Books We Read – April 2010

Spring is here, and so is the slow erosion of reading time. From now until summer, the monthly booklists will see the pinch as we spend more time outside and with sports. Maybe shorter is better, time will tell!

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Received: 25
Read: 26
Reviewed (new): 24

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Favorite Re-Reads

[openbook booknumber=”9780811856836″ templatenumber=”3″] – kid pick
[openbook booknumber=”9780375835971″ templatenumber=”3″] kid pick
Help Me Be Good series (various titles) [openbook booknumber=”9780717285822″ templatenumber=”3″]  kid pick

Reading Beyond the Books

[openbook booknumber=”9780971847705″ templatenumber=”3″] This as annotated music book for teaching kids to play the piano.

Bilingual Books (All Audiences)

none this month

Picture Books (All Audiences)

DK Nonfiction for Kidsnonfiction [openbook booknumber=”0789488833″ templatenumber=”3″] kid pick
The Beginning of People’s Chicken
written by Delena Deatherage
Ill by Joe Kent
(AuthorHouse, 2009) our book talk
adam rex frankenstein books[openbook booknumber=”0152057668″ templatenumber=”3″] kid pick
adam rex books[openbook booknumber=”9780152062354″ templatenumber=”3″] kid pick our review page
exercise picture bookGuess … Giggle … Wiggle
written by Martha Swirzinski and Anita Tieman
ill. Martha Swirzinski and Anita Tieman
(Whole Child Publishing, Inc. 2009) our book talk
[openbook booknumber=”157765952x” templatenumber=”3″] kid pick
religious picture book[openbook booknumber=”9781420874914″ templatenumber=”3″]
Jane Yolen dinosaur books[openbook booknumber=”9780545143141″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
It’s Just My Imagination
written by Rick Keeling
Ill Cristan Hellan
(Black Rose Writing, 2009) our book talk
exercise books for kidsKick … Catch … Buzz
written by Martha Swirzinski and Anita Tieman;
ill. Paul Trahadias and Susan Trahadias
(Whole Child Publishing, Inc. 2009) our book talk
kids exercise bookLeap … Laugh … Plop
written by Martha Swirzinski and Anita Tieman
ill Martha Swirzinski and Anita Tieman
(Whole Child Publishing, Inc. 2009) our book talk
preschool picture bookLearn Along with Lily
written by Donna McNaughton; ill. by Mike Motz (Raindrop Books, 2008) [openbook booknumber=”978-0979967702″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
[openbook booknumber=”9780786851843″ templatenumber=”3″] kid pick
April Pulley Sayre books[openbook booknumber=”9781580891486″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
nonfiction for kids[openbook booknumber=”9780061575174″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
Vivian French books[openbook booknumber=”9780763644468″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk

Easy Readers (for New and Developing Readers)


Illustrated Short Chapter Books

Peter Nelson children's book[openbook booknumber=”9780061688683″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
Ripleys Believe It Or NotRipley RBI #1: Scaly Tale
written and illustrated by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
(Ripley Entertainment, 2010) [openbook booknumber=”9781893951525″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk

Middle Grade Chapter Books (Fiction and Nonfiction)

Mary Downing Hahn booksClosed for the Season
written by Mary Downing Hahn
(Clarion Books, 2009) [openbook booknumber=”054708451X” templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
Kendra Kandlestar and the Shard from Greeve
written and illustrated by Lee Edward Fodi
[openbook booknumber=”9781934812372″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
Septimus Heap books[openbook booknumber=”9780060577322″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk

Young Adult Chapter Books (Fiction and Nonfiction)

horror for teens[openbook booknumber=”9780312566814″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
young adult fantasy[openbook booknumber=”9780060880415″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
vampire books[openbook booknumber=”9780060546045″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk

Book Talks Updated with Teen Reviews

(Links go to Reading Tub website review.)

[openbook booknumber=”9780060797072″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
[openbook booknumber=”9781595436160″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
Where Would Cows Hide
written by D.C. Stewart, illustrated by Paul S. Tritton (Baker-Tritton Press, 2008) our book talk

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9 responses to “Books We Read – April 2010

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  2. I like the format of the reviews I linked to. Leap, Laugh, Plop looks great but as the cons say, if the rhymes don’t work, I’m not interested! I have always been intrigued by Septimus Heap and your reviewer couldn’t find a con, so my intrigue level is heightened. (Terry, your list here is missing Septimus’s title and the one above it.)

    1. Thanks for the heads up, Susan. For some reason the widget to Open Library didn’t work. They are updated now. Re: Septimus Heap, our reviewer is very anxious to keep reading the series. She REALLY liked it … this is one I’m looking forward to reading with Catherine some day.

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