Sunday, September 16, 2012

Karen Hokanson Miller

Karen Hokanson Miller:

Last week I visited Prairie Lights Books for the FIRST Time!
It won’t be the last!
I met Barbara Stein, a guru of kids’ books who shared her knowledge and excitement of some of the new books for kids. She even gave me a copy of their 2012 favorites.
This list is compiled by Barbara Stein and Victoria Walton. I can’t wait to finish reading the list (and I’m not kidding!)

Fox, Mem                        Hello Baby!
Gershator, Phillis            Who’s in the
Hutchins, Hazel            Up Cat; Up Dog
Stein, David                        Pouch

Poetry, Songs and Mother Goose
Alexander, Elizabeth            Praise Song for
                                    The Day
Elliot, David                        In the Sea
Florian, Douglas            UnBeelievables
Hoberman, MaryAnn
                                    Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart           
Loeb, Lisa                        Lisa Loeb’s Silly

Ketteman, Helen            Senorita Gordita
Lowry, Amy                        Fox Tales: Four Fables from Aesop
Stampler, Ann                        The Wooden Sword” A Jewish Tale from                                                                                     Afghanistan

Picture Books
Allen, Jonathan            Don’t Copy Me
Buzzeo, Toni                        One Cool Friend
Davies, Nicola                        Just Ducks
Henkes, Kevin                        Penny and her Song
Hobbie, Holly                        Gem
Joose, Barbara                        Old Robert and the Sea-Silly Cats
Kalman, Maira            Looking at Lincoln
Lyons, Kelly                        Ellen’s Broom
Nichols, Grace                        I’m Fast                       
Parker, Marjorie            Whoa Baby, Whoa!
Patricelli, Leslie            Faster! Faster!
Schaefer, Lola M.            One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters
Singer, Marilyn            Tallulah’s Solo
Stoeke, Janet                        The Loopy Coop Hens: Pip’s Trip
Strauss, Linda                        The Elijah door: A Passover Tale
Wells, Rosemary            Yoko Learns to Read

Corey, Shana                        Here Come the Girl Scouts!
William                        The Boy Who Harnessed Wind
Lang, Heather                        Queen of the Track
Nivola, Claire                        Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
Tavares, Matt                        There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter who ever Lived
Walker, Sally                        Freedom Song: The Story of Henry “Box” Brown

Kareem                        What color is my World? The Lost History of African-American
Carnesi, Monica            Little Dog Lost: The True Story of the Dog Named Baltic
Davies, Nicola                        Outside your Window: A First Book of Nature
Jenkins, Steve                        The Beetle Book
Judge, Lita                        Bird Talk: What Birds Are Saying and Why
The Mayo Clinic Kids’ Cookbook: 50 Favorite Recipes for Fun and Healthy eating
McHugh, Erin                        National Parks: A Kids’ Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments                                                 and Landmarks
Novesky, Amy            Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keefe painted what she                                                 Pleased
Potter, Alicia                        Mrs. Harkness and the Panda

Transitional Chapter Books

Butler, Dori                        The Case of the School Ghost
Cronin, Doreen            The Legend of Diamond Lil: A J.J. Tully Mystery
English, Karen                        Nikki and Deja: A Wedding Drama
Hest, Amy                        Letters to Leo
Jonell, Lynn                        Lawn Mower Magic
Jones, Diana Wynne
                                    Earwig and the Witch
McCall Smith,
Alexander                        The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case
McDonald, Megan            Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk
O’Connor, Jane            Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth           

Applegate, Katharine
                                    The One and Only Ivan
Boyce, Frank                        Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again
Foley, Lizzie                        Remarkable
Hiassen, Carl                        Chomp
Ibbotson, Eva                        One Dog and His Little Boy
Levine, Kristin            The Lions of Little Rock
McKay, Hilary            Caddy’s World
Palacio, R.J.                  Wonder
Rex, Adam                     Cold Cereal
Riordan, Rick                The Serpent’s Shadows: Kane Chronicles Book 3
Stewart, Trenton
Lee                                    The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

Andrews, Jesse            Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Green, John                        The Fault in our Stars
Handler, Daniel            Why we Broke up
Petrucha, Stefan            Ripper
Quick, Matthew            Boy21
Voorhoeve, Anne            My Family for the War
Woodson, Jacqueline            Beneath a Meth Moon