Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Books picked up at a warehouse sale!

Summer reading lists. Find one almost anywhere. As a librarian I look for lists to recommend to my patrons, in this case, middle school students. As today is the last day of school, I will have a little stack of these titles in bookmark form for each student to pick up . Even if they don't find them during the summer, the books will be displayed for their perusal come August. Call it Back-to-School Reading List then!

Oh, I bought these at a Scholastic warehouse sale at half-price, or less. They're trying to lessen their inventory; I'm trying to update mine. It's a perfect match!

1. Sasquatch, Roland Smith: recommended by Booklist, School Library Journal, and ALA
2. Sky High: Mission One, A. J. Butcher
3. Firegirl, Tony Abbott: Golden Kite Award Book (Link: http://www.scbwi.org/Pages.aspx/Golden-Kite-Award
4. Magic Can Be Murder, Vivian Vandi Veldi: A VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Book of the Year
5. The Christopher Killer: A Forensic Mystery, Alane Ferguson: An Edgar Award Nominee
6. The Wild Girls, Pat Murphy: Winner of the Christopher Award
7. Cat Magic, Holly Webb
8. Dog Magic, Holly Webb (If I include cats, I must include dogs!)

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Books on my very ambitious TBR list (*denotes read)

  • *Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever by Mem Fox
  • The Odd Women by George Gissing
  • The Zen of Fish by Trevor Corson
  • How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell
  • The Cod Tale by Mark Kurlansky
  • In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden
  • *Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
  • Dag Hammarskjold by Elizabeth Rider Montgomery
  • The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet by Rabbi Michael L. Munk
  • Children of Strangers by Lyle Saxon
  • Spiritual Writings by Flannery O'Connor
  • Nightmares and Visions: Flannery O'Connor and the Catholic Grotesque by Gilbert H. Muller
  • The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O'Connor
  • Flannery O'Connor's South by Robert Coles
  • Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
  • Sylvanus Now by Donna Morrissey
  • *Vincent de Paul by Margaret Ann Hubbard
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  • A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  • The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel
  • Readicide by Kelly Gallagher
  • *Ruined by Paula Morris
  • Say You're Not One of Them by Uwem Akpan
  • Wandering Star by J.M.G. Le Clezio
  • Silence by Shusaku Endo
  • *The Assault by Harry Mulisch
  • Kari's Saga by Robert Jansson
  • *The German Mujahid by Boualem Sansal
  • Western Skies by Joseph Conrad
  • *The Giver by Lois Lowery
  • *Imperium by Ryszard Kapuscinski

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A semester course in one book about the Soviet Union. Click on image for my review.