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First the question: Can anyone point me to where to find the middle grade children's literature listserv, equivalent to Child_Lit but for older books? I can't seem to either remember the name or to figure out where to sign up. Come to think of it, I don't think I've re-subscribed to Child_Lit since I left Wizards--I had it go to a particular folder and only checked in on it from time to time, and nowadays I'm missing it. Off to subscribe!

Onward with the actual post, however. I'm in the middle of trying to make a list of great middle-grade fantasy books, and find that I'm often looking at my shelf thinking, "What a great book! I'll include it on the list!" only to realize that no, I'm limiting myself to middle-grade, and that chapter book or YA fantasy just won't do. Just for the purposes of the list I'm making, mind you!

So. A little help, please? I'm looking for classics, contemporaries, obvious and not-so-obvious books. I'm only listing series by series rather than all the books, to simplify matters. So far, I've borrowed from Editorial Anonymous's list that we talked about the other day, and also from my grad school syllabi, and from my own personal bookshelves, and previous recommendation lists (which so need to be updated, hence the whole thing today!), but surely even with all of those, I'm forgetting something!

I am including crossover titles. In other words, if it's a book that has teen characters but is commonly read by middle-graders--Madeleine L'Engle comes to mind--even though it's often shelved in YA I'm including it. Or if it's a short chapter book that 7-year-olds might read, but that 9-year-olds enjoy just as much, it's probably borderline, but I'm going to include it on the list at least at first.

Also, my criteria for "great" is dual-fold (tri-fold?): either great literary, Newbery-worthy writing, or popular with kids/bestselling, or both. Or really, who needs such high expectations? Just really great books for middle-grade kids that have magic, adventure, and a story that hooks kids from the beginning. I don't want to leave out a good book simply because it's deemed non-literary or because its sales weren't high enough or something.

So, here's my list so far. Feel free to comment on anything I've missed, because I fully admit that it's highly likely I've forgotten something obvious! Also note that it's in no particular order at this point, not even alphabetical.

Series are marked with an asterisk.


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
* The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, Lloyd Alexander
Charlotte's Web, E.B. White
The Trumpet of the Swan, E.B. White
Stuart Little, E.B. White
Coraline, Neil Gaiman
* Redwall, Brian Jacques
The Witches, Roald Dahl
* Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling
* The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
* Over Sea, Under Stone, Susan Cooper
Penderwicks (is this fantasy? I haven't read it)
The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo
* The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett
James & the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl (man, I loved this one in about 3rd or 4th grade)
* Whales on Stilts, M.T. Anderson
* Children of Green Knowe, L.M. Boston
Peter Pan & Wendy, J.M. Barrie
Of Mice and Magic, David Farland
*The Last Apprentice, Joseph Delaney
* Dragon's Milk, Susan Fletcher
Half Magic, Edward Eager
* Red Dragon Codex, R.D. Henham
* Protector of the Small, Tamora Pierce
The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
May Bird and the Ever After
The Magic Thief, Sarah Prineas
* Larklight, Philip Reeve
* The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart
* Skulduggery Pleasant, Derek Landy
My Rotten Life: Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie, David Lubar (ARC, to be published this August)
* The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan
* Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians, Brandon Sanderson
* The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner (would this be YA or middle grade, really? I'm about to read it so will have a better feeling after, of course)
* The 13th Reality, James Dashner
Standard Hero Behavior, John David Anderson
* The Stink Files, Holm & Hamel
The Power of Three, Diana Wynne Jones
* The Chrestomanci Chronicles, Diana Wynne Jones
* Inkheart, Cornelia Funke
A Ring of Endless Light, Madeleine L’Engle
* A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle
* The Sisters Grimm, Michael Buckley (I LOVE this series)
Chasing Vermeer, Blue Balliet
* The Seeing Stone, Kevin Crossley-Holland
* Pendragon, D.J. MacHale
* Warriors, Erin Hunter
* Babymouse, Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
* Dragon Keeper, Carole Wilkinson
* Hugo Pepper, Paul Stewart & Chris Riddel
* Fablehaven, Brandon Mull
* Into the Wild, Sarah Beth Durst
* Vampirates, Justin Somper
Princess Academy, Shannon Hale
Tom's Midnight Garden, Phillippa Pearce
Many Waters, Madeleine L’Engle (part of the Wrinkle in Time series, technically, but far enough forward that I kind of count it separately)
Bedknob and Broomstick, Mary Norton
Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine
Beauty, Robin McKinley
* The Princess Tales (Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep, etc.), Gail Carson Levine
* Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
* Little Sister, Kara Dalkey
The Princess Bride (kinda sorta--perhaps more YA?)
The Hoboken Chicken Emergency, Daniel Pinkwater
The Indian in the Cupboard, Lynne Reid Banks (though perhaps should be phased off any recommendation lists, due to cultural inaccuracies, but it is a title that grabs kids)
The Mouse and His Child, Russell Hoban
* The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
The Perilous Gard, Elizabeth Pope (not technically fantasy, and perhaps YA? But oh so good!)
* Mister Monday/Keys to the Kingdom, Garth Nix
The Folk Keeper, Franny Billingsley
The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
Babe: The Gallant Pig, Dick King-Smith
* Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers
* The Borrowers, Mary Norton
* Five Children and It, E. Nesbit (and pretty much anything by E. Nesbit)
The Princess and the Goblin/The Princess and Curdie, George MacDonald
The Light Princess, George MacDonald
Well Wished, Franny Billingsley
* Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones (well... more YA, really, but House of Many Ways is more middle grade, so...)
* Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
* The Spiderwick Chronicles, Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi (that's one that's on the young end, but still enjoyed by 9-10 year olds)
* The Story of the Treasure Seekers, E. Nesbit
* The Dalemark Quintet, Diana Wynne Jones
* Dragonsong, Anne McCaffrey
Children of the Lamp: The Akhenaten Adventure, P.B. Kerr

Recommendations from comments

I've got some reading to do!

Stoneflight, Georgess McHargue
* The Mad Scientists' Club, Bertrand R. Brinley
* Danny Dunn books (?)
* Ranger's Apprentice
The Name of This Book Is Secret, Pseudonymous Bosch
* Hall Family Chronicles, Jane Langton
Matilda, Roald Dahl
Darkside, Tom Becker
Savvy, Ingrid Law
Eva Ibbotson's books (I've meant to read her stuff for years but haven't ever gotten around to it)
The True Meaning of Smekday, Adam Rex
The Neverending Story, Michael Ende
A Gift of Magic, Lois Duncan
* What the Witch Left, The Wednesday Witch, The Secret Tree House, Ruth Chew
* Charlie Bone
Nightmare Academy, Dean Lorey (I've got this ARC around here somewhere. This is the problem with not having my office finished--I'm not quite sure *where* it is. And not having read it yet, I'd thought it was YA, but hadn't looked at it hard yet.)
Billy Bones, Christopher Lincoln
* The 39th Clue, Rick Riordan et al.
A Wolf at the Door, Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow (also in The Dark of the Woods)
Swan Sister, Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow
Dreamhunter/Dreamquake, Elizabeth Knox
The Last Unicorn
* The Gammage Cup



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elfkat
Jan. 4th, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
The Mad Scientists' Club (Mad Scientist Club)
by Bertrand R. Brinley

These were some of my favourites when I was a kid. I read it over and over as well as all the Oz books. Oh and all the Danny Dunn books.

Edited at 2009-01-04 04:36 am (UTC)
slwhitman
Jan. 4th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
I've never heard of either of those series. Will have to look them up.
_hallow_
Jan. 4th, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
The Ranger's Apprentice series is a bestseller and I really enjoyed the first one. I'd have called it YA if someone gave it to me, but it's shelved in the MG section, so it might fit your criteria.

I also have to give a shout out to The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch, which I worked on with my boss. It is more of a mystery but crosses over into fantasy with things like the search for immortality and a homonculus in the second book.
slwhitman
Jan. 4th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
Oo, never read that one, but have been meaning to check it out because it's such a fun title and pseudonym.

Also, I thought I had Ranger's Apprentice, but maybe I don't, because I'm always getting it confused with another one... Yep! Got it confused with The Last Apprentice! So similar, I always get them confused.
_hallow_
Jan. 4th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
I love that one too, in all it's horror-y glory. :-D
blpurdom
Jan. 4th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Jane Langton's Hall Family Chronicles are real classics. Langton's Wikipedia page, with all of the titles in the series, is here. All of the books are wonderful, but The Fledgling is also a Newbery Honor Book. And are my eyes deceiving me or did you not include Roald Dahl's Matilda? I don't know how many times I read that book to my daughter.

(Edited to delete reference to non-fantasy MG books.)

Edited at 2009-01-04 04:42 am (UTC)
slwhitman
Jan. 4th, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
Aha! You caught yourself before I could reply and wag my finger at the non-fantasy! Much as I love other genres, we're keeping strictly to fantasy here, because goodness knows the list is long enough already.

I've only seen the movie Matilda, and not read the book the way I devoured Dahl's Charlie and James as a kid, so I wasn't sure if the book itself would be considered fantasy. Noted!
blpurdom
Jan. 4th, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)
Well, until a majority of the human race evolves to do telekinesis, I think that books that involve it might still be considered fantasy! :D
kathleenfoucart
Jan. 4th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
I've only read the first one, but I really enjoyed Darkside by Tom Becker.
olmue
Jan. 4th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
Why do people always list The Black Cauldron when it's book 2 of a series of 5? (I know, the movie--but why do a movie of the second book of something?)

Penderwicks is not a fantasy. It's good, but not fantasy in the slightest.

Back to series, Wee Free Men and Whales on Stilts are both series books. (Wintersmith follows WFM, and I think there is one in between, and The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen--love that title!--follows Whales.)

The Magic Thief is also the first of a series (more coming soon!) Chasing Vermeer is a series, but I don't remember it being fantasy--maybe I'm remembering wrong.

For ones to add: Savvy by Ingrid Law is great, Eva Ibbotson has some nice ones (although I prefer her historicals, strangely), and my MG sons CANNOT get enough of The True Meaning of Smekday, by Adam Rex. The Neverending Story (and others by Michael Ende), Lois Duncan's A Gift of Magic, and of course Narnia!

LOVE Perilous Gard!
olmue
Jan. 4th, 2009 06:06 am (UTC)
And BTW, the Black Cauldron remark was meant more in puzzled amusement than anything else (voice tones do not come across well on the internet...)
slwhitman
Jan. 4th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
Both The Black Cauldron and The Penderwicks were copied from EA's list, and I couldn't find my Lloyd Alexander to remember the first book. I knew I hadn't read TBC, actually--I've only read the first one--but I'm sure it's so familiar because of the Disney animated movie of the same name.

I'll strike Penderwicks from the list, then--thanks for the heads-up, and on the series notes, too. Funny how such a large percentage of the list is series of at least three books.
olmue
Jan. 4th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I figured The Black Cauldron came from her list. The first is The Book of Three. (The last one, The High King, won a Newbery.)

As to series, MG readers love them. I know my boys are always wanting to know if there is more once they've finished a book. When they find a good "world," they want to crawl inside and stay there for a few years. :)
slwhitman
Jan. 4th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
I agree. Even if a MG reader isn't a reluctant reader, having that familiarity in a world is extremely important to them. When I was in 4th grade, I read Trixie Belden books over and over and over again--while experimenting with a little Shakespeare on the side. :) I wanted to be the smartest kid in the world, after all, and reading Shakespeare would do that for me. ... Right? ;)
olmue
Jan. 5th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
Heheh...well now, there's nothing wrong with a diet of Shakespeare for a kid now, is there?

And I have to add Hilari Bell to your list, if it isn't there already. I just downed the first two books of her Shield, Sword, and Crown trilogy and it's just what I would have loved as a MG reader. (And still do.)
slwhitman
Jan. 4th, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
And HA on Chasing Vermeer--wasn't even thinking. It slipped into the physical pile of books I pulled from the shelf. See what I mean about "this is a good one, so it must fit" thinking? :)
slwhitman
Jan. 5th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
Oh, and I'd already had Narnia on there.
janni
Jan. 4th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
I've been liking Anne Ursu's series, beginning with The Shadow Thieves.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 4th, 2009 07:46 am (UTC)
Books
Just stumbled on here - but books I LOVED were all the Ruth Chew books "What the Witch Left," "The Wednesday Witch," "The Secret Tree House" etc. The "Dealing With Dragons" books by Patricia Wrede are wonderful. Also, the first Lloyd Alexander book in that series is "The Book of Three." :-)
slwhitman
Jan. 4th, 2009 07:52 am (UTC)
Re: Books
*Thank* you! I was too lazy to google the Book of Three. :)
olmue
Jan. 4th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Books
Ooh, I loved Ruth Chew when I was little! Isn't the Wednesday Witch the one where the witch is modern, so she rides a vacuum cleaner named James instead of a broom?
(Anonymous)
Jan. 5th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
Re: Books
I don't remember the name of the vacuum, but the witch did ride one. I have about 25 of Ruth Chew's books - my 12 year old daughter has read them all. The Witch's Buttons was my personal favorite. :-) I also liked Witch in the House, where the witch liked to eat coffee grounds.
brian_ohio
Jan. 4th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
typing from a ps3, not easy
charlie bone series
the nightmare academy by dean lorey
billy bones by christopher lincoln

i'm a huge fan of skulldugery pleasant !
brian_ohio
Jan. 4th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
also that new series
the 39th clue
but i haven't read it yet
davidlubar
Jan. 4th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
Ooohhhh. You're the first person to give Nathan a hug in a blog. Thanks. :-)
slwhitman
Jan. 4th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
:) To be honest, I haven't had the chance to read it all the way through. But you're funny, and it so far is funny, and I'll have to fully review it later.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 4th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
Cool
Stacy, I'm just honored to be on the list! Thank you.

James (Dashner)
ellen_datlow
Jan. 4th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
Don't know if you're aware of (and have read) the two middle grade fantasy anthologies Terri Windling and I co-edited: A Wolf at the Door and Swan Sister (we have a third, Troll's Eye View coming out this spring).
slwhitman
Jan. 4th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
I haven't! I've read a number of the ones you've done for young adults and adults, but I had no idea you've done them for middle graders.
ellen_datlow
Jan. 4th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
Yup. Three so far. And we're hoping to sell a fourth.
Wolf seems to be OP as a standalone although it should still be available as a hc from B&N called THE DARK OF THE WOODS (with Swan Sister--although SS is still in print from S&S)--confusing, I know :-).
b7_kerravon
Jan. 4th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
Fantasy book list
If "Dragonsong" is on the list, what about "A Spell for Chameleon" by Piers Anthony? They are about the same reading level, and Anthony's books have the added bonus of being really 'punny' - he clearly loves playing with the English language. eg: "Nightmare" being an actual horse!
slwhitman
Jan. 5th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
Re: Fantasy book list
I've never read it, so I'm not sure, but I'd usually say that Piers Anthony was published for adults and mostly read by young adults. I've only read one of his books, though, and that had to have been over a decade ago. Would you really classify it as a middle-grade novel?

I'm on the fence about McCaffrey, myself, because I can't remember if she was published for YA or middle grade (but she *was* published for kids in this particular instance, same as Wizard of Earthsea/LeGuin, which I'd put solidly in YA. She's listed here because I don't want to exclude her from the list quite yet, but it's one I want to investigate, as it seems either a crossover or fully YA. It's been a while since I've looked at the book.

Work in progress! :)
b7_kerravon
Jan. 5th, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
Re: Fantasy book list
I'm not sure about what is a reasonable 'middle-grade' book, but I do know that it's about the same reading level as "Dragonsong", if that helps. I don't have children, and was a bibliophile from the age of four, so what I read in seventh grade might not have any basis in a normal classroom (I memorized and recited the entire Poe poem "The Raven" as a seventh grader as well). Anyway, all his books can be read on several levels, but are more advanced than "A Wrinkle in Time" (which I adored). "A Wind in the Door" and "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" were good, but not as good as the original.

Oh! My favorite fantasy book in sixth grade! "The Last Unicorn" by Peter Beagle! You can't beat a wizard named Schmendrick!
slwhitman
Jan. 5th, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
Re: Fantasy book list
How could I forget The Last Unicorn?

And reading level is kind of iffy, though of course obvious--but I was one of those advanced readers, too (I imagine most of us now involved with books professionally probably were!). I was into Shakespear in the 4th grade (at the same time that I was devouring Trixie Belden over and over).

I generally go more by story structure (if there's obvious romance as opposed to "puppy love," it's more YA), intended audience (i.e., if it's published as a teen book or says 8-12 or 10 and up on the back of the book, that kind of thing), maturity of topic, graphicness of violence, that sort of thing. So many books for older readers are written at a 4th or 5th grade level, vocabulary-wise, but that doesn't mean they're written for 4th and 5th graders, which is more what I'm looking for.
b7_kerravon
Jan. 5th, 2009 06:41 am (UTC)
Re: Fantasy book list
Well, "A Spell for Chameleon" is probably too advanced, but I'm glad I jogged your memory on "The Last Unicorn". I think I kept that book perpetually 'checked out' that entire school year; I'd turn it in, wait the requisite 3 days, then check it right back out again. Peter Beagle's writing style is so similar to JM Barrie's that I thought they were contemporaries; imagine my delight when I discovered that he was still alive and writing!

While you were reading Shakespeare and Trixie Belden, I was reading Sherlock Holmes and Alfred Hitchcock's "The Three Investigators". I've always been heavy (and painfully embarrassed of it at that age), so the overweight Jupiter Jones really appealed to me. (Oops, sorry, off-topic.)

Is "The Gammage Cup" and "The Whisper of Glocken" by Carol Kendall considered fantasy? They are abut an imaginary race of 'little people' who live in an isolated valley and are threatened by goblin-like invaders. If so, those are about the same reading level. "The Gammage Cup" is a Newbery Honor Book, as well. (I just did a google search, and a number of websites do refer to it as a children's fantasy book) It's a great read (and the first book I ever bought with my own money, I loved it so!)

Edited at 2009-01-05 06:41 am (UTC)
slwhitman
Jan. 5th, 2009 08:06 am (UTC)
Re: Fantasy book list
I've never heard of The Gammage Cup, but I'll add it to the list of things I should look into! Small people threatened by goblins=definitely sounds like fantasy to me. And anything that would qualify for a Newbery today (as opposed to the Printz) would count, I'd think--it goes up to about age 14, which is a little older than MG, but generally speaking, yes.
b7_kerravon
Jan. 5th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Fantasy book list
Actually, it was named a Newbery Honor book in 1959, if that makes any difference. According to one website I ran across, it was one of the first fantasy books to be so named.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 5th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
OMG you haven't read the Thief (and QoA / KoA)? Jeez, I envy you reading those for the first time.

And why isn't Dreamhunter/Dreamquake on your list? If you haven't read those, holy cow you have to.
slwhitman
Jan. 5th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
Thanks for stopping by, EA. Who is the author of Dreamhunter/Dreamquake? As you can imagine, there's only so much time an editor has to read everything, but lately I've had a little more time on my hands, and love reading suggestions.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 16th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
dreamhunter/dreamquake
Dreamhunter and Dreamquake are by Elizabeth Knox, who is a New Zealander.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 5th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
That last comment was from me. And thanks for linking to my blog!
--Editorial Anonymous
sarah_prineas
Jan. 5th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
Hello!

Thanks for including my book on there (The Magic Thief) and for the Twitter add. I'm very boring on Twitter; all I talk about is food...
slwhitman
Jan. 5th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Heh, I've been hearing from Tiffany Trent all about what a great writer you are for like a year now, so I decided to check out the book. :) And currently, I'm about as boring: I'm complaining about my landlord. :)
sarah_prineas
Jan. 5th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
Aw, Tiffany. Such a sweetheart!

One can only hope the landlord is boring...
brycemoore
Jan. 5th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
Just a suggestion--it might make it easier to give suggestions if the list is arranged in some sort of order (alphabetical by title at least). Maybe that's just the librarian in me . . . :-)
slwhitman
Jan. 5th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, sorry! I was going to go back yesterday and arrange it alphabetically but I forgot. Fixing now!
(Anonymous)
Jan. 5th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Sorted Lists
Sorted by first listed author, each author is separated by semicolon from the next. Where multiple lines existed for one author in Stacy's list, the later lines were indented with six spaces, don't know if it kept them. Series asterisk attached to the last listed title on a line. I removed Stacy's comments and added author names where needed. - Dal Jeanis Lloyd Alexander - The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron* ; M.T. Anderson - Whales on Stilts* ; Blue Balliet - Chasing Vermeer; J.M. Barrie - Peter Pan & Wendy; Sarah Beth Durst - Into the Wild* ; Franny Billingsley - The Folk Keeper, Well Wished; Jeanne Birdsall - Penderwicks; Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi - The Spiderwick Chronicles* ; L.M. Boston - Children of Green Knowe* ; Michael Buckley - The Sisters Grimm* ; Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Gail Carson Levine - Ella Enchanted, The Princess Tales (Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep etc.)* ; Eoin Colfer - Artemis Fowl* ; Susan Cooper - Over Sea, Under Stone* ; Kevin Crossley-Holland - The Seeing Stone* ; Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory* , James & the Giant Peach, The Witches; Kara Dalkey - Little Sister* ; James Dashner - The 13th Reality* ; John David Anderson - Standard Hero Behavior; Silvana de Mari - The Last Dragon; Joseph Delaney - *The Last Apprentice* ; Kate DiCamillo - The Tale of Despereaux; Edward Eager - Half Magic; David Farland - Of Mice and Magic; Susan Fletcher - Dragon's Milk* ; L. Frank Baum - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz* ; Cornelia Funke - Inkheart* ; Neil Gaiman - Coraline; Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows; Shannon Hale - Princess Academy; R.D. Henham - Red Dragon Codex* ; Russell Hoban - The Mouse and His Child; Jennifer Holm & Hamel - The Stink Files* ; Erin Hunter - Warriors* ; Brian Jacques - Redwall* ; Norton Juster - The Phantom Tollbooth; P.B. Kerr - Children of the Lamp: The Akhenaten Adventure; Dick King-Smith - Babe: The Gallant Pig; Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm - Babymouse* ; Madeleine L’Engle - A Ring of Endless Light, A Wrinkle in Time* , Many Waters; Derek Landy - Skulduggery Pleasant* ; Trenton Lee Stewart - The Mysterious Benedict Society* ; C.S. Lewis - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe* ; David Lubar (ARC, to be published this August) - My Rotten Life: Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie,; Jodi Lynn Anderson - May Bird and the Ever After; George MacDonald - The Light Princess, The Princess and the Goblin/The Princess and Curdie; D.J. MacHale - Pendragon* ; Anne McCaffrey - Dragonsong* ; Robin McKinley - Beauty; S Morgenstern - The Princess Bride; Brandon Mull - Fablehaven* ; E. Nesbit - Five Children and It* , The Story of the Treasure Seekers* ; Garth Nix - Mister Monday/Keys to the Kingdom* ; Mary Norton - Bedknob and Broomstick, The Borrowers* ; Phillippa Pearce - Tom's Midnight Garden; Tamora Pierce - Protector of the Small* ; Daniel Pinkwater - The Hoboken Chicken Emergency; Elizabeth Pope - The Perilous Gard; Terry Pratchett - The Wee Free Men* ; Sarah Prineas - The Magic Thief; Philip Reeve - Larklight* ; Lynne Reid Banks - The Indian in the Cupboard; Rick Riordan - The Lightning Thief* ; J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter* ; Brandon Sanderson - Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians* ; Justin Somper - Vampirates* ; Paul Stewart & Chris Riddel - Hugo Pepper* ; P.L. Travers - Mary Poppins* ; Megan Whalen Turner - The Thief* ; E.B. White - Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, The Trumpet of the Swan; Carole Wilkinson - Dragon Keeper* ; Diana Wynne Jones - Howl's Moving Castle* , The Chrestomanci Chronicles* , The Dalemark Quintet* , The Power of Three;
(Anonymous)
Jan. 5th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Sorted Lists
Well, that was pretty darn ugly. It removed all my carriage returns and such.

I posted a formatted version here (http://daljeanis.blogspot.com/2009/01/stacy-whitman-sorted-midgrade-fantasy.html) for your convenience.
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