Friday, 17 July 2015

Tristan Banck's Top 10 Middle Grade Reads

Recently I read Tristan Banck's fabulous Two Wolves (see my review), and came across this list of his favourite 10 Middle Grade Reads. Whilst I do rail against his use of the rather American Middle Grade terminology  I do recognise that it is descriptive- and that this is a great list and certainly worth pondering.

1. Hatchet - Gary Paulsen (see my review)

2. Holes - Louis Sachar (see my review)

3. Okay for Now - Gary D. Schmidt

4. The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick (see my review)

5. My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George (see my review)

6. Joey Pigza Loses Control - Jack Gantos

7. Don't Call Me Ishmael - Michael Gerard Bauer

8. Danny The Champion of the World - Roald Dahl

9. The Indian in the Cupboard - Lynne Reid Banks

10. Once - Morris Gleitzman


It is with considerable shame that I hang my head at never having read Danny The Champion of the World and Once. 

April 2017 5/10
I have now read (well, listened to Danny the Champion of the World)

June 2018 6/10 (and now I have listened to both Danny the Champion of the World and Once)


Beth F said...

Interesting list. I haven't read very many of them.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I admit I haven't even heard of Once.

My personal opinion...this is a decidedly boy-ish list.