Thursday, February 9, 2012

On the Bright Side Blog Tour

S.R. Johannes Top 10 Middle Grade/Tween Books

I didn’t read much tween or middle grade books until I started writing one. So my list does’t go back as far as it probably should. But this is my top ten, mostly of recent books with a few classics.

Radiance by Alyson Noel
I love this book. Based on timeline, Alyson and I were writing our books at the same time and I love how they work parallel to each other. Riley is from the Evermore series and she becomes a soul catcher. I think Riley and Gabby would be good friends.

Harry Potter series by (oh…what’s her name?)
Seriously, need I say more? This book put children’s books on the map and has done so much for reluctant readers. But for me the plotting and character building was perfection.

Selling Hope by Kristin Tubb
I love how she weaves the historical element of the comet and Buster Keeton into this book

Princess For Hire series by Lindsey Leavitt
I think this series was adorable. I loved the concept of stepping in for another princess. It was a modern day Audrey Hepburn in Holiday.

Hatchett by Gary Paulson
One of my favorite books of all time. Survival at its best.

The Wanteds by Lisa Mcmann
I love that she brought dystopia to middle grade.

The Borrowers by Mary Norton
I loved this series when I was little. And I’m excited about the movie Arrietty

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
I think this is classified as middle grade. The whole book torn me apart but I love it still the same.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks by Mary Norton
This book is nothing like the movie. But it is a fantastic adventure through London, England and a tropical island.

Purchase Information


ebook: (available Jan 31st)
ISBN 10 – 0984799117
13 - 978-0-9847991-1-4

paperback (available in Feb)
ISBN-10: 0984799133
ISBN-13: 978-0-9847991-3-8

How to Buy:

Paperback will be available in Feb.

To buy the Kindle ebook - The ebook is .99 for the first month and can be purchased at amazon or B&N for now.

Author Bio:

S.R. Johannes is the author of Untraceable (a teen wilderness thriller) and On The Bright Side ( a tween paranormal). She lives in Atlanta Georgia with her dog, British-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world. After earning an MBA and working in corporate america, S.R. Johannes traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. 

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