Thursday, December 31, 2009

December Update: 100 Books-a-Month Challenge

I must admit, I'm not sure if we've reached our goal.  With all that took place in preparation for the holidays, not a lot of reading took place.  I didn't make a chart as I had planned for this month, but have it ready to begin for January!

We did listen to several books on tapes as we ran our errands, dropped off gifts and on our long trip down South---thank goodness for them!

Well, let's see how we did! ;-)

  1. Christmas in the Country by Cynthia Rylant
  2. The Christmas Witch by Steven Kellogg
  3. Grandpa Bear's Christmas by Bonnie Pryor
  4. Bears on Chairs by Shirley Parenteau
  5. The Christmas Gift by Emily Arnold McCully
  6. The Christmas Stockings by Matthew Price
  7. A Farm Through Time by Angela Wilkes
  8. The Always Prayer Shawl by Sheldon Oberman
  9. Coming Through the Blizzard by Eileen Spinelli
  10. Christmas by Dennis Brindell Fradin
  11. Christmas on the Prairie by Joan Anderson
  12. Arthur's Christmas by Marc Brown
  13. Holly, Reindeer & Colored Lights: The Story of the Christmas Symbols by Edna Barth
  14. Let's Celebrate Christmas by Peter & Connie Roop
  15. Pete Rack Rat's Christmas Eve Surprise by Robert Quackenbush
  16. The Mole Family's Christmas by Russel Hoban
  17. The Legend of the Ragged Boy by Wes Magee
  18. The Family Christmas Tree Book by Tomie de Paola
  19. Christmas at Mud Flat by James Stevenson
  20. Latkes, Latkes Good to Eat: A Chanukah Story by Namoi Howland
  21. Richard Scarry's Best Christmas Book Ever!
  22. How I learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz
  23. A Child is Born by Margaret Wise Brown
  24. Uncle Vova' Tree by Patricia Polacco
  25. The Santa Clauses retold by Achim Briger
  26. Hurry! by Jessie Haas
  27. Listen, Rabbit by Alieen Fisher
  28. Under the Christmas Tree by Nikki Grimes
  29. The Gift Stone by Robyn Eversole
  30. Holly Clause the Christmas Princess by Brittney Ryan
  31. Christmas Toyland by Lynn Hollyn's
  32. --- 42. The Hanukkah Family Treasury by Steven Zorn & Rabbi Joui Hessel (10 stories)
43. Merry Un-Christmas by Mike Reiss
44. My G-r-r-r-reat Uncle Tiger by James Riordan
45. Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger
46. Where's That Reptile? by Barbara Brenner and Bernice Chardiet
47. The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degen
48.  Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
49. Anansi and the Pot of Beans as told by Bobby & Sherry Norfolk
50. Happy Healthy Monster: Elmo's Breakfast Bingo by Abigail Tabby
51. Grandmother and I by Helen E. Buckley
52. The Seven Days of Kwanzaa: How to Celebrate Them by Angela Shelf Medearis
53.  Seven Candles for Kwanzaa by Andrea Davis Pinkney
54. Winter Poems selected by Barbara Rogasky
55. Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
56. The Secret of Saying Thanks by Douglas Wood
57. Zen Ties by Jon J. Muth
58, Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth
59. Imani's Gift at Kwanzaa by Denise Burden-Patmon
60. Best of All by Max Lucado
61. Anansi the Spider: a tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott
62. The Woman Who Outshone the Sun: The Legend of Lucia Zenteno from a poem by Alejandro Cruz Martinez
63. One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes
64. Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
65. For Everyone to Share by Gillian Lobel
66. Let's Play Make-Believe by Paul B. Ricchiuti
67. Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
68. Cookies in the Mailbox by Linda Porter Carlyle
69. Carly and the Crabholes by Natalie Williams

Books on Tape/CD
70. Sally the Runaway Monkey by Ethel Maxine Neff
71. Pokey the Runaway Bear by Ethel Maxine Neff
72. Packy the Runaway Elephant by Ethel Maxine Neff
73. Germs Make Me Sick by  Melvin Berger
74. Cat and Mouse and other short Tales by Lifetime Classics
75. The Princess and the Pea
76. The Story of the Three Bears by Lifetime Classics
77. Flossie and the Fox by Patricia C. McKissack
78. I Can Read About the Sun and other Stars by Troll Associates
79. John Henry: An American Legend by Ezra Jack Keats
80. Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger
81. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
82. The Bible Story Volume 9-Stories of the King of Life (Stories 1-9)
83. Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
84, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm by Betty MacDonald
85. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The next are all by Hans Christian Anderson
86.  The Tinder Box
87.  The Princess and the Pea
88.  Thumbelina
89.  The Traveling Companion
90.  The Little Mermaid
91.  The Emperor's New Clothes
92.  The Steadfast Tin Soldier
93.  The Wild Swans
94.  The Ugly Duckling
95.   The Flying Trunk
96.  The Snow Queen
97.  The Shadow
98.  The Little Match Girl
99.  The Story of a Mother
100. The Wood Nymph

Well, I've definitely surprised myself in typing up this list!  Again, I'm very thankful for books on tape this month!!!  How did things go with each of you???  I'm heading to the library (after the holiday) to pick up some more new stories.  Now that the holidays are coming to a close I can get back to a better rhythm.

As you begin the new year, consider joining us in our 100 Books-a-Month Challenge.  I'm sure you're reading tons of books with your family already and we'd love to have you along!  If you'd like to find out how it all started click here.  You can also check the sidebar for a list of families who are participating!


Our Pace said...

Great Job! Especially with Holiday's in there. We surprised ourselves as well.

Things went well with us. I'm having issues with my computer so I may not be able to import the image (this is why I've not posted in a while), but I plan on posting our list tomorrow. We may read more today.

Anonymous said...

Great job. 100 books in 1 month, huh? I'm really, really impressed. I'm especially impressed because I've been on page 40 of book 1 for the past 11 months. I know...not good!

You've inspired me to at least try to read at least 3 books in 2010. Who knows, stranger things have!!


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