This week’s round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (10/17/21)

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Here’s what I found this week! let me know if I missed your post!
The Reviews

Archibald Finch and the Lost Witches by Michel Guyon, at Log Cabin Library

Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales, by Soman Chainani, at Pages Unbound
Daughter of the Deep, by Rick Riordan, at The Bookwyrm’s Den
Dust & Grim by Chuck Wendig, at Rajiv’s Reviews 
Eighth Grade vs. the Machine, by Joshua Levy, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Enchanted Misadventures with Great-Aunt Poppy, by Hallie Christensen, at Valinora Troy

Ghost Girl, by Ally Malinenko, at Mom Read It
The Ghoul Next Door, by Cullen Bunn, at Twirling Book Princess
Hangman’s Crossing (Embassy of the Dead #2) by Will Mabbitt, illustrations by Taryn Knight, at Log Cabin Library
The Haunting of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes, illustrated by Keith Robinson, at Silver Button Books

Haven’s Secret, by Melissa Benoist, Jessica Benoist, and Mariko Tamaki, at Nerds and Beyond

Heroes, by Jen Calonita, at Cover2CoverBlog
The Mermaid Queen, by Alane Adams, at Always in the Middle
Over the Woodward Wall, by Deborah Baker (Seanan McGuire), at Simone and Her Books
The Retake, by Jen Calonita, at Charlotte’s Library
Revenge of the Beast, by Jack Meggitt-Phillips. at Sifa Elizabeth Reads
The Shadows of Rookhaven, by Pádraig Kenny, at Book Craic

The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy, by Anne Ursu, at alibrarymama, Maria’s Melange, The Neverending TBR, Charlotte’s Library, and The Washington Post

What Lives in the Woods, by Lindsay Currie, at Silver Button Books

Willodeen, by Katherine Applegate, at Say What?

Wulfie Saves the Planet, by Lindsay J Sedgwick, at Valinora Troy

Two mini-reviews at Charlotte’s Library–Healer of the Water Monster, by Brian Young, and Sisters of the Neversea,by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Authors and Interviews
Loriel Ryon (Into the Tall Grass) at Mrs. Book Dragon
“On Monsters,” by Anne Ursu (The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy), at Nerdy Book Club 

Donna Barba Higuera (The Last Cuentista), at MG Book Village

Other Good Stuff
A Tale Dark and Grimm Comes to Netflix, via 100 Scope Notes

“Film rights for David A. Robertson’s YA series The Misewa Saga picked up by ABC Signature” at CBC

Despite my best efforts to encourage people to nominate books for the Cybils Awards, there are always great books still un-nominated.  Publishers and authors--now’s the time to fill in the gaps (by Oct 25).  Books nominated during this week are considered on a equal footing to those nominated by the public.

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