Alright, in no particular order, here is a list of books I've read recently and LOVED....
Middle Grade and Young Adult Novels:
Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones....hmmmm, I adore this author. Love Howl's Moving Castle and the Chronicles of Chrestomanci. Brilliant.
The first Ranger's Apprentice book....soooooo great! This is the perfect book for boys around 11-14 years old. (and for nutty moms who love kids books!) I NEED to get the second one.
Dragon's Spear by Jessica Day George....love all three of her dragon books
Princess For Hire by Lindsey Leavitt...woo-hoo! Lindsey did such a great great great job with her first published book. So proud of her!
The Season by...can't remember....loved it though. Great murder mystery/romance YA novel set in Victorian England. Handsome guys in fancy clothes and girls in beautiful ballgowns. Fun, right?
Frozen in Time....This book was such fun! Two kids get frozen cryogenically (sp??) in 1956 (or something like that) and then woken up in 2010 by their great-nephew and neice (I think that's how it was...). And they have A LOT of questions about what happened to them, what happened to their father and then how they deal with all the new technology is so great. Really fun. My 11 yo loved it, too.
Robomom and Baby Brains
Stand Straight Ella Kate
Not a Box (this is one we've checked out before...but we love it so I figured I'd share)
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy
If you get a chance, check them out!