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2012-2013 Books

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Books for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers[top]

2012-2013

September:
A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka. Schwartz & Wade, 2011

Back to School Tortoise by Lucy M. George. Illustrated by Merel Eyckerman. U.S. edition: Albert Whitman, 2011

October:
Job Site by Nathan Clement. Boyds Mills Press, 2011

Monday Is One Day by Arthur A. Levine. Illustrated by Julian Hector. Scholastic Press, 2011

November:
Gracias / Thanks by Pat Mora. Illustrated by John Parra. Translated by Adriana Dominguez. Lee & Low, 2009

Loon Baby by Molly Beth Griffin. Illustrated by Anne Hunter. Houghton Mifflin, 2011

December:
Cradle Me by Debby Slier. Star Bright Books, 2012

The Twins’ Blanket by Hyewon Yum. Frances Foster Books / Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011

While You Are Sleeping: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Time Around the World by Durga Bernhard. Charlesbridge, 2011

January:
Stars by Mary Lin Ray. Illustrated by Marla Frazee. Beach Lane Books, 2011

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman. Illustrated by Beth Krommes. Houghton Mifflin, 2011

February:
Anna Hibiscus’ Song by Atinuke. Illustrated by Lauren Tobias. U.S. edition: Kane Miller, 2011

Fiesta Babies by Carmen Tafolla. Illustrated by Amy Córdova. Tricycle Press, 2010

March:
And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano. Illustrated by Erin E. Stead. Roaring Brook Press, 2012

Insect Detectives by Steve Voake. Illustrated by Charlotte Voake. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2010

Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr. Illustrated by Lois Ehlert. Beach Lane, 2011

April:
Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes. Illustrated by Sally Mavor. Houghton Mifflin, 2010.

The Rain Train by Elena de Roo. Illustrated by Brian Lovelock. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2011

May:
The Big Baby Book by Guido van Genechten. Translated from the Dutch. Clavis, 2011

Time for a Bath by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Houghton Mifflin, 2011

Time to Eat by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Houghton Mifflin, 2011

Time to Sleep by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Houghton Mifflin, 2011

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Summer (revisiting books from prior years):
A Good Day
by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2007
Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Harcourt, 2007
Siesta by Ginger Foglesong Guy. Illustrated by René King Moreno. Greenwillow / HarperCollins,
2005

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Primary (Grades K-2)[top]

2012-2013

September:
Cork & Fuzz: Short & Tall by Dori Chaconas. Illustrated by Lisa McCue. Viking, 2006

Dog & Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2007

October:
Mouse & Lion by Rand Burkert. Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Michael di Capua Books / Scholastic, 2011

November:
Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup by Jorge Argueta. Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng. Groundwood, 2009 (Check out the ROW Booktrailer!)

December:
Little Dog Lost: A True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic by Mônica Carnesi. Nancy Paulsen Books / Penguin, 2012

January:
Crouching Tiger by Ying Chang Compestine. Illustrated by Yan Nascimbene. Candlewick Press, 2011

These Hands by Margaret H. Mason. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Houghton Mifflin, 2011 (Check out the ROW Booktrailer!)

February:
Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems by Kristine O’Connell George. Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Clarion, 2011

March:
Let’s Go See Papá! by Lawrence Schimel. Translated from the Spanish by Elisa Amado. Illustrated by Alba Marina. Groundwood, 2011

April:
All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon. Illustrated by Katherine Tillotson. A Richard Jackson Book / Atheneum, 2011

May:
Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke. Illustrated by Lauren Tobia. U.S. edition: Kane/Miller, 2010

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Summer (revisiting books from prior years):
Hot Day on Abbott Avenue
by Karen English. Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe. Clarion, 2004
My Dadima Wears a Sari by Kashmira Sheth. Illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi. Peachtree, 2007
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Houghton Mifflin, 2003

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Intermediate (Grades 3-5)[top]

2012-2013

September:
What Really Happened to Humpty? (from the Files of a Hard-Boiled Detective) by Jeanie Franz Ransom. Illustrated by Stephen Axelsen. Charlesbridge, 2009

October:
Eyes on the Goal by John Coy. Feiwel and Friends, 2010

November:
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh. Abrams, 2011

My Papa Diego and Me: Memories of My Father and His Art by Guadalupe Rivera Marín. Children’s Book Press, 2009

December:
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book by Nikki Grimes. Putnam, 2010

January:
Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg. Houghton Mifflin, 2011.

February:
Soldier Bear by Bibi Dumon Tak. Translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson. Illustrated by Philip Hopman. U.S. edition: Eerdman’s, 2011

March:
The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Candlewick Press, 2011

April:
Lemonade and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word by Bob Raczka. Illustrated by Nancy Doniger. Roaring Brook Press, 2011

Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems) by Linda Sue Park. Illustrated by Istvan Banyai. Clarion, 2007

May:
Seaglass Summer by Anjali Bannerjee. Wendy Lamb Books, 2010

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Summer (revisiting books from prior years):
A Friendship for Today by Patricia C. McKissack. Scholastic Press, 2007
Love That Dog: A Novel by Sharon Creech. Joanna Cotler Books / HarperCollins, 2001
Ruby Lu Brave and True by Lenore Look. Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. An Anne Schwartz Book /
Atheneum, 2004

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Books for Middle School Age

Middle School [top]

2012-2013

September:
Hidden by Helen Frost. Frances Foster Books / Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011 (Check out the ROW Booktrailers!)

Bluefish by Pat Schmatz. Candlewick Press, 2011 (Check out the ROW Booktrailer!)

October:
Warp Speed by Lisa Yee. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Inc., 2011

November:
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. Viking, 2011 (Check out the ROW Booktrailer!)

December:
Drawing from Memory by Allen Say. Scholastic Press, 2011 (Check out the ROW booktrailers!)

January:
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone. Candlewick Press, 2009

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming. Schwartz & Wade, 2011

February:
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Illustrated by Jim Kay. Candlewick Press, 2011 (Check out the ROW Booktrailer!)

March:
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011 (Check out the ROW Booktrailer!)

April:
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanha Lai. HarperCollins, 2011

May:
Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illustrated by Sean Qualls. Little, Brown, 2011 (Check out the ROW Booktrailer!)

Icon to identify Summer Reading Books

Summer (revisiting books from prior years):
Miracle’s Boys by Jacqueline Woodson. Putnam, 2000
Red Glass by Laura Resau. Delacorte, 2007
Rules by Cynthia Lord. Scholastic Press, 2006

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High School[top]

2012-2013

September:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Dutton, 2012

October:
Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol. First Second, 2011

November:
Up Close: Harper Lee by Kerry Madden. Viking, 2009

December:
Now is the Time for Running by Michael Williams. U.S. edition: Little, Brown, 2011

January:
Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2011

February:
Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman. Scholastic Press, 2011

March:
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. Scholastic Press, 2011

April:
The Watch that Ends the Night by Allan Wolf. Candlewick Press, 2011

May:
Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court edited by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith Jr. Candlewick Press, 2011

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Summer (revisiting books from prior years):
Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two by by Joseph Bruchac.
Dial, 2005
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightttime by Mark Haddon. U.S. edition: Vintage, 2004
Rash by Pete Hautman. Simon & Schuster, 2006

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Summer (revisiting books from prior years)

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