Books Wendy McClure Loves
Wendy knows a LOT about books. She's worked as a children's book editor for almost 20 years, and has written several books of her own.
These are books she read growing up and loved...
And these are books Wendy has read more recently and would recommend to young adults. Her picks include: "Two memoirs written by writers who became friends in college. Lucy Grealy's story is heartbreaking but amazing, and Ann Patchett's remembrance of her is so moving and wonderful." She also recommends anything by YA author Siobhan Vivian. "Just really smart stories in high school settings." And Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein -- "two great YA historical novels about women pilots in WWII, and they're also great stories about friendship."
Wendy write her own books. Her childhood love of the Little House on the Prairie series inspired her to find out more about the world of the books. Her book The Wilder Life follows her adventures in churning butter, sunbonnets, and the Ingalls family's many homesteads. She still posts about the Ingalls family here.
She also wrote a series about the Orphan Train of the early 20th century. Three kids escape the orphan train and start their own adult-free community on the prairie. It's a fun adventure series for middle-grade readers.
Wendy write for magazines and websites, and blogs about her life and her family history research. But she also writes for very young readers.
Check out our interview with Wendy and find out more about her work!