2002 - Annotated Book list

genre themes myRating WebComments author bookTitle
nonfiction amphibians frogs science animals reference Not yet
Melvin & Gilda Berger How Do Frogs Swallow with Their Eyes?
nonfiction Apples life cycle living fruit seeds buds tree seasons year Four Stars Great picture book. Very accurate Year in the life of an apple tree. Shelly Rotner Pick Me an Apple: From Seed to Tree
nonfiction Picture book stars sand dollars sea stars ocean life Three Stars
Allan Fowler Stars of the Sea
nonfiction Space Stars Black Holes Pulsars science reference mystery Three Stars
Steve Parker Space Busters Space Mysteries
nonfiction Kangaroos Animal Life

Patricia Miller-Schroeder Kangaroos

Animal Life Animal/Human Interaction Animal Habitats life science concept book

Chris Mason Why Do People Harm Animals?
anthology Oceania oceans Myths reference

Anita Dalal Myths of Oceania
nonfiction Sea creatures ocean animals sea life

Clare Oliver Weird Wildlife Seas Creatures
fantasy fiction supernatural adventure excitement Five Stars Coraline finds a door with a brick wall or door way into a parallel disturbing world of people with black button eyes. Let the games begin. Scarry movies, supernatural adventure, witch craft, romps through a dungeon, missing parents, mystery and suspense; masterfully written this story will enthrall all readers. Gaiman, Neil Coraline
fantasy fiction Beast supernatural Amazon river ancient wonders fountain of youth Eldorado fantasy Four Stars
Allende, Isabella City of the Beasts
fantasy fiction family conflict anger management first person Three Stars
Judy Blume Double Fudge
science fiction fantasy cloning Mexico drug companies adventure Five Stars Action adventure, drug king El Patron and Matt a young adolescent has known as long as he can remember that he has a mysterious relationship to El Patron. Sometimes it is great and others it is worse than being an animal on the ranch. When Matt finally discovers El Patron s true intentions he acts to thwart his plans. However, circumstances put Matt s life in danger and he has no choice but to run. Where does one run and hide from a drug lord? Is it possible that Matt can escape with his life? And if he does how long can he live before be is discovered and returned to El Patron? Nancy Farmer The House of the Scorpion
historical fiction Middle Ages Great Britain Edward III orphan theft murder fourteenth-century England Three Stars
Avi Crispin: The Cross of Lead
fiction realistic Emotional problems cancer prejudice alcoholism homosexuality adventure mystery Five Stars Claire unable to face her fears about a recurrence of her leukemia, her eating disorder, her need to hang with the crowd on Hackett Island, and her mother s alcoholism is helped by Lani Garver who risks his life to save her. Carol Plum- Ucci What Happened to Lani Garver
fantasy fiction picture book mystery gameboard space adventure Three Stars
Chris Van Allsburg Zathura
fiction poetry Black Americans identity high schoolsx Four Stars
Grimes, Nikki Bronx Masquerade
realistic fiction Cerebal palsy physical handicapped drug abuse self-acceptance school video film making Five Stars A compelling story about Benjamin, a troubled youth with CP, who struggles toward self-acceptance with the help of a drug-addicted young women. This story has everything that reality TV on MTV and VH1 has, and maybe more detail.
Ron Koertge Stoner and Spaz
Fiction Family life pacific northwest Cartoons comics recluses libraries mystery detective stories Four Stars With a swimming medal, key to a mansion, and a comic book about a half-man/half rat as her only clues, a 12 year old girl seeks the true story of her father s mysterious death four years earlier near an island in the Pacific Northwest. Sara Nickerson How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found
fiction fantasy fairy tale fairy tale Princess Kings Queens family trolls humor Not yet A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll that raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father. Jean Ferris Once Upon a Marigold
fantasy fiction child prodigy adventure Four Stars
Colfer, Eoin Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident
fiction jungle animals sloth art slow peaceful Five Stars Picture book where Eric Carle celebrates the slowness and peacefulnees. Eric Carle Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, said the Sloth