Books read in 2002

176. “The Cat Who Went to Paris” by Peter Gethers

175. “Bill Bryson’s African Diary” by Bill Bryson

174. “Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans” by Sylvia A. Earle

173. “Christmas Trolls” by Jan Brett

172. “The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs

171. “That’s Not Santa!” by Leonard Kessler

170. “Annie and the Wild Animals” by Jan Brett

169. “Hooray for the Golly Sisters” by Betsy Byars

168. “Oh Say Can You Say?” by Dr. Seuss

167. “Coming Home to Jerusalem: A Personal Journey” by Wendy Orange

166. “The Wild Christmas Reindeer” by Jan Brett

165. “The Mitten” by Jan Brett

164. “The Night Before Christmas” by Jan Brett and Clement Moore

163. “Happiness is a Sad Song” by Charles M. Schulz

162. “Armadillo Rodeo” by Jan Brett

161. “Happiness is a Warm Puppy” by Charles M. Schulz

160. “Star Wars: Boba Fett: The Fight to Survive” by Terry Bisson

159. “Beowulf” by Seamus Heaney

158. “The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World” by Michael Pollan

157. “Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books” by Gary Paulsen

156. “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” by Dr. Seuss

155. “Maiden Voyage” by Tania Aebi with Bernadette Brennan

154. “Gandhi” by Demi

153. “Wild Weather: Hurricanes!” by Lorraine Jean Hopping

152. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” by Charles M. Schulz

151. “The Santa Clauses” by Achim Broger and Ute Krause

150. “Santa’s Favorite Story” by Hisoka Aoki and Pictures by Ivan Gantschev

149. “Murder in the Cathedral” by T. S. Eliot

148. “The Eight” by Katherine Neville

147. “Holes” by Louis Sachar

146. “The Tiger Rising” by Kate DiCamillo

145. “The Cukoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage” by Cliff Stoll

144. “Aztec, Inca and Maya” by Elizabeth Baquedano

143. “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay: A Novel” by Michael Chabon

142. “Van Gogh: The Touch of Yellow” by Jacqueline Loumaye

141. “Good Day, Mister Gauguin” by Michel Pierre

140. “Matilda Bone” by Karen Cushman

139. “Chagall: My Sad and Joyous Village” by Jacqueline Loumaye

138. “Boston Jane: An Adventure” by Jennifer L. Holm

137. “Humpty Dumpty Egg-Splodes” by Kevin O’Malley

136. “16 Extraordinary Hispanic Americans” by Nancy Lobb

135. “16 Extraordinary African Americans” by Nancy Lobb

134. “16 Extraordinary Native Americans”b y Nancy Lobb

133. “Thomas Alva Edison: Great Inventor” by Nancy Smiler Levinson

132. “Locating and Evaluating Information on the Internet” by Art Wolinski

131. “16 Extraordinary Americans with Disabilities” by Nancy Lobb

130. “16 Extraordinary Asian Americans” by Nancy Lobb

129. “The Wall” by Eve Bunting

128. “The Hummingbird King” by Argentina Palacios

127. “Mario’s Mayan Journey” by Michelle McCunney

126. “Erandi’s Braids” by Tomie de Paola

125. “16 Extraordinary American Women” by Emma Hahn

124. “Caleb’s Story” by Patricia MacLachlan

123. “Calling the Doves” by Juan Felipe Herrera

122. “The Memory Coat” by Elvira Woodruff

121. “An Outlaw Thanksgiving” by Emily Arnold McCully

120. “Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving” by Dav Pilkey

119. “Tuck Everlasting” by Natalie Babbitt

118. “Skylark” by Patricia MacLachlan

117. “Cranberry Thanksgiving” by Wende and Harry Devlin

116. “It’s Thanksgiving” by Jack Prelutsty

115. “Tomie’s Little Christmas Pageant” by Tomie De Paola

114. “Jamie O’Rourke and the Pooka” by Tomie de Paola

113. “Hurricane” by David Wiesmer

112. “Mort” by Terry Pratchett

111. “Sourcery” by Terry Pratchett

110. “The Great Little Madison” by Jean Fritz

109. “Ishmael” by Daniel Quinn

108. “A Spanish Lover” by Joanna Trollope

107. “The Thirty-Nine Steps” by John Buchan

106. “The Quilt Makers Gift” by Jeff Brumbeau and Pictures Gail de Marcken

105. “The Story of Ben Franklin” by Eve Merriam

104. “Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George” by Jean Fritz

103. “And Then What Happened Paul Revere?” by Jean Fritz

102. “Patrick Henry: Voice of the American Revolution” by Louis Sabin

101. “Where was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May” by Jean Fritz

100. “The Art of Travel” by Alain de Botton

99. “The Witch’s Hat” by Tony Johnston

98. “Why Don’t You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?” by Jean Fritz

97. “Margaret Mead: The World was Her Family” by Susan Saunders

96. “What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?” by Jean Fritz

95. “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Destiny’s Way” by Walter Jon Williams

94. “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein

93 “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson

92. “Women of Independence: The Life of Abigail Adams” by Susan Povost Beller

91. “The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me” by Roald Dahl

90. “Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain” by Verna Aardema and Betriz Vidal

89. “Native American Songs and Poems: An Anthology” edited by Brian Swann

88. “Poems: Just Give me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I diiie; Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well;
And Still I Rise; Shaker, Why Don’t You Sing?” by Maya Angelou

87. “The Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov

86. “Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths” by Bruce Feiler

85. “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant

84. “The Lemming Condition” by Alan Arkin

83. “Patrick’s Dinosaurs” by Carol and Donald Carrick

82. “Christmas Crocodile” by Bonny Becker

81. “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

80. “Prometheus Bound” by Aeschylus

79. “Off the Map: The Curious Histories of Place Names” by Derek Nelson

78. “The Magic Finger” By Roald Dahl

77. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou

76. “Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame and What the Neighbors Thought” by Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt

75. “Yellow Jack” by Josh Russell

74. “PADI Open Water Diver Manual” by PADI International

73. “The Raven and Other Poems” by Edgar Allan Poe

72. “Sarah, Plain and Tall” by Patricia MacLachlan

71. “The Color of Magic” by Terry Pratchett

70. “Ahab’s Wife or the Star Gazer” by Sara Jeter Naslund

69. “Desert Divers” by Sven Lindquist

68. “The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium and Discovery” by Amitau Ghosh

67. “Booty: Girl Pirates on the High Seas” by Sara Lorimer

66. “Spring Essence: the Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong” translated by John Balaban

65. “The Gift: Poems by Hafiz-The Great Sufi Master” translated by Daniel Ladinsky

64. “Apricots on the Nile: A Memoir with Recipes” by Colette Rossant

63. “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Traitor” by Matthew Stover

62. “The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters 1955-1962: A Selection” by George Lyttelton and Rupert Hart-Davis

61. “Lost in a Good Book” by Jasper Fforde

60. “Hard Eight” by Janet Evanovich

59. “A Poem a Day” by Karen McCosker and Nicholas Albery

58. “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Recovery” by Troy Denning

57. “The Mulberry Tree” by Jude Deveraux

56. “The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession and the Everlasting Dead” by Heather Pringle

55. “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order:Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand” by Aaron Allston

54. “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream” by Aaron Allston

53. “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Journey” by Elaine Cunningham

52. “Is that a Gun in your Pocket? Women’s Experience of Power in Hollywood” by Rachel Abramowitz

51. “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star” by Troy Denning

50. “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory II: Rebirth” b y Greg Keyes

49. “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest” by Greg Keyes

48. “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Balance Point” by Kathy Tyers

47. “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse” by James Luceno

46. “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos I: Hero’s Trail” by James Luceno

45. “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide II: Ruin” Michael Stackpole

44. “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide I: Onslaught” by Michael Stackpole

43. “East Toward Dawn: A Woman’s Solo Journey Around the World” by Nan Watkins

42. “Tibetan Rescue: The Extraordinary Quest to Save the Sacred Art Treasures of Tibet” by Pam Logan

41. “Until Death do us Part: My Struggle to Reclaim Columbia” by Ingrid Betancourt

40. “Ciao, America! An Italian Discovers the US” by Beppe Severgnini

39. “Star Wars” The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime” by R. A. Salvatore

38. “A Parrot in the Pepper Tree” by Chris Stewart

37. “Beyond the Devil’s Teeth: Journeys in Gondwanaland” by Tahir Shah

36. “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Tahir Shah

35. “In Search of King Solomon’s Mines” by Tahir Shah

34. “Rushmore” by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson

33. “A Song Flung Up to Heaven” by Maya Angelou

32. “Franklin: The Essential Founding Father” by James Srodes

31. “Trail of Feathers: In Search of the Birdmen of Peru” by Tahir Shah

30. “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones” by R. A. Salvatore

29. “The Royal Tenenbaums” by Wes Anderson and Own Wilson

28. “Coming Through Slaughter” by Michael Ondaatje

27. “Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident” by Eoin Colfer

26. “A Garden in Lucca: Finding Paradise in Tuscany” by Paul Gervais

25. “The English Assassin” by Daniel Silva

24. “The Golden One” by Elizabeth Peters

23. “French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France” by Richard Goodman

22. “Flirting with Danger” Confessions of a Reluctant War Reporter” by Siobhan Darrow

21. “Justice Hall” by Laurie R. King

20. “The Dressing Station: A Surgeon’s Chronicle of War and Medicine” by Jonathan Kaplan

19. The Panama Hat Trail” by Tom Miller

18. “Rich Dad’s Retire Young, Retire Rich: How to Get Rich Quickly and Stay Rich Forever!” by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter

17. “Boxelder Bug Variations: A Meditation on an Idea in Language and Music” by Bill Holm

16. “Peter Beard: Spezial Fotografie”

15. “The Body Artist” by Don DeLillo

14. “A Writer’s House in Wales” by Jan Morris

13. “The Fire Never Dies: One Man’s Raucous Romp Down the Romp Down the Road of Food, Passion
and Adventure” by Richard Sterling

12. “Time Stops for No Mouse” by Michael Hoeye

11. “Through the Magic Door” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

10. “Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris

9. “The Heart Can be Filled Anywhere on Earth” by Bill Holm

8. “How Reading Changed My Life” by Anna Quindlen

7. “An African in Greenland” by Tete-Michel Kpomassie

6. “The Eyre Affair” by Jasper Fforde

5. “Eccentric Islands: Travels Real and Imaginary” by Bill Holm

4. “Yemen: The Unknown Arabia” by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

3. “Travels with a Tangerine: A Journey in the Footnotes of Ibn Battutah” by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

2. “Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra” by Alan Vanneman

1. “The Lion Children” by Angus, Maisie and Travers McNeice