Tuesday, August 25, 2009

As Requested-My Children's Lit Reading List-SUPER LONG!!!

A few people asked me to share my reading list for my children's lit course. Here it is-but be warned, it's SUPER long!!! And of course, feel free to read along with me :)

TEXTBOOKS:
Tunnell, Michael O. and James S. Jacobs. 2008. Children’s Literature Briefly, 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. ISBN 978-0-13-173490-6.

Bucher, Katherine and Kaavonia Hinton. 2010. Young Adult Literature: Exploration, Evaluation, and Appreciation, 2nd ed. Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. ISBN 978-0-13-714532-4

GETTING STARTED—August 27-30:
No outside reading

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO CHILDREN’S LITERATURE—August 31- September 6

Books adults like that are not necessarily good books—Read at least 2:
Bowen, Anne I LOVED YOU BEFORE YOU WERE BORN
Crystal, Billy I ALREADY KNOW I LOVE YOU
Brown, Margaret Wise RUNAWAY BUNNY
Munsch, Robert LOVE YOUR FOREVER
Silverstein, Shel THE GIVING TREE
Tillman, Nancy I ALREADY KNOW I LOVE YOU

Books about reading—Read at least 1:
Auch, Mary Jane THE PLOT THICKENS
Crimi, Carolyn HENRY AND THE BUCCANEER BUNNIES
Garland, Michael MISS SMITH’S INCREDIBLE STORY BOOK
Lies, Brian. BATS AT THE LIBRARY
O’Malley, Kevin ONCE UPON A COOK MOTORCYCLE DUDE

MODULE 2: CLASSIC CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE— September 7-13

Classic picture books and authors—CHOOSE at least 5 (only one book per author):
Barrett, Judi and Ron. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS
Bemelmans, Ludwig. MADELEINE or MADELEINE’S RESCUE
Brown, Margaret Wise. GOOD NIGHT MOON or THE IMPORTANT BOOK or THE
DEAD BIRD or THE BIG RED BARN
Cooney, Barbara. Miss Rumphius
Gag, Wanda. MILLIONS OF CATS
Hoban, Russell. BREAD AND JAM FOR FRANCES
Johnson, Crockett. HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON
Keats, Ezra Jack. THE SNOW DAY or PETER’S CHAIR
Leaf, Munro. THE STORY OF FERDINAND
Lionni, Leo. SWIMMY
Lobel, Arnold. ANY FROG AND TOAD BOOK or OWL AT HOME or MOUSE
TALES or MOUSE SOUP
Marshall, James. GEORGE AND MARTHA (any one of the books)
Mayer, Mercer. A BOY, A DOG, AND A FROG
McCloskey, Robert. MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS or BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL
Minarik, Else. LITTLE BEAR or LITTLE BEAR’S VISIT
Sendak, Maurice. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE or IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN
Slobodkina, Esphyr. CAPS FOR SALE.
Seuss, Dr. AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREE or THE CAT
IN THE HAT or GREEN EGGS AND HAM or MCELLIGOT’S POOL
Steig, William. SYLVESTER AND THE MAGIC PEBBLE
Zolotow, Charlotte. MR. RABBIT AND THE LOVELY PRESENT or THE STORM
BOOK or WILLIAMS DOLL

Note some of these are Caldecott winners and cannot be used for both this module and Module 3.

Classic chapter books and authors—CHOOSE at least 2--choose ones that you are not familiar with rather than old favorites):
Alcott, Louisa May. LITTLE WOMEN or LITTLE MEN or JACK AND JILL
Alexander, Lloyd. THE BOOK OF THREE
Atwater, Richard and Florence. MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS
Blume, Judy. ARE YOU THERE, GOD, IT’S ME, MARGARET or TALES OF A
FOURTH GRADE NOTHING
Burnett, Frances Hodgson. THE SECRET GARDEN
Cleary, Beverly. ANY RAMONA BOOK
Estes, Eleanor. THE MIDDLE MOFFAT or RUFAS M. or THE HUNDRED DRESSES
Fitzhugh, Louise. HARRIET THE SPY
Gates, Doris. BLUE WILLOW
Gipson, Fred. OLD YELLER
Grahame, Kenneth. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Henry, Margguerite. JUSTIN MORGAN HAD A HORSE or MISTY OF CHINCOTEAGUE
Hinton, S.E. THE OUTSIDERS
Holman, Felice. SLAKE’S LIMBO
Kingsley, Charles. THE WATER BABIES
Lewis, C.S. THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
Milne, A.A. WINNIE THE POOH or HOUSE AT POOH CORNER
Montgomery, Lucy Maud. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
Rowling, J.K. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE
Seredy, Kate. THE GOOD MASTER
Uchida, Yoshiko. JOURNEY TO TOPAZ
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. ON THE BANKS OF PLUM CREEK or BY THE SHORES OF SILVER LAKE or THE LONG WINTER OR LITTLE TOWN ON THE PRAIRIE

MODULE 3: CALDECOTT, CORETTA SCOTT KING, AND PURA BELPRE WINNERS—September 14-20

Note: Some of the Caldecott books are also listed in Module 2. You must read different books than what you read last module.

Caldecott Winners 1938-1989—Read at least10 of these books:
1939: Handforth, Thomas. MEI LI
1943: Burton, Virginia Lee. THE LITTLE HOUSE
1944: Thurber, James. MANY MOONS
1949: Hader, Bertha and Elmer. THE BIG SNOW
1950: Politi, Leo. SONG OF THE SWALLOWS
1951: Milhous, Katherine. THE EGG TREE.
1953: Ward, Lynn. THE BIGGEST BEAR.
1955: Perrault, Charles (ill. by Marcia Brown). CINDERELLA AND THE GLASS
SLIPPER
1957. May, Janice. A TREE IS NICE
1958. McCloskey, Robert. TIME OF WONDER
1959. Chaucer (adapted and ill. by Barbara Cooney). CHANTICLEER AND THE FOX
1961. Robbins, Ruth. BABOUSHKA AND THE THREE KINGS
1962: Brown, Marcia. ONCE A MOUSE
1965: de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk. MAY I BRING A FRIEND
1968: Emberly, Barbara. DRUMMER HOFF
1970: Steig, William. SYLVESTER AND THE MAGIC PEBBLE
1972. Hogrogian, Nonny. ONE FINE DAY
1975. McDermott, Gerald. ARROW TO THE SUN
1976. Aardema, Verna. WHO MOSQUTOS BUZZ IN PEOPLES EARS
1977. Musgrove, Mararet. ASHANIT TO ZULU: AFRICAN TRADITIONS
1978. Spier, Peter. NOAH’S ARK.
1979. Goble, Paul. THE GIRL WHO LOVED WILD HORSES
1980. Hall, Donald. OX-CART MAN
1982: Van Allsburg, Chris. JUMANJI
1984. Provensen, Alice and Martin. THE GLORIOUS FLIGHT: ACROSS THE
CHANNEL WITH LOUIS BIERIOT
1985. Hodges, Margaret. SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON
1987: Yorinks, Arthur. HEY, AL
1988. Yolen, Jane. OWL MOON
1989. Ackerman, Karen. SONG AND DANCE MAN.

Read at least 5 of the Caldecott Winners 1990-2009:
2009. Swanson, Susan Marie. THE HOUSE IN THE NIGHT
2008. Selznick, Brian. THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET
2007: Wiesner, David. FLOTSAM
2006: Juster, Norton. THE HELLO, GOOD-BYE WINDOW
2005: Henkes, Kevin. KITTEN’S FIRST FULL MOON
2004: Gerstein, Mordecai THE MAN WHO WALKED BETWEEN THE TOWERS
2003: Rohman, Eric. MY FRIEND RABBIT
2002: Wiesner, David. THE THREE PIGS
2001: St. George, Judith. SO YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT
2000: Tabak, Simms. JOSEPH HAD A LITTLE OVERCOAT
1999: Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY
1998: Zelinsky, Paul O. RAPUNZEL
1997: Wisneiwski, David GOLEM
1996: Rathman, Peggy. OFFICER BUCKLE AND GLORIA
1995: Bunting, Eve. SMOKY NIGHT
1994: Say, Allen. GRANDFATHER’S JOURNEY
1993: McCully, Emily Arnold. MIRETTE ON THE HIGH WIRE
1992: Wiesner, David. TUESDAY
1991: Macauley, David. BLACK AND WHITE
1990: Young, Ed. LON PO PO: A RED-RIDING HOOD STORY FROM CHINA

Read at least 2 Coretta Scott King winners:
Bryan, Ashley. LET IT SHINE
Curtis, Christopher Paul. BUD, NOT BUDDY
Draper, Sharon. FORGED BY FIRE
Grimes, Nikki. TALKIN’ ABOUT BESSIE: THE STORY OF AVIATOR ELIZABETH COLEMAN
McKissack, Patricia. GOIN’ SOMEPLACE SPECIAL
Morrison, Toni. REMEMBER: THE JOURNEY TO SCHOOL INTEGRATION
Myers, Christopher. JAZZ
Nelson, Kadir. WE ARE THE SHIP
Shange, Ntozake. ELLINGTON WAS NOT A STREET
Taylor, Mildred. THE LAND
Thomas, Joyce Carol. THE BLACKER THE BERRY
Weatherford, Carole Boston. MOSES: WHEN HARRIET TUBMAN LED HER PEOPLE TO FREEDOM
Woodson, Jacqueline. MIRACLE’S BOYS

Read at least one Pura Belpre Award Winner:
Ada, Alma Flor. UNER THE ROYAL PALMS: A CHILDHOOD IN CUBA
Alvarez, Julia. BEFORE WE WERE FREE
Canales, Viola. THE TEQUILA WORM
Cofer, Judith. AN ISLAND LIKE YOU: STORIES OF THE BARRIO
Engle, Margarita. THE POET SLAVE OF CUBA: A BIOGRAPHY OF JUAN FRANCISCO MANZANO
Garza, Carmen Lomas. MAGIC WINDOWS
Guevara, Susan. CHATO’S KITCHEN OR CHATO AND THE PARTY ANIMALS
Martinez, Victor. PARROT IN THE OVEN: MI VIDA
Montes, Marisa. LOS GATOS BLACK ON HALLOWEEN
Ryan, Pam Munoz. ESPERANZA RISING
Soto, Gary. SNAPSHOTS FROM THE WEDDING

MODULE 4: NEWBERY AND PRINTZ AWARRD WINNERS—September 21-27

Newbery Winners:
Read 2 books that won from 1922-1950:
1922: vanLoon, Hendrick Willem. THE STORY OF MANKIND
1923: Lofting, Hugh. THE VOYAGES OF DR. DOOLITTLE
1924: Hawes, Charles. THE DARK FRIGATE
1925: Finger, Charles. TALES FROM SILVER LANDS
1926: Chrisman, Arthur Bowie. SHEN OF THE SEA
1927: James, Will. SMOKY, THE COWHORSE
1928: Muderji, Dhan Gopal. GAY NECK, THE STORY OF A PIGEON
1929: Kelly, Eric P. THE TRUMPETER OF KRAKOW
1930: Field, Rachel. HITTY, HER FIRST HUNDRED YEARS
1931: Coatsworth, Elizabeth. THE CAT WHO WENT TO HEAVEN
1932: Adams, Laura. WATERLESS MOUNTAIN
1933: Lewis, Elizabeth. YU FU OF THE UPPER YANGTZE
1934: Meigs, Cornelia. INVINCIBLE LOUISA: THE STORY OF THE AUTHOR OF LITTLE WOMEN
1935: Shannon, Monica. DOBRY
1936: Brink, Carlo Ryrie. CADDIE WOODLAWN
1937: Sawyer, Ruth. ROLLER SKATES
1938: Seredy, Kate. THE WHITE STAG
1939: Enright, Elizabeth. THIMBLE SUMMER
1940: Daugherty, James. DANIEL BOONE
1941: Sperry, Armstrong. CALL IT COURAGE
1942: Edmonds, Walter. THE MATCHLOCK GUN
1943: Gray, Elizabeth Janet. ADAM OF THE ROAD
1944: Forbes, Esther. JOHNNY TREMAIN
1945: Lawson, Robert. RABBIT HILL
1946: Lenski, Lois. STRAWBERRY GIRL
1947: Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin. MISS HICKORY
1948: du Bois, William Pene. THE TWENTY-ONE BALLOONS
1949: Henry, Marguerite. KING OF THE WIND
1950: de Angeli, Marguerite. THE DOOR IN THE WALL

Read at least one book (but 2 is bette)r that won the Newbery 1951-1975:
1951: Yates, Elizabeth. AMOS FORTUNE, FREE MAN
1952: Estes, Eleanor. GINGER PYE
1953: Nolan, Ann. SECRET OF THE ANDES
1954: Krumgold, Joseph. AND NOW MIGUEL
1955: DeJong, Meindert. THE WHEEL ON THE SCHOOL
1956: Latham, Jean Lee. CARRY ON, MR. BOWDITCH
1957: Sorenson, Virginia. MIRACLES ON MAPLE HILL
1958: Keith, Harold. RIFLES FOR WATIE
1959: Speare, Elizabeth George. THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND
1960: Krumgold, Joseph. ONION JOHN
1961: O’Dell, Scott. ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS
1962: Speare, Elizabeth George. THE BRONZE BOW
1963: L’Engle, Madeleine. A WRINKLE IN TIME
1964: Neville, Emily. IT’S LIKE THIS, CAT
1965: Wojciekchowska, Maia. SHADOW OF A BULL
1966: de Trevino, Elizabeth Burton. I, JUAN DE PAREJA
1967: Hunt, Irene. UP A ROAD SLOWLY
1968: Konigsburg, Elizabeth. FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER
1969: Alexander, Lloyd. THE HIGH KING
1970: Armstrong, William. SOUNDER
1971: Byars, Betsy. SUMMER OF THE SWANS
1972: O’Brien, Robert C. MRS. FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH
1973: George, Jean Craighead. JULIE OF THE WOLVES
1974: Fox, Paula. THE SLAVE DANCER
1975: Hamilton, Virginia. M.C. HIGGINS THE GREAT

Read at least 2 books from 1976-2009 –PLEASE CHOOSE BOOKS YOU HAVE NEVER READ:
1976: Cooper, Susan. THE GREY KING
1977: Taylor, Mildred. ROLL OF THUNDER HEAR MY CRY
1978: Paterson, Katherine. BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA
1979: Raskin, Ellen. THE WESTING GAME
1980: Blos, Joan W. A GATHERING OF DAYS
1981: Paterson, Katherine. JACOB HAVE I LOVED
1982: Willard, Nancy. A VISIT TO WILLIAM BLAKE’S INN
1983:Voigt, Cynthia. DICEY’S SONG
1984: Cleary, Beverly. DEAR MR. HENSHAW
1985: McKinley, Robin. THE HERO AND THE CROWN
1986: MacLachlan, Patricia. SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL
1987: Fleischman, Sid. THE WHIPPING BOY
1988: Freedman, Russell. LINCOLN: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY
1989: Fleischman, Paul. JOYFUL NOISE: POEMS FOR TWO VOICES
1990: Lowry, Lois. NUMBER THE STARS
1991: Spinelli, Jerry. MANIAC MAGEE
1992: Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. SHILOH
1993: Rylant, Cynthia. MISSING MAY
1994: Lowry, Lois. THE GIVER
1995: Creech, Sharon. WALK TWO MOONS
1996: Cushman, Karen. THE MIDWIFE’S APPRENTICE
1997: Konigsburg, E.L. A VIEW FROM SATURDAY
1998: Hesse, Karen. OUT OF THE DUST
1999: Sachar, Louis. HOLES
2000: Curtis, Christopher Paul. BUD, NOT BUDDY (cannot use if read in Module 3)
2001: Peck, Richard. A YEAR DOWN YONDER
2002: Park, Linda Sue. A SINGLE SHARD
2003: Avi. CRISPIN CROSS OF LEAD
2004: DiCamillo, Kate. THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX
2005: Kadohata, Cynthia. KIRA-KIRA
2006: Perkins, Lynn Rae. CRISS CROSS
2007: Patron, Susan. THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY
2008: Schlitz, Laura Amy. GOOD MASTERS! SWEET LADIES! VOICES FROM A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE
2009. Gaiman, Neil. THE GRAVE YARD BOOK

Read 1 of the Michael Printz Award winners young adult literature:
2000: Myers, Walter Dean. MONSTER
2001: Almond, David. KIT’S WILDERNESS
2002: An Na A STEP FROM HEAVEN
2003: Chambers, Aidan. POSTCARDS FROM NO MAN’S LAND
2004: Johnson, Angela. THE FIRST PART LAST
2005: Rosoff, Meg HOW I LIVE NOW
2006: Green, John. LOOKING FOR ALASKA
2007: Yang, Gene Luen AMERICAN BORN CHINESE (a graphic novel; also for module 13—cannot read for both modules)
2008: McCaughrean, Geraldine. THE WHITE DARKNESS
2009: Marchetta, Melina. JELLICOE ROAD

MODULE 5: PICTURE BOOKS—September 28-October 4

Picture Books for Younger Readers—read at least 5 (only one per author):
Anno. ANNO’S COUNTING BOOK or ANNO’S USA
Carle, Eric. VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR or VERY BUSY SPIDER
Cronin, Doreen. CLICK CLACK MOO, COWS THAT TYPE or DUCK FOR PRESIDENT or DOOBY DOOBY MOO or DIARY OF A WORM or DIARY OF A SPIDER or DIARY OF A FLY
DePaola, Tomie. STREGA NONA or NANA UPSTAIRS AND NANA DOWNSTAIRS
Dewdney, Anna. LLAMA LLAMA RED PAJAMA or LLAMA LLAMA MAD AT
MOMMA or LLAMA LLAMA MISSES MAMA
Henkes, Kevin. JULIUS, BABY OF THE WORLD or OLD BEAR or LILY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE
Hoban, Tana. PUSH PULL EMPTY FULL
Fox, Mem. KOALA LOU or WHERE IS THE GREEN SHEEP
Grey, Mim. TRACTION MANY IS HERE
Jeffers, Oliver. LOST AND FOUND
Martin, Bill. GHOST EYE TREE or CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM
Portis, Antoinette. NOT A BOX
Rosenthal, Amy Krause. LITTLE PEA
Rylant, Cynthia. THE RELATIVES CAME or WHEN I WAS YOUNG IN THE
MOUNTAINS
Salley, Coleen. EPOSSUMONDAS
Schachner, Judy. SKIPPYJON JONES
Shannon, David. NO, DAVID! Or OH, DAVID! Or DAVID GETS IN TROUBLE
Stevens, Janet and Susan Stevens Crummel. THE GREAT FUZZ FRENZY or THE
DISH RAN AWAY WITH THE SP00N
Watt, Melanie. SCAREDY SQUIRREL
Wells, Rosemary. YOKO or ANY OF THE MAX AND RUBY BOOKS
Willems, Mo. ANY PIGEON BOOK or KNUFFLE BUNNY or KNUFFLE BUNNY
TOO
Yaccarino, Dan. EVERY FRIDAY

Picture Books for Older Readers—read at least 5 (only one per author):
Asch, Frank and Devin Asch MR. MAXWELL’S MOUSE
Bunting, Eve. SMOKY NIGHT
Cannon, Janell PINDULI or VERDI
Greene, Brian. ICARUS AT THE EDGE OF TIME
Hicks, Barbara Jean. THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER KITTY
Miller, William. NIGHT GOLF
Polacco, Patricia. MR. LINCOLN’S WAY
Riggs, Shannon NOT IN ROOM 2004
San Souci, Daniel SPACE STATION MARS
San Souci, Robert. TALKING EGGS or CINDERELLA SKELETON
Schaefer, Lola ARROWHAWK
Scieszka, Jon. THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS or THE STINKY CHEESE MAN or SQUIDS WILL BE SQUIDS or COWBOY AND OCTOPUS
Shannon, David. A BAD CASE OF STRIPES
Teague, Mark DEAR MRS. LARUE: LETTERS FROM OBEDIENCE SCHOOL
Van Allsburgh, Chris. THE GARDEN OF ABDUL GASAZI or THE STRANGER or
THE WRECK OF THE ZEPHYR

MODULE 6: REALISTIC FICTION (YOUNGER READERS)—October 5-11
Read at least 4 books from the list. Please read books that you have not read or taught; read a variety of authors.
Elementary:
Barrows, Annie. IVY + BEAN or THE MAGIC HALF
Clements, Andrew. FRINDLE or A SCHOOL STORY or LUNCH MONEY
Cabot, Meg. ALLIE FINKLE’S RULES FOR GIRLS (ANY OF THE SERIES)
DiCamillo, Kate. BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE
Gantos, Jack. JOEY PIGZA SWALLOWED THE KEY
Gifford, Peggy. MOXIE MAXWELL DOES NOT LOVE STUART LITTLE or MOXIE MAXWELL DOES NOT LOVE WRITING THANK YOU NOTES
Gilson, Jamie. GOTCHA! Or 4B GOES WILD or THIRTEEN WAYS TO SINK A SUB
Gutman, Dan. THE HOMEWORK MACHINE or BABE AND ME or THE MILLION DOLLAR KICK
Holt, Kimberly Willis. PIPER REED, NAVY BRAT or MISTER AND ME
Look, Lenore. ALVIN HO: ALLERGIC TO GIRLS, SCHOOL AND OTHER SCARY THINGS
Martin, Ann. A DOG’S LIFE: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A STRAY
Paulsen, Gary. HATCHET or BRIAN’S WINTER or HARRIS AND ME
Pennypacker, Sara. CLEMENTINE
Sachar, Louis. THERE’S A BOY IN THE GIRLS’ BATHROOM
Tarshis, Lauren. EMMA-JANE LAZARUS FELL OUT OF A TREE

MODULE 7: REALISTIC FICTION (YOUNG ADULTS)—October 12-18

Read 2 books from the middle school list AND 2 books from the high school list

Middle School:
Birdsall, Jeanne. THE PENDERWICKS or THE PENDERWICKS ON GARDAM STREET
Bloor, Edward. TANGERINE.
Creech, Sharon. RUBY HOLLER
Henkes, Kevin. OLIVE’S OCEAN
Hiassen, Carl. HOOT or FLUSH or SCAT
Holt, Kimberly Willis. MY LOUISIANA SKY
Kehret, Peg. ABDUCTION or ESCAPING THE GIANT WAVE
Konigsburg, E.L. THE OUTCASTS OF 19 SCHUYLER PLACE
Korman, Gordon. NO MORE DEAD DOGS
Spinelli, Jerry. STARGIRL or LOSER.
Tolan, Stephanie. SURVIVING THE APPLEWHITES

High School:
Abdel-Fattah, Randa. DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS
Anderson, Laura Halse. SPEAK or WINTERGIRLS
An Na. A STEP FROM HEAVEN or THE FOLD or WAIT FOR ME
Bauer, Joan. HOPE WAS HERE or PEELED or RULES OF THE ROAD
Brashears, Ann. THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS
Crutcher, Chris. DEADLINE or THE SLEDDING HILL or WHALE TALK or
STAYING FAT FOR SARAH BYRNES
Dessen, Sharon. JUST LISTEN or LOCK AND KEY or THE TRUTH ABOUT
FOREVER
Forman, Gayle. IF I STAY
Going, K.L. FAT KID RULES THE WORLD
Green, John. AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES or
PAPER TOWNS
Korman, Gordon SON OF THE MOB or SON OF THE MOB HOLLYWOOD
HUSTLE
Lupica, Mike. TRAVEL TEAM
Lyga, Barry THE ASTONISHING ADVENTURES OF FANBOY AND GOTH
GIRL or BOYTOY or HERO-TYPE
Mackler, Carolyn. THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS
Myers, William Dean. MONSTER


MODULE 8: FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION—October 19-25

Fantasy--Choose 2 books—one from each age area.
Upper Elementary/Middle School:
Armstrong, Alan. WHITTINGTON
Collins, Suzanne. GREGOR THE OVERLANDER
Dahl, Roald. JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
DiCamillo, Kate. THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX or THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE
Funke, Cornelia. INKHEART or DRAGON RIDER
Hale, Shannon. GOOSE GIRL or BOOK OF A THOUSAND DAYS or PRINCESS
ACADEMY
Jacques, Brian REDWALL
Juster, Norton. THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
Law, Ingrid. SAVVY
Marsh, Katherine. THE NIGHT TOURIST
Oppel, Kenneth. AIRBORN
Pullman, Phillip. THE GOLDEN COMPASS
Riordan, Rick. THE LIGHTNING THIEF
Sanderson, Brandon. ALCATRAZ VS. THE EVIL LIBRARIANS
Wrede, Patricia. THE THIRTEENTH CHILD


High School:
Black, Holly. TITHE or VALIANT
Cashore, Kristin. GRACELING
Colfer, Eion. ARTEMIS FOWL—ANY BOOK
Collins, Susan. THE HUNGER GAMES
Farmer, Nancy. THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION
LeGuin, Ursula. GIFTS
Myers, Stephanie. TWILIGHT
Paolini, Christopher. ERAGON
Pearson, Mary E. THE ADORATON OF JENNA FOX
Stroud, Jonathon. THE AMULET OF SAMARKAND
Werlin, Nancy. IMPOSSIBLE
Wynn-Jones, Diana HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE or ONE OF THE
DALEMARK SERIES

Science Fiction—Choose 2 book.
Anderson, M.T. FEED or WHALES ON STILTS or THE CLUE OF THE LINOLEUM
LEDERHOSEN
Card, Orson Scott. ENDER’S GAME
Collins, Suzanne. THE HUNGER GAMES
Doctorow, Cory. LITTLE BROTHER
DuPrau, Jeanne. THE CITY OF EMBER
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. AMONG THE HIDDEN
Lombardi, Tom. MY SUMMER ON EARTH
Patterson, James. MAXIMUM RIDE: THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT
Plum Ucci, Carol. STREAMS OF BABYLON
Pfeffer, Susan Beth LIFE AS WE KNEW IT or THE DEAD AND THE GONE
Shusterman, Neil. UNWIND
Westerfield, Scott. UGLIES or PRETTIES or SPECIALS or UGLIES
White, Andrea SURVIVING ANTARTICA REALITY TV 2083

MODULE 9: MYSTERY—October 26-November 1

Choose 2 mystery books from each of the age groups (if at all possible, do not read all books by the same author):

Elementary:
Adler, David. ANY OF THE CAM JAMSEN MYSTERIES
Biedrzycki, David. ACE LACEWING: BUG DETECTIVE
Clements, Andrew. ROOM 1: A MYSTERY OR TWO
Cushman, Doug. MYSTERY AT THE CLUB SANDWICH
Gutman, Dan. THE EDISON MYSTERY
Hale, Bruce. ANY OF THE CHET GECKO MYSTERIES
Wallace, Barbara Brooks. SPARROWS IN THE SCULLERY

Middle School:
Abbott, Tony. THE POSTCARD
Balliett, Blue. CHASING VERMMER or THE WRIGHT 3 or THE CALDER
GAME
Burns, Laura and Melinda Mertz. ANY OF THE WRIGHT AND WONG MYSTERIES
Farriola, Jack THE BIG SPLASH
Hautman, Peter and Mary Logue. THE BLOODWATER MYSTERIES: SNATCHED or SKULLDUGGERY or DOPPELGANGER
Nixon, Joan Lowery. NIGHTMARE or THE S√ČANCE or THE KIDNAPPING OF
CHRISTINAL LATTIMORE or THE STALKER
Roberts, Willo Davis. TWISTED SUMMER or HOSTAGE or SCARED STIFF or THE KIDNAPPERS
Seabrooke, Brenda. CEMETERY STREET
Skurzynski, Gloria and Alane Ferguson. ANY OF THE MYSTERIES IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS
Smith, D. James. THE BOYS OF SAN JOAQUIN
Springer, Nancy. ANY OF THE ENOLA HOLMES BOOKS
Van Draanen, Wendelin. ANY OF THE SAMMY KEYS BOOKS

High School:
Abrahams, Peter BEHIND THE CURTAIN or DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE or REALITY CHECK
Avi. WOLF RIDER
Blundell, Judy. WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED
Dowd, Siobhan. THE LONDON EYE MYSTERY
Ferguson, Alene. ANY OF THE FORENSIC MYSTERIES
Giles, Gail. SHATTERING GLASS or RIGHT BEHIND YOU or DEAD GIRLS DON’T
WRITE LETTERS or WHAT HAPPENED TO CASS MCBRIDE
McDonald, Margot. TORN TO PIECES
McNamee, Graham. ACCELERATION
Plum-Ucci, Carol. THE NIGHT MY SISTER WENT MISSING or THE BODY OF
CHRISTOPHER CREED
Pullman, Philip. ANY OF THE SALLY LOCKHART MYSTERIES
Qualey, Marsha CLOSE TO A KILLER or THIN ICE
Werlin, Nancy DOUBLE HELIX or THE KILLER’S COUSIN

MODULE 10: HISTORICAL FICTION—November 2-8

Read at least 5 picture book historical fiction:
Picture Books:
Bildner, Phil SHOELESS JOE AND BLACK BETSY
Borden, Louise THE GREATEST SKATING RACE or FLY HIGH! THE STORY OF BESSIE COLEMAN
Fleming, Candace BOXES FOR KATJE
Fritz, Jean LEONARDO’S HORSE
Hopkinson, Deborah. A BAND OF ANGELS
Innocneti, R. and Gallaz, C. ROSE BLANCHE
Polacco, Patrical. PINK AND SAY or THE BUTTERFLY
Ryan, Pam Munoz. AMELIA AND ELEANOR GO FOR A RIDE
Sis, Peter. STARRY MESSENGER or THE WALL
Woodson, Jacqueline. SHOW WAY

Read at least 3 historical fiction books for middle or high school:
Anderson, Laurie Halse FEVER 1793 or CHAINS
Anderson, M.T. EITHER OCTAVIAN NOTHING BOOK
Choldenko, Gennifer AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS
Curtis, Christopher Paul ELIJAH OF BUXTON
Donnelly, Jennifer. A NORTHERN LIGHT
Draper, Sharon COPPER SUN or FIRE FROM THE ROCK
Holm, Jennifer. PENNY FROM HEAVEN
Kerley, Barbara. GREETINGS FROM PLANET EARTH
Larson, Kirby. HATTIE BIG SKY
Lester, Julius. DAY OF TEARS
Park, Linda Sue. KEEPING SCORE
Peck, Richard A RIVER BETWEEN US, HERE LIES THE LIBRARIAN, or
THE TEACHER’S FUNERAL or A LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO
Schmidt, Gary. THE WEDNESDAY WARS or LIZZIE BRIGHT AND THE BUCKMINSTER BOY or TROUBLE
Yolen, Jane. THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC
Zusak, Markus. THE BOOK THIEF


MODULE 11: INFORMATIONAL BOOKS—November 9-15

Read at least 5 informational picture books from the following list:
PICTURE BOOKS:
Adkins, Jan WHAT IF YOU MET A PIRATE
Aston, Dianna AN EGG IS QUIET
Baretta, Gene NOW AND BEN: THE MODERN INVENTIONS OF BENJAMIN
FRANKLIN
Bergen, David LIFE-SIZE DINOSAURS
Chandra, Deborah GEORGE WASHINGTON’S TEETH
Collard, Sneed B. SHEP: OUR MOST LOYAL DOG
Eubank, Patti Reeder SEAMAN’S JOURNEY: ON THE TRAIL WITH LEWIS AND
CLARK
Hatkoff, Isabella et al OWEN AND MZEE
Jenkins, Steve ACTUAL SIZE or LIVING COLOR or PREHISTORIC ACTUAL
SIZE or WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A TAIL LIKE THIS
Kerley, Barbara THE DINOSAURS OF WATERHOUSE HAWKINS
Krull, Kathleen HARVESTING HOPE
Mannis, Celeste JULIA MORGAN BUILT A CASTLE
McCarthy, Megan THE ALIENS ARE COMING: THE TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE
1938 WAR OF THE WORLD RADIO BROADCASTS
Mochzuki, Ken. BASEBALL SAVED US
O’Brien, Patrick MEGATOOTH
Peters, Lisa Westberg OUR FAMILY TREE: AN EVOLUTION STORY
Tryszynska-Frederich, Luba LUBA: THE ANGEL OF BERGEN-BELSEN

Read at least 2 informational books from the following list:
Armstrong, Jennifer. SHIPWRECK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD
Aronson, Marc. RACE or WITCH HUNT or EAR IS…. Or ART ATTACK
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell HITLER YOUTH: GROWING UP IN HITLER’S SHADOW or BLACK POTATOES
Blumenthal, Karen. LET ME PLAY: THE STORY OF TITLE IX
Deem, James. BODIES FROM THE ASH: LIFE AND DEATH IN ANCIENT POMPEI
Freedman, Russell CHILDREN OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION or WHO WAS FIRST
Heiligman, Deborah. CHARLES AND EMMA: THE DARWINS LEAP OF FAITH
Hopkinson, Deborah. UP BEFORE DAYBREAK: COTTON AND PEOPLE IN
AMERICA
Montgomery, Sy. THE TARANTULA SCIENTIST
Murphy, Jim. THE BOYS WAR or AN AMERICAN PLAGUE or BLIZZARD or THE
GREAT FIRE
National Geographic. NEVERMORE: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY OF EDGAR ALLEN POE
Partridge, Elizabeth. JOHN LENNON: ALL I WANT IS THE TRUTH
Sayre, Henry CAVE PAINTINGS TO PICASSO
Sloan, Christopher BURY THE DEAD: TOMBS, CORPSES, MUMMIES,
SKELETONS, AND RITUALS
Stone, Tanya Lee. ALMOST ASTRONAUTS: 13 WOMEN WHO DARED


MODULE 12: BIOGRAPHY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY—November 16-22

Read at least 5 picture book biographies.
Adler, David. AMERICA’S CHAMPION SWIMMER: GERTRUDE ENDERLE
Brown, Don. ODD BOY OUT: YOUNG ALBERT EINSTEIN
Bryan, Ashley. ASHLEY BRYAN: WORDS TO MY LIFE SONG
Caplaldi, Gina. A BOY NAMED BECKONING
Freedman, Russell. CONFUCIOUS: GOLDEN RULE
Giovanni, Nikki. ROSA
Golenbock, Peter. HANK AARON: BRAVE IN EVERY WAY
Greenberg, Jan. ACTION JACKSON
Hopkinson, Deborah. HOME ON THE RANGE
Krull, Kathleen. THE BOY ON FAIRFIELD STREET or HARVESTING HOPE or THE
ROAD TO OZ
Lasky, Kathryn. ONE BEETLE TOO MANY:
Lester, Helen. AUTHOR: A TRUE STORY
McCarthy, Meghan. STRONG MAN: THE STORY OF CHARLES ATLAS
McCully, Emily Arnold. MANJIRO: THE BOY WHO RISKED HIS LIFE FOR TWO
COUNTRIES
Orgill, Roxanne. IF I ONLY HAD A HORN: YOUNG LOUIS ARMSTRONG
Pinkney, Andrea. BILL PICKINS: RODEO-RIDIN’ COWBOY or DUKE ELLINGTON
Rappaport, Doreen. MARTIN’S BIG WORDS

Read at least 2 biographies/autobiographies for middle or high schoolers.
Bolden, Tanya. MARITCHA: A NINETEENTH CENTURE AMERICAN GIRL
Crutcher, Chris KING OF THE MILD FRONTIER: AN ILL- ADVISEDAUTOBIOGRAPHY
Fleischman, John. PHINEAS GAGE
Fleming, Candace. OUR ELEANOR
Fleischman, Sid.ESCAPE! THE STORY OF THE GREAT HOUDINI
Fleming, Candace. THE LINCOLN’S: A SCRAPBOOK LOOK AT ABRAHAM
AND MARY
Freedman, Russell. MARIAN ANDERSON: THE VOICE THAT CHALLENGED A NATION
Gantos, Jack. HOLE IN MY LIFE
Nelson, Scott Reynolds. AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT A MAN—MY QUEST TO FIND THE
REAL JOHN HENRY
Paulsen, Gary HOW ANGEL PETERSON GOT HIS NAME
Runyon, Brent. THE BURN JOURNALS
Shields, Charles J. I AM SCOUT: A BIOGRAPHY OF HARPER LEE
Weatherford, Carole. BECOMING BILLY HOLIDAY
Zenatti, Valerie. WHEN I WAS A SOLDIER


MODULE 13: GRAPHIC NOVELS AND SERIES BOOKS—November 23-30

Read at least 3 of the following graphic novels:
Cammuso, Frank KNIGHTS OF THE LUNCH TABLE
Castelluci, Cecil THE PLAIN JANES
Craddock, Erik. PIRATE PALOOZA or BIG MAMBO
Delisle, Gary. PYONGYANG, A JOURNEY IN NORTH KOREA
Kibuishi, Kazu AMULET BOOK 1: THE STONEKEEPER and/or FLIGHT
EXPLORER VOLUME 1
Gownley, Jimmy AMELIA RULES (ANY VOLUME)
Holm, Jennifer and Matthew Holm ANY OF THE BABY MOUSE BOOKS
Jacobson, Sol and Ernie Colon. THE 9/11 REPORT: A GRAPHIC ADAPTATION
Labatt, Mary and Joe Rioux. ANY OF THE SAM AND FRIENDS MYSTERIES
Lynch, Jay OTTO’S ORANGE DAY
Martin, Ann ANY OF THE BABY SITTERS CLUB GRAPHIC NOVELS
Petrucha, Stefan ANY OF THE NANCY DREW GRAPHIC NOVELS
Smith, Jeff BONE: OUT FROM BONEVILLE or ANY OF THE BONE BOOKS
Spiegelman, Art MAUS (EITHER VOLUME
Spiegelman, Art and Francois Mouly ANY OF THE “LITTLE LIT” BOOKS
Steinberg, D.J. ANY OF THE DANIEL BOOK AKA LOUD BOY BOOKS
Trondheim, Lewis. KPAUT AND ZOSKY
Wheeler, Lisa SEADOGS: AN EPIC OCEAN OPERETTA
Wood, Don INTO THE VOLCANO
Yang, Gene Luen AMERICAN BORN CHINESE
You may also choose a Manga book of your own choosing—might be well worth it if working in high school.

Choose 2 series from the following list and read 2 books from these series or read 1each book from 4 of the series.
Goosebumps
Fear Street
Saddle Club
American Girl
Boxcar Children
Hank the Cowdog
Junie B. Jones
Magic Treehouse
Time Warp Trio
Dragon Slayer’s Academy
Cirque du Freak
Bloody Jack
Clique
A-List
Gossip Girls
Warriors

MODULE 14: POETRY AND STORY COLLECTIONS—December 1-6

Read at least 2 of the following poetry books:
Carlson, Lori COOL SALSA
Cyrus, Kurt HOTEL DEEP: LIGHT VERSE FROM DARK WATER
Dotlich, Rebecca CASTLES: OLD STONE POEMS
Florian, Doug. COMETS, STARS, THE MOON AND MARS or ANY OF HIS OTHER POETRY BOOKS
George, Kristine O’Connell FOLD ME A POEM
Hoberman, Mary Ann. THE LLAMA HAD NO PAJAMA or ANY OF HER OTHER
POETRY BOOKS
Janeczko, Paul A KICK IN THE HEAD or ANY OF HIS OTHER POETRY BOOKS
Katz, Alan TAKE ME OUT OF THE BATHTUB
Lansky, Bruce ROLLING IN THE AISLES: KIDS PICK THE FUNNIEST
POEMS
MacLachlan, Patricia ONCE I ATE A PIE
Mitchell, Stephen THE WISHING BONE AND OTHER POEMS
Myers, Walter Dean HERE IN HARLEM: POEMS IN MANY VOICES or JAZZ
Park, Linda Sue. DANCING ON THE ROOF
Prelutsky, Jack SCRANIMALS or ANY OF HIS OTHER BOOKS
Sidman, Joyce. THIS IS JUST TO SAY
Siebert, Diane TOUR AMERICA: A JOURNEY THROUGH POETRY AND ART
Weatherford, Carole Boston BIRMINGHAM 1963

Read at least 2 verse novels from the following list:
Colfer, Julia Ortiz. CALL ME MARIA
Glenn, Mel ANY NOVEL
Grimes, Nikki BRONX MASQUERADE
Havill, Juanita. GROW
Hesse, Karen WITNESS or ALEUTIAN SPARROW
Hemphill, Stephanie YOUR OWN SYLVIA: A VERSE PORTRAIT OF
SYLVIA PLATH
Hopkins, Ellen CRANK, GLASS or BURNED
Sones, Sonya ANY NOVEL
Stone, Tonya Lee. A BAD BOY CAN BE GOOD FOR A GIRL
Turner, Ann. HARD HIT
Wolff, Virginia Euwer MAKE LEMONADE or TRUE BELIEVER
Yoemans, Ellen RUBBER HOUSES

Read at least 1 book of short stories from the following list:
Appelt, Kathi. KISSING TENNESSEE AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE
STARDUST DANCE
Byars, Betsy. MY DOG MY HERO
Carlson, Laurie Marie (ed). MOCCASIN THUNDER
Gallo, Donald (ed.) ON THE FRINGE or ANY OTHER OF HIS STORY
COLLECTIONS
Howe, James. THE COLOR OF ABSENCE or THIRTEEN
Noyes, Deborah. GOTHIC! TEN ORIGINAL DARK TALES
Olsen, Ariel. MORE BONES: SCARY STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Paulsen, Gary (ed). SHELF LIFE
Rochman, Hazel. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
Scieszka, Jon. GUYS RIGHT FOR GUYS READ
Van Velde, Vivian. BEING DEAD
Yolen, Jane. TWELVE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST

MODULE 15: CENSORSHIP ISSUES—December 7-10

Read at least 2 of these often censored/challenged books:*
Blume, Judy. FOREVER
Brannon, Sarah. UNCLE BOBBY’S WEDDING
Carle, Eric. DRAW ME A STAR
Chbosky, Stephen. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
Crutcher, Chris. ATHLETEIC SHORTS
Harper, Charise. FLASHCARD’S OF MY LIFE
Harris, Robie. IT’S SO AMAZING or IT’S PERFECTLY NORMAL
Henkes, Kevin. OLIVE’S OCEAN
Lowry, Lois. ANASTASIA KRUPNIK
Mackler, Carolyn. THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS
Myracle, Lauren. TTYL or TTFN or L8R or G8R
Myers, Walter Dean. FALLEN ANGELS
Naylor, Alice Reynolds. ALICE SERIES (not first one, but any of the others)
Newman, Leslie. HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES
Pilkey, Dav. CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS (series)
Rennison, Louise. ANGUS, THONGS, AND FULL FRONTAL SNOGGING
Richardson, Justin and Peter Parnell. AND TANGO MAKES THREE
Schwartz, Alvin. SCARY STORIES
Willhoit, Michael. DADDY’S ROOMMATE

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this list. :o) And, um, you have a lot to read!!!

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  2. Wow, long list! Good thing it says "read one" or "read two". But very tempting to read more!

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  3. I bet it's hard to pick books you haven't already read though, huh?

    I looked at most of them and I've read a great deal of them so I'd imagine you'd have even slimmer pickings!

    Enjoy the class! Reading is fun! :)

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  4. Wow, what a list! :) That looks super-fun, but what if you've read all the books? ;P

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  5. Wow, that's intense! But fun, also. Good luck!

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  6. Wow! Thanks for sharing the list.

    LOVE YOU FOREVER really scares me, though. It creeps me out.

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  7. I'd love to say that I have the attention span to have read that whole list...but I can't say that truthfully. When you said long, you really meant long. Lol, that sounded stupid.

    shutupimreading.blogspot.com
    Jessica

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  8. God, I love seeing favorite books of mine on class reading lists. :)

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  9. Wow, that was overwhelming to read. Thank you for sharing. Go with The Water Babies!

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  10. What a list! You are going to be busy. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Great list!

    Friendly note: Some of the authors' names are misspelled.

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  12. I so want to take this class! I took both kids lit and ya lit in college, but it wasn't nearly as in depth as this.

    By the way, I highly recommend Lincoln: A Photobiography for your Newberry module. I read that for my kids lit class and it was better than I had anticpated.

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  13. What an amazing list! I'm saving parts of the list in a word doc. so that I can get some at the library for my 4 year old. I saw some of his favorites on there (like No David) so I want to check out the others. (Except for the ones on the first list - I loved that they were listed as books that weren't necessarily good. I thought I was the only one who didn't care for The Giving Tree).

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  14. I just finished my MLS and the reading for my children's lit class looked almost identical to yours. It looks really intimidating but I had so much fun in that class it was over before I knew it.

    Hope you have fun, too!

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  15. Thanks for sharing the list. I feel smart because I've read a whole bunch of the books on your list! I do have a 8 year old and a 5 year old and I've taught elementary school for several years, so I've had good reasons to read most of these books!

    Sounds like a fantastic class!

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  16. OH my goodness that list is infinite. Not only in size but fabulousness. I'm already envisioning a challenge with it honestly, LOL.

    Will you blog about any of it?

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  17. Charles Atlas is amazing! www.charlesatlas.com!

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  18. Slake's Limbo = wonderful book! So glad to see it still makes the lists.

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