2012-2013 Great Stone Face Award

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The Great Stone Face Award is an award that is given out every year to around 25 new 4th through 6th grade books by the GSF Committee. It is sponsored by the Children’s Library of New Hampshire. The name “Great Stone Face” comes from the Man in the Mountain, which is the most historic landmark that was in New Hampshire. This year’s Great Stone Face books are really, really good judging by the one I read and  how Mrs. Eaves loves the 7+ that she has read. Hope you get some great books from this list:

  • Benjamin Franklinstein Lives by Matthew McElligott
  • Bigger Than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder ↓
Read the review of this book here.
  • Cheesie Mack Is Not a Genius or Anything by Steve Cotler
  • Dragon Castle by Joseph Bruchac
  • Flyaway by Lucy Christopher
  • Hothead by Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver ↓
Read the review of this book here. This looks like a great book and it is DEFINITELY on my reading list.
  • Me & Jack by Danette Haworth
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate ↓
Read the review of this book here.
  • Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier ↓
Read the review of this book here. Books with ‘exciting adventure, fantasy and determination’ are always on my reading list.
  • Pie by Sarah Weeks
  • Saving Arm Pit by Natalie Hyde
  • The Silver Bowl by Diane Stanley
  • Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
  • Take Me to the River by Will Hobbs
  • Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
  • The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
  • Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf by Curtis Jobling
  • Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice
  • Wild Wings by Gill Lewis ↓
Read the review of this book here.
  • With a Name Like Love by Tess Hilmo
  • Wolf Storm by Dee Garretson
  • Wonder by R. J. Palacio ↓
Read the review of this book here. This is such a good book. I wish I could review and read it again because it was GREAT!
  • Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick ↓
Read the review of this book here. This is from the same illustrator who did The Invention of Hugo Cabret. That is a very good book too.
  • Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
How many have you read? Tell us here:
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Happy 101!!

 We are celebrating our 101st post on Kid’s Books 101 by sharing our first 101 books! Look closely at the picture and you’ll see some familiar titles.

Choose your favorite books, and start reading! 🙂 We look forward to sharing our next 101 titles! Let us know what you think and/or share a favorite title of your own. There can never be enough great books!


If you would like to explore the number 101, here are some books for fun!

101 Doodle Definitions101 Things to Do with Bacon101 Ways to Become a Superhero . . . Or an Evil Genius

And a book especially for Mrs. Eaves…

101 Things to Do Before You're Old and Boring

(She says “It’s not too late yet”)

I don’t know…maybe you should read it.

Upcoming Reviews

A teacher from our school found out about our blog and really likes it. She asked if we could put her students’ reviews on the blog. I said of course and so did Mrs. Eaves so some of the upcoming reviews and posts will be written by the students of 5ER. They will be tagged “By Guest Bloggers”. Look for those posts!! They will be new and different from our reviews so try to tune in when they are being posted!

Our Favorite Shared Books

We spent 2 years in the classroom together (2nd and 3rd grade). To get to know us a little bit, here are some of our favorite shared books – you should read them too!

  1. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.DSC01431

    Constance and Sticky
    Constance and Sticky
  2. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
  3. Chester by Melanie Watt (all three)
  4. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

    Our Combined Oz Drawings
    Our Combined Oz Drawings
  5. Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola (and all of his books)
    Strega Nona House & Pasta Party

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