Other Favorite YA Books

For genres other than fantasy, here are some of my favorite juvenile and young adult books, in random order:

Mysteries or Spies now has it’s own link here.


Seven Daughters and Seven Sons, by Barbara Cohen

Kathleen Baldwin’s Stranje series

Alphabet of Dreams, by Susan Fletcher

Ann Turnbull

The Raging Quiet, by Sherryl Jordan

Marissa Doyle

Contemporary (and recent history)

A Little Princess, by Francis Hodgson Burnett

The Great Brain series, by John D. Fitzgerald

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson

One Hundred and One Dalmatians, by Dodie Smith (like NIMH, I like the cartoon, but the book is so much better)

I Am David, by Anne Holm

The Silent Bells, by William MacKellar

Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites, by Chris Heimerdinger

Caroline B. Cooney

North of Beautiful, by Justina Chen

The House of Sixty Fathers, by Meindert DeJong

Sex Education, by Jenny Davis (not what you’re thinking…)

The Only Alien on the Planet, by Kristen D. Randle

Jennifer L. Holm

Andrew Clements

Y.S. Lee

Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr

Richard Peck

A Death-Struck Year, by Makiia Lucier (1918 Spanish flu)

Her Own Song, by Ellen Howard

Halfway to the Sky, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Appalachian Trail)

I hope you find something to enjoy. Let me know what you liked, and if you have a suggestion for me, tell me in a comment!

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