Tuesday, January 1, 2008

My Favorite Books of 2007

I had lots of favorite books of 2007. Here are just some of my very, very favorites. If they have links, they are linked to my reviews.

Picture Books

Mama’s Saris by Pooja Makhijani, illustrated by Elena Gomez
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Chester by Melanie Watt
Penguin by Polly Dunbar
Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett
Leaves by David Ezra Stein
Psst! By Adam Rex
The Incredible Book Eating Boy written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Williams and Khadra Mohammed, illustrated by Doug Chayka
Go to Bed Monster by Natasha Wing, illustrated by Sylvie Kantorovitz
Scribble by Deborah Freedman
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Julie Paschkis
Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Middle Grade

Edward’s Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan
No Talking by Andrew Clements
Iron Thunder by Avi
Aurora County All Stars by Deborah Wiles
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf by Jennifer L. Holm
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis


Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt


Jabberwocky reimagined and illustrated by Christopher Myers
Dogku by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Tim Bowers
Today and Today haiku by Issa, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Hey You! Poems to Skyscrapers, Mosquitoes, and Other Fun Things by Paul B. Janeczko, illustrated by Robert Rayevsky
This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pam Zagarenski

1 comment:

Natasha said...

I'm honored to be on your list.