Becky Anderson is the owner of the BEST BOOKSHOP IN THE WORLD: Anderson's Bookshop. I live approximately one mile from Anderson's Bookshop, so I get to chat with Becky and her stellar booksellers on a regular basis.
If you do not live near Anderson's, you'll appreciate that Becky Anderson is about to tell you about five of her favorite 2012 titles.
I hope you'll visit your favorite independent bookshop to check out Becky's fine, fine recommendations.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Random House, 2012. Interest level: Grades 4-8.
Every Day by David Levithan. Random House, 2012. Interest level: Grades 9-12.
The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm by Patricia MacLachlan. Albert Whitman, 2012. Interest level: Grades 3-5.