Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (3)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. So you pretty much make up your own list of the top ten _______ and link back.

Top Ten Preteen/MG Authors I'll Always Love

I love YA books and their authors, but hey, MG authors also deserve to be recognized for getting me into reading. Note: the list is not in any particular order. (The links go to Goodreads.) BEWARE OF MILD SPOILERS

01. Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz, creator of the oh-so-very-badass Alex Rider of the Alex Rider series (the first of which eventually became a movie starring the oh-so-very-adorable Alex Pettyfer) and also other books and series including the Diamond Brother mysteries, Granny, and The Switch. His protagonists are always resourceful, smart, and totally awesome.

02. Gordon Korman
Publishing his book in seventh grade, he became a bestselling childrens' author of the MacDonald Hall series and other trilogies plus several standalones before writing several YA books, including Born to Rock, Pop, Son of the Mob, and Jake, Reinvented.

03. J. K. Rowling
This one's a must. Although I personally think Harry Potter is aimed toward MG readers, anyone can read it.

04. Arthur Slade
So far, the only book of Arthur Slade I've read is The Hunchback Assignments, but it's absolutely amazing and also a great way to introduce younger readers to the steampunk genre.

05. Trenton Lee Stewart
The Mysterious Benedict Society is just so cute, and epic in its own little way. It's not very widely known, but Trenton Lee Stewart written it in a way that it would appeal to younger readers. The protagonists are all superheros in their own way, minus the superpowers.

06. Kenneth Oppel
Kenneth Oppel is not exactly a MG author, but I would personally classify his Silverwing trilogy as MG, while his Matt Cruse trilogy and This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein I'd consider as YA.

07. Eoin Colfer
Eoin Colfer is the author of the Artemis Fowl series. The last Artemis Fowl book, named The Last Guardian, just came out a while ago. Other books of his include Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, The Wishlist, and Airman.

08. Rick Riordan
As the author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus series, he definitely deserves a spot on this list.

09. Eric Walters
Eric Walters doesn't write glowingly happy stories. They're not exactly MG, but I'd let my eleven-year-old sister read them. (Well, at least some of them . . .) He writes books about the reality of life, some sad, some happy, and never glosses over the truth.. Some of them include We All Fall Down, Bifocals, Sketches, Camp X, and Elixir.

10. Lemony Snicket
Lastly, may I present Lemony Snicket, author of the totally macabre and awfully genius Series of Unfortunate Events.
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