Favorite Books of the Semester

I just sent off my end of semester materials. I’m officially done with my first semester of graduate school. (I’m still waiting for my mentor’s response to my packet, though.)

I’ve already begun reading for next semester. I’ve been reading books by the faculty members to help me get a feel for their writing styles. I also have a huge reading list ready to go.

My classmates and I have been sharing our favorite books from the semester, so I thought I would post mine here:

Picture Books:

  • A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry
  • Flotsam by David Wiesner (wordless PB)
  • Cook-A-Doodle-Doo by Janet Stevens & Susan Stevens Crummel
  • Nothing by John Agee

Chapter books:

  • Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
  • Saying Good-Bye to Grandma by Jane Resh Thomas (dealing with death)

Middle Grade:

  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit (has a prologue)
  • The Boggart by Susan Cooper
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (frame stories)
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (mystery)

Young Adult:

  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (omni POV)
  • Brisingr by Christopher Paolini


  • One-Room School by Raymond Bial


  • Call Down the Moon: Poems of Music edited by Myra Cohn Livingston


  • The Power of Point of View: Making Your Story Come to Life by Alicia Rasley

I hope that you enjoy! Oh, and I try to never spoil the end of a book without clear warnings. 😀 Let me know what you thought of Brisingr, Carolyn!

2 Comments on “Favorite Books of the Semester”

  1. I know, but I just had fun reading it. It was a little long unnecessarily, but I didn’t mind. ^o_o^ His writing gets better with each book. Maybe someday . . . you should try reading it, too. :::runs and hides:::

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