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Countdown of my favorite books – part 7. | Laura Pauling

Countdown of my favorite books – part 7.

These next two books absolutely made my list! Check them out.

THE BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z. by Kate Messner

What a classic middle grade. I first bought it after hearing Kate speak at the New England SCBWI. This book won the E.B. White read aloud award and I’m not surprised. Excellent writing and storytelling with a moving ending.

HAPENNY MAGICK by Jennifer Carson

I’ve read this story. I’ve critiqued this story. But I can’t wait to read it again, not on my computer or on my Kindle, but holding a book. It’s out folks! Another classic middle grade story filled with heart, humor, and a terrific climax! Watch out for trolls!

What are your favorite read aloud middle grade books?

3 Responses to Countdown of my favorite books – part 7.

  1. Michael Offutt December 27, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    I love the cover art on both of these books.

  2. terry lynn johnson December 28, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    I’ve just purchased Gianna Z!

  3. Leslie Rose December 30, 2011 at 4:13 am #

    I am loving all your recs. LOSER by Jerry Spinelli and THE HOBBIT by JRR Tolkien are my two favorites to read to my class, although this year I’m reading MILO, STICKY NOTES AND BRAIN FREEZE for the first time and it is beyond terrific.

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