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Archive Of My #BookADay and Book Recommendation Posts

This is a list of some of the books I've read or reread in Donalyn Miller's Annual Book-A-Day Challenge and my book recommendations. You can read more about Donalyn's Summer Reading & 8th Annual #BookADay Challenge on her blog. You can also browse all my #BookADay collages on Flickr and Pinterest, plus browse my #BookADay posts on Twitter. Please note that I am NOT a book reviewer.-- Debbie Ridpath Ohi

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2016

MiNRS 2 - by Kevin Sylvester (Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster, 2016).

This Is our Baby, Born Today - by Varsha Bajaj and Eliza Wheeler (Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin, 2016).

How To Outfox Your Friends When You Don't Have A Clue - by Jess Keating (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2015).

Red, White and Boom! - by Lee Wardlaw and Huy Voun Lee (Henry Holt and Co BYR, 2012)

Some Bugs - by Angela DiTerlizzi and Brendan Wenzel (Beach Lane/S&S, 2014).

Beware That Girl - by Teresa Toten (Doubleday Canada, 2016).

Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast - by Josh Funk (Sterling Publishing, 2015)

The Game Of Love and Death - by Martha Brockenbrough (Arthur A. Levine, 2015).

Daughter Of Smoke & Bone - by Laini Taylor (Little, Brown, 2011)

The First Last Day - by Dorian Cirrone (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster, 2016)

Draw The Line - by Laurent Linn (Simon & Schuster, 2016).

Malaika's Costume - by Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher (Groundwood, 2016).

My Life Before Me - by Norah McClintock (Orca Books, 2015)

I Love Cake - by Tammi Sauer and Angie Rozelaar (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, 2016).

Navel Gazing - by Michael Ian Black (Gallery Books/S&S, 2016)

The Night Gardener -by The Fan Brothers (Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2016).

The Bus Ride by Marianne Dubuc (Kids Can Press, 2015).

Baseballogy - by Kevin Sylvester (Annick Press, 2015).

Oh No, Astro! - by Matt Roeser and Brad Woodard (Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2016).

The Wild Robot - written by Peter Brown (Little, Brown Books For Young Readers, 2016).

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2015

Jan. 19, 2015: Uncle Montague's Tales Of Terror - written by Chris Priestley, illustrated by David Roberts (Bloomsbury US, 2011).

May 20, 2015: Now That You're Here - by Amy K. Nichols (Knopf Books For Young Readers, 2014).

May 21, 2015: Wherever You Go - by Pat Zietlow Miller and Eliza Wheeler (Little, Brown Books For Young Readers, 2015).

May 22, 2015: The Yeti Files: Meet The Bigfeet - by Kevin Sherry (Scholastic, 2014).

May 23, 2015: You Nest Here With Me - by Jane Yolen, Heidi Stemple and Melissa Sweet (Boyds Mill Press, 2015).

May 25, 2015: Fox And Squirrel Make A Friend - by Ruth Ohi (Scholastic Canada, 2015).

May 26, 2015: Won Ton and Chopstick - by Lee Wardlaw and Eugene Yelchin (Henry Holt, 2015).

May 27, 2015: Louise Loves Art - by Kelly Light (Balzer & Bray, 2014).

May 28, 2015: Shadow Chasers - by Elly MacKay (Running Press, 2014).

May 29, 2015: Faraway Friends - by Russ Cox (Sky Pony Press, 2015).

May 30, 2015: Nancy Knows - by Cybele Young (Tundra Books, 2014).

June 1st, 2015: Mr. Zinger's Hat - by Cary Faga and Dusan Petricic (Tundra Books, 2012).

June 2nd, 2015: This One Summer - by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood, 204).

June 3rd, 2015: The Whale In My Swimming Pool - by Joyce Wan (Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015).

June 5, 2015: City Of Savages - by Lee Kelly (Saga Press/Simon & Schuster, 2015).

June 7, 2015: A Penguin Named Patience - by Suzanne Lewis & Lisa Anchin (Sleeping Bear Press, 2015).

June 8, 2015: Punch Like A Girl - by Karen Krossing (Orca Books, 2015).

June 10, 2015: The Pirate and the Penguin - by Patricia Storms (Owlkids, 2009).

June 11, 2015: Crafty Chloe, Dress-Up Mess-up - by Kelly DiPucchio and Heather Ross (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, 2013).

June 13, 2015: The Thickety: A Path Begins - by J.A. White, illustrated by Andrea Offermann (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, 2014).

June 16, 2015: The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster, Sept.8/2015).

June 17, 2015: My Blue Is Happy by Jessica Young and Catia Chien (Candlewick, 2013).

June 18, 2015: Families, Families, Families by Suzanne Lang and Max Lang (Random House Children's, 2015).

June 27, 2015: Totally Tardy Marty by Erica Perl and Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Abrams Books, July/2015).

June 29, 2015: I Love You, Animally by Lynn Parish Sutton and Hazel Mitchell (Kane Miller, 2015).

July 4, 2015: MiNRS by Kevin Sylvester (Margaret K. McElderry, Sept/2015).

July 11, 2015: Koala Hospital by Suzi Eszterhas (Owlkids Books, Oct/2015).

July 12, 2015: Hiccupotomus by Aaron Zenz (Two Lions, 2005).

July 13, 2015: Doors In The Air by David Weale and Pierre Pratt (Orca Book Publishers, 2012).

July 14, 2015: Compliance by Maureen McGowan (Skypscape, 2013).

July 15, 2015: Space Boy And His Dog by Dian Curtis Regan and Robert Neubecker (Boyds Mill Press, 2015).

July 16, 2015: Nana In The City by Lauren Castillo (Clarion/HMH, 2014).

July 20, 2015: El Deafo by Cece Bell (Abrams, 2014).

July 21, 2015: Connecting Dots by Sharon Jennings (Second Story Press, 2015).

July 22, 2015: The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch (Volume One: At The Edge Of Empire) by Daniel Kraus (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, Oct/2015).

July 23, 2015: Two Girls Want A Puppy by Ryan and Evil Cordell, and Maple Lam (HarperCollins Children's, 2015).

July 24, 2015: Glory (#2 in The Dust Chronicles) by Maureen McGowan (Skyscape, 2014).

July 25, 2015: Feral Nights (#1 in The Feral Series) by Cynthia Leititch Smith (Candlewick, 2013).

July 26, 2015: The Scorch Trials (#2 in Maze Runner series) by James Dashner (Delacorte, 2011).

July 27, 2015: Wait by Antoinette Portis (Roaring Brook, 2015).

July 28, 2015: How To Outrun A Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied by Jess Keating (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2014).

July 29, 2015: Dead And Gone (Book #9 of Sookie Stackhouse series) by Charlaine Harris (Ace, 2010). 

July 30, 2015: All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John (Chronicle, 2010).

July 31, 2015: The Dead & The Gone (Book #2 in The Last Survivors series) by Susan Beth Pfeffer - (HMH Books For Young Readers, 2008).

Aug. 1, 2015: Someday by Alison McGhee and Peter Reynolds (Atheneum/S&S, 2007).

Aug. 2, 2015: Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley and Diana Sudyka (Dial Books For Young Readers, 2015).

Aug. 3, 2015: Above by Leah Bobet (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic Canada, 2012).

Aug. 4, 2015: The Insecto-Files by Helaine Becker and Claudia Davila (Owlkids, 2009).

Aug. 5, 2015: How To Catch A Star by Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins, 2004).

Aug. 6, 2015: I Must Have Bobo by Eileen and Marc Rosenthal (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, 2011).

Aug. 9, 2015: Ninja Bunny by Jennifer Gray Olson (Afred A. Knopf/Random House Children's, 2015).

Aug. 10, 2015: Peg Leg Peke by Brie Spangler (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008).

Aug. 14, 2015: Z Is For Moose by Kelly Bingham and Paul O. Zelinsky (Greenwillow/HarperCollins, 2012).

Aug. 25, 2015: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (Graphix/Scholastic, 2014).

Aug. 30, 2015: Outstanding In The Rain by Frank Viva (Tundra Books, 2015).

Aug. 31, 2015: The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave series, #2) by Rick Yancey (Penguin Putnam Juvenile, 2014).

Aug. 2, 2015: Six by M. M. Vaughan (Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster, 2015).

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2014

June 10, 2014: How To Cheer Up Dad - written & illustrated by Fred Koehler (Dial/Penguin, 2014)

June 11, 2014: A Good Trade - written by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Karen Patkau (Pajama Press, 2012)

June 12, 2014: Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told In Haiku - written by Lee Wardlaw, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin (Henry Holt, 2011)

June 13, 2014: I Must Have Bobo! - written by Eileen Rosenthal, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal (Atheneum Books For Young Readers, 2011).

June 14, 2014: Behemoth (2nd in Leviathan series) - written by Scott Westerfeld, illustrated by Keith Thompson, audiobook version narrated by Alan Cumming (Simon Pulse, 2011 -- I listened to the audiobook version)

June 15, 2014: Never Let You Go - by Patricia Storms (Scholastic Canada, 2013).

June 16, 2014: Parasite - by Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire (Orbit/Hachette, 2013). Adult sf.

June 17, 2014: Chicken, Pig, Cow - by Ruth Ohi (Annick Press, 2008).

June 18, 2014: Gift Days - written by Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by Stephen Taylor (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2012).

June 19, 2014: Breathe - by Scott Magoon (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster, 2014).

June 20, 2014: Cats' Night Out - by Caroline Stutson and Jon Klassen (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster, 2010).

June 21, 2014: We Planted A Tree - by Diane Muldrow and Bob Staake (Golden Books/Random House, 2010).

June 22, 2014: The Maze Runner - by James Dashner (Delacorte, 2010).

June 23, 2014: The Stamp Collector - by Jennifer Lanthier and Francois Thisdale (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2012).

June 24, 2014: Boy + Bot - by Ame Dyckman and Dan Yaccarino (Knopf/Random House, 2012).

June 25, 2014: Say Hello To Zorro! - by Carter Goodrich (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2011).

June 26, 2014: One Word Pearl - by Nicole Groeneweg and Hazel Mitchell (Charlesbridge, 2013).

June 27, 2014: Hooray For Hat! - by Brian Won (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014).

June 28, 2014: Since You've Been Gone - by Morgan Matson (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2014).

July 01, 2014: Miss Maple's Seeds - by Eliza Wheeler (Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin, 2013).

July 02, 2014: Red, White and Boom! - by Lee Wardlaw and Huy Voun Lee (Henry Holt Books For Young Readers, 2012).

July 03, 2014: Africa Is My Home: A Child Of The Amistad - by Monica Edinger, illustrated by Robert Byrd (Candlewick, 2013).

July 05, 2014: I Dare You Not To Yawn - by Helene Boudreau and Serge Bloch (Candlewick, 2013).

July 06, 2014: Page By Paige - by Laura Lee Gulledge (Amulet Books/Abrams, 2012).

July 07, 2014: The Night Gardener - by Jonathan Auxier (Penguin Canada, 2014).

July 08, 2014: The Big Green Book Of The Big Blue Sea - by Helaine Becker and Willow Dawson (Kids Can Press, 2012).

July 09, 2014: Some Bugs - by Angela DiTerlizzi and Brendan Wenzel (Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster, 2014).

July 10, 2014: Maya Was Grumpy - by Courtney Pippin-Mathur (Flashlight Press, 2013).

July 11, 2014: City Cat - by Kate Banks and Lauren Castillo (Frances Foster Books/Macmillan, 2013).

July 11, 2014: The Adventures Of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend - by Dan Santat (Little, Brown/Hachette, 2014).

July 12, 2014: Skink On The Brink - by Lisa Dalrymple and Suzanne Del Rizzo (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2013).

July 13, 2014: Ninja! by Arree Chung (Henry Holt, 2014).

July 14, 2014: My Teacher Is A Monster! (No, I Am Not.) by Peter Brown (Little, Brown/Hachette, 2014).

July 15, 2014: Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue Park and Matt Phelan (Clarion/HMH, 2013).

July 16, 2014: Locomotive by Brian Floca (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, 2013).

July 17, 2014: Please, Louise! by Frieda Wishinsky and Marie-Louise Gay (Groundwood Books/House Of Anansi, 2007).

July 17, 2014: Stained by Cheryl Rainfield (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013).

July 19, 2014: The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers (Philomel/Penguin, 2013).

July 20, 2014: Henny by Elizabeth Rose Stanton (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster, 2014).

July 21, 2014: underGROUND by Denise Fleming (Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster, 2012).

July 22, 2014: Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut Ever! by Jeff Cohen and Elanna Allen (HarperCollins Children's, 2014).

July 23, 2014: The Man With The Violin by Kathy Stinson and Dušan Petričić (Annick Press, 2013).

July 28. 2014: Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2014).

July 29, 2014: Heidi Heckelbeck Has A Secret by Wanda Coven and Priscilla Burris (Little Simon, 2012).

July 29, 2014: Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear and Isabelle Arsenault (Kids Can Press, 2012).

August 7, 2014: The Grudge Keeper by Mara Rockliff and Eliza Wheeler (Peachtree Publishers, 2014).

August 8, 2014: In A Blue Room by Jim Averbeck and Tricia Tusa (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008).

August 9, 2014: To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2014).

August 17, 2014: The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2014).

August 23, 2014: Rules by Cynthia Lord (Scholastic, 2006).

Sept. 25, 2014: The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins (Picador/Macmillan, 2014).

Oct.7, 2014: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming (Beach Lane Books/S&S, 2014).

Oct. 14, 2014: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (Penguin Random House, 2014).

Oct. 15, 2014: A Hitch At The Fairmont by Jim Averbeck (Atheneum/S&S, 2014).

Nov. 13, 2014: The Unlikely Hero Of Room 13B by Teresa Toten (Penguin Random House, 2013).

Dec. 15, 2014: Dashing Through The Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells by Helaine Becker & Werner Zimmerman (Scholastic Canada, 2014).

Dec. 17, 2014: Along A Long Road by Frank Viva (Little, Brown For Young Readers, 2011).