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ACAMIS Panda Book Discussions 2011-12

2010-2011 WINNERS!

MATURE: The Lost City of Z: a Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

OLDER: Leviathan

MIDDLE: I Spy Fly Guy!

YOUNGER: The Book that Eats People


2010-2011 Selected Reading List:


  1. All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
  2. The Book that Eats People by John Perry
  3. Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black
  4. Curious Garden by Peter Brown
  5. The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
  6. Little Beauty by Anthony Browne
  7. Listen to the Wind: the Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  8. Mouse and Mole; Fine Feathered Friends by Herbert Yee Wong
  9. The Pencil by Allan Ahlberg
  10. Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli
  11. A Very Big Bunny by Marisabina Russo
  12. What Does it Mean to Be Global? by Rana DiOrio


  1. Frozen in Time by Ali Sparkes
  2. The Grand Mosque of Paris: a Story of how Muslims Rescued Jews during the Holocaust by Karen Ruelle
  3. I Spy Fly Guy by Ted Arnold
  4. In Memory of Gorfman T. Frog by Gail Donovan
  5. Messing around the Monkey Bars and Other School Poems for Two Voices by Betsy Franco
  6. Mudshark by Gary Paulsen
  7. NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, Defense Society by Michael Buckley
  8. Nicholas in Trouble by Rene Goscinny
  9. Perry Angel's Suitcase by Glenda Millard
  10. Tsunami by Kimiko Kajikawa
  11. The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech
  12. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin


(Middle School)
  1. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  2. Angel Boy by Bernard Ashley
  3. The Book of Nonsense by David Michael Slater
  4. The Carbon Diaries, 2015 by Saci Lloyd
  5. Children of the Sea by Daisuke Igarashi
  6. The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson
  7. Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
  8. If I had a Hammer: Building Homes and Hope with Habitat for Humanity by David Rubel
  9. Kaimira: the Sky Village by Monk Ashland
  10. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  11. Lost Riders by Elizabeth Laird
  12. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

2010-11 Mature READERS

  1. The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: the Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need by Daniel H. Pink
  2. Bone Worship by Elizabeth Eslami
  3. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
  4. The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
  5. Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan
  6. The Kids Are All Right by Diana Welch
  7. The Lost City of Z: a Tale of Deadly Obsessions in the Amazon by David Grann
  8. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  9. Shenzhen by Guy Delisle
  10. Socialism is Great: a Worker's Memoir of the New China by Lijia Zhang
  11. Stitches by David Small
  12. Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: the Story of an African Childhood by Robyn Scott


The Panda Book Awards 2011-12

READ some good books
SHARE your thoughts
NETWORK with students from participating schools
VOTE for your favorite.

The Panda Book Award program invites students and teachers from participating international schools in China to vote for their favorite book published in the years 2009-2011. The Panda Book Steering Committee, which includes a countrywide representation of international school librarians, is responsible for collecting input from schools, advertising the initiative, and organizing the voting.

There are four separate title lists according to age level:
• Young Readers (4 to 6 years) – picture books - Elementary School
• Middle Readers (7 to 10 years) – chapter books - Elementary School
• Older Readers (11 to 14 years) – Middle School
• Mature Readers (15 to 18 years) – High School

The panda was chosen as the program’s mascot as it holds a special place in the hearts of the Chinese people and is a symbol of peace and a token of forging friendly ties. The Panda Book Award reading program promises to take our students on an exciting reading adventure. Classroom teachers, language arts teachers, and librarians are encouraged to distribute the reading lists to their students and to incorporate them into their daily teaching.

How to nominate titles for the 2011-12 list:

  • Participating schools propose lists of titles representing a range of interest and reading levels. Schools may invite students and teachers to nominate their favorite titles. The lists may include non-fiction and fiction.
  • There is no limit to the number of titles schools can nominate.
  • All titles for the 2011 list must have 2009-2011 copyright.
  • The Panda Steering Committee will select 12 titles for every reading list.
  • There will be four awards: the Young Readers, the Middle Readers, the Older Readers, and the Mature Readers.

Add suggestions to this discussion.

The aim of the steering committee is to choose 12 titles for each of the following categories:

  • Young Readers (4 to 6 years) – picture books - Elementary School
  • Middle Readers (7 to 10 years) – chapter books - Elementary School
  • Older Readers (11 to 14 years) – Middle School
  • Mature Readers (15 to 18 years) – High School

We are calling for volunteers to be part of the Panda steering committee 2011. In order to be an active member it is essential that you are able to attend the following meetings:

April 14, 2011 at the Bookworm in SanLitun in Beijing
April 21, 2011 at International School of Beijing
April 28, 2011 at Western Academy in Beijing

Steering Committee members will have read reviews of the nominated titles in order to make informed decisions.

If you are interested in joining the steering committee, please contact Nadine Rosevear at nrosevear@isb.bj.edu.cn

Time line:
April -May 2011
Each participating school nominates lists of titles. These lists are discussed by the Panda Book Steering Committee who will take into consideration individual schools’ requests. The Steering Committee will decide on the final lists and make these public by mid May. This gives participating schools time to order multiple copies of the titles to arrive over the summer.

July – August 2011
Librarians may promote the titles through a summer reading program.

September – January 2012
Librarians organize reading promotion activities and plan. The Panda Steering Committee organizes the student and teacher voting sessions to be done at the end of the month of January.

Start of February
The Steering Committee meets to finalize and confirm the winners of the Panda Book Awards 2010. Winners are contacted as soon as possible.

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