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Share a Story-Shape a Future 2009: The Comprehensive list of Books & Booklists If you’re looking for a book, you’ve got a wonderfully comprehensive list right here … it crosses age groups and genres and will help you with every stage of your child’s reading development. Other than pulling together the list with nice neat categories, and correcting a title or two, these are exactly as offered by bloggers and their visitors during Share a Story-Shape a Future 2009. See more notes about this list at the end.

Toddlers and Preschoolers are a distinct audience. They like “playing” with books as much (or more than) stories, and their attention spans are shorter. Most of the titles in this group are board books, designed for this audience. Picture books, though, can be for all ages. What you think as “too babyish” may be the perfect comfort choice or a wonderful memory for your child. On with the show …

Books On Reading and Literacy for Adults The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller Great Books About Things Kids Love by Kathleen Odean Helping Homeschoolers in the Library by Adrienne Furness Learning Under the Influence of Language and Literature: Making the Most of Read-Alouds Across the Day by Lester Laminack and Reba Wadsworth Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease Reading and Writing Grade by Grade (Revised Edition) by Lauren Resnick and Sally Hampton Reconsidering Read-Aloud by Mary Lee Hahn

Toddler & Preschool Books - Fiction Animal Crackers: Nursery Rhymes by Jane Dyer, see also: Animal Crackers Bedtime (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Baa Choo written by Sarah Weeks, illustrated by Jane Manning (recommended by Cathy Miller) Baby's World Board Book Series: Babies, Baby Animals, Bath Time (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Brown Bear, Brown Bear What So You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., see also: Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear? (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault (recommended by Valerie Baartz and Donalyn Miller) Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo written by Kevin Lewis, illustrated by Daniel Kirk; see also: TuggaTugga Tugboat, My Truck Is Stuck (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Counting Kisses by Karen Katz, see also: Mommy Hugs, Ten Tiny Babies (recommended by Valerie Baartz) The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton, see also: Moo, Baa, La La La! (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Finger Rhymes by Marc Brown, see also: Hand Rhymes, Play Rhymes (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Hiding by Shirley Hughes, see also: Bouncing, Helping (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Book ideas from Share a Story – Shape a Future 2009


I Went Walking by Sue Williams, see also: Let's Go Visiting (recommended by Valerie Baartz) I'm Mighty by Kate and Jim McMullan, see also: I Stink, I'm Bad, I'm Dirty (recommended by Valerie Baartz) The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani, see also: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Mary Had a Little Lamb (recommended by Valerie Baartz) The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Lunch by Denise Fleming, see also: In the Tall, Tall Grass; In the Small, Small Pond; The Cow Who Clucked; Barnyard Banter (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Maisy Takes a Bath by Lucy Cousins, see also: Maisy Dresses Up, Maisy's Train (recommended by Valerie Baartz) My Very First Mother Goose by Rosemary Wells, see also: Max's Bath, Max's Bedtime (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Nicky 1, 2, 3 by Cathryn Falwell, see also: Where's Nicky? (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora, see also: Uh-Oh!, Peekaboo Bedtime (recommended by Valerie Baartz) The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs by Alan Katz (recommended by Pippi) Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth (recommended by Get Off the Ground) Usborne That's Not My Series: That's Not My Truck, That's Not My Fairy, That's Not My Dinosaur (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Tomie de Paola's Little Mother Goose by Tomie de Paola (recommended by Valerie Baartz) We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen (recommended by Brimful Curiosities) Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, see also: Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes (recommended by Valerie Baartz, the Book Chook); The Magic Hat (recommended by Susan); Where the Giant Sleeps (recommended by Paper Tigers)

Toddler & Preschool Books - Nonfiction Bright Baby Series: Colors, Trucks, First Words (recommended by Valerie Baartz) My Car by Byron Barton, see also: Trains; Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs; Machines at Work (recommended by Valerie Baartz) My First Board Book Series: My First Truck Board Book, My First Farm Board Book, My First Colors Board Book (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Freight Train by Donald Crews, see also: School Bus (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Touch and Feel Series: Farm, Dinosaur, Fire Engine, Home, Bathtime (recommended by Valerie Baartz) White on Black by Tana Hoban, see also: Black on White, Black & White (recommended by Valerie Baartz)

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Children’s Picture Books – Fiction 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle (recommended by Valerie Baartz); see also: The Grouchy Ladybug (recommended by MotherReader); The Very Hungry Caterpillar, From Head to Toe (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Abe Lincoln Crosses A Creek written by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by John Hendrix (recommended by Boni Ashburn) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good, Very Bad Day written by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Ray Cruz (recommended by Bantering Blonde, Aliceson) Aunt Lulu by Daniel Manus Pinkwater (“covered” in Jules’ Post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont, see also: Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?, I Ain't Gonna Paint No More (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Bats at the Library by Brian Lies (“covered” in Jules’ Post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) Bear Snores On written by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman; see also: Moose Tracks!, Bear's New Friend (recommended by Valerie Baartz) The Berenstein Bears and the Spooky Old Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain (recommended by Bantering Blonde, Jennifer, and Dan) Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri, see also: Have You Seen My Ducking?, Five Little Chicks (recommended by Valerie Baartz) The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians written by Carla Morris, illustrated by Brad Sneed (“covered” in Jules’ Post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban (recommended by MotherReader) Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum written by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Laura Huliska Beith (recommended by Boni Ashburn) Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina(recommended by Christine on a MotherReader post and on a Donalyn Miller post; also recommended by Elsie) Chanticleer and the Fox written by Geoffrey Chaucer, illustrated by Barbara Cooney (recommended by Christine) Chicka Chicka Boom Boom written by Bill Martin, Jr., illustrated by Lois Elhart (recommended by MotherReader) Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo written by Kevin Lewis, illustrated by Daniel Kirk; see also: TuggaTugga Tugboat, My Truck Is Stuck (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Clancy the Courageous Cow by Lachie Hume (recommended by MotherReader) Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type written by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin; see also: Wiggle (recommended by Valerie Baartz); Duck for President (recommended by Rasco from RIF) ; Giggle, Giggle, Quack (recommended by Terry Doherty) Digger Dan written by Patricia Lynn, illustrated by Si Frankel (recommended by Dan) Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems (recommended by MotherReader here and here) [See Knuffle Bunny and more Mo Willems below] The Dragons are Singing Tonight written by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Peter Sis (recommended by Pippi) see also: The New Kid on the Block and Something Big Has Been Here Book ideas from Share a Story – Shape a Future 2009

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Duck and Goose by Tad Hills (recommended by Susan) Duck for President written by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin (recommended by Rasco from RIF) ; see also Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type recommended by Valerie Baartz) and Giggle, Giggle, Quack (recommended by Terry Doherty) A Frog In The Bog written by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Joan Rankin (recommended by Boni Ashburn) From Head to Toe by Eric Carle (recommended by Valerie Baartz); see also: The Grouchy Ladybug (recommended by MotherReader); The Very Hungry Caterpillar, 10 Little Rubber Ducks (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Giggle, Giggle, Quack written by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin (recommended by Terry Doherty) Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett, see also: The Mitten, The Hat (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Goin’ Someplace Special written by Patricia C. McKissack, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (“covered” in Jules’ Post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) A Good Day by Kevin Henkes, see also: Old Bear, Chrysanthemum (recommended by Valerie Baartz) The Good Knight series by (recommended by Shady Lady) Good Masters, Sweet Ladies written by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Robert Byrd (Recommended by Christine) Goodnight Moon written by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd (Steven at Book Dads on a MotherReader post) The Grouchy Ladybug, by Eric Carle (recommended by MotherReader); see also: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, From Head to Toe (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratney (recommended by MotherReader) Hairy MacLary series by Lynley Dodd Henny-Penny by Jane Wattenberg (recommended by Boni Ashburn) How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen, see also: How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? (recommended by Valerie Baartz) How to Heal a Broken Wing, by Bob Graham (recommended by MotherReader here and here) Hush, Little Dragon written by Boni Ashburn, illustrated by Kelly Murphy (recommended by Pippi) I Ain't Gonna Paint No More written by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow (recommended by Boni Ashburn and Valerie Baartz); see also: Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? Baby Danced the Polka (recommended by Valerie Baartz) If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, see also: If You Give a Pig a Pancake, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (recommended by Valerie Baartz) In A Blue Room written by Jim Averbeck, illustrated by Tricia Tusa (recommended by Boni Ashburn) The Indian in the Cupboard written by Lynn Reid Banks, illustrated by Brock Cole (recommended by Aliceson) Jake Johnson: The Story Of A Mule by Tres Seymour (recommended by Boni Ashburn) Jamberry by Bruce Degan (recommended by Shady Lady) Book ideas from Share a Story – Shape a Future 2009

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King, by Dick Bruna (recommended by MotherReader) Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems; see also: Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity; The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog (recommended by Valerie Baartz and MotherReader) The Librarian from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler (“covered” in Jules’ Post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) The Library written by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small (“covered” in Jules’ Post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) Library Lion written by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes (“covered” in Jules’ Post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) Library Mouse: A Friend’s Tale by Daniel Kirk (“covered” in Jules’ Post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes (recommended by Christine) The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper (recommended by Dan) The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood; see also: The Napping House; Silly Sally; ; Quick as a Cricket (recommended by Valerie Baartz, Susan) Little Quack written by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by Derek Anderson; see also: Little Quack's Hide and Seek, Little Quack's Bedtime (recommended by Valerie Baartz) The Magic Hat by Mem Fox (recommended by Susan); see also: Where Is the Green Sheep? , Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes; Where the Giant Sleeps (recommended by Paper Tigers) Mind Your Manners B.B. Wolf written by Judy Sierra, illustrated by J. Otto Seibold (“covered” in Jules’ Post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) The Monster At The End Of This Book written by Jon Stone, illustrated by Michael Smollin (recommended by MotherReader) The Moose with Loose Poops by Dr. Charlotte Cowen [recommended by Becky and Liz (on a MotherReader post)] The Napping House written by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood; see also: Silly Sally; The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear; Quick as a Cricket (recommended by Valerie Baartz, Susan) The New Kid on the Block by Jack Prelutsky; see also: The Dragons are Singing Tonight and Something Big Has Been Here(recommended by Pippi) On the Day You Were Born, by Debra Frasier (recommended by MotherReader) One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads written by Johnny Valentine, illustrated by Melody Serecky (recommended by Book Dads) Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett, see also: Wolves (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Panorama: A Foldout Book, by Fani Marceau (recommended by Mombian) The Perfect Nest written by Catherine Friend, illustrated by John Manders (recommended by Boni Ashburn) Piggie Pie! written by Margie Palatini, illustrated by Howard Fine (recommended by Boni Ashburn here and here)

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Please Bury Me in the Library written by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Kyle M. Stone (“covered” in Jules’ Post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, see also: Jumanji (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Quick as a Cricket written by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood; see also: Silly Sally; The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear; The Napping House (recommended by Valerie Baartz, Susan) The Red Tree by Shaun Tan (recommended by Candace Ryan on a MotherReader post) The Relatives Came (written by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Stephen Gammell recommended by Susan) The Recess Queen written by Alexis O’Neill, illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith (recommended by Susan) The Seven Chinese Brothers written by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Mou-Sien Tseng (recommended by Elsie) Silly Sally written by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood; see also: The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear; The Napping House; Quick as a Cricket (recommended by Valerie Baartz, Susan) Snip Snap What's That? written by Mara Bergman, illustrated by Nick Maland (recommended by Boni Ashburn) Stella Louella’s Runaway Book by Lisa Campbell Ernst (“covered” in Jules’ Post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack (recommended by the Book Chook) The Stupids Die written by Harry G. Allard, Jr., illustrated by James Marshall (recommended by Book Dads) Sylvester and the Magic Pebble written and illustrated by William Steig (recommended by Bantering Blonde) Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs by Alan Katz (recommended by Pippi) Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox ((recommended by Valerie Baartz, the Book Chook); see also: Where the Giant Sleeps (recommended by Paper Tigers); The Magic Hat (recommended by Susan); Where Is the Green Sheep? (recommended by Valerie Baartz, the Book Chook) That Rabbit Belongs To Emily Brown written by Cressida Cowell, illustrated by Neal Layton (recommended by Boni Ashburn) Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud by Lynn Plourde (recommended by Susan) Titch by Pat Hutchins, see also: Ten Red Apples, Bumpety Bump (recommended by Valerie Baartz) The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, see also: 10 Little Rubber Ducks, From Head to Toe (recommended by Valerie Baartz) A Visitor for Bear written by Bonnie Becker, illustrated by Katie MacDonald Denton (recommended by Jen Robinson) Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert, see also: Snowballs, Color Zoo, Planting a Rainbow (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Walter the Farting Dog written by William Kotzwinkle, illustrated by Audrey Colman (recommended by Book Dads) Book ideas from Share a Story – Shape a Future 2009

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Weslandia written by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Where the Giant Sleeps written by Mem Fox, illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky (recommended by Paper Tigers); see also: The Magic Hat (recommended by Susan); Where Is the Green Sheep?, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes (recommended by Valerie Baartz, the Book Chook) Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (recommended by Bantering Blonde, the Book Chook, Susan, Jan) Where's My Teddy? by Jez Alborough, see also: Duck in the Truck (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont, see also: Baby Danced the Polka, I Ain't Gonna Paint No More (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Wild About Books written by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Marc Brown (recommended by The Reading Tub) Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders (film) (recommended by John E Simpson @ Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) Wolves by Emily Gravett, see also: Orange Pear Apple Bear (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka (recommended by Eva Mitnick on a MotherReader post)

Children’s Picture Books – Nonfiction Eggs by Marilyn Singer (recommended by Janelle at Brimful Curiosities on Mary Lee’s post) How Big Is It? by Ben Hillman (recommended by Mary Lee Hahn) It's Disgusting and We Ate It! True Food Facts from Around the World and Throughout History by James Solheim and Eric Brace (recommended by Donalyn Miller) One World, Many Religions by Mary Pope Osborne (recommended by Mary Lee Hahn) The Snow Show with Chef Kelvin by Carolyn Fisher (recommended by Mary Lee Hahn) Sports Star: "Mean" Joe Greene by S. H. Burchard (recommended by Bantering Blonde) Talkin About Bessie by Nikki Grimes (recommended by Mary Lee Hahn) Water hole (24 Hours) by Zahavit Shalev (DK) (recommended by Mary Lee Hahn) Why? by Lila Prap (recommended by Mary Lee Hahn) A Wonderful Day for Up (recommended by Dan) [could not find] The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Junior Edition by David Borgenicht and Robin Epstein (recommended by Mary Lee Hahn) Richard Wright and the Library Card by William Miller and Gregory Christie (covered in Jules’ Post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast)

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Easy Readers (early, emergent, and transitional) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (recommended by Rasco from RIF) Amelia Bedelia (series) by Peggy Parish (recommended by Bantering Blonde, Shady Lady, Mama Mentor, Rasco from RIF, and Jennifer) Baa Choo written by Sarah Weeks, illustrated by Jane Manning (recommended by Cathy Miller) Clementine by Sara Pennypacker (recommended by Susan Dee and Never That Easy, Susan) Days with Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel (recommended by Anastasia Suen) Dr. Seuss: (in general - recommended by Christine in a MotherReader post) by title: • • •

Go, Dog. Go! (Anastasia Suen) Green Eggs and Ham (Donalyn Miller, Kristi) Hop on Pop (Anastasia Suen)

Elephant and Piggy series by Mo Willems (recommended by MaryAnn on Anastasia’s post, Candace Ryan) Faraway Tree series by Enid Blyton (recommended by the Book Chook; PaperTigers mentioned Blyton but no titles) Fox at School by Edward Marshall (recommended by Anastasia Suen) Frindle by Andrew Clements Ghosthunters series by Cornelia Funk (recommended by Susan Thomsen) Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant (recommended by Tricia Stohr-Hunt) Humpty Dumpty, Jr.– Hard-Boiled Detective mysteries (recommended by Terry Doherty) The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eion Colfer (recommended by Lisa March @ Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) Mary Poppins written by P. L. Travers, illustrated by Mary Shepard (recommended by PaperTigers) The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (recommended by Elsie and Susan Dee, Susan, Annabet) Mr. Putter and Tabby series (recommended by Tricia Stohr-Hunt) Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (recommended by Anastasia Suen) Shel Silverstein books (recommended by Rasco from RIF)

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Middle Grade/Young Adult - Nonfiction America’s Library: The Story of the Library of Congress 1800-2000 by James Conaway (covered in Jules’ Post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams (recommended by Martha) The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter (covered in Jules’ Post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast)

Middle Grade/Young Adult - Fiction Alabama Moon by Watt Key (recommended by Susan Dee, Susan) The Alex Rider Collection by Anthony Horowitz (recommended by Sarah Mulhern) Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look (recommended by Sarah Mulhern) <anything> by Enid Blyton (recommended by PaperTigers) Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Coffer (recommended by Book Dads and Paper Tigers); see also: The Legend of Spud Murphy Beastly by Alex Flinn The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (recommended by Kristen Norris, Annabet Blood on the River by Elisa Carbone (recommended by Stephanie Stafford) Blood Red Horse by K.M. Grant The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (recommended by Alice Audrey) Broken Glass by Sally Grindley (recommended by Marjorie) Canyons by Gary Paulsen (recommended by PaperTigers); see also: Hatchett Chess Rumble by G. Neri (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson (recommended by Sarah Mulhern) Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (recommended by rockinglibrarian) Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander (recommended by Sarah Campbell) Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (recommended by rockinglibrarian) The Desperado who Stole Baseball by John H. Ritter (recommended by Cathy Miller) Diamond Willow by Helen Frost (recommended by Sarah Mulhern) Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney (recommended by Sarah Mulhern) Discworld series by Terry Pratchett (recommended by John E Simpson @ Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes (recommended by PaperTigers) Don’t Die, My Love by Lurlene McDaniel (recommended by Sarah Mulhern) Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick (recommended by Donalyn Miller, Sarah Mulhern) Book ideas from Share a Story – Shape a Future 2009

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Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis (recommended by Keisa Williams) Enders series by Orson Scott Card (recommended by Sarah Campbell) Epic by Conor Kostick (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Eragon Series by Christopher Paolini (recommended by Paper Tigers) Everlost by Neal Shusterman (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Feed by M. T. Anderson (recommended by Book Dads) Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher (recommended by Sarah Mulhern) Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick (recommended by Cherie Saylor Garrett) The Ghost’s Grave by Peg Kehret (recommended by Cherie Saylor Garrett) The Giver by Lois Lowry (recommended by Donalyn Miller) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (recommended by J Foster) Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins (recommended by Book Dads) Half Magic by Edward Eager (recommended by Martha) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (recommended by Alice Audrey, Book Dads, Paper Tigers) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (recommended by Stephanie Stafford, Book Dads, Paper Tigers) Hatchett by Gary Paulsen (recommended by PaperTigers); see also Canyons H.I.V.E.: The Higher Institute for Villainous Education by Mark Walden (recommended by Donalyn Miller) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (recommended by Book Dads) Holes by Louis Sachar (recommended by Cherie Saylor Garrett and Kristen Norris) House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (recommended by Cathy Ikeda) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (recommended by Donalyn Miller) I Am a Taxi by Deborah Ellis (recommended by Marjorie) I Am Jack by Susanne Gervay (recommended by Marjorie) I Never Said I Wasn’t Difficult by Sara Holbrook (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (recommended by Donalyn Miller) King Dork by Frank Portman (recommended by Book Dads) Knight’s Castle by Edward Eager (recommended by PaperTigers) The Knight’s Tales and The Squire Tales series by Gerald Morris (recommended by rockinglibrarian) The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges (recommended by John E Simpson @ Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Book ideas from Share a Story – Shape a Future 2009

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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (recommended by Donalyn Miller) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (recommended by Stephanie Stafford and Charlotte) Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (recommended by Sarah Campbell) The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore (recommended by Carol Rasco and PaperTigers) Love That Dog by Sharon Creech (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Marley: A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan (recommended by Sarah Mulhern) Mick Harte was Here by Barbara Park (recommended by Cherie Saylor Garrett) The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (recommended by Kristen Norris) Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller (recommended by Donalyn Miller) The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (recommended by Donalyn Miller and Sarah Campbell) The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton (recommended by PaperTigers) Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat (recommended by Cherie Saylor Garrett) Palindromania by Jon Agee (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Part of Me by Kimberly Willis Holt (covered in Julesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) The Pathfinder by James Fenimore Cooper (recommended by PaperTigers) Peak by Roland Smith (recommended by Donalyn Miller) The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (recommended by Sarah Campbell) Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan (recommended by rockinglibrarian) The Railway Children by E. Nesbit (recommended by Martha) Rickshaw Girl (recommended by PaperTigers) Savvy by Ingrid Law (recommended by Donalyn Miller) The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman (recommended by Donalyn Miller) A Series of Unfortunate Events (series) by Lemony Snicket (recommended by Paper Tigers) The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Birney (recommended by Cathy Ikeda, Susan) Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Skellig by David Almond (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Somewhere in the Middle by Wayne E. Popelka (recommended by Cherie Saylor Garrett) Soup and Me by Robert Newton Peck (recommended by Cherie Saylor Garrett) Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner (recommended by Sarah Mulhern at The Book Chook, Susan) Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls (recommended by Cherie Saylor Garrett)

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Swallows and Amazons (Godine Storyteller) Arthur Ransome (recommended by PaperTigers) see also: Swallowdale The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (recommended by Stephanie Stafford, Cherie Saylor Garrett and Kristen Norris) Tangerine by Edward Bloor (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Thief of Always by Clive Barker (recommended by Cherie Saylor Garrett) Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde (recommended by John E Simpson @ Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo (recommended by Cherie Saylor Garrett) Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (recommended by Book Dads) The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Twilight by Stephanie Mayer (recommended by Sarah Mulhern, Book Dads) Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt (recommended by Cherie Saylor Garrett) Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (recommended by Donalyn Miller, Book Dads) The Underneath by Kathy Appelt (recommended by Sarah Mulhern and Donalyn Miller) Under the Blood Red Sun by Graham Salisbury (more appropriate than the Tuscan Sun!) (recommended by Donalyn Miller) The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor (recommended by Donalyn Miller) Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (recommended by J Foster) The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis (recommended by Donalyn Miller) The Warrior Heir by Cinda Chima Williams (recommended by Donalyn Miller) The Watsons Go to Birmingham ~ 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis by (recommended by J Foster and Lori Johnson) Weasel by Cynthia Defelice (recommended by Cherie Saylor Garrett) Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt (recommended by J Foster and Lori Johnson) When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt (recommended by Lori Johnson) The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John (recommended by Susan Dee, Susan) The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman (recommended by Donalyn Miller) The Word Eater by Mary Amato (recommended by Donalyn Miller)

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READ-ALIKES and BOOKLISTS (by audience) Various/All Ages On-Lion for Kids York Public Library by the New York Public Library (recommended by Valerie Baartz) Scholastic’s Teachers Book Wizard (recommended by Janelle at Brimful Curiosities) ReadKiddoRead (recommended by Tif Talks Books)

Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Birth to Six/Early Literacy Booklists the Multnomah County Public Library website (0 to 6) Doctor-recommended Reading (0 to 5) Terrific Books for Busy Toddlers (recommended by Valerie Baartz) (0 to 4) MotherReader’s ABC Storytimes

Elementary Readers (Independent readers – 3rd grade and up)

If You Liked the Hardy Boys… (elementary and up) If You Liked Junie B. Jones … (elementary and up)

Middle Grade and YA If you liked …

Frindle Read-alikes… (MG and up) Harry Potter Read-alikes (MG and up) Hatchet Read-alikes… (MG and up) Holes Read-alikes… (MG and up) Into Thin Air Read-alikes (Adventure stories) (YA) Lemony Snicket Read-alikes (MG and up) Lock it, Lick it, Click it: Diaries, Letters and Email (MG and up) Maniac Magee Read-alikes… (MG and up) The Outsiders Read-alikes (MG and up) The Princess Diaries Read-alikes (MG and up) Stargirl Read-alikes (MG and up) Vampire Reads- If You Love Twilight! (MG and up) Westing Game Read-alikes (MG and up)

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End Notes Photo credits for the cover, clockwise from top: http://www.flickr.com/photos/palmerston_north_city_library/522228941/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/balamurugan/630839900/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/karenjybanez/2457991011/ http://www.dulemba.com Page 1: http://www.dulemba.com Context notes • • • •

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Click through the “recommended by” links. They often have more context and tell you why someone loved the book. I included all of the library-related books Jules included in her post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. I only added only one book to this entire collection: Wild About Books by Judy Sierra. I did not add additional titles by authors whom I know are prolific children’s writers. So no, we do not have every Karen Katz or a Mo Willems book. However, if we had multiple books by one author, they are listed alphabetically and also with a “see also” to help you find them all. Because reading (not buying books) is what matters, I’m have included a link to Worldcat so you can locate these books in your local library. Some of the books came with links to a bookseller. Some did not. If the former, we used their link, I just added author/illustrator data. If the latter, we added a link with a Reading Tub affiliate. If it’s a series, I didn’t add a link. Our affiliate income is small, but it covers things like hosting services. Any income generated through Reading Tub-related purchases will be rolled into Share a Story-Shape a Future 2010. If you’re looking for e-books, audiobooks, podcasts, webcasts, and book trailers, then you’ll want to bookmark Elizabeth Dulemba’s Resource List.

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