I have updated my rankings accordingly. Like I have mentioned many times before, the following list does not include the works that did not happen to make the list of award winners (but that we still enjoyed together) such as the seven books included in The Chronicles of Narnia, Hatchet (an honor recipient), and The Hobbit.
Here is the list to date (along with my respective reviews):
- The One and Only Ivan (2013)
- The Tale of Despereax (2004)
- Bridge to Terabithia (1978)
- Dead End in Norvelt (2012)
- Kira-Kira (2005)
- Shiloh (1992)
- Flora & Ulysses (2014)
- Crispin: The Cross of Lead (2003)
- A Single Shard (2002)
- When You Reach Me (2010)
- Holes (1990)
- A Wrinkle in Time (1963)
- The Higher Power of Lucky (2007)
- Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! (2008)
- The Graveyard Book (2009)
- Moon Over Manifest (2011)
- Criss Cross (2006)
My favorite quote from this book was when Crane-man instructed, “Of all the problems you may meet on your journey, it will be people who are the greatest danger. But it will also be people to whom you must turn if ever you are need of aid” (114).
Another example of superb historical fiction. The story invites young readers into a new time . . . full of foreign customs and challenges. The characters were lively. Overall, similar to many of the other award winners – but quality nonetheless.
As far as our next selection, we will revisit the list as we near the end of summer with A Year Down Yonder. Have you read it? Care to share?