Amanda Liebman » Welcome


I am the District Librarian for Academy ISD. I hope to share my love of books and reading with our students of all ages. I also hope to help prepare our students for their futures by helping them learn how to research and effectively use various types of technology.
Asking a librarian to choose their favorite book never yields a single answer but these are a few of my favorites:
Picture Books
Read to Tiger and Tiger Can't Sleep by S. J. Fore
Grumpy Cat and Big Smelly Bear by Britta Teckentrup
Pete the Cat Series by Eric Litwin and James Dean
Splat the Cat Series by Rob Scotton
SkippyJon Jones by Judy Schachner
This is Not My Hat and I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
All of Mo Willems books
Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
Make Way For The Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner
Rapunzel by Paul Zelinsky
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi
Frederick by Leo Lionni
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
If You Give Series by Laura Numeroff
Bad Kitty Series by Nick Bruel
Juvenile Novels
WonderStruck by Brian Selznick
The Books of Elsewhere Series by Jacqueline West
The Storm Runners Series by Roland Smith
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Princess of the Midnight Ball Series by Jessica Day George
Frog Princess Series by E.D. Baker
Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Dragon Flight Series by Jessica Day George
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell
The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne
Young Adult/Adult Novels
Doon by Carey Corp
Ruby Red Series by Kerstin Gier
Hourglass Series by Myra McIntire
Tamora Pierce Series
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Cloaked by Alex Flinn
Beastly by Alex Finn
500 Kingdoms Series by Mercedes Lackey
Woodcutter Series by Alethea Kontis
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber
Sophie's Heart by Lori Wick
Love Comes Softly Series by Janette Oke
Books by Karen Whitmeyer
Books by Cathy Marie Hake
Books by Mary Connealy