Favorite Books and Authors

Mister K's Absolute Favorite Children's and Teen Books and Authors
The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Harry Potter series
A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Lion Boy series
The books of Kate and Sarah Klise (except for the "Normal" series)
The Hunger Games series
The Underland Chronicles (Suzanne Collins)
The Jack Henry series (Jack Adrift, etc.) by Jack Gantos
The art mysteries of Blue Balliett (Chasing Vermeer, etc.)
The Wanderer (Sharon Creech)

Books Every Child Should Read Before Leaving Elementary School
Because of Winn-Dixie
The Tale of Despereaux
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Ruby Holler
The Bad Beginning
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Books Boys and Mr. K Love (girls allowed too)    
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jack Adrift
Regular Guy
My Side of the Mountain
Gregor the Overlander
The Percy Jackson series
39 Clues series

Books Girls and Mr. K Love (boys welcome too)
Ella Enchanted
Ruby Holler
The Penderwicks
Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism
The Doll People
The Percy Jackson series
39 Clues series

Authors Every Intermediate Teacher Should Be Familiar With
Ann M. Martin
Lemony Snicket
J. K. Rowling
Sharon Creech
Jerry Spinelli
Judy Blume
Beverly Cleary
Kenneth Oppel
Georgia Byng
Eva Ibbotson
Louis Sachar
Jon Scieszka
Cornelia Funke
Sarah Weeks
Suzanne Collins
Patricia Reilly Giff
Lois Lowry
Kate Klise (and her sister Sarah too) \
Rick Riordan
Roald Dahl

Authors Mister K just can't get into
Richard Peck
Bruce Coville

Little Dude's Favorite Baby Books
Are You My Mother?
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
The Cat in the Hat
Little Blue Truck
Library Mouse
Busy Bee and Friends
The Best Nest
Time for Bed
First Book of Sushi


Nick said...

I absolutely love your insight and information.

Lisa Ard said...

Hi Mister K,
I have a newly-published early middle-grade chapter book that I believe you would enjoy. If you would send me your contact information, I'll be happy to send you a book review request along with publisher information.
Thank you, Lisa Ard

Anonymous said...

Mr. Ketel is so right about the Hunger games! (:

Phina Lewis said...

Dear Mister K,
One of my club teachers from Procter Elementary ,Mr.Hollinbeck, says your one of his great friends from Minnesota. He has this school club called Readers are Writers club. He gave us this list of sites to visit and your sight was the first one! I would just like to encourage you to read the book The Genius Files by Dan Gutman.he is a really amazing author and I have read his first two Genius Files. They are about these twins Coke and Pepsi and they are going on a trip all the way on the opposite side of the country. but on their way there people are attacking them. Why you ask well you will just have to read to find out. but they are also stopping by these interesting places that are real places in the world. I would tell you some of them but you will just have to read and find out.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr k
I think you should do what my friend phina says.The genius files are great books. Mr.hollnbeck is my teacher to.
That's all for now.
Yours truly,
Nate kerr

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr.k,
Phineas is my friend.I think she is right about the genius files.Mr.Hollinbeck is great at doing his job.
that's all for now
Nate kerr

Z Altug said...

Hello Mr. K,
Great blog! I just couldn't resist showing off my cats who also enjoy reading. You have a wonderful cat. Have a great day.

Rod Barclay said...

Mr. K, would you review my middle grade airship adventure novel 'High Wind to Idaho'. It is written especially for boys, 6th grade+; includes how to fly a lighter than air balloon, what to do when you are blown out to sea, how Japanese boys differed from Idaho boys back in 1896 and how the USA was all shaken up with reports of UFOs and Martian abductions back then. You can check it out on Amazon ( it has 4.5 rating).
Please let me know.
Thanks, Rod Barclay