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2015-2016 Books

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PDF versions for ROW age-level group book lists available below.
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Books for Babies, Toddlers and PreschoolersBabies, Toddlers and Preschoolers[top]

2015-2016

PDF version of ROW 2015-2016 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers list

September

My Bus by Byron Barton. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2014.

Mommies and Their Babies (Black And White) by Guido van Genechten. Translated from the Dutch. Clavis, 2012

Daddies and Their Babies (Black And White) by Guido van Genechten. Translated from the Dutch. Clavis, 2012.

October

Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2014.

Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming.  Beach Lane, 2014.

I Am So Brave by Stephen Krensky. Abrams Appleseed, 2014.

 November

Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio.  Illustrated by Christian Robinson.  Atheneum, 2014.

We all count: A Book of Cree Numbers by Julie Flett. Native Northwest, 2014.

December

Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg. Disney / Hyperion, 2014.

It Is Night by Phyllis Rowland. Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2014.

January

The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Duboc. Translated from the French by Claudia Z. Bedrick. U.S. edition: Enchanted Lion, 2014.

Nest by Jorey Hurley. A Paula Wiseman Book / Simon & Schuster, 2014.

February

The Mouse Who Ate the Moon by Petr Horáček. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2014.

Mooncakes by Loretta Seto. Illustrated by Renné Benoit. Orca, 2013.

March

Socks! by Tania Sohn. Kane Miller, 2014.

If You Were a Dog by Jamie A. Swenson. Illustrated by Chris Raschka. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014.

April

Baby Animal Farm by Karen Blair. Candlewick, 2014.

Call Me Tree = Llámame árbol by Maya Christina Gonzalez.  Translated by Dana Goldberg. Children’s Book Press / Lee & Low, 2014.

Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell. Boyds Mills Press, 2008.

May

Mommy! Mommy! by Taro Gomi. Translated from the Japanese. U.S. edition: Chronicle, 2013.

What Will Hatch? by Jennifer Ward. Illustrated by Susie Ghahremani. Walker / Bloomsbury, 2013.

See What a Seal Can Do by Chris Butterworth.  Illustrated by Kate Nelms.  Candlewick Press, 2013.

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Summer

Night Sounds by Javier Sobrino. Translated from the Spanish by Elisa Amada. Illustrated by Emilio Urberuaga. U.S. edition: Groundwood, 2013.

Building Our House by Jonathan Bean. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013.

Who’s That Baby? New Baby Songs by Sharon Creech. Illustrated by David Diaz. Joanna Cotler / HarperCollins, 2005.

 

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Primary (K-12) Category IconPrimary (Grades K-2)[top]

2015-2016

PDF version of ROW 2015-2016 Primary (K-2) list

September

The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen by Thelma Lynne Godin. Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Lee & Low, 2014.

Ling & Ting: Twice As Silly by Grace Lin. Little, Brown, 2014.

October

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. Candlewick Press, 2014.

Gravity by Jason Chin. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2014.

November

Bully by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.  A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2013.

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Clarion, 2014.

December

The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert. Beach Lane Books, 2014.

Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales. Photographs by Tim O’Meara. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2014.

January

Blizzard by John Rocco.  Disney / Hyperion, 2014.

The Incredible Life of Balto by Meghan McCarthy.  Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

February

Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Illustrated by Susy Pilgrim Waters. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2013.

Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya. Illustrated by Susan Guevara. Putnam, 2014.

March

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Candlewick Press, 2014.

What Forest Knows by George Ella Lyon. Illustrated by August Hall. A Richard Jackson Book / Atheneum, 2014.

April

Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas! by Philippe Coudray.  Toon Books/Candlewick Press, 2013.

Meow Ruff: A Story in Concrete Poetry by Joyce Sidman. Illustrated by Michelle Berg. Houghton MIfflin, 2006

May

Me … Jane by Patrick McDonnell.  Little, Brown, 2011.

Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola Davies. Illustrated by Emily Sutton.  U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2014.

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Summer

Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park. Illustrated by Matt Phelan. Clarion, 2013.

My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood by Tameka Fryer Brown.  Illustrated by Shane W. Evans. Viking, 2013.

Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table by Jacqueline Briggs Martin.  Illustrated by Eric-Shabazz Larkin.  With an afterword by Will Allen.  Readers to Eaters, 2013.

Secrets of the Garden:  Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld.  Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont.  Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

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Icon for the Intermediate (Grades 3-5) readersIntermediate (Grades 3-5)[top]

2015-2016

PDF version of ROW 2015-2016 Intermediate (3-5) list

September

El Deafo by Cece Bell. Amulet, 2014.

Lend a Hand: Poems about Giving by John Frank. Illustrated by London Ladd. Lee & Low, 2014.

October

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh. Abrams, 2014

The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis. Scholastic Press, 2014.

November

Arcady’s Goal by Eugene Yelchin. Henry Holt, 2014.

Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth. Scholastic Press, 2014.

December

What the Moon Said by Gayle Rosengren. Penguin Group, 2014.

The Great American Dust Bowl by Don Brown. Houghton Mifflin, 2013.

January

Lulu and the Cat in the Bag by Hilary McKay. Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont. U.S. edition: Albert Whitman, 2013.

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy. Delacorte, 2014.

February

Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Little, Brown, 2013.

March

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by K. G. Campbell. Candlewick Press, 2013.

Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War I’s Bravest Dog by Ann Bausum. National Geographic, 2014.

April

African Acrostics: A Word in Edgeways by Avis Harley. Photographs by Deborah Noyes. Candlewick Press, 2009.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. Random House, 2013.

May

Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate. Candlewick Press, 2013.

Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, Inc., 2014.

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Summer

The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic by Uma Krishnaswami. Illustrated by Abigail Halpin. Atheneum, 2013.

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens. Knopf, 2011.

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

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Books for Middle School AgeMiddle School [top]

2015-2016

PDF version of ROW 2015-2016 Middle School list

September

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

October

The Swallow: A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter. Tundra Books, 2014.

The Screaming Staircase. (Lockwood & Co.: Book One) by Jonathan Stroud. Disney / Hyperion, 2013.

November

Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet by Andrea Cheng. Lee & Low, 2013.

The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2013.

 December

The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, Inc., 2014.

January

Patient Zero: Solving the Mysteries of Deadly Epidemics by Marilee Peters. Annick Press, 2014.

Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone. Candlewick Press, 2013.

February

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky. Disney Hyperion, 2014.

March

The Scavengers by Michael Perry. HarperCollins, 2014.

April

If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, 2013.

May

The Bird King: An Artist’s Notebook by Shaun Tan. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Inc., 2013.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Nancy Paulsen Books / Penguin, 2014.

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 Summer

Mira in the Present Tense by Sita Brahmachari. U.S. edition: Albert Whitman, 2013.

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

Houdini: The Handcuff King by Jason Lutes. Illustrated by Nick Bertozzi. Hyperion, 2007.

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High School[top]

2015-2016

PDF version of ROW 2015-2016 High School list

September

The Milk of Birds by Sylvia Whitman. Atheneum, 2013.

October

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon. Henry Holt, 2014.

November

Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci. Roaring Brook Press, 2014.

December

House of Purple Cedar by Tim Tingle. Cinco Puntos Press, 2014 (c2013).

January

Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids by Deborah Ellis. Foreword by Loriene Roy. Groundwood / House of Anansi Press, 2013.

February

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin. Roaring Brook Press, 2014.

Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang.  First Second, 2014.

March

Falling into Place by Amy Zhang. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2014.

April

Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

May

The Story of Owen by E.K. Johnston. Carolrhoda Lab, 2014.

Vango: Between Earth and Sky by Timothée de Fombelle. Translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2014.

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Summer

Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2014.

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith. Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Silhouette of a Sparrow by Mary Beth Griffin. Milkweed Editions, 2012.

Vanishing Point. (Tune: Book 1) by Derek Kirk Kim. First Second, 2012.

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