Monday, June 6, 2011

Reader's Pick

 
Has anyone noticed how close we are getting to Review #100?  Really close!

We've spent the last two and a half years recommending our favorite books to all of you.  I thought in honor of this 100th Review milestone we would do something special.  We'll give one of you, our readers, the chance to pick the book for our 100th review.  We'll do this a little differently from our first Readers' Pick.  Instead of us giving a list of recommendations and you voting, this time we'll do it the other way around.

In the comments, suggest one book that you would like to see the Z-Kids review.  Any book at all.  New.  Old.  Classic.  Unknown.  Picture book.  Graphic novel.  Chapter book.  Board book.  And yep, you only get to suggest one.  Tough decision!  If someone has already listed your favorite, go ahead and use your comment to suggest another.  Multiple votes for the same book won't give it any more weight.

We will do our best over the next couple of weeks to locate as many of your recommendations as we can.  I look forward to seeing how many will be books that we already know and love, and how many will be new discoveries for us!  After we spend time with the books you all have suggested, I'll let the kids each rate their favorites.  I'll tally up their votes, and the book with the most points wins the distinction of Bookie Woogie Review #100!  (And who knows, perhaps some runners-up might find their ways into future reviews...)


Update:  Thanks for all the suggestions!  Here's what you recommended:



 

41 comments:

pambelina said...

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Aya Rosen said...

Michael Ande's Momo or if it were never transelated into English then "the never ending story".

Heidi Noel said...

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Pat Zietlow Miller said...

Odd Velvet by Mary Whitcomb.

R.G. said...

Children of the Forest by Elsa Beskow

Kelli Jo said...

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Evita said...

Tico and the Golden Wings by Leo Lionni!!!!

Joanna said...

Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling!

Renee said...

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (a friend of yours, I believe)

Elizabeth said...

Square Cat!

Jo-Ann said...

The invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.

Chelsea said...

The Cozy Book by Mary Ann Hoberman

Emily said...

Something from Canada....The Nine Lives of Travis Keating by Jill McLean.

Kara@ Once Upon A Time... said...

I am Learning all the time by Rain Perry Fordyce

Chachic said...

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner :)

erica said...

When Life Gives You O.J. by Erica S. Perl

(yes, it is a self-serving suggestion but I totally think you guys will dig it)

Congrats on 100 reviews, and best wishes for many, many more!

Lalani said...

But No Elephants by Jerry Smath

Majeki said...

Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright

Michele said...

Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran, illustrated by Barbara Cooney

ElizT said...

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge, but only with original illustrations by C Walter Hodges.

Megan Johnson said...

I agree with Fablehaven. It's a great series!

feebeeglee said...

Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

Mary-Esther said...

"Underground" by David Macaulay.

Anonymous said...

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Rose said...

"Moosetache" by Margie Palantini

Lizzie said...

The Red Tree by Shaun Tan

Friendly Neighbourhood Bookseller said...

If you can find it, Gobboline the Witch's Cat, by Ursula Williams. If not, Granddad's Prayers of the Earth, bu Douglas Wood. {I think Gobbolino might be out of print, I'm not trying to sneak in an extra vote.}

Well done on 100 reviews. I only found you recently, but I've really enjoyed reading with you.

ElizT said...

That cover of The Little White Horse is one of the editions which annoys me, gives away the main surprise in the story.

Z-Kids said...

Don't know what the surprise is, but I swapped in a different cover for you ElizT :)

Z-Dad

ElizT said...

A kind thought but even worse.
Sorry to be so picky!

Z-Kids said...

Ha ha! Is it because there is a unicorn on the cover? I've found 9 different covers, and every one of them has the unicorn. Here are 7 of the 9:
http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/afuse8production/2010/02/10/top-100-childrens-novels-85-81/

ElizT said...

I give up!

Z-Kids said...

Maybe I'll have to re-illustrate it someday :)

Andy said...

Oooh, can I still offer a suggestion? How about "We're In A Book" by Mo Willems? Really seems like it's right up your alley.

Andy said...

Sorry, the right title is "We Are in a Book!" Even if it's not #100, I think it'd be great.

Hilary Wagner said...

Nightshade City by Hilary Wagner. I've heard good things about it! ;)

Lisa said...

Adventures in Dreamland: The Wild Ride by Lisa Pollock (yours truly :))

Meg Kuta said...

When the kids are a few years older, I'd recommend Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt. For now - how about Sidney & Norman by Phil Vischer? (wow, it's so hard to pick just one . . .)

Kelly Farnsworth said...

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Mary said...

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

Audrey said...

Someone already recommended my favorite: Roxaboxen. And Erica already cleared the way to a self-serving suggestion, so I think I'll follow suit: this picture book comes out on Tuesday: Teach Your Buffalo To Play Drums by me, Audrey Vernick.