Here's the list of what we talked about on CBC with Anne Lagacé Dowson today. We also talked about a number of books that weren't on any of our lists.
Radio Noon's children's book panel got together recently to talk about their suggestions for summer reading.
Sara O'Leary is an award winning Montreal author. She also teaches children's writing in the creative writing program at Concordia. She writes for both adults and kids. Her upcoming release is titled Where You Came From.
Angus Byers works at Babar books in Pointe Claire and Babar en ville in downtown Montreal. He is also a freelance illustrator.
Kathy Conroy is the children's services co-ordinator at the Eleanor London Public Library in Cote St. Luc.
Here are their suggestions:
Sara O'Leary's list:
- Jumpy Jack & Googily by Meg Rosoff, Illustrated by Sophie Blackall (Henry Holt/H.B. Fenn)
- Mama Robot by Davide Cali, Illustrated by Anna Laura Cantone, Translated by Marcel Danesi (Tundra Books)
- Jellaby by Kean Soo (Hyperion)
- Skim by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood)
- The Legend of the Lost Jewels: Hazel Frump Adventure by Jennifer Lanthier (HarperCollins)
- The Apprentice's Masterpiece: A Story of Medieval Spain By Melanie Little (Annick)
Angus Byers book list:
1. Eye of the Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case - Shane Peacock
2. I Want To Go Home - Gordon Korman
3. A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever - Marla Frazee
4. Doodle All Year - Taro Gomi
5. You Wouldn't Want to be a Victorian Mill Worker!: A Grueling Job You'd Rather Not Have - John Malam
6. Skunkdog - Emily Jenkins
7. I'M BAD! - Kate & Jim McMullen
Kathy Conroy's list:
1. Confessions of a Serial Kisser - Wendelin Van Draanen
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules - Jeff Kinney
3. Face on the Milk Carton- Caroline B. Cooney
4. Schooled - Gordon Korman
5. The Boys' book: How to be the best at everything -Dominique Enright
6. The Girls' book: How to be the best at everything - Juliana Foster
7. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Lots of good chat on subjects such as graphic novels as a bridge for beginner readers, children's lit in translation, the boom in YA, and the pink book phenomena.