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2008 Books August 28, 2008

I started this list when I started the blog in July 08. I don’t expect that it will ever be complete, but hope to do better for 2009.

picture books

Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

Splat Cat by Rob Scotton

Madam President by Lane Smith (review)

The Two Bobbies by Kirby Larson, Mary Nethery, & Jean Cassels

Bad Dog Marley by John Grogan & Richard Cowdery

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Melaine Watt

For the Love of Autumn by Patricia Polacco

Kaleidoscope Kid by Elaine Larson

Brava Strega Nona! by Tomi dePaola

The Big Elephant in the Room by Lane Smith

Score: 50 Poems to Motivate and Inspire by Charles Ghigna


Middle Grade & YA Fiction

Into the Wild by Sarah Durst (review)

Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest by Matt Haig

The Underneath by Katerine Appelt

The Magic Half by Annie Barrows

The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower by

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Kenny & the Dragon by Tony DeTerlizzi

Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel by Ruth Barshaw

Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School by Ruth Barshaw

the dead and the gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer

 Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer

Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

The Adoration of Jeanna Fox by Mary Pearson

100 Cupboards by N. D. Wilson 

My 100 Adventures by Polly Hovarth 

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look


Professional Books

Literacy Coaching by Katerine Casey

Becoming a Literacy Leader by Jennifer Allen

Professional Learning Communities by DuFour

Day to Day Assessment in the Reading Workshop by Franki Sibberson and Karen Smuzyiak

Primary Comprehension Toolkit by Harvey and Goudvis

Beyond Leveled Books by Franki Sibberson, Karen Smuzyiak and Lisa Koch

Assessing Writers by Carl Anderson (in progress)

Teaching with Intention by Debbie Miller

Talking, Drawing, Writing by Giacobbe and Horn (in progress)

Growing Readers by Kathy Collins (in progress)

Reading for Real by Kathy Collins 


Book Club books 

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingfisher

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollen

Mr. Pip by Lloyd James (In Progress)


One Response to “2008 Books”

  1. Kate Says:

    Thank you for this list! I am trying to help my bright but particular nine year old girl find books to read (She recently loved the Emily Winsnap books). What other sources on-line or print do you suggest I look into to find reviews of books by age group? (also for my almost 13 year old son).


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