What we are reading

Books with an asterisk '*' are ones we would recommend!

October 2014

The Spooky Halloween Party by Annabelle Prager*
Taffy Finds a Halloween Witch by Donna Lugg Pape*
It's Not Fair! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal*
Pinky and Rex and the Perfect Pumpkin by James Howe*
Dorrie and the Halloween Plot by Patricia Coombs*
A Tiger Called Thomas by Charlotte Zolotow*
Cat Nights by Jane Manning*
Halloween Surprises by Ann Schweninger*
The Perfect Pumpkin Pie by Denys Cazet
The Halloween House by Erica Silverman
The Halloween Party by Lonzo Anderson
Best Witches by Jane Yolen
The Thirteen Days of Halloween by Carol Greene
It Hardly Seems Like Halloween by David Rose
The Real-Skin Rubber Monster Mask by Miriam Cohen
Halloween with Morris and Boris by Bernard Wiseman

September 2014

Don't Touch My Room by Patricia Lakin
Toe Shoe Mouse by Jan Carr*
Janet's Thingamajigs by Beverly Cleary
Chester's Masterpiece by Melanie Watt*
The Best Book in the World by Rilla
Chester by Melanie Watt*
Bad Apple's Perfect Day by Edward Hemingway*
We're All in the Same Boat by Zachary Shapiro*
Renoir and the Boy with the Long Hair by Wendy Wax*
The Geese March in Step by Jean-Francois Dumont*
I'm the Best Artist in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Playing Right Field by Willy Welch*
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #24: Princess Mix-up Mystery by Carolyn Keene*
Clementine by Sebastian Loth*
Cookies Bite Sized Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal*
The OK Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal*
Wumbers by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Yes Day! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss
The Garfield Show - Unfair Weather by Jim Davis
What in the World? Funtastic Photo Puzzles for Curious Minds by Julie Vosburgh Agnone*
Did I Ever Tell you How Lucky you Are? by Dr. Seuss*
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #6 The Fashion Disaster*
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #32 Cape Mermaid Mystery*
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew # 29 Designed for Disaster*
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew # 12 Valentine's Day Secret*
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Rosie and Buttercup by Cheiri Uegaki
Ready, Set, 100th Day! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
The Eye of the Whale by Jennifer O'Connell
You're Only Old Once by Dr. Seuss
This Plus That by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch*
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes*
The Library Gingerbread Man by Dotti Enderle
Love, Splat by Rob Scotton
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Albert's Birthday by Leslie Tryon*

Teen and Adult
The Way Toys Work by Ed and Woody Sobey*
The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham*
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte*
Iron West by Doug TenNapel*
Power Up by Doug TenNapel*
Tommysaurus Rex Doug TenNapel*

August 2014

I'm Not a Pig in Underpants by Elwood H. Smith
D.W.'s Lost Blankie by Marc Brown
Arthur's Baby by Marc Brown
Arthur's TV Trouble by Marc Brown
Downtown Dino Wash Deluxe by Tim Myers*
The Quiltmaker's Journey by Jeff Brumbeau*
The Meanest Birthday Girl by Josh Schneider*
Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld*****
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Building Our House by Jonathan Bean*
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
Flip & Fin by Timothy Gill
Extraordinary Jane by Hannah E. Harrison
Share by Sally Anne Garland
Peggy by Anna Walker
Toe Shoe Mouse by Jan Carr*
Fraidy Zoo by Thyra Heder*
Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin*
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
Gigantosaurus by Jonny Duddle
Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds*
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket*
Bawk and Roll by Tammi Sauer*
Tallulah's Toe Shoes by Marilyn Singer*
Rachel Parker, Kindergarten Show-off by Ann Martin*
Tallulah's Nutcracker by Marilyn Singer
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel*
Snowmen at Work by Caralyn Buehner*
Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin*
Betty Bunny Didn't do it by Michael B. Kaplan
Bob and Rob by Sue Pickford
E-I-E-I-O by Judy Sierra

BADISLAND by Doug TenNapel*
A Dark Inheritance by Chris D'Lacey*
Darkwing by Kenneth Oppel*
Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel*
Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery* 

Series Books and Authors we are enjoying currently
Encyclopedia Brown by Donald Sobol*
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew by Carolyn Keene*
Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan*
Silverwing Trilogy by Kenneth Oppel*
The Accelerati Trilogy by Neal Shusterman *
Author Louis Sachar*


December 2012

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems*
The Wing Wing Brothers Math Spectacular! by Ethan Long
Bird and Squirrel on the Run by James Burks*
Harry Goes to Dog School by Scott Menchin
Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes*
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire by Diane deGroat
Jessica by Kevin Henkes*
No Jumping on the Bed! by Tedd Arnold
Are There Any Questions? by Denys Cazet
The Yellow Balloon by Charlotte Dematons
Charlie Cook's Favorite Book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler
Jamberry by Bruce Degen*

November 2012

Lazy Jack by Vivian French
The Donut Chef by Bob Staake*******
Duck Duck Moose by Dave Horowitz*
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee*
The Great Doughnut Parade by Rebecca Bond
Skinny Brown Dog by Kimberly Willis Holt*
Fast Food by Saxton Freymann*
Yucky Worms by Vivian French*
Thanksgiving at the Tappleton's by Eileen Spinelli*
The Great Dog Wash by Shellie Braeuner
Angelina Ballerina by Katherine Holabird
The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell*
Bink and Gollie: Two for One by Kate DiCamillo*
Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson*
The Bears' Almanac by Stan and Jan Berenstain
A Moose is Not a Mouse by Harold Berson
Sally and the Purple Socks by Lisze Bechtold*
Big Bad Bunny by Franny Billingsley*
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle*
Granite Baby by Lynne Bertrand
My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World by Gilles Bachelet
A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain*
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan*
Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo*

October 2012

Evolution by Joanna Cole
Totally Human - Why We Look and Act the Way We Do by Cynthia Pratt Nicolson *
Hilda and the Mad Scientist by Addie Adam
Charlie Cook's Favorite Book by Julia Donaldson
The Turnip by Janina Domanska
Socksquatch by Frank W. Dormer
G is for One Gzonk by Tiny Diterlooney
Grandpa Loves by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
The Kettles Get New Clothes by Dayle Ann Dodds
April Fool! Watch Out at School! by Diane deGroat
Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo and Harry Bliss
Trixi the Halloween Fairy by Daisy Meadows *
Stella the Star Fairy by Daisy Meadows *
Pippa the Poppy Fairy by Daisy Meadows *
Juliet the Valentine Fairy by Daisy Meadows *
Shannon the Ocean Fairy by Daisy Meadows *

September 2012

A Book of Coupons by Susie Morgenstern * (recommended first on this blog).
What Happens Next? by Janina Domanska *
The Piggest Show on Earth by Arlene Dubanevich *
A Dinosaur Called Tiny by Alan Durant *
Lottie's Princess Dress by Doris Dorrie
Faster! Faster! by Leslie Patricelli *
Ready, Set, 100th Day! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace *
The Three Bully Goats by Leslie Kimmelman *
Big Wolf and Little Wolf by Nadine Brun-Cosme *
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel *
The Not-So Scary Snorklum by Paul Bright
Mars Needs Moms by Berkeley Breathed
The Umbrella Queen by Shirin Yim Bridges *
Chavela and the Magic Bubble by Monica Brown *
The Quiltmaker's Journey by Jeff Brumbeau *
Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
Young Arthur by Robert D. San Souci
The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear
Princess Hyacinth by Florence Parry Heide *
Tacky and the Winter Games by Helen Lester *
Love is... by Wendy Anderson Halperin *
Willow by Denise Brennan-Nelson and Rosemarie Brennan *
Here Comes the Bride by Beatrice Masini
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown *
Something Queer at the Library by Elizabeth Levy *
Hide and Seek by Il Sung Na
The Hueys in The New Sweater by Oliver Jeffers *
Calculator Riddles by David A. Adler *
Cara the Camp Fairy by Daisy Meadows *
Geraldine's Blanket by Holly Keller
Horseplay! by Karma Wilson
My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
Chloe by Peter McCarty
Geraldine's Baby Brother by Holly Keller
Silly Frilly Grandma Tillie by Laurie A. Jacobs
Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle

Practical Centering by Larkin Barnett *
The Hunger Games Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Pioneer Woman by Ree Drummond *

August 2012

I Will Surprise My Friend by Mo Willems *
Too Hot to Hoot by Marvin Terman
Tales of Oliver Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen *
The Berenstain Bears and the Bully by Stan and Jan Berenstain
We Are in A Book! by Mo Willems *
Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham *
Rooster's Revenge by Beatrice Rodriguez
Riddle Me This! by Hugh Lupton *
Tales of Amanda Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen *
Wolf Won't Bite! by Emily Gravett
The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang
Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon by Mini Grey *
It's My School by Sally Grindley *
Teddy Bears Take the Train by Susanna Gretz *
Dimity Dumpty by Bob Graham *
It's Not Fair! by Anita Harper *
Are You Ready to Play Outside by Mo Willems *
Why Do You Love Me? by Dr. Laura Schelssinger and Martha Lambert
Rawk and Roll by Tammi Sauer *
Puzzles and Riddles by Irving Adler
Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day by Jean Van Leeuwen
Amanda Pig and Her Big Brother Oliver by Jean Van Leeuwen
Eight Ate by Marvin Terban *
Amanda Pig on Her Own by Jean Van Leeuwen
Manners Mash-Up by Tedd Arnold *
Levi Strauss gets a Bright Idea by Tony Johnston *
A Place Where Hurricanes Happen by Renee Watson
Monika Beisner's Book of Riddles by Monika Beisner *
Buttons by Brock Cole *
On Meadowview Street by Henry Cole *
Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs by Willy Claflin
Angelina on Stage by Katharine Holabird *
That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell *
The Gunniwolf by Wilhelmina Harper *
Alfie the Apostrophe by Moira Rose Donohue *
Greedy Apostrophe by Jan Carr *
Naughty Toes by Ann Bonwill
April Foolishness by Teresa Bateman *
Too Much Noise in the Library by Susan Margaret Chapman
Jerome the Babysitter by Eileen Christelow *
One is a Feast for Mouse by Judy Cox *
Janet's Thingamajigs by Beverly Cleary
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book? by Lauren Child *
Slumber Party by Judith Caseley
The Library Gingerbread Man by Dotti Enderle
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
Miss Penny and Mr Grubbs by Lisa Campbell Ernst *
Alfred Diggs by Lindsay Barrett George *
Lily Brown's Paintings by Angela Johnson
In the Forest by Marie Hall Ets *
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein *
Great Aunt Martha by Rebecca C. Jones *
Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley
Queen of the Class by Mary Engelbreit *
The Stupids Take Off by Harry Allard *
Max and the Dumb Flower Picture by Martha Alexander *
Next Year I'll Be Special by Patricia Reilly Giff
A Book by Mordecai Gerstein *
Oh No, Gotta Go #2 by Susan Middleton Elya
It's My Birthday Too! by Lynne Jonell *
Doodler Doodling by Rita Golden Gelman *
Zinnia and Dot by Lisa Campbell Ernst *
Seymour and Opal by Nicole Jussek *
Stacey Coolidge's Fancy-Smancy Cursive Handwriting by Barbara Esham *
Garfield Eats His Heart Out by Jim Davis *
I Am Going by Mo Willems *
Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems *
Amanda Pig and Her Best Friend Lollipop by Jean Van Leeuwen
More Tales of Amanda Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen
Amanda Pig, First Grader by Jean Van Leeuwen *
Oliver Pig at School by Jean Van Leeuwen *
The Stupids Take Off by Harry Allard *
Ruby by Michael Emberley *
What Did Mommy Do Before You? by Abby Levine
Oliver, Amanda, and Grandmother Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen *
Oliver, Amanda and the Big Snow by Jean Van Leeuwen *
Bun Bun Button by Patricia Polacco *

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins *
Parent/Teen Breakthrough by Mira Kirshenbaum and Charles Foster*
Free to Learn by Pam Laricchia*
Build Your Own Earth Oven by Kiko Denzer and Hannah Field *
Essential Manners for Men by Peter Post *
Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? by William Poundstone
The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony*
Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan *
Theodore Boone: kid lawyer by John Grisham *

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