Thursday, January 19, 2012

2011 Memorable Reads: Children's Fiction

It was tough narrowing down my top three.

Funny, charming, but with enough gravitas and realism to make this a kid-friendly and appealing look into an Asian-American family's life, particularly generation and cultural gaps. I'm exceedingly fond of this book and was sorry that it seemed to have been forgotten come the end of the year and the "Best Of 2011" lists.


The Trouble With May Amelia

Huge Jennifer Holm fan. Kids love her, parents love her, critics love her. I ask you, what does this woman have to do to get a Newbery Medal?


Young Fredle

I love this book, and I don't care what anybody says. It's funny! It has danger! Suspense! A mouse that goes on adventures! Yes, this was one of several mouse adventures stories this year, but so what?

Friday: Look for my 2011 picks for poetry and young adult fiction. And then Monday...the Youth Media Awards!

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

Over at the Cybils middle grade fiction we gave Lucy Wu some love. I don't know what it was about this book, but it really resonated with me as well. The other two, not as much.