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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

 

TORTILLA SUN

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.

Happy reading,

Suzanne Santillan

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