My Favorite Children’s and Teen Books of 2013

Sure Signs of Crazy coverOCD Love Story coverFangirl cover

Here are all of the books I mentioned in this episode:

Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett [Check out more at]
Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner
Year of the Jungle: Memories From the Home Front by Suzanne Collins

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
The Great American Dust Bowl written and illustrated by Don Brown
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Slated by Teri Terry


  1. Lianne says:

    You have sold me on Battle Bunny. I’d been trying to figure out what to get a little boy who is pre-school, and that sounds perfect.

  2. beabetterbooktalker says:

    Wonderful.  I hope he likes it!

  3. Sherry says:

    I’ve linked to your list and taken the liberty of recommending a couple of books that you might want to consider for future reading, at my blog Semicolon:
    Merry Christmas, and Happy Reading!

  4. beabetterbooktalker says:

    Thanks for the link, and thanks for the suggestions!  Merry Christmas and Happy Reading to you, too!

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