Saturday, December 24, 2011

Best Books 2011

I pulled together a list of "best books" for middle-grade and YA fiction from Hornbook, Kirkus, National Book Awards, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, New York Times, Washington Post and Amazon. It's cool to see how certain titles really stand out! I've got to get on reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone and The Scorpio Races right away.

Any interest in seeing something similar for picture books?


  1. Wonderstruck is on my list to buy for myself if I don't receive it as a gift. Can't wait to read it!

  2. I enjoyed it! I think it will be unfairly compared to Invention of Hugo Cabret, because there is simply nothing else like it, but it is a pretty terrific book on it's own. I like the way Selznick combines seemingly random things in his brain, and then makes them make total sense together.

  3. I love Wordle. I think that's how it's spelled. I used to make all kinds of posters and things for my room with that website. You can change the fonts and layouts and make them awesome! Our school has made shirts from the designs too.

  4. Yes, I had to play around with this for ages, before it stopped looking all lopsided and crazy! I'm working on a picture book wordle now... curious how it will turn out, especially because so many of the titles are long, long, long.



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