- Girlfriend Material – Melissa Kantor
- Front and Center – Catherine Gilbert Murdock
- Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians – Jarrett J. Krosoczka
- Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute – Jarrett J Krosoczka
- Chasing Lincoln’s Killer – James L. Swanson
- Touch – Francine Prose
- No Talking – Andrew Clements
Only my second Andrew Clements, but FAR better than Frindle in my opinion.
- Mockingbird – Kathryn Erskine
- Atonement – Ian McEwan
I don’t really know what to say about this one. I knew what the ending was before it got there. Also, the swearing really lessened my enjoyment of this book.
- The Girl with the Silver Eyes – Willo Davis Roberts
- How to Steal a Dog – Barbara O’Connor
- My Haunted House – Angie Sage
- Stitches: A Memoir – David Small
- Found – Margaret Peterson Haddix
- Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice – Phillip M. Hoose
- Amos Fortune, Free Man – Elizabeth Yates
- Miracles on Maple Hill – Virginia Sorensen
- Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village – Laura Amy Schlitz
- Rabbit Hill – Robert Lawson
- How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff
- Call it Courage – Armstrong Perry
- Lincoln: A Photobiography – Russell Freedman
- Medina Hill – Trilby Kent
- Jumped – Rita Garcia-Williams
- These Is My Words – Nancy E. Turner
- The First Part Last – Angela Johnson
- Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices – Paul Fleischman
- A Drowned Maiden’s Hair: A Melodrama – Laura Amy Schlitz
- So You Want to be President? – Judith St. George
- Babymouse: Skater Girl – Jennifer L. Holm
- Sleeping Naked is Green: How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge, Sold Her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days – Vanessa Farquharson
- The Matchlock Gun – Walter D. Edmonds
- Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry: How to Write a Poem – Jack Prelutsky
- The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had – Kristin Levine
- Lips Touch: Three Times – Laini Taylor
- The Rules of Survival – Nancy Werlin
- Splendor – Anna Gobersen
- Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith – Deborah Heligman
- The Middle Place – Kelly Corrigan
- East – Edith Pattou
- Soulless – Gail Carriger
- Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? – Louise Rennison
- Shug – Jenny Han
- The Actor and the Housewife – Shannon Hale
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Steig Larsson
- Daddy-Long-Legs – Jean Webster
- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life – Barbara Kingsolver
- Sunshine – Robin McKinley
- Kit’s Wilderness – David Almond
- Silent to the Bone – E. L. Konigsburg
- The Year of Secret Assignments – Jacyln Moriarty
- Lovestruck Summer – Melissa C. Walker
- The Everafter – Amy Huntley
- Absolutely Normal Chaos – Sharon Creech
- M.C. Higgins the Great – Virginia Hamilton
- Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking rat – Lynne Jonell
- Calamity Jack – Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Nathan Hale
- The White Darkness – Geraldine McCaughrean
- Sisters in Sanity – Gayle Forman
More depth than I would have expected. I find myself thinking about this book somewhat regularly.
It’s hard for me to believe that this was from the same author who wrote Princess Ben.
So funny. I immediately bought copies for both my libraries.
A quick, delightful read. These are excellent entry books into the world of Graphic Novels.
So well done. My mom read my copy and loved it, and I gave the adult version to both of Bart’s dads for Christmas.
Can hardly remember this book at all. Never a great sign.
It’s a bit hard for me to read these kinds of books, but this one was quite well-done and I loved the parallels to To Kill A Mockingbird.
I’d rather read Matilda, frankly. I think this book hasn’t aged all that well.
I could not believe how much the kids at my schools loved this book.
Most certainly the shortest book I read this year.
I get depressed just thinking about this book.
A great book, but I have zero interest in reading the sequel.
Really a fine book.
So delightful. Can’t wait to read this one to my kids.
I have avoided this book since all the negative responses to its winning the Newbery. But then I loved it.
I felt like an old person when I read this book, since I was so on the side of the farmers, rather than the animals.
Started out strong, but then dragged on until I nearly lost my will to live.
Call it Boring.
I loved this book. Time to pick up his book about Eleanor Roosevelt.
I am so not the ideal audience for these kinds of books. Gritty is not my style.
My very favorite book of the year.
Such a typical Printz kind of book.
Fun to listen to on CD.
I didn’t realize until just now that this is the same author as “Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!” I am very observant.
Delightful and funny.
Interesting, but I’m not giving up my toilet paper any time soon.
Bless this Newbery title for being short.
I loved this book. Jack Prelutsky is brilliant and clever.
I keep trying to write about this book. It was so intense but brilliantly done.
This series petered off a bit for me.
So interesting, but far more YA than I was expecting. For some reason, I thought it’d be middle grade level. Not so.
I liked it while reading it, but have kind of forgotten about it since.
I was never so surprised as when a girl at church recognized this book and said it was one of her favorites. How had I never even heard of it?
What an odd combination of Victorian England and vampires.
I laughed myself silly reading this one. Oh, Georgia, how I love you.
Good, but it’s no “The Summer I Turned Pretty.”
Delightful! I loved this book, as you well know.
A very fast, gripping read, but I had to skip a few too many pages for me to feel comfortable recommending.
Sweet, but so obviously old. Also, so obvious what the ending was.
Fascinating, but I still bought strawberries this week.
I don’t know what it was, but this book did nothing for me. I checked it out three times and renewed it twice more before I finished it.
Printz committee, I just do not understand you at all.
What an odd book. E. L. Konigsburg, you kind of perplex me.
Frankly, pretty forgettable.
Austin, how I miss you.
Quite delightful. A fast, weekend read.
Skip this, go straight to Walk Two Moons.
I realized I do not like books set over a period of just a day or two. Also, nothing happens in this book. Be warned.
Good, but not as good as Rapunzel’s Revenge.
Another Printz pick that had me completely stymied. Where do they FIND these things?
If I Stay was far superior. I wonder why she switched publishers.
And that’s 2009.