Thursday, January 3, 2013

100 Memorable Books (Part 2 of 2)



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.


Please click here to see books 1-51. 




Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes. HarperCollins, 2012. Interest level: K-1. 



Marty McGuire Digs Worms by Kate Messner; illustrated by Brian Floca. Scholastic Press, 2012. Interest level: Grades 2-4. 



Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier; illustrated by Suzy Lee. Chronicle, 2013. Interest level: Ages 4-110. 



The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems. Hyperion, 2012. Interest level: K-3. 


May B. by Caroline Starr Rose. Random House, 2012. Interest level: Grades 4-7.



Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood. Scholastic, 2012. Interest level: Grades 4-7. 


The Plant Hunters by Anita Silvey. Farrar, Straus Giroux, 2012. Interest level: Grades 5-8. 


Anita Silvey's Children's Book-A-Day Almanac. Roaring Brook Press, 2012. 



Seymour Simon's Extreme Earth Records. Chronicle, 2012. Interest level:Grades 3-6. 



We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Y. Levinson. Peachtree Publishers, 2012. Interest level: Grades 7 and up. 



Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alica Potter; illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Random House, 2012. Interest level: Grades 2-4. 


One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012. Interest level: Grades 5-8. 



Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart. Random House, 2012. Interest level: Grades 5-8. 



Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon. Boomsbury Kids, 2012. Interest level: K-1. 



Boot and Shoe by Marla Frazee. Beach Lane Books, 2012. Interest level: K-2. 


The Seven Tales of Trinket by Shelley Moore Thomas. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012. Interest level: Grades 4-6. 



Crow by Barbara Wright. Random House, 2012. Interest level: Grades 5-8. 


The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. Penguin, 2012. Grades 5-8. 


Every Day by David Levithan. Random House, 2012. Interest level: Grades 9-12. 


See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles. Candlewick Press, 2012. Interest level: Grades 6-9. 


The Cloak Society by Jeramey Kraatz. HarperColllins, 2012. Interest level: Grades 4-7. 


The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech. HarperCollins, 2012. Interest level: Grades 4-7. 


Babymouse for President by Jennifer L. Holm; illustrated by Matthew Holm. Random House, 2012. Interest level: EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT :)


Giants Beware by Jorge Aguirre; illustrated by Rafael Rosado. Interest level: Grades 3-6. 


Drama by Raina Telgemeier. Scholastic, 2012. Interest level: Grades 6-8. 


Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Random House, 2012. Interest level: Grades 2-6. 

Bird and Squirrel: On the Run by James Burks. Scholastic, 2012. Interest level: Grades 3-6. 


Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy. Bloomsbury, 2012. Grades 5-8. 


Eighth Grade is Making Me Sick by Jennifer L. Holm; illustrated by Elicia Castaldi. Random House, 2012. Interest level: Grades 6-8. 


Chained by Lynne Kelly. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012. Interest level: Grades 4-7.


The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger. Amulet Books, 2012. Interest level: Grades 3-7. 


Leave Your Sleep, adapted by Natalie Merchant; illustrated by Barbara McClintock. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. 


Water Sings Blue by Kate Coombs; illustrated by Meilo So. Chronicle, 2012. Interest level: Grades 2-5.

 


Twelve Kind of Ice by Ellen Bryan Obed; illustrated by Barbara McClintock. Houghton Mifflin, 2012. Interest level: Grades 4-7.  


On the Road to Mr. Mineo's by Barbara O'Connor. Frances Foster Books, 2012. Interest level: Grades 4-6. 


Will Sparrow's Road by Karen Cushman. Houghton Mifflin, 2012. Interest level: Grades 6-8. 


Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff. Beach Lane Books, 2012. Interest level: PreK-1. 



One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo; illustrated by David Small. Penguin, 2012. Interest level: K-3. 


Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds; illustrated by Peter Brown. Simon and Schuster, 2012. Interest level:  Grades 1-3. 


Charley's First Night by Amy Hest; illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. Candlewick Press, 2012. Interest level: PreK-1. 


Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop. Little, Brown, 2012. Interest level: PreK-1. 


Ollie and Moon: Fuhgeddaboudit! by Diane Kredensor. Random House, 2012. Interest level: K-2. 


This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers. Penguin, 2012. Interest level: K-3. 


Laundry Day by Maurie J. Manning. Houghton Mifflin, 2012. Grades 1-3. 

I would mention these Newbery Medal-winning books. 



I hope you have a WONDERFUL 2013. Happy Reading! 

3 comments:

  1. Love this! Cant wait for some of the elementary teachers I know to read these suggestions!

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  2. I haven't read some of these books, so I loved the suggestions! They all look so good to read. Thanks for the recommendations. :)

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