Books We Read – February

Welcome! As I mentioned in the January Books We Read column, we made some changes this year.  One thing hasn’t changed … If you have read and reviewed one of the books, please feel free to add it to the Website or add a link in the comments here.

This month we more than made up for the paltry reading of January. Our teen reviewers sent in lots of reviews. At the end of this post is a list of books that previously had partial reviews and now have the teens’ input, too.

Received: 18
Read: 41
Reviewed (new): 26

Favorite Re-Reads

Halloween I Spy[openbook booknumber=”978-0439708708″ templatenumber=”3″] – kid pick
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Kadir Nelsonnonfiction[openbook booknumber=”9780061253645″ templatenumber=”3″] kid pick our book talk
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Nikki Giovanni [openbook booknumber=”9781402210488″ templatenumber=”3″] kid pick our book talk
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Jennifer Ericsson[openbook booknumber=”0316609226″ templatenumber=”3″] kid pick our book talk
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Alan Madison and Kevin Hawkes[openbook booknumber=”9780375835971″ templatenumber=”3″] kid pick our book talk
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shel silverstein books[openbook booknumber=”0060291699″ templatenumber=”3″]

Reading Beyond the Books

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Victoria KannPinkalicious: Love, Pinkalicious (Reusable Sticker Book)
written and illustrated by Victoria Kann
(Harper Festival, 2010)

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Bilingual Books (All Audiences)

Keith PoletteMoon Over the Mountain / Luna Sobre La Montana
written by Keith Polette
illustrated by Michael Kress-Russick
(Raven Tree Press, 2009)
our book talk

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Elizabeth DulembaSoap Soap Soap / Jabon Jabon Jabon
written and illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
(Raven Tree Press, 2009)
our book talk

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Picture Books (All Audiences)

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Nancy Sandersnonfiction[openbook booknumber=”978-1556528118″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
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Jane O'ConnorFancy Nancy Heart to Heart
based on the creation of Jane O’Conner and Robin Preiss Glasser
(HarperFestival, 2009)

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse
written by Laura Numeroff
illustrated by Felicia Bond
(Balzer and Bray, 2009)

our book talk

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Peter McCarty[openbook booknumber=”9780061142888″ templatenumber=”3″]
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Kit Eakle books nonfiction [openbook booknumber=”9780971319400″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
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Craig Brownnonfiction [openbook booknumber=”9781580891875″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
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Michael Hall picture book[openbook booknumber=”9780061915109″ template number=”3″] our book talk
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Stephen Swinburne picture booknonfiction [openbook booknumber=”9781580892001″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
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alphabet picture book nonfiction [openbook booknumber=”1585362409″ templatenumber=”3″]
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alphabet picture booknonfiction [openbook booknumber=”9781585364398″ templatenumber=”3″]
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Jackie Urbanovic [openbook booknumber=”9780061765834″ templatenumber=”3″] review coming
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Alexandra Siy and Dennis Kunkelnonfiction [openbook booknumber=”9781570916533″ templatenumber=”3″]
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Amy Krouse Rosenthalnonfiction[openbook booknumber=”9780061740725″ templatenumber=”3″]

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A Story about Jackie Robinson[openbook booknumber=”9780545052511″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
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Thad KrasneskiThat Cat Can’t Stay
Thad Krasnesky, illustrated by David Parkins
(Flashlight Press, 2010)
our book talk (our reviewer had an ARC of this book)
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Martin Luther King Jr. picture book[openbook booknumber=”0060555203″ templatenumber=”3″]

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Ntozake Shangenonfiction [openbook booknumber=”9780061337352″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk

Easy Readers (for New and Developing Readers)

Even though it is a picture book, Happy Valentines Day, Mouse! is  an excellent candidate for this category. This is also true of In My Grandmother’s Garden.
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Mo Willems Cat the Cat[openbook booknumber=”9780061728402″ templatenumber=”3″] kid pick – review to come
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Cat the Cat books[openbook booknumber=”9780061728426″ templatenumber=”3″] kid pickreview to come

Illustrated Short Chapter Books

graphic novels for teensThe Bafflegagging Blndernagging Brothers in the Curse of the Bog Frog
by Aaron Mason and Doug Waer, illustrated by Jason Walton
(Whirlwhim Publishing, 2008) our book talk
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biographies for kidsnonfiction [openbook booknumber=”9780794508685″ templatenumber=”3″]
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Bailey Fish adventures by Linda Salisbury[openbook booknumber=”9781881539445″ templatenumber=”3″]
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Ivy and Bean Series [openbook booknumber=”9780811862660″  templatenumber=”3″] kid pick
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Jacqueline Vick authorLogical Larry
by Jacqueline Vick
(Lulu.com, 2009) our book talk
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Middle Grade Chapter Books (Fiction and Nonfiction)

Twin Hearts[openbook booknumber=”9781933290393″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
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Vivian French[openbook booknumber=”9780763635312″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk

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Lynn Hazen[openbook booknumber=”9781582462578″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
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Megan McDonald boks[openbook booknumber=”978-0763641535″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
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Young Adult Chapter Books (Fiction and Nonfiction)

Jean Little booksDancing Through the Snow
written by Jean Little
(Kane Miller Books, 2009)

our book talk page (review coming)

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Wendy Mass[openbook booknumber=”9780316002561″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
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Francesca Lia Block poetry[openbook booknumber=”9780061358364″  templatenumber=”3″] 0ur book talk
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[openbook booknumber=”9780061433016  ” templatenumber=”3″] our book talk

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Tony Abbott[openbook booknumber=”9780316011723″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
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Brent Hardizen[openbook booknumber=”9780060824112″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
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Maggie Stiefveter Novel[openbook booknumber=”9780545123266″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk

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Katherine Langrish Troll Trilogy[openbook booknumber=”9780061116742″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk
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Francesca Lia Block[openbook booknumber=”9780061452444″ templatenumber=”3″] our book talk

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Book Talks Updated with Teen Reviews

(Links go to Reading Tub website review.)

America’s Real First Thanksgiving by Robyn Gioia – nonfiction

Blood Roses by Francesca Lia Block

Bones, Brains and DNA by Ian Tattersall, et al – nonfiction

Denver Days (Children of Colorado Series) by Sue Luxa

The Earth Dragon Awakes by Lawrence Yep

Earthquakes and Volcanoes FYI by Melissa Stewart

Football Hero by Tim Green

Heir of the Forgotten Realm by Michael J. Svigel

Kris Kringle: A Read-aloud Movie by Maria Ciampi

My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara

Mysteries and Marvels of Nature by Elizabeth Dalby – nonfiction

Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin

The Shadow Diamond (The Second Adventure Begins) by S. Brooke

Wild Horses (Horses of Half Moon Ranch series) by Jenny Oldfield

Will Allen and the Great Monster Detective by Jason Edwards

Wishes and Wonder by Virginia Stussy

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