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2013 Stand-outs

Announcing the 2013 Sonderbooks Stand-outs! After a full year of reading, these are the ones that stand out in my mind, the ones I enjoyed most out of the 550 books I read this year. I highly recommend every one of these books.

Living and Loving After Betrayal
  1. Living and Loving After Betrayal
    by Steven Stosny
  2. Runaway Husbands
    by Vikki Stark
  3. Let Go Now
    by Karen Casey
  4. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair
    by Nina Sankovitch
  5. Children's Book-a-Day Almanac
    by Anita Silvey
  6. Cold Tangerines
    by Shauna Niequist
  7. Christianity After Religion
    by Diana Butler Bass
  8. Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?
    by Brian D. McLaren
  9. Top Dog
    by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Children's Nonfiction
That's a Possibility!
  1. That's a Possibility!
    by Bruce Goldstone
  2. The Boy Who Loved Math
    by Deborah Heiligman
    illustrated by LeUyen Pham
  3. Look Up!
    by Annette LeBlanc Cate
  4. Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids
    by Jerome Pohlen
  5. Bomb
    by Steve Sheinkin
  6. Bedtime Math
    by Laura Overdeck
    illustrated by Jim Paillot
  7. Poems to Learn by Heart
    by Caroline Kennedy
    illustrated by Jon J. Muth

The Golem and the Jinni
  1. The Golem and the Jinni
    by Helene Wecker
  2. The Seer of Sevenwaters
    by Juliet Marillier
  3. Flame of Sevenwaters
    by Juliet Marillier
  4. Sense and Sensibility
    by Joanna Trollope
  5. A Week in Winter
    by Maeve Binchy
  6. Heart's Blood
    by Juliet Marillier
  7. A Natural History of Dragons
    by Marie Brennan

Children's Fiction
The Screaming Staircase
  1. The Screaming Staircase
    by Jonathan Stroud
  2. Jinx
    by Sage Blackwood
  3. Doll Bones
    by Holly Black
  4. The Runaway King
    by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  5. Better Nate Than Ever
    by Tim Federle
  6. Heaven Is Paved with Oreos
    by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Teen Fiction
Across a Star-Swept Sea
  1. Across a Star-Swept Sea
    by Diana Peterfreund
  2. Eleanor & Park
    by Rainbow Rowell
  3. Dark Triumph
    by Robin LaFevers
  4. Midwinterblood
    by Marcus Sedgwick
  5. Raven Flight
    by Juliet Marillier
  6. Every Day
    by David Levithan
  7. Days of Blood and Starlight
    by Laini Taylor
  8. Dodger
    by Terry Pratchett
  9. Conjured
    by Sarah Beth Durst

Sophie's Squash
  1. Sophie's Squash
    by Pat Zietlow Miller
    illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
  2. The Dark
    by Lemony Snicket
    illustrated by Jon Klassen
  3. Frog Trouble
    by Sandra Boynton
  4. Flora and the Flamingo
    by Molly Idle
  5. Tiny Little Fly
    by Michael Rosen
    illustrated by Kevin Waldron
  6. Exclamation Mark!
    by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
    illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
  7. Paul Meets Bernadette
    by Rosy Lamb
  8. Mr. Wuffles!
    by David Wiesner