This week’s round-up of middle grade sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs (9/5/21)

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Hi all!  Here’s what I found this week; please let me know if I missed your post.
First–the deadline for applying to be a panelist for this year’s Cybils Awards has been extended to 9/10, and I would be so happy to welcome new folks to the category I chair, which is Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction!  Anyone who talks about books on line, on whatever platform they choose, is welcome to apply.
The Reviews (only 1 from me this week, but I’m determined to get my groove back next week…)

The Battle for Roar, by Jenny McLachlan, at Sifa Elizabeth Reads

Dark Waters, by Katherine Arden, at Pages Unbound
The Die of Destiny, by Frank L. Cole, at Geo Librarian
The Dollhouse: A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter, at Lazy Day Literature
A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans (Dragon’s Guide #1) by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder, at Colorful Book Reviews

Dragon War (Dragon Quartet #4) by Laurence Yep, at Colorful Book Reviews

The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes, by Rick Riordan, at Rajiv’s Reviews
Freeze, by Chris Priestly, at Library Girl and Book Boy
Healer of the Water Monster, by Brian Young, at alibrarymama

Jukebox, by Nidhi Chanani, at Time Travel Times Two

Kingston and the Magician’s Lost and Found by Rucker Moses and Theo Gangi, at alibrarymama

The Last Fallen Star (Gifted Clans, Book 1) by Graci Kim, at Rapunzel Reads

Maya and the Return of the Godlings (Maya and the Rising Dark #2), by  Rena Barron, at Evelyn Reads
The Midnight Brigade, by Adam Borba, at Ms. Yingling Reads
Once Upon a Camel, by  Kathi Appelt, at Cracking the Cover
Pahua and the Soul Stealer, by Lori M. Lee, at Rajiv’s Reviews
Prince Dustin and Clara: Legends of the Black Forest by Daniel Lee Nicholson, at Log Cabin Library
River Magic by Ellen Booraem, at Jean Little Library

The Serpent’s Secret, by Sayantani DasGupta, at Dead Houseplants

Shadowghast, by Thomas Taylor, at Book Craic

Sisters of the Neversea, by Cynthia Leitich Smith, at A Kids Book A Day

The Wild Way Home, by Sophie Kirtley, at Charlotte’s Library
The World Between Blinks, by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin, at Children’s Books Heal
Two at Ms. Yingling Reads— Mine, by Delilah S. Dawson, Delilah S., and The Thirteenth Cat, by Mary Downing Hahn
10 (!) mini reviews at Golden Books Girl
Authors and Interviews
Emma Mylrea (Curse of the Dearmad) at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books
Amy Wilson (Lightning Falls) at A little but a lot

Sara Pennypacker (Pax-Journey Home) at Middle Grade Ninja Podcast and MG Book Village

Christian McKay Heidicker (Scary Stories for Young Foxes-the City), at Publishers Weekly
Sophie Blackwell (illustrator of The Beatryce Prophecy), at The Children’s Book Review
Chris Baron (The Magical Imperfect), at MG Book Village
Betty Fudge (Norm and Ginger Enter the Hidden), at MG Book Village
Cynthia Leitich Smith (Sisters of the Neversea), and Brian Young (Healer of the Water Monster) at SLJ
J. Scott Savage (The Lost Wonderland Diaries) at Leading Edge Magazine
Other Good Stuff

35 Canadian middle-grade books to watch for in fall 2021, including a number of enticing MG SFF, at CBC

I just read about a really cool reading challenge via Silver Button Books–sounds like it’s right up our mg sci/fi fantasy alleys!

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