Sunday, January 9, 2011

Top 10 of 2010: Our favorite author of 2010

I have a confession. Today's top 10 of 2010 was not even written in 2010. I just realized that as I linked up the picture from Amazon and saw the release date of September 2008. That's ok. I'm still including it in our favorite 2010 list! Everything goes here at Ready. Set. Read!  I thought it was published this year because I found it on the "new" shelf at the library. I guess it was acquired by my library this year. Oops!

The Little Yellow LeafIn the The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger, a little yellow leaf is not ready to fall from the big oak tree. The leaf finally spies a scarlet leaf and the two leaves decide to let go together. I love that amongst all of the books that describe fall concepts, there is a book about fall leaves that tells a heartwarming story about friendship, bravery, change, and letting go. And the illustrations? They are ah-mazing!!

Forever FriendsBerger did publish a book in 2010 but since I haven't read it yet, I can't review it. I'm going to try and get it soon and I'll let you know what I think. Has anyone else already read "Forever Friends" by Carin Berger?

For today, we will just say that Carin Berger is our top newly discovered author for 2010.
Here are some of my other top new books in 2010.
Knuffle Bunny Free
The Pout Pout Fish in the Big Big Dark
The Twelve Days of Christmas
City Dog, Country Frog
How Rocket Learned to Read
Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy

Ps. The American Library Awards are tomorrow!! If the kids cooperate, I may try to watch them online here
(I found this link on a great new blog. Ok, the blog is  not new either but it's new to me. Lots of great book reviews and humor too. It's one of my favorite blogs right now! It's and it's written by a elementary school librarian. It's like having a really great school librarian who knows all the ins and outs of good new books available at the click of a button.)


  1. We read Forever Friends last year. Berger's illustrations are so beautiful. Here's our review:

  2. I love The Little Yellow Leaf. I didn't know she had another book. I am definitely going to look for it.

  3. I'm glad you liked The Pout-Pout Fish In the Big-Big Dark!

    Best Fishes,
    Debbie Diesen (author of The Pout-Pout Fish)