Tag Archives: youth fantasy

Mysterious Travelers: Prince of Nowhere and the Lock-Eater

Here are two 2022 middle grade fantasy books, both with characters named Traveler and automata, as well as other cool things like dragons, griffins, and time travel. Continue reading

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Alliana, Girl of Dragons by Julie Abe

I was eagerly awaiting this origin story of Eva’s mother’s best friend, Queen Alliana – especially since it includes dragons. Continue reading

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Magical Schools: Wildseed Witch and Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

Here are two exciting new magical school books, both with kids at all-Black schools, one drawing on Louisiana’s Black history and one set in a futuristic Nigeria. Continue reading

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A Taste of Magic by J. Elle

Here’s a sparkling and delicious new story of a 12-year-old learning magic, baking and other secrets in her inner city neighborhood magic academy. Continue reading

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Castle of Tangled Magic by Sophie Anderson

What happens when a girl, a fox spirit, and a cranky witch team up to save a magical castle? Continue reading

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Fenris and Mott by Greg van Eekhout

Who doesn’t want to read a fast-paced middle grade fantasy combining Norse mythology with magical puppy mayhem? Continue reading

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Those Kids from Fawn Creek, Answers in the Pages, and Zia Erases the World

Here are shorter reviews of three more books I checked out for the #MGReadathon. Continue reading

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Every Bird a Prince by Jenn Reese

The shifting landscape of seventh grade combines with the unseen magical battles in the nearby woods.   Continue reading

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#MGReadathon Finish Line

Here’s my wrap-up, with reviews of It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit and Valentina Salazar is NOT a Monster Hunter. Continue reading

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The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat

Here’s another lovely Thai-inspired historical fiction/fantasy book from Christina Soontornvat, whose earlier books A Wish in the Dark and All Thirteen won Newbery Honors the same year. Continue reading

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