This week's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (10/24/2021)

Good morning all!  Nothing from me this week, because the real world was too busy (sigh).  But here's what I found in my online browsing this week! As always, let me know if I missed your post!

The Reviews

Anya and the Dragon, by Sofiya Pasternack, at Fantasy and Sci Fi Fanatics

The Bear House, by Meaghan McIsaac, at The Bookwyrm's Den

The Beatryce Prophecy, by Kate DiCamillo, at Redeemed Reader

The Bewitching of Aveline Jones, by Phil Hickes, at Twirling Book Princess

Children of the Fox, by Kevin Sands, at Cracking the Cover

Dark Waters, by Katherine Arden, at Valinora Troy

Dragonfell, by Sarah Prineas, at Sonderbooks

A Dragon’s Guide to Making Your Human Smarter (Dragon’s Guide #2), by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder, at Colorful Book Reviews

Eva Evergreen and the Cursed Witch, by Julie Abe, at Pages Unbound

The First Escape, by G.P. Taylor, at Strange and Random Happenstances 

The Ghosts of Gosswater, by Lucy Strange, at Silver Button Books

Hideaway, by Pam Smy, at Mom Read It

How to Save a Superhero, by Ruth Freeman, at The Bookwyrm's Den

Jadie in Five Dimensions, by Dianne K. Salerni, at bibliosini

Locked Out Lily, by Emily Gravett, at Book Craic

Maggie Blue and the Dark World, by Anna Goodall, at A Cat, a Book, and a Cup of Tea

Root Magic, by Eden Royce, at Raise Them Righteous

The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani (audiobook review), at proseandkahn

The Shattered Castle, by Jennifer A. Nielsen, at Cracking the Cover

The Stitchers by Lorien Lawrence, at Lazy Day Literature

 StormTide by Tom Huddleston, at |Library Lady and Library Girl and Book Boy

Time Villains, by Victor Piñeiro, at alibrarymama

Tips for Magicians, by Celesta Rimington, at Rosi Hollinbeck.

Tristan Strong Keeps Punching by Kwame Mbalia, at Feed Your Fiction Addiction

The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy, by Anne Ursu, at By Singing Light

The Wild Huntsboys by Martin Stewart, at alibrarymama

The Witches of Orkney, by Alane Adams (series review), at Mom Read It

Authors and Interviews

Kory Merrit (No Place for Monsters: School Of Phantoms Bk2), at From the Mixed Up Files

Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall, and Anne Patchett Discuss Life, Courage, and 'The Beatryce Prophecy' at Publishers Weekly

Other Good Stuff

Enter to Win the TOAST GHOST Poetry Contest, at Scope Notes

"From Middle Grade Novel to Netflix: A Conversation with Adam Gidwitz about A TALE DARK & GRIMM" at 100 Scope Notes

Congratulations to A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, by T. Kingfisher, this year's winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature (here are all the shortlists and winners at Locus)

Here are the 2022 Silver Birch Fiction Award finalists (ten great books from Canada), at CBC

"9 Empowering Middle Grade Feminist Fantasy Books," at Book Riot 

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