Monday, July 9, 2012

2012 Summer Book-a-Day


1) The 39 Clues Cahills Versus Vespers:  The Dead of Night by Peter Lerangis - middle grade - The next book in the second 39 Clues series, Amy and Dan's adventures continue while they try to save their Cahill relatives being held captive

2) LMNO Peas by Keith Baker - picture book

3) Jazz Age Josephine by Jonah Winter - picture book - Tells the story of Josephine Baker and her life in the early 1900's.

4) A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard - adult - Tough read.

5) The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall - middle grade - Love this story of sisters!  Hope I can get my oldest to read it someday.

6) How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm and Other Adventures in Parenting by Mei-Ling Hopgood - adult - Interesting read, both reflective and informative about parenting around the world.

7) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - young adult - Compelling and disturbing all at once.  Not interested right now in reading the rest of the series.

8) Hound Dog True by Linda Urban - middle grade - Young girl moves in to a new town with her mom, living with her uncle, and her adjustments.

9) Those Rebels, John and Tom by Barbara Kerley - picture book - Features John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

10) George by Frank Keating - picture book - Features George Washington

11) One World, One Day by Barbara Kerley - picture book

12) One For the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt - middle grade/young adult - Loved this book!  Reminded me a lot of The Great Gilly Hopkins but updated.  The ending is sad, but hopeful.

13) The Apothecary by Maile Meloy - middle grade - A fast paced adventure story.  It felt like Harry Potter meets John LeCarre.

14) When Dads Don't Grow Up by Marjorie Blain Parker - picture book

15) Finally by Wendy Mass - middle grade/young adult - A connected book to Eleven Birthdays, it could be read alone or first and the story would still work.  A girl can't wait to be twelve and get all the privileges that have been promised to her at that age, but it doesn't quite work out the way she thinks it will.

16) The President's Daughter by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - middle grade - A fictionalized story about Edith Roosevelt, President Teddy Roosevelt's second daughter.

17) Wonder by RJ Palacio - middle grade/young adult - Excellent book! A great story about accepting people who are different and pushing yourself to do your best.  This is going to be my first or second read aloud book this year.

18) Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor - middle grade/young adult - Read for Mother-Daughter book club and enjoyed.  The main character does not have a normal relationship with her mother and the story details about a year of their life.

19) Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming - middle grade/young adult non-fiction - Gripping story of Amelia's life and her last journey around the world.

20) Rainy Days by Lory Lilian - adult - P&P what if novel

21) Impulse and Initiative by Abigail Reynolds - adult - P&P what if novel

22) The Witness by Nora Reynolds - adult

23) The Escape of Oney Judge:  Martha Washington's Slave Finds Freedom by Emily Arnold McCully - picture book

24) The Secret Cave: Discovering Lascaux by Emily Arnold McCully - picture book

25) George Washington's Birthday: A Mostly True Tale by Margaret McNamara and Barry Blitt - picture book

26) I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt - picture book

27) We've All Got Bellybuttons by David Martin - picture book

28) Abraham's Search for God by Jacqueline Jules - picture book

29) Affinity and Affection by Susan Adriani -adult - P&P what if book

30) Go the F__k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach - adult picture book

31) Clara's Kitchen by Clara Cannucciari - adult - Advice book and cookbook combined

32) 13 Gifts by Wendy Mass - middle grade/young adult - Another story set in Willow Falls, it could be read alone but is a companion book for Eleven Birthdays and Finally.  The main character has to find a list of objects and complete other tasks before her thirteenth birthday.

33) Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Practicing the Piano (but she does love being in recitals) by Peggy Gifford - early middle grade - Fast reading short chapter book

34) The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing by Suzanne Jurmain - middle grade/young adult non-fiction - Compelling story behind the discovery of the cause of yellow fever in the early 1900's.

35) If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder - picture book

36) Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock - young adult - The third book in a trilogy following Dairy Queen  and The Off-Season, the main character returns to deal with junior year, basketball, boys, and where to go to college while living in rural Wisconsin.

37) Something to Hold by Katherine Schlick Noe - middle grade/young adult - A fictionalized account of the author's experience growing up white while living on an Indian reservation in the 1960's

38) My Uncle Emily by Jane Yolen - picture book

39) Abbie in Stitches by Cynthia Cotten - picture book

40) Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg - picture book

41) The Big Test by Julie Danneberg - picture book

42) What Teachers Do (after you leave school) by Anne Bowen - picture book

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