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2016-2017 Books

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PDF versions for ROW age-level group book lists available below soon.
Links to TeachingBooks.net resources at the end of each age-level group coming soon.


Books for Babies, Toddlers and PreschoolersBabies, Toddlers and Preschoolers[top]

PDF version of ROW 2016-2017 Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers list

Across the Year:

For each month, the committee has selected one or more poems from these collections that tie in thematically to the books chosen. Poem titles and page numbers or book section are cited below.

Lullaby & Kisses Sweet: Poems to Love with Your Baby by Lee Bennett Hopkins. Illustrated by Alyssa Nassner. Abrams, 2015

Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection by Charlotte Zolotow. Illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke. Introduction by Crescent Dragonwagon. Jabberwocky / Sourcebooks, 2015

September: 

Ragweed’s Farm Dog Handbook by Anne Vittur Kennedy.   Candlewick Press, 2015

The Babies and Doggies Book by John Schindel and Molly Woodward. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015

Why Do I Sing?  Animal Songs of the Pacific Northwest by Jennifer Blomgren. Illustrated by Andrea Gabriel. Little Bigfoot / Sasquatch Books, 2015

Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection: “A Dog”, page 28

October:

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Knopf, 2015

Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor. Illustrated by Jean Jullien. Candlewick Press, 2015

Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection: page 32

Lullaby and Kisses Sweet: Food section

November:

Alphabet School by Stephen T. Johnson. A Paula Wiseman Book / Simon & Schuster, 2015

I Don’t Like Snakes by Nicola Davies. Illustrated by Luciano Lozano. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2015

Moving Blocks by Yusuke Yonezu. U.S. edition: Minedition, 2015

Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection by Charlotte Zolotow: page 30

December:

Happy in Our Skin by Fran Manushkin. Illustrated by Lauren Tobia. Candlewick Press, 2015

Waiting by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2015

Global Babies: Bedtimes by Maya Ajmera. A Global Fund for Children Book. Charlesbridge, 2015

Lullaby and Kisses Sweet: Bedtime section

January:

Big and Small (Odd One Out) by Guido van Genechten. Translated from the Dutch. U.S. edition: Clavis, 2013

One Word from Sophia by Jim Averbeck. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015

Vincent Paints His House by Tedd Arnold. Holiday House, 2015

Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection:  page 22

Lullaby and Kisses Sweet: Play section

February:

Maya’s Blanket / La Manta de Maya by Monica Brown. Illustrated by David Diaz. Children’s Book Press

/ Lee & Low, 2015

Squirrel Round and Round: A Bilingual Book of Seasons by Belle Yang. Candlewick Press, 2015

Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection: page 20

Lullaby and Sweet Kisses: Firsts section

March:

Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina. Illustrated by Angela Dominguez. Candlewick Press, 2015

One Family by George Shannon. Illustrated by Blanca Gómez. Frances Foster Books / Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015

The New Small Person by Lauren Child. Candlewick Press, 2015

Lullaby and Kisses Sweet: Family section

April:

Whose Tools? By Toni Buzzeo. Illustrated by Jim Datz. Abrams Appleseed,2015

Bulldozer’s Big Day by Candace Fleming. Illustrated by Eric Rohmann. Atheneum, 2015

Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection:  page 15

May:

Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul. Illustrated by Jason Chin. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2015

Hurry Home, Hedgehog! A Bilingual Book of Sounds by Belle Yang. Candlewick Press, 2015

Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection:  page 14 and page 24

Icon to identify Summer Reading Books

Summer 2017

Cradle Me by Debby Slier. Star Bright Books, 2012

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

Job Site by Nathan Clement. Boys Mills Press, 2011

Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham. Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2012

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

PDF version of ROW 2016-2017 Primary (K-2) list

September:

Drum Dream Girl:  How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle. Illustrated by Rafael López.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015

Emmanuel’s Dream:  The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson. Illustrated by Sean Qualls. Schwartz & Wade, 2015

October: 

Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2013

A Poem in Your Pocket by Margaret McNamara. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Schwartz & Wade, 2015

November: 

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña. Illustrated by Christian Robinson. Putnam, 2015

Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews and Bill Taylor. Illustrated by Bryan Collier.  Abrams, 2015

December: 

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki. Illustrated by Qin Leng. Kids Can Press, 2014

The Song within My Heart by David Bouchard. Illustrated by Allen Sapp.  Red Deer Press, 2015

January: 

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick.  Illustrated by Sophie Blackall.  Little, Brown, 2015

The First Case by Ulf Nilsson. Illustrated by Gitte Spee.  Translated from the Swedish by Julia Marshall. (Detective Gordon) U.S. edition: Gecko Press, 2015

February: 

New Shoes by Susan Lynn Meyer. Illustrated by Eric Velasquez. Holiday House, 2015

Trapped! A Whale’s Rescue by Robert Burleigh. Illustrated by Wendell Minor. Charlesbridge, 2015

March: 

Grandma in Blue with Red Hat by Scott Menchin. Illustrated by Harry Bliss. Abrams, 2015

I, Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are by Bridget Heos. Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas.

Henry Holt, 2015

April:  

Finding the Music = En pos de la música by Jennifer Torres. Illustrated by Renato Alarcão. Spanish translation by Alexis Romay. Children’s Book Press / Lee & Low, 2015

Poems in the Attic by Nikki Grimes. Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. Lee & Low, 2015

May:

It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee. Dial, 2015

 When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt. Illustrated by Jill McElmurry.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015

Icon to identify Summer Reading Books

Summer 2017

These Hands by Margaret H. Mason. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Houghton Mifflin, 2011

Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by John Katz. Henry Holt, 2011

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

Quinito’s Neighborhood = El Vecindario de Quinito by Ina Cumpiaño. Illustrated by José Ramírez. Children’s Book Press, 2005

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

PDF version of ROW 2016-2017 Intermediate (3-5) list

September:

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul. Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. Millbrook Press, 2015

Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins. Illustrated by Jamie Hogan. Charlesbridge, 2015

October:

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson. Illustrated by David Shannon. Abrams, 2015

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh. Abrams, 2015

November:

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Dial, 2015

Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter. Illustrated by Shane W. Evans. Schwartz & Wade, 2015

December:

Dragons Beware! by Jorge Aguirre. Illustrated by Rafael Rosado. First Second, 2015

Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman. Illustrated by Rick Allen. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

January:

The Marvels by Brian Selznick. Scholastic Press, 2015

Ira’s Shakespeare Dream by Glenda Armand. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Lee & Low, 2015

February:

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper. Atheneum, 2015

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Carolrhoda, 2015

March:

Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game by John Coy. Illustrated by Randy DuBurke. Carolrhoda, 2015

The Way Home Looks Now by Wendy Wan-Long Shang. Scholastic Press, 2015

April:

Two White Rabbits by Jairo Buitrago. Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng. Translated from the Spanish by Elisa Amado. Groundwood Books / House  of Anansi Press, 2015

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord. Scholastic Press, 2015

May:

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones. Illustrated by Katie Kath. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015

Finders Keepers by Shelly Tougas. Roaring Brook Press, 2015

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Summer 2017

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

Tua and the Elephant by R.P. Harris. Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo. Chronicle Books, 2012

Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre. Illustrated by Rafael Rosado. First Second, 2012

Buffalo Bird Girl:  A Hidatsa Story by S.D. Nelson. Abrams, 2012

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Books for Middle School AgeMiddle School [top]

PDF version of ROW 2016-2017 Middle School list

September:

March: Book Two by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Illustrated by Nate Powell. Top Shelf, 2015

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson. Dial, 2015

October:

Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith. Clarion, 2015

November:

Better Nate Than Ever! by Tim Federle. Simon & Schuster, 2013

Rhythm Ride: A Trip Through the Motown Sound by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Roaring Brook Press,2015

December:

Friends for Life by Andrew Norris. David Fickling Books/Scholastic Inc., 2015

January:

Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary by Gail Jarrow. Calkins Creek/Highlights, 2015

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt. Clarion, 2015

February:

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead. Wendy Lamb Books/Random House, 2015

March:

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip M. Hoose. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015

A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielson. Scholastic, 2015

April:

Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lai. Harper/HarperCollins, 2015

 Caminar by Skila Brown. Candlewick Press, 2014

May:

Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Feiwel & Friends, 2012

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 Summer 2017

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano. Scholastic, 2012

Fire in the Streets by Kekla Magoon. Aladdin / Simon & Schuster, 2012

The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity by Elizabeth Rusch. Houghton Mifflin, 2012

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. Viking, 2011

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High School[top]

PDF version of ROW 2016-2017 High School list

September:

The Boys in the Boat:  The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown. Adapted for young readers by Gregory Mone. Viking, 2015

October:

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins, 2015

November:

Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez. Carolrhoda Lab, 2015

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015

December:

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles. Candlewick, 2014

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki. Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki. First Second, 2014

January:

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book / Atheneum, 2015

February:

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins, 2015

March:

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steven Sheinkin. Roaring Brook Press, 2015

April:

Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle. Atheneum, 2015

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed. Nancy Paulsen Books / Penguin, 2015

May:

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. Harper Teen / HarperCollins, 2015

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Summer 2017

Candor by Pam Bachorz. Egmont, 2009

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Scholastic Press, 2012

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamine Alire Sáenz. Simon & Schuster, 2012

Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices edited by Mitali Perkins. Candlewick Press, 2013

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