2008 Books Read

I’m stealing this idea from my friend Elizabeth. My list is long, but not long enough. I always feel like I’m catching up on all the great stuff out there. Many of these are picture books (and I’ve probably missed a few of those). I’ll have to decide if I want to keep including the picture books, as they make for lots of typing and linking….

The ones with * were audio books. I’ve linked to any of my posts about the books.

1. Spiderwick Chronicles Book One: The Field Guide-Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi
2. Otto Undercover #1: Born to Drive-Rhea Perlman
3. A to Z Mysteries: Absent Author-Ron Roy
4. Please Write In This Book-Mary Amato
5. Sideways Stories From Wayside School-Louis Sachar
6. Shredderman #1: Secret Identity-Wendelin Van Draanen
7. Feathers-Jacqueline Woodson
8. Have You Seen My Potty?-Kelly Mij
9. Elmer-David McKee
10. Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock-Eric A. Kimmel
11. When Randolph Turned Rotten-Charise Mericle Harper
12. The Cuddle Book-Guido Van Genechten
13. Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-Doreen Rapapport
14. Skin Again-bell hooks
15. Happy to Be Nappy-bell hooks
16. Be Boy Buzz-bell hooks
17. *Criss Cross-Lynne Rae Perkins
18. Not a Stick-Antoinette Portis
19. When Dinosaurs Came With Everything-Elise Broach
20. Henry’s Freedom Box-Ellen Levine
21. *The Green Glass Sea-Ellen Klages
22. *Al Capone Does My Shirts-Gennifer Choldenko
23. Excuse Me!-Lisa Kopelke
24. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom-Carole Boston Weatherford
25. Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky-Faith Ringgold
26. Chicky Chicky Chook Chook-Cathy MacLennan
27. *The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 1)-Lemony Snicket
28. Lucky-Alice Sebold
29. Howtoons: The Possibilities Are Endless!-Saul Griffith
30. *Princess Academy-Shannon Hale
31. *The Higher Power of Lucky-Susan Patron
32. Babymouse: Queen of the World!-Jennifer L. Holm
33. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice-Laurie R. King
34. *The Wednesday Wars-Gary D. Schmidt
35. Persuasion (I started this 6 years ago and never finished it until this year)-Jane Austen
36. *No Country for Old Men-Cormac McCarthy
37. Rules-Cynthia Lord
38. Genies Don’t Ride Bicycles (Bailey School Kids #8)-Debbie Dadey
39. The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes #14: It’s Music to My Ears-Anne Mazer
40. Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity-Mo Willems
41. Shelly-Margie Palatini
42. Moo Who?-Margie Palatini
43. Junie B., First Grader (At Last!)-Barbara Park
44. *The Historian-Elizabeth Kostova
45. Midnight for Charlie Bone-Jenny Nimmo
46. *Flush-Carl Hiaasen
47. The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain-Peter Sis
48. Doing It-Melvin Burgess
49. *The Road-Cormac McCarthy
50. What Pet To Get?-Emma Dodd
51. Little Hoot-Amy Krouse Rosenthal
52. Frindle-Andrew Clements
53. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things-Carolyn Mackler
54. Fancy Nancy-Jane O’Connor
55. The Jazz Fly-Matthew Gollub
56. *The English Patient-Michael Ondaatje
57. Animal Band-Christopher S. Jennings
58. Hogwash-Arthur Geisert
59. The Invention of Hugo Cabret-Brian Selznick
60. Buried-Robin Merrow MacCready
61. King Dork-Frank Portman
62. Infamous Trials-Bruce Chadwick
63. The Matzo Ball Boy-Lisa Shulman
64. Dinosaur on Passover-Diane Levin Rauchwerger
65. This is the Matzah-Abby Levine
66. The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders-Jack Prelutsky
67. A Light in the Attic-Shel Silverstein
68. Ladybug Girl-Jacky Davis
69. *Treasure Island-Robert Louis Stevenson
70. The Sisters Grimm #1: Fairy Tale Detectives-Michael Buckley
71. The Giving Tree-Shel Silverstein
72. *The Plot Against America-Philip Roth
73. Dr. Franklin’s Island-Ann Halam
74. *The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #2)-Rick Riordan
75. *The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #3)-Rick Riordan
76. The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!-Mo Willems
77. Duck Soup-Jackie Urbanovic
78. Duck at the Door-Jackie Urbanovic
79. Duck for President-Doreen Cronin
80. Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts-Joelle Hoverson
81. Denyse Schmidt Quilts-Denyse Schmidt
82. Everybody Bonjours!-Leslie Kimmelman
83. Who’s Hiding?-Saturo Onishi
84. Daddy’s Roommate-Michael Wilhoite
85. Grump Groan Growl-bell hooks
86. John, Paul, George and Ben-Lane Smith
87. Pinocchio Boy-Lane Smith
88. Silent Music-James Rumford
89. Never Take a Shark to the Dentist-Judi Barrett
90. There Was a Man Who Loved a Rat: And Other Vile Little Poems-Gerda Rovetch
91. Flanimals-Ricky Gervais
92. More Flanimals-Ricky Gervais
93. Bertil and the Bathroom Elephants-Inger Lindahl
94. Alfred Digs-Lindsay Barrett George
95. Sisters and Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World-Robin Page
96. Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan-Mary Williams
97. *If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period-Gennifer Choldenko
98. *Before I Die-Jenny Downham
99. Ronnie: The Autobiography-Ronnie Wood
100. *The Tale of Despereax-Kate DiCamillo
101. Amulet Book 1: The Stonekeeper-Kazu Kibuishi
102. Love From Woolly-Nina Michaels
103. The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard-Gregory Rogers
104. Big Smelly Bear-Britta Teckentrup
105. The House in the Night-Susan Marie Swanson
106. *The Golden Compass-Philip Pullman
107. *Spiderwick Chronicles Book Two: The Seeing Stone-Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi
108. Zen Shorts-Jon J Muth
109. Zen Ties-Jon J Muth
110. I’m the Best Artist in the Ocean-Kevin Sherry
111. Spiderwick Chronicles Book Three: Lucinda’s Secret-Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi
112. *Spiderwick Chronicles Book Four: The Ironwood Tree-Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi
113. *Spiderwick Chronicles Book Five: The Wrath of Mulgarath-Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi
114. Owney the Mail-Pouch Pooch-Mona Kerby
115. Unwind-Neal Shusterman
116. Big Bad Bunny-Franny Billingsley
117. Skunkdog-Emily Jenkins
118. Monkey and Me-Emily Gravett
119. Monster Hug!-David Ezra Stein
120. Lightship-Brian Floca
121. Dimity Dumpty: The Story of Humpty’s Little Sister-Bob Graham
122. I’m Not Scared!-Jonathan Allen
123. The First Bear in Africa!-Satomi Ichikawa
124. La La Rose-Satomi Ichikawa
125. My Father’s Shop-Satomi Ichikawa
126. Come Fly With Me-Satomi Ichikawa
127. Caps For Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business-Esphyr Slobodkina
128. Behind the Curtain: An Echo Falls Mystery-Peter Abrahams
129. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane-Kate DiCamillo
130. Infected-Scott Sigler
131. The Death of Jayson Porter-Jaime Adoff
132. Into the Dark: An Echo Falls Mystery-Peter Abrahams
133. Because of Winn-Dixie-Kate DiCamillo
134. The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl-Barry Lyga
135. Say Hello-Jack and Michael Foreman
136. Duel!: Burr and Hamilton’s Deadly War of Words-Dennis Brindell Fradin
137. The Dangerous Alphabet-Neil Gaiman
138. Nit-Pickin’-Nancy Van Laan
139. Good Enough To Eat-Brock Cole
140. Nothing-Jon Agee
141. Pictures From Our Vacation-Lynne Rae Perkins
142. A Good Day-Kevin Henkes
143. My Name is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez-Monica Brown
144. Rainstorm-Barbara Lehman
145. Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar-Clare Jarrett
146. Cool Daddy Rat-Kristyn Crow
147. Sometimes You Get What You Want-Lisa Brown & Meredith Gary
148. Fine As We Are-Algy Craig Hall
149. Will Sheila Share?-Elvia Savadier
150. Cinderella Skeleton-Robert D. San Souci
151. The Hullabaloo ABC-Beverly Cleary
152. Picture a Letter-Brad Sneed
153. The Jazzy Alphabet-Sherry Shahan
154. Tomorrow’s Alphabet-George Shannon
155. A Gull’s Story-Frank Finale
156. Patty’s Pumpkin Patch-Teri Sloat
157. Into the A, B, Sea-Deborah Lee Rose
158. Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic-Steven Schnur
159. Winter: An Alphabet Acrostic-Steven Schnur
160. Summer: An Alphabet Acrostic-Steven Schnur
161. What Pete Ate from A to Z-Maira Kalman
162. *Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4)-Rick Riordan
163. I Stink!-Kate McMullan
164. Flora McDonnell’s ABC Book-Flora McDonnell
165. Girls A to Z-Eve Bunting
166. The Alphabet from Z to A-Judith Viorst
167. AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First-Alethea Kontis
168. The Afro-Bets ABC Book-Cheryl Willis Hudson
169. I Love My New Toy!-Mo Willems
170. Alphabet Adventure-Audrey Wood
171. The Alphabet from A to Y With Bonus Letter Z!-Steve Martin
172. The Alphabet Tree-Leo Lionni
173. Terrific-Jon Agee
174. I Will Surprise My Friend!-Mo Willems
175. Splat the Cat-Rob Scotton
176. What Do Animals Do on the Weekend?-Lauren Faulkenberry
177. The Retired Kid-Jon Agee
178. *The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe-C.S. Lewis
179. The Watchmen-Alan Moore
180. Eating the Alphabet-Lois Ehlert
181. The Hidden Alphabet-Laura Vaccaro Seeger
182. Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas-Cheryl Bardoe
183. Stealing Home: Jackie Robinson: Against the Odds-Robert Burleigh
184. Clementine-Sara Pennypacker
185. Heather Has Two Mommies-Leslea Newman
186. Molly’s Family-Nancy Garden
187. And Tango Makes Three-Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
188. King & King-Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland
189. ABC: A Family Alphabet Book-Bobbie Combs
190. We Belong Together-Todd Parr
191. Mercy Watson to the Rescue-Kate DiCamillo
192. I Could Do That!: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote-Linda Arms White
193. The Pirate Queen-Emily Arnold McCully
194. Rosa-Nikki Giovanni
195. What Charlie Heard-Mordicai Gerstein
196. Clementine’s Letter-Sara Pennypacker
197. Henry and Mudge and Annie’s Perfect Pet-Cynthia Rylant
198. The Year I Didn’t Go to School-Giselle Potter
199. When Marian Sang-Pam Munoz Ryan
200. When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone-Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
201. What Will Fat Cat Sit On?-Jan Thomas
202. United Tweets of America: 50 State Birds-Hudson Talbott
203. Red Sled-Patricia Thomas
204. Robot Dreams-Sara Varon
205. *Peter Pan-J.M. Barrie
206. The Talented Clementine-Sara Pennypacker
207. Show Way-Jacqueline Woodson
208. Little Rat Makes Music-Monika Bang-Campbell
209. Fred Stays With Me!-Nancy Coffelt
210. Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale-Carmen Agra Deedy
211. I Don’t Like Gloria!-Kaye Umansky
212. Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose-Leo & Diane Dillon
213. Orange Pear Apple Bear-Emily Gravett
214. Yo, Jo!-Rachel Isadora
215. The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County-Janice N. Harrington
216. John’s Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon-Doreen Rappaport
217. Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator-Shelley Tanaka
218. Hogwood Steps Out: A Good, Good Pig Story-Howard Mansfield
219. Keisha Ann Can!-Kirk Daniel
220. Uh-Oh, Cleo-Jessica Harper
221. Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa-Veronica Chambers
222. Reaching for the Moon-Buzz Aldrin
223. How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning-Rosalyn Schanzer
224. Me Hungry!-Jeremy Tankard
225. Accidental Alphabet-Dianna Bonder
226. M Is for Mischief: An A to Z of Naughty Children-Linda Ashman
227. The Snowman-Raymond Briggs
228. Flotsam-David Weisner
229. My Colors, My World/Mis colores, mi mundo-Maya Christina Gonzalez
230. *The Subtle Knife-Philip Pullman
231. Stuart’s Cape-Sara Pennypacker
232. Dog and Bear-Laura Vaccaro Seeger
233. Dog and Bear: Two’s Company-Laura Vaccaro Seeger
234. I’m Bad!-Kate McMullan
235. Mazes Around the World-Mary D. Lankford
236. Trainstop-Barbara Lehman
237. Four Hungry Kittens-Emily Arnold McCully
238. Wave-Suzy Lee
239. Museum Trip-Barbara Lehman
240. A Circle of Friends-Giora Carmi
241. The Marvelous Misadventures of Fun-Boy-Ralph Cosentino
242. Un-Brella-Scott E. Franson
243. Oops-Arthur Geisert
244. The Adventures of Polo-Regis Faller
245. Zoom-Istvan Banyai
246. Dear Dumb Diary #1: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened-Jim Benton
247. The Knights’ Tales #1: The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great-Gerald Morris
248. The Giant of Seville-Dan Andreasen
249. Su Dongpo-Demi
250. Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind-Judy Finchler & Kevin O’Malley
251. First Grade, Here I Come!-Nancy Carlson
252. Gretchen Groundhog, It’s Your Day!-Abby Levine
253. Groundhog Gets a Say-Pamela Curtis Swallow
254. The Clouds Above-Jordan Crane
255. Madam President-Lane Smith
256. Don’t Take Your Snake for a Stroll-Karin Ireland
257. The Night is Singing-Jacqueline Davies
258. Bear Feels Scared-Karma Wilson
259. Rain Play-Cynthia Cotten
260. The Scrambled States of America Talent Show-Laurie Keller
261. Bedtime at the Swamp-Krysten Crow
262. Dog Day-Sarah Hayes
263. Made in China: A Story of Adoption-Vanita Oelschlager
264. Boogie Knights-Lisa Wheeler
265. Born to Read-Judy Sierra
266. Little Tad Grows Up-Giuliano Ferri
267. Tadpole Rex-Kurt Cyrus
268. A Frog in the Bog-Karma Wilson
269. Knitting Nell-Julie Jersild Roth
270. Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship-Isabella Hatkoff
271. Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown-Paula Danziger
272. Bear Snores On-Karma Wilson
273. Bear Wants More-Karma Wilson
274. Bear’s New Friend-Karma Wilson
275. Bear Feels Sick-Karma Wilson
276. Bear Stays Up for Christmas-Karma Wilson
277. Garmann’s Summer-Stian Hole
278. Astronaut Handbook-Meghan McCarthy
279. Strong Man: The Story of Charles Atlas-Meghan McCarthy
280. Aliens Are Coming!: The True Account of the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast-Meghan McCarthy
281. Hello, Bumblebee Bat-Darrin Lunde
282. Meet the Meerkat-Darrin Lunde
283. The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909-Alice Provensen
284. Oh Rats!: The Story of Rats and People-Albert Marrin
285. The Story of Salt-Mark Kurlansky
286. The Arrival-Shaun Tan
287. The Night Pirates-Peter Harris
288. Giggle-Wiggle Wake-Up -Nancy White Carlstrom
289. What Happened to Marion’s Book?-Brook Berg
290. Wild About Books-Judy Sierra
291. Pop’s Bridge-Eve Bunting
292. Thank you, Mr. Falker-Patricia Polacco
293. Chester-Melanie Watt
294. Shelf Elf-Jackie Mims Hopkins
295. Shelf Elf Helps Out-Jackie Mims Hopkins
296. Library Mouse-Daniel Kirk
297. “L” Is for Library-Nicole Wong
298. The Wonderful Thing About Hiccups-Cece Meng
299. Squids Will Be Squids-Jon Scieszka
300. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist-Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
301. Turtle’s Penguin Day-Valeri Gorbachev
302. Lila and the Secret of Rain-David Conway
303. Mr. Wiggle Goes to the Library-Paula M. Craig
304. Bamboo & Friends: Rainy Day-Felicia Law
305. Drip Drop-Sarah Weeks
306. Daft Bat-Jeanne Willis
307. Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type-Doreen Cronin
308. Forever Young-Bob Dylan & Paul Rogers
309. I.Q. Goes to the Library-Mary Ann Fraser
310. If I Were President-Catherine Stier
311. No, David!-David Shannon
312. David Goes to School-David Shannon
313. David Gets in Trouble-David Shannon
314. *Bel Canto-Anne Patchett
315. A Dinosaur Called Tiny-Alan Durant
316. Puff the Magic Dragon-Peter Yarrow and Eric Puybaret
317. Pinkalicious-Elizabeth Kann
318. Pete & Pickles-Berkeley Breathed
319. Fanny-Holly Hobbie
320. Llama Llama Red Pajama-Anna Dewdney
321. When Santa Turned Green-Victoria Perla
322. A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas-Philip Yates
323. Bark Park-Karen Gray Ruelle
324. Toot and Puddle: Wish You Were Here-Holly Hobbie
325. Bump in the Night-Edward Hemingway
326. Too Many Toys-David Shannon
327. Snowmen at Night-Caralyn Buehner
328. Lazy Little Loafers-Susan Orlean
329. The Rain Came Down-David Shannon
330. *Twilight-Stephanie Meyer
331. *The Penderwicks-Jeanne Birdsall
332. Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book?-Lauren Child
333. *The Willoughbys-Lois Lowry
334. Madeline’s Christmas-Ludwig Bemelmans
335. If You Take a Mouse to the Moves-Laura Numeroff
336. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Toot & Puddle)-Holly Hobbie
337. The Worst Person’s Christmas-James Stevenson
338. Christmas at Mud Flat-James Stevenson
339. The Polar Express-Chris Van Allsburg
340. Froggy’s Best Christmas-Jonathan London
341. Claude the Dog: A Christmas Story-Dick Gackenbach
342. Olivia Saves the Circus-Ian Falconer
343. Olivia Forms a Band-Ian Falconer
344. Olivia…and the Missing Toy-Ian Falconer
345. Arthur’s Perfect Christmas-Marc Brown
346. Olivia Helps With Christmas-Ian Falconer
347. *New Moon-Stephanie Meyer
348. Christmas Makes Me Think-Tony Medina
349. Mouse’s First Christmas-Lauren Thompson
350. Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree-Robert E. Barry
351. Olive, the Other Reindeer-Vivian Walsh
352. Dream Snow-Eric Carle
353. Great Joy-Kate DiCamillo
354. A Penguin Story-Antoinette Portis
355. My Penguin Osbert-Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
356. Merry Christmas, Merry Crow-Kathy Appelt