Books to Share 2009

Agee, Jon.  The Retired Kid. Illustrated by Jon Agee. Hyperion.

Aston, Dianna Hutts.  The Moon Over Star. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Dial.

Berger, Carin.  The Little Yellow Leaf. Illustrated by Carin Berger. HarperCollins.

Berner, Rotraut Susanne.  In the Town All Year ‘Round. Illustrated by Rotraut Susanne Berner. Chronicle Books.

Boswell, Addie K.  The Rain Stomper. Illustrated by Eric Velasquez. Marshall Cavendish.

Cottin, Menena.  The Black Book of Colors. Illustrated by Rosana Faria, translated by Elisa Amado.  Groundwood Press.

Curtis, Jamie Lee. Big Words for Little People. Illustrated by Laura Cornell. HarperCollins.

Ernst, Lisa Campbell.  Round Like a Ball. Illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst. Blue Apple Books.

Foley, Greg.  Don’t Worry Bear. Illustrated by Greg Foley.  Viking.

Fox, Mem.  Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes. Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. Harcourt.

Frazee, Marla.  A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. Illustrated by Marla Frazee. Harcourt.

Graham, Bob. How to Heal a Broken Wing. Illustrated by Bob Graham.  Candlewick.

Gravett, Emily.  Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears. Illustrated by Emily Gravett. Simon & Schuster.

Grey, Mini.  Traction Man Meets Turbo Dog. Illustrated by Mini Grey. Knopf.

Harris, Robie. The Day Leo Said I Hate You! Illustrated by Molly Bang.Little, Brown.

Henkes, Kevin. Old Bear. Illustrated by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow.

Hest, Amy.  The Dog Who Belonged to No One. Illustrated by Amy Bates. Harry N. Abrams.

Horácek, Petr.  Look Out, Suzy Goose. Illustrated by Petr Horácek Candlewick.

Katz, Karen.  Ten Tiny Babies. Illustrated by Karen Katz. Margaret K. McElderry.

Kimmelman, Leslie.  Everybody Bonjours. Illustrated by Sarah McMenemy. Knopf.

Lee, Suzy.  Wave. Illustrated by Suzy Lee. Chronicle Books.

McPhail, David.  The Searcher and the Old Tree. Illustrated by David McPhail. Charlesbridge.

Nedwidek, John D.  Ducks Don’t Wear Socks. Illustrated by John D. Nedwidek. Viking.

Pullen, Zachary.  Friday My Radio Flyer FlewIllustrated by Zachary Pullen. Simon & Schuster.

Rohmann, Eric.  A Kitten TaleIllustrated by Eric Rohmann. Knopf.

Schories, Pat.  Jack Wants a Snack. Illustrated by Pat Schories. Front Street.

Schotter, Roni.  The House of Joyful Living. Illustrated by Terry Widener. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. One Boy. Illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Roaring Brook.

Stevens, Janet and Susan Steven Crummel.  Help Me, Mr. Mutt!: Expert Answers for Dogs with People Problems. Illustrated by Janet Stevens. Harcourt.

Swanson, Susan Marie.  The House in the Night. Illustrated by Beth Krommes. Houghton Mifflin.

Tafolla, Carmen.  What Can You Do With a Rebozo? Illustrated by Amy Cordova. Tricycle

Vail, Rachel.  Jibberwillies at Night. Illustrated by Yumi Heo.  Scholastic.

Van Fleet, Matthew.  Alphabet. Illustrated by Matthew Van Fleet. Simon & Schuster.


Picture Books for Ages 8 and Up

Alalou, Elizabeth and Ali Alalou.  The Butter Man. Illustrated  by Julie Klear Essakalli. Charlesbridge.

Armstrong, Jennifer.  Magnus at the Fire. Illustrated by Owen Smith. Simon & Schuster.

Burleigh, Robert. Abraham Lincoln Comes Home. Illustrated by Wendell Minor. Henry Holt.

Elliott, Zetta.  Bird. Illustrated by Shadra Strickland.  Lee & Low.

Faulkner, Matt.  A Taste of Colored Water. Illustrated by Matt Faulkner. Simon & Schuster.

Hole, Stian.  Garmann’s Summer. Illustrated by Stian Hole and translated by Don Bartlett. Eerdmans Books.

Larson, Kirby.  Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival. Illustrated by Mary Nethery. Walker & Co.

Otoshi, Kathryn. One. Illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi. Ko Kids Books.

Reibstein, Mark.  Wabi Sabi. Illustrated by Ed Young. Little, Brown.


For Young Readers Ages 6-9

Applegate, Katherine.  Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs (Roscoe Riley’s Rules #1). Illustrated by Brian Biggs. HarperCollins.

George, Jean Craighead.  Goose and Duck. Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont. Laura Geringer Books

Grant, Judyann.  Chicken Said “Cluck,” (I Can Read Series). Illustrated by Sue Truesdell. HarperCollins.

Harper, Charise Mericle.  Just Grace Walks The Dog. Illustrated by Charise Mericle. Houghton Mifflin.

Hicks, Betty.  Swimming with Sharks (Gym Shorts Series). Illustrated by Adam McCauley. Roaring Brook.

Howe, James.  Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time. Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay. Candlewick.

Look, Lenore.  Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Schwartz & Wade.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.  Eating Enchiladas (Simply Sarah Series). Illustrated by Marcy Dunn Ramsey. Marshall Cavendish.

Pennypacker, Sara.  Clementine’s Letter. Illustrated by Marla Frazee. Hyperion.

Seidler, Tor.  Gully’s Travels. Illustrated by Brock Cole. Scholastic.

Van Leeuwen, Jean.  Amanda Pig and the Wiggly Tooth. Illustrated by Schweninger. Dial.

Voake, Steve.  Daisy Dawson is On Her Way. Illustrated by Jessica Meserve.  Candlewick.

Willems, Mo.  I Love My New Toy (Elephant & Piggie series). Illustrated by Mo Willems. Hyperion.


Stories for Ages 9-12

Appelt, Kathi.  The Underneath. Illustrated by David Small. Atheneum.

Avi.  Seer of Shadows. HarperCollins.

Birdsall, Jeanne.  The Penderwicks on Gardam Street. Knopf.

Blume, Lesley M. M. Tennyson. Knopf.

Broach, Elise.  Masterpiece. Illustrated by Kelly Murphy. Henry Holt.

Connor, Leslie.  Waiting for Normal. HarperCollins.

Dowd, Siobhan. The London Eye Mystery. David Fickling Books.

Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book. Illustrated by Dave Mckean. HarperCollins.

Giff, Patricia Reilly.  Eleven. Wendy Lamb Books.

Hahn, Mary Downing.  All the Lovely Bad Ones: A Ghost Story. Clarion.

Horvath, Polly.  My One Hundred Adventures. Schwartz and Wade.

Kuhlan, Evan.  The Last Invisible Boy. Illustrated by J.P. Coovert.  Atheneum.

Law, Ingrid. Savvy. Dial.

Lowry, Lois.  The Willoughbys. Illustrated by Lois Lowry.

Madison, Alan. 100 Days 99 Nights. Illustrated by Julia Denos. Little, Brown.

Park, Linda Sue.  Keeping Score.  Clarion.

Preller, James. Six Innings: A Game in the Life. Feiwel and Friends.

Riordan, Rick. A Maze of Bones (39 Clues, Bk.1). Scholastic.

Yep, Laurence and Dr. Kathleen S. Yep. The Dragon’s Child: A Story of Angel Island. HarperCollins.



Alley, Zoë B.  There’s a Wolf at the Door. Illustrated by R. W. Alley. Neal Porter/Roaring Brook.

Bruchac, James (adaptor).  The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales. Additional adaptor Joseph Bruchac, PhD and illustrated by Stefano Vitale. Sterling.

Cox, Judy.  One is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale. Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler. Holiday House.

Matthews, John & Caitlin.  Trick of the Tale: A Collection of Trickster TalesIllustrated by Tomislav Tomić. Candlewick.

McDonald, Megan.  The Hinky-Pink: An Old Tale. Illustrated by Brian Floca. Atheneum.

McGill, Alice.  Way Up and Over Everything. Illustrated by Jude Daly. Houghton Mifflin.

Orgel, Doris, retell.  Doctor All-KnowingIllustrated by Alexandra Boiger. Atheneum.

Schram, Peninnah, retell, The Hungry Clothes and Other Jewish Folktales. Illustrated by Gianni DeConno.  Sterling. 



Franco, Betsy.  Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails: Patterns and Shapes… Naturally. Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Margaret K. McElderry.

Guiberson, Brenda Z.  Ice Bears. Illustrated by Ilya Spirin. Henry Holt.

Haas, Robert B.  African CrittersPhotographs by Robert B. Haas. National Geographic Society.

Lowe, Ayane (editor.) Come and Play: Children of Our World Having Fun. Photographs by Julie Collins. Bloomsbury USA.

Macaulay, David.  The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body. Illustrated by David Macaulay. Houghton Mifflin.

Martin, Bill Jr.  The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry. Edited by Michael Sampson and forward by Eric Carle with various illustrators.  Simon & Schuster.

National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance and 108 Renowned Authors and Illustrators. Our White House: Looking In and Looking Out.  Candlewick.

Nelson, Kadir.  We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Jump at the Sun/Hyperion.

O’Brien, Tony and Mike Sullivan.  Afghan Dreams:  Young Voices of Afghanistan. Photographs by Tony O’Brien. Bloomsbury USA.

Page, Robin. How Many Ways Can You Catch a Fly? Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin.

Post, Hans and Kees Heij.  Sparrows. Illustrated by Irene Goode. Lemniscaat.

Robinson, Elizabeth Keeler.  Making Cents: The Nuts and Bolts of Money and a Whole Lot More. Illustrated by Bob McMahon. Tricycle Press.



Berne, Jennifer. Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau. Illustrated by Eric Puybaret. Chronicle Books.

Bryant, Jennifer.  A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Eerdmans Books.

Demi.  Marco Polo. Illustrated by Demi.  Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books.

Denenberg, Barry.  Lincoln Shot: A President’s Life Remembered. Illustrated by Christopher Bing. Feiwel & Friends.

Fleming, Candace.  The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary. Schwartz & Wade.

Grimes, Nikki.  Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. Simon & Schuster.

Kerley, Barbara. What to Do About Alice? How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed The World and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham. Scholastic.

McCully, Emily Arnold. My Heart Glow: Alice Cogswell, Thomas Gallaudet, and the Birth of American Sign Language. Hyperion.

Nobleman, Marc Tyler.  Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman. Illustrated by Ross McDonald. Knopf.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.  Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Greenwillow.

Rabin, Staton. Mr. Lincoln’s Boys: Being the Mostly True Adventures of Abraham Lincoln’s Trouble- making Sons, Tad and Willie. Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. Viking.

Reich, Susannah.  Painting the Wild Frontier: The Art and Adventures of George Catlin. Clarion.

Scieszka, Jon.  Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka. Viking.

Siegal, Aranka.  Memories of Babi. Farrar Straus & Giroux.

Winter, Jeanette.  Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa. Illustrated by Jeanette Winter..  Hardcourt.