Recommended Reads

Monday, June 23, 2008

Recommended Youth/YA novels

In this spot I'd like to share with you some of my favorite books. Even though the date above doesn't change, I keep adding books.
Here is a list of YA novels which I really enjoyed:


Alphabet of Dreams, Susan Fletcher
Amazing Grace, Megan Shull
A Royal Pain, Ellen Conford
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline d’Engle
Among the Hidden, Margaret Peterson Haddix
Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamillo
Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson
Cages, Peg Kehret
Chasing Vermeer, Blue Balliett
Clementine, Sara Pennypacker
Countdown, Ben Mikaelsen
Crispin, Avi
Dangerous Skies, Suzanne Fisher Staples
Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom, Susin Nielsen
Dear Mr. Henshaw, Beverly Cleary
Doing Time Online, Jan Siebold
Faith, Hope and Ivy June, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Flood, James Heneghan.
Go And Come Back, Joan Abelove
Habibi, Naomi Shihab Nye
Hatchet, Gary Paulsen
Heart Beat, Sharon Creech
Holding on to Max, Margaret Bechard
Hope Was Here, Joan Bauer
Hubcaps and Puppies, Rosemary Nelson
I Had Seen Castles, Cynthia Rylant
I Heard the Owl Call My Name, Margaret Craven
Ironman, Chris Crutcher
Island of the Aunts, Eva Ibbotson
Jesse's Star, Ellen Schwartz
Journey of the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson
Juliet Dove, Queen of Love, Bruce Coville
Kensuke's Kingdom, Michael Morpurgo, Scholastic
Log Jam, Monica Hughes
Lydia, Queen of Palestine, Uri Orlev
Maniac Magee, Jerry Spinelli
Miss Smithers books, Susan Juby
Missing May, Cynthia Rylant
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
No Fixed Address, Maureen Bayless
Old Yeller, Fred Gipson
Out of the Dust, Karen Hesse
Part of Me, Kimberly Willis Holt
Pearl Verses The World, Sally Murphy
Peter and the Starchatchers, Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Phantom Tollbooth, Justin Lester
Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren
Royal Ransom, Eric Walters
Rules, Cynthia Lord
Shadow Spinner, Susan Fletcher
Shiloh, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Something Upstairs, Avi
Speak to the Earth, William Bell
Stars, Eric Walters
Staying Fat for Sarah Bynes, Chris Crutcher
Still There, Clare by Yvonne Prinz
Summer of my German Soldier, Bette Green
Summer of the Monkeys, Wilson Rawls
Surviving The Applewhites, Stephanie S. Tolan
The Baby Project, Sarah Ellis
The BFG, Roald Dahl
The Bite of the Mango, Mariatu Kamara with Susan McClelland
The Breadwinner, Deborah Ellis
The Captain's Dog, My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe, Roland Smith
The Cay, Theodore Taylor
The Cuckoo's Child, Suzanne Freeman
The Devil’s Arithmetic, Jane Yolen
The Face on the Milk Carton, Carolyn B. Cooney
The Freedom of Jenny, Julie Burtinshaw
The Moorchild, Eloise McGraw
The Other Author Arthur, Sheree Fitch
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, E.L. Konigsburg
The School Story, Andrew Clements, Scholastic (highly recommended for kids who love to write!)
The Silver Pencil, by Alice Dalgliesh
The Smell of Paint, Sheryl McFarlane
The Star of Kazan, Eva Ibbotson
The Story of My Life, Farah Ahmedi
The Teacher’s Funeral, Richard Peck
The True Confessions for Charlotte Doyle, Avi
The Year of Miss Agnes, Kirkpatrick Hill
Throwaway Daughter, Ting-Xing Ye and William Bell
Torn Away, James Heneghan
Touching Spirit Bear, Ben Mikkaelson
Two Weeks with the Queen, Morris Gleitzman
Voices, Eric Walters & Deborah Ellis
Walk Across the Sea, Susan Fletcher
What's a Serious Detective Like Me Doing in Such a Silly Movie?, Linda Bailey
Witch’s Fang, Heather Kellerhals-Stewart,
Zach's Lie, Roland Smith

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