Jan/Feb 2012

In 2011 we started the 365 Books challenge, this year we are continuing the tradition.



  1. The Banshee by Eve Bunting and Illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully (picture book)
  2. Dear Vampa by Ross Collins (picture book)
  3. The Monsterologist, a Memoir in Rhyme by Bobbi Katz and Adam McCauley (picture book/poetry)
  4. Crossing Stones by Helen Frost (YA fiction, novel-in-verse)
  5. Stand Straight, Ella Kate: The True Story of a Real Giant by Kate Klise & M. Sarah Klise (picture book biography)
  6. Circus! Circus! Poems Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and Illustrated by John O’ Brien (picture book, poetry book)
  7. Little Rabbit and the Meanest Mother on Earth by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise (picture book)
  8. Circus Girl by Jack Sendak and Pictures by Maurice Sendak (picture book)
  9. If I ran the Circus by Dr. Seuss (picture book)
  10. Gershon’s Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year Retold by Eric A. Kimmel and Illustrated by Jon J. Muth (picture book)
  11. Drawing from Memory by Allen Say (illustrated YA fiction, part graphic novel, part picture book, part historical narrative, part autobiographical account)
  12. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick (YA fiction)
  13. Musicians in Tune: Seventy-five Contemporary Musicians discuss the Creative Process by Jenny Boyd, Ph.D. with Holly George Warren (thick academic book, psychology, creativity, talent, music psychology)
  14. Lily Reneé, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer by Trina Ribbons and Illustrated by Anne Timmons and Mo Oh
  15. The House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in China by Ed Young
  16. A Monster Calls: A Novel by Patrick Ness, from an Original Idea by Siobhan Dowd and Illustrations by Jim Kay (illustrated YA fiction)


  1. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led her people to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Kadir Nelson (picture book)
  2. Dracula adapted by Nicky Raven and Illustrated by Anne Yvonne Gilbert (illustrated YA fiction)
  3. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe (picture book)
  4. Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E. B. Lewis (picture book)
  5. The Carnival of Lost Souls: A Handcuff Kid Novel by Laura Quimby (middle grade/ YA fiction)
  6. Linda Brown, You are not Alone: The Brown v. Board of Education Decision. A collection edited by Joyce Carol Thomas and Illustrations by Curtis James (nonfiction, collection of essays)
  7. Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow by Katy Towell (YA fiction)
  8. Teaching With Fire: Poetry that Sustains the Courage to Teach as edited by Sam Intrator & Megan Scribner (book of poetry)
  9. Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister and Grahame Baker-Smith (picture book)
  10. Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald written by Roxane Orgill and illustrated by Sean Qualls (picture book)
  11. Maudie and Bear by Jan Ormerod & Freya Blackwood (picture book)
  12. Brave Irene by William Steig (picture book)
  13. Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of  Girl Who Floated by Florence Parry Heide and Lane Smith (picture book)
  14. Me… Jane by Patrick McDonnell (picture book)
  15. Crow Call by Lois Lowry and Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline (picture book)
  16. Twice Blessed by Ninotchka Rosca (adult literature)
  17. The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer (Middle grade fiction/ YA novel/ dystopian/sci-fi)



  1. Finding God’s Will For You by St. Francis de Sales (Non-fiction/Religion)
  2. This Isn’t What it Looks Like (Secret Series 4) by Pseudonymous Bosch (YA Literature/Fiction)
  3. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness from the original idea by Siobhan Dowd (YA Literature/Fiction)


  1. Geographies of Light by Dinah Roma Sianturi (Poetry/Filipino Literature)
  2. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (General Fiction)
  3. Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross (Non-fiction/religion)
  4. Kalayaan: Volume 1: A New Pinoy Superhero by Gio Paredes (Comics/Filipino Lit)
  5. Free Marketing: 101 Low and No-Cost Wasys to Grow your Business by: Jim Cockrum (Non-fiction/Marketing/Business)
  6. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Fiction)



  1. The Entertainer and the Dybbuk by Sid Fleischman (YA fiction)
  2. Ghost in the House by Daniel Cohen, illustrated by John Paul Caponigro (Picture book, short story collection)
  3. The Carnival of the Animals by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Mary Grandpre (Picture book, poetry collection)
  4. Oh No, Not Ghosts! by Richard Michelson, illustrated by Adam McCauley (Picture book)
  5. Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer (Picture book)
  6. Sidewalk Circus by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes (Picture book)
  7. The Secret Circus by Johanna Wright (Picture book)
  8. Dad Runs Away With the Circus by Etgar Keret, illustrated by Rutu Modan (Picture book)
  9. Tom Thumb: The Remarkable True Story of a Man in Miniature by Paul Sullivan (Nonfiction)
  10. Sawdust and Spangles: The Amazing Life of W.C. Coup by Ralph Covert, illustrated by Giselle Potter (Nonfiction picture book)
  11. Milly and the Macy’s Parade by Shana Corey, illustrated by Brett Helquist (Nonfiction picture book)


1. Modoc by Ralph Helfer (Nonfiction)
2. Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold (Picture book)
3. Aunt Harriet’s Railroad in the Sky (Picture book)
4. Cornrows by Camille Yarbrough, illustrated by Carole Byard (Picture book)
5. Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia McKissack, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (Picture book)
6. Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Bryan Collier (Nonfiction picture book)
7. Ghosts for Breakfast by Stanley Todd Terasaki, illustrated by Shelly Shinjo (Picture book)
8. The Ghost of Sifty Sifty Sam by Angela Shelf Medearis, illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers (Picture book-in-verse)
9. Circus Carnivore by Mark Svendesen, illustrated by Ben Redlich (Picture book)
10. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (YA fiction)
11. When the Circus Came to Town by Polly Horvath (YA fiction)

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