It’s a Mystery, Pig Face!

February 2017

It's a Mystery, Pig Face!

Books I Love!

Here’s what I couldn’t stop reading
when I was a kid:

  • Anne of Green Gables books – L.M. Montgomery
  • Betsy-Tacy books – Maud Hart Lovelace
  • Little House Books – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Adventure Series – Enid Blyton
  • Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
  • The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Little Women
  • All-of-a-Kind-Family by Sidney Taylor
  • Everything by Judy Blume
  • Everything by Dr. Seuss

Books and Authors I’ve loved since then
(or books I am reading and rereading…):

  • Harry Potter books – J.K. Rowling
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket
  • Every book by Neil Gaiman (especially The Graveyard Book!)
  • His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
  • The Penderwick Series – Jeanne Birdsell
  • The Wig in The Window – Kirsten Kittscher (and her new book, Tiara on the Terrace!)
  • Holly Black!
  • Kate DiCamillo!
  • Jennifer Longo!
  • The Night Gardener – Jonathon Auxier
  • Destiny Rewritten – Kathryn Fitzmaurice
  • A Tale Dark and Grimm – Adam Gidwitz
  • A Summer of Sundays – Lindsay Eland
  • Remarkable – Lizzie K. Foley
  • Brown Girl Dreaming – Jacqueline Woodson
  • Ransom Riggs
  • Fenway and Hattie – Victoria Coe (look for the sequel in 2017)
  • The Dragon’s Tomb – Patrick Samphire
  • The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society – Janet Sumner Johnson
  • Everything by Karen Foxlee!
  • Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eager

I am also crazy about Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Tana French, Ann Patchett, Elizabeth Gilbert, Joseph Boyden, David McCullough, Kate Atkinson, Hilary Mantle, Martha Alderson, Anne Lamott, Brene Brown, etc., etc., etc.


This is a never-ending list….

Author of Children's Literature