Thirteen 2013 Books I’m Thankful For

Thanksgiving seems like the perfect day to list a few books that I’m glad came into the world during the year. My goal is to complete this list in 13 minutes. Not much thinking, hardly any writing, just a blitz of books.

Here we go!

The Real Boy

By: Anne Ursu

the real boy

The Center of Everything

By: Linda Urban

the center of everything

County By 7s

By: Holly Goldberg Sloan

counting by 7s

The Story of Fish and Snail

By: Deborah Freedman

fish snail

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

By: Liesl Shurtliff


Every Day After

By: Laura Golden

every day

Squish 5: Game On!

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

squish 5


By: Sandra Neil Wallace


God Got a Dog

Poems by: Cynthia Rylant

Pictures by: Marla Frazee

god got a dog

This Journal Belongs to Ratchet

By: Nancy J. Cavanaugh

This journalDuke

By: Kirby Larson

duke larsonBetter Nate Than Ever

By: Tim Federle

better nate

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

By: Peter Brown

Mr. Tiger  Goes Wild


It is really hard to stop at 13, but rules are rules.





11 thoughts on “Thirteen 2013 Books I’m Thankful For

  1. You have so many that I love on this list. I would like to add that I am thankful for Matt de la Pena’s THE LIVING, which made my recent Thanksgiving travels, with its delays, inclement weather, and nasty airports, incredibly enjoyable. Happy Thanksgiving!


    1. Shawna – Matt de la Pena does not get onto many top-ten lists, but We Were Here made me cry about a group of kids that I would – otherwise – have had trouble connecting to. I haven’t read The Living, but I’ll go look it up.


  2. What a wonderfully diverse list, Colby 🙂 I have THE REAL BOY, but still haven’t read it *sigh* Right now I’m on the last 3rd of CHAMPION by Marie Lu. It’s SO good 🙂

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving 😀


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