@Holysocks: I agree! Somehow most of the books I read (middle grade and YA with the very occasional chapter book/picture book) are written by female authors. That's kind of odd, isn't it? Though in the classics area, most I read are by male.
Dragon Slippers was awesome! *makes note to oneself to reread* Though my personal favorite was Tuesday at the Castle series. It was just a fun romp that satisfied the tween me who loved whimsy and unpredictability.