Books We Read – August

Reading Tub logoAugust 2009 [Books received: 28 ; books read: 43]

Beginning with the July list, I have added a note to all of our book reviews on the website. The note explains the source of the book and/or review so that we are completely transparent about our processes. Look for the source in the “Notes” section of each profile. I have a record of the source for every book we receive, and eventually I will add them to all of our reviews.

If you’ve written a review (website or blog) for any of the books with links, please click through and add your name/URL on the review page via Mr. Linky. We like letting our visitors know what other readers think! If you have reviewed a book that doesn’t have a link, be sure to leave your link in the comments!

I’ve added a new category: Treasured Stories. These are the books that we’ve read before, but which our young readers pull off the shelf time and again.  If we’ve reviewed it, I’ll include the link. These books don’t count toward our monthly totals … just our love of reading.

Audio Books (All Ages)

Tell Me a Story 2: Animal Magic by Amy Friedman (Ill. Jillian Gilliland)

Bilingual Books (All Ages)

There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea by Jennifer Ward (Ill. Steve Gray)

Treasured Stories (All Ages)

The Best Place to Read by Debbie Bertram and Susan Blume (Ill. Michael Garland) – review
How Weird is It? A Freaky Book All About Strangeness by Ben Hillman
The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell (Ill. Guy Porfirio)
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss
Punk Farm by Jarrett J. Krosoczka – review
Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison (Ill. Kevin Hawkes) – review
Why is Blue Dog Blue? A Tale of Colors by George Rodgrigue (text with Bruce Goldstone) – review

Picture Books Nonfiction (All Ages)

Follow the Money! by Loreen Leedy (Ill. Loreen Leedy) – review
Dolphins (Smithsonian) by Seymour Simon – review
Teedy: The Story of Young Teddy Roosevelt by Don Brown – review
Through Time: London by Richard Platt (Ill. Manuela Cappon) – review

Picture Books Fiction (All Ages)

Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School by Herman Parish (Ill. Lynne Avril) – review
April Fool! Watch Out at School! by Diane deGroat – review
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judy Barrett (Ill. Ron Barrett)
The Cods of Cape Cod by Ed Shankman (Ill. xx ) – review
Down by the Station by Jennifer Riggs Vetter (Ill. Frank Remkiewicz) – review
Is There Really a Human Race by Jamie Lee Curtis (Ill. Laura Cornell) – review
Last to Finish: A Story about the Smartest Boy in Math Class by Barbara Esham (Ill. Mike Gordon and Carol Gordon) – review
Love, Splat by Rob Scotton
The Old Blue Pickup Truck by Candace F. Ransom (Ill. Jenny Mattheson) – review
Science Fair Day by Lynne Plourde (Ill. Thor Wickstrom)
Sikulu and Harambe by the Zambezi River by Kunle Oguneye (Ill. Bruce McCorkindale) – review (website) review (blog)
Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli (Ill. David Slonim) – review
Stacey Coolidge’s Fancy-Smancy Cursive Writing by Barbara Esham (Ill. Mike Gordon and Carol Gordon) – review
Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod
Swift by Robert J. Blake
Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs by Alan Katz (Ill. David Catrow) – review
Welcome to Monster Isle by Oliver Clyde Chin (Ill. Jeff Miracola) – review
What’s the Weather Inside? by Karma Wilson (Ill. Barry Blitt) – review

Easy Readers (Early, Emergent, Transitional) Nonfiction

None this month.

Easy Readers (Early, Emergent, Transitional) Fiction

Cam Jansen and the First Day of School Mystery by David A. Adler (Ill. Susanna Natti) (still reading from last month – did not count)
Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows (Ill. Sophie Blackall)
Jokelopedia: The Biggest, Best, Silliest, Dumbest Joke Book Ever by Lana Weitzman, et al (Ill. Mike Wright)
Periwinkle and the Cave of Courage (The Fairy Chronicles Series) by J.H. Sweet (Ill. Holly Sierra)
Piglets Don’t Watch Television (Abby and Tess Pet-Sitters Series) by Trina Wiebe (just started)
Pony Scouts: Really Riding (I Can Read) by Catherine Hapka (Ill. Anne Kennedy) – review
This Side of Magic (Keyholders series, #1) by Debbie Dadey & Marcia Thornton Jones – review

Middle Grade/Young Adult Nonfiction

Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel by C.M. Butzer – review
Looking at Paintings: An Introduction to Fine Art for Young People by Erika Langmuir – review
Native Athletes in Action (Native Trailblazers) by Vincent Schilling (Ill. Gwynelle Dismukes) – review

Middle Grade/Young Adult Fiction

Football Double Threat (Matt Christopher Series) by Stephanie Peters – review
The Ghost Diamond: Becca’s Third Journey by S Brook – review
Hana’s Suitcase – On Stage by Karen Levine – review
If You Live Like Me by Lori Weber – review
The Prince of Fenway Park by Julianna Baggott – review
The Prometheus Project: Captured by Douglas E. Richards – review
Uncharted Waters by Leslie Bulion – review
The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech – review
When the Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon Slayton – review

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