Support Your Local Library Challenge

January 1 – December 31, 2009

J. Kaye from J. Kaye’s Book Blog is hosting the 2009 Support Your Local Library Challenge where participants are encouraged to read from their libraries. There are three levels of participation you may choose from:

I’ve chosen to read 50 books from my local library in 2009.  I’d like to review more picture books this year.

The guidelines are:

  • You can join any time between now and December 31, 2009, as long as you don’t start reading your books prior to 2009.
  • Once you’ve chosen a level of participation you cannot change it.
  • Books can be audios, downloads, children’s, YA. As long as it’s a book, format and target age group does not matter.
  • You do not have to decide on books ahead of time; lists can change.
  1. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking and Other Natural Disasters by Lenore Look
  2. Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross (since purchased)
  3. I Hadn’t Mean to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson
  4. Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas
  5. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  6. Feathered by Laura Kasischke
  7. I Know It’s Over by C.K Kelly Martin
  8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  9. On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
  10. The Sisters Grimm, The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
  11. Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad by Waris Dirie and Cathleen Miller
  12. Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
  13. Always by Ann Stott, Illustrated by Matt Phelan (since received as gift)
  14. There’s a Wolf at the Door: Five Classic Tales Retold by Zoe B. Alley, Illustrated by R.W. Alley
  15. Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez
  16. Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Hudson Talbot
  17. Mermaids in the Basement by Michael Lee West
  18. Shooting the Moon by Frances O’Roark Dowell
  19. Alvin Ho:  Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
  20. Snow by Cynthia Rylant, Illustrated by Lauren Stringer
  21. Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka
  22. Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
  23. Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki, Illustrated by Steve Rolston
  24. Chiggers by Hope Larson
  25. Fade by Lisa McMann
  26. The Way He Lived by Emily Wing Smith
  27. The Lightning Thief, Book One of Percy Jackson & The Olympians by Rick Riordan
  28. Jellaby by Kean Soo
  29. Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
  30. Holbrook: A Lizards Tale by Bonny Becker
  31. My Brother, The Robot by Bonny Becker
  32. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  33. Mary Veronica’s Egg by Mary Nethery, Illustrated by Paul Yalowtiz
  34. A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
  35. An Ant’s Day Off by Bonny Becker, Illustrated by Nina Laden
  36. The Christmas Crocodile by Bonny Becker, Illustrated by David Small
  37. Ella the Elegant Elephant by Carmelia and Steven D’Amico
  38. Ella Sets the Stage by Carmelia and Steven D’Amico
  39. Ella Takes the Cake by Carmelia and Steven D’Amico
  40. Ella Sets Sail by Carmelia and Steven D’Amico
  41. Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki, Illustrated by Dom Lee
  42. Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine, Illustrations by Kadir Nelson
  43. Be Water, My Friend: The Early Years of Bruce Lee by Ken Mochizuki, Illustrated by Dom Lee
  44. Passage to Freedom, The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki, Illustrated by Dom Lee
  45. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
  46. The Voice That Challenged A Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman
  47. The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles, Illustrated by George Ford
  48. Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grime, Illustrated by Bryan Collier
  49. Freedom Walkers, The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Russell Freedman
  50. Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
  51. Frogs by Nic Bishop
  52. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
  53. Everything is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis
  54. Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
  55. Hush by Jacqueline Woodson
  56. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  57. Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf
  58. Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
  59. Chess Rumble by G. Neri, Illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson
  60. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking and Other Natural Disasters by Lenore Look
  61. A Birthday for Bear by Bonny Becker, Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
  62. Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
  63. The Book That Eats People by John Perry, Illustrated by Mark Fearing (received review copy afterwards)
  64. A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis
  65. The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
  66. All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, Illustrated by Marla Frazee (received review copy  afterwards)
  67. Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty
  68. Goodnight Goon, A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex
  69. Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems
  70. Where’s My Mummy by Carolyn Crimi, Illustrated by John Manders
  71. A Very Hairy Scary Story by Rick Walton and Illustrated by David Clark
  72. Dear Vampa by Ross Collins
  73. War Child, A Child Soldier’s Story by Emmanuel Jal
  74. They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys From Sudan by Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak with Judy A. Bernstein
  75. The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin and Rosana Faria
  76. The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck
  77. Searching for Eternity by Elizabeth Musser
  78. Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy
  79. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  80. Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
  81. A Loser’s Guide to Life and Love by Ann Cannon
  82. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
  83. SLOB by Ellen Potter
  84. Binky, The Space Cat by Ashley Spires
  85. My Teacher is an Alien by Bruce Coville
  86. A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck
  87. Who Was Born this Special Day? by Eve Bunting, Illustrated by Leonid Gore
  88. I’ve Seen Santa! by David Bedford, Illustrated by Tim Warnes


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