Best Book I Have Not Read

Writing, Reading, Teaching, Life, Attempting to Balance it All

2009 Books January 3, 2009

  1. Posy by Linda Newbery and Catherine Rayner
  2. Snow Show by Carolyn Fisher
  3. The Snow Globe Family by Jane O’Connor
  4. 42 Miles by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
  5. Along Came Spider by James Preller
  6. The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
  7. Fourteen Bears Summer and Winter by Evelyn Scott
  8. Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman
  9. The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
  10. Masterpiece by Elaine Broach
  11. Put It on the List! by  Kristen Darbyshire
  12. I Want to Be Free by Joseph Slate
  13. March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World by Christine King Farris
  14. Shoot the Moon by Francis O’Roark Dowell
  15. Princess Peepers by Pam Calvert
  16. A is for Art : An Abstract Alphabet by Stephen T. Johnson
  17. Ida B. …and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannigan
  18. Invisible by Pete Hautman
  19. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  20. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
  21. Gone by Michael Grant
  22. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
  23. Hunger by Michael Grant
  24. The Gecko and Sticky: Vilian’s Lair by Wendelin Van Draanen
  25. A Principal’s Guide to Leadership to Teaching Writing by Lucy Calkins and Laurie Pessah
  26. A Quick Guide to Making Your Teaching Stick K-5 by Shanna Schwartz
  27. Oogie Cooder by Sarah Weeks
  28. Scat by Carl Hiaasen
  29. A Quick Guide to Teaching Second-Grade Writers with Units of Study by Lucy Calkins
  30. Graceling by Kristen Cashore
  31. Leepike Ridge by N. D. Wilson
  32. The Calder Games by Blue Balliet
  33. The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
  34. A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
  35. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  36. Paper Towns by John Green
  37. Tunnels by Brian Williams and Roderick Gordon
  38. Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume
  39. Superfudge by Judy Blume
  40. Fudge-a-mania by Judy Blume
  41. Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume
  42. Extra Credit by Andrew Clements
  43. The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook: Recipes from the World-Famous Bakery by Jennifer Appel and Allysa Torrey
  44. The Art of Teaching Reading by Lucy Calkins (have I mentioned that I think ALL teachers need to read this book!)
  45. The Problem with the Puddles by Kate Feiffer and Tricia Tusa
  46. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters by Lenore Look
  47. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
  48. Lucky by Rachel Vail
  49. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  50. Kyla May miss. behaves around the world by kyla may
  51. Mudshark by Gary Paulsen
  52. Edward’s Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan
  53. The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  54. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Stewart
  55. The Beautiful Stories of Life: Six Greek Myths Retold by Cynthia Rylant
  56. The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti
  57. Also Known as Harper Lee by Ann Haywood Leal
  58. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
  59. The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson (review)
  60. 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy in Collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah
  61. Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks
  62. The Bat Boy & His Violin by Gavin Curtis
  63. Lilly’s Chocolate Heart by Kevin Henkes
  64. Shelia Rae’s Peppermint Stick by Kevin Henkes
  65. Owen’s Marshmallow Chick by Kevin Henkes
  66. Wemberly’s Ice-Cream Star by Kevin Henkes
  67. Julius’s Candy Corn by Kevin Henkes
  68. The Gold-Threaded Dress by Carolyn Marsden
  69. The Magician: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
  70. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (sequel to Hunger Games)
  71. Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff
  72. Manic: A Memoir by Terri Cheney
  73. Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  74. Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  75. Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me by Nan Marino
  76. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  77. Launching the Writing Workshop by Lucy Calkins & Marjoire Martinelli
  78. Crow Calls by Lois Lowry
  79. Indigo by Alice Hoffman
  80. The Guernsey Literary Society and Potato Peel Pie Society by Schaffer & Barrows
  81. Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech
  82. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  83. 4 Kids in 5e & 1 Crazy Year by Virginia Schwartz
  84. The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff
  85. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
  86. When the Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon (review)
  87. Wimpy Kid #4-Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
  88. Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wright
  89. Hardy Boy books galore (My son is obsessed! My husband and I take turns reading them aloud each night to him.)
  90. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  91. RTI from All Sides by Mary Howard
  92. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  93. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
  94. The Differentiated School by Carol Ann Tomlinson
  95. Annie Glover is Not A Tree Lover by Darleen Bailey Beard
  96. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  97. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  98. My Life in France by Julia Child
  99. Going Bovine by Libba Bray (is that her real name?)
  100. if I stay by gayle forman
  101. along for the ride by Sarah Dessen
  102. Graceling by Kristen Cashore
  103. Babymouse: Dragonslayer by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm
  104. What Really Matters in Response to Intervention by Richard L. Allington
  105. Fire by Kristen Cashore
  106. The Day My Mother Left by James Prosek
  107. The Pioneer Woman’s Cooks by Ree Drummond
  108. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

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