Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

Kidlit Discussed M-Z

Maclear, Kyo Virginia Wolf (2012) Illus. Isabelle Arsenault
Mazetti, Katarina God and I Broke Up (1995) Trans. Maria Lundin, Swedish, 2004
McKissack, Patricia Never Forgotten (2011) Illus. Leo and Diane Dillon
Menchú, Rigoberta The Girl from Chimel (2005) With Dante Liano, Illus. Domi

Naifeh, Ted Courtney Crumrin #5: The Witch Next Door (2014)
Nelson, Kadir Heart and Soul (2011)
Nixon, Joan Lowery The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore (1979)
North, Sterling Rascal (Illus. John Schoenherr 1963)
Norton, Mary The Borrowers Series
The Borrowers (1953); The Borrowers Afield (1955); The Borrowers Afloat (1959); The Borrowers Aloft (1961); The Borrowers Avenged (1982)

O’Brien, Robert C. Z for Zachariah (1975)
O’Dell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins (1960)
Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi The Shadow Speaker (2007)
Oppel, Kenneth Silverwing (1997)

Page, P.K. The Old Woman and the Hen (2009) Illus. Jim Westergard
Pendziwol, Jean E. Once Upon a Northern Night Illus.  Isabelle Arsenault (2013)
Porter, Pamela I’ll Be Watching (2011); Yellow Moon Apple Moon (2008) Illus. Matt James
Prendergast, Gabrielle Audacious (2013)

Qitsualik, Rachel A. The Shadows That Race Past: A Collection of Frightening Inuit Folktales (2011)
Quick, Matthew Sorta Like a Rock Star (2010)

Riordan, Rick The Lightning Thief (2005)
Rosoff, Meg What I Was (2007)
Warner, Jody Nyasha Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged (Illus. Richard Rudnicki) (2010)
Ryan, Sara Empress of the World (2001)

Scoppettone, Sandra Happy Endings Are All Alike (1978)
Sidman, Joyce Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night Illus. Rick Allen (2010)
Snicket, Lemony The Dark Illus. Jon Klassen (2013)
Spring, Debbie The Righteous Smuggler (2005)
Stellings, Caroline The Contest (2010)
Stewart, Elizabeth Blue Gold (2014)
Stewart, Mary The Little Broomstick (1971)
Streatfeild, Noel Ballet Shoes (1936)
Sutherland, Suzanne When We Were Good (2013)

Tamaki, Mariko and Jillian Skim (2008); This One Summer (2014)
Taylor, Mildred The Gold Cadillac (1980)
Taylor’s Sydney All-of-a-Kind Family;  All-of-a-Kind Family DowntownMore All-of-a-Kind FamilyAll-of-a-Kind Family UptownElla of All-of-a-Kind Family.
Tchana, Katrin Hyman Changing Woman and Her Sisters (2006)
Townsend, Sue The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (1982)

Upjohn, Rebecca The Secret of the Village Fool (2012) Illus. Renné Benoit

Vande Griek, Susan Loon (2011) Illus. Karen Reczuch

Watt, Mélanie The Scaredy Squirrel Series (2006-2013)
Webster, Jean Daddy-Long-Legs (1912)
Westerfeld, Scott Uglies (2005); Pretties (2005); Specials (2006); Extras (2007)
Wilder, Laura Ingalls The Long Winter (1940)

Yarbroug, Camille The Shimmershine Queens (1989)
Yee, Paul Ghost Train (1996) Illus. Harvey Chan

Zindel, Bonnie and Paul. A Star for the Latecomer (1980)


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