Fall 2013 New Voices Titles

The American Booksellers Association has announced the ten picks for the fall crop of New Voices titles.  The books must be by a first-time author and be published between July 1 and December 31, 2013.  The picks are listed in two categories:

Ages 8-12

After Iris The Mysterious Woods of Whistle Root Rooftoppers

After Iris by Natasha Farrant

The Mysterious Woods of Whistle Root by Christopher Pennell

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

Magic Marks the Spot (The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, #1) What We Found in the Sofa and How it Saved the World

The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson

What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World by Henry Clark



The Brokenhearted How to Love If You Could Be Mine

The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney

How to Love by Katie Cotugno

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

The Paradox of Vertical Flight The Theory of Everything

The Paradox of Vertical Flight by Emil Ostrovski

The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna

Top 30 Reads of 2007

On to 2007!  As you can see, I read the Newbery Medal winner late this year.  This also seems to be the year that my number of reviews increased to its current level, making selecting my favorites all the more difficult.  I honed it down to a mere 30:

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book of a Thousand Days The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (reviewed September 24, 2007)

Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale (reviewed November 7, 2007)

The Chicken-chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington, pictures by Shelley Jackson (reviewed May 1, 2007)

Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings Duck, Duck, Goose Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree

Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars by Douglas Florian (reviewed June 8, 2007)

Duck, Duck, Goose by Tad Hills (reviewed February 8, 2007)

Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis (reviewed August 14, 2007)

Epic (Epic #1) First Light First the Egg

Epic by Conor Kostick (reviewed August 13, 2007)

First Light by Rebecca Stead (reviewed November 1, 2007)

First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (reviewed November 8, 2007)

Framed The Higher Power of Lucky (The Hard Pan Trilogy, #1) 446236

Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce (reviewed August 7, 2007)

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron (reviewed January 29, 2007)

I’d Really Like to Eat a Child by Sylviane Donnio, illustrated by Dorothee de Monfreid (reviewed April 25, 2007)

I'm The Biggest Thing in the Ocean Into the Wild (Into the Wild, #1) The Invention of Hugo Cabret

I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry (reviewed June 12, 2007)

Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst (reviewed November 1, 2007)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (reviewed February 12, 2007)

 515905 Lawn Boy Leaves

Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems (reviewed September 28, 2007)

Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen (reviewed July 26, 2007)

Leaves by David Ezra Stein (reviewed September 7, 2007)

 Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1) Orange Pear Apple Bear

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Luke Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford, photographs by Valorie Fisher (reviewed July 9, 2007)

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, illustrated by Carson Ellis (reviewed May 21, 2007)

Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett (reviewed June 27, 2007)

The Plain Janes (Janes #1) Repossessed Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1)

The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg (reviewed June 13, 2007)

Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins (reviewed December 12, 2007)

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy (reviewed June 26, 2007)

Surrender A Swift Pure Cry Twisted

Surrender by Sonya Hartnett (reviewed February 9, 2007)

A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd (reviewed June 1, 2007)

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson (reviewed April 10, 2007)

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain What Happens on Wednesdays Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1)

The Wall by Peter Sis (reviewed September 28, 2007)

What Happens on Wednesdays by Emily Jenkins, pictures by Lauren Castillo (reviewed September 7, 2007)

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (reviewed March 8, 2007)