This week’s round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (4/4/21) – Therapy Box

This week’s round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (4/4/21)

Here’s what I found in my blog reading this week; please let me know if I missed your post!
The Reviews
Amari and the Night Brothers, by B.B. Alston, at Aotales
Bloom, by Nicola Skinner, at Bellis Does Books
City of Secrets, by Victoria Ying, at books4yourkids
The Hedgehog of Oz, by Cory Leonardo, at Puss Reboots
The In-Between, by Rebecca K. S. Ansari, at Aotales
The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke, by Kirsty Applebaum, at Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books

Quintessance by Jess Redman, at Silver Button Books
Root Magic, by Eden Royce, at Fuse #8
Rumaysa, by Radiya Hafiza, at Sifa Elizabeth Reads
The Secret Lake, by Karen Inglis, at Charlotte’s Library 
Switched, by Bruce Hale, at proseandkahn
The Three Impossibles, by Susie Bower, at Scope for Imagination
Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything, by Sam Copeland, at Twirling Book Princess
Unicorn Island by Donna Galanti, at Jean Little Library
The Weather Weaver by Tamsin Mori, at Laptrinhx
Four at  A little but a lot–The Wizard in the Wood, by Louie Stowell,  Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest by Vashti Hardy, Real Pigeons Fight Crime, by Andrew MacDonald,  Space Detectives byMark Powers
Authors and Interviews
Cynthia Leitich Smith (Sisters of the Neversea) in conversation with Kathi Appelt at Cynthia Leitich Smith
Jenna Lehne (Bone Tree) at Spooky MG
Adam Perry (The Thieving Collectors of Fine Children’s Books), at MG Book Village
Eli Brown (Oddity) at Nerdy Book Club
Other Good Stuff
In case you don’t have enough to read already, here’s a nice list of mg coming out in April (lots of great fantasy!) at The Contented Reader
Here are the children’s books shortlisted for Australia’s Aurealis Awards:

The Lost Soul Atlas, Zana Fraillon (Hachette Australia)

Tricky Nick, Nicholas J Johnson (Pan Australia)

Across the Risen Sea, Bren MacDibble (Allen & Unwin)

The Chicken’s Curse, Frances Watts (Allen & Unwin)

Hodgepodge: How to Make a Pet Monster, Lili Wilkinson, illustrated by Dustin Spence (Allen & Unwin)

Her Perilous Mansion, Sean Williams (Allen & Unwin)
and Happy Easter to all who are celebrating today. I enjoy finding a peculiar Victorian Easter card for this round-up every year, and though there were many remarkable ones, this one tickled me with its seasonal confusion.