Sunday, January 29, 2012

What I Read in 2011

For me:

1. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Rachel Cohn & David Levithan)
2. Too Much Happiness (Alice Munro)
3. Ethel and Ernest: A True Story (Raymond Briggs)
4. The River Wife (Jonis Agee)
5. Excellent Women (Barbara Pym)
6. His Dark Materials #2: The Subtle Knife (Philip Pullman)
7. His Dark Materials #3: The Amber Spyglass (Philip Pullman)
8. Detective Kubu #1: A Carrion Death (Michael Stanley)
9. Lyra's Oxford (Philip Pullman)
10. Keeper (Kathi Appelt)
11. A Visit from the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan)
12. The Outlander (Gil Adamson)
13. Juliet (Anne Fortier)
14. Next (James Hynes)
15. Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer)
16. The Dreamer (Pam Muñoz Ryan)
17. The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie (Wendy McClure)
18. Little House in the Big Woods (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
19. Little House on the Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
20. Aesop & Company: With Scenes From His Legendary Life (Barbara Bader& Arthur Geisert)
21. The Sojourn (Andrew Krivak)
22. The Tiger's Wife (Téa Obreht)
23. The Blue Castle (L.M. Montgomery)
24. Bad Marie (Marcy Dermansky)
25. Lamentations of the Father: Essays (Ian Frazier)
26. Empire State: A Love Story (or Not) (Jason Shiga)
27. Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
28. Skinny Dip (Carl Hiaasen)
29. Warped (Maurissa Guibord)
30. The Princess Bride (William Goldman)
31. Wonderstruck (Brian Selznick)
32. The Keep (Jennifer Egan)
33. The Guy Not Taken: Stories (Jennifer Weiner)
34. Inside Out and Back Again (Thanhha Lai)
35. Through No Fault of My Own: A Girl's Diary of Life on Summit Avenue in the Jazz Age (Coco Irvine)
36. Red Bird (Mary Oliver)
37. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
38. The Brontes Went to Woolworths: A Novel (Rachel Ferguson)
39. The Forgotten Affairs Of Youth: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel #8 (Alexander McCall Smith)
40. The Talisman Ring (Georgette Heyer)
41. The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Brian Selznick)

For/with Skye (grades 6-7):

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5: The Ugly Truth (Jeff Kinney)
2. Flight Explorer, Volume 1 (ed. Kazu Kibuishi)
3. His Dark Materials #1: The Golden Compass (Philip Pullman)
4. Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (Barry Deutsch)
5. Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1: Dealing with Dragons (Patricia C. Wrede)
6. Prime Baby (Gene Luen Yang)
7. Please Write in This Book (Mary Amato)
8. American Born Chinese (Gene Luen Yang)
9. A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle)
10. The Eternal Smile: Three Stories (Gene Luen Yang)
11. The Saga of Rex (Michel Gagné)
12. The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster)
13. Uglies #1: Uglies (Scott Westerfeld)
14. Foiled (Jane Yolen)
15. The Penderwicks #3: The Penderwicks at Point Mouette (Jeanne Birdsall)
16. Leviathan #1: Leviathan (Scott Westerfeld)
17. Uglies #2: Pretties (Scott Westerfeld)
18. The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman)
19. Epic (Conor Kostick)
20. A Tale Dark & Grimm (Adam Gidwitz)
21. Uglies #3: Specials (Scott Westerfeld)
22. Coraline (Neil Gaiman)
23. Chasing Vermeer (Blue Balliett)
24. Moon Over Manifest (Clare Vanderpool)
25. Skellig (David Almond)
26. Toad of Toad Hall (A.A. Milne)
27. The Circuit (Francisco Jiménez)
28. Anya's Ghost (Vera Brosgol)
29. The Wild Girls (Pat Murphy)
30. Crows and Cards (Joseph Helgerson)
31. When You Reach Me (Rebecca Stead)

With Skye (grades 6-7) & Felix (grades K-1):

1. Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (Betty MacDonald)
2. The Doll People (Ann M. Martin, Laura Godwin, & Brian Selznick)
3. Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (Barbara Park)
4. The Boxcar Children (Gertrude Chandler Warner)
5. My Father's Dragon (Ruth Stiles Gannett)
6. Elmer And The Dragon (Ruth Stiles Gannett)
7. The Dragons Of Blueland (Ruth Stiles Gannett)
8. Mr. Popper's Penguins (Richard Atwater)
9. Beezus and Ramona (Beverly Cleary)
10. The Runaway Dolls (Ann M. Martin, Laura Godwin, & Brian Selznick)
11. Winnie-the-Pooh (A.A. Milne)
12. The Mouse And The Motorcycle (Beverly Cleary)
13. Toys Go Out (Emily Jenkins)
14. Runaway Ralph (Beverly Cleary)
15. Toy Dance Party (Emily Jenkins)
16. Ralph S. Mouse (Beverly Cleary)
17. Toys Come Home (Emily Jenkins)
18. Clementine (Sara Pennypacker)
19. Betsy-Tacy and Tib (Maud Hart Lovelace)
20. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Tom Angleberger)
21. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Barbara Robinson)
22. The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame, abridged & illustrated by Inga Moore)

With Felix (grades K-1):

1. Magic Tree House #8: Midnight On The Moon (Mary Pope Osborne)
2. Magic Tree House #5: Night Of The Ninjas (Mary Pope Osborne)
3. Magic Tree House #12: Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Mary Pope Osborne)
4. Dinosaur Cove #9: Tracking The Diplodocus (Rex Stone)
5. Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day (Barbara Park)
6. Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy (Barbara Park)
7. My Weird School #5: Miss Small Is off the Wall! (Dan Gutman)
8. My Weird School #9: Miss Lazar Is Bizarre! (Dan Gutman)
9. Bailey School Kids #47: Frankenstein Doesn't Start Food Fights (Debbie Dadey& Marcia Thornton Jones)
10. Bailey School Kids #6: Frankenstein Doesn't Plant Petunias (Debbie Dadey& Marcia Thornton Jones)
11. Bailey School Kids #24: Dragons Don't Cook Pizza (Debbie Dadey& Marcia Thornton Jones)
12. Bailey School Kids #5: Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips (Debbie Dadey& Marcia Thornton Jones)
13. Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak (Mary Pope Osborne)
14. My Weirder School #1: Miss Child Has Gone Wild! (Dan Gutman)

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