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Books We Read in February

3 March 2009

February 2009 [New Books Received: 41; Books Read: 27]

This month there are plenty of new books and some old favorites, too. Since the favorites are child selected I decided to include them since that’s an indicator (at least to me) of just how much a story can mean to its audience! Previously reviewed books  aren’t counted in the monthly total, and this months “old favorites” won’t appear in any subsequent lists.

Picture Books (all ages)

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World: Fun and Easy Eco-tips written and illustrated by Melanie Walsh review

Bats at the Beach written and illustrated by Brian Lies (review to come)

Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation written by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney review1 review2

Coretta Scott written by Ntozake Shange, illustrated by Kadir Nelson review

H is for Homerun: A Baseball Alphabet written by Brad Herzog, illustrated by Melanie Rose (previously reviewed)

Home to Me, Home to You written by Jennifer A. Ericsson, illustrated by Ashley Wolff (previously reviewed)

I Can Do it Myself written by Diane Adams, illustrated by Nancy Hayashi review

I Have a Loose Tooth written and illustrated by Sally Noll (review to come)

I Like Myself! written by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow

Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken written by Kate DeCamillo, illustrated by Henry Bliss review

Manners Can Be Fun by Munro Leaf

The Monster Who Did My Math written by Danny Schnitzlein, illustrated by Bill Mayer review

My Mama Says there Aren’t Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Demons Monsters… written by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Kay Chorao

Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss

Patch the Porcupine and the Bike Shop Job written and illustrated by Scott Nelson (previously reviewed)

Pinkalicious written by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, illustrated by Victoria Kann

Pippo the Fool written by Tracey E. Fern, illustrated by Pau Estrada review

President’s Day written by Anne Rockwell, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell review

Splat: The Tale of a Colorful Cat written by Jane Seymour and James Keach, illustrated by James Keach (previously reviewed)

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born written by Jamie Lee Curtis, illustrated by Laura Cornell (previously reviewed)

Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly written by Alan Madison and Kevin Hawkes (previously reviewed)

What Lincoln Said written by Sarah L. Thomson, illustrated by James E. Ransome review

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything written by Elise Broach, illustrated by David Small (previously reviewed)

Easy Readers (Early, Emerging, Transitional)

The 100th Day of School written by Abby Klein

The Cabbage Princess written by Joy Cowley

Charming Ponies: A Pony to the Rescue written by Lois Szmanski

Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Haunted House, [I Can Read, level 1] written and illustrated by Doug Cushman (previously reviewed)

Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed written by Barbara Park, illustrated by Denise Brunkus

The Skeleton on the Bus written by Gwen Pascoe, illustrated by Mark Payne

Snow Surprise [Green Light Readers, level 2] written and illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Middle Grade and Young Adult

Dr. Quantum in the Grandfather Paradox written by Fred Alan Wolf review

Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith review interview

Burn My Heart by Beverley Naidoo review

Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope by Beverley Naidoo review

My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara review

The Magic Thief: Lost (Book 2) Sarah Prineas (publication: May 2009) review

The Strongbow Saga: Book 1 Viking Warrior by Judson Roberts review

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  1. 3 March 2009 6:38 pm

    Well now I totally want to read Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken. I love tales about my feathered friends!

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