Tuesday, December 27, 2011

100 Memorable Books Published in 2011 [Part 2/2]


Fast forward to 2021. I'm having a lively discussion about children's literature with a group of pre-service teachers and librarians. I mention that in 2011 I read 2,063 books. A gentleman in the front row raises his hand and asks,"Can you name 100 books you read in 2011?" I think about his question for a moment and then name these memorable titles.

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*Divergent by Veronica Roth [HarperCollins | Grades 8-12]

* Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge [Amulet |Grades 7-12]

* The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelly Barnhill [Little, Brown & Company | Grades 5-8]

* The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner [Farrar Straus Giroux | Grades 7-9]

* Shine by Lauren Myracle [Amulet |Grades 9-12]

Pie by Sarah Weeks [Scholastic | Grades 4-6]

Horton Halfpott, or, The fiendish mystery of Smugwick Manor, or, The loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset by Tom Angleberger [Amulet | Grades 4-7]

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers [Philomel | Grades 1-3]

Cloudette by Tom Lictenheld [Henry Holt | Grades K-2]

Binky Under Pressure by Ashley Spires [Kids Can Press | Grades 3-6]

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes [Houhgton Mifflin | Grades 1-3]

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray, illustrated by Mike Lowery Laura, [G.P. Putnam's Sons | Grades K-2]

* Heart and Soul by Kadir Nelson [Balzer & Bray | Grades 4-7]

* The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett, illustrated by Poly Bernatene [Walker | Grades K-2]

* A Very Babymouse Christmas by Jennifer and Matthew Holm [Random House | Grades 2-6]

* Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke [First Second | Grades 3-6]

* Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems [Hyperion | PreK-1]

* Warp Speed by Lisa Yee [Arthur A. Levine | Grades 5-8]

* Blue Chicken by Deborah Freedman [Viking | Grades PreK-1]

* Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Bob Shea [Dial Books for Young Readers | Grades K-2]

Hocus Pocus

* Hocus Pocus by Sylvie Desrosiers, illustrated by Remy Simard [Kids Can Press | Grades K-2]

* I'm Here by Peter Reynolds [Atheneum Books for Young Readers | Grades K-3]

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* The Scar by Charlotte Moundlic [Candlewick | Grades You will have to decide]

Dodsworth in Rome by Tim Egan [Houghton Mifflin | Grades 1-3]

Orani: My Father's Village

Orani: My Father's Village [Frances Foster Books | Grades 2-5]

Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes by Eric Litwin and James Dean [Harper | Grades PreK-2]

*Where's Walrus? by Stephen Savage [Scholastic | Grades PreK-3]

* Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat by Philip Stead [Roaring Brook | Grades K-3]

* Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld [Chronicle | Grades PreK-K]

* Babymouse: Mad Scientist by Jennifer and Matthew Holm [Random House | Grades 2-6]

* Do You Know Which Ones will Grow? by Susan A. Shea, illustrated by Tom Slaughter [Blue Apple | PreK-1]

* Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown [Tricycle Press | Grades K-2]

The Loud Book!

The Loud Book by Deborah Underwood [Houghton Mifflin | Grades PreK-K]

Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust

Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust by Ruth Thomson [Candlewick | Grades 5-8]

* The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R. Vamos, illustrated by Rafael Lopez [Charlesbridge | Grades K-2]

Owly & Wormy, Friends All Aflutter!

* Owly & Wormy, Friends All Aflutter! by Andy Runton [Atheneum Books for Young Readers | Grades K-3]

* Cat Secrets by Jeff Czekaj [HarperCollins | Grades K-3]

Never Forgotten

* Never Forgotten by Patricia C. McKissack, illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon [Schwartz & Wade Books | Grades 4-8]

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons

*Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by II Sung Na [Alfred A. Knopf | Grades PreK-1]

* Hidden by Helen Frost [Farrar Straus Giroux | Grades 6-9]
Check Spelling

A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis

A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Kadir Nelson [Dial Books for Young Readers | Grades 3-5]

* Blackout by John Rocco [Hyperion | Grades K-3]

I Am the Book

* I Am the Book: Poems Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins [Holiday House | Grades 2-5]

*The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann [Simon and Schuster | Grades 4-7]

* The House That Witchy Built by Dianne de Las Casas, illustrated by Holly Stone-Barker [Pelician | Grades PreK-1]

Cover image for Drawing from memory

* Drawing from Memory by Allen Say [Scholastic | Grades 4-7]

* Bone Dog by Eric Rohmann [Roaring Brook | Grades K-2]

Cover image for Spring is here

* Spring is Here by Will Hellenbrand [Holiday House | Grades PreK-K]

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr [Little, Brown & Company | Grades 8-12]

Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku
Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Hakiu by Lee Wardlaw, illustrated by Eugen Yelchin [Henry Holt | Grades 2-5]