Mar/April 2012

“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.” – AC Grayling

In continuation of something we began last year (2011), we’ll be reading 365 books in 365 days.



  1. The Secret Lives of Princesses by Philippe Lechermeier and Illustrated by Rebecca Dautremer (picture book)
  2. Birdie’s Lighthouse by Deborah Hopkinson and Illustrated by Kimberley Bulcken Root (picture book)
  3. The Paper Princess by Elisa Kleven (picture book)
  4. Papel De Liha by Ompong Remigio and Illustrations by Beth Parrocha-Doctolero (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  5. Ang Ampalaya sa Pinggan ni Peepo [The Bitter Gourd in Peepo’s Plate] by Joachim Antonio and Illustrations by Pergylene Acuña  (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  6. Ang Mga Tsismis sa Baryo Silid [The Rumors in Baryo Silid] by Ronaldo L. Carcamo and Illustrations by Yan Gallegos  (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  7. Sa Ilalim ng Dagat [Under the Sea] by Augie Rivera and Illustrations by Mark V. Salvatus  (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  8. Alamat ng Duhat [The Legend of the Java Plum] by Segundo D. Matias, Jr. and Illustrations by Rovi Jesher R. Salegumba  (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  9. Xilef by Augie Rivera and Illustrations by Beth Parrocha-Doctolero  (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  10. Junior by Sheila Gonzales-Dela Cuesta and Illustrations by Noel Manacsa  (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  11. Taho, Taho, Taho… Tahoooieyy! By Renato C. Vibiesca and Illustrations by Ray-Ann Bernardo  (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  12. Ang Pintor ni Garu [Garu’s Painter] by Natasha Viscara and Illustrations by Jomike Tejido (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  13. Si Tanya, Ang Uwak na Gustong Pumuti [Tanya, The Crow Who Wanted to be White] by German V. Gervacio and Illustrations by Gino G. Borja  (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  14. Salu-Salo [A Gathering] by Susie R. Baclagon-Borrero and Illustrations by Ibarra Crisostomo (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  15. Blip by Rene O Villanueva and Illustrations by Beth Parrocha-Doctolero (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  16. Ang Mahiyaing Manok by Rebecca T. Añonuevo and Illustrations by Ruben De Jesus (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  17. Lumang Kumot ni Lola [Grandmother’s Blanket] by Russell Molina and Illustrations by Ray-Ann Bernardo (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  18. Tuwing Sabado [Every Saturday] by Russell Molina and Illustrations by Sergio Bumatay III (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  19. Ang Paglalakbay ni Butirik [Butirik’s Journey] by A. C. Balmes and Illustrations by Kora D. Albano (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  20. Bayong ng Kuting [A Bagful of Kittens] by Mae Astrid Tobias and Illustrations by Ghani Madueño (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  21. Sandosenang Sapatos [A Dozen Pair of Shoes] by Luis P. Gatmaitan, M.D. and Illustrations by Beth Parrocha-Doctolero (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  22. Ang Mga Kahon ni Kalon [Kalon’s Boxes] by Michael M. Coroza and Illustrations by Gigi Lapid (award-winning picture book, Filipino lit)
  23. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (award-winning YA fiction)
  24. A Weave of Words by Robert D. San Souci and illustrated by Raul Colon (picture book)
  25. Tam Lin Retold by Susan Cooper and Illustrated by Warwick Hutton (picture book)
  26. Imogene’s Last Stand by Candace Fleming and Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter (picture book)
  27. Fa Mulan by Robert D. San Souci and Illustrated by Jean & Mou-Sien Tseng (picture book)
  28. Beautiful Warrior: The Legend of the Nun’s Kung Fu – Story and Pictures by Emily Arnold McCully (picture book)
  29. The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman (Newbery medalist, YA fiction)
  30. Stories Matter: The Complexity of Cultural Authenticity in Children’s Literature edited by Dana Fox and Kathy Short (Academic Book)
  31. The Wild Book by Margarita Engle (novel-in-verse, YA fiction)
  32. Books, Children, & Men by Paul Hazard (academic book, classic book on children’s literature)


  1. 13 Words by Lemony Snicket and Illustrations by Maira Kalman (picture book)
  2. Seven Brave Women by Betsy Hearne and Illustrated by Bethanne Andersen (picture book)
  3. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (YA fiction/award-winning/Newbery medal)
  4. Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull and Illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (biography)
  5. Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn (YA fiction)
  6. Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (award-winning/Newbery honor/YA fiction)
  7. The Friend by Sarah Stewart and Pictures by David Small (picture book)
  8. The Gardener by Sarah Stewart and Pictures by David Small (picture book/ award-winning/ Caldecott Honor)
  9. The Journey by Sarah Stewart and Pictures by David Small (picture book/ award-winning)
  10. Strega Nona (picture book/ Caldecott Honor/ award-winning)
  11. Miss Rumphius with story and pictures by Barbara Cooney (picture book)
  12. The Orphan Singer by Emily Arnold McCully (picture book)
  13. Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully (picture book/ award-winning/ Caldecott Medalist)
  14. Imogene’s Antlers by David Small (picture book)
  15. The Ask and The Answer by Patrick Ness (award-winning/YA fiction)
  16. The Third Gift by Linda Sue Park and Artwork by Bagram Ibatoulline (picture book)
  17. The Secret Keeper story by Kate Coombs and Paintings by Heather M. Solomon (picture book)
  18. Becoming Billie Holiday by Carole Boston Weatherford and Artwork by Floyd Cooper (YA fiction, novel-in-verse, award-winning)



  1. And the Geek shall Inherit the Earth by Carljoe Javier (Filipino Literature/Non-fiction/Essays)
  2. Elmer by Gerry Alanguilan (Filipino Literature/Graphic Novel)
  3. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (Fiction/YA Literature)
  4. The Canning Season by Polly Horvath (Fiction/YA literature)
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Fiction/YA literature)
  6. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Fiction/YA literature)
  7. Over a Cup of Ginger Tea: Conversations on the Literary Narrative of Filipino Women by Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo (Non-fiction/Essays/Filipino Literature)


  1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Fiction/YA Literature)
  2. Please Look After Mother by Kyung-Sook Shin (Fiction/General Fiction/Korean Literature/Asian Literature)
  3. Philothea or An Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Frances de Sales (Non-fiction/Religious Literature)



  1. When the Circus Came to Town by Laurence Yep (Middle-grade fiction, award-winning)
  2. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (Picture book, award-winning)
  3. Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter by Diane Stanley (Picture book, award-winning)
  4. The Crow-Girl by Bodil Bredsdorff (Middle-grade fiction, award-winning)
  5. Island of the Blue Dolphins (YA fiction, award-winning)
  6. Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo, illustrated by Julia Denos (Picture book, award-winning)
  7. Princess Furball by Charlotte Huck, illustrated by Anita Lobel (Picture book)


  1. Maria’s Comet by Deborah Hopkinson (Picture book, award-winning)
  2. Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings written by Deborah Hopkinson and illustrated by Terry Widener (Picture book)
  3. Stella, Star of the Sea by Marie-Louise Gay (Picture book, award-winning)
  4. Yakov and the Seven Thieves by Madonna (Picture book)
  5. The Spider and the Fly by Tony DiTerlizzi (Picture book, award-winning)
  6. Jessica by Kevin Henkes (Picture book)
  7. Perfect Prudence written by Peter Harris and illustrated by Deborah Allwright (Picture book)
  8. Lucia and the Light written by Phyllis Root and illustrated by Mary Grandpré (Picture book)
  9. Princesses Are Not Quitters written by Kate Lum and illustrated by Sue Hellard (Picture book)
  10. Red Butterfly: How a Princess Smuggled the Secret of Silk Out of China written by Deborah Noyes and illustrated by Sophie Blackall (Picture book)
  11. A Seed is Sleepy written by Dianna Hutts Aston and illustrated by Sylvia Long (Nonfiction picture book, award-winning)
  12. Mother to Tigers written by George Ella Lyon and illustrated by Peter Catalanotto (Nonfiction picture book)
  13. I Met a Man by John Ciardi and illustrated by Robert Osborn (Children’s poetry)

7 comments on “Mar/April 2012

  1. Nicely done, Iphigene! I like the quote too. 🙂


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