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Absolute Value of Mike by Kathryn Erksine

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Adoption: The Ultimate Teen Guide by Suzanne Buckingham Slade

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

Allure of Gentleness by Dallas Willard

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Arch Enemy by Frank Beddor

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume

Argyle Fox by Marie Letourneau

As Fast As Words Could Fly by Pamela Tuck

Atlantic Puffin by Kristen Domm

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Baby Sea Turtle by S.A. Mahan

Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel

Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble by Nick Bruel

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sajie

Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies

Bats in the Library by Brian Lies

Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein

Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

Bird & Squirrel on the Run by James Burks

The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander

Blue Skies for Lupe by Linda Kurtz Kingsley

Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

Boy 21 by Matthew Quick

Boy Who Carried Bricks by Alton Carter

Brady Needs A Nightlight by Brian Barlics

Breaking Through by Francisco Jimenez

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Butterfly Book by Jerry Pallotta

California the Magical Island by Doug Hansen

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

Canned and Crushed by Bibi Belford

Jenny Goes to Sea Captains of the Street“>Captains of the Streets by Esther Averill

The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel

The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander

Castles in the Sea by Lawrence Jackson

Cat Training in Ten Minutes by Miriam Fields-Babineau

Cat Vs. Cat by Pamela Johnson-Bennett

The Cat Who Came in off the Roof by Annie Schmidt

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Champion by Marie Lu

Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover by Audrey Penn

The Christmas Kitten by Andrew Charman

Christy by Catherine Marshall

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (reviewed by Andy)

The Chronicles of Zee and Zoey by Deborah Barnes

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac (reviewed by Andy) 

Coyote Winds by Helen Sedwick

Cress by Marissa Meyers

Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

Crystal City Lights by Holly Moulder

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Daisy to the Rescue by Jeff Campbell

Dalia’s Wondrous Hair by Laura Lacamara

Danny Dunn by Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin (reviewed by Andy)

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Dead End to Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves by E. Kristen Anderson and Miranda Kenneally (Editors)

Diary of Anne Frank

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Didn’t We Have Fun! by Hilda Robinson and Jeff Kunkel

A Dog’s Purpose by Bruce Cameron

A Dog’s Way Home by Bobbie Pyron

Don’t Dump the Dog by Randy Grimm

Dumpling Days by Grace Lin

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Ellen Tebbits by Beverly Cleary

Eloise by Kay Thompson

Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery (Round-Ups)

Emily Climbs by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Emily’s Quest by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Esperanza Rising  by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Everlost by Neal Shusterman

Everwild by Neal Shusterman

Everfound by Neal Shusterman

Extra Credit

Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton

Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick

Fish by Gregory Mone

Flawed Dogs: The Picture Book by Berkeley Breathed

Fox Forest Band by Lisa Lindman

Freeze Frame by Heidi Ayarbe

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Fuddles by Fran Vischer

Get Writing by Paul Johnson

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

Gifts of Writing by Susan and Stephen Tchudi

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles

Goldfish and Chrysanthemums by Andrea Cheng

The Gradual Elephant by H. S. Toshack

Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

A Good Day for Billie  by Rodger Blake

Good Enough by Paula Yoo

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

Grieving the Death of a Pet by Betty Carmack

Hannah is My Name by Belle Yang

Harry Cat’s Pet Puppy by George Selden

Have You Seen Mary? by Jeff Kurrus

Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus

Henry Reed Inc. by Keith Robertson

Henry Reed’s Journey by Keith Robertson

Henry Reed’s Baby-Sitting Services by Keith Robertson

The Herd Boy by Niki Daly

Hershey Multiplication Book by Jerry Pallotta

The High King by Lloyd Alexander

Hold Fast by Kevin Major

Holding Up the Earth by Dianne Gray

Hope was Here by Joan Bauer

Horace by Holly Keller

How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won A Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Hungry Johnny by Cheryl Minnema

Imani’s Moon by Janay Brown-Wood

Infidel in Paradise by S.J. Laidlaw

In His Steps by Charles Monroe Sheldon

It’s Like This, Cat by Emily Neville

It’s Okay to be Different by Marion Brake

Shannen and the Dream for a School by Janet Wilson

Jenny and the Cat Club by Esther Averill

Jenny’s Birthday Book by Esther Averill

Jimmy the Greatest by Jairo Buitrago

Joni by Joni Eareckson

Julie by Catherine Marshall

Katie John by Mary Calhoun

Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond

Landry News by Andrew Clements

A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich

Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight

Legend by Marie Lu

Legends of Zita the Space Girl by Ben Hatke

Lessons from a Sheepdog by Phillip Keller

Libby on Wednesday by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Life and Opinions of Amy Finawitz by Laura Toffler-Corrie

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Like Sisters on the Homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia

Little Bear by Else Minarik

Little Bo by Julie Andrews Edwards

The Little Cat by H.S. Toshack

Little Fish by Ramsey Beyer

Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers

London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

Lucky Strike by Bobbie Pyron

Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

Lunch Money

Mad About Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Making Books by Paul Johnson

Mama’s Nightingale by Edwidge Danticat

The Man Who Talks To Dogs by Melinda Roth

Me and Momma and Big John by Mara Rockcliff

The Meerkat Wars by H.S. Toshack

Meet the Austins by Madeleine L’Engle

Mine for Keeps by Jean Little

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Moon by Night by Madeleine L’Engle

Monster in the Hollows by Andrew Peterson

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

Mustang Wild Spirit of the West by Marguerite Henry

My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Stewart

Mutts Shelter Stories by Patrick McDonnell

My Antonia by Willa Cather

My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison

My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald

Never Broken by Jewel

A Newfoundland Christmas by Dawn Baker

Newfoundland and Labrador Lullaby by Mary Jane Riemann

The Nine Lives of Travis Keating by Jill MacLean

Nobody’s Cat by Barbara Josse

Nobody’s Cats by Valerie Ingram and Alistair Schroff

No Laughter Here  by Rita Williams-Garcia

North or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

Polar Bear Scientists by Peter Laurie

A Stranger at Home by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

The Turnip Top Pony by Catherine Simpson

The Official 411 Degrassi Generations by Kathryn Ellis

Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes

On the Edge of the Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson

On My Honor by Marion Bauer

Once was Lost by Sara Zarr

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

One Wonderful Fine Day for a Sculpin Named Sam by Al Pittman

Otherwise by Farley Mowat

Otis Spofford by Beverly Cleary

Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town by Warren St. John

Ozma of Oz by Frank Baum

Paddington Here And Now by Michael Bond

Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose

My County Tis of Thee by Claire Rudolph Murphy

Paper Towns by John Green

Paw Prints of the Heart by Deborah Barnes

Pieces of Me: Voices by and for Adopted Teens by Robert L. Ballard (editor)

The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems

The Pinballs by Betsy Byars

Pinky Pye by Eleanor Estes

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi on Board by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren

Precious Bones by Mika Ashley-Hollinger

Probably Still Nick Swanson by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Prodigy by Marie Lu

Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park

A Puffin Playing by the Sea by Gina Noordhof

Queenie Peavy by Robert Burch

Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson

Rain Reign by Ann Martin

Raggedy Chan by Camille Picott

Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

Rancho San Felipe by Scott Barnes

Reaching Out by Francisco Jimenez

Regine’s Book by Regine Stokke

The Ring by Bobbie Pyron

Ring of Endless Light  by Madeleine L’Engle

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

Scary School by Derek Taylor Kent

Scent of the Missing by Susannah Charleson

School Story

Seeing Red by Kathryn Erskine

Shelter Dogs by Peg Kehret

A Sky Black with Crows by Alice Walsh

SLOB  by Ellen Potter

Snakes by Sandra Markle (reviewed by students)

So B. It by Sarah Weeks

Socks by Beverly Cleary

Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick

Space Carnival: The Story Behind Our Space Trips by Lee Mountain (reviewed by Andy)

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Spilling Ink by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter

Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr

Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell

Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

The Tale of Jacob Swift by Jeff Kurrus

Tales from Tamarack by Heather Boone

Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander

Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis

There are No Polar Bears Here by Catherine Simpson

This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie

A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (reviewed by Andy)

Together Apart by Dianne Gray

Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting

Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

Troublemaker by Andrew Clements

Tucker’s Countryside by George Selden

Twenty-Two Cents by Paula Yoo

Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Levine

Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Up A Road Slowly by Irene Hunt

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Water Balloon by Audrey Vernick

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Whaling Season by Peter Laurie

What Do Authors Do? by Eileen Christelow

What the Moon Said by Gayle Rosengren

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

When Jackie Saved Grand Central by Natasha Wing

White Cat by Holly Black

The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes

The Word for Home by Joan Clark

World of Farley Mowat, edited by Peter Davidson

Writing Articles from the Heart by Marjorie Holmes

Writing Magic  by Gail Levine

Year of the Dog by Grace Lin

Year of the Rat by Grace Lin

The Young Writer’s Handbook by Susan and Stephen Tchudi

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You by John Ciardi

Borrow from your library or a friend. It’s worth your time.

A “2” Z Just “4” Me by Eva Keefe

Accidental Witch by Anne Mazer

After by Amy Efaw

Amanda Greenleaf: The Complete Adventures by Ed Kavanaugh

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

The Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi

Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery

Anni Moon by Melanie Abed

Annie’s World by Daniel Wright

Baby Animals by Dorothea DePrisco

Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick Bruel

Badger Knight by Kathryn Erskine

Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Beauty is a Verb by Bartlett, Black, and Northern (Editors)

Behind Green Glass by Amanda von Hoffman

Best Friend by A.M. Monson

Best Halloween Ever  by Barbara Robinson

Best Teen Writing of 2008 by Alliance for Young Artists and Writers (Editors)

Best Teen Writing of 2009 by Alliance for Young Artists and Writers (Editors)

Best Teen Writing of 2010 by Alliance for Young Artists and Writers (Editors)

Best Teen Writing of 2011 by Alliance for Young Artists and Writers (Editors)

Beyond Mayfield by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz

Big Nate on a Roll by Lincoln Peirce

Biscuit Storybook Collection by Alyssa Capucilli

Black Heart by Holly Black

Blood Red Ochre by Kevin Major

Bodies from the Bog by James Deem

The Body in the Woods by April Henry

Bog Bodies by Charlotte Wilcox

The Book of Joe by Vincent Price

Boxen, Childhood Chronicles Before Lewis by C.S. and W.H. Lewis

Boyfriend from Hell by E. Van Lowe

Broomsticks by Parker, Katie McHugh and McHugh, Sean

Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells

Chewy and Chica by Ellen Miles

C is for Cornhusker, Husker Numbers by Rajean Shepherd (reviewed by students)

Captain Justo from the Planet IS by Stephen Miller

The Case of the Soccer Scheme by Donald J. Sobol

Catlantis by Anna Starobinets

Catching the Moon by Crystal Hubbard

Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice by Janet McNaughton

Celandine by Steve Augarde

The Chalk Circle by Tara Masih (Editor)

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

Children of Manzanar by Heather Lindquist

Christmas in America by Callista Gingrich

Christmas in the Philippines by Cheryl Enderlein

Christmas Sock by Marion Brake

Country of Wolves by Neil Christopher

Creature Features by Tim Rowland

Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Dale, dale, dale: una fiesta de números/Hit It, Hit It, Hit It: A Fiesta of Numbers by Rene Saldana

Danny Blackgoat, Navajo Prisoner by Tim Tingle

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede

Dear Author, letters collected by READ Magazine

Dear Bully by Megan Hall and Carrie Jones (Editors)

Dear Dumb Diary: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jim Benton

Dear Socks, Dear Buddy by Hillary Clinton

The Desperate Dog Books by Eileen Christelow

The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Dizzy Miss Lizzie by R.M. Clark

Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment adapted by Jerome Tiller

Dogs of Winter by Bobbie Pyron

Domino by Ellen Miles

Don’t Call Me Marda by Sheila Kelly Welch

Dory Story by Jerry Pallotta

Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara

The Early Bird by Nigel Gray

Earth Angel by E. Van Lowe

Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue by Heidi Smith Hyde

Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligot

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining by Anne Mazer

Every Hill and Mountain by Deborah Heal

The Exile by Eric Buffington

FADE by Lisa McMann

Fangbone: The Birthday Party of Dread by Michael Rex

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Finding My Molly by Peggy Krause

Firebird by Misty Copeland

Fight for Freedom by Stan Mack and Susan Champlin

Finding Someplace by Denise Lewis Patrick

First Dive to Shark Dive by Peter Laurie

Flowers in the Sky by Lynn Joseph

Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard by Janice Dean

Freddy the Frogcaster and the Huge Hurricane by Janice Dean

Freddy the Frogcaster and the Terrible Tornado by Janice Dean

The Friendship by Mildred Taylor

From Iowa to Broadway by Alex Ko

Gaby, Lost and Found by Angeles Cervantes

Gaddy’s Story by Sally Goddard

Gabby Duran and the Unsittables by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners

Gabby Duran and Troll Control by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners

Gabby Duran and Multiple Mayhem by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners

Gaffer by Kevin Major

Gadget Girl by Suzanne Kamata

Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret

Ginnie West Adventure: The Secret Sisters Club by Monique Bucheger

Ginnie West Adventure: Trouble Blows West by Monique Bucheger

Girls Don’t Take Karate  by Susan Sweenie

Girl vs. Ghost by Kate McMurry and Marie August

A Girl with a Dream by Eva Keefe

The Glass Collector by Anna Perera

GONE by Lisa McMann

The Great Gift by John Coy

Growing up Filipino II by Cecilia Brainard

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Harmless by Dana Reinhardt

Hating Heidi Foster by Jeffrey Blount

High Time for Heroes by Mary Pope Osborne

The Hijab Boutique by Michelle Khan

Hole in my Life by Jack Gantos

A Horse for All Seasons by Sheila Kelly Welch

A Horse Named Lady by Marion Brake

The House Without a Christmas Tree by Gail Rock

Hurray for Amanda and Her Alligator by Mo Willems

I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien

I am the world by Charles Smith Jr.

Ice Whale by Jean Craighead George

If Only You Knew by Mags Storey

If You’re So Smart, How Come You Can’t Spell Mississippi? by Barbara Esham

I Got the Rhythm by Connie and Frank Morrison

I Love Saturdays y domingos by Alma Flor Ada

I Was Here by Gayle Foreman

Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

In Care of Cassie Tucker by Ivy Ruckman

Inuksuk Means Welcome by Mary Wallace

The Iridescence of Birds by Patricia MacLachlan

Is that Your Sister? by Catherine and Sherry Bunin

It’s a Seashell Day by Dianne Ochiltree

Jenny Goes to Sea Captains of the Street“>Jenny Goes to Sea by Esther Averill

Julius Caesar Brown and the Green Gas Mystery by Ace Hansen

The Journey Home by Mike McCarthy

Journey to Pandora’s Jar by Nicole Walters

Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia

Just Kids by Ellen Senisi

Lady’s Big Surprise by Marion BrakeThe Language of Goldfish by Zibby O’Neal

Last to Finish: A Story about the Smartest Boy in Class by Barbara Esham

Laughing at my Nightmare by Shane Burcaw

Let’s Talk About It: Adoption by Fred Rogers

Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred Taylor

The Literary Cat by Walter Chandoha

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

Lucy Grey by Bruce Stagg

Makai Queen by Tara Fairfield

Makin Biscuits by Deborah Barnes

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Deedy

The Matatu by Eric Walters

The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Monkey King by Wei Dong Chen

A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza

Mrs. Gorski, I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets by Barbara Esham

The Mummer’s Song by Bud Davidge

My Name is Bilah by Asma Mobin-Uddin

My Thirteeth Winter by Samantha Abeel

Mythical Voyage: Voyage of the White Ponca by Robin Ymer

Nadia’s Hands by Karen English

Naming Liberty by Jane Yolen

Native Writers by Kim Sigafus and Lyle Ernest

A Newfoundland Alphabet by Dawn Baker

A Newfoundland Year by Dawn Baker

The New Fairy Tales Anthology by Aurora Wolf

Newfoundland Pony by Dennis Flynn

A New Leash on Life by Kara Hamilton

Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman

The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor

Not My Girl by Christy Jordan-Fenton

Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Olivia Kidney by Ellen Potter

145th Street by Walter Dean Myers

Out of Darkness by Ashley Perez

Out of the Blue by Victor Cruz

Out of the Cold by Valerie Ingram and Alistair Schroff

The Oxboy by Anne Mazer

Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth by Jose Manuel, Cesar Pinada, Anne Galisky, Rebecca Shine (Editors)

Parched by Melanie Crowder

A Part to Play by Jennifer Fry

Past, Perfect, Present Tense by Richard Peck

P’eska and the First Salmon Ceremony by Scot Ritchie

Philippines by Anne Schraff

The Philippines by Derek Zobel

Piccolo by E. Merwin

Pish Posh by Ellen Potter

Pippi on the Run by Astrid Lindgren

The Place Where You Live by James Luna

Plotted by Andrew DeGraff

President Adams’ Alligator and Other White House Pets by Peter and Cheryl Barnes

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith

Puppy the Seal Cold Water Rescue by Elias Kawaja

Purple Princess Wins The Prize by Alyssa Crowne

Quaking by Kathryn Erskine by Kathryn Erskine

Red Glove by Holly Black

Redheart by Jackie Gamber

Red Wolf by Jennifer Dance

The Ridge by Nick Hupton

Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes
Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes (Andy Reviews) 

Roomies by Sara Zarr

Rose and the Wish Thing by Caroline Magerl

Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos

Sadie Dog by Pam Hoffman

Sailor: The Hangashore Dog by Catherine Simpson

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods

The Saltbox Sweater by Janet McNaughton

Salt in His Shoes by Deloris Jordan

Savage Grace by Bree Despain

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Sela by Jackie Gamber

Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart by Elizabeth Singer Hunt

Senior Cat’s Romance and Other Favorite Stories by Lucia Gonzalez

Sergeant Rex by Mike Dowling

Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go To Sleep by Bruce Arant

A Single Pebble by Bonnie Christensen

Sir Princess Petra’s Talent by Diane Robinson

Sir Princess Petra’s Mission by Diane Robinson

Sister Freaks by Rebecca St. James

Sister Magic by Anne Mazer

Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac

Sticky Icky Booger Bugs by Sherry Frith

Skins, Scales, Feathers, and Furs by Mark Rauzon (reviewed by students)

Skippyjon Jones Class Action by Judith Schachner

Skylar Robbins: Mystery of Shadow Hills by Carrie Cross

Slam Dunk Basketball by Bobbie Kalman and John Crossingham (reviewed by students)

Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd

Song of the Trees by Mildred Taylor

Sora and the Cloud by Felicia Hoshino

Stacey Coolidge’s Fancy-Smancy Cursive Handwriting by Barbara Esham

The Stamp Collector by Jennifer Lanthier

A Step Further by Joni Eareckson

Stone Ridge by Nick Hupton

The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught her to Fly by Luis Sepulved

Street Love by Walter Dean Myers

Sulan by Camille Picott

Swindle by Gordon Korman

Tashi and the Tibetan Flower Cure by Naomi Rose

The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code to Follow by Dennis Prager

Terrible Typhoid Mary by Susan Campbell-Bartolli

Thank You Father by Phillip Keller

Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You to Know by Hy Conrad and Jeff Johnson

This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

Time to be Brave by Holly Moulder

To Help You Through the Hurting by Marjorie Holmes

My Totally Awkward Supernatural Crush by Laura Toffler-Corrie

Tough Winter by Robert Lawson

Transcendent by Robot Playground

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street by Mark Lee

Unclaimed Legacy by Deborah Heal

Under a Purple Moon by Beverly Stowe McClure

Unlocked by Robot Playground

Unwholly by Neal Shusterman

The Upside of Ordinary by Susan Lubner

The Various by Steve Augarde

A Very Fuddles Christmas by Frans Vischer

A Viking Ship for Brendon by Catherine Simpson

Waiting for Unicorns by Beth Hautala

Waiting to Forget by Sheila Kelly Welch

WAKE by Lisa McMann

Walking Two Worlds by Joseph Bruchac

Watch for the Raven by Billie Williams

We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo by Linda Walvoord Girard

The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt

What Do Authors Do? by Eileen Christelow

What’s Wrong with Me? by Daree Allen

What’s Your Story? by Marion Bauer

When the Circus Comes to Town by Lawrence Yep

When I Was Eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest

Wild Ideas by Elin Kelsey

Wild Things by Clay Carmichael

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter Wood by Steve Augarde

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

Woodrow for President by Peter and Cheryl Barnes

Woodrow the White House Mouse by Peter and Cheryl Barnes

Word After Word After Word by Patricia MacLachlan

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

Written in Stone by Rosanne Parry

Zoo Station by Christiane F.

XIsle by Steve Augarde

Don’t Take It Off the Shelves: Not Recommended

Adaptation by Melinda Lo

Amiri and Odette by Walter Dean Myers

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Baby Mouse The Musical by Jennifer and Matthew Holm

The Blue Baboon in the Big Balloon by Sarah and Steve Mostyn

Best School Year Ever  by Barbara Robinson

The Brotherhood of Dwarves by D.A. Adams

Camp Utopia by Jenny Ruden

Charlotte of Miles Station by Deborah Heal

Chester Cricket’s New Home by George Selden

Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats by Constance Wilson

Christmas in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

Close Your Eyes Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

Dork Diaries: Tales from My Not So Fabulous Life by Rachel Russell

Elsbeth and the Castle Ghostlies by J Bean and Chris Palmer

The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley

Fighting for Dontae by Mike Castan

Flawed Dogs: The Novel by Berkeley Breathed

Flower Fables by Louisa May Alcott

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

How to Lose Everything by Philip Mattheis

I Don’t Know What To Call My Cat by Simon Philip

If I Know It’s Coming by Nick Hupton

Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

Jane Blond International Spy by Brittany and Stan Schatt

Just One Friend by Lynn Hall

Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter

The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp

Lord of the Deep by Graham Salisbury

Lucid by Natalie Roers

Major Taylor Champion Cyclist by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Nine-Tail Fox by Camille Sulan

95 Pounds of Hope by Anna Gavalda

Nobody Knows by Shelley Tanaka

No Man’s Land by Kevin Major

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

The Paper House by Lois Peterson

Poodlemania by Toni Tusa Faber

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith

Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

The Santa Claus League by Stephen Miller

School of Wizardry by Debra Doyle and James MacDonald

The Secret of the Fortune Wookie by Tom Angleberger

Secrets of the Porch by Sue Ann Sellon

Shark King by Kikuo Johnson

Since You Asked by Maureen Goo

Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac (reviewed by Andy)

The Sloppy Copy Slipup by DyAnne DiSalvo

The Snow Blew Inn by Dian Curtis Regan

The SNUB Club by Diane Christiansen

Sparrow Road by Sheila O’Connor

Super Pop by Daniel Harmon

Testing the Ice by Sharon Robinson

Troubling A Star by Madeleine L’Engle

Two Kids by Richard Levine

Unslut by Emily Linden

Veronica Ganz by Marilyn Sachs

My Skeleton Family by Cynthia Weill

We Came to America by Faith Ringgold

Write Your Own Story by Vivian Dubrovin

Writing Mysteries, Movies, Monster Stories, and More by Nancy Bentley and Donna Guthrie

Wonder by RJ Palacio

Wonder O The Wind by Phillip Keller

Zoozical by Judy Sierra

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Summer Reviews

Books can take connect us with strangers, take us to unique places, and introduce us to new ideas. They can also offer hope in a chaotic world. And so I must share what I read!

Each week, I’ll introduce you to religious books, Advanced Reader Copies, animal books, or diversity books. Some I’ll review as singles and others as part of round-ups. Just ahead, there will be reviews of:

  • Joni: The unforgettable story of a young woman’s struggle against quadriplegia & depression by Joni Eareckson
  • The True Story of the World’s Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary by Samantha Glen
  • Brothers in hope : the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan–refugees by Mary Williams
  • The Inner Life of Cats by Thomas McNamee

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