1921 — 2012
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RILLA JAGGIA I have the audacity to write for children without having any of my own. What I do have is one of those dreary multicultural backgrounds--I grew up in India and recently moved back to the United States after five years in Sydney, Australia. The resulting crisis of identity infects all of my writing.
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1921 — 2012
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In my reading chair: The Lying Game by Sara Shepard 2012 17. The Fourth Stallby Chris Rylander 16. Breaking Stalin's Nose*by Eugene Yelchin 15. Stolen*by Lucy Christopher 14. The Search for WondLaby Tony DiTerlizzi 13. Please Ignore Vera Dietz*by A. S. King 12. The Smileby Donna Jo Napoli 11. The Clockwork Threeby Matthew Kirby 10. Down Sand Mountainby Steve Watkins 9. Startersby Lissa Price 8. Struckby Jennifer Bosworth 7. The Year the Swallows Came Earlyby Kathryn Fitzmaurice 6. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy*by Gary Schmidt 5. Pippi Longstockingby Astrid Lindgren 4. Code Name Verity*by Elizabeth E. Wein 3. Deliriumby Lauren Oliver 2. Harbingerby Sara Wilson Etienne 1. Divergentby Veronica Roth 2011 35. The Scorpio Races*by Maggie Stiefvater 34. Impossibleby NancyWerlin 33. Mockingbird*by Kathryn Erskine 32. Nothing*by Jaane Teller 31. Incarceron*by Catherine Fisher 30. Tigers's Curseby Collen Houck 29. Breadcrumbs*by Anne Ursu 28. Daughter of Smoke and Bone*by Laini Taylor 27. The Spoon in the Bathroom Wallby Tony Johnston 26. Sarah, Plain and Tall*by Patricia MacLachlan 25. Chasing Vermeerby Blue Balliett 24. Ida B*by Katherine Hannigan 23. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyesby Jonathan Auxier 22. Lucky Breaksby Susan Patron 21. Across the Universe*by Beth Revis 20. Un Lun Dunby China Mieville 19. The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth*by Norton Juster, illustrated by Jules Feiffer, annotated by Leonard Marcus 18. The Hunger Games*by Suzanne Collins (again for to lead a teen discussion group) 17. Heart of a Samuraiby Margi Preus 16. The Gardener*by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small 15. Hot Hot Roti for Dadajiby F. Zia, illustrated by Ken Min 14. One Crazy Summerby Rita Williams-Garcia 13. The Ranger's Apprenticeby John Flanagan 12. Fade*by Robert Cormier 11. Moon Over Manifest*by Clare Vanderpool 10. The Game of Sunken Placesby M. T. Anderson 9. Ship Breakerby Paolo Bacigalupi 8. Gingerbread*by Rachel Cohn 7. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon*by Grace Lin 6. Wintergirls*by Laurie Halse Anderson 5. The Westing Game*by Ellen Raskin 4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society*by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows 3. Candorby Pam Bachorz 2. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tateby Jacqueline Kelly 1. The Giver*by Lois Lowry 2010 46. Bartimaeus Trilogy-The Amulet of Samarkandby Jonathan Stroud 45. Revolutionby Jennifer Donnelly 44. Crispin The Cross of Leadby Avi 43. Notes From a Liar and her Dog*by Gennifer Choldenko 42. Defiance*by Valerie Hobbes 41. The Maze Runnerby James Dashner 40. Self-Editing for Fiction Writers*by Renni Browne & Dave King 39. Haunted: The Ghost on the Stairsby Chris Eboch 38. Liarby Justine Larbalestier 37. The Phantom Tollbooth*by Norman Juster 36. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 35. Drizzle by Kathleen Van Cleve 34. Nancy Drew - The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene 33. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl 32. Ironside* by Holly Black 31. Catherine Called Birdy* by Karen Cushman 30. Archer's Quest by Linda Sue Park 29. Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Coville 28. The Book of Everything*by Guus Kuijer 27. The Midwife's Apprentice* by Karen Cushman 26. Ella Enchanted* by Gail Carson Levine 25. The Thief* by Megan Whalen Turner 24. Sea of the Dead by Julia Durango 23. Ever by Gail Carson Levine 22. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks*by E. Lockhart 21. Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade by Stephanie Greene, ill. by Stephanie Roth Sisson 20. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka 19. The Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb 18. The Shadow Theives by Anne Ursu 17. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon 16. When You Reach Me* by Rebecca Stead 15. Lily's Ghosts by Laura Ruby 14. Simon Bloom The Gravity Keeper by Michael Reisman 13. Uglies* by Scott Westerfeld 12. Maze of Bones (39 Clues Book One) by Rick Riordan 11. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey 10. Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink 9. Going Bovine by Libba Bray 8. The Garden of Eve by K. L. Going 7. Saving Francesca* by Melina Marchetta 6. Kira Kira* by Cynthia Kadohata 5. Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork 4. Story of Girl* by Sara Zarr 3. City of Ember* by Jeanne Du Prau 2. Chains* by Laurie Halse Anderson 1. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld