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Best Books of 2015 List! December 3, 2015

Posted by lizyanoff in Uncategorized.

Here’s our speakers’ lists of favorite books from 2015!

Best Book list 2015-final

Albany City Area Reading Council and The Book House Present

Best Books of 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Book House, Stuyvesant Plaza

Intermediate Readers

George by Alex Gino

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Public School Superhero by James Patterson and Chris Tebbots

Roller Girl – Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko

Also of note:

Smile by Raina Telgemeier


Adolescent/Young Adult

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

Illuminae: The Illuminae Files 01 by Arnie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks

Dime by E.R. Frank

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Also of note:

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson


Best Books of 2015



Informational Texts

Fire Birds by Sneed B. Collard III

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solves a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Mara Rockliff

How to Swallow a Pig: Step-by-Step Advice from the Animal Kingdom by Steve Jenkins

Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin

Also of note:

The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower – or, John Howland’s Good Fortune by P.J.Lynch


Adult and Emerging Adult Readers

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Inan Carman & Shana Knizhnik

The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? By Dale Russakoff

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

As Night Falls by Jenny Milchman

Also of note:

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Join us for our January Meeting

Co-Sponsored by the College of St. Rose, Thelma P. Lally School of Education


Connecting Comprehension and Technology

Interactive Skype session with Kristin Ziemke

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

4:30 – 6:00

The College of Saint Rose, Events and Athletics Center, Standish Room A


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