May/June 2012

“When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen  next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story’s voice makes everything its own.” 

-John Berger

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



  1. The King’s Equal by Katherine Paterson and Illustrated by Vladimir Vagin (picture book)
  2. Planting the trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. Nivola (picture book)
  3. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink and Illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman (YA fiction, Newbery Medalist)
  4. Tall Story by Candy Gourlay (YA fiction, Crystal Kite Prize Winner)
  5. Shizuko’s Daughter by Kyoko Mori (YA fiction, award-winning)
  6. El Chino by Allen Say (picture book, award-winning)
  7. I Hate English by Ellen Levine and illustrated by Steve Bjorkman (picture book)
  8. The Two Brothers by William Jaspersohn and Paintings by Michael A. Donato (picture book)
  9. When I First Came to this Land based on a song by Oscar Brand retold by Harriet Ziefert and Pictures by Simms Taback (picture book)


  1. The Island by Armin Greder (award-winning picture book)
  2. The Rabbits by John Marsden and Shaun Tan (picture book)
  3. Kira Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (YA fiction, award-winning)



  1. Lost and Found and Other Essays by Rica Bolipata-Santos (Non-fiction/Filipino Literature)
  2. The White Cat by Holly Black (YA Literature)
  3. It’s a Mens World by Bebang Siy (Non-fiction/Filipino Literature)
  4. The Anvil Jose Rizal Reader: On the Occasion of  the Sesquicentennial of His Birth by Various Authors (Anthology/Filipino Literature)


  1. Candido’s Apocalypse by Nick Joaquin (Fiction/Filipino Literature)
  2. Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman (Picture Book/Poetry)
  3. My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall (Picture Book)
  4. Gator by Randy Cecil (Picture Book)
  5. Duck by Randy Cecil (Picture Book)
  6. Catch a Falling Starby Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo (Fiction/Filipino Literature)
  7. Skyworld: Volume 1 by Melvin Ignacio Illustrated by Ian Sta. Maria (Fiction/Graphic Novel/Filipino Mythology/Filipino Literature)
  8. Skyworld: Volume 2 by Melvin Ignacio Illustrated by Ian Sta. Maria (Fiction/Graphic Novel/Filipino Mythology/Filipino Literature)
  9. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (Fiction)
  10. Iqbal: a Novel  (Based on the Life of Iqbal Masih) by Francesco D’Adamo, Translated by Ann Leonori (‘historical’ fiction/Middle age reading)



1. The Wizard by Jack Prelutsky (Picture book)
2. Once Upon a Princess and a Pea by Ann Campbell (Picture book)
3. The Castle on Hester Street by Linda Heller (Picture book)
4. The Tangerine Tree by Regina Hanson (Picture book)
5. My Diary from Here to There by Amada Irma Perez (Non-fiction, picture book biography)
6. The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco (Non-fiction, picture book biography)


1. My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits (Picture book)
2. Yoon and the Christmas Mitten by Helen Recorvits (Picture book)
3. Our New Home: Immigrant Children Speak edited by Emily Hearn and Marywinn Milne (Children’s non-fiction)
4. Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (Picture book)
5. How to Catch a Falling Star by Oliver Jeffers (Picture book)
6. The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool (Picture book)

4 comments on “May/June 2012

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