July/Aug 2012

“I’ve always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges

Because reading is our life, we continue with the project we began in 2011: 365 books in one year.



  1. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (YA fiction)
  2. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (YA fiction)
  3. Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora and Illustrated by Raul Colon (picture book)
  4. The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Freres by Marie Le Tourneau with Danielle Reed Baty (e-book/picture book)
  5. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (fiction)
  6. The Dead-tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (YA fiction)
  7. Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti (picture book)
  8. Struwwelpeter or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures by Dr. Heinrich Hoffman (picture book in verse)
  9. Show Me A Story! Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World’s Most Celebrated Illustrators. Compiled and Edited by Leonard S. Marcus with a foreword by David Wiesner (adult lit)
  10. A Caldecott Celebration: Seven Artists and Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal by Leonard S. Marcus (adult lit)
  11. The City by Armin Greder (picture book)
  12. The House by J. Patrick Lewis and Roberto Innocenti (picture book)
  13. Honeybee by Naomi Shihab Nye (book of poetry)
  14. El Secreto de La Biblioteca/ The Library’s Secret by A. Galán and Illustrated by Rodrigo Luján (picture book)
  15. Wolf Won’t Bite! By Emily Gravett (picture book)
  16. Again! by Emily Gravett (picture book)
  17. More More More said the Baby by Vera B. Williams (picture book, Caldecott-Honor book)


  1. Knock Knock Who’s There? by Sally Grindley and Anthony Browne (picture book)
  2. Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems) by Linda Sue Park and Pictures by Istvan Banyai (picture book – poetry)
  3. A Foot in the Mouth: Poems to Speak, Sing, and Shout by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Chris Raschka (picture book, poetry anthology)
  4. A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms selected by Paul B. Janeczko and Illustrated by Chris Raschka (picture book, poetry anthology)
  5. Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto by Paul B. Janeczko (novel in verse)
  6. A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin (novel)
  7. A Maze Me: Poems for Girls by Naomi Shihab Nye (book of poetry)
  8. Animalia by Graeme Base (picture book)
  9. The Passport by Saul Steinberg (wordless book art)
  10. Zagazoo by Quentin Blake (picture book)
  11. The General by Janet Charters and Michael Foreman (picture book)
  12. Many Moons by James Thurber and illustrated by Louis Slobodkin (Caldecott Medal picture book)
  13. May I Bring a Friend? By Beatrice Schenk de Regniers and illustrated by Beni Montresor (Caldecott Medal picture book)
  14. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (Caldecott Medal picture book)
  15. Fables by Arnold Lobel (Caldecott Medal picture book)
  16. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (Caldecott Medal picture book)
  17. Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold (Caldecott Honor picture book)
  18. Goldilocks and the Three Bears retold and illustrated by James Marshall (Caldecott Honor picture book)
  19. Hildilid’s Night by Cheli Duran Ryan and illustrated by Arnold Lobel (Caldecott Honor picture book)
  20. Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow and pictures by Maurice Sendak (Caldecott Honor picture book)
  21. The Boats on the River story by Marjorie Flack and pictures by Jay Hyde Barnum (Caldecott Honor picture book)
  22. Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and pictures by Kadir Nelson (Caldecott Honor picture book)
  23. The Paperboy story and paintings by Dav Pilkey (Caldecott Honor picture book)



  1.  John of the Cross: Man and Mystic by Richard P. Hardy (Non-fiction/Religious Literature)
  2. A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck (Fiction/YA Literature/Newbery Medal)
  3. Persuasion by Jane Austen (Classic/English Literature/Fiction)
  4. Leaf and Shadow by Cyan Abad-Jugo (YA lit/Filipino Literature/fantasy)
  5. Olive’s Oceanby Kevin Henkes (YA lit/Newberry Honor)
  6. An Occasional Cow by Polly Horvath (YA Lit)


  1. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie (YA Lit/Fiction)
  2. Once there were Lions by Robert Hurn (YA Lit/E-book/Fiction)
  3. Threads of Time #5 by Mi Young Noh (Manga/Korean)
  4. Red Glove (Book 2 of The Curse Workers)by Holly Black (YA Lit/Fiction)



1. Liberty Lee’s Tail of Independence by Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes (Picture book)
2. Amos & Boris by William Steig (Picture book)
3. POOPENDOUS! by Artie Bennett and Mike Moran (Picture book)
4. Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson (Picture book)


1. George Washington’s Birthday by Margaret McNamara (Picture book)
2. A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson (Picture book)
3. You Are Special by Max Lucado (Picture book)
4. Chloe by Peter McCarty (Picture book)
5. Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere (Picture book)
6. We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems (Picture book)
7. I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (Picture book)

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