My “have read” 2018 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. You can follow direct links, making it easier for you.
In blue I’ve  indicated which books are reviewed here on my blog. Also, any book I have marked *(ARC)* is an Advanced Reading Copy I was given in exchange for my free and honest review.
Purple is to indicate the books I read listened to on Audible so that I can do other things at the same time as “reading.”(Refer to
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!



  1. Lost. Found. – by Marsha Diane Arnold
  2. A Light in the Attic – by Shel Silverstein
  3. Angela and the Baby Jesus – by Frank McCourt
  4. It’s Raining Bats & Frogs – by Rebecca Colby
  5. Float – by Daniel Miyares
  6. Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down – by Andrea David Pinkney
  7. The Lion and the Mouse – by Jerry Pinkney
  8. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key – by Jack Gantos
  9. Falling Up – by Shel Silverstein
  10. Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive! – by Ammi-Joan Paquette & Laurie Ann Thompson
  11. Where the Sidewalk Ends – Shel Silverstein
  12. Henry Finds His Word – by Lindsay Ward
  13. Attack  of the Fluffy Bunnies – by Andrea Beaty
  14. The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold – by Maureen Fergus
  15. Once Upon a Northern Night – by Jean E. Pendziwol
  16. Professional Crocodile – by Giovanna Zoboli
  17. Flotsam – by David Wiesner
  18. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – by Jules Verne
  19. Hap-Pea All Year – by Keith Baker
  20. Find Me: A Hide-and-Seek Book – by Anders Arhoj
  21. A Perfect Day – by Carin Berger
  22. Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters – by Michael Mahin
  23. Shark Lady – by Jess Keating
  24. Smudge and the Book of Mistakes: A Christmas Story – by Gloria Whelan
  25. Don’t Forget God Bless Our Troops – by Jill Biden
  26. Don’t Bump the Glump! – by Shel Silberstein
  27. Dazzle Ships – by Chris Barton
  28. Polar Bear Night – by Lauren Thompson
  29. A Hungry Lion, or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals – by Lucy Ruth Cummins
  30. The 12 Days of Christmas – by Greg Pizzoli
  31. Cricket in the Thicket: Poems About Bugs – by Carol Murray
  32. Word Play – by Adam Lehrhaupt
  33. Color Zoo – by Lois Ehlert
  34. Barnaby Never Forgets – by Pierre Collet-Derby
  35. Life – Cynthia Rylant
  36. Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words – by Leda Schubert
  37. To The Sea – by Cale Atkinson
  38. Lines – by Suzy Lee
  39. Into the Snow – by Yuki Kaneko
  40. Explorers of the World – by Cale Atkinson
  41. The Storm Whale – by Benji Davies
  42. Tree Ring Circus – by Adam Rex
  43. Interrupting Chicken – by David Ezra Stein
  44. A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale – by Penny Parker Klostermann (reviewed January 18’18)
  45. If I Had a Gryphon – by Vikki Vansickle
  46. Migrant – by Maxine Trottier
  47. Maxwell the Monkey Barber – by Cale Atkinson
  48. The New Kid on the Block – by Jack Prelutsky
  49. Scranimals – by Jack Prelutsky
  50. Wolf in the Snow – by Matthew Cordell
  51. The Red Sash – by Jean E. Pendiziwol
  52. I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! – by Karen Beaumont
  53. Templeton Gets His Wish – by Greg Pizzoli
  54. The Hello, Goodbye Window – by Norton Juster
  55. When’s My Birthday? – by Julie Fogliano
  56. Virginia Wolf – by Kyo Maclear
  57. The Odious Ogre – by Norton Juster
  58. When Your Llama Needs a Haircut – by Susanna Leonard Hill
  59. Move Over Rover – By Karen Beaumont
  60. Where’s My T-R-U-C-K? – by Karen Beaumont
  61. Everything On It – by Shel Silverstein
  62. All the World – by Liz Garton Scanlon
  63. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  64. Don’t Let Me Go – by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  65. Goodnight Ark – by Laura Sassi
  66. Waiting for the Owl’s Call – by Gloria Whelan
  67. The Rainbow Fish – by Marcus Pfister
  68. A Christmas Spider’s Miracle – by Trinka Hakes Nobel
  69. I Don’t Draw – I Color! – by Adam Lehrhaupt
  70. The Storyteller – by Evan Turk
  71. Mouse’s First Christmas – by Lauren Thompson
  72. A Child of Books – by Oliver Jeffers
  73. The Boy Who Wanted To Cook – by Gloria Whelan
  74. Vegetables in Underwear – by Jared Chapman
  75. The Skunk – by Mac Barnett
  76. Poor Doreen: A Fishy Tale – by Sally Lloyd-Jones
  77. Count Me a Rhyme: Animal Poems by the Numbers – by Jane Yolen
  78. Old Mikamba Had a Farm – by Rachel Isadora