A Picky 11-Year-Old’s Book Choices for 2011

I thought I’d post a list of books that are recommended by an 11-year-old girl who is very picky about what books she reads. We literally have hundreds of middle grade books in the house at any particular time, between the books I’ve checked out from the library, buy, or that we already own from when my son was reading middle grade. When my daughter has free time though, she usually chooses an art project or playing outside or building with Legos over reading. She finished a few more books that aren’t on this list, some for school and one she said was too sad to include, but these are most of the ones she finished and enjoyed.

Sprinkles and Secrets by Lisa Schroeder

The Sisters Eight: Petal’s Problems, book 6 by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

The Sisters Eight: Rebecca’s Rashness, book 7 by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

The Sisters Eight: Zinnia’s Zaniness, book 8 by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

The Mother Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick

The Mother Daugher Book Club: Much Ado about Ann by Heather Vogel Frederick

Just Add Magic by Cindy Callaghan

Now and Zen by Linda Gerber

The Sherlock Files – The 100-Year-old Secret by Tracy Barrett

Tumtum and Nutmeg: The Rose Cottage Tales by Emily Berne

Tumtum and Nutmeg: Adventures beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Berne

The Teashop Girls by Laura Schaeffer

The Secret Ingredient by Laura Schaeffer

Gossip from the Girls’ Room by Rose Cooper

Rumors from the Boys’ Room by Rose Cooper

The Goddess Girls: Artemis the Brave by Joan Holub

The Goddess Girls: Athena the Wise by Joan Holub

The Quest of the Warrior Sheep by Christopher Russell

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens (She read this on our ereader, and I think she would have been reluctant to read it otherwise, because it is much longer than her normal choices.)

Wolf Storm by Dee Garretson (Mom’s book-She probably wouldn’t have picked this up in a bookstore though!)

I’ve come to realize she is definitely a kid who likes series or books by an author she has already read. We’ll see what she chooses in 2012!

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2 Responses to A Picky 11-Year-Old’s Book Choices for 2011

  1. The photograph of Alice in Wonderland is enthralling. I wonder, where did you get it? Is it a book or a work of art?

    • deegarretson says:

      Isn’t that fabulous? It’s by a U.K. artist named Su Blackwell. If you google “book art” then click on images, there’s an incredible range of pictures that will come up. I’d love to try some simple book art some day.

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