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Their Favorite Books of 2007: Kerry Madden

December 20th, 2007 (10:21 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Father's Day by Ben Foster from the Doctor Who soundtrack

Author Kerry Madden created this list, which she says is "just some of my favorite titles of past and present in children's and YA books!"

A CHRISTMAS MEMORY by Truman Capote
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
A MEMBER OF THE WEDDING by Carson McCullers
A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith
THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS by Katherine Paterson
THE AURORA COUNTY ALL STARS by Deborah Wiles
THE PLAIN JANES by Cecil Castellucci
RULES OF SURVIVAL by Nancy Werlin
HOW TO STEAL A DOG by Barbara O'Connor
GRIEF GIRL by Ellen Vincent
SIDE EFFECTS by Amy Koss
EVERLOST by Neal Shusterman
FIREGIRL by Tony Abbott
STANFORD WONG FLUNKS BIG TIME by Lisa Yee
LONG GONE DADDY by Helen Hemphill
WAIT TILL HELEN COMES by Mary Downing Hahn
KATIE JOHN by Mary Calhoun
THE MINER'S DAUGHTER by Gretchen Moran Laskas
ON THE HEAD OF A PIN by Mary Beth Miller
WEEDFLOWER by Cynthia Kadahota
BLIND FAITH by Ellen Wittlinger
BLUE by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
CLEMENTINE BOOKS by Sara Pennypacker
THAT GIRL LUCY MOON by Amy Timberlake
A CROOKED KIND OF PERFECT by Linda Urban
LESSONS FROM A DEAD GIRL by Joanna Knowles
BELLE PRATER'S BOY by Ruth White
THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY by Susan Patron
HATTIE BIG SKY by Kirby Lawson
LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green
THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie

Find out what others have read and loved this year.

For more author picks, visit Bildungsroman every weekday for the rest of the month!

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Posted by: Kerry Madden (mountainmist)
Posted at: December 20th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
So many more I could have added and will keep adding to the list...

like Lisa Yee's fabulous trilogy, Sally Nemeth's "The Heights, the Depths, and Everything in Between"...I'm looking forward to Michael Reisman's and Paula Yoo's books...SIMON BLOOM THE GRAVITY KEEPER and GOOD ENOUGH...I could just curl up by a fire and read and read if Christmas weren't hurdling down the path at lightning speed. Betty Birney's THE SEVENS WONDERS OF SASSAFRASS SPRINGS is wonderful too.

Thanks for asking, LW!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 20th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
Re: So many more I could have added and will keep adding to the list...

GOOD ENOUGH is great!

The world is small. One of my students knows the author of SIMON BLOOM. That's how I heard about the book, and that's why I added it to my Books to Read / upcoming releases list.

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