Books Read 2010

As we read books throughout the year, we will update this page. Looking for nonfiction and kids picks (the books kids pick for themselves)? They’re labeled. We read a lot more than we review. To see our profiles click “our book talk.” Last but not least, you’ll find borrowing and purchase options (and in some case preview options)  to maximize your options to learn more.

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Audio Books & Nontraditional Reading

 

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables Novels)

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Kid Pick ASK Magazine (Arts & Sciences for Kids)
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The Boy in the Drawer (Munsch for Kids)
kid pick The Boy in the Drawer (Munsch for Kids); by (Tandem Library 1999)
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Tumblebooks edition
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Coconut

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Crossword Puzzles
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Ed Emberley

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Ellen Tebbits CD
kid pick Ellen Tebbits CD; by Beverly Clearly (HarperChildrensAudio 2005)

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Hattie Big Sky (Readers Circle)
ebook Hattie Big Sky (Readers Circle); by (Delacorte Books for Young Readers 2007)

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Hip hop speaks to children
kid pick Hip hop speaks to children: if you can talk, you can sing; by editor, Nikki Giovanni ; advisory editors, Arnold Adoff, Tony Medina, Willie Perdomo. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky 2008) our book talk

 

I Can Do It! Piano Book

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I Have To Go! (Classic Munsch)

Tumblebooks edition
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Miss Malarkey won

Tumblebooks edition
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Moira
Moira’s Birthday (Munsch for Kids); by Robert Munsch (Rebound by Sagebrush 1999)

Tumblebooks edition
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Pinkalicious: Love, Pinkalicious (Reusable Sticker Book) written and illustrated by Victoria Kann (Harper Festival, 2010)
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The Roald Dahl Audio CD Collection

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The Storyworld Box: Create-a-Story Kit by John Matthews and Caitlin Matthews (Templar/Candlewick Press, 2010) our book talk
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Tell Me a Story

 

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Bilingual Books

The Frog in the Well written by Irene Y. Tsai; illustrated by Pattie Caprio (CD Bilingual Books, 2008) our book talk
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If I Could/Si yo pudiera
If I Could/Si yo pudiera; by Nancy Sweetland (Raven Tree Press C/O Delta 2008) our book talk

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Moon Over the Mountain / Luna Sobre La Montana written by Keith Polette; illustrated by Michael Kress-Russick (Raven Tree Press, 2009) our book talk
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Soap, soap, soap ~ Jabón, jabón, jabón

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A Sweater for Duncan/Un suéter para Duncan

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Teach me-- everyday Spanishnonfiction Teach me– everyday Spanish; by Judy Mahoney (Teach Me Tapes 2008) our book talk

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What Can You Do With a Rebozo?

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Picture Books (Fiction & Nonfiction)

The three little dassies
The 3 little dassies; Jan Brett (G.P. Putnam’s Sons 2010) our book talk

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Adoption Is for Always (An Albert Whitman Prairie Book)

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Adventures of Riley--Safari in South Africa (Adventures of Riley)

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Alyssa and the Spider written by Alan St. Jean, illustrated by Libby Carruth Krock (Oren Village, LLC, 2009) our book talk
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Ancient Egypt revealed
nonfiction, kid pick Ancient Egypt revealed; written by Peter Chrisp. (DK Publishing 2002)

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Anh
Anh’s anger; by Gail Silver (Plum Blossom Books 2009) our book talk

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Amelia Bedelia

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America

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Animals
nonfiction Animals; Miranda Smith (Kingfisher 2009) our book talk

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Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble
kid pick Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble; by Phyllis Root (Candlewick Press 1996)

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Baby Santa by M. Maitland DeLand (Greenleaf Book Group, 2010)

Beacons of light

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The Beginning of People’s Chicken written by Delena Deatherage; Ill by Joe Kent (AuthorHouse, 2009) our book talk
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Bella the Witch and her Worries by Skye Toggles; Ill by Irene Joslin (AuthorHouse, 2010)
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The Bicklebys
The Bicklebys’ bird bath; Andrea Perry (Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2010) our book talk

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Big Brother Has Wheels by Patrick Mader; Illustrated by Andrew Holmquist (Beaver’s Pond Press, 2010) our book talk

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Boot weather
kid pick Boot weather; Judith Vigna (A. Whitman 1989) our book talk

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Buried in Ice (Time Quest Book)
nonfiction, kid pick Buried in Ice (Time Quest Book); Shelley Tanaka (Scholastic 1993)

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By the light of the Halloween moon

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The Canada Goose and You by Jennifer S. Burrows; illustrated by Margery Day (E & E Publishing, 2009) our book talk

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Chicka chicka boom boom
Chicka chicka boom boom; Martin, Bill (Aladdin Paperbacks 2000)

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Chicken Big
Chicken Big; by Keith Graves. (Chronicle Books 2010) our book talk

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Christmas kitten, home at last

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The Christmas magic
The Christmas magic; Lauren Thompson (Scholastic Press 2009)

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The Christmas miracle of Jonathan Toomey

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Cinderella
Cinderella; by Ruth Sanderson (Little, Brown 2002)

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The circulatory story

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Colonel Trash Truck, Keeping the Planet Clean and Green

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Cop

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Coretta Scott
nonfiction, kid pick Coretta Scott; Ntozake Shange (Katherine Tegen Books 2009) our book talk

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Creature ABC

 

nonfiction Creature ABC; Andrew Zuckerman (Chronicle Books 2009) our book talk

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Cuckoo can
Cuckoo can’t find you; by Lorianne Siomades. (Boyds Mills Press 2002) our book talk

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Dangerous Creatures (Kingfisher Knowledge)
nonfiction, kid pick Dangerous Creatures (Kingfisher Knowledge); Angela Wilkes (Kingfisher 2003)

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Daniel Goes to Preschool by Gayle Hardgrave; Illustrated by Christina Cartwright (AuthorHouse 2009) our book talk

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The Day We Met You (Aladdin Picture Books)

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Dear Baby: What I Love About You! written by Carol Casey, illustrated by Jason Oransky (Dear Baby Books, 2009) our book talk
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Dingo Dog and the Billabong Storm by Andrew Fusek Peters; Illustrated by Anna Wadham (Child’s Play, 2009) our book talk

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The dinosaurs

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Drummer boy
Drummer boy; Loren Long (Philomel Books 2008)

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The Easter egg
The Easter egg; by Jan Brett (G.P. Putnam’s Sons 2010)

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Emily

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Everyday mysteries
nonfiction kid pick Everyday mysteries; Jerome Wexler (Dutton Children’s Books 1995)

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Everything I Know About Cars

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Fancy Nancy Heart to Heart based on the creation of Jane O’Conner and Robin Preiss Glasser (HarperFestival, 2009)
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kid pick Fast Food by Joost Elffers and Saxton Freymann
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Firefighters!

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First dog

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Frankenstein makes a sandwich

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The Gum Chewing Rattler


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Guess … Giggle … Wiggle written by Martha Swirzinski and Anita Tieman;  ill. Martha Swirzinski and Anita Tieman (Whole Child Publishing, Inc. 2009) our book talk
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Halloween (Holidays)
kid pick Halloween (Holidays); Julie Murray (Buddy Books 2003)

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse written by Laura Numeroff illustrated by Felicia Bond (Balzer and Bray, 2009) our book talk
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Heavenly Hugs
Heavenly Hugs; by Hannah Grace (AuthorHouse 2006)

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Henry in love
Henry in love; by Peter McCarty (Balzer & Bray 2010)

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Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail

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The hiccupotamus
The hiccupotamus; Aaron Zenz (Marshall Cavendish 2009) our book talk

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Hip hop dog

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A Home for Pearl Squirrel: A Solomon Raven Story / Una casa para la ardilla Perla

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Hopscotch around the world

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A Horse

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Houdini’s Gift by Jeanne Gehret, MA; illustrated by Michael LaDuca (Verbal Images Press, 2009) our book talk
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How Are You Peeling?
kid pick How Are You Peeling?; (Arthur A. Levine Books 1999)

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nonfiction How Big is the Ocean: First Questions and Answers about the Beach edited by Time-Life Books
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How do dinosaurs say I love you?

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How do you wokka wokka?
How do you wokka wokka?; by Elizabeth Bluemle (Candlewick Press 2009)

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How much is a million?
How much is a million?; David M. Schwartz (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books 1985) our book talk

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I Like Gum

 

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If You Give a T-Rex a Bone
If You Give a T-Rex a Bone; by Tim Myers (Dawn Publications (CA) 2007) our book talk

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If you take a mouse to the movies

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In My Grandmother
nonfiction In My Grandmother’s Garden; by Kit Eakle (Musickit Publishing 2001) our book talk

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In the trees, honeybees!

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Inside Hurricanes And Tornadoes (Inside Nature

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Inside mouse, outside mouse
Inside mouse, outside mouse; by Lindsay Barrett George. (Greenwillow Books 2004) our book talk

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Interrupting chicken

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I.Q. goes to the library

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It’s Just My Imagination written by Rick Keeling; Ill Cristan Hellan (Black Rose Writing, 2009) our book talk
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The Jellybeans and the big Book BonanzaThe Jellybeans and the big Book Bonanza; by Laura Joffe Numeroff (Abrams Books for Young Readers 2010)

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Jin Jin the dragon

 

Jin Jin the dragon; Grace Chang (Enchanted Lion Books 2008) our book talk

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Kick … Catch … Buzz written by Martha Swirzinski and Anita Tieman; ill. Paul Trahadias and Susan Trahadias (Whole Child Publishing, Inc. 2009) our book talk
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The Kingfisher Atlas of the Ancient World

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Lawyer

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Leap … Laugh … Plop written by Martha Swirzinski and Anita Tieman; ill Martha Swirzinski and Anita Tieman (Whole Child Publishing, Inc. 2009) our book talk
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Learn Along with Lily written by Donna McNaughton; ill. by Mike Motz (Raindrop Books, 2008) our book talk
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Leo: A Baby Lion’s Story written by Kathleen Duey; illustrated Lara Gurin (Ideals, 2009) our book talk
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Library Lion
Library Lion; Michelle Knudsen (Candlewick 2006)

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Little Whistle
kid pick Little Whistle; Cynthia Rylant (Harcourt Brace & Co. 2001) our book talk

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Little Whistle

 

Louise

 

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Lost in the woods

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Lots of Dots
Lots of Dots; by Craig Frazier  (Chronicle Books 2010) our book talk

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Mad About Madeline
Mad About Madeline; Ludwig Bemelmans (Viking Juvenile 2001)

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Maggie McNair has Spiders in Her Hair by Sheila Booth-Alberstadt; Ill by Norris Hall (SBA Books, 2009) our book talk
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Mary Engelbreit

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Maybelle, Bunny of the North written and illustrated by Keith Patterson (Bees Knees Books, 2009) our book talk
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Mending Lucille written by J. R. Poulter; illustrated by Sarah Davis (Puffin Books, 2008) our book talk Not available for direct purchase in the United States
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Nonfiction Micro Monsters: Extreme Encounters with Invisible Armies by NamNguyen our book talk
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Miss Brooks loves books (and I don
Miss Brooks loves books (and I don’t); by Barbara Bottner ; illustrations by Michael Emberley. (Alfred A. Knopf 2010)

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Mrs. McGee’s Coconut written by Allia Zobel-Nolan; illustrated by Peter Cottrill (Tiger Tales, 2009) our book talk
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The Mummy

kid pick The Mummy; by Joyce A. Tyldesley (Carlton Books Ltd 1999)

 

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Moonshadow
Moonshadow’s journey; by Gillian Lobel (Albert Whitman & Co. 2009) our book talk

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The most perfect spot
The most perfect spot; by Diane Goode. (HarperCollins 2006) our book talk

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Mule train mail

nonfiction Mule train mail; by Craig McFarland Brown (Charlesbridge Pub. 2009) our book talk

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A mother for Choco

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My friends the flowers
My friends the flowers; by William Lach (Abrams Books for Young Readers 2010)

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My heart is like a zoo

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Nanuq: A Baby Polar Bear’s Story written by Kathleen Duey; illustrated by Lara Gurin (Ideals, 2008) our book talk
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Narnia Chronology

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No T. Rex in the library
No T. Rex in the library; by Toni Buzzeo (Margaret K. McElderry Books 2010) our book talk

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The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker; Susan Jeffers (HarperCollins 2007)

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A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas

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nonfiction Ocean soup; by Stephen R. Swinburne (Charlesbridge 2009) our book talk

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Oh, the places you

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The OK book
kid pick The OK book; by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (HarperCollins 2007)

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One Wish for Winifred Witch
One Wish for Winifred Witch; Cheri L. Hallwood (Forever Young Publishers 2010)

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One Wolf Howls written byScotti Cohn, illustrated by Susan Detwiler (Sylvan Dell Publishing, 2009) our book talk
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An Ornaments

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Panda kindergarten
Panda kindergarten; by Joanne Ryder ; photographs by Katherine Feng. (Collins 2009) our book talk

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Penny and the Punctuation Bee

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Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes written by Eric Litwin; illustrated by James Dean (Harper, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2008) our book talk
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nonfiction Peter Kent’s City Across Time by Peter Kent (Kingfisher, 2010) our book talk
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Pingo
Pingo; Brandon Mull (Shadow Mountain 2009) our book talk

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Pinkalicious
kid pick Pinkalicious; by Victoria Kann (HarperCollins 2006)

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Pobble
Pobble’s Way; Simon Van Booy (Flashlight Press 2010)

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Quincy Finds a New Home by Camille Matthews, illustrated by Michelle Black our book talk
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R is for rhyme
nonfiction R is for rhyme: a poetry alphabet; by Judy Young (Sleeping Bear Press 2006)

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Rabbi and the Twenty Nine Witches

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Rip Squeak and His Friends (Rip Squeak)

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Rufus and friends

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S is for story
nonfiction S is for story: a writer’s alphabet; by Esther Hershenhorn (Sleeping Bear Press 2009)

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The sea chest
The sea chest; Toni Buzzeo (Dial Books for Young Readers 2002)

 

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The Secret of St. Nicholas by Ellen Nibali; illustrated by Lon Eric Craven (Fairand Books, 2010)

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Shadow by Suzy Lee (Chronicle Books, 2010) our book talk
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A Sick Day for Amos McGee

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Sit-in
nonfiction Sit-in; by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2010) our book talk

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Sitting duck

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Sneeze
nonfiction kid pick Sneeze; by Alexandra Siy (Charlesbridge 2006)

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The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone

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Sugar cookies
nonfiction Sugar cookies; by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (HarperCollinsPublishers 2009) our book talk

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Survival at 40 below
nonfiction Survival at 40 below; by Debbie S. Miller (Walker & Company 2010) our book talk

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Teddy Bears Trim the Tree

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Terrific
kid pick Terrific; Jon Agee (Hyperion Books For Children 2005)

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Testing the ice

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That Cat Can’t Stay Thad Krasnesky, illustrated by David Parkins (Flashlight Press, 2010) our book talk
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This is the dream
This is the dream; Diane ZuHone Shore (HarperCollinsPublishers 2006)

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Thumbelina of Toulaba

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Too many fairies

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The Truth about Great White Sharks
nonfiction, kid pickThe Truth about Great White Sharks; Mary M. Cerullo (Chronicle Books 2000)

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The Very Greedy Bee

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Turtle, turtle, watch out!

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Velma Gratch & the way cool butterfly

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Walden then & now

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Walter Wick

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We troubled the waters

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What Does it Mean To Be Green written by Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Chris Blair (Little Pickle Press, 2010) our book talk
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When I Visit the Farm written and illustrated by Crystal Beshera (Lobster Press, 2009) our book talk
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When you meet a bear on Broadway
When you meet a bear on Broadway; Amy Hest (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010)

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Where do polar bears live?

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While the world is sleeping

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Yeh-Shen

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You Read to Me, I

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Yucky worms
Yucky worms; Vivian French (Candlewick Press 2010) our book talk

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