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Best books of 2009 — of the ones I read anyway

Okay, so I was going to do this whole post about the best kid’s books I read this year, but while I was going through my list on goodreads, I started to get confused about my star rating system. Then I thought, hmm…which books would I actually recommend as something worthwhile to read (five-star or not?). Here’s they are, sorted by author’s last name (note–these are not necessarily NEW books, just books I read this year):My Favorite Books This Year

A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett


The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, #1)

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

A Northern Light

The London Eye Mystery

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy (Sammy Keyes)

Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy by Wendelin Van Draanen


Coraline by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Rapunzel's Revenge

Bad Kitty

Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe


Anne of Green Gables  (Anne of Green Gables, #1)

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets by Nancy Springer

Never Trust a Dead Man by Vivian Vande Velde

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