Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Librarians' Choices 2003

Texas Woman's University
School of Library and Information Studies
Master List, Librarians' Choices 2003

Appelt, Kathi. 2003. BUBBA AND BEAU GO NIGHT-NIGHT. Ill. by Arthur Howard. San Diego: Harcourt. ISBN 0152045937 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-2]

Bailey, Mary Bryant. 2003. JEOFFRY’S HALLOWEEN. Ill. by Elizabeth Sayles. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374336776 [SUGGESTED Grade Levels K-3]

Barrett, Tracy. 2003. COLD IN SUMMER. New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 0805070524 [Suggested Grade Level 4 through 8]

Bank, Kate. 2003. WALK SOFTLY, RACHEL. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374382301 [Suggested Grade Levels 7-10]

Blackwood, Gary. 2003. SHAKESPEARE’S SPY. New York: Dutton’s Children’s Books. ISBN 0525471456 [Suggested Grade Levels 6-8]

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. 2003. FAVORITE THINGS. Ill. by Laura Huliska-Beith. New York: Penguin Putnam. ISBN 0803725973 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-3]

Browne, Anthony. 2003. THE SHAPE GAME. New York: Farrar, Strauss Giroux. ISBN 0374367647 [Suggested Grade Levels: 2-4]

Bruchac, Joseph and James Bruchac. 2003. TURTLE’S RACE WITH BEAVER. Ill. by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey. New York: Penguin Putnam. ISBN 0803728522 [Suggested Ages 4-8]

Bynum, Janie. 2003. PIG ENOUGH. New York: Harcourt. ISBN 0152165827 [Suggested Grade Level PreK-2]

Byrd, Robert. 2003. LEONARDO: BEAUTIFUL DREAMER. New York: Dutton Children’s Books. ISBN 0525470336 [Suggested Grade Levels 3 through 8]

Calhoun, Dia. 2003. WHITE MIDNIGHT. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374383898 [Suggested Grade Levels 9-12]

Cameron, Ann. 2003. COLIBRI. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374315191 [Suggested Grade Levels 7-10]

Cart, Michael. 2003. NECESSARY NOISE. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0060275006 [Suggested Grade Levels 5-12]

Cave, Kathryn. 2003. ONE CHILD, ONE SEED. Ill. by Gisele Wulfsohn. New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 0805072047 [Suggested Grade Levels K-2]

Chandra, Deborah and Madeleine Comora. 2003. GEORGE WASHINGTON’S TEETH. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374325340 [Suggested Grade Levels 1-3]

Cheng, Andrea. 2003. THE KEY COLLECTION. Ill. by Yangsook Choi. New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 0805071539 [Suggested Grade Levels 2-6]

Crew, Gary. 2003. TROY THOMPSON’S EXCELLENT PEOTRY [sic] BOOK. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller. ISBN 1929132522 [Suggested Grade Levels 5-8]

Crowe, Chris. 2003. GETTING A WAY WITH MURDER: THE TRUE STYORY OF THE EMMETT TILL CASE. New York: Dial Books. ISBN 0803728042 [Suggested Grade Levels 7 and up]

Crutcher, Chris. 2003. KING OF THE MILD FRONTIER: AN ILL-ADVISED AUTOBIOGRAPHY. New York: Dreenwillow Books. ISBN 0060502509 [Suggested Grade Levels 8-12]

Cushman, Karen. 2003. RODZINA. New York: Clarion Books. ISBN 0618133518 [Suggested Grade Levels 5-8]

Dale, Penny. 2003. PRINCESS, PRINCESS. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press. ISBN 0763622125 [Suggested Grade Levels K-2]

Davies, Nicola. 2003. SURPRISING SHARKS. Ill. by James Croft. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press. ISBN 0763621854 [Suggested Grade Levels 1-3]

DePrau, Jeanne. 2003. THE CITY OF EMBER. New York: Random House. ISBN 0375822739 [Suggested Grade Levels 6 and up]

DiCamillo, Kate. 2003. THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX. Ill. by Timothy Ering. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press. ISBN 0763617229 [Suggested Grade Levels 3-5]

Dodd, Emma. 2003. DOG’S NOISY DAY: A STORY TO READ ALOUD. New York: Dutton Children’s Books. ISBN 0525470158 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-1]

Donnell, Jennifer. 2003. A NORTHERN LIGHT. San Diego: Harcourt. ISBN 0803727356 [Suggested Grade Levels 7 and up]

Downing, Julie. 2003. WHERE IS MY MOMMY? New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0688178243 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-2]

Dunkle, Clare B. 2003. THE HOLLOW KINGDOM. New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 0805073906 [Suggested Grade Levels 7 and up]

Fleming, Denise. 2003. BUSTER. New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 0805062793 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-2]

Florian, Douglas. 2003. AUTUMNBLINGS. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0060092793 [Suggested Grade Levels 1-5]

France, Anthony. 2003. FROM ME TO YOU. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press. ISBN 0763622559 [Suggested Grade Levels K-3]

Franklin, Kristin L. 2003. GRAPE THIEF. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press. ISBN 0763613258 [Suggested Grade Levels 5-8]

Fredericks, Mariah. 2003. THE TRUE MEANING OF CLEAVAGE. New York: Atheneum Books. ISBN 0689850921 [Suggested Grade Levels 7 and up]

Freedman, Russell. 2003. IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY: THE STORY OF AMERICA’S BILL OF RIGHT. New York: Holiday House. ISBN 0823415856 [Suggested Grade Levels 5 and up]

Gaiman, Neil. 2003. THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS. Ill. by Dave McKean. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0060530871 [Suggested Grade Levels 2-5]

Going, K.L. 2003. FAT KID RULES THE WORLD. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons. ISBN 0399239901 [Suggested Grade Levels 8 and up]

Griffin, Adele. 2003. OVERNIGHT. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons. ISBN 0399237828 [Suggested Grade Levels 5-8]

Haan, Amanda. 2003. I CALL MY HAND GENTLE. Illustrated by Marina Sagona. New York: Viking. ISBN 0670036218 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-K]

Henkes, Kevin. 2003. OLIVE’S OCEAN. New York: HarperCollins. ISBE 0060535431 [Suggested Grade Levels 4-7]

Herman, John. 2003. ONE WINTER’S NIGHT. Ill. by Leo and Diane Dillon. New York: Penguin Putnam. ISBN 0399234187 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-2]

Hoffman, Nina Kiriki. 2003. A STIR OF BONES. New York: Viking. ISBN 0670035513 [Suggested Grade Levels 7 and up]

Holm, Jennifer L. 2003. THE CREEK. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0060001348 [Suggested Grade Levels 8 and up]

Holt, Kimberly Willis. 2003. KEEPER OF THE NIGHT. New York. Henry Holt. ISBN 0805063617 [Suggested Grade Levels 5-8]

Horvath, Polly. 2003. THE CANNING SEASON. New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374399565 [Suggested Grade Levels 6-9]

Hudson, Cheryl Willis. 2003. HANDS CAN. Photographs by John-Francis Bourke. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press. ISBN 0763616672 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-K]

Jay, Alison. 2003. ABC: A CHILD’S FIRST ALPHABET BOOK. New York: Dutton Children’s Books. ISBN 0525469516 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-2]

Johnson, Angela. 2003. I DREAM OF TRAINS. Ill. by Loren Long. New York: Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0374309477 [Suggested Grade Levels K-3]

Jones, Melanie Davis. 2003. PIGS ROCK! Ill. By Bob Staake. New York: Viking. ISBN 0670035815 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-2]

Jung, Reinhardt. DREAMING IN BLACK AND WHITE. Translated by Anthea Bell. New York: Fogelman. ISBN 0803728115 [Suggested Grade Levels 5-8]

Kay, Verla. 2003. ORPHAN TRAIN. Ill. by Ken Stark. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons. ISBN 0399236139 [Suggested Grade Levels 2-5]

Keller, Laurie. 2003. ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT. New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 0805062831 [Suggested Grade Levels 2-5]

Koertge, Ron. 2003. SHAKESPEARE BATS CLEANUP. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press. ISBN 0763621161 [Suggested Grade Levels 6 and up]

Koja, Kathe. 2003. BUDDHA BOY. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374309981 [Suggested Grade Levels 7-10]

Levitin, Sonia. 2003. ROOM IN THE HEART. New York: Dutton Children’s Book. ISBN 0525468714 [Suggested Grade Levels 7-10]

London, Jonathan. 2003. WHEN THE FIREFLIES COME. Illustrated by Terry Widener. New York: Dutton Children’s Books. ISBN 0525454047 [Suggested Grade Levels K-4]

Long, Melinda. 2003. HOW I BECAME A PIRATE. Ill. by David Shannon. San Diego: Harcourt. ISBN 0152018484 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-2]

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. 2003. PAUL REVERE’S RIDE: THE LANDLORD’S TALE. Ill. by Charles Santore. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0066237475 [Suggested Grade Levels 2-8]

Martin, Bill Jr. 2003. PANDA BEAR, PANDA BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE? Ill. by Eric Carle. New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 0805017585 [Suggested Grade Levels K-3]

Matas, Carol. 2003. ROSIE IN NEW YORK CITY: GOTCHA! New York: Aladdin Paperbacks. ISBN 0689857144 [Suggested Grade Levels 3-6]

Maurer, Richard. 2003. THE WRIGHT SISTER: KATHARINE WRIGHT AND HER FAMOUS BROTHERS. Brookfield, CT. Roaring Brook Press. ISBN 0761325646 [Suggested Grade Levels 6 and up]

McDonald, Janet. 2003. TWIST AND TURNS. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374399557 [Suggested Grade Levels 7 and up]

Mead, Alice. 2003. YEAR OF NO RAIN. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374372888 [Suggested Grade Levels 3-6]

Mills, Claudia. 2003. GUS AND GRANDPA GO FISHING. Ill. by Catherine Stock. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0370328153 [Suggested Grade Levels K-3]

Morrow, Trar Jaye. 2003. MOMMY LOVES HER BABY, DADDY LOVES HIS BABY. Ill by Tiphanie Beeke. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0060290781 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-1]

Murphy, Jim. 2003. AN AMERICAN PLAGUE: THE TRUE AND TERRIFYING STORY OF THE YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC OF 1793. New York: Clarion Books. ISBN 0395776082 [Suggested Grade Levels 6 and up]

Murphy, Jim. 2003. INSIDE THE ALAMO. New York: Delacorte Press. ISBN 0385325746 [Suggested Grade Levels 5 and up]

Myers, Walter Dean. 2003. THE DREAM BEARER. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0060295228 [Suggested Grade Levels 6-9]

Nye, Naomi Shihab. 2003. BABY RADAR. Ill. by Nancy Carpenter. New York: Greenwillow Books. ISBN 0688159486 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-2]

O’Neill, Mary. 2003. THE SOUND OF DAY, THE SOUND OF NIGHT. Ill. by Cynthia Jabar. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374371350 [Suggested Grade Levels 0-1]

Orenstein, Denise Gosliner. 2003. UNSEEN COMPANION. New York: HarperTempest. ISBN 0060520566 [Suggested Grade Levels 9-12]

Paolini, Christopher. 2003. ERAGON. New York: Knopf. ISBN 0375826688 [Suggested Grade Levels 5-9]

Patz. Nancy. 2003. WHO WAS THE WOMAN WHO WORE THE HAT?. New York: Penguin Putnam. ISBN 0525463330 [Suggested Grade Levels 3-6]

Peck, Richard. 2003. THE RIVER BETWEEN US. New York: Dial Books. ISBN 0803727356 [Suggested Grade Levels 6 and up]

Peters, Lisa Westberg. 2003. EARTHSHAKE: POEMS FROM THE GROUND UP. Ill. by Cathie Felstead. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0060292660 [Suggested Grade Levels 3-6]

Plum-Ucci, Carol. 2003. THE SHE. New York: Harcourt. ISBN 0152168192 [Suggested Grade Levels 8 and up]

Pressler, Mirjam. 2003. MALKA. New York: Philomel Books. ISBN 0399239847 [Suggested Grade Levels 7-10]

Prose, Francine. 2003. AFTER. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0060080825 [Suggested Grade Levels 8-12]

Recorvits, Helen. 2003. MY NAME IS YOON. Ill. by Gabi Swiatkowska. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374351447 [Suggested Grade Levels K-2]

Reynolds, Peter. 2003. THE DOT. Massachusetts: Candlewick Press. ISIBN 0763619612 [Suggested Grade Levels K-5]

Rockwood, Joyce. 2003. TO SPOIL THE SUN. New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 0805073728 [Suggested Grade Levels 9 and up]

Root, Phyllis. 2003 BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD. Ill. by Helen Oxenbury. Cambridge. MA: Candlewick Press. ISBN 0763611328 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-2]

Rowling, J.K. 2003. HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX. New York: Scholastic Press. ISBN 043935806X [Suggested Grade Levels 4-8]

Schwartz, David M. 2003. MILLIONS TO MEASURE. Ill. by Steven Kellogg. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 006623784X [Suggested Grade Levels 1-4]

Shields, Carol Diggory. 2003. ALMOST LATE TO SCHOOL: AND MORE SCHOOL POEMS. Ill. by Paul Meisel. New York: Dutton Children’s Books. ISBN 052547437 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-5]

Simon, Seymour. 2003. HURRICANES. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0688162924 [Suggested Grade Levels 3 and up]

Simon, Seymour. 2003. SPIDERS. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0060283912 [Suggested Grade Levels 3 and up]

Sis, Peter. 2003. THE TREE OF LIFE: A BOOK DEPICTING THE LIFE OF CHARLES DARWIN, NATURALIST, GEOLOGIST & THINKER. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374456283 [Suggested Grade Levels 4 and up]

Smith, Greg Leitich. 2003. NINJAS, PIRANHAS, AND GALILEO. New York: Little, Brown. ISBN 0316778540 [Suggested Grade Levels 5-8]

Smith, Hope Anita. 2003. THE WAY A DOOR CLOSES. Ill. by Shane Evans. New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 080506477X [Suggested Grade Levels 5-8]

Smith, Lane. 2003. THE HAPPY HOCKY FAMILY MOVES TO THE COUNTRY. New York: Penguin. ISBN 0670035947 [Suggested Grade Levels 1-5]

Smith-King, Dick. 2003. CLEVER LOLLIPOP. Ill. by Jill Barton. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press. ISBN 0763621749 [Suggested Grade Levels 3-5]

Smothers, Ethel Footman. 2003. THE HARD-TIMES JAR. Ill. by John Holyfield. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374328528 [Suggested Grade Levels 1-3]

Sneed, Brad. 2003. AESOP’S FABLES. New York: Dial Books. ISBN 0802727518 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-2]

Spinelli, Eileen. 2003. THREE PEBBLES AND A SONG. Ill. by S.D. Schindler. New York: Dial Books. ISBN 0803725280 [Suggested Grade Levels K-2]

Staples, Suzanne Fisher. 2003. THE GREEN DOG. A MOSTLY TRUE STORY. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374327793 [Suggested Grade Levels 2-4]

Steig, William. 2003. WHEN EVERYBODY WORE A HAT. New York: Joanna Cotler Books. ISBN 0060097000 [Suggested Grade Levels 1 and Up]

Trueman, Terry. 2003. INSIDE OUT. New York: HarperTempest. ISBN 006623962 [Suggested Grade Levels 7-10]

Turner, Sandy. 2003. GROW UP. New York: Joanna Cotler Books. ISBN 0060009543 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-2]

Wheeler, Lisa. 2003. AVALANCHE ANNIE: A NOT-SO TALL TALE. Ill. by Kurt Cryus. New York: Harcourt. ISBN 0152167358 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-2]

Wolf, Allan. 2003. THE BLOOD-HUNGRY SPLEEN AND OTHER POEMS ABOUT OUR PARTS. Ill. by Greg Clark. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press. ISBN 076361565X [Suggested Grade Levels 1-5]

Woodson, Jacqueline. 2003. LOCOMOTION. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons. ISBN 0399231153 [Suggested Grade Levels 4-7]

Note: The Librarians' Choices project started as a class at TWU in 2003. I was not a part of that class. (I have been a part of the subsequent Librarians' Choices projects, however.) This is the first I've seen of the list. I did not type this list. I've corrected the mistakes I've found, but there may be a few I've missed. If you see any spelling mistakes with author's names especially, you may leave a comment and I'll try to go back and correct it. For me it was easier to spot mistakes in titles than authors because of the whole last name, first name thing.


wonderlandchick 9:45 AM  

Oooh, I love Desperaux and Wolves in the Walls.
Thanks for posting the list :)

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