This week’s round-up of middle grade fantasy and sci fi from around the blogs (6/6/21)

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Welcome to this week’s round-up! Please let me know if I missed your post.

The Reviews

The Adventure is Now, by Jess Redman, at Always in the Middle

Amari and the Night Brothers, by B.B. Alston, at proseandkahn (audiobook review)

The Apple Stone, by Nicholas Stuart Gray, at Staircase Wit

Battle of the Bodkins (Max and the Nidknights #2), by Lincoln Peirce, at Twirling Book Princess

Curse of the Phoenix, by Aimee Carter, at The Bookwyrm’s Den

Da Vinci’s Cat, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, at Charlotte’s Library

Deny all Charges (Fowler Twins #2), by Eoin Colfer, at S.W. Lothian
Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch, by Julie Abe, at Pages Unbound

Fireborn  (Dragonborn #2),  by Toby Forward, at Say What?

Hollowpox (Morrigan Crowe #3), by Jessica Townsend, at Leaf’s Reviews

How to Make a Pet Monster: Flummox, by Lili Wilkinson, at The Book Muse
The Last Shadow Warrior, by Sam Subity, at The Nerd Daily

Leonard (My Life as a Cat), by Carlie Sorosiak, at Books YA Love

Little Gem and the Mysterious Letters, by Anna Zobel, at The Book Muse

Little White Hands, by Mark Cushen, at Books and Chocaholic

Monster Madness (Nightmare Academy #2) by Dean Lorey, at Say What?
Monty and the Monster, by Rhonda Smiley, at Bookworm for Kids

Ophie’s Ghosts, by Justina Ireland, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Pizazz and Pizazz vs. the New Kid, by Sophy Henn, at MG Book Village

The Raconteur’s Commonplace Book, by Kate Milford, at Locus

Rainbow Grey and the Weather Magic, by Laura Ellen Anderson, at Book Craic
Root Magic, by Eden Royce, at and other tales
Shadow Spinner, by Susan Fletcher, at Staircase Wit

The Three Impossibles, by Susie Bower, at Book Craic

What Lives in the Woods, by Lindsay Currie, at Rajiv’s Reviews
When You Trap a Tiger, by Tae Keller, at Completely Full Bookshelf
Two at Ms. Yingling Reads–Much Ado About Baseball, by Rajani LaRocca, and The Healer of the Water Monster, by Brian Young
Three at Michelle I. Mason–The Last Windwitch, by Jennifer Adam, The Gilded Girl, by Alyssa Colman, and The Last Fallen Star, by Graci Kim
Authors and Interviews

Jim Beckett (The Caravan at the Edge of Doom) at Library Girl and Book Boy

Robert Beatty (Willa of the Woods) at Middle Grade Ninja

Greg R. Fishbone on “Magic Systems for Non-Magicians” at From the Mixed Up Files

Other Good Stuff

A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking,  by T. Kingfisher, has won the 2020 Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction (and it’s a very fun book that I recommend highly!) Here at Tor are all the Nebula shortlists and winners
New the US, at The Contented Reader

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