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2011-2012 Books


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Books for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers[top]

2011-2012

September:
Always in Trouble
by Corinne Demas. Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Scholastic Press, 2009

October:
The Voyage of Turtle Rex
by Kurt Cyrus. Harcourt, 2011

November:
Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson
. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Putnam, 2010

December:
Carry Me
by Rena D. Grossman. Star Bright Books, 2009

January:
Hello Baby
by Mem Fox. Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Beach Lane Books, 2009

February:
Rrralph
by Lois Ehlert. Beach Lane, 2011

March:
Little White Rabbit
by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2011

April:
Pío Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes / Rimas tradicionales de animales selected by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. English translations by Alice Schertle. Illustrated by Viví Escrivá. Rayo / HarperCollins, 2003

May:
Cora Cooks Pancit
by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore. Illustrated by Kristi Valiant. Shea’s Books, 2009

Icon to identify Summer Reading Books

Summer (revisiting books from prior years):
Neighborhood Mother Goose
by Nina Crews. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2003
Tippy-Toe Chick, Go! by George Shannon. Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2003
Toddler Two / Dos Años by Anastasia Suen. Illustrated by Winnie Cheon. Lee & Low, 2002

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Primary (Grades K-2)[top]

2011-2012

September:
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills. Schwartz & Wade, 2010
City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems. Illustrated by Jon J Muth. Hyperion, 2010

October:
Always Listen to Your Mother
by Florence Parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce. Illustrated by Kyle M. Stone. Disney / Hyperion, 2010

November:
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same
by Grace Lin. Little, Brown, 2010

December:
Nabeel’s New Pants: An Eid Tale
by Fawzia Gilan-Williams. Illustrated by Proiti Roy. Marshall Cavendish, 2010

January:
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred
by Samantha R. Vamos. Illustrated by Rafael López. Charlesbridge, 2011

February:
Big Red Lollipop
by Rukhsana Khan. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Viking, 2010

March:
My Name is Sangoel
by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed ; illustrated by Catherine Stock. Eerdman’s, 2009
Goal! by Mina Javaherbin. Illustrated by A. G. Ford. Candlewick Press, 2010

April:
The Friendly Four
by Eloise Greenfield. Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. Amistad / HarperCollins, 2006

May:
The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families
by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore. Lee & Low, 2011

Icon to identify Summer Reading BooksSummer(revisiting books from prior years):
The Good Luck Cat
by Joy Harjo. Illustrated by Paul Lee. Harcourt, 2000
Tomás and the Library Ladyby Pat Mora. Illustrated by Raul Colón. Random House, 1997
Two Old Potatoes and Me by John Coy. Illustrated by Carolyn Fisher. Alfred A. Knopf, 2003

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Intermediate (Grades 3-5)[top]

2011-2012

September:
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians
by Jarrett T. Krosoczka. Alfred A. Knopf, 2009

October:
This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness
by Joyce Sidman. Houghton Mifflin, 2007

November:
Rickshaw Girl
by Mitali Perkins. Charlesbridge, 2007

December:
The Thumb in the Box
by Ken Roberts. Groundwood, 2002

January:
Zora and Me
by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon. Candlewick Press, 2010

February:
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves
, Deputy U.S. Marshall by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Carolrhoda, 2009

March:
Star in the Forest
by Laura Resau. Delacorte, 2010

April:
Loon Summer
by Sandy Gillum. Field Notes Press, 2008.

May:
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
by Grace Lin. Little, Brown, 2009

Icon to identify Summer Reading BooksSummer(revisiting books from prior years):
Birchbark House
by Louise Erdrich. Hyperion, 1999
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford. Photographs by Valorie Fisher. Schwartz & Wade, 2007
My Very Own Room / Mi propio cuartito by Amada Irma Pérez. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. Children’s Book Press, 2000

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Books for Middle School Age

Middle School [top]

2011-2012

September:
Ninth Ward
by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Little, Brown, 2010

October:
Prime Baby
by Gene Luen Yang. First Second / Roaring Brook Press, 2010
Smile by Raina Telgemeier. Graphix, 2010

November:
Cosmic
by Frank Cottrell Boyce. U.S. edition: HarperCollins, 2010

December:
The Frog Scientist
by Pamela S. Turner. Photographs by Andy Comins. (Scientists in the Field) Houghton Mifflin, 2009.

January:
Forge
by Laurie Halse Anderson. Atheneum, 2010

February:
Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement
by Ann Bausum. National Geographic, 2005 (Check out the ROW Booktrailer!)

March:
The Day of the Pelican
by Katherine Paterson. Clarion, 2009

April:
Casey at the Bat
by Ernest W. Thayer. Illustrated by Joe Morse. Visions in Poetry / Kids Can Press, 2006
Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors by Joyce Sidman. Illustrated by Becki Prange. Houghton Mifflin, 2010 (Check out the ROW Booktrailer!)

May:
Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell. Bloomsbury, 2010

Icon to identify Summer Reading BooksSummer (revisiting books from prior years):
Blue Jasmine
by Kashmira Sheth. Hyperion, 2004
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Scholastic Press, 2000
Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2003

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High School[top]

2011-2012

September:
Lockdown
by Walter Dean Myers. Amistad / HarperTeen, 2010

October:
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
by John Green and David Levithan. Dutton, 2010

November:
Dark Water
by Laura McNeal. Alfred A. Knopf, 2010

December:
Divergent
by Veronica Roth. Katherine Tegen Books, 2011
The Unidentified by Rae Mariz. Balzer + Bray, 2010

January:
Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys. Philomel, 2011

February:
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing by Ann Angel.
Amulet / Abrams, 2010
We Shall Overcome: A Song That Changed the World by Stuart Stotts. Clarion, 2010

March:
The Last Summer of the Death Warriors
by Francisco X. Stork. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, 2010

April:
Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25
selected by Naomi Shihab Nye. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2010

May:
Ship Breaker
by Paolo Bacigalupi. Little, Brown, 2010

Icon to identify Summer Reading BooksSummer (revisiting books from prior years):
American Born Chinese
by Gene Luen Yang. First Second, 2006
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. Houghton Mifflin, 2007
La Línea by Ann Jaramillo. Roaring Brook Press, 2006

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Summer (revisiting books from prior years):

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