Gift-Giving Recommendations Part Two: More Books For the Wee Nippers

More YA/MG love, as requested by beloved Author-friends Susan and Loretta. For this we brought in a Consultant: our dear friend Emiko, who works as the youth program coordinator in a domestic violence shelter and is, as she likes to tell us a lot, still seventeen in her brain. Also she is awesome. Here are her suggestions.

Books for Slightly Dorky Young Persons Who Read Above Their Grade Level

1. East, by Edith Pattou

2. The Abhorsen Trilogy, by Garth Nix

3. The Mysterious Benedict Society series, by Trenton Lee Stewart (added bonus: best covers ever)

4. The Pellinor series, by Alison Croggon (We LOVE these. They have some dark (slavery, warfare, scary scary monsters) and sexy (nothing scandalous or anywhere near as creepster as Twilight, we promise) bits in 'em, maybe more approps for slightly older nippers, depending on your parenting sensibilities.)

Books For Young Persons With Learning Disabilities

1. The Warriors series, by Erin Hunter

2. The Sisters Grimm series, by Michael Buckley

3. The Septimus Heap series, by Angie Sage