Thursday, December 31, 2009

Short Story Reading Challenge (2010)


Kate's Book Blog is hosting the Short Story Reading Challenge. It has its own blog--a group blog here.

I think I'll choose option three and commit to reading five (to ten) short story collections throughout 2010. (Though I'm thinking it'll be closer to five than ten.)

1. Science Fiction Classics (Graphic Classics #17; 5 short stories; 1 novella all adapted to the graphic format)
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Individual Short Stories Read This Year:

A Dog's Tale by Mark Twain

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Genre Index for 2010

ADULT

Contemporary "literature" (Realistic Fiction)

Juliet, Naked. Nick Hornby.
A Moment Between by Nicole Baart.
American Rust by Philipp Meyer.

Science Fiction

2001 A Space Odyssey. By Arthur C. Clarke.
Under the Dome by Stephen King

Fantasy

Ice Land by Betsy Tobin. [Also Historical/Romance]

Historical Fiction

The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen [Also Romance]
The Silent Governess. By Julie Klassen [Also Romance]
The Blackstone Key. By Rose Melikan. [Also Romance][Also Mystery]
The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck.
The Counterfeit Guest. Rose Melikan. [Also Romance][Also Mystery]
Cannery Row. John Steinbeck.
Sweet Thursday. John Steinbeck. [Also Romance]
Abigail. Jill Eileen Smith. [Also Romance]

Romance

A Lady Like Sarah. By Margaret Brownley. [Also Historical Fiction]
Mr. Darcy's Great Escape: A Tale of The Darcys and The Bingleys. Marsha Altman. [Also Historical Fiction]
The Black Moth. Georgette Heyer. [Also Historical Fiction]
The Country House Courtship. Linore Rose Burkard. [Also Historical Fiction]

Mystery/Suspense

Horror/Thriller

Chick Lit

The Jane Austen Book Club. Karen Joy Fowler.

Nonfiction

The Gospel In Genesis: From Fig Leaves to Faith by Martin Lloyd-Jones.
Your God Is Too Small. By J.B. Phillips.
A Sweet and Bitter Providence: Sex, Race, and The Sovereignty of God. John Piper.

Poetry

Short Story Collections

Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston.

YOUNG ADULT

Realistic Fiction

How To Say Goodbye in Robot. Natalie Standiford.
For Keeps. Natasha Friend.
Once Was Lost. By Sara Zarr.
Of All The Stupid Things. Alexandra Diaz.
Running Man. Michael Gerard Bauer.
Just In Case. Meg Rosoff.
Sweet, Hereafter. Angela Johnson.
Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney.
Anything But Normal. Melody Carlson.

Romance

Saving Juliet. By Suzanne Selfors.
Prada & Prejudice. by Mandy Hubbard.
Into The Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern.
Manga Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing. William Shakespeare.
Manga Shakespeare: As You Like It. William Shakespeare.
Tiger Moon. Antonia Michaelis. [Also Fantasy]
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. [Also Fantasy]
Out With The In Crowd by Stephanie Morrill. [Also Realistic Fiction]

Science Fiction

Science Fiction Classics. Graphic Classics #17. Various Authors.
Candor. By Pam Bachorz.

Fantasy

Calamity Jack. By Shannon and Dean Hale.
Magic Under Glass. Jaclyn Dolamore.
The Sea of Trolls. Nancy Farmer.

Historical Fiction

Julius Caesar (Manga Shakespeare) Mustashrik Mahbab (Illustrator). Richard Appignanesi (Text)
Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's Story. By Lisa Fiedler.

Mystery/Suspense

Horror/Thriller

Supernatural

Sports

Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff [Also Realistic Fiction]

Nonfiction

John Steinbeck (Up Close Series) By Milton Meltzer.

Poetry

Short Story Collections

MIDDLE GRADE

Realistic Fiction

Bird by Angela Johnson.
Heaven. By Angela Johnson.
Looking for Red. By Angela Johnson.

Science Fiction

Fantasy

The Timekeeper's Moon by Joni Sensel.
Where The Mountain Meets The Moon by Grace Lin.
The Hotel Under the Sand. By Kage Baker.

Historical Fiction

The Dog in the Wood. By Monika Schroder.
A Million Shades of Gray. Cynthia Kadohata.
My Name is Phillis Wheatley: A Story of Slavery and Freedom. Afua Cooper.
Kaleidoscope Eyes. Jen Bryant.

Mystery/Suspense

Horror/Thriller

Supernatural

Nonfiction

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice. Phillip Hoose.
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared To Dream. Tanya Lee Stone.
Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America. By Jim Murphy.
Pick & Shovel Poet: The Journey of Pascal D'Angelo. Jim Murphy.

Poetry

Short Story Collections

Action/Adventure

The First Escape
by G.P. Taylor

OLDER-YOUNGER READERS (MID-TO-UPPER ELEMENTARY)

Realistic Fiction

Mary Anne Saves The Day. Raina Telgemeier and Ann M. Martin.

Science Fiction

Fantasy

The Magician's Elephant. By Kate DiCamillo.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming.
The Very Little Princess. Marion Dane Bauer.

Historical Fiction

Cloud Tea Monkeys. By Mal Peet & Elspeth Graham.

Mystery/Suspense

Nonfiction

The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) by Barbara Kerley
The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak. By Tomek Bogacki.
Down, Down, Down: A Journey To The Bottom of the Sea. By Steve Jenkins.
Open The Door to Liberty! A Biography of Toussaint L'Ouverture by Anne Rockwell.
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal. Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.
Big George: How A Shy Boy Became President Washington. Anne Rockwell.
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11. By Brian Floca.

Poetry

Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face And Other Poems. By Jack Prelutsky.
The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry. Edited by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson.
Bear Hugs: Romantically Ridiculous Animal Rhymes. By Karma Wilson.
Animal Poems. By Valerie Worth.

Short Story Collections

Action/Adventure

Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta. Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

YOUNGER READERS (EARLY READERS/CHAPTER BOOKS)

Early Readers

Three Little Bears Play All Day by David Martin.
Morris the Moose. B. Wiseman.
Morris Goes To School. B. Wiseman.

Chapter Books

Nate The Great and the Hungry Book Club. By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat.
A Birthday for Bear. By Bonny Becker.
Calendar Mysteries #1: January Joker. By Ron Roy.
Calendar Mysteries #2: February Friend. By Ron Roy.

Nonfiction

Bring Me Some Apples And I'll Make You A Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis. Robbin Gowley.

Poetry


YOUNGEST READERS (BOARD BOOKS/PICTURE BOOKS)

Board Books

Maisy's Book Tower. Lucy Cousins.
Curious Baby: My Curious World. "By" H.A. Rey.
Me Hungry! By Jeremy Tankard.
Curious Baby: Music Play: A Book and CD. "By" H.A. Rey.
The Very Best Mother Goose Book Tower. By Iona Opie.
Little Scholastic: Zoo. Illustrated by Salina Yoon.
Silly Little Goose by Nancy Tafuri.
Wow It's A Cow! By Trudy and Jay Harris.
Guess Who? A Foldout Valentine's Adventure. Lola Schaefer.
Bear of My Heart by Joanne Ryder.
Baby, I Love You by Karma Wilson.
How Do Lions Say I Love You? By Diane Muldrow.
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Cats? by Jane Yolen
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs? by Jane Yolen.
Good Night, Little Bunny: A Touch and Feel Bedtime Story. Jane Yolen.
A Small Child's Book of Prayers. Illustrated by Cyndy Szekeres.

Picture Books

Too Purpley. By Jean Reidy.
The Crippled Lamb. By Max Lucado.
The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado
Animal Crackers Fly the Coop by Kevin O'Malley
Where Teddy Bears Come From by Mark Burgess
Finn Throws A Fit! By David Elliott.
I'm Number One by Michael Rosen.
Bedtime for Mommy. Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
The Perfect Gift. By Mary Newell Depalma.
Milo Armadillo. By Jan Fearnley.
The Grasshopper Hopped. Elizabeth Alexander.
Lawn to Lawn. Dan Yaccarino.
Alex and Lulu: Two of A Kind. Lorena Siminovich.
Benjamin and the Silver Goblet. Jacqueline Jules.
Bring Me Some Apples And I'll Make You A Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis. Robbin Gowley.
All The World. By Liz Garton Scanlon.
The Lion & The Mouse. Jerry Pinkney.
Higher! Higher! Leslie Patricelli.
Kitten's Spring. By Eugenie Fernandes.
C'mere, Boy! By Sharon Jennings.
Mattoo, Let's Play! Irene Luxbacher.
Kiss Kiss by Selma Mandine.
Chester's Back! Not a Melanie Watt Book. (By Melanie Watt)
Happy Belly, Happy Smile. By Rachel Isadora.
Don't Worry Bear. Greg Foley.
Good Luck Bear. Greg Foley.
I'm A Pig. Sarah Weeks.
Captain Small Pig. Martin Waddell.
Doodle Bites. A Tilly and Friends Book. Polly Dunbar.
Good Night, Tiptoe. By Polly Dunbar.
Footprints On the Moon by Mark Haddon.
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You by Jane Yolen.
Bears On Chairs. Shirley Parenteau.
You're Lovable To Me. Kat Yeh.
We're All In The Same Boat. Zachary Shapiro.
Noah's Bark. Stephen Krensky
Sunday Is For God. By Michael McGowan.

Poetry

Mother Goose's Little Treasures By Iona Opie.

Nonfiction

Tarra & Bella. The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends. By Carol Buckley.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Speculative Fiction 2010 Challenge



I'll be joining Book Chick City's Speculative Fiction challenge at the "Obsessed" level. That means committing to read 24 books in 2010 that fall into this category. (Lucky for me, speculative fiction includes science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc. And since some of *my very very favorite* sub-genres include time travel, alternate reality/alternate history, utopia/dystopia, and apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic...I am one very happy blogger to discover this challenge.)

1. 2001 A Space Odyssey. By Arthur C. Clarke.
2. Science Fiction Classics: Graphic Classics Volume Seventeen. Featuring Stories by Jules Verne, Stanley G. Weinbaum, E.M. Forster, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Lord Dunsany.
3. Ice Land by Betsy Tobin.
4. Magic Under Glass. Jaclyn Dolamore.
5. Under the Dome by Stephen King.
6. Where The Mountain Meets The Moon by Grace Lin
7. Candor. By Pam Bachorz
8. The Sea of Trolls. Nancy Farmer
9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
10. The Magician's Elephant. By Kate DiCamillo
11. The Hotel Under the Sand. By Kage Baker.
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All reviews will be posted at my book review blog, Becky's Book Reviews.

1st Jan 2010~ 31st Dec 2010.

Monday, December 28, 2009

YEAR Index for 2010

Year Index for 2010 Reading
Links to reviews indexed by year of publication.
Becky's Book Reviews; Operation Actually Read Bible; Young Readers

2010

The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg (YA)*
The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott (YA)*
this world we live in by Susan Beth Pfeffer (YA)*
Too Purpley. By Jean Reidy. (Picture Book)
Animal Crackers Fly the Coop by Kevin O'Malley (Picture Book)
The Extraordinary Mark Twain by Barbara Kerley (Picture Book Biography/Nonfiction)
Bedtime for Mommy. Amy Krouse Rosenthal. (Picture Book)
The Silent Governess. By Julie Klassen. (Adult) (Historical) (Romance) (Christian)
The Perfect Gift. By Mary Newell Depalma (Picture Book)
Calamity Jack. By Shannon and Dean Hale. (Graphic Novel)
The Grasshopper Hopped. Elizabeth Alexander. (Picture Book)
Lawn to Lawn. Dan Yaccarino. (Picture Book)
Maisy's Book Tower. Lucy Cousins. (Board Books)
For Keeps. Natasha Friend. (YA)
Mr. Darcy's Great Escape: A Tale of The Darcys and The Bingleys. Marsha Altman.
The Very Best Mother Goose Book Tower. By Iona Opie.
Me Hungry! By Jeremy Tankard. (Board Book)
Abigail. Jill Eileen Smith.
Out With The In Crowd by Stephanie Morrill.
The Country House Courtship. Linore Rose Burkard.
A Sweet and Bitter Providence: Sex, Race, and The Sovereignty of God. John Piper.
Anything But Normal. Melody Carlson.
Sunday Is For God. By Michael McGowan.
A Small Child's Book of Prayers. Illustrated by Cyndy Szekeres.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.
Sweet, Hereafter. Angela Johnson.
A Million Shades of Gray. Cynthia Kadohata.
Cloud Tea Monkeys. By Mal Peet & Elspeth Graham.
The Very Little Princess. Marion Dane Bauer.
Three Little Bears Play All Day by David Martin.
Noah's Bark. Stephen Krensky.
Captain Small Pig. Martin Waddell.
Mattoo, Let's Play! Irene Luxbacher.
C'mere, Boy! By Sharon Jennings.
Kitten's Spring. By Eugenie Fernandes.
Good Night, Little Bunny: A Touch and Feel Bedtime Story. Jane Yolen.
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs? by Jane Yolen.
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Cats? by Jane Yolen.
Wow It's A Cow! By Trudy and Jay Harris.
Silly Little Goose by Nancy Tafuri.
Little Scholastic: Zoo. Illustrated by Salina Yoon.

2009

Ice Land by Betsy Tobin. (Adult)
Where Teddy Bears Come From by Mark Burgess (Picture Book)
The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen (Adult) (Christian) (Historical Fiction)
Food, Girls, And Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff (YA Sports/YA Realistic Fiction)
I'm Number One by Michael Rosen. (Picture Book)
Finn Throws A Fit! By David Elliott. (Picture Book)
The Dog in the Wood. By Monika Schroder. (MG Historical Fiction)
Science Fiction Classics, Graphic Classics #17. Various Authors. (Graphic Novel)
The Magician's Elephant. By Kate DiCamillo. (MG Fantasy)
Milo Armadillo. By Jan Fearnley. (Picture Book)
Nate The Great and the Hungry Book Club. By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat. (Early Chapter Book)
A Birthday for Bear. By Bonny Becker. (Early Chapter Book)
A Lady Like Sarah. By Margaret Brownley. (Christian Fiction/Adult Fiction)
Tarra & Bella. The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends. By Carol Buckley (Picture Book)
Juliet, Naked. Nick Hornby. (Adult Fiction)
Prada & Prejudice. by Mandy Hubbard. (YA Romance)
Calendar Mysteries #1: January Joker. By Ron Roy. (Early Chapter Book)
Calendar Mysteries #2: February Friend. By Ron Roy.
Curious Baby: My Curious World. "By" H.A. Rey.
Alex and Lulu: Two of A Kind. Lorena Siminovich.
Benjamin and the Silver Goblet. Jacqueline Jules.
Magic Under Glass. Jaclyn Dolamore.
Into The Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern.
How To Say Goodbye in Robot. Natalie Standiford.
The Gospel In Genesis: From Fig Leaves to Faith by Martin Lloyd-Jones.
A Moment Between by Nicole Baart.
Bring Me Some Apples And I'll Make You A Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis. Robbin Gowley.
The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak. By Tomek Bogacki.
Manga Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing. William Shakespeare
Manga Shakespeare: As You Like It. William Shakespeare.
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice. Phillip Hoose.
Down, Down, Down: A Journey To The Bottom of the Sea. By Steve Jenkins.
Once Was Lost. By Sara Zarr
Of All The Stupid Things. Alexandra Diaz.
All The World. By Liz Garton Scanlon.
The Lion & The Mouse. Jerry Pinkney.
Higher! Higher! Leslie Patricelli.
Curious Baby: Music Play: A Book and CD. "By" H.A. Rey.
Bear Hugs: Romantically Ridiculous Animal Rhymes. By Karma Wilson.
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta. Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11. By Brian Floca.
Big George: How A Shy Boy Became President Washington. Anne Rockwell.
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal. Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.
Open The Door to Liberty! A Biography of Toussaint L'Ouverture by Anne Rockwell.
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared To Dream. Tanya Lee Stone.
The Counterfeit Guest. Rose Melikan.
American Rust by Philipp Meyer.
Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney.
Candor. By Pam Bachorz.
The Hotel Under the Sand. By Kage Baker.
Kaleidoscope Eyes. Jen Bryant.
My Name is Phillis Wheatley: A Story of Slavery and Freedom. Afua Cooper.
Where The Mountain Meets The Moon by Grace Lin.
We're All In The Same Boat. Zachary Shapiro.
You're Lovable To Me. Kat Yeh. Illustrated by Sue Anderson.
Bears On Chairs. Shirley Parenteau.
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You by Jane Yolen.
Footprints On the Moon by Mark Haddon.
Good Night, Tiptoe. By Polly Dunbar.
Doodle Bites. A Tilly and Friends Book. Polly Dunbar.
Good Luck Bear. Greg Foley.
Happy Belly, Happy Smile. By Rachel Isadora
Kiss Kiss by Selma Mandine.
How Do Lions Say I Love You? By Diane Muldrow.
Baby, I Love You by Karma Wilson.
Bear of My Heart by Joanne Ryder.
Guess Who? A Foldout Valentine's Adventure. Lola Schaefer.
Under the Dome by Stephen King

2008

Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face And Other Poems. By Jack Prelutsky. (Poetry)
The First Escape by G.P. Taylor (Graphic Novel/YA Fantasy)
The Blackstone Key. By Rose Melikan. (Adult Fiction)
Saving Juliet. By Suzanne Selfors. (YA Romance)
Julius Caesar (Manga Shakespeare) Mustashrik Mahbab (Illustrator). Richard Appignanesi (Text).
Tiger Moon. Antonia Michaelis.
The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry. Edited by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson.
John Steinbeck (Up Close Series) By Milton Meltzer.
Running Man. Michael Gerard Bauer.
Don't Worry Bear. Greg Foley.
Chester's Back! Not a Melanie Watt Book. (By Melanie Watt)

2007

Mary Anne Saves The Day. Raina Telgemeier and Ann M. Martin.
Mother Goose's Little Treasures By Iona Opie.
Animal Poems. By Valerie Worth.

2006

The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado (Picture Book)
Just In Case. Meg Rosoff.
Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's Story. By Lisa Fiedler.

2005

I'm A Pig. Sarah Weeks.

2004

The Jane Austen Book Club. Karen Joy Fowler.
The Sea of Trolls. Nancy Farmer.
Bird by Angela Johnson.

2003

2002

Looking for Red. By Angela Johnson.

2001

2000

Pick & Shovel Poet: The Journey of Pascal D'Angelo. Jim Murphy.
Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America. By Jim Murphy.

1990s

The Crippled Lamb. By Max Lucado. (Picture Book)
Heaven. By Angela Johnson.

1980s

1970s

Morris Goes To School. B. Wiseman.

1960s

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming.
2001 A Space Odyssey. By Arthur C. Clarke.

1950s

Your God Is Too Small. By J.B. Phillips.
Sweet Thursday. John Steinbeck.
Morris the Moose. B. Wiseman.

1940s

The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck. (Adult Fiction/Classics)
Cannery Row. John Steinbeck.

1930s

Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston.

1920s

The Black Moth. Georgette Heyer.

1910s

1900s

1890s

1880s

1870s

1860s

1850s

1840s

1830s

1820s

1810s

1800s

18th Century (1700-1799)

17 Century (1600-1699)

16th Century (1500-1599)

*Read in 2009 technically, but I don't want to lose track of these three 2010 books when it comes time for making "best of 2010" lists. So there you have it.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Title Index for 2010 Reading

Title Index for 2010 Reading
Becky's Book Reviews; Operation Actually Read Bible; Young Readers

A

Abigail. Jill Eileen Smith.
Alex and Lulu: Two of A Kind. Lorena Siminovich.
All The World. By Liz Garton Scanlon.
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared To Dream. Tanya Lee Stone.
Animal Poems. By Valerie Worth.
American Rust by Philipp Meyer.
Animal Crackers Fly the Coop by Kevin O'Malley (Picture Book)
Anything But Normal. Melody Carlson.
The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen
Manga Shakespeare: As You Like It. William Shakespeare.

B

Baby, I Love You by Karma Wilson.
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal. Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.
Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face And Other Poems. By Jack Prelutsky. (Poetry)
Bear Hugs: Romantically Ridiculous Animal Rhymes. By Karma Wilson.
Bear of My Heart by Joanne Ryder.
Bears On Chairs. Shirley Parenteau.
Bedtime for Mommy. Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.
Benjamin and the Silver Goblet. Jacqueline Jules.
Big George: How A Shy Boy Became President Washington. Anne Rockwell.
The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry. Edited by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson.
Bird by Angela Johnson.
A Birthday for Bear. By Bonny Becker.
The Black Moth. Georgette Heyer
The Blackstone Key. By Rose Melikan.
Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America. By Jim Murphy.
Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney.
Bring Me Some Apples And I'll Make You A Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis. Robbin Gowley.

C

C'mere, Boy! By Sharon Jennings.
Calamity Jack. By Shannon and Dean Hale.
Candor. By Pam Bachorz. 2009.
Cannery Row. John Steinbeck.
Captain Small Pig. Martin Waddell.
The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak. By Tomek Bogacki.
Chester's Back! Not a Melanie Watt Book. (By Melanie Watt)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming.
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice. Phillip Hoose.
Cloud Tea Monkeys. By Mal Peet & Elspeth Graham.
The Counterfeit Guest. Rose Melikan.
The Country House Courtship. Linore Rose Burkard.
The Crippled Lamb. By Max Lucado. (Picture Book)
Curious Baby: My Curious World. "By" H.A. Rey.
Curious Baby: Music Play: A Book and CD. "By" H.A. Rey.

D

Don't Worry Bear. Greg Foley.
The Dog in the Wood. By Monika Schroder.
Doodle Bites. A Tilly and Friends Book. Polly Dunbar.
Down, Down, Down: A Journey To The Bottom of the Sea. By Steve Jenkins.

E

The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) by Barbara Kerley

F

Calendar Mysteries #2: February Friend. By Ron Roy.
Finn Throws A Fit! By David Elliott.
The First Escape by G.P. Taylor
Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff
Footprints On the Moon by Mark Haddon.
For Keeps. Natasha Friend.

G

Good Luck Bear. Greg Foley
Good Night, Little Bunny: A Touch and Feel Bedtime Story. Jane Yolen.
Good Night, Tiptoe. By Polly Dunbar.
The Gospel In Genesis: From Fig Leaves to Faith by Martin Lloyd-Jones.
The Grasshopper Hopped. Elizabeth Alexander.
Guess Who? A Foldout Valentine's Adventure. Lola Schaefer.

H

Happy Belly, Happy Smile. By Rachel Isadora.
Heaven. By Angela Johnson.
Higher! Higher! Leslie Patricelli.
The Hotel Under the Sand. By Kage Baker.
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Cats? by Jane Yolen.
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs? by Jane Yolen.
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You by Jane Yolen.
How Do Lions Say I Love You? By Diane Muldrow.
How To Say Goodbye in Robot. Natalie Standiford.

I

I'm A Pig. Sarah Weeks.
I'm Number One by Michael Rosen.
Ice Land by Betsy Tobin. (Novel)
Into The Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern.

J

The Jane Austen Book Club. Karen Joy Fowler.
Calendar Mysteries #1: January Joker. By Ron Roy.
John Steinbeck (Up Close Series) By Milton Meltzer.
Juliet, Naked. Nick Hornby.
Julius Caesar (Manga Shakespeare) William Shakespeare
Just In Case. Meg Rosoff.

K

Kaleidoscope Eyes. Jen Bryant.
Kiss Kiss by Selma Mandine.
Kitten's Spring. By Eugenie Fernandes.

L

A Lady Like Sarah. By Margaret Brownley.
Lawn to Lawn. Dan Yaccarino.
The Lion & The Mouse. Jerry Pinkney.
Looking for Red. By Angela Johnson.
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta. Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

M

Magic Under Glass. Jaclyn Dolamore.
The Magician's Elephant. By Kate DiCamillo.
Maisy's Book Tower. Lucy Cousins.
Manga Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing. William Shakespeare.
Mary Anne Saves The Day. Raina Telgemeier and Ann M. Martin.
Mattoo, Let's Play! Irene Luxbacher.
Me Hungry! By Jeremy Tankard.
A Million Shades of Gray. Cynthia Kadohata.
Milo Armadillo. By Jan Fearnley.
A Moment Between by Nicole Baart.
The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck.
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11. By Brian Floca.
Morris the Moose. B. Wiseman.
Morris Goes To School. B. Wiseman.
Mother Goose's Little Treasures By Iona Opie.
Mr. Darcy's Great Escape: A Tale of The Darcys and The Bingleys. Marsha Altman.
Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston
My Name is Phillis Wheatley: A Story of Slavery and Freedom. Afua Cooper.

N

Nate The Great and the Hungry Book Club. By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat.
Noah's Bark. Stephen Krensky.

O

The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado (Picture Book)
Of All The Stupid Things. Alexandra Diaz.
Open The Door to Liberty! A Biography of Toussaint L'Ouverture by Anne Rockwell.
Once Was Lost. By Sara Zarr.
Out With The In Crowd by Stephanie Morrill.

P

The Perfect Gift. By Mary Newell Depalma.
Pick & Shovel Poet: The Journey of Pascal D'Angelo. Jim Murphy.
Prada & Prejudice. by Mandy Hubbard.

Q

R

Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's Story. By Lisa Fiedler.
Running Man. Michael Gerard Bauer.

S

Saving Juliet. By Suzanne Selfors.
Science Fiction Classics (Graphic Classics #17), Various Authors.
The Sea of Trolls. Nancy Farmer.
The Silent Governess. By Julie Klassen
Silly Little Goose by Nancy Tafuri.
A Small Child's Book of Prayers. Illustrated by Cyndy Szekeres.
Sunday Is For God. By Michael McGowan.
A Sweet and Bitter Providence: Sex, Race, and The Sovereignty of God. John Piper
Sweet, Hereafter. Angela Johnson.
Sweet Thursday. John Steinbeck.

T

Tarra & Bella. The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends. By Carol Buckley.
Tiger Moon. Antonia Michaelis.
The Timekeeper's Moon by Joni Sensel.
Three Little Bears Play All Day by David Martin.
Too Purpley. By Jean Reidy. (Picture Book)
2001 A Space Odyssey. By Arthur C. Clarke.

U

Under the Dome by Stephen King

V

The Very Best Mother Goose Book Tower. By Iona Opie.
The Very Little Princess. Marion Dane Bauer.

W

We're All In The Same Boat. Zachary Shapiro.
Where Teddy Bears Come From by Mark Burgess (Picture Book)
Where The Mountain Meets The Moon by Grace Lin.
Wow It's A Cow! By Trudy and Jay Harris.

X

Y

You're Lovable To Me. Kat Yeh.
Your God Is Too Small. By J.B. Phillips.

Z

Little Scholastic: Zoo. Illustrated by Salina Yoon.

Author Index for 2010

Author Index for 2010 Reading
Becky's Book Reviews; Operation Actually Read Bible; Young Readers

A

Alexander, Elizabeth. The Grasshopper Hopped.
Altman, Marsha. Mr. Darcy's Great Escape: A Tale of The Darcys and The Bingleys.

B

Baart, Nicole. A Moment Between
Bachorz, Pam. Candor.
Baker, Kage. The Hotel Under the Sand.
Bauer, Marion Dane. The Very Little Princess.
Bauer, Michael Gerard. Running Man.
Becker, Bonny. A Birthday for Bear.
Bogacki, Tomek. The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak.
Brownley, Margaret. 2009. A Lady Like Sarah.
Bryant, Jen. Kaleidoscope Eyes.
Buckley, Carol. 2009. Tarra & Bella. The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends.
Burgess, Mark. 2009. Where Teddy Bears Come From. (Picture Book)
Burkard, Linore Rose. The Country House Courtship.

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Carlson, Melody. Anything But Normal.
Clarke, Arthur C.2001 A Space Odyssey.
Cooper, Afua. My Name is Phillis Wheatley: A Story of Slavery and Freedom.
Cousins, Lucy. Maisy's Book Tower.

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Depalma, Mary Newell. The Perfect Gift.
Diaz, Alexandra. Of All The Stupid Things.
DiCamillo, Kate. The Magician's Elephant.
Dolamore, Jaclyn. Magic Under Glass.
Dunbar, Polly. Doodle Bites. A Tilly and Friends Book.
Dunbar, Polly. Good Night, Tiptoe.

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Elliott, David. Finn Throws A Fit!

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Farmer, Nancy. The Sea of Trolls.
Fearnley, Jan. Milo Armadillo.
Fernandes, Eugeie. Kitten's Spring.
Fiedler, Lisa. Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's Story.
Fleming, Ian. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Floca, Brian. Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11.
Foley, Greg. Don't Worry Bear.
Foley, Greg. Good Luck Bear.
Fowler, Karen Joy. The Jane Austen Book Club.
Friend, Natasha. For Keeps.

G

Gowley, Robbin. Bring Me Some Apples And I'll Make You A Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis.

H

Haddon, Mark. Footprints On the Moon
Hale, Shannon and Dean. Calamity Jack.
Halpurn, Julie. Into The Wild Nerd Yonder
Harris, Trudy and Jay. Wow It's A Cow!
Heyer, Georgette The Black Moth.
Hoose, Phillip. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice.
Hornby, Nick. Juliet, Naked.
Hubbard, Mandy. Prada & Prejudice.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Mules and Men

I

Isadora, Rachel. Happy Belly, Happy Smile.

J

Jenkins, Steve. Down, Down, Down: A Journey To The Bottom of the Sea.
Jennings, Sharon. C'mere, Boy!
Johnson, Angela. Bird
Johnson, Angela. Heaven.
Johnson, Angela. Looking for Red.
Johnson, Angela. Sweet, Hereafter.
Jules, Jacqueline. Benjamin and the Silver Goblet.

K

Kadohata, Cynthia. A Million Shades of Gray.
Kerley, Barbara. The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)
King, Stephen. Under the Dome.
Klassen, Julie. The Apothecary's Daughter
Klassen, Julie. The Silent Governess.
Krensky, Stephen. Noah's Bark.
Krosoczka, Jarrett J. Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta.
Kwasney, Michelle D. Blue Plate Special

L

Lin, Grace. Where The Mountain Meets The Moon
Lloyd-Jones, Martyn. The Gospel In Genesis: From Fig Leaves to Faith
Lucado, Max. The Crippled Lamb. (Picture Book)
Lucado, Max. The Oak Inside the Acorn (Picture Book)
Luxbacher, Irene. Mattoo, Let's Play!

M

Mandine, Selma. Kiss Kiss
Martin, Bill Jr. ed. The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry.
Martin, David. Three Little Bears Play All Day
McGowan, Michael. Sunday Is For God.
Melikan, Rose. The Blackstone Key.
Melikan, Rose. The Counterfeit Guest
Meltzer, Milton. John Steinbeck (Up Close Series)
Meyer, Philipp. American Rust
Michaelis, Antonia. Tiger Moon.
Morrill, Stephanie. Out With The In Crowd
Muldrow, Diane. How Do Lions Say I Love You?
Murphy, Jim. Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America.
Murphy, Jim. Pick & Shovel Poet: The Journey of Pascal D'Angelo.


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Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal.

O

Oliver, Lauren. Before I Fall
O'Malley, Kevin. Animal Crackers Fly the Coop. (Picture Book)
Opie, Iona. The Very Best Mother Goose Book Tower.
Opie, Iona. Mother Goose's Little Treasures

P

Parenteau, Shirley. Bears On Chairs.
Patricelli, Leslie. Higher! Higher!
Peet, Mal and Elspeth Graham. Cloud Tea Monkeys.
Phillips, J.B. Your God Is Too Small.
Pinkney, Jerry. The Lion & The Mouse.
Piper, John. A Sweet and Bitter Providence: Sex, Race, and The Sovereignty of God.
Pomplun, Tom. editor. Science Fiction Classics, Graphic Classics #17. (Graphic Novel)
Prelutsky, Jack. Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face And Other Poems. (Poetry)

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R

Reidy, Jean. Too Purpley. (Picture Book)
Rey, H.A. Curious Baby: My Curious World.
Rey, H.A. Curious Baby: Music Play: A Book and CD.
Rockwell, Anne. Big George: How A Shy Boy Became President Washington.
Rockwell, Anne. Open The Door to Liberty! A Biography of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Rosen, Michael. I'm Number One (Picture Book)
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. Bedtime for Mommy. (Picture Book)
Rosoff, Meg. Just In Case.
Roy, Ron. Calendar Mysteries #1: January Joker.
Roy, Ron. Calendar Mysteries #2: February Friend.
Ryder, Joanne. Bear of My Heart

S

Scanlon, Liz Garton. All The World.
Schaefer, Lola. Guess Who? A Foldout Valentine's Adventure
Schroder, Monika. The Dog in the Wood.
Selfors, Suzanne. Saving Juliet.
Sensel, Joni. The Timekeeper's Moon
Shakespeare, William. Julius Caesar (Manga Shakespeare)
Shakespeare, William. Manga Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing.
Shakespeare, William. Manga Shakespeare: As You Like It.
Shapiro, Zachary. We're All In The Same Boat.
Sharmat, Marjorie and Mitchell. Nate The Great and the Hungry Book Club.
Siminovich, Lorena. Alex and Lulu: Two of A Kind.
Smith, Jill Eileen. Abigail.
Standiford, Natalie. How To Say Goodbye in Robot.
Steinbeck, John. Cannery Row.
Steinbeck, John. The Moon is Down
Steinbeck, John. Sweet Thursday.
Stone, Tanya Lee. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared To Dream.
Szekeres, Cyndy. A Small Child's Book of Prayers.

T

Tafuri, Nancy. Silly Little Goose
Tankard, Jeremy. Me Hungry!
Taylor, G.P. The First Escape.
Telgemeier, Raina. Mary Anne Saves The Day.
Tobin, Betsy Ice Land

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V

W

Waddell, Martin. Captain Small Pig.
Watt, Melanie. Chester's Back! Not a Melanie Watt Book.
Weeks, Sarah. I'm A Pig.
Wilson, Karma. Baby, I Love You
Wilson, Karma. Bear Hugs: Romantically Ridiculous Animal Rhymes.
Wiseman, B. Morris the Moose.
Wiseman, B. Morris Goes To School.
Worth, Valerie. Animal Poems.

X

Y

Yaccarino, Dan. Lawn to Lawn.
Yeh, Kat. You're Lovable To Me.
Yolen, Jane. Good Night, Little Bunny: A Touch and Feel Bedtime Story.
Yolen, Jane. How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Cats?
Yolen, Jane. How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs?
Yolen, Jane. How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You
Yoon, Salina. Little Scholastic: Zoo.


Z

Zadoff, Allen. Food, Girls, And Other Things I Can't Have.
Zarr, Sara. Once Was Lost.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Cybils Challenge (MG Category)


I am signing up to read 12 more books from this category (MG Fantasy and Science Fiction). To find out more about the challenge, visit the challenge host. December 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010. I was a panelist in this category. I will only be counting *new* books I read after January 1, 2010.

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Al Capone Shines My Shoes

by Gennifer Choldenko
Dial

Nominated by: Mary Ann Scheuer
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra | Sherry


Alibi Junior High

by Greg Logsted
Aladdin

Nominated by: Stephanie Elliot
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra


All The Broken Pieces

by Ann Burg
Scholastic

Nominated by: Laurie Schneider
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra | thereadingzone


Also Known As Harper

by Ann Haywood Leal
Henry Holt

Nominated by: Jeni Bell
Reviewed by: Becky | Melissa | Sandra | Sherry


Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters

by Lenore Look
Schwartz and Wade Books

Nominated by: Natasha Maw
Reviewed by: Becky | Melissa | Sandra


Angel Cake

by cathy cassidy
Puffin UK

Nominated by: Anna
Reviewed by: Sandra


Anna's World

by Wim Coleman
Chiron

Nominated by: Bethany Brown
Reviewed by: Sandra | Sherry


Anything But Typical

by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Simon & Schuster

Nominated by: Pam W Coughlan
Reviewed by: abbylibrarian | Becky | Melissa | Sandra | Sherry


Beast of Blackslope (The Sherlock Files), The

by Tracy Barrett
Henry Holt

Nominated by: Shellie Braeuner
Reviewed by: Becky | Sherry


Beef Princess of Practical County, The

by Michelle Houts
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

Nominated by: Pat Zietlow Miller
Reviewed by: Melissa | Sandra | Sherry


Best Bad Luck I Ever Had, The

by Kristin Levine
Putnam Juvenile

Nominated by: Amanda Snow
Reviewed by: Becky | Melissa | Sandra | Sherry


Beyond the Station Lies the Sea

by Jutta Richter
Milkweed Editions

Nominated by: Librarian Pirate
Reviewed by: Sandra


Black Angels

by Linda Beatrice Brown
Putnam Juvenile

Nominated by: Susan
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra | Sherry


Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally)

by Lisa Yee
Arthur A Levine

Nominated by: Jennifer Roy
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra | thereadingzone


Born to Fly

by Michael Ferrari
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

Nominated by: Alyson
Reviewed by: Melissa | Sandra | Sherry


Boy Trouble (Claudia Cristina Cortez)

by Diana G. Gallagher
Stone Arch Books

Nominated by: Jennifer Glidden
Reviewed by: Sandra


Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z., The

by Kate Messner
Walker Books for Young Readers

Nominated by: Jennifer Laughran
Reviewed by: Melissa | Sandra | thereadingzone


Brooklyn Nine, The

by Alan M. Gratz
Dial

Nominated by: Sarah
Reviewed by: Melissa | Sandra | thereadingzone


Brushing Mom's Hair

by Andrea Cheng
Wordsong

Nominated by: Linda Sanders-Wells
Reviewed by: Sandra


Bull Rider

by Suzanne Morgan Williams
Margaret K. McElderry

Nominated by: Greg Leitich Smith
Reviewed by: abbylibrarian | Melissa | Sandra


Bystander

by James Preller
Feiwel & Friends

Nominated by: Nan Hoekstra
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra | thereadingzone


Callie's Rules

by Naomi Zucker
Egmont USA

Nominated by: Torey Yates
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra | Sherry


Captain Nobody

by Dean Pitchford
Putnam Juvenile

Nominated by: Dawn Mooney
Reviewed by: Becky | Melissa | Sandra | TheBoyReader


Carolina Harmony

by Marilyn Taylor McDowell
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

Nominated by: Becky
Reviewed by: Sandra


Castle of Bran, The

by Stephen S. Keeney
Zumaya Thresholds

Nominated by: Elizabeth Burton


Chains

by Laurie Halse Anderson
Simon & Schuster

Nominated by: melissa
Reviewed by: abbylibrarian | Becky | Melissa | Sandra | thereadingzone


Confetti Girl

by Diana Lopez
Little, Brown

Nominated by: Laurie Amster-Burton
Reviewed by: abbylibrarian | Becky | Sandra | Sherry


Dani Noir

by Nova Ren Suma
Aladdin

Nominated by: Chelsea Campbell
Reviewed by: Sandra | Sherry


Dear Pen Pal (The Mother-Daughter Book Club)

by Heather Vogel Frederick
Simon & Schuster

Nominated by: Jennifer Donovan
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra


Dessert First

by Hallie Durand
Atheneum

Nominated by: Beth Kizer
Reviewed by: abbylibrarian | Becky | Sandra | Sherry


Devon Delaney Should Totally Know Better

by Lauren Barnholdt
Aladdin

Nominated by: Mandy Hubbard
Reviewed by: Sandra


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

by Jeff Kinney
Amulet

Nominated by: Alexa Nagasue
Reviewed by: Sandra


Dog Whisperer: The Rescue

by Nicholas Edwards
Square Fish

Nominated by: Doret
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra


Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life

by Rachel Renee Russell
Aladdin

Nominated by: Jessica Burkhart
Reviewed by: abbylibrarian | Becky


Dragon Wishes

by Stacy Nyikos
Blooming Tree Press

Nominated by: Tricia Hoover


Emma Jean Lazarus Fell in Love

by Lauren Tarshis
Dial

Nominated by: EM
Reviewed by: Becky | Melissa | Sandra


Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, The

by Jacqueline Kelly
Henry Holt

Nominated by: Scope Notes
Reviewed by: Becky | Melissa | Sandra | Sherry | thereadingzone


Extra Credit (Junior Library Guild Selection)

by Andrew Clements
Atheneum

Nominated by: Abby Johnson
Reviewed by: Sandra


Faith, Hope, and Ivy June

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

Nominated by: Katie
Reviewed by: Melissa | Sandra


Fiona Finkelstein, Big-Time Ballerina!!

by Shawn K. Stout
Aladdin

Nominated by: Jessica Burkhart
Reviewed by: Sandra


Girl Who Threw Butterflies, The

by Mick Cochrane
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Nominated by: Shannon Bosley
Reviewed by: abbylibrarian | Sandra | Sherry


Gone from These Woods

by Donny Bailey Seagraves
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

Nominated by: Hester Bass
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra | Sherry


Heart of a Shepherd

by Rosanne Parry
Random House Children's Books

Nominated by: jone
Reviewed by: abbylibrarian | Becky | Melissa | Sandra | Sherry


I Am Jack

by Susanne Gervay
Tricycle Press

Nominated by: Hayley Gonnason
Reviewed by: Sandra


Ice Shock (Joshua Files)

by M. G. Harris
Scholastic UK

Nominated by: Anna


Jemma Hartman, Camper Extraordinaire

by Brenda A. Ferber
Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Nominated by: Megan Germano
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra | Sherry


Journey of Dreams

by Marge Pellegrino
Frances Lincoln Childrens Books

Nominated by: Janni
Reviewed by: Sandra


Kind of Friends We Used to Be, The

by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Atheneum

Nominated by: Sheryl
Reviewed by: abbylibrarian | Becky | Sandra | Sherry | thereadingzone


Kip Campbell's Gift (Funeral Director's Son)

by Coleen Murtagh Paratore
Simon & Schuster

Nominated by: elaina
Reviewed by: Sandra


Last Invisible Boy, The

by Evan Kuhlman
Ginee Seo Books

Nominated by: sharon H
Reviewed by: abbylibrarian | Becky | Sandra | Sherry | thereadingzone


Last Newspaper Boy in America, The

by Sue Corbett
Dutton Juvenile

Nominated by: Mark Di Vincenzo
Reviewed by: Sandra


Leaving the Bellweathers

by Kristin Clark Venuti
Egmont USA

Nominated by: Kathy Temean
Reviewed by: Becky | Melissa | Sandra


Liberty Porter First Daughter

by Julia DeVillers
Aladdin

Nominated by: Melissa Wiechmann
Reviewed by: Sandra


Lincoln and His Boys

by Rosemary Wells
Candlewick Press

Nominated by: Jenny Choy
Reviewed by: Sandra | Sherry | thereadingzone


Living It Up to Live It Down

by Ronica Stromberg
Royal Fireworks Publishing Company

Nominated by: Lee Allen
Reviewed by: Sandra


Love, Aubrey

by Suzanne LaFleur
Wendy Lamb Books

Nominated by: Jen Barnes
Reviewed by: Becky | Melissa | Sandra | thereadingzone


Lucky Breaks

by Susan Patron
Ginee Seo Books

Nominated by:
Reviewed by: Sandra


Melonhead

by Katy Kelly
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

Nominated by: Jennifer Wharton
Reviewed by: Sandra


Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies

by Erin Dionne
Dial

Nominated by: Megan Crewe
Reviewed by: Melissa | Sherry


Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

by Rodman Philbrick
Blue Sky Press

Nominated by: Kara Dean
Reviewed by: Sandra


Mudville

by Kurtis Scaletta
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Nominated by: Deva Fagan
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra | Sherry


My Life in Pink & Green

by Lisa Greenwald
Amulet

Nominated by: Sarah Rettger
Reviewed by: Melissa | Sandra | Sherry


Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma, The

by Trenton Lee Stewart
Little, Brown

Nominated by: Sherry Early
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra


NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (Book One)

by Michael Buckley
Amulet

Nominated by: Alison Fargis
Reviewed by: Sandra


Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me

by Nan Marino
Roaring Brook

Nominated by: Kristine Michael
Reviewed by: Becky | Melissa


Newsgirl

by Liza Ketchum
Viking

Nominated by: Vicki Palmquist
Reviewed by: Sandra | Sherry


No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay) (Secrets of a Lab Rat)

by Trudi Trueit
Aladdin

Nominated by: Trina L.
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra


Operation Redwood

by S. Terrell French
Amulet

Nominated by: Ellen Jensen Abbott
Reviewed by: Sandra | thereadingzone


Operation Yes

by Sara Lewis Holmes
Arthur A Levine

Nominated by: Laura Purdie Salas
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra | thereadingzone


Paris Pan Takes the Dare

by Cynthea Liu
Putnam Juvenile

Nominated by: Sarah Ockler
Reviewed by: abbylibrarian | Sandra


Peace, Locomotion

by Jacqueline Woodson
Putnam Juvenile

Nominated by: Jessica
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra


Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone: The Entomological Tales of Augustus T. Percival

by Dene Low
Houghton Mifflin

Nominated by: Colleen Mondor
Reviewed by: Sandra | Sherry


Piper Reed Gets a Job

by Kimberly Willis Holt
Henry Holt

Nominated by: Pam Calvert
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra


Positively

by Courtney Sheinmel
Simon & Schuster

Nominated by: amanda berlin
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra


Problem with the Puddles, The

by Kate Feiffer
Simon & Schuster

Nominated by: Jess
Reviewed by: Sandra | Sherry


Recipe for Robbery, A

by Marybeth Kelsey
Greenwillow Books

Nominated by: Jenny Moss
Reviewed by: Sandra | Sherry


Red, White & True Blue Mallory

by Laurie Friedman
Carolrhoda Books

Nominated by: Lindsay Matvick
Reviewed by: Sandra


Rescuing Seneca Crane (A Kari and Lucas Mystery)

by Susan Runholt
Viking

Nominated by: Britt Aamodt
Reviewed by: Sandra | Sherry


Return to Sender

by Julia Alvarez
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Nominated by: LaTonya
Reviewed by: Sandra | Sherry


Road to Tater Hill

by Edith M. Hemingway
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

Nominated by: Bonnie J. Doerr
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra


Ruby Flips For Attention (Ruby And The Booker Boys)

by Derrick Barnes
Scholastic

Nominated by: Kelly Starling Lyons
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra


Sahwira: An African Friendship

by Carolyn Marsden
Candlewick Press

Nominated by: Edith Hope Fine
Reviewed by: Sandra


Scat

by Carl Hiaasen
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Nominated by: Jenn R
Reviewed by: Sandra | thereadingzone


Season of Gifts, A

by Richard Peck
Dial

Nominated by: Jeff Barger
Reviewed by: Becky | Melissa | Sandra


Ship of Lost Souls, The

by Rachelle Delaney
HarperCollins

Nominated by: Tara MacDonald


Signal

by Cynthia DeFelice
Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Nominated by: Dick Holmes
Reviewed by: Becky


Sisters Eight Bk 1: Annie's Adventures

by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Houghton Mifflin

Nominated by: Stephanie Elliot
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra


Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis, The

by Barbara O'Connor
Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Nominated by: Augusta Scattergood
Reviewed by: Becky | Melissa | Sandra


Solving Zoe

by Barbara Dee
Margaret K. McElderry

Nominated by: Julie Peterson
Reviewed by: Sandra | Sherry


Standing for Socks

by Elissa Brent Weissman
Atheneum

Nominated by: Little Willow
Reviewed by: Sandra


Storm Chaser

by Chris Platt
Peachtree

Nominated by: Carrie, Reading to Know
Reviewed by: Sandra


Strawberry Hill

by Mary Ann Hoberman
Little, Brown

Nominated by: Deborah Freedman
Reviewed by: Becky | Melissa | Sandra


Take the Mummy and Run: The Riot Brothers Are on a Roll (The Riot Brothers Series)

by Mary Amato
Holiday House

Nominated by: kathleen morandini
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra


Touchdown Trouble (Fred Bowen Sports Story Series)

by Fred Bowen
Peachtree

Nominated by: Lesley
Reviewed by: Sandra


Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba

by Margarita Engle
Publisher not defined

Nominated by: Elizabeth Bird
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra


Umbrella Summer

by Lisa Graff
HarperCollins

Nominated by: Franki Sibberson
Reviewed by: Becky


Walking Backward

by Catherine Austen
Orca Books

Nominated by: Geoff Quaile
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra


Wanting Mor

by Rukhsana Khan
Groundwood Books

Nominated by: Marjorie
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra | Sherry


When the Whistle Blows

by Fran Slayton
Philomel

Nominated by: Tarie Sabido
Reviewed by: abbylibrarian | Becky | Sandra | thereadingzone


White Cave Escape

by Jennifer Mcgrath Kent
Nimbus

Nominated by: C Drake
Reviewed by: Sandra


Wild Things

by Clay Carmichael
Front Street

Nominated by: Joyce Moyer Hostetter
Reviewed by: Melissa | Sandra


William S. and the Great Escape

by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Atheneum

Nominated by: Sara Lea
Reviewed by: Sandra | Sherry


Winnie's War

by Jenny Moss
Walker Books for Young Readers

Nominated by: R.J. Anderson
Reviewed by: Becky | Sandra | Sherry | thereadingzone


Year of the Bomb, The

by Ronald Kidd
Simon & Schuster

Nominated by: Della
Reviewed by: abbylibrarian | Becky | Sandra


Year the Swallows Came Early, The

by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
HarperCollins

Nominated by: Melissa
Reviewed by: Becky | Melissa | Sandra | Sherry