Middle grade is an exciting, creative field of literature. It was hard to pick five favorite books, but this is a narrowed-down list of books Diane Magras reread again and again . . .
Browsing: Susan Cooper
Sherri L. Smith, author of The Toymaker’s Apprentice, selected these five holiday book favorites.
Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels SHIVER, LINGER, and FOREVER. Her novel THE SCORPIO RACES was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association, while Publishers Weekly selected Maggie’s THE RAVEN BOYS as a Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of LAMENT and BALLAD.
On the first day of summer vacation when I was twelve years old, I got on my bicycle, rode three miles down the street through a tunnel of new leaves, emerged into lemon-colored sunshine in the middle of town, racked my bike, opened the front door of the library to release its peppery aroma into the juicy green afternoon, and saw a book with a fantastic cover awaiting me on the nearest wooden table: M.C. Higgins The Great.