This week’s round-up of middle grade sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs and other places (5/8/22)

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As always, let me know if I missed your post!
The Reviews

Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians, by Brandon Sanderson, at megsbookrack

The Book Smugglers, by Anna James, at Sifa Elizabeth Reads
The Callers, by Kiah Thomas, at The Book Muse
The Clackity, by Lora Senf, at Looking for a Good Book
Drifters, by Kevin Emerson, at Say What?
Duet, by Elise Broach, at Say What?
Firesong, by Vashti Hardy, at Book Craic
Glass Slippers, by Leah  Cypess, at Always in the Middle

The Grave Thief, by Dee Hahn, at Nine Bookish Lives

Hedgewitch, by Skye McKenna, at Library Girl and Book Boy
James’ Ragtag Adventure in Questworld, by M. Doyle, at Literay Titan
The Last Mapmaker, by Christina Soontornvat, at Semicolon

The Maker-Man of Merryville, by Pete Mesling, at Bookworm for Kids

The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton, at Ms. Yingling Reads and Influencer News Magazine
Monsters in the Mist, by Juliana Brandt, at Charlotte’s Library
The Monsters of Rookhaven, by Pádraig Kenny, at Mom Read It
A Mouse Called Miika, by Matt Haig, at Twirling Book Princess
Of a Feather, by Dayna Lorentz, at Not Acting My Age
The Patron Thief of Bread, by Lindsay Eagar, at Log Cabin Library
A Pinch of Magic, by Michelle Harrison, at Leaf’s Reviews
The Root Cellar, by Janet Lunn, at Charlotte’s Library
Rumaysa: Ever After, by Radiya Hafiza, at Scope for Imagination
The Secret Wild, by Alex Evelyn, at Book Craic
The Shadow Grave, by Marina Cohen, at Ms. Yingling Reads
Skander and the Unicorn Thief, by AF Steadman, at the NY Times
We are the Song, by Catherine Bakewell, at The Bookwyrm’s Den

Witchlings, by Claribel A. Ortega, at Alison in Bookland

Two at The Book Search–The Ogress and the Orphans, by Kelly Barnhill, and Hunters of the Lost City, by Kali Wallace

Authors and Interviews

Juliana Brandt (Monsters in the Mist) at Charlotte’s Library

Xiran Jay Zhao (Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor) at WNDB

AF Steadman (Skandar and the Unicorn Thief) at Fuse #8 and Writer’s Digest

 Catherine Bakewell (We are the Song) at Teen Librarian Toolbox

Doreen Berger (The Captain’s Daughters), at Carol Baldwin’s Blog

Robert Beatty (Serafina series, Willa of the Woods), at Rapunzel Reads
Other Good Stuff

 Sci-Fi for Kids Is a Missed Publishing Opportunity, at Publishers Weekly

Nicki Jay has won Lee and Low’s  New Visions Award for her middle grade fantasy– The Marassa: Birth*Life*Death Book I.  “The Marassa, this year’s winning manuscript, is a middle-grade high fantasy novel about four 12-year-old African-American sorcerers who discover a 500-year-old prophecy that names them as the future destroyers of their sorcerers’ community. The Marassa is destined to stand in their way.” Coming in 2024.

and if you want your tbr pile to grow, check out the #22Debuts blog for the May releases!  lot of excellent sound mg sci fi/fantasy

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