Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Top Ten Tuesday: Authors That Deserve More Recognition
This week's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is:
The Top Ten Authors That Deserve More Recognition
I had a hard time coming up with ten because so many authors that I love have received Newbery or Printz honors so these were the authors on my list that I thought deserved more accolades. I only have six.
1. Adam Rex
The True Meaning of Smekday was one of the most uproarious listening experiences of my life. I am still constantly quoting a line from the book to my husband and friends and continue to giggle uncontrollably each time. Seriously. Check out his work. You won't be disappointed.
2. Maryrose Wood
Incorrigibles series is indicative of her witty sense of humor in all her books, I'm so sold on reading the rest of her literary canon.
3. Michael Zadoorian
The Leisure Seeker.
4. Mitali Perkins
5. Raina Telgemeier
Smile, which is based on her own dental trauma as a pre-teen and teen. What I love so much about this book is that despite the fact that the story's protagonist is a girl, boys in my class are passing this book around like they're baseball cards. I love when books told by girls can be enjoyed by both genders. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
6. Alison Pace
Pug Hill and A Pug's Tale).