Monday, May 9, 2016

It's All About the Books Recap

Here are some of the items we promised from last week's workshop.  More will follow soon.

Book Draw – PERC Workshop

Kwame Alexander
MY, free verse, chapter book, soccer
Kwame Alexander
Newberry winner, free verse, chapter book, basketball
Katherine Applegate
Chapter book, MG
The Man with the Violin
Kathy Stinson
Picture book, EY, MY, based on true story, Cdn
Sidewalk Flowers
JonArno Lawson
Gov. Gen. winner, wordless picture book
The Most Magnificent Thing
Ashley Spires
Cdn. Perseverance, picture book
The Nest
Kenneth Oppel/Jon Klassen
Chapter book
Goodbye Stranger
Rebecca Stead
Chapter book, multiple awards
Virginia Wolf
Kyo Maclear/Isabelle Arsenault
Cdn, award winner, friendship, empathy
Melissa Stewart
Science, non-fiction
Breadwinner Trilogy
Deborah Ellis
War-torn storeis, Cdn
The War That Saved My Life
Kimberley Bradley
Newbery Honor, chapter book
Lenny & Lucy
Philip C. Stead
Picture book, dealing with fear
The Thing About Jellyfish
Ali Benjamin
Many awards; grief & wonder
Circus Mirandus
Cassie Beasley
Chapter book, bestseller NYT
Rain Reign
Ann Martin
MY, homonyms, high functioning autism
Oscar Lives Next Door
Bonnie Farmer/Marie LaFrance
Oscar Peterson, picture book; Cdn,
Bedtime Math
Laura Overdeck, Jim Paillot
Math fun, 3 levels of problems
Northwest Passage
Stan Rogers/Matt James
Cdn, based on song, non-fiction
We Are All Made of Molecules
Susin Nielsen
Cdn author of Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, teen fiction
Carry On
Rainbow Rowell
Teen fiction,
The Boy Who Loved Math
Deborah Heiligman/LeUyen Pham
Best Book of 2013-Kirkus, biography
Fish In a Tree
Lynda Mullalhy Hunt
Global Read Aloud choice, MY, chapter book
One for the Murphys
Lynda Mullalhy Hunt
Chapter book, MY, family
Steve Sheinkin
Historical fiction, Newberry Honor
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry
National Geographic
Non-fiction, poetry
Hurricane Watch
National Geographic Readers
National Geographic Readers
National Geographic Readers
Finding Winnie
Lindsay Mattick/Sophie Blackall
Picture book, based on true events, Caldecott winner
Sunny Side Up
Jenni Holm/Matthew Holm
Graphic novel, colour, chapter book
Grasshopper Jungle
Andrew Smith
SY, sci-fi, fantasy
The Last Stop on Market Street
Matt de la Pena
Newberry winner,
Mexican Whiteboy
Matt de la Pena
Teen fiction. See review on Perc blog. Diverse books
Raymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo
Chapter book, MY
Everything, Everything
Nicola Yoon
Teen fiction, diverse books
Red Queen
Victoria Aveyard
Teen fiction, fantasy, sci-fi
The Terrible Two
Mac Barnett & Jory John
MG novel, illustrated, similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Witty
Magnus Chase – Book 1
Rick Riordan
Norse mythology, adventure
The Night Gardener
Jonathan Auxier
TD Book Award, Cdn author, Gothic mystery
The Night Gardener
The Fan Brothers
Picture book, topiaries, Cdn author & illustrator
A Night Divided
Jennifer Nielsen
Berlin wall, MY chapter book
Sara Pennypacker
MY chapter book illustrated by Jon Klassen
Emmanuel`s Dream
Laurie Ann Thompson
Boy in Ghana triumphs over adversity. Excellent picture book.
American Born Chinese
Gene Luen Yang
Graphic novel in colour. Award winner. Lang is National Ambassador for Young Peoples` Literacy.
I Kill the Mockingbird
Paul Acampora
MG novel, tribute to the original
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Susin Nielsen
MY chapter book. Cdn author (writer for Degrassi)
The Summer I Turned Pretty
Jenny Han
YA, great beach read
Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson
Free verse, award winning author
When I Was Eight
Jordan-Fenton & Pokiak-Fenton
Picture book. Indigenous girl sent to residential school
Fatty Legs
Jordan-Fenton & Pokiak-Fenton
Pokiak-Fenton`s true story of residential school. MY and up
This book just ate my dog!
Richard Byrne
Picture book. Amusing.
Stand Off
 Andrew Smith
YA. Sequel to Winger. Rugby.
This One Summer
Mariko Tamaki
Gov. Gen. award, graphic novel

Some of these books were chosen in our Twitter draws during the year. If you wish to review any for the blog, please do! 

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