My “have read” 2016 book list

I love books. I love to read books. I’m learning to write books. Here I’m listing the books I’ve read this year. I hope you find a title here that interests you. NOTE: if there are any you’d like to purchase please go to my page BUY THE BOOK! to see if it is listed there. 

Any book I have marked *(ARC)* is an Advanced Reading Copy I was given for my free and honest review.

My reading interests vary widely. If you’re interested in any on this list or are encouraged to read more, too, do let me know! If you have suggestions of what may look good in my reading stash I’d love to hear about it. :) Happy Reading!

“BE AWESOME! BE A BOOK NUT!” – Dr. Seuss

JANUARY 2016:

  1. Wings of Fire, book 1: The Dragonet Prophecy – by Tui T. Sutherland
  2. Whiskers and Hairballs: My Life as a Cat (for beginning readers and cat lovers of all ages) – by Maranda Russell
  3. Weezie, The Elephant with Allergies – by Maranda Russell
  4. Service Nova Scotia – by province of Nova Scotia
  5. A Ninja Dinosaur Christmas!!! – by Sam Tannen
  6. The Chimes – by Charles Dickens

FEBRUARY 2016:

  1. The Rescuing Day – by Christine Goodnough (read my review posted February 16’17)
  2. Journey to the Center of the Earth – by Jules Verne
  3. The Complete Life’s Little Instruction Book – by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

MARCH 2016:  *Books read for ReadingForResearchMonth

  1. * Water is Water – by Miranda Paul
  2.  * My Teacher is a Monster – No I am not – by Peter Brown
  3.  * The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend – by Dan Santat
  4. * Raindrops Roll – by April Pulley Sayre
  5.  * Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree – by Kate Messner
  6.  * Weeds Find a Way – by Cindy Jenson-Elliott
  7.  * Flora and the Flamingo – by Molly Idle
  8.  * Who Done It? – by Olivier Tallac
  9.  * Cheetah Can’t Lose – by Bob Shea
  10.  * Duck! Rabbit! – by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  11.  * What To Do If an Elephant Stands on Your Foot – by Michelle Robinson
  12.  * Exclamation Mark – by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  13.  * Flora and the Penguin – by Molly Idle
  14.  * Mr. Tiger Goes Wild – by Peter Brown
  15.  * Shh! We Have a Plan – by Chris Haughton
  16.  * Up in The Garden and Down in the Dirt – by Kate Messner
  17.  * Mine! – by Shutta Crum
  18.  * Uh-Oh! – by Shutta Crum
  19.  * Ask Me – by Bernard Waber
  20.  A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison – by Margriet Ruurs
  21.  * That is NOT a Good Idea! – by Mo Willems
  22.  * How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth – by Michelle Robinson
  23.  * Vampirina Ballerina – by Anne Marie Pace
  24.  * Scaredy Squirrel – by Mélanie Watt
  25.  * Mustache Baby – by Bridget Heos
  26.  * Everyone Loves Bacon – by Kelly DiPucchio
  27.  * Seaver the Weaver – by Paul Czajak
  28.  * Bridget’s Beret – by Tom Lichtenheld
  29.  * Henry’s Freedom Box: a True Story From the Underground Railroad – by Ellen Levine
  30.  * Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 – by Michelle Market
  31.  * How to Babysit a Grandpa – by Jean Reagan
  32.  * Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle – by Chris Raschka
  33.  * How to Read a Story – by Kate Messner
  34.  * I Don’t Want to Be a Frog – by Dev Petty
  35.  * Let’s Sing a Lullaby With the Brave Cowboy – by Jan Thomas
  36.  * My Name is Elizabeth! – by Annika Dunklee
  37.  * I Want My Hat Back – by Jon Klassen
  38.  * Julia’s House for Lost Creatures – by Ben Hatke
  39.  * Rain! – by Linda Ashman
  40.  * Yard Sale – by Eve Bunting
  41.  * You Nest Here With Me – by Jane Yolen
  42.  * The Promise – by Nicola Davies
  43.  * Jemmy Button – by Jennifer Uman & Valerio Vidali
  44.  * I Am Otter – by Sam Garton (a reread; I love this book!)
  45.  * The Day the Crayons Came Home – by Drew Daywalt
  46.  * Infinity and Me – by Kate Hosford
  47.  * Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat – by Deborah Underwood
  48.  * Rabbityness – by Jo Empson
  49.  * I Dare You Not to Yawn – by Hélène Boudreau
  50.  * No Nap! Yes Nap! – by Margie Palatini
  51.  * Boats for Papa – by Jessixa Bagley
  52.  * Waiting – by Kevin Henkes
  53.  * No Monkeys, No Chocolate – by Melissa Steward & Allen Young
  54.  * The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös – by Deborah Heiligman
  55.  * Heckedy Peg – by Audrey Wood
  56.  * One Word From Sophia – by Jim Averbeck
  57.  * Be a Friend – by Salina Yoon
  58.  * Max the Brave – by Ed Vere
  59.  * The Snatchabook – by Helen Doherty
  60.  * Won Ton: a Cat Tale Told in Haiku – by Lee Wardlaw
  61.  * Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type – by Doreen Cronin
  62.  * Swan: the life and dance of Anna Pavlova – by Laurel Snyder
  63.  * Cock-a-Doodle Oops! – by Lori Degman
  64.  * This is Sadie – by Sara O’Leary
  65.  * Home – by Carson Ellis
  66.  * Sophie’s Squash – by Pat Zietlow Miller
  67.  * Fox and Squirrel – by Ruth Ohi
  68.  * If You Want to See a Whale – by Julie Fogliano
  69.  * A Dance Like Starlight: one ballerina’s dream – by Kristy Dempsey
  70.  * Wolfie the Bunny – by Ame Dyckman
  71.  * Sparky! – by Jenny Offill
  72.  * When Marian Sang: the true recital of Marian Anderson: the voice of a century – by Pam Munoz Ryan
  73.  * Ivan: the remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla – by Katherine Applegate
  74. Pompeii – by Robert Harris
  75.  * The Gardener – by Sarah Stewart
  76.  * One Day, The End. – by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
  77.  * Locomotive – by Brian Floca
  78.  * Gravity – by Jason Chin
  79.  * Birthday Battle Bunny – by Jon Scieszka
  80.  * Lenny and Lucy – by Philip C. Stead
  81.  * Here Come the Humpbacks – by April Pulley Sayre
  82.  * Rules of Summer – by Shaun Tan
  83.  * The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau – by Michelle Markel
  84.  * The Iridescence of Birds – a book about Henri Matisse – by Patricia MacLachlan
  85.  * Feathers: Not Just for Flying – by Melissa Stewart
  86.  * The Way Back Home – by Oliver Jeffers
  87.  * Sam & Dave Dig a Hole – by Mac Barnett
  88.  * I Wish You More – by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  89.  * The Snowy Day – by Ezra Jack Keats
  90.  * Open This Little Book – by Jesse Klausmeier 
  91.  The Hungry Fox and the Foxy Duck – by Kathleen Leverich
  92. Little Bunny – by Stephanie Calmenson

APRIL 2016: * Books read for ReFoReMo (March challenge)

  1.  * Flowers are Calling – by Rita Gray
  2.  * Last Stop on Market Street – by Matt de la Peña
  3.  Jurassic Park – by Michael Crichton
  4.  * I Am Cow, Hear Me MOO! – by Jill Esbaum
  5.  * How Hybrid Cars Work – by Jennifer Swanson
  6.  The Watermelon Seed – by Greg Pizzoli
  7.  * Where’s Walrus? and Penguin? – by Stephen Savage
  8.  Tadeo Turtle – by Janis Cox (read my review posted March 14’17)
  9.  * The Curious Garden – by Peter Brown
  10. Doctor Zhivago – by Boris Pasternak
  11. * Surfer Chick – by Kristy Dempsey
  12. * Bear and Bunny – by Daniel Pinkwater 
  13. * Me want pet – by Tammi Sauer 
  14. * Grandfather’s Wrinkles – by Kathryn England 
  15. * Mostly Monsterly – by Tammi Sauer 
  16. * Roar! – by Tammi Sauer 
  17. * The Monstore – by Tara Lazar (read my review posted February 18’14)
  18. Sky Pig – by Jan L. Coates
  19. Painted Skies – by Carolyn Mallory (read my review posted January 13’17)
  20. Gertrude at the Beach – by Starr Dobson
  21. How Smudge Came – by Nan Gregory (read my review posted February 7’17)

MAY 2016: * Books read for ReFoReMo (March challenge)

  1. 101 Uses For a Dachshund – by Willow Creek Press
  2. * Won Ton and Chopstick : a cat and dog tale told in haiku – by Lee Wardlaw
  3. * Beyond the Pond – by Joseph Kuefler
  4. The King of Keji – by Jan L. Coates
  5. Fire Trout Pie – by Melanie Mosher
  6. A Gift of Music: Emile Benoit & his Fiddle – by Alice Walsh  (read my review posted March 28’17)
  7. Fiddles & Spoons: Journey of an Acadian Mouse – by Lila-Hope Simpson (read my review posted February 20, 2017)

JUNE 2016: 

  1. Hypnosis Harry – by Catherine Bailey
  2. Your Alien – by Tammi Sauer
  3. Which way to freedom?: and other questions about the Underground Railroad – by Mary Kay Carson
  4. The Stowaways – by Meghan Marentette (read my review posted January 31, 2017)

JULY 2016:

  1. Cerdito a juicio – by Darlene Foster (translated: Pig on Trial) (read my review posted July 22’16)
  2. As Far As I Remember – by Michael Bawtree
  3. Bad Cat: 244 Not-So-Pretty Kitties and Cats Gone Bad – by Jim Edgar
  4. A Morning With Grandpa – by Sylvia Liu (read my review posted February 2’17)
  5. A Room of One’s Own – by Virginia Woolf
  6. Our Life Off the Grid: An Urban Couple Goes Feral – by J. David Cox
  7. The Power of Harmony – by Jan L. Coates  (read my review posted April 4’17)
  8. Great Falls – by Steve Watkins  *(ARC)* (read my review posted August 9’16)

AUGUST 2016:

  1. Forensic Science: In Pursuit of Justice – by L. E. Carmichael (read my review posted February 28’17)
  2. When Breath Becomes Air – by Paul Kalanithi
  3. My Bible Friends, book one – by Etta B. Degering
  4. My Bible Friends, book two – by Etta B. Degering
  5. My Bible Friends, book three – by Etta B. Degering
  6. My Bible Friends, book four – by Etta B. Degering
  7. My Bible Friends, book five – by Etta B. Degering
  8. Rocket Man – by Jan L. Coates (read my review posted August 15’16)
  9. Love Anthony – by Lisa Genova
  10. Winter’s Bone – by Daniel Woodrell
  11. Prisoner in Louisbourg – by Zillah & Colin MacDonald
  12. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – by Roald Dahl
  13. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! – by Mo Willems
  14. Journey – by Aaron Becker
  15. Wings of Fire, book 2: The Lost Heir – by Tui T. Sutherland
  16. Hooray for Hat! – by Brian Won
  17. Where Bear? – by Sophy Henn
  18. Flora and the Peacocks – by Molly Idle
  19. Press Here – by Hervé Tullet
  20. Rock-A-Bye Romp – by Linda Ashman
  21. Worm Loves Worm – by J. J. Austrian
  22. Sidewalk Flowers – by Jon Arno Lawson
  23. Adventures With Barefoot Critters: An ABC Book – by Teagan White
  24. Tight Times – by Barbara Shook Hazen
  25. Me … Jane – by Patrick McDonnell
  26. The Snow Day – by Komako Sakai
  27. McToad Mows Tiny Island – by Tom Angleberger

SEPTEMBER 2016:

  1. The Hug – by Lesley Simpson (an old reread)
  2. Olivia – by Ian Falconer
  3. Extra Yarn – by Mac Barnett
  4. Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  5. Black Dog – by Levi Pinford
  6. I Am Invited to a Party! – by Mo Willems
  7. Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast – by Josh Funk
  8. They All Saw a Cat – by Brendan Wenzel
  9. Dragon Was Terrible – by Kelly DiPucchio
  10. Skippyjon Jones: in the Doghouse – by Judy Schachner
  11. Please, Mr. Panda – by Steve Antony
  12. Warning: Do Not Open This Book! – by Adam Lehrhaupt
  13. The Impossibly True Story of Tricky Vic: the man who sold the Eiffel Tower – by Greg Pizzoli
  14. Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands – by Katherine Roy
  15. Dewey Bob (book & cd) – by Judy Schachner
  16. The World of Weird Animals: Pink is for Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals – by Jess Keating
  17. Without Proof – by Janet Sketchley (read my review posted March 7’17)

OCTOBER 2016:

  1. While You Were Napping – by Jenny Offill
  2. A Sick Day for Amos McGee (book & cd) – by Philip C. Stead
  3. The Darkest Dark – by Astronaut Chris Hadfield (read my review posted March 21’17)
  4. Super Happy Party Bears : Gnawing Around – by Marcie Colleen (read my review posted March 16’17)
  5. Super Happy Party Bears : Knock Knock on Wood – by Marcie Colleen (read my review posted March 16’17)
  6. I Will Not EAT YOU – by Adam Lehrhaupt
  7. Leo, a Ghost Story – by Mac Barnett
  8. A Bike Like Sergio’s – by Maribeth Boelts
  9. Eagle of the Sea – by Kristin Bieber Domm
  10. Llama, Llama Red Pajama – by Anna Dewdney

NOVEMBER 2016:

  1. A Small Thing … but Big – by Tony Johnston
  2. Little Tree – by Loren Long
  3. Don’t Call Me Choochie Pooh! – by Sean Taylor
  4. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat: and other clinical tales – by Oliver Sacks
  5. Delirious – by Daniel Palmer
  6. The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles – by Julie Andrews Edwards
  7. The Color Purple – by Alice Walker
  8. Bark, George – by Jules Feiffer
  9. This Moose Belongs to Me – by Oliver Jeffers
  10. Pumpkin Time – by Erzsi Deak
  11. Ida, Always – by Caron Levis
  12. Over and Under the Snow – by Kate Messner
  13. Hampire! – by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
  14. Alexander, Who’s Trying His Best to be The Best Boy Ever – by Judith Viorst
  15. All Aboard the Dinotrain – by Deb Lund
  16. One Plastic Bag – by Miranda Paul (read my review posted February 23’17)
  17. Monday, Wednesday, and Every Other Weekend – by Karen Stanton
  18. The Stranded Whale – by Jane Yolen (read my review posted January 20’17)
  19. The Forgetful Knight – by Michelle Robinson

DECEMBER 2016:

  1. The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles – by Michelle Cuevas
  2. Creepy Carrots – by Aaron Reynolds
  3. Sing Down the Moon – by Scott O’Dell
  4. Whatever You Do, Don’t Run – by Peter Allison
  5. Plant a Kiss – by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

I read 219 books in 2016! That’s a record for me, thanks to Reading For Research Month. Even with 38 of them not being picture books that’s a lot of reading.

How did YOU do in 2016? Have you read any of the above books?

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