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Best Middle Grade and Chapter Books of 2013 (as well as some really great YA and graphic novels...)


Ballad by Blexbolex

by Ellen Potter, illustrated by David Heatly

by Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise


About Average by Andrew Clements

North of Nowhere by Liz Kessler

The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick

by Chris Grabenstein 

The Wrap-Up List by Steve Arntson

On the Day I Died by Candace Fleming

33 Minutes by Todd Hasak Lowy


Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Primates by Jim Ottaviani, illustrated  by Maris Wicks

Odd Duck by Cecil Castelucci and Sarah Varon

Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale

Welcome to Your Awesome Robot by Viviane Schwarz

The Sleepwalkers by Viviane Schwarz

Explorer: The Lost Islands edited by Kazu Kibuishi

(Because I read so few YA books each year, this list is mostly the best YA books I read this year, rather than the best YA books published in 2013)

Shadow and Bone and Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Seraphina  by Rachel Hartman

Code Name Verity by Nancy Werlin


The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller


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