Thursday, March 31, 2005

Past Book Club Selections

May – Linda Sue Park Author Study
A Single Shard – by Linda Sue Park
When My Name was Keoko – by Linda Sue Park
Seesaw Girl – Linda Sue Park
Kitefighters – Linda Sue Park

June – Newbery Award Winners
The Westing Game – by Ellen Raskin
Everything on a Waffle - by Polly Horvath
Crispin – by Avi
Lily’s Crossing – by Patricia Reilly Giff
A View from Saturday – by E.L. Konigsburg

July – Historical Fictions
The Watsons go to Birmingham, 1963 – by Christopher Paul Curtis
Amelia’s War – by Ann Rinaldi
True North – by Kathryn Lasky
Charlotte’s Rose – by A.E. Cannon
The Upstairs Room – by Johanna Reiss

August – Book Being Made into Movies
The Bad Beginning – by Lemony Snicket
Freaky Friday – by Mary Rogers
Holes - by Louis Sachar
Ella Enchanted – by Gail Carson Levine
Cheaper by the Dozen – by Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Freak the Mighty – by Rodman Philbrick

September – Jerry Spinelli Author Study
Maniac Magee - by Jerry Spinelli
Stargirl – by Jerry Spinelli
The Library Card - by Jerry Spinelli
Crash – by Jerry Spinelli
Wringer – by Jerry Spinelli

October – Early Readers
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus -by BarbaraPark
Frindle -by Andrew Clements
Arthur, For the Very First Time - by Patricia MacLachlan
Judy Moody -by Megan McDonald
Sideways Stories from Wayside School -by Louis Sachar
Knights of the Kitchen Table- Time Warp Trio Series – by Jon Scieszka
The Hundred Dresses - by Eleanor Estes
Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days - by Stephen Manes
Mick Harte Was Here - by Barbara Park
Adventures of the Bailey School Kids -by Debbie Dadey(Pick any one of your choice)
Magic Treehouse Series - by Mary Pope Osborne (Pick anyone of your choice)

November – Sharon Creech Author Study
Walk Two Moons - by Sharon Creech
Love that Dog – by Sharon Creech
Ruby Holler – by Sharon Creech
Chasing Redbird – by Sharon Creech
The Wanderer – by Sharon Creech
Grandma Torrelli’s Soup- by Sharon Creech

December- Christmas Picture Books
The Polar Express - by Chris Van Allsburg
Christmas Oranges - retold by Linda Bethers
The Littlest Angel -by Charles Tazewell
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies -by Laura Numeroff
Gingerbread Baby - by Jan Brett
The Legend of the Candy Cane - by Lori Walburg
The Tale of the Three Trees - retold by Angela Elwell Hunt
The Christmas Candle -by Richard Paul Evans
Shoemaker Martin – by Brigitte Hanhart and Michael Hale
Cajun Night Before Christmas - by Howard Trosclair
The Crippled Lamb - by Max Lucado
Auntie Claus - by Elise Primavera
The Trees of the Dancing Goats - by Patricia Polocco
Olive the Other Reindeer - by Vivian Walsh
The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza -by David Shannon

January – None (We had a dinner and shared our favorites)

February – Mysteries
The View from the Cherry Tree – by Willo Davis Roberts
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Theif – by Wendelin Van Draanen
The Dollhouse Murderers – by Betty Ren Wright
Regarding the Fountain – by Kate Klise
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective – by Donald J. Sobol
Secret of the Red Gate Farm – by Carolyn Keene

March – Selections From Our Favorites in January
Nory Ryan’s Song – by Patricia Reilly Giff
Pictures of Hollis Woods – by Patricia Reilly Giff
Uncle Jed’s Barbershop – by Margaree King Mitchell
Goodnight, Mr. Tom – by Michelle Magorian
Seven Daughters and Seven Sons – by Barbara Cohen
Make Lemonade – by Virginia E. Wolff

April – Novels in Verse
Out of the Dust – by Karen Hesse
Witness – by Karen Hesse
Aleutian Sparrow – by Karen Hesse
Carver: A Life in Poems – by Marilyn Nelson
Locomotion – by Jaqueline Woodson
Bronx Masquerade – by Nikki Grimes

May - Biographies (Women in History)
Wilma Unlimited - by Kathleen Krull
Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker - by Katrhyn Lasky
The Heroine of the Titanic - by Joan W. Blos
When Marian Sang - by Pam Munoz Ryan
Good Queen Bess - by Diane Stanley
Eleanor - by Barbara Cooney
Minty - by Alan Schroeder
Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa - by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Kate Shelley: Bound for Legacy - by Robert D. San Souci
Emily - by Michael Bedard
America’s Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle - by David A. Adler
Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon - by Jeannine Atkins
Through My Eyes - by Ruby Bridges
Rabble Rousers: 20 Women Who Made a Difference - by Cheryl Harness
Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) - by Kathleen Krull
You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? - by Jean Fritz

June - Fairytales
The Tale of Despereaux - by Kate DiCamillo
Briar Rose - by Jane Yolen
The Frog Princess - by E. D. Baker
Goose Chase - by Patrice Kindl
East - by Edith Pattou
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the Beast - by Robin McKinley

July - Futuristic Societies
The Giver - Lois Lowry
Gathering Blue - by Lois Lowry
Among the Hidden - by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Among the Imposters - by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Among the Betrayed - by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Among the Barons - by Margaret Peterson Haddix

August - E.L. Konigsburg Author Study
Throwing Shadows - by E.L. Konigsburg
The Second Mrs. Giaconda - by E.L. Konigsburg
Silent to the Bone - by E.L. Konigsburg
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place - by E.L. Konigsburg
Up From Jericho Tel - by E.L. Konigsburg

September - New Books by Authors we have Read
Messenger - by Lois Lowry
Among the Brave - by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Heartbeat - by Sharon Creech
Maggie’s Door - by Patricia Reilly Giff
One of the following:
Milkweed - by Jerry Spinelli
Canning Season - by Polly Horvath
Regarding the Sink: Where, oh Where, Did Waters Go? - by Kate Klise
Never Mind!: A Twin Novel - by Avi and Rachel Vail

October - Picture Book Art Study
Everyone shared info about a different illustrator

November - Historical Fiction, Prairie Books
Sarah, Plain and Tall - by Patricia MacLaughlin
Skylark (sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall) - by Patricia MacLaughlin
Prairie Songs - by Pam Conrad
Little House on the Prairie - by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Caddie Woodlawn - by Carol Ryrie Brink
Charlotte’s Rose - by A.E. Cannon
All the Places to Love - by Patricia MacLaughlin (picture book)
Bluestem - by Frances Arrington
Caleb’s Song - by Patricia MacLaughlin
More Perfect than the Moon - by Patricia Maclaughlin

December - Robin McKinley Author Study
The Hero and the Crown - by Robin McKinley
The Blue Sword - by Robin McKinley

January - Author Autobiographies
How Angel Peterson Got His Name - by Gary Paulsen
Knots in my Yo-yo String - by Jerry Spinelli
Looking Back - by Lois Lowry

February - Avi Author Study
Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel - by Avi
Poppy - by Avi
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle - by Avi
The Man Who Was Poe - by Avi
Romeo and Juliet -- Together (and Alive!) at Last - by Avi

March - Realistic Fiction
Olive's Ocean - by Kevin Henkes
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town - by Kimberly Willis Holt
Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World
Flipped - by Wendelin Van Drannen
Hoot - by Carl Hiaasen

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Ella Enchented was another family favorite movie.