Jan/Feb 2013


“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”  – Jane Austen 



  1. The October Country by Ray Bradbury (collection of short stories, adult literature)
  2. This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (picture book)
  3. House Held Up By Trees by Ted Kooser and illustrated by Jon Klassen (picture book)
  4. Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks (picture book)
  5. All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee (picture book)
  6. Spartacus the Spider by Etienne Delessert (picture book)
  7. Ballywhinney Girl by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully (picture book)
  8. Z is for Moose (That’s Me!) by Kelly Bingham and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky (picture book)
  9. Neville by Norton Juster and illustrated by G. Brian Karas (picture book)
  10. Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer (picture book)
  11. Nightsong by Ari Berk and Loren Long (picture book)
  12. Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys by Norton Juster and illustrations by Domenico Gnoli (short novel)
  13. The Monster who Lost His Mean by Tiffany Strelitz Haber and illustrated by Kirstie Edmunds (picture book)
  14. Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton (picture book)
  15. Make a Wish Bear by George Foley (picture book)
  16. Otto the Book Bear written and illustrated by Katie Cleminson (picture book)
  17. Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman and Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski (Caldecott Honor book)
  18. Bear has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead (picture book)
  19. Bear in Love by Daniel Pinkwater and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand (picture book)
  20. Baby Bear Eats the Night by Anthony Pearson and illustrated by Bonnie Leick (picture book)
  21. No Bears by Meg McKinlay and illustrated by Leila Rudge (picture book)
  22. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs as retold by Mo Willems (picture book)
  23. Explorer: The Mystery Boxes – Seven Graphic Stories edited by Kazu Kibuishi (graphic novel)
  24. and then it’s spring by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin E. Stead (picture book)
  25. Charley’s First Night by Amy Hest and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (picture book)
  26. red sled by Lita Judge (picture book)
  27. Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop (picture book)
  28. The Obstinate Pen by Frank W. Dormer (picture book)
  29. Kali’s Song by Jeanette Winter (picture book)
  30. Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds (picture book)
  31. Think Big by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton (picture book)
  32. Robot Zombie Frankenstein! by Annette Simon (picture book)
  33. Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino (picture book)
  34. Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey by Mini Grey (picture book)
  35. Olive and the Big Secret by Tor Freeman (picture book)
  36. Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always by Tao Nyeu (picture book)
  37. Up! Tall! and High! by Ethan Long (picture book)
  38. Crafty Chloe by Kelly DiPucchio and Illustrations by Heather Ross (picture book)
  39. take your mama to work today by Amy Reichert and pictures by Alexandra Boiger (picture book)
  40. Zoe gets Ready by Bethanie Deeney Murguia (picture book)
  41. Mooshka: A Quilt Story written and illustrated by Julie Paschkis (picture book)
  42. Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein (picture book)
  43. Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E. B. Lewis (picture book)
  44. In the Land of Milk and Honey by Joyce Carol Thomas and illustrated by Floyd Cooper (picture book)
  45. Black Dog by Levi Pinfold (picture book)
  46. Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Adam Rex (picture book)
  47. Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds illustrated by Peter Brown (picture book)
  48. Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen (picture book)
  49. A Home for Bird by Philip C. Stead (picture book)
  50. Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford and illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska (picture book)
  51. One Special Day by Lola M. Schaefer and illustrated by Jessica Meserve (picture book)


  1. Rumo and his Miraculous Adventures by Walter Moers (fantasy novel)
  2. More than Friends: Poems from Him and Her by Sara Holbrook and Allan Wolf (poetry book)
  3. Dandelion wine by Ray Bradbury (adult novel)
  4. Chloe, Instead by Micah Player (picture book)
  5. Chloe by Peter McCarty (picture book)
  6. Dizzy in your Eyes: Poems about Love by Pat Mora (poetry book)
  7. Alamat ng Butanding (The Legend of the Whale Shark) by Segundo D. Matias, Jr and illustrated by Jonathan Ranola (picture book)
  8. The Legend of the Pasig River (Alamat ng Ilog Pasig) by Segundo D. Matias, Jr. and Illustrated by Glenda Maye M. Abad (picture book)
  9. Sa Ilalim ng Dagat (Under the Sea) by Augie Rivera and illustrations by Mark V. Salvatus (picture book)
  10. Alamat ng Dugong (The Legend of the Dugong) by Segundo D. Matias, Jr. and illustrated by Frances Alcaraz (picture book)
  11. Lilay by Becky Bravo and illustrated by Rommel Joson (picture book)
  12. Ang Mahiwagang Manok ni Menggay (Menggay’s Magical Chicken) by Nikki Alfar and illustrated by Frances Alcaraz (picture book)
  13. Once in a Village by H.C. Madan and Illustrated by Nina Bahl (picture book)
  14. Matsya by Shanta Rameshwar Rao and illustrated by Sigrun Srivastava (picture book)
  15. Friend by Pracheta Gupta and illustrations by Debabrata Ghosh and translation by Sayan Chaudhuri (picture book)
  16. Munting Patak Ulan by Gloria Villaraza Guzman and illustrations by Fidelito Manto (picture book)
  17. Isang Mayang Uhaw: Paano Siya Makaiinom ng Tubig sa Baso? By Virgilio S. Almario and Illsutrations by Jimmy Torres (picture book)
  18. Fan Goes to Sea by Dawn Farnham and illustrated by Zyna C. and Chan Wai (picture book)
  19. Si Carancal Laban sa mga Busaw (Carancal against the Underground Spirits) by Rene O. Villanueva and Illustrated by Kora Dandan-Albano (picture book)
  20. The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan (novel)
  21. Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks (graphic novel)
  22. The Mudskipper by Ovidia Yu (YA novel)
  23. Dragon’s Egg by Caz Goodwin and Illustrated by Low Joo Hong (picture book)
  24. Extraordinary Eloise by Charlene Chua and illustrated by Paula Pang (picture book)
  25. Pura the Cat by Tan Soon Meng and illustrated by Ann Gee (picture book)
  26. Little Cloud Wants Snow by Gwen Lee and illustrated by Neal Sharp (picture book)



  1. Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan (Fiction/ YA Literature)
  2. I Love My New Toy by Mo Willems (Picture Book)
  3. Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (Fiction/YA Literature)
  4. Watch Me Throw the Ball by Mo Willems (Picture Book)
  5. House of Many Ways (Sequel to Howl’s Moving Castle) by Diana Wynne Jones (Fiction/YA Literature)
  6. Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin (Fiction/YA Literature /Autism)


  1. Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy (Poetry)
  2. The Spiritual Combat and A Treatise on Peace of Soul by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli (Non-fiction/Religion/Spirituality)



  1. Winter Town by Stephen Emond (YA Fiction)
  2. Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems by Kate Coombs and Meilo So (Children’s Poetry, Picture Book)
  3. Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli (Middle Grade Fiction)
  4. Emiko Superstar (Teen Fiction, Comic Strip/Graphic Novel)
  5. Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones (Middle Grade Fiction/Fantasy)
  6. This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman and Pamela Zagarenski (Children’s Poetry, Picture Book)
  7. Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems (Easy Readers Picture Book)
  8. Next Stop Grand Central by Maira Kalman (Picture Book)


  1. The Brixen Witch by Sarah DeKeyser
  2. This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman and Pamela Zagarenski
  3. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  4. The Boy on Cinnamon Street by Phoebe Stone
  5. Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses by Ron Koertge and Andrea Dezso

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