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Best Books a great success! November 28, 2012

Posted by lizyanoff in Uncategorized.

Thank you to Book House for hosting us this evening for “Best Books for 2012”.  Here is our handout.

Best Books of 2012

Albany City Area Reading Council and The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza

Young Adult books, Sherry Guice

The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison

The Drowned Cities by Paolo Backgalupi

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Kill Switch by Chris Lynch

Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

Scarlet by A. C. Gaugen

Son by Lois Lowry

Adult books, Marggie Skinner

End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Gifts of the Crow by John Marzluff

Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Winter of the World by Ken Follett

Nonfiction, Helen Stuetzel

The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins

A Black Hole is NOT a Black Hole by Carolyn DeCristofano

Dogs on Duty by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Electric Ben by Robert Byrd

Island: A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin

Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm

Snakes by Nic Bishop

Zombie Makers:  True Stories of Nature’s UNDEAD by Rebecca Johnson

K-6 books, Liz Yanoff

Alex The Parrot No Ordinary Bird A True Story by Stephanie Spinner and Meilo So.

Goldilocks and Just One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson

Kizzy Ann Stamps by Jeri Watts

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter and Melissa Sweet

Nurse, Soldier, Spy:  The Story of Sarah Edmonds A Civil War Hero by Marissa Moss and John Hendrix

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Upcoming ACARC events

  • New Books for New Homes campaign:  November 28-January 1
  • Teaching Tier 2 Words to Primary Students, January 8
  • Why Read?  Making the Case for Passionate Reading, March 11 (RSVP required)


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