Saturday, November 23, 2019

Holiday Gift Ideas: YA and Middle Grade Books

Here are some of my favorites that I read this year that would make GREAT holiday gifts!
For your convenience, I've broken them out into categories.
Books make awesome gifts! Especially when you purchase them from independent bookstores.

Middle Grade Realistic:
The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan GlaserFriday Night Stage Lights by Rachele AlpineGood Enough by Jen Petro-RoyProject Middle School by Alyssa MilanoAli Cross by James Patterson
Pie in the Sky by Remy LaiThe Paris Project by Donna GephartCharlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart GibbsWish on All the Stars by Lisa SchroederSummer of a Thousand Pies by Margaret Dilloway
School-Tripped by Jennifer L. HolmMaybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee

Middle Grade Fantasy/Sci-Fi:
The Once and Future Geek by Mari MancusiSecret in the Stone by Kamilla BenkoDragon Pearl by Yoon Ha LeeThe Queen's Secret by Jessica Day GeorgeWished by Jen Calonita
Heart of the Moors by Holly BlackSam Saves the Night by Shari SimpsonSpark by Sarah Beth Durst

Middle Grade Graphic Novels:
Crush by Svetlana ChmakovaNew Kid by Jerry CraftThe Divided Earth by Faith Erin HicksBlack Canary by Meg CabotMeg, Jo, Beth, and Amy by Rey Terciero
Guts by Raina TelgemeierSunny Rolls the Dice by Jennifer L. HolmStargazing by Jen WangBest Friends by Shannon HaleClick by Kayla Miller

YA Realistic:
The Quiet You Carry by Nikki BarthelmessThe Poet X by Elizabeth AcevedoThe Opposite of Innocent by Sonya SonesNight Music by Jenn Marie ThorneAsk Me Anything by Molly E. Lee
Call It What You Want by Brigid KemmererThe Rest of the Story by Sarah DessenSerious Moonlight by Jenn BennettPast Perfect Life by Elizabeth EulbergBetter Than the Best Plan by Lauren Morrill

YA Romance:
Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. SmithHer Royal Highness by Rachel HawkinsFame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie WestTruly Madly Royally by Debbie RigaudWhen Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington
Stealing Home by Becky  WallaceSmall Town Hearts by Lillie ValeThere's Something About Sweetie by Sandhya MenonMaybe This Time by Kasie WestAmerican Royals by Katharine McGee

YA Historical/Retelling:
The Magnolia Sword by Sherry ThomasThe Downstairs Girl by Stacey  Lee

YA Fantasy:
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. MaasA Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid KemmererFire & Heist by Sarah Beth DurstStepsister by Jennifer DonnellyThe Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani ChokshiWe Hunt the Flame by Hafsah FaizalCourting Darkness by Robin LaFevers

YA Thriller/Mystery/Twisty/Action:
The Body in the Woods by April HenryLittle White Lies by Jennifer Lynn BarnesUnder The Moon by Lauren MyracleThe Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn BarnesPhantom Wheel by Tracy Deebs
Run, Hide, Fight Back by April HenryPretend She's Here by Luanne RiceDeadly Little Scandals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

YA Graphic Novels:
Mera by Danielle  PaigeKiss Number 8 by Colleen A.F. VenableFence, Vol. 1 by C.S. PacatBloom by Kevin PanettaIllegal by Eoin Colfer
Mooncakes by Suzanne  WalkerLaura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko TamakiTeen Titans by Kami GarciaNancy Drew by Kelly ThompsonPumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell
Becoming RBG by Debbie Levy

YA Nonfiction:
Shout by Laurie Halse AndersonDear Ally, How do You Write a Book? by Ally CarterFind Momo across Europe by Andrew KnappA Sloth's Guide to Mindfulness by Ton Mak

Holiday Books:
Snow in Love by Melissa de la Cruz

1 comment:

Abby Miller said...

This post has given me a few ideas of books to read. Thanks for sharing.