Best Juvenile Fiction from 2001-2008

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1
1.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 by Jeff Kinney
The list author says:
  "Can Greg and his best friend Rowley survive the horrors of middle school?  Can they face bullies, girls who act like aliens, and - worst of all - the 'Cheese?'"
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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
2.  Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
The list author says:
  "Before Alvin went to school, he was a superhero. But now, his fear of school is rendering him speechless."
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Lucy Rose: Here's the Thing About Me (Lucy Rose Books)
3.  Lucy Rose: Here's the Thing About Me (Lucy Rose Books) by Katy Kelly
The list author says:
  "Here's the thing about Lucy Rose: She will charm you from the first page!"
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Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World (Bank Street College of Education Josette Frank Award (Awards))
4.  Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World (Bank Street College of Education Josette Frank Award (Awards)) by Katherine Hannigan
The list author says:
  "What's an imaginative, home-schooled, only child going to do when her world turns upside down?"
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Julia Gillian (and The Art Of Knowing)
5.  Julia Gillian (and The Art Of Knowing) by Alison McGhee
The list author says:
  "Julia Gillian is a girl with two first names and many talents, including mask-making. She is troubled by a book that her parents are forcing her to read, because she is certain that it has a sad ending."
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Harry Sue
6.  Harry Sue by Sue Stauffacher
The list author says:
  "Harry Sue longs to become a juvenile delinquent, so that she can be with her mother (in jail). Yet, she keeps getting sidetracked in saving the little crumb-snatchers from Grannny's unsafe daycare."
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
7.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The list author says:
  "Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white school. His cartoons demonstrate his struggles to fit into his new surroundings..."
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Roxie and the Hooligans
8.  Roxie and the Hooligans by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The list author says:
  "The niece of a famous explorer follows her uncle's advice when she becomes stranded on an island with a gang of bullies and a pair of bank robbers."
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Millicent Min, Girl Genius
9.  Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee
The list author says:
  "Girl genius longs for normalcy, and joins a volleyball team in search of anonymity. No one there knows how smart she is..."
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Stanford Wong Flunks Big-time
10.  Stanford Wong Flunks Big-time by Lisa Yee
The list author says:
  "Stanford Wong is a talented basketball player. He doesn't want his friends to know that he failed English... or that he's being tutored by Millicent Min."
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Notes from a Liar and Her Dog
11.  Notes from a Liar and Her Dog by Gennifer Choldenko
The list author says:
  "It's hard to be the middle child, sandwiched between two perfect sisters. So, from time to time, Antonia stretches the truth."
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Flipped
12.  Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
The list author says:
  "Alternating chapters tell the story from Juli and then Bryce's point of view. From the moment she first lays eyes on Bryce, Juli is hooked. But her efforts to get to know him all seem to backfire."
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Rules
13.  Rules by Cynthia Lord
The list author says:
  "Organized and artistically talented Catherine creates a series of rules to help her austistic younger brother."
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Alice, I Think
14.  Alice, I Think by Susan Juby
The list author says:
  "Alice's parents began homeschooling her, after the disaster when she entered first grade dressed as a Hobbit. Now, she's going back to public school..."
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Schooled
15.  Schooled by Gordon Korman
The list author says:
  "Capricorn Anderson is relocated from the hippie commune where he has spent all of his life and sent to public middle school."
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That Girl Lucy Moon
16.  That Girl Lucy Moon by Amy Timberlake
The list author says:
  "In elementary school, everyone knew Lucy Moon, school activist. That was before she started middle school, her mother disappeared and her activist activities started to backfire..."
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A Crooked Kind of Perfect
17.  A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
The list author says:
  "Zoe longs for a piano, but her father buys her an organ instead. Her mother is constantly at work, her father is afraid to leave the house, and a boy from her school keeps following her home from school every day. So her life isn't perfect - or is it?"
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Confetti Girl
18.  Confetti Girl by Diana López
The list author says:
  "Lina Flores is a sock enthusiast, volleyball player, and a middle school girl who's looking for answers. Her house is crammed with books, and her best friend’s mom is obsessed with making cascarones (hallowed eggshells filled with confetti)."
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The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter
19.  The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter by Kristen Tracy
The list author says:
  "From the moment that Bessica convinces her best friend to destroy the collaborative diary they have been keeping throughout elementary school, her middle school is doomed."
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The Willoughbys
20.  The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
The list author says:
  "A tongue-in-cheek parody of old-fashioned children's books."
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If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period
21.  If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period by Gennifer Choldenko
The list author says:
  "Kirsten's parents are barely speaking to each other, and her best friend has fallen under the spell of the school's queen bee. Walker is the only African American student at Kirsten's all-white private school. When Kirsten and Walker become friends and discover a secret, the results are life-changing."
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Shug
22.  Shug by Jenny Han
The list author says:
  "Between Mark, her best friend who seems increasingly more attractive and Jack, her arch-nemisis who keeps bugging her, 12-year-old Annemarie is feeling confused."
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Larger-Than-Life Lara
23.  Larger-Than-Life Lara by Dandi Daley Mackall
The list author says:
  "Laney thought her life was tough, living with an alcoholic father and three bullying brothers. Then, she meets "Larger-than-life Lara"..."
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What would you like to see written in young adult?? 2 26 days ago
Appropriate for a 7 year old? 23 Jan 12, 2014
Books for an 8 yrs. old, advanced reader! 8 Mar 20, 2013
is this book appropriate for girls? 5 Mar 12, 2013
Books for 13 yr Boys 3 Nov 1, 2012
9 YO's read all the Wimpy Kid Now What 6 Sep 28, 2012
Sherman Alexie...Did your eally want to hit someone 2 Nov 9, 2011
Books for teen girls with Asperger's 4 Jun 14, 2011
My 3rd grader loves the wimpy kid books -- other suggestions? 5 Mar 24, 2011
Free copies of book at NY Jopurnal of Books 0 Nov 7, 2010
Fictional Diaries to Help Kids Grow up Emotionally Strong 1 Sep 2, 2010
More books like "Rules" by Cyntha Lord 3 Sep 15, 2009
 
   

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