Books We Read – July

July 2009 [Books received: 24 ; books read: 63]

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 will add them to all of our reviews.

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Audio Books (All Ages)

Tell Me a Story 3: Women of Wonder by Amy Frieman – review

Bilingual Books (All Ages)

Adios Tricycle by Susan Middleton Elya (Ill. Elisabeth Schlossberg) – review

Picture Books Nonfiction (All Ages)

Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth by Nicola Davies (Ill. Neal Layton) – review
How Weird is It? A Freaky Book All About Strangeness by Ben Hillman
Jackson and Bud’s Bumpy Ride; America’s First Cross-Country Automobile Trip by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff (Ill. Wes Hargis) – review
Looking for Miza by Juliana Hatkoff, et al. (Ill. Peter Greste) – review
A Second is a Hiccup: A Child’s Book of Time by Hazel Hutchins (Ill. Kady MacDonald Denton)
Seven Miles to Freedom by Janet Halfmann (Ill. Duane Smith) – review
Sneaky, Spinning Baby Spiders by Sandra Markle
Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies (Ill. James Croft) – review 1 review 2
Tricking the Tallyman by Jacqueline Davies (Ill. S.D. Schindler) – review

Picture Books Fiction (All Ages)

Almost by Richard Torrey (Ill. Richard Torrey) – review
The Bat Jamboree by Kathi Appelt (Ill. Melissa Sweet)
Benny’s Pennies by Pat Brisson (Ill. Bob Barner)
A Book by Mordicai Gerstein (Ill. Mordicai Gerstein) – review
Bouncing on the Bed by Jackie French Koller (Ill. Anna Grossnickle Hines) – review
A Bunny is Funny: And So is This Book by Harriet Ziefert (Ill. Tod McKie)
Corgis! by Colette Anjou (Ill. Evie Anderson)
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
Hannah and Emma Go To Chicago (via CSX) by Eleanor Akin Coalson
The Hat that Wore Clara B by Melanie Turner-Denstaedt (Ill. Frank Morrison)
Hello, Red Fox by Eric Carle
How Butterbees Came to Bee by Lana Grimm and Tania Bloch (Ill. David Michener) – review
How Many Cats? by Lauren Thompson (Ill. Robin Eley) – review
If You’re So Smart, How Come You Can’t Spell Mississippi? by Barbara Esham (Ill. Mike and Carl Gordon) – review
Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino (Ill. Steven Kellogg) – review
Little Bit and Big Byte by Craig T. Feigh
Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Ill. Jen Corace) – previously reviewed
Motherbridge of Love by anonymous (Ill. Josee Masse) – review
Muriel’s Red Sweater by Dora Dokas (Ill. Bernadette Pons) – review
The Paci Pixie by Amy Perreault and Cheryl Hajjar (Ill. Steven Perreault)
Peace Week in Miss Fox’s Class by Eileen Spinelli (Ill. Anne Kennedy) – review
Penelope and the Preposterous Birthday Party by Sheri Radfor (Ill. Christine Tripp) – review
Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton (Ill. R.W. Alley) – review
Poppy’s Pants by Melissa Conroy – review
Posey Plans a Party by Harriet Zierfert (Ill. Yukiko Kido) – review
Queen Bee’s Mystery in the Lilac Tree by Simone Fairchild (Ill. Pamela Marie Key) – review
The Spider and the Fly based on the cautionary tale by Mary Howitt by Toni DiTerlizzi
“The Trouble with Dogs…” Said Dad by Bob Graham – review
There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea by Jennifer Ward (Ill. Steve Gray)
The Underground Gators by Tina Casey (Ill. Lynn Munsinger) – review
When a Monster is Born by Sean Taylor (Ill. Nick Sharratt)

Easy Readers (Early, Emergent, Transitional) Nonfiction

Buzz Aldrin: Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin (Ill. Wendell Minor) – review

Easy Readers (Early, Emergent, Transitional) Fiction

Bones and the Roller Coaster Mystery, #7 (Easy to Read) by David A. Adler (Ill. Barbara Johansen Newman) – review
Cam Jansen and the First Day of School Mystery by David A. Adler (Ill. Susanna Natti)
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds by David A. Adler (Ill. Susanna Natti)
Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris (I Can Read) by Jane O’Connor (Ill. Robin Preiss Glasser) – previously reviewed
Fancy Nancy at the Museum (I Can Read) by Jane O’Connor (Ill. Robin Preiss Glasser)
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Ghosts: Ghostly Tales from Folklore (I Can Read) by Alvin Schwartz and Victoria Chess
Mr. Granite is from Another Planet (My Weird School Daze) by Dan Gutman (Ill. Jim Paillot)
Mo’s Mischief : Pesky Monkeys (Mo’s Mischief) by Yang Hongying
Officer Spence Makes No Sense (My Weird School Daze) by Dan Gutman (Ill. Jim Paillot)
Poodle and Hound by Kathryn Lasky (Ill. Mitch Vane) – review
Stinky (A Toon Book) by Eleanor Davis – previously reviewed
The Sword of the Ramurai (Oraculus Tales) by Becky Ances (Ill. Ryan Wilson) – review
You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman (Ill. Michael Emberley)

Middle Grade/Young Adult Nonfiction

The Remarkable Rainforest; An Active Learning Book for Kids by Toni Albert, Ill. Ada Hanlon

Middle Grade/Young Adult Fiction

After the Train by Gloria Whelan – review
The Coastwatcher by Elise Weston – review
If You Live Like Me by Lori Weber – review coming soon
Man in the Moon by Dotti Enderle – review
Secret of the Sacred Scarab by Fiona Ingram – review
The Summer of Cecily by Nan Lincoln – review

One response to “Books We Read – July

  1. My new book, Malia and Teacup: Awesome African Adventure is designed to raise self-esteem whilde making kids laugh out loud at Malia Bennett’s wild antics in Africa with her tiny dog. I have spent my summer reading Malia and Teacup during the editing process. I hope that the book helps children to be safer and more confident.
    Dr. Molly Barrow

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