MLD Choice Awards 2019 -Tween Fiction

The Best Tween Books of the Year!

Winners

1. The Meltdown
by Jeff Kinney

When snow shuts down Greg Heffley’s middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and…

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2. Wrath of the Dragon King
by Brandon Mull

War has come to the dragon sanctuaries of the world and nowhere is the danger more intense than at Wyrmroost. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of…

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3. Flashback
by Shannon Messenger

Sophie Foster doesn’t know what—or whom—to believe. And in a game with this many players, the worst mistake can be focusing on the wrong…

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4. Time Jumpers
by Brandon Mull

Will Cole and his friends finally be able to restore magic to the world of the Outskirts and find…

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5. The Lost Continent
by Tui Sutherland

For centuries there have been rumors of another continent on the dragons’ planet — another land far across the ocean, populated by tribes of dragons very different from…

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6. Unicorn of Many Hats
by Dana Simpson

Marigold Heavenly Nostrils is no ordinary unicorn. She has Wi-Fi-enabled appendages. She’s the most enchanted babysitter of all time. She’s published numerous…

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7. The Royal Ranger
by John Flanagan

After a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible – even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. His worried friends must…

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8. My Life as a Youtuber
by Janet Tashjian

Derek Fallon finally found something to get excited about at school—an extracurricular class on making videos! Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek can’t wait to…

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9. The Last Kids on Earth
and the Cosmic Beyond

by Max Brallier

It’s the first winter after the Monster Apocalypse. For Jack and his buddies, that means sled catapults, epic snowball battles, and one monstrous

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10. Dragon Bones
by Lisa McMann

Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artimé. The Artiméans have suffered some…

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And the other nominees were…

Switched
by Jen Calonita

Things at Fairy Tale Reform School are great. Rumpelstiltskin has been ousted, and everyone is buzzing about the fact that Beauty and Prince Sebastian (aka the Beast) have…

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The Dragon’s Eye
by Sarwat Chadda

Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are prisoners. Framed for a crime they didn’t commit, the four young Greencloaks have been captured by…

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The Eternity Elixir
by Frank L. Cole

Twelve-year-old Gordy Stitser is one of the few people who knows the truth about the secret society of potion masters, because not only is Gordy’s mom on the…

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Legend of Korra:
Turf Wars Part 2

by Michael Dante DiMartino

Recovering from the fight and furious for revenge, Triple Threats member Tokuga solidifies his ties with the duplicitous Wonyong. Meanwhile…

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Stormspeaker
by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan — once Heroes of Erdas — are now wanted fugitives. Framed for a crime they didn’t commit, they’ve been hunted across the globe by…

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The 78-Story Treehouse
by Andy Griffiths

Join Andy and Terry in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse. They’ve added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a…

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2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious
by Shannon Hale

Thanks to Squirrel Girl, Ana Sofia, and the Squirrel Scouts, the crime rate in New Jersey is at an all time low. It makes for safer streets but also bored-er squirrels. That’s why…

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River of Fire
by Erin Hunter

The return of the long-lost SkyClan has ushered in a time of unprecedented change and upheaval, and one of the proudest warrior Clans is no more. ShadowClan has…

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World Without Darkness
by Robert Kondo

Beyond the dam lies certain death—this is something every citizen of Sunrise Valley knows well. Yet, when a poisonous black tidal wave carries Pig, Fox, and Hippo over…

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Mustaches for Maddie
by Chad Morris
and Shelly Brown

Maddie is a normal twelve-year-old girl. Well, except for the fake mustaches she carries in her pocket. She likes to make people laugh and slapping on a mustache, especially a fuzzy…

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Resistance
by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Chaya Lindner is a teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Simply being Jewish places her in danger of being killed or sent to the camps. After her little sister is…

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Worlds Apart
by James Riley

Bethany and Owen have failed. The villain they have come to know as Nobody has ripped asunder the fictional and nonfictional worlds, destroying their…

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Tales from a
Not-So-Happy Birthday

by Rachel Renée Russell

Nikki and her BFF’s Chloe and Zoey have been planning a birthday party of epic proportions! There’s just one problem—Nikki’s mom says no way to the budget they need to…

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Wizard for Hire
by Obert Skye

Fourteen-year-old Ozzy lives near Portland, Oregon, and is desperate for help. His scientist parents have been kidnapped after discovering a formula that…

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The Long-Lost Home
by Maryrose Wood

Unhappy Penelope Lumley is trapped in unhappy Plinkst! Even the beets for which Plinkst is inexplicably famous fail to grow in this utterly miserable…

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