Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Search for an Item

Isn't this the greatest thing! I am so happy to have one place to search for titles and authors.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


I like to borrow some of the great thoughts expressed by others. For me this meets a number of my personal needs, chief of which is validation.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Getting off on the RIGHT Foot

Having access to books, choices of reading material, and a mentor to guide an early reader through successful encounters with books is KEY to getting off on the right foot.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Non Fiction

When it comes to taking home a book to read I never have a problem selecting a non-fiction title. It seems that there is an abundance of material which falls under the heading of "that which I could always learn more." I have calendar books from years past filled mostly with non-fiction titles.

Often my memory of a personal experience is attached to the book I was reading at the time and my calendar list confirms the recollection. This may be akin to the egg/chicken debate.

Do I experience things in my life differently based on the books I have read - well YES, but at which point does my reading influence my way of thinking, or vice versa? I am presently debating the merits of a publication aimed at youth. I read the occasional article within the magazine. Last week I read a very biased article, one that seemed filled with gross generalizations that I found offensive. My weeks reflection has me, of course, wanting to read more about the topic - how else can I see beyond my own bias on the topic. Yet I am also fighting the impulse to just say the writer was wrong and my first reaction was spot on.

I read and live seeking justice, allowing for the benefit of doubt, working for a better place and time. I know what I know because I trust my instinct, believing in my core values, and have firm resolve. I grew up this way from learning from my family, friends, teachers, and books.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Read Around the World

While I was reading "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini, a story set in Afghanistan, my mind began to wander. In the truest sense of "armchair" travel I was "there." I had a taste for cherries, the world was filled with danger around the corner, and I recalled showing school papers to my parents. Mostly I wanted to know more about the place. Next step was to use my handy online library reference tool "Grolier" to research the country.

I managed to expanded on the fulfilling act of reading a work of fiction. This activity served to advance my overall appreciation of a place and time in history. It expanded my understanding of the world. In doing so, I gave myself the context necessary to understand and give value to the characters and events of the story. This overall experience was rewarding.

I am now looking for just the right book to begin my next Read Around the World Adventure. Since I'm looking for one set in a "B" country of the world, my adventure will seem rather Hop Scotchy.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Reading list from the "YA" Department

June 2014
My parent has Cancer and it Really Sucks 

May 2014 
"Code Name Pauline" by Pearl Witherington Cornioley 

July 2013
Wool by Hugh Howey  stories 1 - 5

February 2013
The endless steppe; growing up in Siberia, by Esther Hautzig

August 2012 
Insurgent by Veronica Roth

July 2012
Divergent by Veronica Roth

October 2011
Behemoth by
by Scott Westerfeld
by Scott Westerfeld
September 2011
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

July 2011
The Amanda Project by Melissa Kantor

June 2011
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

August 2010
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

July 2010
Heaven by Angela Johnson

November 2009
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

October 2009
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

September 2009
Finishing Becca by Ann Rinaldi

July 2009
Annie, Between the States by L.M.Elliott

June 2009

Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce

May 2009
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D.

April 2009Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
The King's Rose by Alisa M. Abby
The Revolution of Sabine by Beth Levine Ain
The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John (Africa, game reserve, poaching)
First Light by Rebecca Stead (persecution, global warming, friendships)
Crossing the Wire by Will Hobbs (Mexico, work, family) 
Shark Girl by Kelly L. Bingham (shark, recovery, family)

March 2009
Almost Home by Jessica Blank (L.A. runaways)
Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger ( divorce, zines, self discovery)

February 2009
Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson (forensics, murder)
Bloom by Elizabeth Scott (growth, boyfriend)
Marked by P.C. Cast (Vampire school)
Avalon High by Meg Cabot (Arthurian legend in Baltimore)
Gym Candy by Carl Deuker (steroid, football)
Tyrell by Coe Booth (girlfriend, shelter, drugs, jail)
Trigger by Susan Vaught (sucide)
Black & White by Paul Volponi (basketball, violence, crime)
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (moon, survivalist)
Boot Camp by Todd Strasser (rules, consequences, escape)
Aftershock by Kelly Easton (car crash, death, friends)
Teen Idol by Meg Cabot (actor, study, small town)
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (faeries, Winter Queen, Summer King)

January 2009
Hoops of Steel by John Foley (basketball, memory)
Saint Iggy by K.L. Going (doing the right thing, affluent)
King Dork by Frank Portman (music, family, truth)
Dramarama by E. Lockhart (Summer drama camp)
Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb (cancer, death, hospitals, hope, cures)
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding (powers, London, creatures)
Rooftop by Paul Volponi (guns, police, neighborhoods)
Knights of the Hill Country by Tim Tharp (football, friendship)
Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn (futuristic)
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M.T. Anderson (Revolutionary War, race, education)
Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon (lions, war torn)
Peak by Roland Smith (climber, adventurer)
a long way gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (NF war torn youth)

December 2008
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Ask Me No Questions by Marina Budhos
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin
I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree by Laura Hillman
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
Tamar : a Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal by Mal Peet
The Luxe by Anna Godberson
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Street Love by Walter Dean Meyers
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Chandra's Secret by Alan StrattonNovember 2008
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Rash by Pete Hautman
Everlost by Neil Shusterman
The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin
Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney

October 2008
Just Ella by
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Shakespeare's Daughter by Peter W. Hassinger
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
Blue Jasmine by
Kashmira Sheth
Under Watsons' Porch by Susan Shreve
Anahita's Woven Riddle by Meghan Nuttall Sayres
Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth
Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell

July 2008
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Noman by William Nicholson

June 2008
Boston Jane : The Claim by Jennifer L. Holm
Boston Jane : Wilderness Days by Jennifer L. Holm
Boston Jane: An Adventure by Jennifer L. Holm
The UnResolved by T.K. Welsh
Tristan & Iseult by Rosemary Sutcliff

May 2008
The Tiger in the Well by Philip PullmanThe Shadow in the North by Philip Pullman
The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
Shattering Glass by Gail Giles
Blaze of Silver by K. M. Grant
Green Jasper by K. M. Grant
Lyra's Oxford by
Philip Pullman
The Color of Fire by Ann Rinaldi
The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson
blood red horse by K.M. Grant
The Last Treasure by Janet S. AndersonThe Off Season by Catherine Murdock
Soul Eater by Michelle Paver
River Secrets by Shannon Hale
Parvana's Journey by Deborah Ellis
Mud City by Deborah Ellis

April 2008
valiant by holly black
Sorceress by Celia Rees
Enna Burning by Shannon HaleWitch Child by Celia Rees
The Burning Bridge Book Two of the Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan
The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn
Jango /Book Two of the Noble Warriors by William Nicholson
Adam Canfield of The Slash by Michael Winerip
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

March 2008
Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Seeker /Book One of the Noble Warriors by William Nicholson
Star Crossed by Mark Schreiber
a brief chapter in my impossible life by Dana Reinhardt

February 2008
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter
Inexcusable by Chris Lynch
Hitch by Jeanette Ingold
Kanada by Eva Wiseman
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Head Games by Mariah Federicks
one of those hideous books where the mother dies by Sonya Sones
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
Good As Lily by Derek Kirk Kim

January 2008
Black Juice by Margo Lanagan
After the wreck, I picked myself up , spread my wings, and flew away by Joyce Carol Oates
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
East by Edith Pattou
Such A Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess
Snatched by Pete Hautman and Mary Logue
Stained by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
hip-hop high school by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Vampire High by Douglas Rees
Margaux with an X by Ron Koertge
Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock
Daisy Kutter the Last Train a graphic novel by Kazu Kibuishi
The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

December 2007
The Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks
how i live now by Meg Rosoff
no shame, no fear by Ann Turnbull
SOLD by Patricia McCormick
Spindle's End by Robin McKinley
what happened to cass mcbride? by Gail Giles
The Beast by Walter Dean Myers
The Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce

November 2007
new moon by Stephenie Meyer
Mississippi Jack by L.A. Meyer
In the Belly of the Bloodhound by L.A. Meyer

October 2007
Under the Jolly Roger by L.A. Meyer
Curse of the Blue Tattoo by L. A. Meyer
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

September 2007
Beast by Donna Jo Napoli

August 2007
Eragon by Christopher Paolini

July 2007
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

June 2007
Magic Steps by Tamora Pierce
Daja's Book by Tamora Pierce
A Northern Light byJennifer Donnelly
Tris's Book by Tamora Pierce
Go and Come Back by Jan Abelove

May 2007
Briar's Book by Tamora Pierce
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
Sandry's Book by Tamora Pierce
Beka Cooper : Terrier by Tamora Pierce

April 2007
Lady Knight Protector of the Small by Tamora Pierce

March 2007
B is for Buster by Iain Lawrence
Hawksong by Amelia Atwater- Rhodes
A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
the key to the golden firebird by maureen johnson
fault line by janet tashjian

February 2007
boy meets boy by david levithan
Can't Get There from Here by Todd Strasser
Breakout by Paul Fleishman
twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Nothing to Lose by Alex Flinn
afterlife by Gary Soto
Bottled Up by Jaye Murray
Left for Dead... search for justice for the USS Indianapolis by Pete Nelson
To Love Mercy by Frank S. Joseph
upstate by Kalisha Buckhannon
Journey from the Land of No by Roya Hakakian
Big Mouth & Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates

January 2007
Name All the Animals by Alison Smith
The Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher
Quiver by Stephanie Spinner
Pirates by Celia Rees
The 9/11 Reoprt : a graphic adaptation by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon
freaky green eyes by Joyce Carol Oates
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
Zig Zag by Ellen Wittlinger
with their eyes: September 11th--The View from a High School at Ground Zero by Annie Thoms (Editor)
tithe : a modern faerie tale by Holly Black
Cruise Control by Terry Trueman
Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

December 2006
Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis
Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Losing is Not an Option by Rich Wallace
Rise and Fall of a 10th Grade Social Climber by Lauren Mechling and Laura Moser

November 2006
Protector of the Small : Squire by Tamora Pierce
Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings
Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

October 2006
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

August 2006
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

July 2006
Page by Tamora Pierce
First Test by Tamora Pierce
Heroes by Robert Cormier
Hoot by Carl Hiassen

February 2006
the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by mark haddon

January 2006
Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen.
Sweetblood by Peter Hautman.
Darby by Jonathon Scott Fuqua.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Reading List from the "J" Department

September 2015
brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters by Shannon Hale

August 2015
Voyage of the Sea Wolf by Eve Bunting
Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai

March 2014
What the Moon Said by Gayle Rosengren
July 2013
Smile by Raina Telgemeier

June 2013
Countdown by Deborah Wiles
One crazy summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

January 2013
Black Radishes by Susan Lynn Meyer
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

June - December 2012 
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Messenger by Lois Lowry
Pie by Sarah Weeks
Nest for Celeste by Henry Coles 
Poppy by Avi

May 2012
the whole story of a half girl  by veera hiranandani

March 2012
Just Grace by Charise Mericle Harper
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Brendan Buckley's Sixth-Grade Experiment by Sundee Tucker Frazier

December 2011
Familiars Adam Epstein/Andrew Jacobson
How Tia Lola Came to Stay Alverez, Julia
Day-Glo Brothers Barton, Chris
Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy: The Hero Revealed Boniface, William ill
Name of this Book Secret "Bosch, Pseudonymous
Because of Mr. Terupt "Buyea, Bob
My Dog, My Hero Byars, Betsy
Story of Snow Cassino, Mark
Redwoods Chin, Jason
Room One Clements, Andrew
Love that Dog Creech, Sharon
Ruby Holler Creech, Sharon
Touch blue Cynthia Lord
Witches Dahl, Roald
Henrietta Hornbuckle's Circus of Life De Guzman, Michael
Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane DiCamillo, Kate
Trouble with Chickens Doreen Cronin
Out of My Mind Draper, Sharon
Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It Frazier, Sundee T.
In the Garden with Dr. Carver Grigsby, Susan
Road to Paris Grimes, Nikki
Honus and Me Gutman, Dan
Running Out of Time Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Kubla Khan the Emporer of Everything Krull, Kathleen
Story of Salt "Kurlansky, Mark
Giant-slayer Lawrence, Iain
Keeping Score Linda Sue Park
Thing about Georgie Lisa Graff
Umbrella Summer Lisa Graff
Larger than Life Lara "Mackall, Dandi Daley
Word after word after word MacLachlan
Sixty-eight Rooms "Malone, Marianne
War Horse Michael Morpurgo
Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great Morris, Gerald
Zen Shorts Muth, John
Herbert's Wormhole Nelson, Peter
Lawn Boy Paulsen, Gary
Sit-In Pinkney, Andrea
Captain Nobody Pitchford, Dean
Guyku Raczka, Bob
Ruth and the Green Book "Ramsey, Calvin A.
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat Riddell, Chris
Fearless: The story of racing legend Louise Smith Rosenstock, Barbara
Dark Emperor and other poems of the night Sidman, Joyce
Mirror Mirror Singer, Marilyn
Blue Shoe Townley, Roderick
What Happened on Fox Street Tricia Springstubb
Justin Case: School, Drool, and other Daily Disasters Vail, Rachel
Shadows: The Book of Elsewhere West, Jacqueline
All Star! Honus Wagner and the most famous baseball card ever Yolen, Jane

November 2011
Addy Across the Prairie by Laurie Lowlor

October 2011

Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis

Word after Word After Word by Patricia MacLachlan
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

September 2011

Adventures in Cartooning by James Sturm and Andrew Arnold

All Stations! Distress! April 15, 1912 : the Day the Titanic Sank by Dan Brown
Bad news for outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Passage to Freedom: the Sughihara story by Ken Mochizuki
Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar, Louis
Animal Heroes: True Rescue Stories by Sandra Markle

Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise

Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka

August 2011Dragon of the red dawn by Mary Pope Osborne
14 Cows for America by Carmen Deedy
All Stations! Distress! April 15, 1912
: the Day the Titanic Sank by Dan Brown

Bad news for outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

April 2011
Ghost Hunter by Michelle Paver

December 2010

Savvy by Ingrid Law

November 2010
Halt's Peril by John Flanagan
The Kings of Clonmel by John Flanagan

Nic Bishop Frogs by Nic Bishop

October 2010
Erak's Ransom by John Flanagan
Diamond Willow by Helen Frost

September 2010

Drawn from New England: Tasha Tudor, A Portrait in Words and Pictures by Bethany Tudor

Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls
How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor
Sky Boys: How they Built the Empire State Building by Deborah Hopkinson

Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln by Judith St. George

Boys of Steel by Marc Tyler Nobleman

August 2010
Magic Tree House Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osborne
The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
Hachiko Waits by Leslea Newman
Houdini Box by Brian Selznik

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate

Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy

Where I Live by Eileen Spinelli

The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

A Friendship for Today by Patricia C. McKissack

July 2010
Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows
Being Teddy Roosevelt by Claudia Mills
Kenny & the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi

May 2009
"Winnies's War" by Jenny Moss
"Oath Breaker" by Michelle Paver
"All the Lovely Bad Ones" by Mary Dowling Hahn
The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman

April 2009
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale
Gossamer by Lois Lowry
Naked Mole-Rat Letters by Mary Amato
The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff
From Lunch With Russia by Bruce Hale (school, mystery, critters) Chet Gecko Mystery Series
Shooting the Moon by Frances O'Roark Dowell (Vietnam, soldiers, brothers
The Mozart Question by Michael Morpurgo (violin, parents, secrets)March 2009
Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
(dragons, embroidery, royalty)
The London Mystery by Siobhan Dowd (London, missing cousin, jokers, lies)

December 2008
Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli

November 2008
Rangers Apprentice the Sorcerer of the North by John Flanagan
The Wright Sister by Richard Maurer

Jane Addams : champion of democracy by Judith Bloom Fradin

October 2008
Bull Run by Sid Fleischman
What A Year by Tomie DePaola
On My Way by Tomie DePaola
Here We All Are by Tomie DePaola
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall

September 2008
Tennyson by Lesley M.M. Blume

August 2008
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
The Calder Game by Blue Balliett
No Pretty Pictures : a child of war by Anita Lobel

July 2008
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
Syria... in pictures
The Wright 3 by Blue Balliet
Iraq by Byron Augustin
Outcast by Michelle Paver

June 2008
The Same Stuff as Stars by Katherine Patterson
The Circlemaker by Maxine Rose Schur
The Battle for Skandia by Flanagan, John
A True and Faithful Narrative by Katherine Sturtevant
At the Sign of the Star by Katherine Sturtevant
Rules by Cynthia Lord
The Land of the Silver Apples by Nancy Farmer

May 2008

Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas By Cynthia Rylant
Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
The Two Pincesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson LevineFar From Normal by Kate Klise

April 2008
Stink the Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald
Clementine By Sara PennypackerSpirit Walker by Michelle PaverSea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea By Chris ButterworthHenry and the Buccaneer Bunnies By Carolyn CrimSurprising Sharks By Nicola DaviesThe Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County By Janice Harrington
George Did It By Suzanne Jurmain
Nora's Ark By Natalie Kinsey-WarnockLibrary Lion By Michelle KnudsenSuperhero ABC By McLeod, Bob McLeodPrecious and the Boo Hag By Patricia McKissackOnce Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude By Kevin O'MalleyCookies: Bite-size Life Lessons By Amy Krouse RosenthalThe Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School By Judy SierraThe Great Fuzz Frenzy By Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens CrummelThere is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me By Alice Walker
The Blizzard By Betty Ren Wright
George Did It By Suzanne Jurmain
The Icebound Land: Book Three The Rangers Apprentice by John FlanaganAl Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer CholdenkoWolf Brother by Michelle Paver
The Burning Bridge: Book Two The Rangers Apprentice by John Flanagan
Popcorn: Poems by James Stevenson
Granny Torrelli makes Soup by Sharon Creech
Letters From Wolfie by Patti Sherlock
Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

March 2008
Beardance by Will Hobbes
Small Steps by Louis Sachar
Bearstone by Will Hobbes ( reread)
Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm
Singing Hands by Delia Ray

January 2008
The Bonemender by Holly Bennett
Crooked River by Shelley Pearsall

December 2007
Chicken Boy by Frances O'Roark Dowell

November 2007
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach
Ranger's Apprentice by Joseph Flanagan

October 2007
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
The Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia DeFelice
MVP* by Douglas Evans
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

September 2007
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

July 2007
Yankee Girl by Mary Ann Rodman
The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
Deliver us from Normal by Kate Klise
Defiance by Valerie Hobbs

June 2007
Runaround by Helen Hemphill
The misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Couloumbis

May 2007
The Mailbox by Audrey Shafer
The Book of Story Beginnings by Kristin Kladstrup
Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan
the higher power of licky by susan patron
More Perfect than the Moon by Patricia MacLachlan
Caleb's Story by Patricia MacLachlan
Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan
Grandfather's Dance by Patricia MacLachlan
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
The White Elephant by Sid Fleischman

April 2007
When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke
Inkheart by Corneila Funke
Witches by Roald Dahl

January 2007
Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde
Worth by A. LaFaye

December 2006
Facing the Lion : Growing up Maasi on the African Savanna by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton
The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer

November 2006
Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine
Meow Meow Mischief by Ann Whitehead Nagda

July 2006
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

January 2006
The conch bearer : a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Piglet and Mama by Margaret Wild.

December 2005
The river between us by Richard Peck.

November 2005
A single shard by Linda Sue Park.

October 2005
The tale of Despereaux : being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread by Kate DiCamillo.