This week’s middle grade sci fi/fantasy roundup (9/19/21)

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Welcome to this week’s round-up of middle grade sci fi/fantasy from around the blogs!  Please let me know if I missed your post.
The Reviews

*Attack of the Killer Komodos, by Summer Rachel Short, at Charlotte’s Library

Atlantis Rising by T.A. Barron, at Say What?

*City of Thieves, by Alex London, at The Bookwyrm’s Den

*Curse of the Furies, by Meadoe Hora, at Say What?
*Da Vinci’s Cat, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, at Sonderbooks 
Dragon City, Katie and Kevin Tsang, at Sifa Elizabeth Reads 
*Egg Marks The Spot: A Skunk and Badger Story by Amy Timberlake, illus. by Jon Klassen, at A Bookish Way of Life, Rosi Hollinbeck, and Twirling Book Princess

Everblaze (Keeper of the Lost Cities #3), by Shannon Messenger, at GoodeyReads

The Gatekeeper of Pericael, by Haley Reese Chow, at Valinora Troy

The Gauntlet, by Karuna Riazi, at Say What?
*The Hideaway, by Pam Smy, at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books and Randomly Reading
*Long Lost, by Jacqueline West, at Jean Little Library
*Maya and the Return of the Godlings, by Rena Barron, at The Caffeinated Reader
*The Midnight Brigade, by Adam Borba, at| Always in the Middle

Mulan: Before the Sword, by Grace Lin, at Completely Full Bookshelf

*The Namer of Spirits, by Todd Mitchell, at Alison Alexander

One Shadow on the Wall, by Leah Henderson, at Colorful Book Reviews

*The Thief of Worlds, by Bruce Coville, at Children’s Books Heal

*A Touch of Ruckus, by Ash Van Otterloo, at Charlotte’s Library

*The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy, by Anne Ursu, at Pages Unbound
*The Way to Impossible Island, by Sophie Kirtley, at Charlotte’s Library
Willow Moss and the Lost Day, by Dominique Valente, at Silver Button Books
*What Lives in the Woods, by Lindsay Currie, at Ms. Yingling Reads and Cracking the Cover
Authors and Interviews

Kate Wilkinson (Edie and the Box of Flits) at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books

*Summer Rachel Short (Attack of the Killer Komodos) at From The Mixed Up Files
Phil Hickes (The Bewitching of Aveline Jones) at  Alittlebutalot

*Jessica Vitalis (The Wolf’s Curse), at The Bookwyrm’s Den and the Middle Grade Ninja podcast

Diane Magras (Secret of the Shadow Beasts) at MG Book Village

Other Good Stuff
The Ignyte Award winners have been announced; congratulations to  Claribel A. Ortega (Ghost Squad) for winning in MG! (here’s my review)
And the 2021 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature has been announced, with MG spec. fic. represented by the lovely Too Bright to See, by Kyle Lukoff (here’s my review)
*and finally, public nominations for this year’s Cybils Awards open on October 1st, so start thinking about what elementary/middle grade speculative fiction book you want to give love too!  (eligible books are published in the US or Canada between Oct 16, 2020 and Oct 15 2021, I’ve put a * next to the ones that I’m sure are eligible). There’s an idea board, over at the Cybils website–feel free to add as many as you like to it! 

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