Book List

Books I'm Currently Reading for Grad School
For an Independent Study on the Printz Award
Kit's Wilderness
Postcards From No Man's Land
The Fist Part Last
How I Live Now
Looking for Alaska
The White Darkness
Going Bovine
Ship Breaker
Where Things Come Back
For an Independent Study on YA Fantasy
Welcome to  Bordertown (Holly Black)
Smoke and Mirrors (Neil Gaiman)

Books I'm Currently Reading Just for Fun
Hyperion Cantos (Dan Simmons)

Writing Resources I'm Using
College Writing (BJUP)
Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript
The Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches & Proposals
The Complete Rhyming Dictionary

 The Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed

Books I've Read for Grad School 
For History and Criticism of Children's Literature:  
The Secret Garden
The Phantom Tolbooth
The Giggler Treatment
The Birchbark House
Canto Familiar
American Born Chinese
Little House on the Prairie
From Instruction to Delight (Boring!) 
The People Could Fly
Velveteen Rabbit 
For a Genre Study on Fantasy:  
Half Magic by Edward Eager
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Tithe by Holly Black
For The Craft of Writing for Children:   
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Love that Dog by Sharon Creech
Worth by Alexandria LaFaye
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine,
Bud, Not Buddy  by Christopher Paul Curtis 
Thirteen Reason Why by Jay Asher 
The Absolute True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Alexie Sherman
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
For Award Winning Books in Children's Literature:
Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool - 2011 Newberry Medal
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia - 2011 Newberry Honor
When You Reach Me  by Rebecca Stead - 2011 Newberry Medal
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose - 2010 Newberry Honor
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - 2009 Newberry Medal
After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson - 2009 Newberry Honor
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz - 2008 Newberry Medal
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis - 2008 Newberry Honor
Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron - 2007 Newberry Medal
Rules  by Cynthia Lord - 2007 Newberry Honor
There and Back Again  - 2011 National Book Award For Young People's Literature
      Books I want to Read 
      Teeth: Vampire Tales
      The Underland Chronicles

      Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed Down World
      by Lisa Bloom
      The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
      by N. K. Jemisin