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).
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I love your list esp. your thoughts on Adam Rex. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Awesome list! I already adore Mitali Perkins, Adam Rex, and Raina Telgemeier... so I'll have to check out the other authors!ReplyDelete
Allison, you haven't read Maryrose Wood's Incorrigibles series????? The horror!!! You must! NOW! Go listen to the audiobooks!ReplyDelete
I have pugs too. After seeing Alison Pace's book, I wanted to visit Pug Hill.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the recommendations.
Check out my post here: http://hawthornescarlet.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday-check-um-out.html
LBC, I actually looked up online whether there was such a thing as Pug Hill before I went to NYC a few years ago. I wanted to so badly to go to Central Park and find pugs frolicking together. From the small amount of research I did, it sounds like it's not really a gathering place anymore. Bummer.ReplyDelete
You'll have to come back in a couple months for my interview with the author. I asked her if I could interview her around the time in June when A Pug's Tale is released.