Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Briar’s Journal (July 1 to 24, 2012)

Dream Entry*

January 23, 2004


I can only remember fragments of my dream:


Morzant knitting a Bunsen burner cozy.


Norman teaching three puppies how to whistle.


My friends, a duck, and three whistling puppies skipping books across the lake.




The books BIGFOOT skips:


BLOODY CHESTER by J.T. Petty,

illustrated by Hilary Florido

[YOUNG ADULT—GRAPHIC NOVEL]

First Second-Roaring Brook

July 3, 2012


THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR (PATHETIC) LIFE

by Tara Altebrando

[YOUNG ADULT]

Dutton-Penguin

July 5, 2012


LUCKY FOOLS by Coert Voorhees

[YOUNG ADULT]

Hyperion-Disney

July 10, 2012


ABOUT AVERAGE by Andrew Clements,

with illustrations by Mark Elliott

[MIDDLE GRADE]

Atheneum-Simon & Schuster

July 24, 2012



The books MORZANT skips across the lake:


IT’S A DOG’S LIFE: HOW MAN’S BEST FRIEND

SEES, HEARS, AND SMELLS THE WORLD

by Susan E. Goodman, illustrated by David Slonim

[PICTURE BOOK—NON-FICTION]

Flash Point-Roaring Brook

July 3, 2012


THINK BIG by Liz Garton Scanion,

illustrated by Vanessa Newton

[PICTURE BOOK—POETRY]

Bloomsbury USA

July 17, 2012



The books PENNY skips across the lake:


DARK COMPANION by Marta Acosta

[YOUNG ADULT]

Tor Teen-Tom Doherty Associates

July 3, 2012


SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE by Joanne Levy

[MIDDLE GRADE]

Bloomsbury USA

July 3, 2012


TEAM HUMAN by Justine Larbalestier and

Sarah Rees Brennan

[YOUNG ADULT]

HarperTeen-HarperCollins

July 3, 2012


ON THE DAY I DIED: STORIES FROM

THE GRAVE by Candace Fleming

[MIDDLE GRADE]

Schwartz & Wade-Random House

July 10, 2012


QUARANTINE: THE LONERS by Lex Thomas

[YOUNG ADULT]

Egmont USA

July 10, 2012


THE UNQUIET by Jeannine Garsee

[YOUNG ADULT]

Bloomsbury USA

July 17, 2012



The books THE DUCK skips across the lake:


TIGER LILY by Jodi Lynn Anderson

[YOUNG ADULT]

HarperTeen-HarperCollins

July 3, 2012


LIES, KNIVES, AND GIRLS IN RED DRESSES

by Ron Koertge, with illustrations by Andrea Dezso

[YOUNG ADULT]

Candlewick

July 10, 2012


SERAPHINA by Rachel Hartman

[YOUNG ADULT]

Random House

July 10, 2012



The books NORMAN skips across the lake:


CAPTURE THE FLAG by Kate Messner

[MIDDLE GRADE]

Scholastic Press-Scholastic

July 1, 2012


FRAMED AND DANGEROUS by Kim Harrington

[MIDDLE GRADE—THIRD IN THE

SLEUTH OR DARE SERIES]

Scholastic Paperbacks-Scholastic

July 1, 2012


DEADLY PINK by Vivian Vande Velde

[MIDDLE GRADE]

Harcourt-Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

July 10, 2012


GUYS READ: THE SPORTS PAGES

edited by Jon Scieszka

[MIDDLE GRADE]

Walden Pond-HarperCollins

July 10, 2012


INSIGNIA by S. J. Kincaid

[YOUNG ADULT]

Katherine Tegen-HarperCollins

July 10, 2012



The book BEVERLY skips across the lake:


CORNERED: 14 STORIES OF BULLYING AND

DEFIANCE edited by Rhoda Belleza

[YOUNG ADULT]

Running Press

July 3, 2012


AMELIA ANNE IS DEAD AND GONE

by Kat Rosenfield

[YOUNG ADULT]

Dutton-Penguin

July 5, 2012


PERFECT ESCAPE by Jennifer Brown

[YOUNG ADULT]

Little, Brown-Hachette

July 10, 2012


SUCH A RUSH by Jennifer Echols

[YOUNG ADULT]

MTV Books-Simon & Schuster

July 10, 2012


BEFORE YOU GO by James Preller

[YOUNG ADULT]

Feiwel & Friends-Macmillan

July 17, 2012


A WORLD AWAY by Nancy Grossman

[YOUNG ADULT]

Hyperion-Disney

July 17, 2012



The book OLIVER skips across the lake:


IT’S A TIGER! by David LaRochelle,

illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

[PICTURE BOOK]

Chronicle

July 25, 2012



The books LENNY skips across the lake:


A GOLD STAR FOR ZOG by Julia Donaldson,

illustrated by Axel Scheffler

[PICTURE BOOK]

Arthur A. Levine-Scholastic

July 1, 2012


MONSTER MASH by David Catrow

[PICTURE BOOK]

Orchard Books

July 1, 2012


SKELETON CAT by Kristyn Crow,

illustrated by Dan Krall

[PICTURE BOOK]

Scholastic Press-Scholastic

July 1, 2012


GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS by Jeff Mack

[PICTURE BOOK]

Chronicle

July 4, 2012


OLYMPIG! by Victoria Jamieson

[YOUNG ADULT]

Dial-Penguin

July 5, 2012


RAT AND ROACH: FRIENDS TO THE END

by David Covell

[PICTURE BOOK]

Viking-Penguin

July 5, 2012


ROLLER COASTER KID by Mary Ann Rodman,

illustrated by Roger Roth

[PICTURE BOOK]

Viking-Penguin

July 5, 2012


THIS MONSTER NEEDS A HAIRCUT

by Bethany Barton

[PICTURE BOOK]

Dial-Penguin

July 5, 2012


WHAT TO DO IF AN ELEPHANT STANDS

ON YOUR FOOT by Michelle Robinson,

illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

[PICTURE BOOK]

Dial-Penguin

July 5, 2012


JACK AND THE BAKED BEANSTALK

by Colin Stimpson

[PICTURE BOOK]

Templar-Candlewick

July 10, 2012


KING ARTHUR’S VERY GREAT GRANDSON

by Kenneth Kraegel

[PICTURE BOOK]

Candlewick

July 24, 2012



The books VIOLET skips across the lake:


ALFIE IS NOT AFRAID by Patricia Carlin

[PICTURE BOOK]

Hyperion-Disney

July 3, 2012


GRAMMY LAMBY AND THE SECRET HANDSHAKE

by Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise

[PICTURE BOOK]

Henry Holt

July 3, 2012


MOM, IT’S MY FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN!

by Hyewon Yum

[PICTURE BOOK]

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

July 3, 2012


MONKEY SEE, LOOK AT ME! by Lorena Siminovich

[PICTURE BOOK]

Dial-Penguin

July 5, 2012


BABYMOUSE #16: BABYMOUSE FOR PRESIDENT

by Jennifer L. Holm, illustrated by Matt Holm

[GRAPHIC NOVEL]

Random House

July 10, 2012


BEDTIME FOR MONSTERS by Ed Vere

[PICTURE BOOK]

Henry Holt

July 3, 2012


FRANKENSTEIN by Rick Walton,

illustrated by Nathan Hale

[PICTURE BOOK—SPOOF OF MADELINE]

Feiwel & Friends-Macmillan

July 17, 2012


LITTLE NELLY’S BIG BOOK by Pippa Goodhart,

illustrated by Andy Rowland

[PICTURE BOOK]

Bloomsbury USA

July 17, 2012


THE MONSTER WHO LOST HIS MEAN

by Tiffany Strelitz Haber,

illustrated by Kirstie Edmunds

[PICTURE BOOK]

Henry Holt

July 17, 2012


ROCKET WRITES A STORY by Tad Hills

[PICTURE BOOK—SEQUEL TO

HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ]

Schwartz & Wade-Random House

July 24, 2012








* The dream entries from Briar’s journal contain premonitions of books that will be published in the future. Briar’s dream self foresees the books’ summaries and knows which will likely appeal to each of her friends. Briar always wakes up before she can see whether her friends will enjoy the books.

3 comments:

Ruth Donnelly said...

How am I just now discovering this wonderful blog?! I clicked on the author name pronunciation link in the sidebar, and wasted waaay too much time. I will return soon to thoroughly read these book recommendations.

Katrina DeLallo said...

Thanks so much for these lists of books. I want to read them ALL! :-)

www.katrinadelallo.blogspot.com

Bigfoot said...

Thanks for stopping by, Ruth! Funny thing. Briar actually wrote the name “Ruth” in the margins of her dream journal for this day. Now I know why.

Katrina, Morzant is working on a device that will freeze time so we’ll have time to read all the books we want. It’ll never work, of course. But, still, kind of a cool idea, don’t you think?