This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (4/4/21)

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

The Reviews

Amari and the Night Brothers, by B.B. Alston, at Aotales

Bloom, by Nicola Skinner, at Bellis Does Books

City of Secrets, by Victoria Ying, at books4yourkids

The Hedgehog of Oz, by Cory Leonardo, at Puss Reboots

The In-Between, by Rebecca K. S. Ansari, at Aotales

The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke, by Kirsty Applebaum, at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books

Quintessance by Jess Redman, at Silver Button Books

Root Magic, by Eden Royce, at Fuse #8

Rumaysa, by Radiya Hafiza, at Sifa Elizabeth Reads

The Secret Lake, by Karen Inglis, at Charlotte's Library 

Switched, by Bruce Hale, at proseandkahn

The Three Impossibles, by Susie Bower, at Scope for Imagination

Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything, by Sam Copeland, at Twirling Book Princess

Unicorn Island by Donna Galanti, at Jean Little Library

The Weather Weaver by Tamsin Mori, at Laptrinhx

Four at  A little but a lot--The Wizard in the Wood, by Louie Stowell,  Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest by Vashti Hardy, Real Pigeons Fight Crime, by Andrew MacDonald,  Space Detectives byMark Powers

Authors and Interviews

Cynthia Leitich Smith (Sisters of the Neversea) in conversation with Kathi Appelt at Cynthia Leitich Smith

Jenna Lehne (Bone Tree) at Spooky MG

Adam Perry (The Thieving Collectors of Fine Children’s Books), at MG Book Village

Eli Brown (Oddity) at Nerdy Book Club

Other Good Stuff

In case you don't have enough to read already, here's a nice list of mg coming out in April (lots of great fantasy!) at The Contented Reader

Here are the children's books shortlisted for Australia's Aurealis Awards:

The Lost Soul Atlas, Zana Fraillon (Hachette Australia)

Tricky Nick, Nicholas J Johnson (Pan Australia)

Across the Risen Sea, Bren MacDibble (Allen & Unwin)

The Chicken’s Curse, Frances Watts (Allen & Unwin)

Hodgepodge: How to Make a Pet Monster, Lili Wilkinson, illustrated by Dustin Spence (Allen & Unwin)

Her Perilous Mansion, Sean Williams (Allen & Unwin)

and Happy Easter to all who are celebrating today. I enjoy finding a peculiar Victorian Easter card for this round-up every year, and though there were many remarkable ones, this one tickled me with its seasonal confusion.

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