online paltfrom (from personal blog to goodreads) is eligbile to be a panelist.  The call for panelists should be out sometime mid-August.  Middle grade speculative fiction in an especially fine category that is always lots of fun to be part of! (disclaimer--I'm the Cybils category organizer for mg spec fic, and I'd love to welcome new folks).  If you think you might be interested, pick the category that most appeals and make sure you have lots of reviews up.   And if you have any questions, please let me know (charlotteslibrary at gmail).

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for including my interview with Jess at Literary Rambles. I checked out Race to the Sun at Goodreads with Ronna and just reserved it at my library. Thanks!


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