Consider reading Young Adult (YA) and Juvenile novels because…


Hello everybody!

I hope you guys are well.

I am currently hooked on Juvenile and YA (Young Adult) novels and the obsession began last year when my daughter’s amazing 3rd grade teacher let me borrow this wonderful book you see below. Not only was it a mesmerizing story about a china rabbit doll, but the author became someone who I greatly admire.  Her style of writing is so captivating and lucky for me, she has written many other books to lose yourself into.


“The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” by Kate DiCamillo

After sending back “…Edward Tulane” with a big “THANK YOU!” note to my daughter’s teacher, my daughter came back with another book for me to read.  Another Kate DiCamillo book.  Just what I was craving!


“The Tale of Despereaux” by Kate DiCamillo

This book was so engaging because the narrator in the story was speaking directly to the reader about the main character, Despereaux and his tale.  I loved it!  Bonus: There’s a movie version of the book.

I was able to say thank you personally to my daughter’s teacher during parent/teacher day. We talked well beyond the allotted time and she offered me yet another book to borrow and read and another and another…!  The pattern continued, much to my delight, until my daughter finished the 3rd grade and then I started borrowing books from the library because my love of reading had returned and I didn’t want it to go away.  I discovered many new authors and titles at the Juvenile and Young Adult section at the library.  When I loved a particular novel, I searched to see if the author had other books.  The great thing about these novels is that they’re usually about 250 pages so you’re able to read a wonderful story in a short amount of time.

Here are some of the books that I absolutely loved reading and you can check them out at your local library.  If they don’t have it available, find out if you can request it.  You can also check out other titles that were great to read as well as children’s books at my Pinterest board “Meet me at the Library!”


“Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” by Grace Lin

“Starry River of the Sky” by Grace Lin

“Crenshaw” by Katherine Applegate

“The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate

“The Weight of Water” by Sarah Crossan

“Wonder” by R.J. Palacio

“Raymie Nightingale” by Kate DiCamillo

“Full Cicada Moon” by Marilyn Hilton

Take good care all.

Happy reading and until next time…