Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March Accomplishments

These are a few of my favorite 'first' lines read in March 2010.

I hadn't figured out a way to stop time, join the circus, or make myself invisible.

Once upon a time there was a city. In the city there was a square. In the square there was a house.

It was not Miss Penelope Lumley's first journey on a train, but it was the first one she had taken alone.

The story goes that even after the Return they tried to keep the roller coasters going.

On the morning this story begins, Isabelle Bean was convinced she was teetering on the edge of the universe.

Eleven-year-old Lovie Lane would never be certain what actually woke her the night she learned her life was to become a living hell.


March's Top Six:

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling. Maryrose Wood.
Wishing for Tomorrow: The Sequel to A Little Princess. By Hilary McKay.
Cosmic. Frank Cottrell Boyce.
After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick.
Perfect Chemistry. Simone Elkeles.
The Dead-Tossed Waves. Carrie Ryan.

Number of Board Books: 9

Curious George: Curious Baby Counting "by" H.A. Rey. 2009. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 12 pages.
Who Do You See? By Will Grace. 2009. Scholastic. 6 pages.
What Does Baby Say? A Lift the Flap Book by Karen Katz. 2004. Simon & Schuster. (Little Simon). 16 pages.
Bedtime Bunny. Sandra Magsamen. 2009. [January 2009] Little Brown. 20 pages.
Hop! Phyllis Root. Illustrated by Holly Meade. 2010. February 2010. Candlewick Press. 16 pages.
Quack! Phyllis Root. Illustrated by Holly Meade. 2010. February 2010. Candlewick Press. 16 pages.
Here Comes Easter. Caroline Jayne Church. 2010. February 2010. Scholastic. 14 pages.
Clifford's First Easter. Norman Bridwell. 2010. February 2010. Scholastic. 14 pages.
Ten Little Easter Eggs. By Lily Karr. 2009. February 2009. Scholastic. 8 pages.

Number of Picture Books: 11

I Don't Want A Cool Cat! By Emma Dodd. 2010. [August 2010] Little Brown Young Readers. 32 pages.
Whose Mouse Are You? By Robert Kraus. Illustrations by Jose Aruego. 1970. Simon & Schuster. 40 pages.
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. Mo Willems. 2007. Hyperion. 48 pages.
Scaredy Squirrel. Melanie Watt. 2008. Kids Can Press. 42 pages.
Scaredy Squirrel At The Beach. Melanie Watt. 2008. Kids Can Press. 32 pages.
Young Zeus By G. Brian Karas. 2010. February 2010. Scholastic. 48 pages.
I Love My Little Storybook. By Anita Jeram. 2010. February 2010. Candlewick Press. 32 pages.
Thirsty Thursday. by Phyllis Root. Illustrated by Helen Craig. 2009. August 2009. Candlewick Press. 24 pages.
Maggie's Monkeys. Linda Sanders-Wells. Illustrated by Abby Carter. 2009. April 2009. Candlewick Press. 32 pages.
Hot Rod Hamster. Cynthia Lord. Illustrated by Derek Anderson. 2010. February 2010. Scholastic. 40 pages.
Sugar Cookies: Sweet Little Lessons on Love. By Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrated by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer. 2009. October 2009. HarperCollins. 40 pages.

Number of Children's Books: 17

Today I Will Fly (An Elephant & Piggie Book). Mo Willems. 2007. Hyperion. 64 pages.
My Friend is Sad. (An Elephant & Piggie Book) Mo Willems. 2007. Hyperion. 64 pages.
I Am Invited To A Party. (An Elephant and Piggie Book). Mo Willems. 2007. Hyperion. 64 pages.
I Love My New Toy (An Elephant & Piggie Book) Mo Willems. 2008. Hyperion. 64 pages.
There Is A Bird On Your Head! (An Elephant & Piggie Book) By Mo Willems. 2007. Hyperion. 64 pages.
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Mo Willems. 2008. Hyperion. 64 pages.
Watch Me Throw the Ball. (An Elephant and Piggie Book). Mo Willems. 2009. Hyperion. 64 pages.
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! An Elephant & Piggie Book. Mo Willems. 2009. Hyperion. 64 pages.
The Dancing Pancake. Eileen Spinelli. Illlustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. 2010. [May 2010] Random House. 256 pages.
Emily's Fortune by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. 2010. [June 2010] Random House. 160 pages.
Clementine, Friend of the Week. Sara Pennypacker. Illustrations by Marla Frazee. 2010. July 2010. Hyperion. 176 pages.
Leprechaun in Late Winter. Mary Pope Osborne. 2010. Random House. 128 pages.
Mercy Watson to the Rescue. Kate DiCamillo. 2005. Candlewick Press. 80 pages.
Mercy Watson Goes For A Ride. Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. 2006. Candlewick Press. 80 pages.
Mercy Watson Fights Crime. Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. 2006. Candlewick. 80 pages.
Mercy Watson Princess in Disguise. Kate DiCamillo. 2007. Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. 73 pages.
Mercy Watson Something Wonky This Way Comes. Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. 2009. Candlewick Press. 96 pages.

Number of Middle Grade: 8

The Total Tragedy of A Girl Named Hamlet. Erin Dionne. 2010. [January 2010] Penguin. 304 pages.
Wishing for Tomorrow: The Sequel to A Little Princess. By Hilary McKay. 2010. Illustrations by Nick Maland. Simon & Schuster. 273 pages.
Cosmic. Frank Cottrell Boyce. 2010. [January 2010]. HarperCollins. 313 pages.
11 Birthdays. Wendy Mass. 2009. Scholastic. 272 pages. (Newly Available in Paperback).
Olive's Ocean. Kevin Henkes. 2003. HarperCollins. 224 pages.
After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick. 2010. February 2010. Scholastic. 272 pages.
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling. Maryrose Wood. 2010. February 2010. HarperCollins. 267 pages.
Falling In. Frances O'Roark Dowell. 2010. [March 2010] Simon & Schuster. 245 pages.

Number of YA: 11

Cracker! The Best Dog In Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata. 2007. Simon & Schuster. 320 pages.
Mare's War. Tanita S. Davis. 2009. Random House. 352 pages.
Tangled. Carolyn Mackler. 2009. [December 2009]. 308 pages.
The Dead-Tossed Waves. Carrie Ryan. 2010. [March 2010] Random House. 416 pages.
Bad Queen: Rules and Instructions for Marie-Antoinette by Carolyn Meyer. 2010. [April 2010] Harcourt. 420 pages.
Saving Maddie. Varian Johnson. 2010. March 2010. Random House. 240 pages.
My Ridiculous, Romantic Obsessions. Becca Wilhite. 2010. March 2010. Shadow Mountain. 176 pages.
Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? Louise Rennison. 2009. [October 2009]. HarperCollins. 320 pages.
When Mike Kissed Emma. Christine Marciniak. 2009. [July 2009] Wild Rose Press. 176 pages.
Perfect Chemistry. Simone Elkeles. 2008. [December 2008] Walker & Company (Bloomsbury). 368 pages.
You Are So Undead To Me. Stacey Jay. 2009. [January 2009]. Penguin. 272 pages.

Number of Adult: 7

Mr. Knightley's Diary. Amanda Grange. 2007. Penguin. 294 pages.
Emma Brown: A Novel From the Unfinished Manuscript by Charlotte Bronte. Clare Boylan. 2005. Penguin. 464 pages.
The Toll Gate. Georgette Heyer. 1954. Harlequin. 304 pages.
The Wives of Henry Oades. Johanna Moran. 2010. [February 2010] Random House. 384 pages.
The Stolen Crown. Susan Higginbotham. 2010. [March 2010] SourceBooks. 400 pages.
Young Bess by Margaret Irwin. 1944/2010. [March 2010] SourceBooks. 400 pages.
Sprig Muslin. Georgette Heyer. 1956/2009. Harlequin. 288 pages.

Number of Christian: 13

The Screwtape Letters. C.S. Lewis. 1942. HarperCollins. 224 pages.
The Secret Providence of God by John Calvin. Edited by Paul Helm. 2010. Crossway Publishers. 128 pages.
Somewhere to Belong. Judith Miller. 2010. [March 2010] Bethany House. 368 pages.
Hearts Awakening. Delia Parr. 2010. [March 2010] Bethany House. 352 pages.
The Centurion's Wife. Davis Bunn. Janette Oke. 2009. Bethany House. 384 pages.
A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin. 2010. [March 2010] Revell. 432 pages.
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Deluxe Edition. Sally Lloyd-Jones. 2009. Zonderkidz. 352 pages.
Here Burns My Candle. Liz Curtis Higgs. 2010. March 2010. WaterBrook Multnomah. 480 pages.
Ruth: Under the Wings of God. John Piper. 2010. February 2010. Crossway Publishers. 96 pages.
Heart of Stone. Jill Marie Landis. 2010. [February 2010] Zondervan. 320 pages.
All Things Bright and Beautiful. Based on Work by Cecil F. Alexander. Illustrated by Ashley Bryan. 2010. January 2010. Simon & Schuster. 40 pages.
Love Finds You In Homestead, Iowa. Melanie Dobson. 2010. March 2010. Summerside Press. 320 pages.
Be Still, My Soul: Embracing God's Purpose & Provision in Suffering. Edited by Nancy Guthrie. 2010. February 2010. Crossway Books. 176 pages.


Number of Nonfiction: 7

Shake, Rattle, & Turn That Noise Down! How Elvis Shook Up Music, Me and Mom
. by Mark Alan Stamaty. Random House. 40 pages.
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793. By Jim Murphy. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 176 pages.
The Frog Scientist. By Pamela S. Turner. 2009. [July 2009] Houghton Mifflin. 64 pages.
The Fabulous Feud of Gilbert & Sullivan. By Jonah Winter. Illustrated by Richard Egielski. Scholastic. 40 pages.
Mermaid Queen. Shana Corey. Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham. 2009. [April 2009]. Scholastic. 48 pages.
Leprechauns and Irish Folklore. Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce. 2010. Random House. 128 pages.
Girl in the Know. Your Inside-and-Out Guide to Growing Up. By Anne Katz, R.N., Ph.D. Illustrated by Monika Melnychuk. 2010. March 2010. Kids Can Press. 112 pages.

Number of Graphic Novels: 0

Number of Poetry: 3

Everybody Was A Baby Once: And Other Poems. By Allan Ahlberg. 2010. [March 2010] Illustrated by Bruce Ingman. Candlewick. 64 pages
Too Much Kissing: And Other Silly Dilly Songs About Parents. Written by Alan Katz. Illustrated by David Catrow. 2009. [December 2009] Simon & Schuster. 30 pages.
The Wonder Book. Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrations by Paul Schmid. 2010. [February 2010] HarperCollins. 79 pages.


Number of Short Story Collections/Anthologies: 0

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

1 comments:

Serena 8:13 AM  

You were very busy! Happy national poetry month!

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