Sunday, December 26, 2010

Year in Review: 52 Book of the Weeks

What I've done is gone through my 'Sunday Salon' posts of the past year where I shared my week's reading. I picked my favorite-and-best from each week. These are the best books I read week by week by week--when it comes to board books, picture books, beginning readers, chapter books, etc.

1. Too Purpley. By Jean Reidy. (Picture book)
2. Finn Throws A Fit! By David Elliott. (Picture book)
3. The Grasshopper Hopped. Elizabeth Alexander. (Board book)
4. The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak. By Tomek Bogacki. (Nonfiction)
5. Higher! Higher! Leslie Patricelli. (Picture book)
6. Silly Little Goose by Nancy Tafuri. (Board book)
7. Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal. Vaunda Micheaux Nelson. (Nonfiction)
8. Three Little Bears Play All Day by David Martin. (Early reader)
9. Doodle Bites. A Tilly and Friends Book. Polly Dunbar. (Early reader)
10. Who Do You See? By Will Grace. (Cloth book)
11. What Does Baby Say? A Lift the Flap Book by Karen Katz. (Board book)
12. Clementine, Friend of the Week. Sara Pennypacker. (Chapter book)
13. Maggie's Monkeys. Linda Sanders-Wells. (Picture book)
14. The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah. By Leslie Kimmelman. (Picture book)
15. Bouncy Baby. Begin Smart Books. (Board book)
16. Dogs. Emily Gravett. (Picture book)
17. I Am Going! (An Elephant & Piggie Book). Mo Willems. (Early reader)
18. Lily Brown's Paintings. By Angela Johnson. (Picture book)
19. Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse. Marilyn Singer. (Poetry)
20. Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't) by Barbara Bottner. (Picture book)
21. Maisy's Book of Things That Go. Lucy Cousins. (Board book)
22. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems. (Picture book)
23. The Pigeon Wants A Puppy. Mo Willems. (Picture book)
24. How To Clean Your Room in 10 Easy Steps. Jennifer LaRoue Huget and Edward Koren. (Picture book)
25. Kisses for Daddy. Frances Watts. (Board book)
26. Dogs Don't Do Ballet. Anna Kemp. (Picture book)
27. I Like Fruit. Lorena Siminovich. (Board book)
28. Swim! Swim! by Lerch (James Proimos). (Picture book)
29. Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! by Kyle Mewburn. (Picture book)
30. All About Me! A Baby's Guide to Babies by David Salariya. (Board book)
31. Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same. Grace Lin. (Early reader)
32. Baby's Book Tower. By Leslie Patricelli. (Board book collection)
33. Complete Adventures of Curious George: 70th Anniversary Edition. Margret and H.A. Rey. (Picture book collection)
34. Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep! Mo Willems. (Early reader)
35. Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes. Salley Mavor. (Poetry)
36. Pig-a-Boo! A Farmyard Peekaboo Book. Dorothea DePrisco. (Board book)
37. Dirtball Pete. Eileen Brennan. (Picture book)
38. Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy by Denise Fleming. (Picture book)
39. The Cow Loves Cookies. Karma Wilson. (Picture book)
40. Lost Boy: The Story of the Man Who Created Peter Pan. Jane Yolen. (Nonfiction)
41. We Are In A Book! Elephant and Piggie Series. Mo Willems. (Early reader)
42. Just One Bite: 11 Animals and their Bites at Life Size! Lola M. Schaefer. (Nonfiction)
43. Miles to Go. Jamie Harper. (Picture book)
44. I Will Surprise My Friend: An Elephant and Piggie Book. Mo Willems. (Early reader)
45. Rain School. James Rumford. (Picture book)
46. Ivy Loves to Give. Freya Blackwood. (Picture book)
47. Anna Hibiscus. Atinuke. (Chapter Book)
48. Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: The New Girl (#2) Meg Cabot. (Chapter book)
49. Candy Bomber: The Story of The Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot". Michael O. Tunnell. (Nonfiction)
50. Llama Llama Holiday Drama. Anna Dewdney. (Picture book)
51. All The Things I Love About You by LeUyen Pham (Picture book)
52. Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman. Francesca Simon. (chapter book)

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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