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Their Favorite Books of 2007: Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller and I have a lot of things in common. We're both booksellers. We're both writers - though her novel is on the shelves while mine is still only in my brain. We're both list-makers. Of all of the books she's read this year, here are Sarah's favorites.

* = one of her top five picks of the year

2007 Middle Grade:
*The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick
*Aurora County All-Stars, by Deborah Wiles
A Crooked Kind of Perfect, by Linda Urban
Me and the Pumpkin Queen, by Marlane Kennedy
No Talking, by Andrew Clements

2007 Young Adult:
*The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt
*Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature, by Robin Brande
*Book of a Thousand Days, by Shannon Hale
13 Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
Wildwood Dancing, by Juliet Marillier

2007 Picture Books:
Let it Shine, by Ashley Bryan
That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown, by Cressida Cowell
Different Like Coco, by Elizabeth Matthews (picture book bio)

2007 Juvenile Non-Fiction:
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz

2007 Graphic Novels:
The Arrival, by Shaun Tan
The Plain Janes, by Cecil Castellucci

Adult Releases:
Lottery, by Patricia Wood
Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life, by Pamela Smith Hill

2008 releases:
Curse Dark as Gold, by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Trouble, by Gary D. Schmidt

Backlist:
The Braid, by Helen Frost
Straw Into Gold, by Gary D. Schmidt
Triangle, by David Von Drehle (adult non-fiction)
Triangle, by Katharine Weber (adult fiction)

Audio Backlist:
Clementine, by Sara Pennypacker
The Little House series, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, performed by Cherry Jones
A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck

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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