FAIREST, by Gail Carson Levine; NEW MOON, by Stephenie Meyer; THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS, by John Boyne [have heard lots of controversial librarian reaction to this book]; (TUDLEY DIDN'T KNOW, by John Himmelman ; LOOKING GLASS WARS, by Frank Beddor ; THE SECRET ORDER OF THE GUMM STREET GIRLS, by Elise Primavera; ALABAMA MOON, by Watt Key; FLOTSAM, by David Wiesner; FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH, by Adam Rex; LONDON CALLING, by Edward Bloor.
For Children Up to Age 8
ADVENTURES OF RILEY: Survival of the Salmon, by Amanda Lumry and Laura Hurwitz; BROTHERS, BY YIN, Chris Soentpiet; CHOWDER, by Peter Brown; THE COW WHO CLUCKED, by Denise Fleming; DEAR MR. ROSENWALD, by Carol Boston Weatherford, R. Gregory Christie (Illus.); DID YOU SAY PEARS?, by Arlene Alda; THE GIRAFFE WHO WAS AFRAID OF HEIGHTS, by David A. Ufer, Kirsten Carlson (Illus.) ; GO TO SLEEP, GECKO!: A Balinese Folktale, by Margaret MacDonald, Geraldo Valério (Illus.) ; MAMA: a TRUE story, in which a BABY HIPPO loses his MAMA during a TSUNAMI, but finds a new home, and a new MAMA, by Jeanette Winter ; MAX'S WORDS, by Kate Banks, Boris Kulikov (Illus.); MITES TO MASTODONS: A Book of Animal Poems, by Maxine Kumin, Pamela Zagarenski (Illus.) ; MOMMY?, by Maurice Sendak, Arthur Yorinks, Matthew Reinhartl NIGHT BOAT TO FREEDOM, by Margot Theis Raven, E.B. Lewis (Illus.) ; NINETY-THREE IN MY FAMILY, by Erica S. Perl, Mike Lester (Illus.); OLIVIA FORMS A BAND, by Ian Falconer; ONCE I ATE A PIE, by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest, Katy Schneider (Illus.); ONE OF THOSE DAYS, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Rebecca Doughty (Illus.); PIRATEOLOGY: The Pirate Hunter's Companion, by Captain William Lubber, Dugald A. Steer (Ed.); PUMPKINS, by Ken Robbins; RUN, HARE, RUN!: The Story of a Drawing, by John Winch (Simply Read Books; THELONIUS MONSTER'S SKY-HIGH FLY-PIE, by Judy Sierra, Edward Koren (Illus.) ; TRUMAN'S LOOSE TOOTH, by Kristine Wurm, Michael Chesworth (Illus.) ; TOYS GO OUT: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic, by Emily Jenkins, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illus.); TUCKER'S APPLE-DANDY DAY, by Susan Winget; WOLVES, by Emily Gravett (
For Children and Adults, Together
MY SHINING STAR: Raising A Child Who Is Ready to Learn, by Rosemary Wells
For Ages 9 to 12
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, by Lewis Carroll, Alison Jay; THE AMERICAN STORY: 100 True Tales From American History, by Jennifer Armstrong, Roger Roth (Illus.) ; THE BEAST OF NOOR, by Janet Lee Carey; BREAD AND ROSES, TOO, by Katherine Paterson; ENDYMION SPRING, by Matthew Skelton; EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY PEOPLE: Five American Masters of Traditional Arts, by Alan Govenar; THE FLOATING ISLAND: The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme, by Elizabeth Haydon, Brett Helquist (Illus.) ; GIDEON THE CUTPURSE: Being the First Part of the Gideon Trilogy, by Linda Buckley-Archer; THE LAST APPRENTICE: Curse of the Bane, by Joseph Delaney; THE LAST DRAGON, by Silvana de Mari ; MOM AND DAD ARE PALINDROMES: A Dilemma for Words ... and Backwards, by Adam McCauley and Mark Shulman ; MONSTER BLOOD TATTOO: Book One: Foundling, by D.M. Cornish; MY NAME IS SALLY LITTLE SONG, by Brenda Woods; PETER AND THE SHADOW THIEVES, by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson; RANGER'S APPRENTICE BOOK TWO: The Burning Bridge, by John Flanagan; SEEKER: Book One of the Noble Warriors, by William Nicholson; SHUG, by Jenny Han; THE SILVER DONKEY, by Sonya Hartnett, Don Powers; TANGLEWRECK, by Jeanette Winterson; THAT GIRL LUCY MOON, by Amy Timberlake; VANISHING ACT: Mystery at the U.S. Open,
AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES, by John Green; THE ASTONISHING ADVENTURES OF FANBOY AND GOTH GIRL, by Barry Lyga; DEAD CONNECTION, by Charlie Price [I have heard so many good things about this book]; (DREAM SPINNER, by Bonnie Dobkin; GOOD GIRLS, by Laura Ruby; HERE, THERE BE DRAGONS: The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, by James A. Owen; HOW IT'S DONE, by Christine Kole MacLean; HOW TO BE POPULAR: A Novel, by Meg Cabot; IN THE BREAK: A Novel, by Jack Lopez; LEONARDO'S SHADOW: Or, My Astonishing Life as Leonardo da Vinci's Servant, by Christopher Grey; SAINT IGGY, by K.L. Going [I know she blogs on her Web site]; TRIGGER, by Susan Vaught; TWILIGHT, by Stephenie Meyer [I'm not at all jealous that this lady has TWO books on the list]; WINTERSMITH, by Terry Pratchett