Friday, January 1, 2010

Reading Roundup December 2009

By the Numbers
Picture Books: 45
Early Readers: 2

Writing: The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
Illustration: A Perfect Season for Dreaming by Benjamin Alire Saenz, illustrated by Esau Andrade
Overall: Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett

Library: all

Because I Want To Awards
Sweetest Halloween Book: Boris and Bella by Carolyn Crimi, illustrated by Gus Grimly
Sweetest Christmas Book: Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, illustrated by Matt Tavares
Most Unlikely Tag Combination: Who Made This Cake? by Chihiro Nakagawa, illustrated by Junji Koyose (construction and cooking?)
Most Unexpected Ending (and most rewarding second read-through): Tough Boris by Mem Fox, illustrated by Kathryn Brown (although actually the WorldCat synopsis gives it away, but read it anyway)

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