Below I have listed the book I have read so far this year and placed them into the categories in which they belong. By clicking on the title of the book, it will bring you directly to the related post. Adjacent to each title, is the author and one interest facet of the blog post itself.

Books listed in ABC order by title here.

Newbery Winners

  1. The Crossover – Kwame Alexander
  2. Flora & Ulysses – Kate Dicamillo: BDA Activities


  1. Chuck Close: Face Book – Chuck Close
  2. The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth – Kathleen Krull: BDA Activities & Web 2.0 Tool (The Cube Creator)

Historical Fiction

  1. When The Beat Was Born:DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop – Laban Carrick Hill


  1. Kinda Like Brothers – Coe Booth: BDA Activities
  2. Why Do We Fight? Conflict, War & Peace – Niki Walker
  3. Under The Mesquite – Guadalupe Garcia Mccall: Voki

Notable Choice

  1. Paperboy – Vince Vawter
  2. Better Nate Than Ever – Tim Federle: BDA Activities


  1. Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told In Haiku – Lee Wardlaw

Graphic Novel

  1. El Deafo – CeCe Bell
  2. This One Summer – Mariko Tamaki


  1. Swindle – Gordon Korman: BDA Activities & Infographic
  2. Three Time Lucky – Shelia Turnage: Blabberize