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Re: Older Child and Younger Teen Stories
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2008, 09:23:43 pm »
Based on all your suggestions I typed up a list to bring with me when I go to the library. I figured I may as well put it up here too. I'm sure I'm not the only one with young teens around  ;D


Douglas Adams- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Lloyd Alexander
Jorge Amado- Dona Flor and her two husbands
Piers Anthony – Xanth Series
K.A. Applegate- Animorphs
Holly Black- Spiderwick Chronicles
Marion Zimmer-Bradley- Darkover Series
Michael Buckley- The Sisters Grimm Series
Mikhail Bulgakov- The Master and Margarita
Meg Cabot- Mediator Series
Caroline B. Cooney- Goddess of Yesterday
Susan Cooper- The Dark is Rising sequence
Roald Dahl
Diane Duane- Young Wizard Series
David Eddings
John Flanagan- Ranger’s Apprentice
Gregory Galloway- As simple as snow
David Grossman- Someone to run with
Robert Heinlein- juvenile stories
Zenna Henderson
Brian Jaques- Redwall series
Diane Wynne Jones
Mercedes Lackey- Valdemar books
Ursula K. LeGuin- Earthsea
C.S.Lewis- Chronicles of Narnia
Gail Carson Levine
Lois Lowry- The Giver
Anne McCaffrey- Dragonriders of Pern
Robert Muchamore- The Cherub Series
Garath Nix- Abhorsen trilogy
Andre Norton- Witch world
Christopher Paolini
Tamora Pierce
Terry Pratchett- Diskworld novels
Philip Pullman- Sally Lockhart trilogy
Rick Riordan- Olympian series
Elizabeth George Spear- The witch of Blackbird Pond
J.R.R. Tolkien- The Hobbit & LOTR
Patricia C Wrede
Jane Yolen- Pit Dragon Trilogy

Sorry if I missed any. There are a lot more books mentioned than I thought at first! I do know that I missed the non- sci-fi/fantasy suggestions. I'll do another post later with them. I've just done enough typing today :D




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Re: Older Child and Younger Teen Stories
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2008, 01:07:25 am »
I'm not sure if it falls under YA, read it awhile ago, but Vivian Vande Velde's The Changeling Prince should be suitable for younger readers.

A YA trilogy I simply loved to read was Zoe Daniels' Year of the Cat (The Dream, The Hunt, The Amulet also came out as a collected edition), I like to refer to it as "What if John Hughes had written the script for Cat People?".
But they are OOP so I'm not sure how the chances are to find them.
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Re: Older Child and Younger Teen Stories
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2008, 08:20:00 am »
I don't know if Heike and Wolfgang Hohlbein books ever made it to translation... but they'd be ideal for teens.


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Re: Older Child and Younger Teen Stories
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2008, 02:49:13 pm »
Z.K. Snyder, Jane Aiken, Edgar Eager!
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Re: Older Child and Younger Teen Stories
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2008, 07:10:40 pm »
I bought The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander for my 7yr old sister's birthday and all the kids, from the 7yr old to the 14 yr are now fighting over who gets to read it first!

Thanks for the suggestions!
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Re: Older Child and Younger Teen Stories
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2008, 04:26:25 am »
It looks like most of the ones I was thinking of have already been said.  But James Patterson has the Dangerous Days of Daniel X which is really a fun read, my 11 year old neice loved it.  And also his Maximum Ride books there are 4 out they are fun and great for younger readers my 9 year old neice is reading them and loved the idea of kids that can fly.  :)

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Re: Older Child and Younger Teen Stories
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2008, 09:47:03 am »
Cherdabear, find her Snyder's "Black and Blue Magic", in that case.  Really neat 30 or so year old book about a regular kid who gets to fly.
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« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2009, 02:43:23 pm »
Thanks I will look for it!!

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Re: Older Child and Younger Teen Stories
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2009, 08:54:29 pm »
Megan Crewe as a guest blogger on Tor.com treats an often-requested topic

Young Adult Science Fiction: A Reading Guide 
http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=58327

And for completeness 
Young Adult Fantasy: A Reading Guide 
http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=58306

Cross posted with permission from Baen's Bar.
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Re: Older Child and Younger Teen Stories
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2010, 09:31:10 pm »
No . Too bad .
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Re: Older Child and Younger Teen Stories
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2010, 09:41:01 pm »
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Re: Older Child and Younger Teen Stories
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2010, 10:22:23 pm »
Sorry, I meant no I don't know any other young adult authors.
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Re: Older Child and Younger Teen Stories
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2011, 08:41:32 pm »
Additional material someone may find of use, in no order other than as I remembered them:
(some of these may be more suitable for younger readers depending on ability and interest, YMMV)

Isaac Asimov's Lucky Starr series (using pseudonym Paul French)
David Starr, Space Ranger
Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids
Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus
Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury
Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter
Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn

Also by Issac Asimov, with his wife Janet:

Norby Chronicles:
Norby, the Mixed-Up Robot (1983) with Janet Asimov
Norby's Other Secret (1984) with Janet Asimov
Norby and the Lost Princess (1985) with Janet Asimov
Norby and the Invaders (1985) with Janet Asimov
Norby and the Queen's Necklace (1986) with Janet Asimov
The Norby Chronicles (1986)
  • with Janet Asimov

Norby Finds a Villain (1987) [SF] with Janet Asimov
Norby Down to Earth (1988) with Janet Asimov
Norby: Robot for Hire (1988)
  • with Janet Asimov

Norby Through Time and Space (1988) [C] with Janet Asimov
Norby and Yobo's Great Adventure (1989) with Janet Asimov
Norby and the Oldest Dragon (1990) with Janet Asimov
Norby and the Court Jester (1991) with Janet Asimov


Andre Norton additions: (she wrote so much, you kind of need a scorecard)

The Magic Sequence:
Steel Magic also published as Gray Magic
Octagon Magic
Fur Magic
Dragon Magic (I thought this one was a little weak, YMMV)
Lavender-Green Magic
Red Hart Magic
Dragon Mage (If you skipped Dragon Magic skip this one too, they're connected)

Star Ka'at series:
Star Ka'at with Dorothy Madlee
Star Ka'at World with Dorothy Madlee
Star Ka'ats and the Plant People with Dorothy Madlee
Star Ka'ats and the Winged Warriors with Dorothy Madlee

Alexander Key:
Rivets and Sprockets ( a story of two children robots, very charming, hard to find)
Escape to witch mountain
Return from Witch Mountain

H. Beam Piper:
Little Fuzzy (child sized aliens very much like living teddy bear)
Fuzzy Sapiens, originally The Other Human Race
Fuzzies and Other People

Two sequels to the first two Fuzzy novels have been written by other authors: Fuzzy Bones by William Tuning, and Golden Dream: A Fuzzy Odyssey by Ardath Mayhar

Edgar Rice Burroughs: ( I won't try to list them all, there's a thread elsewhere, I'm pretty sure)
Tarzan
John Carter of Mars
and many others

Lin Carter: (again, there's a thread elsewhere, the books may be hard to find)
Green Star
Callisto

Dennis L. McKiernan: Mithgar series:
The Iron Tower series:
The Dark Tide
Shadows of Doom
The Darkest Day

The Silver Call series
Trek to Kraggen-Cor
The Brega Path

Dragondoom

The Eye of the Hunter

Voyage of the Fox Rider

The Dragonstone

Silver Wolf, Black Falcon

Hèl's Crucible Duology
Into the Forge
Into the Fire

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Mark Twain:

Tom Sawyer
Huck Finn
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Rudyard Kipling:
Jungle Books
Just So Stories (for younger readers)
Puck of Pook's Hill
Stalky  and Co.
Rewards and Fairies

King Arthur

Robin Hood

Carroll, Lewis
Alice In Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass

Hugh Lofting - Doctor Doolittle

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

Jack London
White Fang
Call of the Wild

E. B. White - Charlotte's Web

Jean Craighead George - My Side of the Mountain

Carol Kendall - The Gammage Cup and The Whisper of Glocken

Sylvia Engdahl - Enchantress From the Stars

Robert C. O'Brien - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Beverly Cleary - The Mouse and the Motorcycle and a lot of her other books

Robin McKinley - The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown

Richard Adams - Watership Down

Alan Garner - The Owl Service

Mary Norton - The Borrowers (this is not Andre Norton, but an entirely different woman)

Diana Wynne Jones - Charmed Life (and many others, see thread elsewhere)

More information can be found here, as well as many free downloads:
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Children's_Bookshelf

And more information here:
http://www.reading.org/Resources/Booklists.aspx

Whew! That's way 'nuff for now!
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Re: Older Child and Younger Teen Stories
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2011, 08:59:57 pm »
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Alexander Key:
Rivets and Sprockets ( a story of two children robots, very charming, hard to find)
Escape to witch mountain
Return from Witch Mountain
Along with at least a few others including
Jagger, the Dog from Elsewhere
The Forgotten Door
The Sword of Aradel

and others listed here: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_H._Key

Some of them are loosely connected.
And Joan Aiken, who also wrote for older teen to adult under Joan Aiken Hodges
There's a rather amusing looking website here:  http://joanaiken.com/pages/books.html
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Re: Older Child and Younger Teen Stories
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2011, 06:18:03 pm »
Interesting discussion

I think, though that most of the witch world books (with a few exceptions) Andre Norton thought of as her adult books. lots of romance, forced marriages, although she always was circumspect about getting in to too much detail. Better for 9th grade and up at least.

On the other hand I have many fond memories of her YA science fiction that had recurrent themes (besides coming of age/xenophobia/growing up feeling rejected and unwanted) of telepathic bonding with animals, first contact with other races usually with paranormal powers, reading or going into the past through touching an object, dream magic. She pushed the envelope in many ways. My first book of hers that I read in fourth grade was Catseye that one was the biggest book I had ever attempted but completely got me hooked on her as an author. Other favorites are Judgement on Janus, Moonsinger/Exiles of the Stars, The Zero Stone, Star Man's Son, Perilous Dreams, Star Gate, Ordeal in Otherwhere. Some of those are parts of series. Here is a link to a pretty complete bibliography  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliography_of_Andre_Norton#Central_Control

Other books by her that aren't science fiction that I read and reread are Ride Proud, Rebel with its sequel Rebel Spurs and the pirates book Scarface. She was originally a children's librarian, and the breadth of her knowledge of folklore and story telling were truly phenomenal. With hundreds of books to her credit, it hardly matters that I personally didn't care very much for the few gothics and contemporary mysteries she put her hand to, nor was I as crazy about her post-apocalypse books with their heavy handed environmental messages. But she co wrote with Enid Cushing a regency romance about a girl who goes to war dressed as a man that was a keeper.