Wednesday, January 2, 2013

100 Memorable Books (Part 1 of 2)

I went back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and back and forth about whether or not I should present the same memorable books scenario that I did in 2011. After dealing with this conundrum for three days, I flipped a coin.

Heads
:Post


Tails: Don't post 


Outcome:
HEADS :) 





SCENARIO

Fast forward to 2023. I'm having a lively discussion about children's literature and library services with a group of pre-service teachers and librarians. I mention that in 2012 I read 1,407 books. A lady in the front row raises her hand and asks,"Can you name 100 books you read in 2012?" I think about his question for a moment and then name these memorable titles.


The titles are listed in the order in which I thought of them.



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I would quickly name the Jonker-Schu Top 20 Books of 2012.


Backseat A-B-See by Maria van Lieshout. Chronicle Books, 2012. Interest level: PreK-1. 


Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. HarperCollins, 2012. Interest level: PreK-2. 


Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin; illustrated by James Dean. HarperCollins, 2012. Interest level: PreK-2. 


Good News, Bad News by Jack Mack. Chronicle. 2012. Interest level: PreK-2. 


Another Brother by Matthew Cordell. Feiwel & Friends, 2012. Interest level: K-2. 


C.R. Mudgeon by Leslie Muir; illustrated by Julian Hector. Simon and Schuster, 2012. Interest level: K-2. 


Little Tug by Stephen Savage. Roaring Brook Press, 2012. Interest level: PreK-1. 


A Home for Bird by Philip Stead. Roaring Brook Press, 2012. Interest level: PreK-2nd


Dinosaur Mardi Gras by Dianne de Las Casas; illustrated by Marita Gentry. Pelican Press, 2012. Interest level: K-2. 


It's a Tiger! by David LaRochelle; illustrated by Jeremy Tankard. Chronicle, 2012. Interest level: K-2. 


Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell; illustrated by David Catrow. Penguin, 2012. Interest level: K-2.


The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz; illustrated by Dan Santat. G.P. Putnam, 2012. Interest level: K-3. 


Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills. Random House, 2012. Interest level: K-3. 


Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell. Candlewick Press, 2012. Interest level: K-2. 


Me Want Pet by Tammi Sauer; illustrated by Bob Shea. Simon and Schuster, 2012. Interest level: PreK-1. 


Me and Momma and Big John by Mara Rockliff; illustrated by William Low. Candlewick Press, 2012. Interest level: Grades 1-3. 


It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw by Don Tate; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Lee and Low Books, 2012. Interest level: Grades 2-5. 


Petunia Goes Wild by Paul Schmid. HarperCollins, 2012. Interest level: PreK-2. 


The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood; illustrated by Renata Liwska. Houghton Mifflin, 2012. Interest level: PreK-1. 


The Chicken Problem by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson. Random House, 2012. Interest level: Grades 1-2. 


Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson; illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012. Interest level: Grades 2-5. 


Good Night, Laila Tov by Laurel Snyder; illustrated by Jui Ishida. Random House, 2012. Interest level: PreK-2. 


I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black; illustrated by Debbie Ohi. Simon and Schuster, 2012. Interest level: Grades 1-3. 


This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen. Candlewick Press, 2012. Interest level: Grades 1-5. 



Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller by Doreen Rappaport; illustrated by Matt Tavares. Hyperion, 2012. Interest level: Grades 2-4. 


I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Random House, 2012. Interest level: Grades 1-5. 



Dog Gone! by Leeza Hernandez. Penguin, 2012. Interest level: PreK-1. 


Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show by Michael Buckley; illustrated by Dan Santat. Abrams, 2012. Interest level: PreK-2. 


Kali's Song by Jeanette Winter. Random House, 2012. Interest level: K-3. 


Robot Zombie Frankenstein! by Annette Simon. Candlewick Press, 2012. Interest level: PreK-K. 


Annie and Helen by Deborah Hopkinson; illustrated by Raul Colon. Random House, 2012. Interest level: Grades 2-5. 


Fifty Cents and a Dream by Jabari Asim; illustrated by Bryan Collier. Little, Brown, 2012. Interest level: Grades 2-5. 

Please come back tomorrow for part two. 

2 comments:

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Don't ever toss a coin on this, simply call me and I will be glad to advise you what to do!

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  2. Simply a-mazing. Glad that was a single coin toss...otherwise you might have managed to wriggle out! What a list.

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