OPL Children’s Librarians Best Books 2009

If you are still looking for holiday gifts, you may want to see if your children may be interested in some of our favorite books that were published in 2009. Here’s our list:

Picture Books/Easy Readers
Marci:
Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks
Poodle and Hound by Kathryn Lasky
Stagecoach Sal by Deborah Hopkinson
Debbie:
Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty
Guess Again by Mac Barnett
Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson by Sharon Robinson
Judy:
Footprints in the Snow by Mei Matsuoka
How to lose all Your Friends by Nancy Carlson
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
Trish:
The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School by Laurie Halse Anderson
Red Sings from the Tree Tops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman
Princess Bess Gets Dressed by Margery Cuyler
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano
Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo by E.S. Redmond
Birdie’s Big Girl Shoes by Sujean Rim
Sally:
Moonshadow’s Journey by Gillian Lobel
The Truly Terribly Horrible Sweater that Grandma Knit by Debbie Macomber
My Forever Dress by Harriet Ziefert

Picture Books for Older Readers
Judy:
January’s Sparrow by Patricia Polacco
The Secret Shofar of Barcelona by Jacqueline Dembar Greene

Chapter Books
Marci:
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko
Debbie:
11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
The Small Adventure of Elvis and Popeye by Barbara O’Connor
Judy:
SLOB by Ellen Potter
Trish:
A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck
Sally:
Everything for a Dog by Ann Martin

The True Gift :  A Christmas Story by Patricia MacLachlan

Non-Fiction Books
Marci:
The Great and Only Barnum : the Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum by Candace Fleming
Claudette Colvin : Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M. Hoose
Marching for Freedom : Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge
Debbie:
The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors by Chris Barton
Judy:
Living Sunlight by Molly Bang
14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy
Sally:
Never Smile at a Monkey by Steve Jenkins

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