Monday, February 29, 2016

Reading the Newberys

My fifth grade students have just begun a Newbery project, and I am reminded that there are many Newbery medal books that I have not read. So here is my list. Don't judge.
I'm reading my way through it.
I promise.
I swear.

2017 Medal Winner:
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
2017 Honor Books:
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

2016 Medal Winner:
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
2016 Honor Books:
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Roller Girl written and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

2015 Medal Winner:
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
2015 Honor Books:
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

2014 Medal Winner:
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
2014 Honor Books:
Doll Bones by Holly Black
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
Paperboy by Vince Vawter

2013 Medal Winner:
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
2013 Honor Books:
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

2012 Medal Winner:
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
2012 Honor Books:
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin

2011 Medal Winner:
Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool 
2011 Honor Books:
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

2010 Medal Winner:
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead 
2010 Honor Books:
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

2009 Medal Winner:
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean
2009 Honor Books:
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, illus. by David Small
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle
Savvy by Ingrid Law
After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

2008 Medal Winner:
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
2008 Honor Books:
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis 
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt 
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson 

2007 Medal Winner:
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illus. by Matt Phelan
2007 Honor Books:
Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
Rules by Cynthia Lord 

2006 Medal Winner:
Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins 
2006 Honor Books:
Whittington by Alan Armstrong, illustrated by S.D. Schindler
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale 
Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Hudson Talbott

2005 Medal Winner:
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
2005 Honor Books:
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt

2004 Medal Winner:
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
2004 Honor Books:
Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy

2003 Medal Winner:
Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
2003 Honor Books:
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
A Corner of The Universe by Ann M. Martin
Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan

2002 Medal Winner:
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
2002 Honor Books:
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
Carver: A Life In Poems by Marilyn Nelson

2001 Medal Winner:
A Year Down Yonder by by Richard Peck
2001 Honor Books:
Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos
The Wanderer by Sharon Creech

2000 Medal Winner:
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
2000 Honor Books:
Getting Near to Baby by by Audrey Couloumbis
Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola

1999 Medal Winner:
Holes by Louis Sachar
1999 Honor Book:
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

1998 Medal Winner:
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
1998 Honor Books:
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

1997 Medal Winner:
The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
1997 Honor Books:
A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
Moorchild by Eloise McGraw
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Belle Prater's Boy by Ruth White

1996 Medal Winner:
The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
1996 Honor Books:
What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman
The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Yolonda's Genius by Carol Fenner
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy

1995 Medal Winner:
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
1995 Honor Books:
Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer

1994 Medal Winner:
The Giver by Lois Lowry
1994 Honor Books:
Crazy Lady by Jane Leslie Conly
Dragon's Gate by Laurence Yep
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman

1993 Medal Winner:
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
1993 Honor Books:
What Hearts by Bruce Brooks
The Dark-thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia McKissack
Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers

1992 Medal Winner:
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
1992 Honor Books:
Nothing But The Truth: a Documentary Novel by Avi
The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman

1991 Medal Winner:
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
1991 Honor Book:
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

1990 Medal Winner:
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
1990 Honor Books:
Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle
Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples
The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen

1989 Medal Winner:
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman
1989 Honor Books:
In The Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World by Virginia Hamilton
Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers

1988 Medal Winner:
Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
1988 Honor Books:
After The Rain by Norma Fox Mazer
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

1987 Medal Winner:
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
1987 Honor Books:
A Fine White Dust by Cynthia Rylant
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber

1986 Medal Winner:
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
1986 Honor Books:
Commodore Perry In the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg
Dogsong by Gary Paulsen

1985 Medal Winner:
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
1985 Honor Books:
Like Jake and Me by Mavis Jukes
The Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks
One-Eyed Cat by Paula Fox

1984 Medal Winner:
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
1984 Honor Books:
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt
Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky
The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree by Bill Brittain

1983 Medal Winner:
Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt
1983 Honor Books:
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
Doctor DeSoto by William Steig
Graven Images by Paul Fleischman
Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton

1982 Medal Winner:
A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard
1982 Honor Books:
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 by Aranka Siegal

1981 Medal Winner:
Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
1981 Honor Books:
The Fledgling by Jane Langton
A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle

1980 Medal Winner:
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos
1980 Honor Book:
The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl by David Kherdian

1979 Medal Winner:
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
1979 Honor Book:
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

1978 Medal Winner:
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
1978 Honor Books:
Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary
Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey by Jamake Highwater

1977 Medal Winner:
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
1977 Honor Books:
Abel's Island by William Steig
A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond

1976 Medal Winner:
The Grey King by Susan Cooper
1976 Honor Books:
The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis
Dragonwings by Laurence Yep

1975 Medal Winner:
M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton
1975 Honor Books:
Figgs & Phantoms by Ellen Raskin
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier
The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe by Bette Greene

1974 Medal Winner:
The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
1974 Honor Book:
The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper

1973 Medal Winner:
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
1973 Honor Books:
Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel
The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss
The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

1972 Medal Winner:
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
1972 Honor Books:
Incident At Hawk's Hill by Allan W. Eckert
The Planet of Junior Brown by Virginia Hamilton
The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. LeGuin
Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

1971 Medal Winner:
Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
1971 Honor Books:
Knee Knock Rise by Natalie Babbitt
Enchantress From the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl
Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell

1970 Medal Winner:
Sounder by William H. Armstrong
1970 Honor Books:
Our Eddie by Sulamith Ish-Kishor
The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the Pleasures of Art by Janet Gaylord Moore
Journey Outside by Mary Q. Steele

1969 Medal Winner:
The High King by Lloyd Alexander
1969 Honor Books:
To Be a Slave by Julius Lester
When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer

1968 Medal Winner:
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
1968 Honor Books:
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth by E. L. Konigsburg
The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell
The Fearsome Inn by Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

1967 Medal Winner:
Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
1967 Honor Books:
The King's Fifth by Scott O'Dell
Zlateh The Goat and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Jazz Man by Mary Hays Weik

1966 Medal Winner:
I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
1966 Honor Books:
The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
The Animal Family by Randall Jarrell
The Noonday Friends by Mary Stolz

1965 Medal Winner:
Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska
1965 Honor Book:
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

1964 Medal Winner:
It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville
1964 Honor Books:
Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era by Sterling North
The Loner by Ester Wier

1963 Medal Winner:
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
1963 Honor Books:
Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland by Sorche Nic Leodhas
Men of Athens by Olivia Coolidge

1962 Medal Winner:
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
1962 Honor Books:
Frontier Living by Edwin Tunis
The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Belling The Tiger by Mary Stolz

1961 Medal Winner:
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
1961 Honor Books:
America Moves Forward: A History for Peter by Gerald W. Johnson
Old Ramon by Jack Schaefer
The Cricket In Times Square by George Selden

1960 Medal Winner:
Onion John by Joseph Krumgold
1960 Honor Books:
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
America Is Born: A History for Peter by Gerald W. Johnson
The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall

1959 Medal Winner:
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
1959 Honor Books:
The Family Under The Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
Along Came A Dog by Meindert Dejong
Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa by Francis Kalnay
The Perilous Road by William O. Steele

1958 Medal Winner:
Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
1958 Honor Books:
The Horsecatcher by Mari Sandoz
Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
The Great Wheel by Robert Lawson
Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle by Leo Gurko

1957 Medal Winner:
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
1957 Honor Books:
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong
Mr. Justice Holmes by Clara Ingram Judson
The Corn Grows Ripe by Dorothy Rhoads
Black Fox of Lorne by Marguerite de Angeli

1956 Medal Winner:
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
1956 Honor Books:
The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The Golden Name Day by Jennie Lindquist
Men, Microscopes, and Living Things by Katherine Shippen

1955 Medal Winner:
The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong
1955 Honor Books:
Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
Banner In The Sky by James Ullman

1954 Medal Winner:
And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold
1954 Honor Books:
All Alone by Claire Huchet Bishop
Shadrach by Meindert Dejong
Hurry Home, Candy by Meindert Dejong
Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot by Clara Ingram Judson
Magic Maize by Mary & Conrad Buff

1953 Medal Winner:
Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
1953 Honor Books:
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
Moccasin Trail by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Red Sails to Capri by Ann Weil
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh
Birthdays of Freedom, Vol. 1 by Genevieve Foster

1952 Medal Winner:
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
1952 Honor Books:
Americans Before Columbus by Elizabeth Baity
Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling
The Defender by Nicholas Kalashnikoff
The Light at Tern Rock by Julia Sauer
The Apple and the Arrow by Mary & Conrad Buff

1951 Medal Winner:
Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
1951 Honor Books:
Better Known as Johnny Appleseed by Mabel Leigh Hunt
Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword by Jeanette Eaton
Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People by Clara Ingram Judson
The Story of Appleby Capple by Anne Parrish

1950 Medal Winner:
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
1950 Honor Books:
Tree of Freedom by Rebecca Caudill
The Blue Cat of Castle Town by Catherine Coblentz
Kildee House by Rutherford Montgomery
George Washington by Genevieve Foster
Song of The Pines: A Story of Norwegian Lumbering in Wisconsin by Walter & Marion Havighurst

1949 Medal Winner:
King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
1949 Honor Books:
Seabird by Holling C. Holling
Daughter of the Mountains by Louise Rankin
My Father's Dragon by Ruth S. Gannett
Story of the Negro by Arna Bontemps

1948 Medal Winner:
The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois
1948 Honor Books:
Pancakes-Paris by Claire Huchet Bishop
Li Lun, Lad of Courage by Carolyn Treffinger
The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot by Catherine Besterman
The Cow-Tail Switch, and Other West African Stories by Harold Courlander
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

1947 Medal Winner:
Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
1947 Honor Books:
Wonderful Year by Nancy Barnes
Big Tree by Mary & Conrad Buff
The Heavenly Tenants by William Maxwell
The Avion My Uncle Flew by Cyrus Fisher, pseud.
The Hidden Treasure of Glaston by Eleanor Jewett

1946 Medal Winner:
Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
1946 Honor Books:
Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry
The Moved-Outers by Florence Crannell Means
Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear by Christine Weston
New Found World by Katherine Shippen

1945 Medal Winner:
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
1945 Honor Books:
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
The Silver Pencil by Alice Dalgliesh
Abraham Lincoln's World by Genevieve Foster
Lone Journey: The Life of Roger Williams by Jeanetter Eaton

1944 Medal Winner:
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
1944 Honor Books:
These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Fog Magic by Julia Sauer
Rufus M. by Eleanor Estes
Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates

1943 Medal Winner:
Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
1943 Honor Books:
The Middle Moffat by Eleanor Estes
Have You Seen Tom Thumb? by Mabel Leigh Hunt

1942 Medal Winner:
The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds
1942 Honor Books:
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
George Washington's World by Genevieve Foster
Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski
Down Ryton Water by Eva Roe Gaggin

1941 Medal Winner:
Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
1941 Honor Books:
Blue Willow by Doris Gates
Young Mac of Fort Vancouver by Mary Jane Carr
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Nansen by Anna Gertrude Hall

1940 Medal Winner:
Daniel Boone by James Daugherty
1940 Honor Books:
The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy
Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz by Mabel Robinson
By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Boy with a Pack by Stephen W. Meader

1939 Medal Winner:
Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
1939 Honor Books:
Nino by Valenti Angelo
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater
Hello the Boat! by Phyllis Crawford
Leader By Destiny: George Washington, Man and Patriot by Jeanette Eaton
Penn by Elizabeth Janet Gray

1938 Medal Winner:
The White Stag by Kate Seredy
1938 Honor Books:
Pecos Bill by James Cloyd Bowman
Bright Island by Mabel Robinson
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

1937 Medal Winner:
Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
1937 Honor Books:
Phebe Fairchild: Her Book by Lois Lenski
Whistler's Van by Idwal Jones
The Golden Basket by Ludwig Bemelmans
Winterbound by Margery Bianco
The Codfish Musket by Agnes Hewes
Audubon by Constance Rourke

1936 Medal Winner:
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
1936 Honor Books:
Honk, the Moose by Phil Stong
The Good Master by Kate Seredy
Young Walter Scott by Elizabeth Janet Gray
All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying Cloud by Armstrong Sperry

1935 Medal Winner:
Dobry by Monica Shannon
1935 Honor Books:
Pageant of Chinese History by Elizabeth Seeger
Davy Crockett by Constance Rourke
Day On Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic by Hilda Von Stockum

1934 Medal Winner:
Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women by Cornelia Meigs
1934 Honor Books:
The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Snedeker
Swords of Steel by Elsie Singmaster
ABC Bunny by Wanda Gág
Winged Girl of Knossos by Erik Berry, pseud.
New Land by Sarah Schmidt
Big Tree of Bunlahy: Stories of My Own Countryside by Padraic Colum
Glory of the Seas by Agnes Hewes
Apprentice of Florence by Ann Kyle

1933 Medal Winner:
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis
1933 Honor Books:
Swift Rivers by Cornelia Meigs
The Railroad To Freedom: A Story of the Civil War by Hildegarde Swift
Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia by Nora Burglon

1932 Medal Winner:
Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer
1932 Honor Books:
The Fairy Circus by Dorothy P. Lathrop
Calico Bush by Rachel Field
Boy of the South Seas by Eunice Tietjens
Out of the Flame by Eloise Lownsbery
Jane's Island by Marjorie Allee
Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy by Mary Gould Davis

1931 Medal Winner:
The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
1931 Honor Books:
Floating Island by Anne Parrish
The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of A Pagan Princess by Alida Malkus
Queer Person by Ralph Hubbard
Mountains are Free by Julia Davis Adams
Spice and the Devil's Cave by Agnes Hewes
Meggy MacIntosh by Elizabeth Janet Gray
Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes by Herbert Best
Ood-Le-Uk the Wanderer by Alice Lide & Margaret Johansen

1930 Medal Winner:
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
1930 Honor Books:
A Daughter of the Seine: The Life of Madame Roland by Jeanette Eaton
Pran of Albania by Elizabeth Miller
Jumping-Off Place by Marion Hurd McNeely
The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales by Ella Young
Vaino by Julia Davis Adams
Little Blacknose by Hildegarde Swift

1929 Medal Winner:
The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
1929 Honor Books:
Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo by John Bennett
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág
The Boy Who Was by Grace Hallock
Clearing Weather by Cornelia Meigs
Runaway Papoose by Grace Moon
Tod of the Fens by Elinor Whitney

1928 Medal Winner:
Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
1928 Honor Books:
The Wonder Smith and His Son by Ella Young
Downright Dencey by Caroline Snedeker

1927 Medal Winner:
Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James

1926 Medal Winner:
Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
1926 Honor Book:
The Voyagers: Being Legends and Romances of Atlantic Discovery by Padraic Colum

1925 Medal Winner:
Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger
1925 Honor Books:
Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story by Annie Carroll Moore
The Dream Coach by Anne Parrish

1924 Medal Winner:
The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes

1923 Medal Winner:
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

1922 Medal Winner:
The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon
1922 Honor Books:
The Great Quest by Charles Hawes
Cedric the Forester by Bernard Marshall
The Old Tobacco Shop: A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure by William Bowen
The Golden Fleece and The Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
The Windy Hill by Cornelia Meigs

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A picture book won the Newbery?

While unusual, this is not the first time this has happened (remember Millions of Cats?), however I was rather surprised given the number of excellent novels that have been published this year.  But, let's remember the criteria for the Newbery Award.

(as taken from the ALA website)


In identifying “distinguished contribution to American literature,” defined as text, in a book for children,
a. Committee members need to consider the following:

  • Interpretation of the theme or concept
  • Presentation of information including accuracy, clarity, and organization
  • Development of a plot
  • Delineation of characters
  • Delineation of a setting
  • Appropriateness of style
Note: Because the literary qualities to be considered will vary depending on content, the committee need not expect to find excellence in each of the named elements. The book should, however, have distinguished qualities in all of the elements pertinent to it.

b.Committee members must consider excellence of presentation for a child audience.

2. Each book is to be considered as a contribution to American literature. The committee is to make its decision primarily on the text. Other components of a book, such as illustrations, overall design of the book, etc., may be considered when they make the book less effective. 

3. The book must be a self-contained entity, not dependent on other media (i.e., sound or film equipment) for its enjoyment.

Note: The committee should keep in mind that the award is for literary quality and quality presentation for children. The award is not for didactic content or popularity. Adopted by the ALSC Board, January 1978. Revised, Midwinter 1987. Revised, Annual 2008.

Nowhere does it state that the winner must be a novel, even though traditionally a novel does win.  I really loved Last Stop on Market Street, but I felt there were a number of fantastic novels that deserved the grand prize.
So here is my list if I had any say in what would win the Newbery.
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

 2015 had so many fantastic titles, I can't wait to see what 2016 brings!

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

Now that Gilmore Girls is coming back to Netflix, time to brush up on some of my reading.
How many books from Rory's list have you read? Interactive list

1. 1984 by George Orwell
2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
5. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
9. The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
10. The Art of Fiction by Henry James
11. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
12. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
13. Atonement by Ian McEwan
14. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
15. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
16. Babe by Dick King-Smith
17. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
18. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
19. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
20. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
21. Beloved by Toni Morrison
22. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
23. The Bhagava Gita
24. The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy
25. Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
26. A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy
27. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
28. Brick Lane by Monica Ali
29. Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
30. Candide by Voltaire
31. The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
32. Carrie by Stephen King
33. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
34. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
35. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
36. The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
37. Christine by Stephen King
38. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
39. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
40. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
41. The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty
42. A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
43. Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
44. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
45. Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
46. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
47. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
48. Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
49. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
50. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
51. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
52. Cujo by Stephen King
53. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
54. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
55. David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D
56. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
57. The Da Vinci -Code by Dan Brown
58. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
59. Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
60. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
61. Deenie by Judy Blume
62. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
63. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
64. The Divine Comedy by Dante
65. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
66. Don Quixote by Cervantes
67. Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv
68. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
69. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
70. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
71. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
72. Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
73. Eloise by Kay Thompson
74. Emily the Strange by Roger Reger
75. Emma by Jane Austen
76. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
77. Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
78. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
79. Ethics by Spinoza
80. Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves
81. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
82. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
83. Extravagance by Gary Krist
84. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
85. Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
86. The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
87. Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
88. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
89. The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
90. Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein
91. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
92. Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce
93. Fletch by Gregory McDonald
94. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
95. The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
96. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
97. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
98. Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
99. Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
100. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
101. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
102. George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
103. Gidget by Fredrick Kohner
104. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
105. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
106. The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo
107. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
108. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky
109. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
110. The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
111. The Gospel According to Judy Bloom
112. The Graduate by Charles Webb
113. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
114. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
115. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
116. The Group by Mary McCarthy
117. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
118. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
119. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
120. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
121. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
122. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
123. Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare
124. Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare
125. Henry V by William Shakespeare
126. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
127. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
128. Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris
129. The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
130. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
131. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
132. How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
133. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
134. How the Light Gets In by M. J. Hyland
135. Howl by Allen Ginsberg
136. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
137. The Iliad by Homer
138. I’m With the Band by Pamela des Barres
139. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
140. Inferno by Dante
141. Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
142. Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy
143. It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton
144. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
145. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
146. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
147. The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain
148. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
149. Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
150. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
151. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
152. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
153. Lady Chatterleys’ Lover by D. H. Lawrence
154. The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
155. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
156. The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
157. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
158. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
159. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
160. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
161. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
162. The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
163. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
164. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
165. Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
166. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
167. The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
168. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
169. The Love Story by Erich Segal
170. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
171. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
172. The Manticore by Robertson Davies
173. Marathon Man by William Goldman
174. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
175. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
176. Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
177. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
178. The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
179. Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken
180. The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
181. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
182. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
183. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
184. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
185. The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin
186. Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor
187. A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
188. Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
189. A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars
190. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
191. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
192. Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
193. My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
194. My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken
195. My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest
196. Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo
197. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
198. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
199. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
200. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
201. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
202. Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen
203. New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
204. The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
205. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
206. Night by Elie Wiesel
207. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
208. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan
209. Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell
210. Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
211. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
212. Old School by Tobias Wolff
213. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
214. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
215. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
216. The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
217. Oracle Night by Paul Auster
218. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
219. Othello by Shakespeare
220. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
221. The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
222. Out of Africa by Isac Dineson
223. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
224. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
225. The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan
226. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
227. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
228. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
229. Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington
230. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
231. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
232. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
233. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
234. The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
235. The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind
236. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
237. Property by Valerie Martin
238. Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon
239. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
240. Quattrocento by James Mckean
241. A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall
242. Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers
243. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
244. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
245. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
246. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
247. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
248. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
249. Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman
250. The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
251. R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
252. Rita Hayworth by Stephen King
253. Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert
254. Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton
255. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
256. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
257. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
258. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
259. The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition
260. Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
261. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
262. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
263. Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James
264. The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum
265. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
266. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
267. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
268. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
269. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman
270. Selected Hotels of Europe
271. Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell
272. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
273. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
274. Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
275. Sexus by Henry Miller
276. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
277. Shane by Jack Shaefer
278. The Shining by Stephen King
279. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
280. S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton
281. Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut
282. Small Island by Andrea Levy
283. Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
284. Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers
285. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
286. The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
287. Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos
288. The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
289. Songbook by Nick Hornby
290. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
291. Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
292. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
293. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
294. Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
295. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
296. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
297. A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams
298. Stuart Little by E. B. White
299. Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
300. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
301. Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett
302. Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
303. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
304. Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
305. Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
306. Time and Again by Jack Finney
307. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
308. To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
309. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
310. The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare
311. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
312. The Trial by Franz Kafka
313. The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
314. Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
315. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
316. Ulysses by James Joyce
317. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath
318. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
319. Unless by Carol Shields
320. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
321. The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers
322. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
323. Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard
324. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
325. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
326. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
327. Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten
328. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
329. We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker
330. What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles
331. What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell
332. When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
333. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
334. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
335. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
336. The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
337. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
338. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
339. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tales seem to become more popular every year. They make great read-alouds for young children, and are fun teaching tools for story structure and character development.

A fairy tale is most commonly fractured in time, character, setting, or point of view. On the web there are several generators for creating a fractured tale with children but I think this is the best:

Below is a list of picture book fractured tales, for novels and original story summaries and much more I suggest you go to SurLaLune Fairy Tales. It is by far the most comprehensive fairy tale website around.

Prince Cinders by Babette Cole
The Salmon Princess: An Alaskan Cinderella Story by Mindy Dwyer
Dinorella: a prehistoric fairytale by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Princess Furball by Charlotte Huck
Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson
Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella by Tony Johnson
Bubba the Coyboy Prince by Helen Kettleman
Cinderhazel: the Cinderella of Halloween by Deborah Nourse Lattimore
Cindy Ellen: a Wild Western Cinderella by Susan Lowell
Cinder-Elly by Frances Minters
Cinderella Penguin, or, the Little Glass Flipper by Janet Perlman
Cinderella: an Art Deco Love Story by Lynn Roberts
Smoky Mountain Rose: an Appalachian Cinderella by Alan Schroeder
Seriously, Cinderella is So Annoying! by Trisha Speed Shaskan
Cinderella Skeleton by Robert D. San Souci
Sootface: an Ojibwa Cinderella tale by Robert D. San Souci
Little Gold Star: A Spanish American Cinderella by Robert D. San Souci
International Versions
Anklet for a Princess: a Cinderella Story from India by Meredith Babeaux Brucker
Egyption Cinderella by Shirley Climo
The Persian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
The Irish Cinderlad by Shirley Climo
Korean Cinderella by Shirley Climo
Jouanah: a Hmong Cindererella by Jewell R. Coburn
Angkat: a Cambodian Cinderella by Jewell R. Coburn
Domitila: a Cinderella tale from the Mexican Tradition by Jewell R.Coburn
Abadeha: a Philppine Cinderella by Myrna J. De La Paz
The Golden Sandal: a Middle Eastern Cinderella by Rebecca Hickox
Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China by Ai-Ling Louie
Rough-Faced Girl by Rafe Martin
The Gift of the Crocodile by Judy Sierra
Cendrillon: a Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D. San Souci
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe

Emperor's New Clothes
The Emperor's Cool Clothes by Lee Harper

The Gingerbread Man
Stop that Pickle by Peter Armour
Gingerbread Mouse by Katy Bratun
Little Cajun Cornbread Boy by Dianne De Las Casas
Gingerbread Man, Superhero! by Dotti Enderle
The Library Ginderbread Man by Dotti Enderle
The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Can't Catch Me by Ann Hassett
The Runaway Tortilla by Eric A. Kimmel
The Runaway Latkes by Leslie Kimmelman
The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristen Kladstrup
Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray
Runaway Dreidel by Leslea Newman
The Matzo Ball Boy by Lisa Schulman
The Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires
Musubi Man: Hawaii's Gingerbread Man by Sandi Takayama
International versions
The Runaway Rice Cake by Ying Chang Compestine

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Goldilocks Returns by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Goldilocks and the Three Bears: a tale moderne by Steven Guarnaccia
Goldisocks and the Three Libearians by Jackie Mims Hopins
Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks! by Nancy Jean Loewen
Dusty Locks and the Three Bears by Susan Lowell
Goldi and the Three Hares by Margi Palatini

Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Diesel by David Gordon
The Truth about Hansel and Gretel by Karina Law

Jack in the Beanstalk
Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs
Jacques and de Beanstalk: a Cajun Tale by Mike Artell
Trust me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks! by Erick Mark Braun
Waynetta and the Cornstalk: a Texas Fairy Tale by Helen Ketteman
Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne

Little Mermaid
Princess Fishtail by Frances Minters

Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood: a New Fangled Prairie Tale by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Betsy Red Hoodie by Gail Carson Levine
Little Red Cowboy Hat by Susan Lowell
Litle Red: a Fizzlingly Good Yarn by Lynn Roberts
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten! by Trisha Speed Shaskan
Carmine: a little more red by Melissa Sweet
International Versions
Pretty Salma: A Red Riding Hood Story From Africa by Niki Daly
Lon Po Po: a Red Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young

The Shoemaker and the Elves
The Bootmaker and the Elves by Susan Lowell

Sleeping Beauty
Snoring Beauty by Bruce Hale
Sleepless Beauty by Frances Minters
Sleeping Bobby by Mary Pope Osborn
Waking Beauty by Leah Wilcox
Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen

The Three Little Pigs
Three Little Cajun Pigs by Mike Artell
The Three Little Rigs by David Gordon
Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Will Grace
Three Little Pigs and Architectural Tale by Steven Guarnaccia
Three Little Gators by Helen Kettleman
The Three Cabritos by Eric A. Kimmel
Three Little Tamales by Eric A. Kimmel
Alaska's Three Pigs by Arlene Lave
The Three Little Javelinas by Suan Lowell
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara
The Three Horrid Little Pigs by Liz Pichon
The Three Swingin Pigs by Vicky Rubin
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Travers
International Versions
Three Little Dassies by Jan Brett

Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Three Silly Girls Grubb by Ann Hassett
The Three Armadillies Tuff by Jackie Hopkins
The Three Silly Billies by Margie Palatini

The Princess and the Pea
Princess Pigtoria and the Pea by Pamela Duncan Edwards
The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be by Mini Grey
The Penguin and the Pea by Janet Perlman
The Real Princess: a mathmagical tale by Brenda Williams

Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox
Rapunzel a Groovy Fairy Tale by Leah Wilcox

Monday, July 25, 2011

One World, Many Stories: Summer Reading Program

Around the World in 80 Books (give or take a few!)

Travel around the world with childrens books! Click on the above map and it will lead you to a larger version of this world map. Each region and that will lead you to a middle school book list for that region.

Check out your local library and see how you can participate in their summer reading program.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes by Lisa Greenwald

A Valentine's Day blizzard strands three 7th grade best friends in their New York City appartment building. Deciding to make the most of this legendary snow day (they almost never happen in NYC) Kate, Georgia, and Olivia learn how to make fortune cookies in Georgia's family restaurant and they deliver them to their unsuspecting neighbors. What happens is a bit magical, each fortune in each cookie seems to speak to the reciever in a very special way. But can the cookies deliver an important message to the girls who have been growing increasingly apart?
  • Confident Kate is interested in boys, gossip, and making new friends, which may leave her two best friends behind.
  • Observant Olivia has had an ongoing infatuation with PBJ (Philip Becker-Jacobs) that is no longer amusing but annoying to her two best friends. And her Observation Notebooks and trademark nature for investigating just might drive a wedge between all three girls.
  • Quiet Georgia, has a secret crush that she does not feel like sharing with anyone, and is beginning to realize that being a best friend does not mean you have to share everything all the time.
All three girls are trying to bring their building together on a snowy day, get to know their neighbors, and maybe make some new friends. During their adventure, they get to know themselves and each other a bit better.

A great cozy coming-of-age book that is perfect for a winter night (or a snow day). Read it and pass it on. And make up some fortunes while you are at it.
The author even promotes her favorite sweet treats:, just to make you that much hungrier while you read this book.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Drizzle by Kathleen Van Cleve

When I first took a look at the cover, I wanted to love this book. People sitting in umbrellas in the rain riding around a ...well what the heck was that? Forget the old adage, I judge books by their covers all the time. The more interesting the cover, the more I will be willing to give a book a chance. And I am so glad this one followed through in my expectations of Dahl-like fun.

Once I read Drizzle I figured out that these lucky people on the cover have been to eleven-year-old Polly Peabody's family rhubarb farm. And they don't grow just any rhubarb, but they have rhubarb that tastes like chocolate, and their Weeping Willows really weep, and it rains every Monday at 1pm, where you can take the Giant Umbrella Ride around the Giant Rhubarb.

Van Cleve, you had me at chocolate rhubarb.

And not only is Polly's farm special, but Polly herself is too. She can talk to rhubarb, Harry is her particular friendly plant and the insects spell, albeit cryptic messages. But now Polly's beloved farm and family are in danger. The rain has stopped, the rhubarb are fighting back, and her brother becomes mysteriously ill. It all comes down to Polly to save her family and her farm, but can she figure out in time what she needs to to?

I am always up for a good coming-of-age novel, and this one fits the bill. It even throws in a bit of environmentalism with its whimsical magical realism. A truly delicious book.