Jo Ann Banks                Writer of Stories, Poems, and Silly Songs

I'll read anything within arms reach,

cereal boxes,

               vitamin bottles,

                                clothing labels,


But there are stories that need to be shared, and this is my list of some of them.


                               (what I've read, or re-read, recently, in no particular order)

The King of Jam Sandwiches by Eric Walters
Rules by Cynthia Lord

I Speak Boy by Jessica Brody

Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel (come on, of course!)

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman

Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story) by Daniel Nayeri

Moxy Maxwell by Peggy Gifford

Greetings from Witness Protection! by Jake Burt

Far Away by Lisa Graff
Melvin Beederman, Superhero by Greg Trine

One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe

Cursed by Karol Ruth Silverstein

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

A Home for Goddesses and Dogs by Leslie Connor
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Fat Kid Rules the World by K. L. Going

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

The Witch's Boy by Kelly Barnhill