Wednesday, April 11, 2012

K is for . . .


Kid lit. Yeah!

Some of my favorite books are children’s books:
  •        To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  •        Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  •        Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli 
  •        From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
  •        The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
  •        Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  •        Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
  •        Jacob Have I Loved, by Katherine Paterson
  •        Junie B. (Jones), First Grader: Toothless Wonder by Barbara Park
  •        The Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
  •        Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

And that’s just a start. 

Did I mention your favorite(s)? If not, leave me title(s) and author(s) in a comment.

13 comments:

  1. I'm printing this list, we purchased kindles for all of my grandchildren this Christmas. Will suggest they take a look! Thanks Sara!

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    1. Jen, all these are middle grade or young adult fiction. Probably the easiest read is Junie B. Jones, which (you may know) is a series.

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    1. Thanks, icedgurl. I'll be visiting you.

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  3. Great list. I didn't know Lovely Bones was kidlit. Wow. I'd like to add Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Peter Pan by J.M Barrie, and Loser by Jerry Spinnelli.

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    1. Good additions! I read Anne of GG long ago, don't think I ever read Peter Pan.

      You're right: The Lovely Bones is classified as adult fiction, but it has a 14-year old protagonist (dead) who is the narrator. It really is for mature readers. Thanks for the correction, Leslie.

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  4. I love reading (and writing) children's literature! A recent favorite was last year's newbery: Clare Vanderpool's Moon over Manifest.

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    1. Yaay! My library has it. Thank you for the rec.

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  5. I'm re-reading the Harry Potter series. Its such a fun ride.

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    1. Yes, I want to re-read them soon too.

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  6. I loved the Ramona books! I'd like to add The Little House on the Prarie books as well. :-)

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    1. Yes, I know the Little House books are very well-loved, although I've never read them.

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    2. They're definitely worth reading, even as an adult.

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