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...The Gift of Reading
Suggested Books

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The Gift of Reading 2014
Presented by the Mercury News and RAFT
November 18 through December 15, 2014
Updated: Monday, October 20, 2014

This is a mix of books that would appeal to both boys and girls, to serious readers and reluctant readers and to diverse cultures


(Ages 0-3)

Van Fleet, Matthew Tails, Red Wagon Books ISBN: 0152167730

Brown, Margaret Wise Big Red Barn, Harperfestival, ISBN: 0694006246

Carle, Eric My Very First Book of Words, Puffin ISBN: 0141382961

Cimarusti, Marie Torres Peek a Zoo, Dutton Juvenile ISBN: 0525469710

Opie, Iona Archibald My Very First Mother Goose, Walker Books LTD ISBN: 0744560276

(Ages 4-6)

Carle, Eric 10 Little Rubber Ducks, HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks ISBN: 0007202423, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Henry Holt and Co. ISBN: 0805047905, Grouchy Ladybug, Harper Trophy ISBN: 0064434508

Ricci, Christina Say Cheese (Dora Read-to-Read Series), Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon ISBN: 0689864965

Willems, Mo Knuffle Bunny, Hyperion Books for Children ISBN: 0786818700

Palmer, Helen A Fish Out of Water, Beginner Books ISBN: 0394800230

Dr. Seuss Hop on Pop, Random House Books for Young Readers ISBN: 039480029X Fox in Socks, Random House, Inc. ISBN: 0394800389

(Ages 7-9)

Norton, Mary The Borrowers, Odyssey Classics ISBN: 0152047379

Osborne, Mary Pope Magic Tree House (Series)

Park, Barbara Junie B. Jones (Series)

Scieszka, Jon Time Warp Trio (Series)

Silverstein, Shel Where the Sidewalk Ends, HarperCollins Children Books ISBN: 0060513039 A Light in the Attic, HarperCollins Children Books ISBN: 0060513063

(Ages 10-13)

DiCamillo, Kate Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Candlewick ISBN: 0763625892

Hiaason, Carl Hoot, MacMillan Childrens ISBN: 033044543X

Levine, Gail Carson Princess Tales, Volume 1, Harper Trophy ISBN: 0060518413

Lupica, Mike Heat, Puffin ISBN: 0142407577

Pullman, Phillip Golden Compass, Knopf Books for Young Readers ISBN: 0375838309

Riordan, Rick Lightning Thief, Miramax ISBN: 0786838655

Ritter, John H. The Boy Who Saved Baseball, Puffin ISBN: 0142402869

Sands, Emily Egyptology, Candlewick ISBN: 0763626384

Van Draanen, Wendelin Sammy Keyes (Series)

(High School Ages 14 up)

Coy, John Crackback, Scholastic Paperbacks, ISBN: 0439697344

Levithan, David & Rachel Cohn Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Alfred A. Knopf (Paperback) ISBN: 0375835334

Meyer, Stephenie Twilight, Megan Tingley Books (Paperback) ISBN: 0316015849

Westerfeld, Scott Uglies, Simon Pulse (Paperback) ISBN: 0689865384

Gift Of Reading contact: raft@raft.net


English suggested book list
List compiled by: Jeanne Nix and Ginger Cassidy, Librarians