Books to look for and read: Angel Burn by L. A.

Weatherly, Candlewick BEA Diane Stanleyʼs The Silver Bowl (???) The red Umbrella Christina Gonzalez. Excellent story about two kids who come to Nebraska from Cuba in 1963. Nice explanation of the political situation as seen through a teenʼs eyes. Hogwash by Karma Wilson Girl Stolen, by April Henry Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angelberger. Due out in August. BEA Liked it a lot - see blog The Flint Heart by Katherine and John Paterson BEA Excellent old fashioned storytime about a flint heart that creates bad feelings and greed. The Jewel Fish of Karnak by Graeme Base BEA Fun puzzle book about ancient Egypt. The Bridge to Never Land by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson BEA The Barefoot Books World Atlas by Nick Crane BEA Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick BEA Excellent two stories that mesh in the end. Deaf culture. Laddertop by Orson Scott Card BEA The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann BEA Out now. Find it. Couldnʼt finish it. Artists and creative people are Unwanteds and sent to death but enter an alternate world

where their talents are nurtured. Looks like a war is breaking out but, sorry, I couldnʼt care. Invisible Inkling by Emily Jenkins Liked it a lot - invisble bandipat who tells lies, check blog True (...sort of) by katherine hannigan Read - Delly is a 12 year old with NO impulse control resulting in all kinds of rather innocent mischief. When a new kid moves into town, Ferris, Delly befriends her and both girls are helped by the friendship. Less than exemplary parents unfortunately but a lot of fun adventures before the book turns way too serious for me. Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elisa Broach. Nice beginning to a series. Three borthers move to their GreatUncleʼs home in the foothills of Superstition Mountain. When theri cat runs up onto the mountain the boys follow and find some very odd and creepy things. Bumped by Megan McCafferty - Quite good. Because of a virus people lose their fertility by 20 for girls and 25 for boys. A girl who has gone “pro” as a breeder meets up with the fundamentalist twin she was separated from at birth and the twin is mistaken for the pro by the pro dad. Fun, fast moving, a lot of commentary on the way media and social media inform peopleʼs oponions and the backlash thereof. Juniper Berry by M. P. Kozlowsky cosmic by frank boyce A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine

Corsets and Clockwork by Trisha Telep Theodore Boone; the abduction by John Grisham The Hourglass door series by Lisa Mangum Jane Jones worst vampire ever by Caissie St. Onge Die for Me by Amy Plum Divergent by Veronica Roth City decided between factions that cultivate a particular virtue. Ten things we did (and probably shouldnʼt have) by Sarah Mlynowski. 16 year olds at a beach house alone, Message about not growing up too quickly - not preachy, though. How I Stole Johnny Deppʼs Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain. Read it. Very funny, lots of action, some implied sex, definitely kissing - and crazy women with tattoos. The False Princess by Ellis OʼNeal Nerd Camp by Elissa Brent Weissman have it Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach Have it reading it now problem novel. A fifteenyear-old boy, with anxiety issues, manages to stay under the radar until he has a major growth spurt and becomes the fastest boy in his school. Suddenly, he is sought after for every single sports team. His physical changes set off an emotional crisis in his single mom (Dad died traumatically) and this teen has to “man up” to protect himself and his younger brother. EXCELLENT!! Bloody Horowitz by Anthony Horowitz Happily Ever After, fairy tales retold by many authors Perfect Square by Michael Hall delightful - a square is cut aprart and reassembled Adult Book - New Maisy Dobbs oops. After Midnight by Irmgard Keun - shopgirl in Third Reich - might be very depressing. Lost Voices by Sarah Porter - mermaids 13 curses by Michelle Harrison Youʼll Like It Here (Everybody Does) by Ruth White BAPL due back on oct. 15th put on hold The Red Blazer Girls: The Mistaken Masterpiece read it - fun. Mine by Shutta Crum only one word MIne! Shark Wars by E J Altbacker Penderwicks 2 and 3 Jeanne Birdsall Penderwicks 2 - the four sisters try to save their father from dating and make friends with the smart funny widow who just moved in next door. In the 3rd book, Rosalind is away on her very own vacation - about which we learn little and the other three girls go with Aunt Claire to Maine, where she promptly badly sprains her ankle, Jeffrey meets a wonderful musician next door, the third sister falls in love, the second sister worries about EVERYTHING and the littlest sister makes friends and somehow manages to make things right. Why canʼt I remember all of their names?

King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently Why we broke up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman The Ogre of Oglefort by Eva Ibbotson. Typicl Ibbotson, so much fun. A princess is “stolen” by an ogre. And a hag and her household of misfit magical creatures are given the task of saving the princess. The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt Bake Sale by Sara Varon The Man in the Moon by William Joyce got it Beautiful beginning of The Gaurdians of Childhood series describes how the Man in the Moon was orphaned by an evil being and how he developed the Guardians - based on the standards of childhood folklore in the Western World/ Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce and Laura Geringer Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Chandaʼs Secrets by Allan Stratton read it check blog Trapped by Marc Aronsin S&S 9781416913979 - Chile mine disaster excellent reporting A long long sleep by Anne Sheehan Gap year by Sarah Bird Barnheart by Jenna Woginrich I read it. Good. MIss Peregrineʼs Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs have it. A teen finds out that the stories his grandfather told of a home in the countryside in England, and his odd housemates, are not fairytales. He finds the home and makes friends with the ageless inhabitants until evil invaddes and kidnaps some of the orphans. Withering Tights by Louise Rennison read check blog The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers by Dav Pilkey Always on by Brian X. Chen The Mindset Lists of American History Pirate King by Laurie R. King How to Talk to an Autistic Boy Killed on the whim of a hat All these things Iʼve done by Gabrielle Zevin - read it. Very good. See blog. Puckoon by Spike Mulligan The Magicians by Lev Grossman The Very Thought of You Small Town Sinners Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver on hold Nothing Daunted by Wickenden Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orleans The Fly Trap by Francis Hardinge

Flat Broke by Gary Paulsen 500 acres and no place to hide by Susan McCrkindale king Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently the Auslander by Paul Dowswell Pigeon English - middle school Ghanian immigrant in London - Dad and baby sister still in Ghana. by Stephen Kelman Wildwood - have

Sylvia and Aki by Winifred Conkling YA Amulet graphic novel GN Amelia Earhart; this broad ocean by Sarah Stewart Taylor NF Shakespeare Thefts by Eric Rasmussen NF Hootenany - picture book with owls PB Michael Chabon - The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man PB Icefall by Matthew Kirby YA

Lucky for Good - and the middle Lucky book Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka Also, the books by my bed fall into several distinct categories. First up: books that I am reviewing, like The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Books that I am rereading for school (book talks or curriculum): First Girl Scout, The Cheshire Cheese Cat, Blood Red Road, Inside Out and Back Again. Books that someone recommended (PW star, SLJ, Shelf Awareness, Horn Book, Bank Street Book Committee): Young Fredle by Cynthia Voigt, This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel. Books that I am pondering thematically: Cleopatra Confesses by Carolyn Meyer, Lights on the Nile by Donna Jo Napoli, and Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter. Then there are the grown-up books that everyone is reading but I will probably never get around to but I am reluctant to admit that just yet, like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Or ones that I am dying to read and just need a rainy Sunday afternoon with no deadlines: The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai, Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell. Science Fair Season by Judy Dutton YA/CB

America is Under Attack by Don Brown NF The adoration of Jenna Fox/ The fox inheritance by Mary Pearson YA Wolf Camp by Katie McKy PB/CB My Dog My Cat by Ashlee Fletcher PB Bumble-Ardy by Maurice Sendak PB The Girl who Never made mistakes PB Shelter by Harlan Coben YA The Maze Runner Trilogy by James dashner YA/A The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach A Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking by Philippe Coudray GN Pirate Nap by Dana Kessimakis Smith PB The Cheshire Cheese Cat : a Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy CB

Ollie the Purple Elephant by Jarrett J. Krosczka PB The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett YA The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetts YA Maudie and Bear by Jan Ormerod PB Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio PB

Brigth Young Things/Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen Pie by Sarah Weeks The UNbecoming of Mara Dyer by MIchelle Hodkin SEptember 27, 2011 Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans Out now - SEpt. 2011 The Secret Zoo series by Bryan Chick

Every Soul a Star by Wenday Maas YA/CB Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr. PB A bitter truth by Charles Todd The wise fool by Shahrukh Husain NF The night circus by Erin Morgrnstern A Dark Eden by Patrick Carmody YA Press here by Herve Tullet Read ADORABLE and visually very clever. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen Paul Thurlby’s Alphabet - October 10, 2011 The Ring of Five by Eoin McNamee How to Trap Your a Zombie, Track a Vampire, and Other Hands-On Activities for Monster Hunters by A. R. Rotruck Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu E-mergency! - on sale in november after Oct. 5th E falls and O has to fill in for him in this silly book for beginning readers. The Hellandback Kids by L. L. Helland The fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer Legend by Marie Lu If Jack’s in Love by Stephen Wetta Oct. 2011 The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, September 29th, 2011 Creepy - very creepy Jack the Ripper - ghosts The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont by Victoria Griffith - Sept. 1st, 2011 A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel. ??? not on website yet. The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Chris Van Allsburg Oct. 25, 2011 Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg April 2011 Everybody sees the ants by A. S. King reviewed on 9/19/2011 Swirl by Swirl by Joyce Sidman 978-0-547-31583-6 Fall 2011 Nina in That Makes me Mad by Hilary Knight

A few blocks by Cybele Young stealing kevin’s heart by m. scott carter I want my Hat Back by Jon Klassen Out now I think. The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff Nov. 2011 Born and Bred in the Great Depression by Jonah Winter Out now I think. When she woke by Hilary Jordan - EarlyBrid watch list. The artist who painted a blue horse - Eric Carle Oct. 4th Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu Sept. 27th My name is Mina by David Almond oct. 2011 The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje Oct. 7th Extremely Loud and Incredible Close by Jonathan Safran Foer Wonkenstein by Obert Skye Insurrection by Peter Rollins Subtitle to believe is human, to doubt, divine October 2011 No ordinary Day by Deborah Ellis pb 9781554981083 Secrets at sea by Richard Peck Oct. 2011 BAPL has this Zombie Mommy by M. T. Anderson Oct. 2011 INquisitor’s Apprentice Chris Moriarty Oct. 2011 Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer Dead End in norvelt - BAPL has it The future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler 2011 Solomon Crocodile by Catherine Rayner (I think) How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr. Loved this book! Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber Snuff by Terry Pratchett I am Half sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley A Red Herring without Mustard (see above) Orchards by Holly Thompson. Half-Japanese girl works on grandparents orchard and deals with classmates death - suicide Neville by Nicole Juster Oct. 2011 Who in this room : Balloons over Broadway how to fight, lie and cry your way to popularity (and a prom date) by nikki roddy About the lessons learned from 50 teen movies Actually pretty funny but NOT a best book Charlie and Kiwi by Peter H. Reynolds 2011 I’ll be watching by Pamela Porter 2011 Drawing from Memory by Allen Say A girl named faithful plum by richard bernstein Sept. 2011

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger Little Bea - Little Bea and the Snowy Day by Daniel Roode he Book Review’s 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books for 2011, in alphabetical order, are: “Along a Long Road,” written and illustrated by Frank Viva (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers); “A Ball for Daisy,” written and illustrated by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade); “Brother Sun, Sister Moon: Saint Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Creatures,” written by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Pamela Dalton (Chronicle Books); “Grandpa Green,” written and illustrated by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook Press); “Ice,” written and illustrated by Arthur Geisert (Enchanted Lion Books); “I Want My Hat Back,” written and illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press); “Me … Jane,” written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers); “Migrant,” written by Maxine Trottier, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (Groundwood Books); “A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis,” written by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Dial); and “A New Year’s Reunion,” written by Yu Li-Qiong, illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang (Candlewick Press). Next year, The New York Times Best Illustrated awards will celebrate its 60th anniversary. Books for younger children - United Kingdom Rollo and Ruff and the Little Fluffy Bird by Mick Inkpen Don't Worry Douglas! by David Melling Peely Wally by Kali Stileman Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice by Chris Wormell Books for younger readers

One Dog and His Boy by Eva Ibbotson Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon Books for older readers Grace by Morris Gleitzman A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, Jan. 2012 Billy the Kid and the Vampyres of Vegas by Michael Scott ebook available from Random House - Nov. 22, 2011 Bookblogs http://mackids.squarespace.com/ mackidssquarespacecom/month/ november-2011 Death Cloud by Andrew Lane Jan. 2012 The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen 2011 Titanic Sinks Brian Deneberg 2011

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