Every Sunday, we are excited to share with you all the books that have stalked us, hunted us down like the reader-prey that we are, until we finally gave in and found them a home in our sagging bookshelves.
This week, I am glad to be sharing my book loot with you from our public libraries here in Singapore. Most of the titles are CYBILS nominated books in keeping with our current reading theme. I am also excited to share that the box of books I ordered from Kinokuniya for my research start-up-grant and will be used for my higher-degree course “Using Multicultural Children’s Literature to Promote Socio-Emotional Learning” has arrived! Christmas in February!
Ivan the Remarkable True Story of The Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by G. Brian Karas, A Boy and A Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz and illustrated by Ca’tia Chen – both nominated for the CYBILS Nonfiction Category in 2014.
Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi, Bethany Hegedus, and illustrated by Evan Turk, Florence Nightingale by Demi.
Beneath The Sun by Melissa Stewart and illustrated by Constance R. Bergum.
On the Wing by David Elliott and illustrated by Becca Stadtlander, Everything is a Poem: The Best of J. Patrick Lewis with illustrations by Maria Cristina Pritelli.
Alphabetabum by Vladimir Radunsky & Chris Raschka. Now this is my kind of read. Can’t wait to feature this one.
Papa is a Poet: A Story About Robert Frost by Natalie S. Bober and illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon.
Massive Book Haul from Kinokuniya
Nothing sweeter than the smell of fresh new books.
Jump! From the life of Michael Jordan by Floyd Cooper, Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares, Home Run by Robert Burleigh and Mike Wimmer.
Hello I’m Johnny Cash by G. Neri and illustrated by A.G. Ford, When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Theodore Taylor III, Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: a Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix by Gary Golio and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey by Gary Golio and illustrations by Rudy Gutierrez.
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by Éric Puybaret, The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon by Jacqueline Davies and illustrated by Melissa Sweet, The Composition by Antonio Skármeta and illustrated by Alfonso Ruano, Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson.
Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown and illustrated by John Parra, Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank by Paula Yoo, Haiti My Country: Poems by Haitian schoolchildren by Roge, Mingan My Village: Poems by Innu school children by Roge.
Rumi: Whirling Dervish by Demi, The Dalai Lama by Demi, Jubilee!: One Man’s Big, Bold, and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace by Alicia Potter and illustrated by Matt Tavares.
Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington by Jabari Asim and illustrated by Bryan Collier, With Books and Bricks: How Booker T. Washington Built a School by Suzanne Buckingham Slade and illustrated by Nicole Tadgell, Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson.
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Muñoz Ryan and illustrated by Brian Selznick, Coretta Scott by by Ntozake Shange and illustrated by Kadir Nelson, Harlem’s Little Blackbird by Renée Watson and illustrated by Christian Robinson, Jazz Age Josephine by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.
Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales, Me Llamo Gabriela/my Name Is Gabriela: La Vida de Gabriela Mistral / The Life of Gabriela Mistral by Monica Brown and illustrated by John Parra.
Louisa May’s Battle: How the Civil War Led to Little Women by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Carlyn Beccia, Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire A. Nivola, Firebird by Misty Copeland and illustrated by Christopher Myers.
Morris Micklewhite and The Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino and pictures by Isabelle Malenfant, A Dance Like Starlight by Kristy Dempsey and illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
Eleanor: Quiet No More by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Gary Kelley, Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor and illustrated by Laura Beingessner, The Fossil Girl: Mary Anning’s Dinosaur Discovery by Catherine Brighton, Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero by Cheryl Harness and illustrated by Carlo Molinari.
A Day’s Work by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Ronald Himler, Silence by Lemniscates.
To This Day by Shane Koyczan.