These are a few of my favorite 'first' lines read in June of 2009
June's Top Five:
Number of Picture Books: 18
Tonka Phonics Reading Program (12 Mini-Books, Flashcards) 2007. Scholastic
When I Grow Up. Leonid Gore. 2009. Scholastic.
My Dad and Me by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. 2009. Simon & Schuster.
When Papa Comes Home Tonight. 2009. Simon & Schuster
Dogs on the Bed by Elizabeth Bluemle. Candlewick. 2008.
Dog Day by Sarah Hayes. 2008. FSG.
Critter Sitter by Chuck Richards. 2008. Walker (Bloomsbury)
Bad Dog, Marley by John Grogan. 2007. HarperCollins
Really Truly Bingo by Laura McGee Kvasnosky. Candlewick Press. 2008.
Finding Susie by Sandra Day O'Connor. 2009. Random House.
Natalie & Naughtily by Vincent X. Kirsch. 2008. Bloomsbury.
Peanut by David Lucas. 2008. Candlewick.
Crazy Hair by Neil Gaiman. 2009. HarperCollins.
Number of Board Books:
Number of Children's Books: 1
The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman. 2009. Candlewick.
Number of YA Books: 16
The Dragon of Trelian. Michelle Knudsen. 2009. Candlewick Press. 407 pages.
The Summoning. Kelley Armstrong. 2008. HarperCollins. 390 pages.
When the Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon Slayton. 2009. Penguin. 162 pages.
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. 1986. 329 pages.
Darkwood by M.E. Breen. 2009. Bloomsbury. 273 pages.
Skellig by David Almond. 1998. Thorndike Press (Large Print Copy) 204 pages.
Bound by Donna Jo Napoli. 2004. 186 pages.
Two Parties, One Tux, And A Very Short Film About the Grapes of Wrath. Steven Goldman. 2008. Bloomsbury. 307 pages.
Liar by Justine Labaralestier. 2009. Bloomsbury. 388 pages. Bloomsbury.
Body of Christopher Creed. Carol Plum-Ucci. 2000. Hyperion. 331 pages.
Alcatraz Versus The Scrivener's Bones by Brandon Sanderson. 2008. 322 pages. Scholastic.
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. 2009. Viking (Penguin) 400 pages.
The City In the Lake. Rachel Neumeier. 2008. Knopf (Random House) 294 pages.
Number of Christian Books: 6
The House in Grosvenor Square by Linore Rose Burkard. 2009. Harvest House. 338 pages.
Tyndale's New Testament. 1534. Translated by William Tyndale.
A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist. 2009. Bethany House. 365 pages.
Love's Pursuit by Siri Mitchell. Bethany House. 2009. 329 pages.
Number of Adult Books: 7
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein. 1966. 382 pages.
Emily Climbs by L.M. Montgomery. 1925. 325 pages.
The Painter From Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein. 2008. 416 pages.
Emily's Quest by L.M. Montgomery. 1927. 228 pages.
A Tangled Web by L.M. Montgomery. 1931. 257 pages.
Middlemarch by George Eliot. 1871/1872. 795 pages.
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope. 1857. 525 pages.
Number of Verse Novels:
Number of Graphic Novels:
Number of Nonfiction: 3
Number of Short Story Collections, Anthologies, Poetry Books: 4