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
The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes, by Rick Riordan, at Rajiv’s Reviews
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
Prince Dustin and Clara: Legends of the Black Forest by Daniel Lee Nicholson, at Log Cabin Library
Sisters of the Neversea, by Cynthia Leitich Smith, at A Kids Book A Day
Christian McKay Heidicker (Scary Stories for Young Foxes-the City), at Publishers Weekly
Cynthia Leitich Smith (Sisters of the Neversea), and Brian Young (Healer of the Water Monster) at SLJ
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!