Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 books by Austinites [Updated]

Post updated and moved to here.

For your holiday shopping this year, I thought I'd highlight some of the books written or illustrated this year by members of the Austin youth literature community:

Picture Books written by Austinites:

Shark vs. Train, by Chris Barton
Chicken Big, by Keith Graves
Holler Loudly, by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Picture Books Illustrated by Austinites:

Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale, ill. by Patrice Barton
Nonna Tell Me A Story, ill. by Laura Logan
She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story, ill. by Don Tate

Chapter Books, Middle Grade and Tween Novels:

Starfish, by James Crowley
Sunshine Picklelime, by Pamela Ferguson
The Defense of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter, by John Gosselink
Truth with a Capital T, by Bethany Hegedus
Brains for Lunch, by K.A. Holt
The Necropolis, by P.J. Hoover
Clementine, Friend of the Week, by Sara Pennypacker
Betti on the High Wire, by Lisa Railsback
Noonie's Masterpiece, by Lisa Railsback
Anna Maria's Gift, by Janice Shefelman
Front Page Face-off, by Jo Whittemore
Layla, Queen of Hearts, ill. by Patrice Barton

Young Adult Novels:

Saving Maddie, by Varian Johnson
The Less-Dead, by April Lurie
Bad Blood, by Mari Mancusi
The Cardturner, by Louis Sachar
Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences, by Brian Yansky


lindsey lane said...

So thoughtful, Greg.
You are gem among men.

Shelli Cornelison said...

Austin is so full of talent. And generous authors, like you and Cynthia, who help to promote their fellow talented locals.

Great post!

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you for the awesome roundup, Greg! I'm thrilled to be on the list!

Jeanette Larson said...

Great post! Hope you continue this next year. Very talented people here.

Brian Yansky said...

Thanks, Greg, for including me in this amazing list of 2010 books by our fellow Austinites.

Anonymous said...

Greg, What a great Xmas list to point friends and family to! They can find a book for everyone on their list!

Go, Austin!

Laura Logan said...

Thank you Greg! Very kind of you to include me in this list. Happy Holidays!

patrice barton said...

Greg, Thanks for including me! What a fun surprise!

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