Maine Regional Library System Cream of the Crop List2013

Given by Maine State Library

135 Works 101,506 Books 6,679 Reviews 4.1
Each year publishing houses send thousands of review copies of new children's and young adult books to the Maine Examination Collection to the Southern Maine Library District. The books are show more reviewed at monthly book review meetings by local librarians. A "Cream of the Crop" Collection of the best titles published in the previous year is prepared. The "Cream of the Crop" Collection contains about books from preschool to high school age levels. All of the titles on this list have been favorably reviewed by members of the Southern Maine Library District Book Review Group. show less
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Years:
All, 2023 (58), 2022 (86), 2021 (94), 2020 (105), 2019 (102), 2018 (99), 2017 (98), 2016 (98), 2015 (100), 2014 (114), 2013 (135), 2012 (1), 2010 (1)
WorkYear
Goblin Secrets by William Alexander
2013
Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam by Sumbul Ali-Karamali
2013
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
2013
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
2013
Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies by Marc Aronson
2013
Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution by Avi
2013
The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
2013
Joshua Dread by Lee Bacon
2013
1-2-3 Peas by Keith Baker
2013
Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby
2013
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
2013
Just a Dog by Michael Gerard Bauer
2013
The Prince Who Fell from the Sky by John Claude Bemis
2013
Just Right for Christmas by Birdie Black
2013
I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black
2013
Team Human by Sarah Rees Brennan
2013
Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak
2013
Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns
2013
Heroes of the Surf by Elisa Carbone
2013
I, Galileo by Bonnie Christensen
2013
Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass (Paula Wiseman Books) by Lesa Cline-Ransome
2013
The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats
2013
Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John "Appleseed" Chapman by Esme Raji Codell
2013
Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole
2013
Create with Maisy: A Maisy First Arts-and-Crafts Book by Lucy Cousins
2013
The Odyssey by Gillian Cross
2013
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
2013
Just Ducks! by Nicola Davies
2013
A Hen for Izzy Pippik by Aubrey Davis
2013
Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis
2013
A Black Hole Is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami Decristofano
2013
Bink and Gollie: Two for One by Kate DiCamillo
2013
The Ant and the Grasshopper by Rebecca Emberley
2013
We March by Shane W. Evans
2013
Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World by Tracey Fern
2013
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
2013
Pinned by Sharon Flake
2013
Oh, No! by Candace Fleming
2013
underGROUND by Denise Fleming
2013
And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano
2013
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship by Russell Freedman
2013
The Boston Tea Party by Russell Freedman
2013
Step Gently Out by Helen Frost
2013
Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon
2013
The Warrior's Heart: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage by Eric Greitens
2013
Cowboys: Voices in the Western Wind by David L. Harrison
2013
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
2013
Sadie and Ratz by Sonya Hartnett
2013
Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles
2013
Minnie McClary Speaks Her Mind by Valerie Hobbs
2013
Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick: Ginny Davis's Year In Stuff by Jennifer L. Holm
2013
Tilt by Ellen Hopkins
2013
Annie and Helen by Deborah Hopkinson
2013
Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
2013
One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
2013
A Certain October by Angela Johnson
2013
The Shark King by R. Kikuo Johnson
2013
Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones
2013
First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky
2013
Those Rebels, John and Tom by Barbara Kerley
2013
Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl
2013
I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World by Martin Luther King, Jr.
2013
See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles
2013
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
2013
Ungifted by Gordon Korman
2013
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
2013
The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan
2013
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor
2013
A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean
2013
My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt
2013
Seeing Symmetry by Loreen Leedy
2013
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand
2013
White Dolphin by Gill Lewis
2013
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China by Na Liu
2013
The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long
2013
Son by Lois Lowry
2013
Kindred Souls by Patricia MacLachlan
2013
Laundry Day by Maurie J. Manning
2013
Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
2013
Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!: A Sonic Adventure by Wynton Marsalis
2013
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
2013
Duck for a day by Meg McKinlay
2013
Katerina's Wish by Jeannie Mobley
2013
A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan
2013
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery
2013
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves by Sarah Moon
2013
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
2013
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman
2013
The Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins by HP Newquist
2013
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
2013
Hades: Lord of the Dead by George O'Connor
2013
Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever by Bill O'Reilly
2013
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
2013
Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
2013
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter
2013
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
2013
Libby of High Hopes by Elise Primavera
2013
ICE!: The Amazing History of the Ice Business by Laurence Pringle
2013
The Dogs of Winter by Bobbie Pyron
2013
The Children and the Wolves by Adam Rapp
2013
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport
2013
The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef
2013
The Girl With Borrowed Wings by Rinsai Rossetti
2013
Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind by Gary Ross
2013
After Eli by Rebecca Rupp
2013
The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity by Elizabeth Rusch
2013
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
2013
A Leaf Can Be . . . by Laura Purdie Salas
2013
Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood
2013
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
2013
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
2013
Willie and Uncle Bill by Amy Schwartz
2013
Buried Alive!: How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Under the Chilean Desert by Elaine Scott
2013
Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
2013
The Plant Hunters: True Stories of Their Daring Adventures to the Far Corners of the Earth by Anita Silvey
2013
Passenger by Andrew Smith
2013
Abe Lincoln's Dream by Lane Smith
2013
Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick
2013
Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird: A True Story by Stephanie Spinner
2013
More by I. C. Springman
2013
A Home for Bird by Philip C. Stead
2013
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
2013
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
2013
Demolition by Sally Sutton
2013
Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices by Gwenyth Swain
2013
Drama: A Graphic Novel by Raina Telgemeier
2013
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
2013
The List by Siobhan Vivian
2013
Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally M. Walker
2013
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse by Helen Ward
2013
Following Grandfather by Rosemary Wells
2013
Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams
2013
Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff
2013
The Far West by Patricia C. Wrede
2013
Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates
2013

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