Allison's Book Bag

Reviews by Title

Abbey Hayes: Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining by Anne Mazer

Absolute Value of Mike by Kathryn Erskine

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

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Accidental Witch by Anne Mazer

Adaptation by Melinda Lo

Adoption: The Ultimate Teen Guide by Suzanne Buckingham Slade

After by Amy Efaw

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

Amanda Greenleaf: The Complete Adventures by Ed Kavanagh

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Amiri and Odette by Walter Dean Myers

The Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery

Annie’s World by Daniel Wright

Anni Moon by Melanie Abed

Arch Enemy by Frank Beddor

Argyle Fox by Marie Letourneau

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

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

Atlantic Puffin by Kristen Domm

Atonement by Ian McEwan

A “2” Z Just “4” Me by Eva Keefe

As Fast As Words Could Fly by Pamela Tuck

The Baby Sea Turtle by S.A. Mahan

The Badger Knight by Kathryn Erskine

Bad Kitty by Nick Bruer

Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble  by Nick Bruer

Bad Kitty School Daze  by Nick Bruer

Baby Animals by Dorothea DePrisco

Baby Mouse The Musical by Jennifer and Matt Holm

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sajie

Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies

Bats at the Library by Brian Lies

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

Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein

Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Behind Green Glass by Amanda von Hoffman

Bending Time by Charles and Elisheba Johnson

Best Friend by A.M. Monson

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

Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

Best School Year Ever  by Barbara Robinson

Best Halloween Ever  by Barbara Robinson

A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz

Big Nate on a Roll by Lincoln Peirce

Bird & Squirrel on the Run by James Burks

Biscuit Storybook Collection by Alyssa Capucilli

The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander

Black Heart by Holly Black

Blood Red Ochre by Kevin Major

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

Blue Skies for Lupe by Linda Kurtz Kingsley

Bodies from the Bog by James Deem

The Body in the Woods by April Henry

Bog Bodies by Charlotte Wilcox

Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd

The Book of Joe by Vincent Price

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

Boy Who Carried Bricks by Alton Carter

The Boy Who Couldn’t Die by William Sleator

Boyfriend from Hell by E. Van Lowe

Boy 21 by Matthew Quick

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

Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming (reviewed by Andy)

Brady Needs A Nightlight by Brian Barlics

Breaking Through by Francisco Jimenez

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Broomsticks by Katie McHugh Parker and McHugh Sean

The Brotherhood of Dwarves by D.A. Adams

Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells

Butterfly Picture Book

Camp Utopia by Jenny Ruden

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

Canned and Crushed by Bibi Belford

California, The Magical Island by Doug Hansen

Captain Justo from the Planet IS by Stephen Miller

The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel

The Case of the Soccer Scheme by Donald J. Sobol

Castles in the Sea by Lawrence Jackson

Cat Training in Ten Minutes by Miriam Fields-Babineau

Cat Vs. Cat by Pamela Johnson Bennett

Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice by Janet McNaughton

The Cat Who Came in off the Roof by Annie Schmidt

The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander

Catlantis by Anna Starobinets

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching the Moon by Crystal Hubbard

Celandine by Steve Augarde

The Chalk Circle by Tara Masih (Editor)

Chanpion by Marie Lu

Charlotte of Miles Station by Deborah Heal

Chester Cricket’s New Home by George Selden

Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover by Audrey Penn

Chewy and Chica by Ellen Miles

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

Children of Manzanar by Heather Lindquist

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

Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats by Constance Wilson

Christmas in America by Callista Gingrich

Christmas in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

Christmas in the Philippines by Cheryl Enderlein

The Christmas Kitten by Andrew Charman

Christmas Sock by Marion Brake

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

Close Your Eyes Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

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

Country of Wolves by Neal Christopher

Coyote Winds by Helen Sedwick

Creature Features by Tim Rowland

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Crewel by Gennifer Albin

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

Crystal City Lights by Holly Moulder

Daisy to the Rescue by Jeff Campbell

Dalia’s Wondrous Hair by Laura Lacamara

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

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

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

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

Desperate Dog by Eileen Christelow

Diary of Anne Frank

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

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

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

A Dog’s Purpose by Bruce Cameron

A Dog’s Way Home by Bobbie Pyron

Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt

Do-It-Yourself Magic by Ruth Chew

Domino by Ellen Miles

Don’t Call Me Marda by Sheila Kelly Welch

Don’t Dump the Dog by Randy Grimm

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

Dory Story by Jerry Pallatto

Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara

Dumpling Days by Grace Lin

Early Bird by Nigel Gray

Earth Angel by E. Van Lowe

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Ellen Tebbits by Beverly Cleary

Elsbeth and the Castle Ghostlies by J Bean and Chris Palmer

Eloise by Kay Thompson

Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue by Heidi Smith Hyde

Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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

Emily Climbs by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Emily’s Quest by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Enemy by Charlie Higson

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott

Everlost by Neal Shusterman

Everwild  by Neal Shusterman

Everfound  by Neal Shusterman

Every Hill and Mountain by Deborah Heal

The Exile by Eric Buffington

Extra Credit

FADE by Lisa McMann

Fairest by Marissa Meyer

The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley

Fangbone: The Birthday Party of Dread by Michael Rex

Farenheit by Ray Bradbury

Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Finding Winnie by Lindsey Mattick

Finding My Molly by Peggy Krause

Firebird by Misty Copeland

Fight for Freedom by Stan Mack and Susan Champlin

Fighting for Dontae by Mike Castan

Finding Someplace by Denise Lewis Patrick

First Dive to Shark Dive by Peter Laurie

Fish by Gregory Mone

Flawed Dogs: The Picture Book by Berkeley Breathed

Flawed Dogs: The Novel by Berkeley Breathed

Flower Fables by Louisa May Alcott

Flowers in the Sky by Lynn Joseph

Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade

Fox Forest Band by Lisa Lindman

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Frindle by Andrew Clements

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

Freeze Frame by Heidi Araybe

The Friendship by Mildred Taylor

From Iowa to Broadway by Alex Ko

Fuddles by Fran Vischer

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

Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes

Gaddy’s Story by Sally Goddard

Gadget Girl by Suzanna Kamata

Gaffer by Kevin Major

Get Writing by Paul Johnson

Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret

Gifts of Writing by Susan and Stephen Tchudi

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

Ginnie West Adventure: The Secret Sisters Club by Monique Bucheger

Ginnie West Adventure: Trouble Blows West by Monique Bucheger

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles

Girl vs. Ghost by Kate McMurry and Marie August

A Girl with a Dream by Eva Keefe

Girls Don’t Take Karate by Susan Sweenie

The Glass Collector by Anna Perera

Goldfish and Chrysanthemums by Andrea Cheng

GONE by Lisa McMann

A Good Day for Billie by Rodger Blake

Good Enough by Paula Yoo

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

The Great Gift by John Coy

Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

Grieving the Death of a Pet by Betty Carmack

Growing up Filipino II by Cecilia Brainard

Hannah is My Name by Belle Yang

Harry Cat’s Pet Puppy by George Selden

Harmless by Dana Reinhardt

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Hating Heidi Foster by Jeffrey Blount

Have You Seen Mary? by Jeff Kurrus

Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus

To Help You Through the Hurting by Marjorie Holmes

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine (reviewed by Andy)

Henry Reed Inc. by Keith Robertson

Henry Reed’s Journey by Keith Robertson

Henry Reed’s Babysitting Service by Keith Robertson

The Herd Boy by Niki Daly

Hershey Multiplication Book

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

The High King by Lloyd Alexander

High Time for Heroes by Mary Pope Osborne

Hijab Boutique by Michelle Khan

Hold Fast by Kevin Majors

Holding Up the Earth by Dianne Gray

Hole in my Life by Jack Gantos

Hope was Here by Joan Bauer

Horace by Holly Keller

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

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

How to Lose Everything by Philipp Mattheis

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

Hurrah for Amanda and Her Alligator by Mo Williams

I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien

I am the world by Charles Smith Jr.

Ice Whale by Jean Craighead George

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

Imani’s Moon by Janay Brown-Wood

Inuksuk Means Welcome by Mary Wallace

Infidel in Paradise by S. J. Laidlaw

I Got the Rhythm by Connie and Frank Morrison

I Love Saturdays y domingos by Alma Flor Ada
I Love Saturdays y domingos by Alma Flor Ada (reviewed by Andy)

I Was Here by Gayle Foreman

If I Know It’s Coming by Nick Hupton

If Only You Knew by Mags Storey

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

Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

In Care of Cassie Tucker by Ivy Ruckman

In His Steps by Charles Monroe Sheldon

The Iridescence of Birds by Patricia MacLachlan

Is that Your Sister? by Catherine and Sherry Bunin

It’s a Seashell Day by Dianne Ochiltree

It’s Like This, Cat by Emily Neville

It’s Okay to be Different by Marion Brake

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

Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

Jane Blond, International Spy by Brittany and Stan Schatt

Joni by Joni Eareckson

Jenny and the Cat Club by Esther Averill

Jenny’s Birthday Book by Esther Averill

Jimmy the Greatest by Jairo Buitrago

Julie by Catherine Marshall

Julius Caesar Brown and the Green Gas Mystery by Ace Hansen

Journey to Pandora’s Jar by Nicole Walters

Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia

The Journey Home by Mike McCarthy

Just Kids by Ellen Senisi

Just One Friend by Lynn Hall

Katie John by Mary Calhoun

Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond

Lady’s Big Surprise by Marion Brake

The Language of Goldfish by Zibby O’Neal

The Landry News

A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich

Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight

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

Laughing at my Nightmare by Shane Burcaw

Legend by Marie Lu

Legends of Zita the Space Girl by Ben Hatke

The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp

Lessons from a Sheepdog by Phillip Keller

Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred Taylor

Let’s Talk About It: Adoption by Fred Rogers

Libby on Wednesday by Zilpha Keatley Synder

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

The Literary Cat by Walter Chandoha

Little Bear by Else Minarik

Like Sisters on the Homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia

Little Bo by Julie Andrews Edwards

Little Fish by Ramsey Beyer

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

Little Women by Louisa Mae Alcott

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 Deep by Graham Salisbury

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

Lucid by Natalie Roers

Lucky Strike by Bobbie Pyron

Lucy Grey by Bruce Stagg

Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

Lunch Money

Mad About Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Major Taylor Champion Cyclist by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Making Books by Paul Johnson

Makai Queen by Tara Fairfield

Makin Biscuits by Deborah Barnes

Mama’s Nightingale by Danticat Edwidge

The Man Who Talks To Dogs by Melinda Roth

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Deedy

The Matatu by Eric Walters

The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman

The Meerkat Wars by H.S. Toshack

Me, My Ferals, and I by Christine Booras

Me and Momma and Big John by Mara Rockcliff

Meet the Austins by Madeleine L’Engle

Mine for Keeps by Jean Little

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

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

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Monkey King by Wei Dong Chen

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

Moon by Night by Madeleine L’Engle

Monster in the Hollows by Andrew Peterson

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza

The Mummer’s Song by Bud Davidge

Mustang Wild Spirit of the West by Marguerite Henry

Mutts Shelter Stories by Patrick McDonnell

My Antonia by Willa Cather

My County Tis of Thee by Claire Rudolph Murphy

My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison

My Name is Bilah by Asma Mobin-Uddin

My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits

My Thirteenth Winter by Samantha Abeel

My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Stewart

Mythical Voyage: Voyage of the White Ponca by Robin Ymer

My Skeleton Family by Cynthia Weill

Nadia’s Hands by Karen English

Naming Liberty by Jane Yolen

Native Writers by Kim Sigafus and Lyle Ernest

Never Broken by Jewel

The New Fairy Tales Anthology by Aurora Wolf

A Newfoundland Alphabet by Dawn Baker

A Newfoundland Christmas by Dawn Baker

Newfoundland and Labrador Lullaby by Mary Jane Riemann

Newfoundland Pony by Dennis Flynn

A Newfoundland Year by Dawn Baker

A New Leash on Life by Kara Hamilton

Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman

The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor

Nine Lives of Travis Keating by Jill McLean

Nine-Tail Fox by Camille Picott

95 Pounds of Hope by Anna Gavalda

Nobody Knows by Shelley Tanaka

Nobody’s Cat by Barbara Josse

Nobody’s Cats by Valerie Ingram and Alistair Schroff

No Laughter Here by Rita Williams-Garcia

No Man’s Land by Kevin Major

North or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

Not My Girl by Christy Jordan-Fenton

The Official 411 Degrassi Generations by Kathryn Ellis

Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

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

145th Street by Walter Dean Myers

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

Otherwise by Farley Mowat

Otis Spofford by Beverly Cleary

Out of the Cold by Valerie Ingram and Alistair Schroff

Out of Darkness by Ashley Perez

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

Out of the Blue by Victor Cruz

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

The Oxboy  by Anne Mazer

Ozma of Oz by Frank Baum

Paddington Here And Now by Michael Bond

The Paper House by Lois Peterson

Paper Towns by John Green

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

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

The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems

Pinky Pye by Eleanor Estes

The Pinballs by Betsy Byars

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi on Board by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi on the Run by Astrid Lindgren

The Place Where You Live by James Luna

Plotted by Andrew DeGraff

Polar Bear Scientists by Peter Laurie

Poodlemania by Toni Tusa Faber

Precious Bones by Mika Ashley-Hollinger

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

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

Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

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 Rodger Blake

Puppy the Seal Cold Water Rescue by Elias Kawaja

Purple Princess Wins The Prize by Alyssa Crowne

Purr Prints of the Heart by Deborah Barnes

Quaking by Kathryn Erskine by Kathryn Erskine

Queenie Peavy by Robert Burch

Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson

Raggedy Chan by Camille Picott

Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

Rascal by Sterling North

Redheart by Jackie Gamber

Red Glove by Holly Black

Regine’s Book by Regine Stokke

The Ring by Bobbie Pyron

Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle

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

Rain Reign by Ann Martin

Rancho San Felipe by Scott T. Barnes

Reaching Out by Francisco Jimenez

Red Wolf by Jennifer Dance

The Ridge by Nick Nupton

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

Room Made of Windows by Eleanor Cameron

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 Santa Claus League by Stephen Miller

Saltbox Sweater by Jill McNaughton

Salt in His Shoes by Deloris Jordan

Savage Grace by Bree Despain

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

Scarlet by Melissa Myer

Scary School by Derek Taylor Kent

Scent of the Missing by Susannah Charleson

School of Wizardry by Debra Doyle and James MacDonald

School Story by Andrew Clements

Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart by Elizabeth Singer Hunt

The Secret of the Fortune Wookie by Tom Angleberger

Secrets of the Porch by Sue Ann Sellon

Seeing Red by Kathryn Erskine

Sela by Jackie Gamber

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

Sergeant Rex by Mike Dowling

Shannen and the Dream for a School by Janet Wilson

Shark King by Kikuo Johnson

Shelter Dogs by Peg Kehret

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

Since You Asked by Maureen Goo

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

Skippyjon Jones Class Action by Judith Schachner

Skylar Robbins: Mystery of Shadow Hills by Carolyn Cross

Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac
Skeleton Man (reviewed by Andy)

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

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

A Sky Black with Crows by Alice Walsh

The Sloppy Copy Slipup by DyAnne DiSavlo

Snakes by Sandra Markle (reviewed by students)

The Snow-Blew Inn by Dian Curtis Regan

The SNUB Club by Diane Christiansen

So B. It by Sarah Weeks

Socks by Beverly Cleary

Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd

Song of the Trees by Mildred Taylor

Sora and the Cloud by Felicia Hoshino

Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick

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

Sparrow Road by Sheila O’Connor

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

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

Sticky Icky Booger Bugs by Sherry Frith

The Stamp Collector by Jennifer Lanthier

Street Love by Walter Dean Myers

A Step Further by Joni Eareckson

Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr

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

Sulan by Camille Picott

Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell

Super Pop by Daniel Harmon

Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Swindle by Gordon Korman

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

Tashi and the Tibetan Flower Cure by Naomi Rose

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

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

Terrible Typhoid Mary by Susan Campbell-Bartolli

Testing the Ice by Sharon Robinson

Thank You Father by Phillip Keller

There are No Polar Bears Here by Catherine Simpson

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

This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie

Time to be Brave by Holly Moulder

A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman

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

Together Apart by Dianne Grey

Trapped by Peg Kehret

My Totally Awkward Supernatural Crush by Laura Toffler-Corrie

Tough Winter by Robert Lawson

Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting

Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

Transcendent by Robot Playground

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Troublemaker by Andrew Clements

Troubling A Star by Madeleine L’Engle

Tucker’s Countryside by George Selden

The Turnip Top Pony by Catherine Simpson

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

Twenty-Two Cents by Paula Yoo

Two Kids by Richard Levine

Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Levine

Unclaimed Legacy by Deborah Heal

Under a Purple Moon by Beverly Stowe McClure

Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Unlocked by Robot Playground

Unslut by Emily Linden

Unwholly by Neal Shusterman

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Up A Road Slowly by Irene Hunt

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

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore

WAKE by Lisa McMann

Watch for the Raven by Billie Williams

Water Balloon by Audrey Vernick

We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo by Linda Walvoord Girard

We Came to America by Faith Ringgold

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt

Whaling Season by Peter Laurie

What Do Authors Do? by Eileen Christelow

What the Moon Said by Gayle Rosengren

What’s Wrong with Me? by Daree Allen

What’s Your Story? by Marion Bauer

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

When the Circus Comes to Town by Lawrence Yep

When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

White Cat by Holly Black

The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes

Wild Ideas by Elin Kelsey

Wild Things by Clay Carmichael

Winterby Marissa Meyer

Winter Wood by Steve Augarde

Wonder O the Wind by Phillip Keller

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 Word for Home by Joan Clark

World of Farley Mowat, edited by Peter Davidson

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

Write Your Own Story by Vivian Dubrovin

Writing Articles from the Heart by Marjorie Holmes

Writing Magic by Gail Levine

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

Written in Stone by Rosanne Parry

XIsle by Steve Augarde

Year of the Dog by Grace Lin

Year of the Rat by Grace Lin

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

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Veronica Ganz by Marilyn Sachs

Waiting for Unicorns by Beth Hautala

Walking Two Worlds by Joseph Bruchac

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

When Jackie Saved Grand Central by Natasha Wing

Wonder by RJ Palacio

The Young Writer’s Handbook by Susan and Stephen Tchudi

Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio and Scott Campbell

Zoo Station by Christiane F.

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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