5 Lists Containing 5 Books Each

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I know there are lots of “best of” lists at this time of the year, but this is my contribution to the list-making frenzy.  Here are five lists – just in time for your holiday shopping.

My 5 Favorite Picture Books of 2009

The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth

Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales by Lucy Cousins

The Duchess of Whimsy by Randall de Seve

A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis

Snow Day by Komako Sakai

The 5 Best (Adult) Books I Read this Year:

Netherland by Joseph O’Neill

The Rain Before It Falls by Jonathan Coe

Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Stitches by David Small

The 5 Best Young Adult Novels I Read this Year

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Fire Catcher by Suzanne Collins

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

My 5 Favorite New Chapter Books for Beginning Readers:

Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes by Kate DiCamillo

Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes

Houndsley and Catina Plink and Plunk by James Howe

How Oliver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills

Clementine’s Letter by Sara Pennypacker

5 Favorite New Children’s Poetry Books

Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection, selected by Michael Rosen

Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems, edited by Georgia Heard

City I Love by Lee Bennett Hopkins

A Foot in the Mouth: Poems to Speak, Sing and Shout by Paul Janeczko

Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman


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