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I'm an elementary librarian in need of justifying the amount of books I reads aimed at eleven year-olds by organizing them on a nifty website.

Currently reading

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency
Daniel Pinkwater, Jill Pinkwater
Dinosaur Trouble
Dick King-Smith, Nick Bruel
Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters
Rachel Vail, Matthew Cordell
The Coming of the Dragon
Rebecca Barnhouse
The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm
Patricia MacLachlan
Les Miserables: Complete and Unabridged

Better Nate Than Ever

Better Nate Than Ever - Tim Federle http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l-NcUb-sxDE

The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water - Sarah Crossan "Happiness should be your revenge. . ."

Giant Dance Party

Giant Dance Party - Betsy Bird, Brandon Dorman Great good fun! And, *snigger*, her toys are named Caroll, Ann, and Moore.

That Is Not a Good Idea!

That Is Not a Good Idea! - Mo Willems Fun, if predictable.

The Life of Ty: Penguin Problems

Penguin Problems - Jed Henry, Lauren Myracle The most ungenuine children in a didactic slog.

Hokey Pokey

Hokey Pokey - Always hated the shows where everything is a dream. Also I prefer my metaphors to be less heavy-handed. On the other hand great writing and plenty to discuss. Can't imagine who the audience is.

The Dirty Cowboy

The Dirty Cowboy - Adam Rex Very humorous. Timberlake's descriptions are vivid and enjoyable and Rex's illustration are hilarious. It is, however, way too wordy to make a solid picture book. Those great descriptions needed to be pared in half or to a third.

Sammy Keyes and the Showdown in Sin City

Sammy Keyes and the Showdown in Sin City - Wendelin Van Draanen !!!!!!!

Starring Jules (As Herself) (Starring Jules Series #1)

Starring Jules: As Herself - Beth Levine Ain, Anne Keenan Higgins Fun protagonist and side characters. A bit sit-commy at times and often the kids did not sound like seven-year-olds.

On the Road to Mr. Mineo's

On the Road to Mr. Mineo's - Barbara O'Connor Amy!

The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling Uncompromising.

This Is Not My Hat

This Is Not My Hat - Okay, so the joke was redone, but it's still pretty funny. Three stars if it is repeated again.

True (...Sort Of)

True (. . . Sort Of) - Katherine Hannigan I refuse to subject myself to this any longer.

Cat Tale

Cat Tale - Michael  Hall Homonyms

Splendors and Glooms

Splendors and Glooms - Laura Amy Schlitz Perfection. I know distinguished when I see it.

Bink and Gollie, Two for One

Two for One - Alison McGhee, Kate DiCamillo, Tony Fucile May I please have a chipmunk balloon.