Books We Read – January

Happy New Year! I knew December was crazy and that I’d gotten behind, but I had no idea until I started working on this post that I had obliterated our December reading list post (overwrote it is more accurate). Crud. The good news is that you’ll find all those books on our Books Read in 2010 list.

Received:  24 (1 Cybils nominee) ….. New Reads: 30 ….. New Reviews:  22



Please use these category headings to “jump” to your favorite children’s and young adult book categories. We hope this makes the monthly list (and our annual list pages) more enjoyable for you … not to mention a little more manageable to browse.

If you’ve read any of these books, we’d love to link to them so readers can learn more about them! Just click “Our Book Talk” to add your link to our website review (via Mr. Linky) or just paste the URL into a comment and I’ll do the rest.

Favorite Re-Reads (Kid Picks)

The big book of questions and answers

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Louise

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Saltwater Taffy
Saltwater Taffy; Eric DelaBarre (Seven Publishing 2010)

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What

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Audio Books & Nontraditional Reading

Dragon, dragon, and other tales

 

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Bilingual Books (All Audience)

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¡Bedtime Monster / A Dormir, Pequeño Monstruo! by Heather Ayris Burnell; illustraetd by Bonnie Adamson (Raven Tree Press, 2010) our book talk

Grandma

 

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A Sweater for Duncan/Un suéter para Duncan

 

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Picture Books (All Audiences)

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Baby Santa by M. Maitland deLand; illustrated by Phil Wilson (Greenleaf Book Group, 2010)
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The Best Pet Ever by Victoria Roberts; illustrated by Deboarh Allwright (Tiger Tales, 2010) our book talk
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Daddy Longleg Spiders (The Library of Spiders)
kid pick; nonfiction Daddy Longleg Spiders (The Library of Spiders); Jake Miller (PowerKids Press 2004) our book talk

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Dotty; by Erica S. Perl ; illustrated by Julia Denos. (Abrams Books for Young Readers 2010) our book talk

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Friesian horses
kid pick; nonfiction Friesian horses; Tomáš Míček (Gareth Stevens Pub. 1995)

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A giraffe goes to Paris

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Horse & Pony Breeds (Kingfisher Riding Club)
kid pick; nonfiction Horse & Pony Breeds (Kingfisher Riding Club); Sandy Ransford (Kingfisher 2003)

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It

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Nic Bishop Spiders
kid pick; nonfiction Nic Bishop Spiders; Nic Bishop (Scholastic Nonfiction 2007) our book talk

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O Christmas tree

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Pigs Will Be Pigs

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Ten Unusual Features of Lulu McDunn written and illustrated by Kelly Pulley (Frog Legs, Inc., 2010) our book talk
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Ticks

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You can count on monsters

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Easy Readers (for new and developing readers)

The Book Report from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon series) by Mike Thaler; illustrated by Jared Lee (Scholastic, 2010)
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The Getaway
kid pick The Getaway; Ed Vere (Margaret K. McElderry 2007)

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Mac and Cheese
*C* Mac and Cheese; Sarah Weeks (Laura Geringer Books 2010)

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Max Spaniel

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*C* Yeti Spaghetti (I am Reading) by Samantha Hay; illustrated by Mark Beech (Kingfisher, 2010)

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Early and Illustrated Chapter Books

Murder, my tweet

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Middle Grade Chapter Books (Fiction and Nonfiction)

The Ugly Truth

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Felicity saves the day

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Harry Potter and the sorcerer

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Lady Margaret

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Traitor in Williamsburg

 

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Young Adult Chapter Books (Fiction and Nonfiction)

 

Chains
Chains ; Laurie Halse Anderson (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2008)

 

 

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New & Updated Reviews of Books on Earlier Lists

(links take you to our review)

The 3 Little Dassies by Jan Brett

The Dragon’s Teeth (Greek Myths and Heroes) by Lucy Coats

Emily’s First Day of School by Sarah Duchess of York

Extraordinary Ernie and Marvelous Maud by Frances Watts

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same by Grace Lin

Number One Kid (Zigzag Kids series) by Patricia Reilly Giff

The Paci Pixie by Amy Perreault and Cheryl Hajjar

Who is Stealing the 12 Days of Christmas by Martha Freeman

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