This week’s round-up of middle grade sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs (10/3/21)

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Good morning! Here’s what I found in my blog (and other online media) reading this week; please let me know of anything I missed.

But first–Nominations for this year’s Cybils Awards are now open (till Oct 15).  Eligible books are those published in the US or Canada between Oct 16 2020 and Oct 15 2021.  Nominating a book for the Cybils is a great way to show love and support (and authors of pandemic times books need even more love and support than usual).  I’ve put asterixs next to eligible Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction books that haven’t been nominated….
The Reviews

The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, at books4yourkids, Cracking the Cover, Waking Brain Cells, and Children’s Books Heal

City of Thieves (Battle Dragons #1), by Alex London, at Charlotte’s Library
*The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities, edited by Rick Riordan, at Hypable
*Darkness, by Christopher Krovatin, at Ms. Yingling Reads
Dragons in the Clouds, by David Blair, at The Faerie Review
The False Prince, by Jennifer A. Nielsen, at Pages Unbound

*Finn and the Time-Travelling Pajamas, by Michael Buckley, at Charlotte’s Library

*Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest, by Aisling Fowler, at The Shelf of Unread Books
*Ghost Girl, by Ally Malinenko, at Valinora Troy
*The Great Bear (The Misewa Saga #2), by David A. Robertson, at Jill’s Book Blog
*The Halloween Moon, by Joseph Fink, at Pages Unbound and books4yourkids

Much Ado About Baseball, by Rajani LaRocca, at Fuse #8

Over the Woodward Wall, by A. Deborah Baker (Seanan McGuire) at How Useful It Is
*The Raven Heir, by Stephanie Burgis, at Ms. Yingling Reads  and Glam
Scritch Scratch, by Lindsay Currie, at Silver Button Books

The Shadows of Rookhaven, by Padraig Kenny, at Library Girl and Book Boy

Toby and the Silver Blood Witches, by Sally Doherty, at Scope for Imagination
*The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy, by Anne Ursu, at Pine Reads Reviews
*Willodeen, by Katherine Applegate, at Pamela Kramer
Two at The Book Search–Once Upon a Camel by Kathi Appelt, and Pax a Journey Home, by Sara Pennypacker

Three at A little but a lot– Dragon City, by Katie and Kevin Tsang, *The Raven Heir, by Stephanie Burgis, and Ghostcloud, by Micheal Mann

Authors and Interviews

Christina Soontornvat (The Last Mapmaker) at Watch. Connect. Read.

*Adam Borba (The Midnight Brigade), at MG Book Village

*H.S. Norup (The Hungry Ghost) at MG Book Village
*Jessica Vitalis (The Wolf’s Curse) at Literary Rambles  and HarperCollins Children’s Books Children’s Book Review

*Aisling Fowler (Fireborn) at Peters

And finally, just a few more books that haven’t been nominated for the Cybils yet to keep in mind (I always get really really anxious that great books won’t be nominated, so instead of making a huge list of just about every eligible book, I’m going to try to stick to five today)–
Last Gamer Standing, by Katie Zhao

Dragon Legend by Katie Tsang and Kevin Tsang

Amira and Hamza by Samira Ahmed

Guardians of Porthaven by Shane Arbuthnott

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