Tuesday, November 27, 2018

2019 Reading Challenges: Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (2019)
Host: Escape with Dollycas (sign up here)
January 2019 - December 2019
# of books: 26+ I am going to try for six mostly complete bowls of soup (Mostly complete means for me 20-22 letters per bowl.)

Bowl One: picture books

A Alma and How She Got Her Name. Juana Martinez-Neal. 2018. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
B Bruce's Big Move. Ryan T. Higgins. 2017. Disney-Hyperion. 40 pages. [Source: Library]
C Chicken Talk. Patricia MacLachlan. Illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. 2019. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
D Dust Bunny Wants A Friend. Amy Hevron. 2019. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
E Eliza: The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. Margaret McNamara. Illustrated by Esme Shapiro. 2018. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
F Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear. Lindsay Mattick. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. 2015. Little, Brown. 56 pages. [Source: Library]
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H Hello Lighthouse. Sophie Blackall. 2018. Little, Brown for Young Readers. 44 pages. [Source: Library]
I If I Was The Sunshine. Julie Fogliano. Illustrated by Loren Long. 2019. 48 pages. [Source: Review copy]
J The Jolly Jingle Book. Leroy F. Jackson. Illustrated by Clare McKinley. 1951/1961. Rand McNally. 30 pages. [Source: Bought]
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L Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker. Mara Rockliff. Illustrated by Simona Ciraolo. 2018. 60 pages. [Source: Library]
M Meet Miss Fancy. Irene Latham. Illustrated by John Holyfield. 2019. Penguin. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
N Night Train, Night Train. Robert Burleigh. Illustrated by Wendell Minor. 2018. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
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S Santa Bruce. Ryan T. Higgins. 2018. Disney-Hyperion. 40 pages. [Source: Library]
T Tim and His Train. E.C. Reichert. Illustrated by Fiore Mastri. 1949. Rand McNally. 30 pages. [Source: Bought]
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W What Is Given From the Heart. Patricia C. McKissack. Illustrated by April Harrison. 2019 [January]. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
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Z Once Upon a Zzzz. Maddie Frost. 2018. 40 pages. [Source: Library]

Bowl Two: board books, early readers, early chapter books

A Animals with Tiny Cat. Viviane Schwarz. 2018. 30 pages. [Source: Library]
B Bicycle to Treachery: A Miss Mallard Mystery. Robert Quackenbush. 1985/2019. Simon & Schuster. 80 pages. [Source: Library]
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D Dig to Disaster. Robert M. Quackenbush. 1982. 81 pages. [Source: Library]
E Escape from Egypt. (Time Jumpers #2) Wendy Mass. 2018. [October 30] 96 pages. [Source: Review copy]
F Fox the Tiger. Corey R. Tabor. 2018. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
G Board book: The Giant Jam Sandwich. Janet Burroway. Story and Pictures by John Vernon Lord. 1972/2018. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 28 pages. [Source: Review copy]
H Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat. (Henry and Mudge #8) Cynthia Rylant. Sucie Stevenson. 1990. Simon & Schuster. 48 pages. [Source: Bought]
I Ice Cream Sandwiched. (Sprinkle Sundays #4) Coco Simon. 2018. [October 23] Simon Schuster. 160 pages. [Source: Library]
J Jungle Animals. Xavier Deneux. 2018. Twirl. 20 pages. [Source: Library]
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L Little Fish and Mommy. Lucy Cousins. 2019. Candlewick Press. 22 pages. [Source: Review copy]
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O 1 Grumpy Bruce: A Counting Board Book. Ryan T. Higgins. 2018. Disney-Hyperion. 24 pages. [Source: Library]
P The Purr-fect Scoop (Sprinkle Sundays #3) Coco Simon. 2018. 160 pages. [Source: Library]
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S See Pip Flap. (The Adventures of Otto) David Milgrim. 2018. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
T This Is MY Fort! (Monkey and Cake #2) Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Olivier Tallec. 2019. [February] 56 pages. [Source: Review copy]
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W Will Giraffe Laugh? Hilary Leung. 2019. [January 29] Scholastic. 38 pages. [Source: Review copy]
X Express Train to Trouble (Miss Mallard Mystery) Robert M. Quackenbush. 1981/2018. 80 pages. [Source: Library]
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Bowl Three: middle grade

A Alone in the Wild (The Oregon Trail #5) Jesse Wiley. 2019. Scholastic. 160 pages. [Source: Review copy]
B Ballet Shoes. (Shoes #1) Noel Streatfeild. 1936/2018. Random House. 256 pages. [Source: Library]
C Children of Jubilee. (Children of Exile #3) Margaret Peterson Haddix. 320 pages. [Source: Review copy]
D Dealing with Dragons. (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1) Patricia C. Wrede. 1990/2015. 208 pages. [Source: Review copy]  
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F Finding Langston. Lesa Cline-Ransome. 2018. Holiday House. 112 pages. [Source: Review copy]
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H Hattie Big Sky. Kirby Larson. 2006. 289 pages. [Source: Library]
I I Survived The Children's Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16). Lauren Tarshis. 2018. 144 pages. [Source: Library]
J The Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling. 1893/1894. 138 pages. [Source: Bought]
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L Love to Everyone. Hilary McKay. 2018. 336 pages. [Source: Library]
M Merci Suarez Changes Gears. Meg Medina. 2018. 368 pages. [Source: Library]
N The Night Diary. Veera Hiranandani. 2018. 272 pages. [Source: Library]
O Odd and the Frost Giants. Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Brett Helquist. 2008. 117 pages. [Source: Review copy]
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R Refugee. Alan Gratz. 2017. Scholastic. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
S Seven Alone. Honore Willsie Morrow. 1926/1977. Scholastic. 240 pages. [Source: Own]
T The Truth About Martians. Melissa Savage. 2018. 336 pages. [Source: Library]
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V Very Rich. Polly Horvath. 2018. 304 pages. [Source: Library]
W Winnie's Great War. Lindsay Mattick and Josh Greenhut. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. 2018. Little, Brown. 244 pages. [Source: Library]
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Bowl Four: Young Adult


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B The Book Thief. Markus Zusak. 2006. Random House. 560 pages. [Source: Bought]
C Cate of the Lost Colony. Lisa M. Klein. 2010. Bloomsbury. 336 pages. [Source: Review copy]
D Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation. Adapted by Ari Folman. Original text by Anne Frank. Illustrated by David Polonsky. 2018. 160 pages. [Source: Review copy]
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G Grave Mercy. Robin LaFevers. 2012/2019. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 560 pages. [Source: Review copy]
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S Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083. Andrea White. 2005. 448 pages. [Source: Bought]
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V Veronica. (Sunfire #18) Jane Claypool Miner. 1986. Scholastic. 220 pages. [Source: Bought]
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Bowl Five: Adult

A Annelies. David R. Gillham. 2019. 480 pages. [Source: Library]
B The Black Moth. Georgette Heyer. 1921/2009. Sourcebooks. 355 pages. [Source: Review Copy]
C Cotillion. Georgette Heyer. 1953/2007. Sourcebooks. 355 pages. [Source: Review copy]
D Death in the Stocks. Inspectors Hannasyde & Hemingway #1) Georgette Heyer. 1935/2019. Sourcebooks. 384 pages. [Source: Review copy]
E Evelina. Fanny Burney. 1778. 455 pages. [Source: Bought]
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A Garden in Paris. Stephanie Grace Whitson. 2005. 285 pages. [Source: Bought]
H Healing Hearts. Sarah M. Eden. 2019. Shadow Mountain. 336 pages. [Source: Review copy]
I Ivanhoe. Walter Scott. 1819. 544 pages. [Source: Bought]
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K Kidnapped. Robert Louis Stevenson. 1886. 276 pages. [Source: Bought]
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M The Murder of Patience Brooke. (Charles Dickens Investigations #1)  J.C. Briggs. 2018. Sapere Books. 290 pages. [Source: Review copy]
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O The Only Woman in the Room. Marie Benedict. 2019. Sourcebooks. 256 pages. [Source: Library]
P The Plot Against America. Philip Roth. 2004. 391 pages. [Source: Library]
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R Ruled Brittania. Harry Turtledove. 2002. 576 pages. [Source: Library]
S Shirley. Charlotte Bronte. 1849. 624 pages. [Source: Bought]
T Tisha: The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness. As told to Robert Specht. 1976. 342 pages. [Source: Bought]
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V Venetia. Georgette Heyer. 1958/2009. Harlequin. 368 pages. [Source: Gift]
With You Always. (Orphan Train #1) Jody Hedlund. 2017. Bethany House. 359 pages. [Source: Review copy]
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Bowl Six: Nonfiction (all ages)

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B Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend. Karen Blumenthal. 2018. 256 pages. [Source: Library]
C The Children's Blizzard. David Laskin. 2004. 307 pages. [Source: Library]
D The Diary of a Young Girl. Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition). Edited by Otto Frank and Mirjam Pressler. Translated by Susan Massotty. 1947/1996. 352 pages. [Source: Bought]
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F The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler. John Hendrix. 2018. Harry N. Abrams. 176 pages. [Source: Review copy]
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I The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride. Daniel James Brown. 2009.  352 pages. [Source: Library]
J Jane Austen for Kids: Her Life, Her Writings, and World with 21 Activities. Nancy I. Sanders. 2019. Chicago Review Press. 144 pages. [Source: Review copy]
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L Lost in the Antarctic: The Voyage of the Endurance. Tod Olson.  2019. Scholastic. 224 pages. [Source: Review copy]
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Q Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life. Lucy Worsley. 2019. 432 pages. [Source: Library]
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S So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom. Gary D. Schmidt. Illustrated by Daniel Minter. 2018. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
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W The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche. Gary Krist. 2007. 315 pages. [Source: Library]
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