Thursday, January 18, 2007

Librarians Choices 2005

Librarians Choices 2005
  • Alphin, Elaine. THE PERFECT SHOT
  • Amateau, Gigi. CLAIMING GEORGIA TATE
  • Appelt, Kathi. MISS LADY BIRD’S WILDFLOWERS
  • Arnold, Katya. ELEPHANTS CAN PAINT TOO
  • Baker, Roberta. OLIVE’S PIRATE PARTY
  • Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. HITLER YOUTH
  • Beaumont, Karen. I AIN’T GONNA PAINT NO MORE!
  • Birdsall, Jeanne. PENDERWICKS
  • Birney, Betty. THE SEVEN WONDERS OF SASSAFRAS SPRINGS
  • Blumenthal, Karen. LET ME PLAY: THE STORY OF TITLE IX, THE LAW THAT CHANGED THE FUTURE OF GIRLS IN AMERICA
  • Bolden, Tonya. MARITCHA: A NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN GIRL
  • Borden, Louise. THE JOURNEY THAT SAVED CURIOUS GEORGE
  • Bower, Tamara. HOW THE AMAZON QUEEN FOUGHT THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
  • Broach, Elise. WHAT THE NO GOOD BABY IS GOOD FOR
  • Chambers, Veronica. CELIA CRUZ: QUEEN OF SALSA
  • Cooper, Elisha. A GOOD NIGHT WALK
  • Cordson, Carol Foskett. THE MILKMAN
  • Cowley, Joy. CHAMELEON, CHAMELEON
  • Creech, Sharon. REPLAY
  • Cronin, Doreen. WIGGLE
  • Cummings, Priscilla. WHAT MR. MATTERO DID
  • de Deu Prats, Joan. SEBASTIAN’S ROLLER SKATES
  • Dendy, Leslie and Boring, Mel. GUINEA PIG SCIENTISTS
  • Divakaruni, Chitra. THE MIRROR OF FIRE AND DREAMING
  • Dowell, Frances. CHICKEN BOY
  • Duble, Kathleen Benner. THE SACRIFICE
  • Ehlert, Lois. LEAF MAN
  • Erdrich, Louise. THE GAME OF SILENCE
  • Farrell, Jeanette. INVISIBLE ALLIES: MICROBES THAT SHAPE OUR LIVES
  • Fleming, Candace. LOWJI DISCOVERS AMERICA
  • Fleming, Candace. OUR ELEANOR: A SCRAPBOOK LOOK AT ELEANOR ROOSEVELT’S REMARKABLE LIFE
  • Florian, Doug. ZOO’S WHO
  • Garcia, Laura Gallego. LEGEND OF THE WANDERING KING
  • Gardner, Sally. I, CORIANDER
  • Giblin, James Cross. GOOD BROTHER, BAD BROTHER
  • Giff, Patricia Reilly. THE WILLOW RUN
  • Going, K. L. THE LIBERATION OF GABRIEL KING
  • Green, John. LOOKING FOR ALASKA
  • Grey, Mini. TRACTION MAN IS HERE
  • Griffin, Adele. WHERE I WANT TO BE
  • Hanson, Regina. A SEASON FOR MANGOES
  • Hautman, Pete. INVISIBLE
  • Hearn, Julie. THE MINISTER’S DAUGHTER
  • Hiaasen, Carl. FLUSH
  • Hughes, Lynn. YOU ARE NOT ALONE: TEENS TALK ABOUT LIFE AFTER THE LOSS OF A PARENT
  • Jacobson, Jennifer Richard. STAINED
  • Janeczko, Paul. A KICK IN THE HEAD: AN EVERYDAY GUIDE TO POETIC FORMS
  • Jenkins, Emily. THAT NEW ANIMAL
  • Jenkins, Steve. PREHISTICAL ACTUAL SIZE
  • Juster, Norton. THE HELLO GOODBYE WINDOW
  • Karas, Brian. ON EARTH
  • Keehn, Sally. GNAT STOKES AND THE FOGGY BOTTOM SWAMP QUEEN
  • Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie. NORA’S ARK
  • Klass, David. DARK ANGEL
  • Koertge, Ron. BOY GIRL BOY
  • Koja, Kathe. TALK
  • Krinitz, Esther Nisenthal and Bernice Steinhardt. MEMORIES OF SURVIVAL
  • Krull, Kathleen. HOUDINI: WORLD’S GREATEST MYSTERY MAN
  • Larbalestier, Justine. MAGIC OR MADNESS
  • Lendler, Ian. AN UNDONE FAIRY TALE
  • Lester, Julius. DAY OF TEARS
  • Lester, Julius. LET’S TALK ABOUT RACE
  • Levine, Ellen. CATCH A TIGER BY THE TOE
  • Lynch. Chris. INEXCUSABLE
  • Mah, Adeline Yeh. CHINESE CINDERELLA AND THE SECRET DRAGON SOCIETY
  • Mah, Yan. THE DIARY OF MAH YAN
  • Marino, Gianna. ZOOPA
  • McKernan, Victoria. SHACKLETON’S STOWAWAY
  • McKissack, Patricia. PRECIOUS AND THE BOO-HAG
  • Meyer, Stephenie. TWILIGHT
  • Minne, Natali. I LOVE
  • Murphy, Claire Rudolf. I AM SACAJAWEA, I AM YORK: OUR JOURNEY WEST WITH LEWIS AND CLARK
  • Nelson, Marilyn. A WREATH FOR EMMETT TILL
  • Partridge, Elizabeth. JOHN LENNON: ALL I WANT IS THE TRUTH
  • Pearsall, Shelley. CROOKED RIVER
  • Perkins, Lynne Rae. CRISS CROSS
  • Pham, LeUyen. BIG SISTER, LITTLE SISTER
  • Podwal, Mark. JERUSALEM SKY: STARS, CROSSES, AND CRESCENTS
  • Poole, Josephine. ANNE FRANK
  • Richardson, Justin and Parnell, Peter. AND TANGO MAKES THREE
  • Riordan, Rick. THE LIGHTNING THIEF
  • Rodman, Mary Ann. MY BEST FRIEND
  • Rosen, Michael. MICHAEL ROSEN’S SAD BOOK
  • Ruurs, Margaret. MY LIBRARIAN IS A CAMEL
  • Salisbury, Graham. EYES OF THE EMPEROR
  • Scieszka, Jon. SEEN ART
  • Shetterly, Robert. AMERICANS WHO TELL THE TRUTH
  • Sidman, Joyce. SONG OF THE WATERBOATMAN
  • Sills, Leslie. FROM RAGS TO RICHES: A HISTORY OF GIRLS’ CLOTHING IN AMERICA
  • Sorrells, Walter. FAKE ID
  • Volponi, Paul. BLACK AND WHITE
  • Waite, Judy. TRICK OF THE MIND
  • Weatherford, Carole Boston. FREEDOM ON THE MENU
  • Westerfeld, Scott. UGLIES
  • Whitcomb, Laura. A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT
  • White, Ruth. THE SEARCH FOR BELLE PRATER
  • Wiles, Deborah. EACH LITTLE BIRD THAT SINGS
  • Wittinger, Ellen. SANDPIPER
  • Wooding, Chris. POISON
  • Zevin, Gabrielle. ELSEWHERE

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