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Mother-Daughter Book Clubs List of Best Books of 2013

It’s not too early to think about books you want to buy for the holidays. Here’s a list of my favorites released this year or shortly before (links are to my reviews at Mother Daughter Book Club.com).

Board Books

Colors by Xavier Deneux

Opposites by Xavier Deneux

Picture Books

Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Greenfield Thong and John Parra

Inside Outside by Lizi Boyd

Little Red Writing by Joan Holub

Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives by Lola M. Schaefer

Ann and Nan Are Anagrams by Mark Shulman and Adam McCauley

Middle-grade Books (ages 9 to 13)

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

Operation Oleander by Valerie O. Patterson

The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger by Jenny Meyerhoff

Written in Stone by Rosanne Parry

Odette’s Secrets by Maryann Macdonald

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt

Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills

Young Adult Books (ages 14 and up)

Nobody’s Secret by Michaela McCall

Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff

Half Lives by Sara Grant

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

The Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Graphic Novels

Jerusalem: A Family Portrait by Boaz Yakin and Nick Bertozzi

Templar by Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff

Little Fish by Ramsey Beyer

Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yag

Adult Books

Mink River by Brian Doyle

The Artist’s Way for Parents by Julia Cameron

In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl


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