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

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Across the Year: Here’s a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry edited by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters. Illustrated by Polly Dunbar. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2007.

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

September:
Dog in Boots by Greg Gormley. Illustrated by Roberta Angaramo. Holiday House, 2011

I’m the Best by Lucy Cousins. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2010

Poems:
“Dressing Too Quickly” by Jill Townsend, p. 14
“My Puppy” by Aileen Fisher, p. 36

October:
Spike, the Mixed-Up Monster by Susan Hood. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. A Paula Wiseman Book / Simon & Schuster, 2012

Oh, No! by Candace Fleming. Illustrated by Eric Rohmann. Schwartz & Wade, 2012

Alfie Is Not Afraid by Patricia Carlin. Disney / Hyperion, 2012

Poems:
“My Sister” by Margaret Mahy, p. 40
“In Bed with Cuddly Creatures” by Wes Magee, p. 89
“No Need to Light a Night-Light” by Anonymous, p. 100

November:
I Love Saturdays y domingos by Alma Flor Ada. Illustrated by Elivia Salvadier. Atheneum, 2002

Baby’s Day by Michael Blake. Candlewick Press, 2007

Poems:
“Your Birthday Cake” by Rosemary Wells, p. 22;
“Baby Fingers” by Nikki Grimes, p. 20;
“Candles” by Wendy Cope, p. 26

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

Animal 1 2 3 by Britta Teckentrup. Handprint Books, 2012

Poem:
“The NO-NO Bird” by Andrew Fusek Peters, p. 28

January:
I’ll Save You, Bobo! by Eileen Rosenthal. Illustrated by Marc Rosenthal. Atheneum, 2012

Baby, Where Are You? by Mack. U.S. edition: Clavis, 2012

Poem:
“Tide and Seek” by Andrew Fusek Peters, p. 80

February:
Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff. Beach Lane / Simon & Schuster, 2012

Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket by Tayana Feeney. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012

Poems:
“Sleepy Song” by Clare Bevan, p. 92
“Silverly” by Dennis Lee, pp. 94-95

March:
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2012

Animal Spots and Stripes by Britta Teckentrup. Handprint Books, 2012

Poems:
“Soggy Greens” by John Cunliffe, p. 19
“Recipe for Green” by Jane Yolen, pp. 54-55

April:
Who Likes Rain? By Wong Herbert Yee. Henry Holt, 2007

underGROUND by Denise Fleming. Beach Lane Books / Simon & Schuster, 2012

Poems:
“Rain” by Spike Milligan, pp. 72-3
“April Rain Song” by Langston Hughes, pp. 74-75
“Mud” by Flanders and Swann, pp. 76-77

May:
Mommy, Where Are You? by Mack. U.S. edition: Clavis, 2012

What’s Special about Me, Mama? by Kristina Evans. Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe. Jump at the Sun Books / Disney, 2011

Poem:
“Something about Me” by Anonymous, p. 10

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Summer:
Baby Goes Beep by Rebecca O’Connell. Illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max. Deborah Brodie Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2003

Poem:
“Baby in a High Chair” by Jack Prelutsky, p. 23

Con mi hermano / With My Brother by Eileen Rowe. Illustrated by Robert Casilla. Bradbury, 1991

Poem:
“Brother” by Mary Ann Hoberman, pp. 44-45

Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989

Poem:
“Berries” by Lilian Moore, pp. 56-57

First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2007

Poem:
“Chicks” by Eric Finney, p. 35

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September:

Rain School by James Rumford. Houghton Mifflin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010

Our Seasons by Ranida T. McKneally. Illustrated by Grace Lin. Charlesbridge, 2006

October:
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Nancy Paulsen Books / Penguin, 2012

November:
Me and Momma and Big John by Mara Rockliff. Illustrated by William Low. Candlewick Press, 2012

Castle: How It Works by David Macaulay, with Sheila Keenan. Square Fish / David Macaulay Studio / Macmillan, 2012

December:
Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart. Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum. Peachtree, 2009

January:
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Schwartz & Wade, 2012

February:
Once I Ate a Pie by Patricia Maclachlan and Emily Maclachlan. Illustrated by Katy Schneider. HarperCollins, 2006

Wolf Pie by Brenda Seabrooke. Illustrated by Liz Callen. Clarion, 2010

March:
Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2012

April:
Step Gently Out by Helen Frost. Photographs by Rick Lieder. Candlewick Press, 2012

Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems / jitomates risueños: y otros poemas de primvera by Francisco X. Alarcón. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. Children’s Book Press, 1997

May:
Happy Like Soccer by Maribeth Boelts. Illustrated by Lauren Castillo. Candlewick Press, 2012

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I Lost My Tooth in Africa by Penda Diakité. Illustrated by Baba Wagué Diakité. Scholastic Press, 2006

Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu. Morrow / HarperCollins, 2000

The Rumor by Anushka Ravishankar. Illustrated by Kanyika Kini. U.S. edition: Tundra Books, 2012

Discussion questions
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September:

Malcolm at Midnight by W. H. Beck. Illustrated by Brian Lies. Houghton Mifflin, 2012

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

The Scary Places Map Book: Seven Terrifying Tours by B. G. Hennessy. Illustrated by Erwin Madrid. Candlewick Press, 2012

November:
Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic by Ginnie Lo. Illustrated by Beth Lo. Lee & Low, 2012

Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers by Sarah Warren. Illustrated by Robert Casilla. Marshall Cavendish, 2012

December:
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Illustrated by Patricia Castelao. Harper / HarperCollins, 2012 (Check out the ROW Booktrailer!)

January:
The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng. Illustrated by Abigail Halpin. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012

February:
Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole. Scholastic Press, 2012

Chickadee by Louise Erdrich. Harper / HarperCollins, 2012

March:
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead. Wendy Lamb Books / Random House, 2012

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis. Wendy Lamb Books / Random House, 2012

April:
The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book of Found Poems by George Heard. Illustrated by Antoine Guilloppé. Roaring Brook Press, 2012

May:
The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin, 2012

Icon to identify Summer Reading BooksSummer:
Barnum’s Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World by Tracey Fern. Illustrated by Boris Kulikov. Margaret Ferguson Books / Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012

Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories about Growing Up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka. Viking, 2008

My Name Is María Isabel by Alma Flor Ada. Atheneum, 1993

Discussion questions
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Books for Middle School Age

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September:
Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012 (Check out the ROW Booktrailer!)

October:
Dark Lord: The Early Years by Jamie Thomson. Walker, 2012

Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks. First Second, 2012

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

Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012

December:
After Eli by Rebecca Rupp. Candlewick Press, 2012

January:
Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Hours by Ann Bausum. National Geographic, 2012

Fire in the Streets by Kekla Magoon. Aladdin / Simon & Schuster, 2012 (Check out the ROW Booktrailer!)

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

March:
Unwind by Neal Shusterman. Simon and Schuster, 2007 (Check out the ROW Booktrailer!)

April:
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town by Warren St. John. Delacorte Press, 2012 (Check out the ROW Booktrailer!)

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery. Houghton Mifflin, 2012

May:
See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles. Candlewick Press, 2012 (Check out the ROW Booktrailer!)

Icon to identify Summer Reading BooksSummer:
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012

Diamond Willow by Helen Frost. Frances Foster / Farrar Straus Giroux, 2008

Kimchi & Calamari by Rose Kent. HarperCollins, 2007

Discussion questions
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High School[top]

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September:
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. Amulet / Abrams, 2012

October:
The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez with Jenna Glatzer. Simon & Schuster, 2012

November:
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick. Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins, 2012

December:
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Scholastic Press, 2012

January:
No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Carolrhoda LAB, 2012

Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White by Lila Quintero Weaver. The University of Alabama Press, 2012

February:
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin. Flash Point / Roaring Brook Press, 2012

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Hyperion, 2012

March:
The Final Four by Paul Volponi. Viking, 2012

April:
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman. Candlewick Press, 2012

My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012

May:
Ask the Passengers by A. S. King. Little, Brown, 2012

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

Icon to identify Summer Reading BooksSummer:
The First Part Last by Angela Johnson. Simon & Schuster, 2003

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti. Simon & Schuster, 2008

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1). DAW, 2007

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White-tailed Deer = Primary (Grades K-2)
Muskie = Intermediate (Grades 3-5)
Maple leaf = Middle School
Badger paw print = High School

Icon to identify Summer Reading Books

Summer (revisiting books from prior years):