Bargain Bride was a surprisingly entertaining novel about a very young woman struggling to survive in Oregon.  Babymouse: Queen of the World was cute story about a mouse gaining integrity but not as remarkable as I had been lead to believe.  I was charmed by The Worry Web Site in which student type out their worries anonymously and their teacher helps them solve their problems.  It was much lighter in tone than it could have been and for which I was thankful.

Old Pig is the best picture book about death I’ve ever read.  It’s painful and soothing at the same time.  And the watercolors are just perfect.  Ella, Of Course is a delightful tale about girl who loves her umbrella.  Sheep is a Shop is a funny book and I loved how it was resolved.  Bug City is weird but cool.  I adore Peggy Rathman and Officer and Goldie is just right as a funny, touching story.  Black and White is more of a graphic novel than a picture book and worth reading although I can’t sum it up well.

  • Babymouse: Queen of the World by Matthew & Jennifer Holm. (graphic novel)
  • Spider-Girl: Bedeviled by Tom Defalco (graphic novel)
  • Bargain Bride by Evelyn Lampman (juvenile novel)
  • The Worry Web Site by Jacqueline Wilson (j)

Picture Books

  • Old Pig by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks (p)
  • Ella, Of Course by Sarah Weeks (p)
  • Joe on the Go by Peggy Anderson (p)
  • The Wedding by Iza Trapani, Eve Bunting (p)
  • Goldilicious by Victoria Kann (p)
  • Max and the Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells (p)
  • Sheep in a Shop by  Nancy Shaw (p)
  • Sheep Out to Eat by Nancy Shaw (p)
  • Bug City by Dahlov Ipcar (p)
  • Silver Rain Brown by Mary-Claire Helldorfer (p)
  • My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson, art by Penny Dale (p)
  • Psst! by Adam Rex (p)
  • Jazzmatazz by Stephanie Calmenson (p)
  • Little Pea by Amy Rosenthal (p)
  • Burger Boy by Alan Durant (p)
  • Letters from a Desperate Dog by Eileen Christelow (p)
  • Ruby the Copycat by Peggy Rathmann (p)
  • Officer and Goldie by Peggy Rathmann (Caldecott art)
  • Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges (Caldecott art by Trina Schart Hyman)
  • Black and White by David MacAuly (Caldecott art)
  • Golem by David Wisniewski (Caldecott art)
  • Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback (Caldecott art)
  • So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George & David Small (Caldecott art)
  • The Three Pigs by  David Wiesner (Caldecott art)
  • My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (Caldecott art)
  • Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (Caldecott art)
  • Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster & Chris Raschka  (Caldecott art)
  • Flotsam by David Wiesner (Caldecott art)


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