Sunday, December 24, 2006

Wilde Novel List

Wilde Novel Awards 2006

Susie Wilde is a book reviewer in North Carolina. This best-of-2006 list was found on her website. This list includes everything that is not a picture book: chapter books, young adult novels, and nonfiction books. For the full article, including descriptions, visit her site.

Best Younger Novels:

  • Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow by James Howe
  • Dear Max by Sally Grindley
  • Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
  • Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took A Really Long Nap by Wendy Mass
  • Bella At Midnight by Diane Stanley
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Young Adult Books
Best Sequels

  • The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
  • Ptolemy’s Gate by Jonathan Stroud
  • River Secrets by Shannon Hale
  • Green Jasper by K.M. Grant

Best Fairy Tale

  • Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

Best Futuristic Novel

  • Rash

Best Collections

  • Porch Lies by Patricia McKissack
  • Scary Stories illustrated by Barry Moser; introduced by Peter Glassman

Best Non-fiction

  • The American Story: 100 True Tales From American History by Jennifer Armstrong
  • Nobody Gonna Turn Me ‘Round:Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement by Doreen Rappaport
  • Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea by Sy Montgomery
  • Unexplained: An Encyclopedia of Curious Phenomena, Strange Superstitions, and Ancient Mysteries by Judy Allen
  • The Adventures of Marco Polo by Russell Freedman
  • Viktor Frankle: A Life Worth Living by Anna Redsand

Best Novels For Adults

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Stay With Me by Garret Freymann-Weyr

Best Historical Fiction

  • The Legend of Bass Reeves by Gary Paulsen
  • Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata
  • Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson
  • Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
  • Alphabet of Dreams by Susan Fletcher

Best New Mystery Series

  • The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer

Best Contemporary Fiction

  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • A Brief Chapter In My Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt
  • Sold by Patricia McCormick
  • King Dork by Frank Portman
  • The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin

Best Resource

  • 500 Great Books for Teens by Anita Silvey

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