Alyson Beecher loves books. Alyson is an educator, writing mentor and blogger and I love her taste in books. She recently posted her list of favorite books for 2010 on her Kid Lit Frenzy blog.
Here are Alyson’s picks for Best Mid Grade Novels:
LULU & THE BRONTOSAURUS
by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Lane Smith
BINK & GOLLIE
by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, illustrated by Tony Fucile
GABBY & GATOR
by James Burks
THE CLOUD SEARCHERS (AMULET BOOK #3)
by Kazu Kibuishi
THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA
by Tom Angleberger
A TALE DARK AND GRIMM
by Adam Gidwitz
by Jennifer Cervantes
OUT OF MY MIND
by Sharon M. Draper
ONE CRAZY SUMMER
by Rita Williams-Garcia
THE KNEEBONE BOY
by Ellen Potter
IT’S RAINING CUPCAKES
by Lisa Schroeder
SPILLING INK: A YOUNG WRITER’S HANDBOOK
by Anne Mazer & Ellen Potter
I have read several on this list and even featured them here on the blog, I agree with Alyson that they are great books. I have made it my goal to read all of the books on this list that I haven’t had a chance to read yet.
Alyson has also compiled a list of the best Picture Books and YA for 2010 as well, be sure to check those out as well.
I will have an opportunity to meet Alyson next month when I visit her school for an author visit to share my book “Grandma’s Pear Tree.” I hope during the visit we will have time to discuss books, she really knows her stuff.
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