Saturday, August 10, 2013

Who's One Top: Children's Books

Top 5 Children's Books:
Picture Books:
1. Pere The Cat: The Wheels On The Bus, by James Dean
2. The Day The Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt
3. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
4. Steam Train, Dream Train, by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
5. Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes, by Eric Litwin
#Spotlight:
Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes
By Eric Litwin
Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as we steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song...because it's all good.

Ages: 3 - 7


Middle Grade:
1. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
2. The Son Of Sobek, by Rick Riordan
3. Out of My Mind, by Sharon M. Draper
4. The One And Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
5. Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth, by Jane O'Connor
#Spotlight:
Out Of My Mind
By Sharon M. Draper
Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording. Always. And there's no delete button. She's the smartest kid in her whole school—but no one knows it. Most people—her teachers and doctors included—don't think she's capable of learning, and up until recently her school days consisted of listening to the same preschool-level alphabet lessons again and again and again. If only she could speak up, if only she could tell people what she thinks and knows . . . but she can't, because Melody can't talk. She can't walk. She can't write.

Being stuck inside her head is making Melody go out of her mind—that is, until she discovers something that will allow her to speak for the first time ever. At last Melody has a voice . . . but not everyone around her is ready to hear it.

From multiple Coretta Scott King Award winner Sharon M. Draper comes a story full of heartache and hope. Get ready to meet a girl whose voice you'll never, ever forget.


Young Adult:
1. The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green
2. Divergent, by Veronica Roth
3. Insurgent, by Veronica Roth
4. Looking For Alaska, by John Green
5. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
#Spotlight:
The Elite
By Kiera Cass
The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection.

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.


Series:
1. The Mortal Instruments, by Cassandra Clare
2. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
3. Percy Jackson & The Olympians, by Rick Riordan
4. I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore
5. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renee Russell
#Spotlight:
I Am Number Four
By Pittacus Lore
Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books - but we are real.

Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. We have lived among you without you knowing.

But they know.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.

I am Number Four.

I am next.


Disclaimer: All blurbs come from Goodreads.com, all list come from NYTimes.com.
 

2 comments:

  1. I might have to get Pete the Cat for my Granddaughter. Thanks for the review!

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  2. I might have to get Pete the Cat for my Granddaughter. Thanks for the review!

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