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October 2008: 33 books read

Picture Book Picks
Peg Leg Peke by Brie Spangler
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Seamore, the Very Forgetful Porpoise by Darcie Edgemon, illustrated by J.otto Siebold
Uncle Bobby's Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen
Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School by Nathan Hale
Vunce Upon a Time by Siobhan Vivian and J.otto Siebold

Graphic Novel Picks
Babymouse #9: Monster Mash by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Claudia and Mean Janine by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier (coming out in November)

For ages 10 and up
My So-Called Family by Courtney Sheinmel
Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
How to Be a Girly Girl in Just Ten Days by Lisa Papademetriou
Do the Math: The Writing on the Wall by Wendy Lichtman

For ages 13 and up
Soulless by Christopher Golden
Paper Towns by John Green
13 by Jason Robert Brown and Dan Elish
Flora's Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa From a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room) by Ysabeau S. Wilce
Gilda Joyce: Ladies of the Lake by Jennifer Allison

For ages 15 and up
Almost Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
My Life from Air Bras to Zits by Barbara Haworth-Attard (coming in February 2009)
This is What I Want to Tell You by Heather Duffy Stone (coming in March 2009)
Long May She Reign by Ellen Emerson White

Further Reading: The Most Promising October Releases for Teens, a feature article I wrote for SparkNotes Literature.