My middle-grade fiction reading list

To better my own writing and to get a real lesson in crafting a middle grade novel, a friend of mine sent me a reading list: Holes by Louis Sachar Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead Anything by Roald Dahl (I’ve read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and JamesContinue reading “My middle-grade fiction reading list”

Top 10 books for kids and teens 2011

As the year winds down and the holidays approach, I thought it time to offer a list of 2011’s best books for young readers. The selections range from child to teen and include books that I fell in love with and books my kids fell in love with.  Some made major Top 10 lists andContinue reading “Top 10 books for kids and teens 2011”