KYP Christmas 2016 Reading List!!

Dear parents,

There is no greater gift than the joy of reading. I’m not just saying that as an author, I’m saying that as a parent and educator. This Christmas, I am so pleased to present to you my list of recommended reading for children. Some of the books on this list moved me to tears. Others made me laugh out loud. All are literary books, the kind that makes our hearts swell and our minds grow. Please find my recommended reading list here:

<3, Kelly

KYP Reading List Christmas 2016

Ages 6-7

 Mister Magnolia by Quentin Blake

My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards

Clarice Bean, that’s Me by Lauren Child

The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

A Dark, Dark Cave by Eric Hoffman

Ages 8-10

 Wonder by R.J. Palacio

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Tales of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar

 Ages 10-12

 The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The Last Boy at St. Edith’s by Lee Gjertson Malone

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Summerlost by Ally Condie

Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock

The Road to Ever After by Moira Young

Ages 13+

 The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth

Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

This is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang