Children / YA


We read a lot in my family and I also enjoy reading young adult novels on my own as well.  I'm putting together a list of the books I've reviewed for children and young adults over the years on this blog.

Kids Summer Reads

Reading with Kids . . . a few books we read in 2012 (includes On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, and Pirate School:  The Curse of Snake Island) by Brian James
Star Wars Books for Kids
My Kids' Top Halloween Book Picks for 2015 
Top Kid Thanksgiving Books
Old Chevy on the Prairie:  Our Journey to Visit Little House Sites
Top Ten Pioneer Books 

Adams, Jennifer
Little Miss Austen Pride and Prejudice:  A Counting Primer
Little Miss Austen Emma:  An Emotions Primer

Appelt, Kathi and Alison McGhee
Maybe a Fox

Applegate, Katherine
The One and Only Bob

Babbitt - Natalie
The Search for Delicious

Banks, Lynne Reid
The Indian in the Cupboard

Blume, Judy
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing 

Carroll, Lewis
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Cleary, Beverly
Henry Huggins
The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Clements, Andrew
No Talking 

Cohan, George
It's a Grand Old Flag 

Cowell, Cressida

Dahl, Roald
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Danny Champion of the World
Fantastic Mr. Fox and Other Animal Stories
Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts
The Twits, The Minpins, and The Magic Finger 

The Twits

Davids, Paul and Hollace Davids
Star Wars:  The Glove of Darth Vader (#1)
Star Wars:  The Lost City of the Jedi (#2) 
Star Wars:  Zorba the Hutt's Revenge (#3) 
Star Wars:  Mission from Mount Yoda (#4) 
Star Wars:  Queen of the Empire (#5) 
Star Wars:  Prophets of the Dark Side (#6) 

DiCamillo, Kate
Because of Winn-Dixie

de Saint Exupery, Antoine
The Little Prince

Erdrich, Louise
The Birchbark House

Erickson, John R.
Hank the Cowdog

Gannett, Ruth Stiles
My Father's Dragon

Gutman, Dan
The Genius Files:  Mission Unstoppable (#1)
The Genius Files:  Never Say Genius (#2)
The Genius Files:  You Only Die Twice (#3)
It's Halloween, I'm Turning Green

Hopkinson, Deborah
A Boy Called Dickens
Interview with author Deborah Hopkinson

Hunter, Erin
Warriors #1 and #2 
Warriors #1:  Into the Wild (audiobook)

James, Brian
Pirate School:  The Curse of Snake Island

Johnson, Katherine
Reaching for the Moon 

Karlsson, Adria

Kinsella, Sophie
Fairy Mom and Me

LaReau, Kara
The Infamous Ratsos

Lovelace, Maud Hart
Betsy-Tacy Treasury

Messner, Kate
Ranger in Time:  Long Road to Freedom (#3)

Millner, Denene

Milne, A.A.

O'Brien, Robert C.
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Palacio, RJ

Peterson, John
The Littles Have a Wedding

Pflugfelder, Science Bob and Steve Hockensmith
Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage 

Potter, Beatrix

Peter Rabbit and Other Stories

 Rebel Girls Series

Restrepo, Bettina
Moose and Magpie

Rey, Margaret and H.A.
A Treasury of Curious George

Rowling, J.K.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Tales of Beedle the Bard
Quidditch Through the Ages
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Rucka, Greg
Smuggler's Run:  A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure  

Russell, Rachel Renee

Ryan, Pam Munoz

Scieszka, Jon
Smash! Crash!

Selznick, Brian
The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Shaw, Nancy
Sheep Blast Off

Shurtliff, Liesl
Rump:  The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

Takei, George
They Called Us Enemy

Taylor, Theodore
The Cay

Twain, Mark
Great Illustrated Classics:  Huckleberry Finn

Tyre, Lisa Lewis
Last in a Long Line of Rebels 

Warner, Gertrude Chandler
The Boxcar Children

Watson, Jude
Star Wars:   Last of the Jedi (#9) - Master of Deception

Weiner, Jennifer

White, E.B.
Charlotte's Web 
Stuart Little
The Trumpet of the Swan

White, T.H.
The Sword in the Stone 

Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Little House in the Big Woods
Little House in the Big Woods (2016 Review) 
Little House in the Big Woods (Audiobook - 2018 Review) 
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie (2016 Review) 
On the Banks of Plum Creek
By the Shores of Silver Lake
The Long Winter
Old Chevy Truck on the Prairie:  Our Journey to Visit Little House Sites 

Wilson, Constance
The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats


Adeyemi, Tomi
Children of Blood and Bone

Alcott, Louisa May
Christmas Treasury
Little Men
Little Women 

Alexie, Sherman
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

Armstrong, Erica and Kathleen Van Cleve
Never Caught:  The Story of Ona Judge

Crispin:  The Cross of Lead
Crispin:  At the Edge of the World

Baum, L Frank
The Wizard of Oz (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)

Boyne, John
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Cargill - C. Robert

Day Zero

Chao, Gloria
American Panda 

Cline, Ernest
Ready Player One

Collins, Suzanne
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games (audiobook)
Catching Fire
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Condie, Ally

Dixon, Franklin W. 

Foreman, Gayle
If I Stay

Frederick, Heather Vogel
Pies & Prejudice (The Mother-Daughter Book Club #4)

Gratz Alan

Green, John
The Fault in Our Stars

Gregory, Philippa
Stormbringers (Order of Darkness Book #2)
Fools' Gold (Order of Darkness Book #3) 

Haddon, Mark
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Han, Jenny

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Heron, Farah

Tahira in Bloom

Hiassen, Carl

James, Lauren
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe 

Johnson, Katherine
Reaching for the Moon 

Lu, Marie

Lane, Rose Wilder
Young Pioneers

L'Engle, Madeleine
A Wrinkle in Time

Lowry, Lois
The Giver

Meyer, Stephenie
Twilight (2nd Read)
New Moon and Eclipse
Breaking Dawn
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Midnight Sun 

Mongtomery, LM

Morris, Brittney

Morrison, Ewan

How to Survive Everything

Palacio, RJ

Park, Suzanne

The Christmas Clash

Pliscou, Lisa
Young Jane Austen:  Becoming a Writer

Price, Tirzah

Pride and Premeditation

Reynolds, Jason

Riggs, Ransom
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Roth, Veronica

Ryan, Pam Munoz

Thomas, Angie
The Hate U Give

Sachar, Louis
Small Steps 

Smith, Sasha Peyton

The Witch Haven

Swanson, James L.
Chasing Lincoln's Killer 
"The President Has Been Shot!":  The Assassination of John F. Kennedy  

Urban, Linda

Talk Santa to Me

Welch, Laura Evans

Spells for Lost Things

Young, Adrienne

Spells for Forgetting

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