I’m Thankful for Great Books

With Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow, this will be my last post for the week.  Among the many things that I’m thankful for are great books and the people who put book lists together.  Check out the 2010 Best Books lists from School Library Journal. I’m just going to give you authors and titles.  For descriptions, follow the links.

Picture Books:

BARTON, Chris. Shark vs. Train. illus. by Tom Lichtenheld.

BLEXBOLEXSeasons. tr. from French by Claudia Bedrick. illus. by author.

BROWNE, Anthony. Me and You. illus. by author.

FLEMING, Candace. Clever Jack Takes the Cake. illus. by G. Brian Karas.

FRAZEE, Marla. The Boss Baby. illus. by author.

Don't want to go(Original Import)

HUGHES, Shirley. Don’t Want to Go! illus. by author.

Dust Devil(Original Import)

ISAACS, Anne. Dust Devil. illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky.

KAPLAN, Bruce Eric. Monsters Eat Whiny Children. illus. by author.

NELSON, Marilyn. Snook Alone. illus. by Timothy Basil Ering.

KERLEY, Barbara. The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy). illus. by Edwin Fotheringham.

NELSON, Marilyn. Snook Alone. illus. by Timothy Basil Ering.

O’MALLEY, Kevin. Animal Crackers Fly the Coop. illus. by author.

chicken thief(Original Import)

RODRIGUEZ, Béatrice. The Chicken Thief. illus. by author.

SEEGER, Laura Vaccaro. What If? illus. by author.

UNDERWOOD, Deborah. The Quiet Book.

art and max(Original Import)

WIESNER, David. Art & Max. illus. by author.

WILLEMS, Mo. We Are in a Book! illus. by author.

, Meg. Benno and the Night of Broken Glass. illus. by Josée Bisaillon.
, Jonah. Here Comes the Garbage Barge! illus. by Red Nose Studio.


APPELT, Kathi. Keeper. illus. by August Hall.

BARRETT, Tracy. King of Ithaka.

BLACK, Holly & Justine Larbalestier, eds. Zombies vs. Unicorns. (anthology)

BOYCE, Frank Cottrell. Cosmic.

CUSHMAN, Karen. Alchemy and Meggy Swann.

DOGAR, Sharon.

DONNELLY, Jennifer. Revolution.

EPSTEIN, Adam Jay & Andrew Jacobson. The Familiars.

FISHER, Catherine. Incarceron.

GIDWITZ, Adam. A Tale Dark & Grimm.

GILL, David Macinnis. Black Hole Sun.

GRAY, Keith. Ostrich Boys.

HARRISON, Michelle. 13 Treasures.

HEMPHILL, Stephanie. Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials.

MARCHETTA, Melina. Finnikin of the Rock.

MULLIGAN, Andy. Trash.

NAYLOR, Phyllis Reynolds. Emily’s Fortune.

O’CONNOR, Barbara. The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester.

O’CONNOR, George. Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess.

REEVE, Philip. Fever Crumb.

REINHARDT, Dana. The Things a Brother Knows.

RHODES, Jewell Parker. Ninth Ward.

RICHARDS, Jame. Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood.

RIORDAN, Rick. The Red Pyramid.

SHULMAN, Polly. The Grimm Legacy.

sullivan.1(Original Import)

STANDIFORD, Natalie. Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters.

STROUD, Jonathan. The Ring of Solomon: A Bartimaeus Novel.

TOMLINSON, Heather. Toads and Diamonds.

TURNER, Megan Whalen. A Conspiracy of Kings.

WARD, Rachel. Numbers.

WILLIAMS-GARCIA, Rita. One Crazy Summer.


ADLER, David A. Frederick Douglass: A Noble Life.

ARONSON, Marc & Marina Budhos. Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science.

BARTOLETTI, Susan Campbell. They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group.

WWI(Original Import)

FREEDMAN, Russell. The War to End All Wars: World War I.

GREENBERG, Jan & Sandra Jordan. Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring.

KRULL, Kathleen. Kubla Khan: The Emperor of Everything. illus. by Robert Byrd.

Pop!(Original Import)

MCCARTHY, Meghan. Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum.

SHEINKIN, Steve. The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery.

NYE, Naomi Shihab, sel. Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25.

SIDMAN, Joyce. Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors. illus. by Beckie Prange. Houghton Harcourt.

SMITH, Charles R., Jr. Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson. illus. by Shane W. Evans.

barbie(Original Import)

STONE, Tanya Lee. The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll’s History and Her Impact on Us.

VOAKE, Steve. Insect Detective. illus. by Charlotte Voake.

Happy Reading!


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