Sunday, April 12, 2009

Printz Project

Jessica and Suey are hosting The Printz Project. It is a challenge with no time frame, so I think I am going to join in! You can either just read the winners, or you can read the honour books too. Since I have several of the honour books out from the library or on hold, I think I am going to aim to do both! Below is a list with the books I have read crossed out.

Michael L. Printz Winners & Honor Books

The Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
Nothing by Janne Teller

Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Punkzilla by Adam Rapp
Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes

Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves, by M.T. Anderson
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart (Have out from library)
Nation, by Terry Pratchett
Tender Morsels, by Margo Lanagan

The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean
Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet, by Elizabeth Knox
One Whole and Perfect Day, by Judith Clarke
Repossessed, by A.M. Jenkins
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath, by Stephanie Hemphill

American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; Volume I: The Pox Party, by M.T. Anderson
An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green
Surrender, by Sonya Hartnett
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak (Own)

Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Black Juice, by Margo Lanagan
I Am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak
John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth, a Photographic Biography, by Elizabeth Partridge
A Wreath for Emmett Till, by Marilyn Nelson

how i live now, by Meg Rosoff
Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel
Chanda’s Secrets, by Allan Stratton
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, by Gary D. Schmidt

The First Part Last, by Angela Johnson
A Northern Light, by Jennifer Donnelly
Keesha’s House, by Helen Frost
Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L. Going
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler

Postcards from No Man’s Land, by Aidan Chambers
The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer
My Heartbeat, by Garret Freymann-Weyr
Hole in My Life, by Jack Gantos

A Step From Heaven, by An Na
The Ropemaker, by Peter Dickinson
Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art, by Jan Greenberg
Abrams Freewill, by Chris Lynch
True Believer, by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Kit’s Wilderness, by David Almond
Many Stones, by Carolyn Coman
The Body of Christopher Creed, by Carol Plum-Ucci
Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, by Louise Rennison
Stuck in Neutral, by Terry Trueman

Monster, by Walter Dean Myers
Skellig, by David Almond
Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Hard Love, by Ellen Wittlinger


  1. There's some terrific books here, that I've meant to read at some time. This challenge is so appealing and tempting since it has no deadline.

  2. You haven't read Zusak yet?
    gasp, get thee to thy library! either or both.

  3. What raidergirl3 said!

    Also, it's good not to be the only crazy person around :P

  4. I haven't read Zusak yet either :/ But I have them both...aren't we supposed to read The Book Thief together later this year? I'm seriously thinking of joining this one...I love the Printz books so much! And I have a good head start!

  5. Just like Chris, I own both the Zusak's, but haven't read either one. I definitely want to join this one, many, many great sounding books. The only ones I'm worried about are Octavian Nothing...not sure why I'm so reluctant to read those, but I am.

  6. This challenge is tempting. There are so many good books on this list. I loved both Zusak books. Hope he's working on a 3rd.

  7. Joanne: Yeah, there are not many books on that that I don't want to read, and if I am not sure about them, it is mainly because I don't know what they are about!

    Raidergirl: I know, slack, huh?

    Nymeth: I consider myself crazy in good company.

    Chris: Yep, we are supposed to read The Book Thief together.

    Debi: I have been considering reading The Octavian Nothing books for a while, but I keep putting them off myself. First, I must read the books I already have out that apply.

    Booklogged: I really must read Zusak! You should join the challenge. :)

  8. So glad you've joined with us Kailana! I can't wait to hear what you think about the ones you're working on.

    And you KNOW I agree with all the wonderful Zusak comments. Read. Them. Now. :)

  9. Suey: It's going to be a fun challenge, I think! I do need to read Zusak, I know that!

  10. Definitely some great books listed there...none of which I have read, I am ashamed to say! I have had half of one read to me. I have bought several of these for gifts for other people though, does that count?

  11. I've only read a half of a book (The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak) on this entire list!

  12. Carl: Maybe now is the time to join the challenge and read some of them!

    Tink: Yeah, I have read half of The Book Thief, too!


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