This week’s roundup of mg sci fi and fantasy from around the blogs (8/29/21)

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 Welcome to this last MG sci fi/fantasy round up of summer! (I know it is the end of summer because I am a Keen Observer of signs of seasonal change–my neighbor’s “summertime fun” display, which included a giant inflated hotdog, mercifully with bun, has been replaced by “back to school” featuring an enormous inflated crayon, and other scholastic sundries….)

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

The Reviews

Airman, by Eoin Colfer, at Say What?

Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo, at Colorful Book Reviews
Dark Waters, by Katherine Arden, at
Fireborn by Aisling Fowler, at Book Craic, The Quick and the Read, and rosegold reports
Hatch (The Overthrow #2), by Kenneth Oppel, at Say What?

The Hiddenseek, by Nate Cernosek, at Jill’s Book Blog

How I Saved the World In A Week, by Polly Ho-Yen, at Nayu’s Reading Corner
The Imaginary Veterinarian #1: The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors, at Say What?

Legend Keepers: The Chosen One, by Bruce Smith, at Kid’s Lit Book Cafe

Secrets of the Stars, by Maria Kuznia, at Sifa Elizabeth Reads

The Smashed Man of Dread End, by J.W. Ocker, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Starclimber (Matt Cruse #3), by Kenneth Oppel, at Say What?

Stowaway, by John David Anderson, at Maria’s Melange, Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers, and alibrarymama

Sugar and Spite, by Gail D. Villanueva, at Your Tita Kate

Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff, at proseandkahn 

The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez, by Adrianna Cuevas, at The Book Search

Under the Whispering Door, by T.J. Klune, at Hidden In Pages
Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep, by Philip Reeve, at Big Bearded Bookseller
Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods, by Tania Del Rio, illustrated by Will Staehle at Silver Button Books
Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom by Louis Sachar at Geo Librarian
When You Trap a Tiger, by Tae Keller, at Colorful Book Reviews

A Wilder Magic, by Juliana Brandt, at Charlotte’s Library

The Wolf’s Curse, by Jessica Vitalis, at Class of 2K21
Two at orange marmalade–How to Save the Universe Without Really Trying, by John Cusick, and Malamander, by Thomas Taylor
Authors and Interviews

Jamie Russell  (Skywake Invastion), at Mr Ripley’s Enchanted Books

Lindsay Eagar (The Patron Thief of Bread) at Pop! Goes the Reader 
Piers Torday (The Wild Before) at A little but a lot
Alysa Wishingrad  (The Verdigris Pawn), at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books
Other Good (but also a little sad) Stuff
Jill Murphy, children’s author and illustrator, dies aged 72, at The Guardian
A life well-drawn: illustrations by Jill Murphy – in pictures, at The Guardian

‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’: Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay’s Excellent Adventure With Disney+ Series, at Nerdophiles
and finally, the deadline for applying to be a Cybils Judge ends Sept.1–come join me in reading all the best elementary/mg speculative fiction of the past year (books published between Oct. 16, 2020 to Oct. 15, 2021)

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