Sunday, December 31, 2006

Best reading from 2006

Most of my reading for 2006 was children's and YA lit, to stay abreast of the field, and most of it was recorded in a spiral notebook rather than online. I usually rate books on a 1-4 star system. The following are titles that received 4 stars.

Picture books:
Joyce Sidman, Song of the Water Boatmen and Other Pond Poems, il. Beckie Prange. (2006 Caldecott Honor)
David Wiesner, Flotsam.
Mini Grey, The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

Children's/YA fiction:
Julius Lester, Day of Tears: A Novel in Voices (2006 Coretta Scott King Award)
Megan Whalen Turner, King of Attolia
Julie Hearn, The Minister's Daughter
Alan Armstrong, Whittington (2006 Newbery honor)
Nikki Grimes, Jazmin's Notebook

Juvenile non-fiction:
Elizabeth Partridge, This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie

Graphic novel
Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Adult fiction
Naomi Novik, Her Majesty's Dragon

Adult non-fiction
Charles Fishman, The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and How It's Transforming the American Economy


Blogger Jill said...

Well, two of those were titles we read in book group so we did something worthwhile there. I haven't read any of your other titles, although I'm intrigued by the picture book of Dish and Spoon. And your non-fiction choice surprised me! More on that perhaps?

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