PW Best Books of the Year: Children's Fiction

Laurie Halse Anderson

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 2: The Kingdom on the Waves
M.T. Anderson

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street
Jeanne Birdsall

Elise Broach

Kristin Cashore

The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins

Little Brother
Cory Doctorow

Bog Child
Siobhan Dowd

Dark Dude
Oscar Hijuelos

Tender Morsels*
Margo Lanagan

Ingrid Law

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
E. Lockhart

Sunrise over Fallujah
Walter Dean Myers

Terry Pratchett

What do you think? Fairly comprehensive? Shockingly lacking?

My addition would be Trouble, by Gary Schmidt. And Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta. And ... oh, just go here and see my year-end favorites, as of October.

*On my bedside table


Erin said...

I really want to read Tender Morsels...

How is Paper Towns?

Noel De Vries said...

John Green surprised me. I didn't like Abundance of Ks. I really enjoyed Paper Towns. Review coming.

Marie DeVries said...

I am reading -Penderwicks on Gardam street- now... I like it. I have read several on that list, but never even heard of some of the others... I'll have to look into them.