Top Ten Tuesday: Ten MG and YA authors I read the most from

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a meme created by The Broke and Bookish.

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This week’s topic? Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From

I decided to stick to middle grade and young adult titles.  I chose authors where I have read three or more titles and who I can’t read to read more from.

 Ten MG and YA authors I read the most from There's a Book for That

Shared alphabetically by author and featuring one of my favourite titles from each:

Kate DiCamillo How to pick a favourite DiCamillo title? I have to choose Flora and Ulysses because it was pure pleasure to read this aloud to my class. Some sentences were better than the best chocolate in my mouth. And yes, there is that Newbery medal . . . 🙂

flora and ulysses  Ten MG and YA authors I read the most from There's a Book for That

Beth Kephart There is such a beautiful quality to Kephart‘s writing. I love many of her books but I think Going Over is my favourite.

Going Over Ten MG and YA authors I read the most from There's a Book for That

Shannon Hale I have read many, many Shannon Hale titles but I think the book that I would read again and again is Princess Academy. It is one title that every child I pass it to absolutely loves.

 Princess Academy  Ten MG and YA authors I read the most from There's a Book for That

A.S. King I fell fast after I read my first A.S. King title. My favourite? Everybody Sees the Ants Lucky Linderman is unforgettable.

Everybody Sees the Ants  Ten MG and YA authors I read the most from There's a Book for That

Jo Knowles is another author that after reading one book, I went on to read every book. Which book hit me hardest? See You at Harry’s I was a weepy mess reading this beautiful book.

 See You at Harry's  Ten MG and YA authors I read the most from There's a Book for That

It will be no surprise to Barbara O’Connor that she is on this list I am sure. She is probably the author I most often recommend to be read aloud in the classroom. But I think it is this book – Greetings from Nowhere that is most often on my mind as of late. I think it is calling me to reread it.

 Greetings from Nowhere  Ten MG and YA authors I read the most from There's a Book for That

Kenneth Oppel may be the author I have most often read aloud to my own children. But my favourite from him is one I read just on my own: Half Brother. I treasure my signed copy.

 Half Brother  Ten MG and YA authors I read the most from There's a Book for That

Andrew Smith seemed to write books faster than I could read them. After hearing him speak, I now know why this appeared to be the case.. I love the characters in Winger so much that this is my favourite title.

Winger  Ten MG and YA authors I read the most from There's a Book for That

Even though I am highly addicted to the Raven Boys titles, it is The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater that I love best.

 Scorpio Races  Ten MG and YA authors I read the most from There's a Book for That

Deborah Wiles – oh this author. Again, I am choosing a title that was such a delight to read aloud: Each Little Bird that Sings Such a beautiful book full of heartbreak and hope.

each little bird  Ten MG and YA authors I read the most from There's a Book for ThatWhich authors have you read again and again?

33 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten MG and YA authors I read the most from

  1. I love the books/authors on here that I recognize (Winger, Scorpio Races, DeCamillo), which makes me eager to check out the one I haven’t heard of before–Kephart, Knowles, O’Conner and Oppel. Thanks for the great suggestions!

  2. I love The Scorpio Races the best too!! 😀 It was my first Stiefvater book, and kind of nearly my gateway into YA! (I mean, The Hunger Games got me started, but The Scoprio Races showed me that YA was sooo much bigger than I thought it could be.) I have Winger on reserve at the library and I’m excited! 😀 Here’s my TTT!

    • Oh – hurrah! Enjoy Winger. Ryan Dean West, the main character is the BEST. Such a voice. I have such fond memories of reading Scorpio Races. I got completely captured by that book.

  3. Kate is on my list too! My favorite is Edward Tulane! I finally got my teaching partner to read it and she too loved it! I could read that book over and over and over again! I have Princess Academy on my TBR list and has been there for a few years, but for some reason it keeps getting over looked. Maybe it needs to be moved up!

  4. Hi Carrie, Thanks for the great list. I can’t wait to read some of the authors that are new to me. A couple of favorites from my 6th grade classroom include Eliot Schrefer (Endangered), S. A. Bodeen (The Raft), Lynda Mullaly Hunt (One for the Murphys/Fish In A Tree), Cynthia Lord (Touch Blue, A Handful of Stars), Dianne K. Salerni (The Eighth Day, The Inquisitor’s Mark), & Pittacus Lore (I Am Number Four series).

  5. Thank you very much for your list. I see my TBR pile growing! My favourites are Eric Walters( Rule of Three, Seven series/sequel, We All Fall Down, United We Stand); Sigmound Brouwer (Dead Man’s Swirch, Broken Angel, Seven series/sequel); Caroline Pignat (Egghead, Unspeakable) and Kevin Sylvester (Neil Flambé series and MiNRS- haven’t read this one but it is getting great reviews)

  6. What a great list of authors! I love many of them, but my favorite to see on the list was Oppel. He is one of my favorites, and I think he is so under-rated. I need to read more Barbara O’Connor and Beth Kephart–thank you for the suggestions.
    PS. I love that you do TTT now!

  7. Oh, this is really going to feed my book problem :-0 The only author of these that I have read (and loved every book) is Kate DiCamillo. Now the pile next to my bed is going to topple… I just know it.

    • Book piles and toppling – the risks we book lovers take! You should see my classroom. I am weeding and changing things in the library and it looks like an explosion went off in the room. Thankfully no students for a few weeks! I obviously love all of these authors but Deborah Wiles and Barbara O’Connor are MUST reads if you like MG fiction.

  8. Thanks for this great list, and really all your great lists they are great resources and conversation starters. I have to join the party of Rebecca Stead fans, and I just read her first novel First Light, which I think gets overlooked. I highly recommend it. My other faves the last few years are Kathryn Erskine, John Flanagan, Jennifer Neilsen, Kenneth Oppel, Scott Westerfeld, Rick Riordan, and as many others have suggested Kate DiCamillo (still kicking myself for missing her in Bellingham last year).

    • Jennifer Nielsen would be on my extended list if I could keep going! Thank you for sharing your favourites! The Bellingham line up is looking pretty great this spring too! You should consider coming. It is such a great conference!

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