My Very Favorite Authors & Bloggers

Dr. Gary D. Schmidt

Newbery Honor/Printz Honor

Wednesday Wars

Okay for Now

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Orbiting Jupiter

Pay Attention, Carter Jones

Elana K. Arnold

Printz Honor/Golden Kite Award

Red Hood


What Girls Are Made Of

A Boy Called BAT

Far From Fair

An Ordinary Day

What Riley Wore

Meg Medina

Newbery Honor/Pura Belpre Award

Merci Suarez Changes Gears

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Burn Baby Burn

Tia Isa Wants a Car

Mango, Abuela, and Me

Jason Reynolds

National Ambassador for

Young People's Literature

Newbery Medal

Coretta Scott King Award

Edgar Award/Walter Award

Schneider Family Book Award

Miles Morales: Spider Man

Long Way Down


When I Was the Greatest

All American Boys

As Brave As You

Jacqueline Briggs-Martin

Caldecott Award/Golden Kite Award

Snowflake Bentley

Chef Roy Choi

Bim, Bam, Bop... and Oona

Creek Finding

Banjo Granny

Anne Ursu

Horace Mann Upstanders Award

National Book Award Longlist

McKnight Fellowship

for Children's Literature

3 Starred Reviews

The Lost Girl

The Real Boy


Cronus Chronicles

Brandy Colbert

Stonewall Book Award/Cybils Award

Publishers Weekly Flying Start

3 Starred Reviews

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

Finding Yvonne

Little and Lion


Laura Ruby

National Book Award Finalist

Printz Medal

Numerous Starred Reviews

Thirteen Doorways,

Wolves Behind Them All

Bone Gap

York Series

Gene Yang

Printz Award/National Book Award

Goodreads Choice Award

New Superman (DC Comics)

Avatar - The Last Air Bender

The Shadow Hero

American Born Chinese

Boxers & Saints

Phyllis Root

Boston Globe Horn Book Award

Minnesota Book Award

John Borroughs Riverby Award

Northeast Minnesota Book Award

Big Momma Makes the World

The Lost Forest

Rattletrap Car

Plant a Pocket of Prairie

Paula Bunyan

Coe Booth




Kinda Like Brothers

Ron Koertge

American Library Association

Best Books for Young Adults

American Library Association

Best Sports Books for Youth

P.E.N. Best Books for Young Readers

Oscar Nomination for Faculty Poem: Negative Space

Coaltown Jesus

Stoner and Spaz

The Brimstone Journals

Vampire Planet

Karuna Riazi

The Gauntlet

The Battle

Swathi Avasthi

2011 International Reading

Association Award

2010 Cybils Award

New Mexico State Book Award

New Voices Pick


Chasing Shadows

Rob Scheer

Founder of Comfort Cases

TED Talk: Life in a Trash Bag

A Forever Family:

Fostering Change

One Family at a Time

Holly Chamberlain

Blogger & Speaker



Jessie Horney

Author - Speaker - Gatherer



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