Recommended Reading

These are the books I heartily recommend to anyone who asks for a book suggestion. (Who are we kidding? I recommend these books to people unsolicited all the time.)

Picture Books
Hippos Go Berserk by Sandra Boynton
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
Roxaboxen  by Alice McLerran
No Such Things by Bill Peet
Gossie by Oliver Dunrea
The Littlest Llama by Jane Buxton

Middle Grade
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
 by Kristin Cashore
The Hero and the Crown
by Robin McKinley
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmeska Orczy
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
What if? by Randall Monroe