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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #4

#4 One Star Review Guess Who

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #5

#5 Top 10 Circulated Books

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #6

#6 Children's Lit Movie

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #7

#7 D.I.LIBRARY

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #8

#8 Top 10 Circulated Books 5-6

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #9

#9 So You Want to Win the Newbery

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: #10

#10 Newbery Medal Infographic

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2013 Children’s Lit: The Year in Miscellanea

Akissi

It’s time to take a look back at the year that was in children’s lit miscellanea. (Read previous Year in Miscellanea Posts: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008) Most Disgusting Moment in a Children’s Book The tapeworm scene in Akissi: Feline Frenzy I dare you to find a more memorable, shocking, hilarious scene in a children’s book this year. Tweet […]

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2012 (#5-1)

Top 20

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 5. Oh, No! by Candace Fleming; illustrated by Eric Rohmann [Schwartz & Wade | Grades PreK-2] Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. Can a librarian tell you about an outstanding picture book by answering eight important questions? Oh, yes! Q1: Does it star a brave frog, a mean tiger, a helpful […]

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2012 (#10-6)

Top 20

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 10. Step Gently Out by Helen Frost; photographs by Rick Leider [Candlewick Press | Grades PreK-2] Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. It’s all deceptively simple. A spare, beautiful poem about noticing your surroundings, combined with remarkable images. While photography often strives for accuracy above all, Leider makes beauty his first […]

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2012 (#15-11)

Top 20

  #20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 15. Island: A Story of the Galápagos by Jason Chin [Roaring Brook Press | Grades K-4] Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. In an explain-off, my money’s on Jason Chin. In each of his three releases to date, Chin takes the complex and makes it engaging for young readers. Island […]

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2012 (#20-16)

Top 20

For the past few weeks, fellow elementary school librarian John Schumacher (he of Watch. Connect. Read.) and I have been busy preparing our annual Top 20 Books time capsule. You should see the size of the hole we had to dig. Looking back on 2012, these are the books we love. The books we love […]

Top 10 Circulated Books of 2012: 5th-6th Grade

Top 10

We’ve covered my K-2 and 3-4 schools – today we wrap up this look back at the year that was with the most circulated books at my 5th and 6th grade school. A few expected, a few unexpected – all of them popular among this age group. 10. All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary […]

Top 10 Circulated Books 2012: K-2nd Grade

Say No to Varnish

Don’t even think about dipping that brush. It’s time to once again take an unvarnished look at the most popular books at my school libraries this year. Last time out, we covered 3rd-4th grade. This time around, we’re looking at books for the lower elementary crowd, grades K-2. 10. Boo Hoo Bird by Jeremy Tankard […]

Top 10 Circulated Books 2012: 3rd-4th Grade

Slushie

The end of the school year is a crazy time, I tell you. All of a sudden, things that would never appear in a teacher’s lounge at any other time, things like this… …all of a sudden show up. But I’d like to focus on a non-slushie order of business today – popular books. I’ve […]