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Milo and Oliver, reading up a storm! Milo and Emil, reading up a storm!

182 BOOK “METERS” completed with just under two weeks to go!

Shoot those titles our way, Villa di Maria!  And, if you’re willing, please send along a photo with one of your favorite reads!  (

Thanks to all who HAVE participated and to those who are PLANNING on participating!

Please send us your lists by Monday, August 15th!

Hank is all about the hoops this summer! Hank is all about the hoops this summer!

Hank Yau’s List:

  1. The Basketball Book
  2. At the Buzzer: Greatest Moments in NBA History
  3. Magic Thief
  4. Michael Jordan
  5. Tim Duncan
  6. Magic Johnson
  7. Best NBA Teams of All Time
  8. Best NBA Centers of All Time
  9. Best NBA Forwards of All Time
  10. Best NBA Guards of All Time
  11. Best NBA Dunkers of All Time
  12. Best NBA Shooters of All Time
  13. The Best of Everything Basketball Book
  14. Basketball: How it Works
  15. Center Court: The History of Basketball
  16. All Ball: Basketball’s Greatest Players

The Knight Family Lists:

  1. Animorphs 25: The Extreme, by K. A. Applegate
  2. Animorphs 27: The Exposed, by K. A. Applegate
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Ugly Truth, by Jeff Kinney
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3, The Last Straw, by Jeff Kinney
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 9, The Long Haul, by Jeff Kinney
  6. Animorphs 28: The Experiment, by K. A. Applegate
  7. Nursery Rhyme Comics (various authors)
  8. Animorphs 30: The Reunion, by K. A. Applegate
  9. Usborne Illustrated Stories from the Greek Myths, retold by Russell Punter
  10. Animorphs 20: The Discovery, by K. A. Applegate
  11. Animorphs 31: The Conspiracy, by K. A. Applegate
  12. Animorphs 32: The Separation, by K. A. Applegate
  13. Animorphs 36: The Mutation, by K. A. Applegate
  14. Animorphs 9: The Secret, by K. A. Applegate
  15. Animorphs 10: The Android, by K. A. Applegate
  16. Animorphs 29: The Sickness, by K. A. Applegate
  17. Anno’s Math Games, by Mitsumasa Anno
  18. Animorphs 35: The Proposal, by K. A. Applegate
  19. Animorphs 26: The Attack, by K. A. Applegate
  20. Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers, by Dav Pilkey
  21. Animorphs 38: The Arrival, by K. A. Applegate
  22. Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers, by Dav Pilkey
  23. Animorphs 42: The Journey, by K. A. Applegate
  24. The 52-Story Treehouse, by Andy Griffiths
  25. Treasure Hunters, by James Patterson
  26. Treasure Hunters 2: Danger Down the Nile, by James Patterson
  27. Treasure Hunters 3: Secret of the Forbidden City, by James Patterson
  28. Animorphs 45: The Revelation, by K. A. Applegate
  29. The Quest for Paradise, by Geronimo Stilton
  30. Wildwood, by Colin Meloy
  31. Captain Underpants and the Battle of the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part II, by Dav Pilkey
  32. Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People, by Dav Pilkey
  33. Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000, by Dav Pilkey
  34. Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot, by Dav Pilkey
  35. Super Diaper Baby 2, by Dav Pilkey
  36. The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr. Willy Wonka, by Roald Dahl
  37. Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning, by Mary Pope Osborne
  38. Magic Tree House #50: Hurry Up, Houdini! by Mary Pope Osborne
  39. Demon Dentist, by David Walliams
  40. The Twits, by Roald Dahl
  41. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, by Roald Dahl
  42. Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets, by Dav Pilkey
  43. Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants, by Dav Pilkey
  44. That One Spooky Night, by Dave Bar-el
  45. Howie Monroe and the Doghouse of Doom (Tales from the House of Bunnicula), by James Howe
  46. Invasion of the Mind Swappers from Asteroid 6!, by James Howe
  47. It Came from Beneath the Bed!, by James Howe
  48. Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn, by Mary Pope Osborne
  49. Magic Tree House #32: Winter of the Ice Wizard, by Mary Pope Osborne
  50. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, by Dav Pilkey
  51. The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, by Dav Pilkey
  52. The Celery Stalks at Midnight, by James Howe
  53. Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask, by R. L. Stine
  54. Goosebumps Most Wanted: A Nightmare on Clown Street, by R. L. Stine
  55. Goosebumps Most Wanted: Dr. Manic Will See You Now, by R. L. Stine
  56. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce
  57. Big Nate 2, by Lincoln Peirce
  58. Goosebumps: Don’t Go to Sleep!, by R. L. Stine
  59. Goosebumps Hall of Horrors: The Birthday Party of No Return, by R. L. Stine
  60. Goosebumps Hall of Horrors: The Five Masks of Dr. Scream, by R. L. Stine
  61. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling
  62. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling
  63. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling
  64. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling
  65. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 4: Dog Days, by Jeff Kinney
  66. The BFG, by Roald Dahl
  67. The Witches, by Roald Dahl

Oliver’s List

  1. The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Watermelon Money, by The Berenstains
  2. Stuck, by Oliver Jeffers
  3. Buzz Boy and Fly Guy, by Tedd Arnold
  4. The Cut-Ups Cut Loose, by James Marshall
  5. The Miss Nelson Collection, by James Marshall
  6. The Cut-Ups Crack Up, by James Marshall
  7. Bears in the Night, by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  8. The Bears’ Picnic, by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  9. The Bears’ Vacation, by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  10. The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree, by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  11. The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone
  12. Shoo Fly Guy, by Tedd Arnold
  13. Super Fly Guy, by Tedd Arnold
  14. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy, by Tedd Arnold
  15. Fly High, Fly Guy, by Tedd Arnold
  16. Hooray for Fly Guy, by Tedd Arnold
  17. I Spy Fly Guy, by Tedd Arnold
  18. Amelia Bedelia, by Peggy Parish
  19. Goodnight, Darth Vader, by Jeffrey Brown

Lauren’s List

  1. Grunt, by Mary Roach
  2. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers
  3. The Girls, by Emma Cline
  4. Astonish Me, by Maggie Shipstead
  5. The Passenger, by Lisa Lutz
  6. The Best American Poetry 2015, (various authors)
  7. Eligible, by Curtis Sittenfeld
  8. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  9. A Country Called Childhood, by Jay Griffiths
  10. My Planet, by Mary Roach
  11. The Where, the Why, and the How, by Matt LaMothe, Jenny Volvovski, and Julia Rothman
  12. Little Children, by Tom Perrotta


The Andre-Jhing Family List:
Lynne’s favorites this summer :
1. La chasse à l’ours (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt), Michael Rosen – Helen Oxenbury (15 cm)
2. La pomme rouge (The Red Apple), Kazuo Iwamura (19 cm)
3. Le piano des bois (The Piano of the Woods), Kazuo Iwamura (19 cm)
4. Réveillé les premiers (Hanna’s Night), Komako Sakai (19 cm)
5. La couleur des emotions (The Color Monster), Anna LLenas (24 cm)
6. Mes petites histoires Montessori, On range (My Little Montessori Stories, Let’s Clean Up), Eve Hermann (22 cm)
7. Mes petites histoires Montessori, L’oiseau blessé (My Little Montessori Stories, The Wounded Bird), Eve Hermann (22 cm)
8. Mes petites histoires Montessori, Le goûter (My Little Montessori Stories, Let’s Make Some Bread), Eve Hermann (22 cm)
9. Mes petites histoires Montessori, La promenade (My Little Montessori Stories, The Walk), Eve Hermann  (22 cm)
10. Mes petites histoires Montessori, La robe d’été (My Little Montessori Stories, Summer Dress), Eve Hermann  (22 cm)
11. Mes petites histoires Montessori,  Emy et les tournesols (My Little Montessori Stories, Emy and the Sunflowers), Eve Hermann  (22 cm)

1. Au Coeur des émotions de l’enfant (Understanding Children’s Emotions), Isabelle Filliozat (18 cm)

2. Il n’y a pas de parent parfait (There is No Perfect Parent), Isabelle Filliozat (18 cm)
3. La discipline positive (Positive Discipline) Jane Nelsen (18 cm)
4. Eduquer sans punir (Educate Without Punishment), Thomas Gordon (18 cm)

The Nordmann Family’s List
The boys have been devouring all of the “choose your own adventure” books they can find!
1. Your very own robot (Choose your adventure)  by RA Montgomery
2. Pokemon, Watch out for team Galactica
3. Ghost Island  (Choose your adventure)  by Shannon Gilligan
4. Pokemon, Meet Ash’s Pikachu
5. Pokemon, Ash battles his rivals
6. Return to the Haunted House  (Choose your adventure)  by RA Montgomery
7. Fire  (Choose your adventure)  by RA Montgomery
8. Dragon Queen  (Choose your adventure)  by RA Montgomery
9. Your Grandparents are Zombies  (Choose your adventure)  by RA Montgomery
10. Guinness Book of World Records
Adult Titles
1. Red Country by Joe Abercrombie
2. I Will Send Rain by Rae Meadows
3. Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski
4. Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie

Reese Gebauer’s List:
1. The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale
2. Mouse Scouts Make a Difference by  Sarah Dillard
3. Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulsen
4. Stuart Little by E.B. White

The Broston/Steinman List:
Emerson:  Mrs. Steinman rotates the books Emerson has access to each week, but here is what they read every day (many times a day) last week:
1. This is me – Richard Scarry
2. The Rooster Struts – Richard Scarry
3. Bunnies – Richard Scarry
4. I am a Bunny – Ole Risom
5. Big Red Barn – Margaret Wise Brown
6. My Big Animal Book – Priddy books
7. My First Words – DK books
8. My First Colors – DK books
9. My First Animals -DK books
10. Baby’s First Book – Garth Williams
11. Doggies -Sandra Boynton
12. The Going to Bed Book – Sandra Boynton
13. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? – Bill Martin, Jr.
14. A Color of His Own – Leo Lionni
This is Andra’s list so far this summer:
1. Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
2. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
And here’s Danny…he has more, but he said they were scary books and didn’t think they were appropriate to share in this forum (ain’t he sweet?):
1. The Invincible Iron Man – Brian Michael Bendis
2. The International Iron Man – Brian Micheal Bendis
3. Batman: The Long Halloween – Jeph Loeb
4. Batman: Haunted Knight – Jeph Loeb
5. Judge Dredd – Various
Mrs. Steinman has been re-reading her David Sedaris collection because they make her laugh out loud, which fit the bill and kicked off her summer reading in the most perfect way!
1. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
2. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
3. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
And, last but not least, Mrs. Steinman just started this new book:
4. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry -Fredrik Backman

Mrs. Schwind’s List:
1. Horns – by Joe Hill
2. The Underneath – by Kathi Appelt
3. This Census-Taker – by China Miéville
4. Uprooted – by Naomi Novik
5. Packing for Mars – by Mary Roach