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Top Picks for 2006 (So Far): Elementary

Strangely enough, I haven’t been reading much in elementary school-age books. As my library branch started getting all the new Young Adult books, I went on a teen binge — breaking occasionally to devour a pile of picture books. Of the books I’ve read, only a few leaped out as favorites during the year. In fact, I added one book just last night. I also have only reviewed a handful of these selections on my website, so I won’t link to my own reviews for now.

Older ElementaryYounger ElementaryThere’s a decent mix of books, but I noticed that I haven’t found any fantasy that I’ve loved. Or adventure books. I also had trouble finding boy books, which is why Strange Happenings made it on the list and booted out the kinda-YA Counting on Grace. Tomorrow I weed through my enormous picture book list to bring you the very best. I don’t know how I’m going to narrow it down to five choices. There’s still time to add your own choices to a master list of the blogging world. Post your favorites on your site and let me know in the comments. Or, if you prefer, list the books in the comments. But please separate by category and only five per category. Fuse#8 has give us some graphic novel choices for 2006; anyone else want to get in on that action?

1 comment:

Kelly Fineman said...

I really enjoyed Araminta Spookie's My Haunted House, although the series goes ever-so-slightly darker in book two.

I must check out some of your other picks, particularly Something Invisible, which sounds great.