This week’s round-up of middle grade sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs (6/13/21)

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

Blitzed, by Robert Swindells, at Charlotte’s Library

A Curse of Mayhem (Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 2) by Sunayna Prasad, at Rajiv’s Reviews

The Dangerous Gift (Wings of Fire, Book 14) by Tui T. Sutherland, at Hidden in Pages (audiobook review)
Fire and Water (Celestia Chronicles #1), by  Anagha Ratish, at Bookgeeks
The Frights of Fiji (Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 1) by Sunayna Prasad, at Rajiv’s Reviews
Going Wild, by Lisa McMann, at Say What?

The Hidden Knife, by Melissa Marr, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Hollow Chest, by Brita Sandstrom, at Nerdy Book Club and Charlotte’s Library
The Last Kids on Earth, by Max Brallier, at Original Content

Legend of the Rift (Seven Wonders #5), by Peter Lerangis, at Say What?

Minor Mage, by T. Kingfisher, at The Unapologetic Bookworm

The Monster Missions, by Laura Martin, at Ms. Yingling Reads
Monster War (Nightmare Academy #3), by Dean Lorey, at Say What?
The Mostly Invisible Boy (Casey Grimes 1), by AJ Vanderhorst, at My Bookish Bliss
Sauerkraut, by Kelly Jones, at Colorful Book Reviews

Two at alibrarymama-Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo and Cinders and Sparrows by Stefan Bachmann
Authors and Interviews

Alysa Wishingrad (The Verdigris Pawn), at MG Book Village

Payal Doshi  (Rea and the Blood of the Nectar) at The Nerd Daily
Other Good Stuff

“We Need More Heroes of Color in Middle Grade Fantasies: a South Asian Perspective” a guest post by Payal Doshi at Teen Librarian Toolbox

The Story King: How The Chronicles of Narnia Shapes the Worlds We Create” at Tor

The nine most beautiful libraries and bookstores of Japan, at Time Out
In June my mind starts turning toward the Cybils Awards (given by on-line book reviewers in a variety of categories.  Look for the call for panelists in August!).  Come September, anyone can nominate eligible books (published for kids or teens in the US or Canada between Octboer 16 2020 and October 15 2021), and to get the nominating excitement going, there are idea boards at the Cybils website.  If there’s a middle grade fantasy or sci fi book that you think absolutely must be nominated, add it to the board!

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