Books of the Month: November 2012

4 12 2012

Books I read last month:

  • Start Smart!: Building Brain Power in the Early Years by Pam Schiller
  • Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson
  • Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Clementine and the Family Meeting by Sara Pennypacker
  • Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine
  • Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
  • Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes
  • The Walking Dead: Book 4 by Robert Kirkman
  • Re-Gifters by Mike Carey
  • 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
  • A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck
  • Read with Me: Best Books for Preschoolers by Stephanie Zvirin
  • The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger
  • Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger

Books of the Month: October 2012

22 11 2012

Books I read last month:

  • Raising a Reader by Jennie Nash
  • My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking
  • Parenting Preschoolers with a Purpose by Jolene L. Roehlkepartain
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray
  • Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Balloons over Broadway by Melissa Sweet
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) by Barbara Park
  • The Trouble with May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Turkey Monster Thanksgiving by Anne Warren Smith
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming

Books of the Month: September 2012

15 10 2012

I’m so behind, but here’s last month’s list!

  • Yes, Chef: A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson
  • Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  • Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern
  • How to Behave and Why by Munro Leaf
  • The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
  • Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan
  • As Easy As Falling off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins
  • No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman
  • The Secret of Play by Ann Pleshette Murphy
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  • Enigma: A Magical Mystery by Graeme Base
  • The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from History by Jane Yolen
  • The Widow’s Broom by Chris Van Allsburg

Books of the Month: August 2012

3 09 2012

Books I finished in August:

  • Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love by Lauren Tarshis
  • I Do (But I Don’t) by Cara Lockwood
  • Close to Famous by Joan Bauer
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bunny – Detectives Extraordinaire by Polly Horvath
  • Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
  • To Have and to Hold by Jane Green
  • Notes from an Accidental Band Geek by Erin Dionne
  • Inkblot: Drip, Splash, and Squish Your Way to Creativity by Margaret Peot
  • My Art Book by DK Publishing
  • Dance: A Practical Guide to Pursuing the Art by Rebecca Love Fishkin
  • My Life As a Book by Janet Tashjian
  • Wildwood by Colin Meloy

Books of the Month: July 2012

7 08 2012

Whew!  It was a busy reading month due to a crazy month at work.  But I’m happy to report that I have successfully survived another year of Summer Reading!

  • The Aurora County All-Stars by Deborah Wiles
  • Playing to Win: The Story of Althea Gibson by Karen Deans
  • Young Pele: Soccer’s First Star by Lesa Cline-Ransome
  • Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Greatest Jokes on Earth by Matt Rissinger & Philip Yates
  • A Picture Book of Jesse Owens by David A. Adler
  • Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger
  • You Don’t Even Know Me by Sharon G. Flake
  • The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Night of the Ninjas by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Afternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes
  • Sunset of the Sabertooth by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Midnight on the Moon by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Ghost Town at Sundown by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Lions at Lunchtime by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Polar Bears Past Bedtime by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Hieroglyphs: The Writing of Ancient Egypt by Norma Jean Katan
  • My First Day at a New School by Charlotte Guillain
  • Junie B., First Grader (At Last!) by Barbara Park
  • The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
  • Tigers at Twilight by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Schooled by Gordon Korman
  • Dark Day in the Deep Sea by Mary Pope Osborne
  • The New Girl by Meg Cabot
  • How to Survive Middle School by Donna Gephart
  • High Tide in Hawaii by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Someone Was Watching by David Patneaude
  • I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Books of the Month: June 2012

3 07 2012

Whew!  Due to the graphic novel reading theme and summer program planning, I really managed to crank out quite a few titles this past month!

  • Trickster: Native American Tales collected by Matt Dembicki
  • Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness by Reinhard Kleist
  • Good Eggs by Phoebe Potts
  • The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel by Diana Gabaldon
  • Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky by Elphinstone Dayrell
  • The Night Rainbow by Barbara Juster Esbensen
  • Space Jokes by Pam Rosenberg
  • Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations by Jacqueline Mitton and Christina Balit
  • The Woman in the Moon: A Story from Hawai’i by Jama Kim Rattigan
  • Moon Mother by Ed Young
  • The Star-Bearer: A Creation Myth from Ancient Egypt by Dianne Hofmeyr
  • The Photographer by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Leferre, and Frederic Lemercier
  • The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
  • Sidekicks by Dan Santat
  • The Walking Dead: Book One by Robert Kirkman
  • Nursery Rhyme Comics edited by Chris Duffy
  • Meanwhile by Jason Shiga
  • Guinea Pig, Private Eye: Hamster and Cheese by Colleen AF Venable
  • Guinea Pig, Private Eye: And Then There Were Gnomes by Colleen AF Venable
  • Vietnamerica by GB Tran
  • The Walking Dead: Book Two by Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead: Book Three by Robert Kirkman
  • Smile by Raina Telgemeier
  • Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
  • Level Up by Gene Luen Yang
  • Sleeping Bobby by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne
  • Scare Yourself to Sleep by Rose Impey
  • Bedtime! by Ruth Freeman Swain
  • The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Jane Ray
  • Around the World by Matt Phelan
  • Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel
  • The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan by Maxwell Eaton III

Books of the Month: May 2012

6 06 2012
  • At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
  • The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
  • All the Way to America by Dan Yaccarino
  • The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino
  • Babymouse: Queen of the World by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  • Babymouse: Our Hero by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  • Babymouse: Beach Babe by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  • Boston Jane: An Adventure by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Go, Go America by Dan Yaccarino
  • Babymouse: Rock Star by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  • Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up by Melissa Thomson
  • Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
  • The Wish by Gail Carson Levine
  • A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine
  • King of the Birds by Shirley Climo
  • Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-Up by Melissa Thomson
  • Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
  • An Accidental Adventure: We Are Not Eaten by Yaks by C. Alexander London