January 2008

Add your top 5 favorite new summer reading suggestions according to the table below. Do not duplicate titles. Add your initials to the title cell if your title is already in the table.

Jenny Polshek
When Gorilla Goes Walking
Nikki Grimes
Diana Kimpton
Elephant & Piggie series (Easy Readers)
Mo Willems
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little (& strong 2nd)
Peggy Gifford
The Thing About Georgie
Lisa Graff
The Lemonade War
Jacqueline Davies
Drita, My Homegirl Jenny Lombard
Emma Jean Lazurus Fell Out of a Tree Laura Tarshis (ok for 5 too) (DB)
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie (7/8 only) (LDG) (DB)
Sheila Geraty

Elijah of Buxton
Christopher Paul Curtis (OK for 6 too)
Jack Plank Tells Tales Natalie Babbitt
Book of a Thousand Days Shannon Hale
This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness Joyce Sidman; illust. Pamela Zagarenski
The New Policeman Kate Thompson
Linda Griset
Stick by Steve Breen
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers (LBD--loved it!!!)
Revolution is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine

First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover by Mitali Perkins
Jody Kopple

The House of a Million Pets by Ann Hodgman
If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period by Gennifer Choldenko

Freak by Marcella Pixley (7/8 only), (LC) (DB)

Games by Carol Gorman
Lucia Corwin

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt (good for 5th too)

Tamar by Mal Peet (8 only)
Laura Beals D'Elia

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (more 4-6) (DB)
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt (7-9)
Suzanne Terry
Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog by Margaret Read MacDonald
My Travels with Clara
, by Mary Taverner Holmes
MaryMary & the Mouse, the Mouse & Mary, by Beverly Donofrio & Barbara McClintock
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker (DB)
Black Book of Secrets, by F.E. Higgins
Cowboy & Octopus, by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith
Circle of Hope by Karen Lynn Williams and Linda Saport
True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex (5-8)
What-the-Dickens: The story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy by Gregory Maguire (5-8)
How to Train Your Dragon (Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous III) by Cressida Cowell - not recent but new to me!

Dorothea Black

A Crooked Kind of Perfect, Linda Urban
Un Lun Dun by China Mieville
The White Darkness by Geraldine Mccaughrean
A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve
How It Happened at Peach Hill by Marthe Jocelyn