Welcome To Story Hour: 100 Favorite Books For Young Readers

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NPR gave us this wonderful list of the best books for young readers! 

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Grace Lin
Description: Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama's request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.
Call Number: E Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Vera B Williams
Description: A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.
Call Number: E Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Bao Phi, Thi Bui
Description: "As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Phi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Innosanto Nagara
Description: "A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This book carries messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: BB Nag
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead
Description: Amos McGee, a friendly zoo keeper, always makes time to visit his animal friends, but when he becomes sick and cannot come in to work, the animals pay him a visit instead.
Call Number: E Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Christina Soontornvat
Description: All light in Chattana is created by one man -- the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the day he will be able to walk among them. But when Pong escapes from prison, he realizes that the world outside is no fairer than the one behind bars. The wealthy dine and dance under bright orb light, while the poor toil away in darkness. Worst of all, Pong's prison tattoo marks him as a fugitive who can never be truly free. Nok, the prison warden's perfect daughter, is bent on tracking Pong down and restoring her family's good name. But as Nok hunts Pong through the alleys and canals of Chattana, she uncovers secrets that make her question the truths she has always held dear.
Call Number: J FIC Soo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Andrea Beaty, David Roberts
Description: Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.
Call Number: E Bea
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz
Description: On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.
Call Number: E Vio
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Atinuke
Description: Anna Hibiscus, who lives in Africa with her whole family, loves to splash in the sea and have parties for her aunties, but Anna would love to see snow.
Call Number: J FIC Ati
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky
Description: Illustrations and rhyming text present nine steps Antiracist Baby can take to improve equity, such as opening our eyes to all skin colors and celebrating all our differences.
Call Number: BB Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Jules Feiffer
Description: When George's mother tells her son to bark, George goes "Meow," which definitely isn't right because George is a dog. When she asks him again, he goes "Oink." What's going on with George? Readers will delight at the surprise ending!
Call Number: E Fei
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Ashley Bryan
Description: In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his "blackening brew."
Call Number: E Bry
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Maud Hart Lovelace, Sutton Foster
Description: After Tacy Kelly moves into the house across the street from Betsy Ray, the five-year-olds become inseparable friends.
Call Number: J FIC Lov
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Tim Federle
Description: Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he's wanted to star in a Broadway show. But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he's stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one, except his best pal Libby, appreciates a good show tune? With Libby's help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There's an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom.
Call Number: J FIC Fed
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Robert McCloskey
Description: Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.
Call Number: E McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Brenda J. Child, Gordon Jourdain, Jonathan Thunder
Description: "When Uncle and Windy Girl attend a powwow, Windy watches the dancers and listens to the singers. She eats tasty food and joins family and friends around the campfire. Later, Windy falls asleep under the stars. Uncle's stories inspire visions in her head: a bowwow powwow, where all the dancers are dogs. In these magical scenes, Windy sees veterans in a Grand Entry, and a visiting drum group, and traditional dancers, grass dancers, and jingle-dress dancers--all with telltale ears and paws and tails. All celebrating in song and dance. All attesting to the wonder of the powwow."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Chi Ojibwa
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Tameka Fryer Brown, AG Ford
Description: An illustrated lullaby featuring a busy, independent, beloved brown baby being prepared for bedtime.
Call Number: E Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Sandra Boynton
Call Number: BB Boy
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Ursula K. Le Guin, S. D. Schindler
Description: Four young cats with wings leave the city slums in search of a safe place to live, finally meeting two children with kind hands.
Call Number: J FIC Le G
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Bill Martin, John Archambault, Lois Ehlert
Description: An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.
Call Number: E Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee
Description: While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.
Call Number: J FIC Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Don Freeman
Description: A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him he finds what he has always wanted most of all.
Call Number: BIG Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Derrick. Barnes, Gordon C. James
Description: Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.
Call Number: E Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Dav Pilkey, George (Fictitious character) Beard, Harold (Fictitious character) Hutchins, Jose Garibaldi
Description: George and Harold create a new comic book hero in Dog Man, a crimefighter with the head of a police dog and the body of a policeman, who faces off against his archnemesis Petey the cat.
Call Number: J FIC Pil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Abby Hanlon
Description: Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.
Call Number: J FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Minh Lê, Dan Santat
Description: A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy.
Call Number: E Le M
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Yuyi Morales
Description: "An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Jacqueline Woodson, Earl B. ill Lewis
Description: When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.
Call Number: E Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Donald J. Sobol
Description: In these ten mysteries, Fifth-grader Encyclopedia Brown, solves cases involving a Civil War sword, a bank robber, some missing roller skates, and more. By putting the solutions at the back of the book, Encyclopedia Brown challenges the reader to also solve the mysteries.
Call Number: J FIC Sob
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Johnny Marciano, Emily Chenoweth, Robb Mommaerts
Description: Klawde, the exiled ruler of the planet Lyttyrboks, and Raj, who just moved from Brooklyn to tiny Elba, Oregon, forge an unlikely friendship as they find their footing in a strange new world.
Call Number: J FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Mac Barnett, Jon. ill Klassen
Description: With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.
Call Number: E Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Donald Crews
Description: Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.
Call Number: E Cre
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Arnold Lobel
Description: Five further adventures of the two best friends as they share cookies, plant a garden, and test their bravery.
Call Number: Ei Lob
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Janae Marks
Description: "Avid baker Zoe Washington receives a letter on her twelfth birthday from her biological father, who is in prison for a terrible crime"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Kelly Yang
Description: Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was an engineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to mention being only one of two Chinese in her fifth grade class, the other being Mr. Yao's son, Jason.
Call Number: J FIC Yan
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Kevin Noble Maillard, Juana Martinez-Neal
Description: Using illustrations that show the diversity in Native America and spare poetic text that emphasizes fry bread in terms of provenance, this volume tells the story of a post-colonial food that is a shared tradition for Native American families all across the North American continent. Includes a recipe and an extensive author note that delves into the social ways, foodways, and politics of America's 573 recognized tribes.
Call Number: E Mai
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
P. D. (Philip D.) Eastman
Description: A vocabulary-building story about dogs engaged in every imaginable type of activity.
Call Number: Ei Eas
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Alexandra Day
Description: The modern classic that introduced the beloved baby-sitting rottweiler to the world.
Call Number: E Day
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd
Description: Goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room: goodnight chairs, goodnight comb, goodnight air.
Call Number: BB Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Matthew A. Cherry, Vashti Harrison
Description: "A little girl's daddy steps in to help her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into styles that allow her to be her natural, beautiful self." -- (Source of summary not specified)
Call Number: E Che
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers
Description: A poem celebrating the people, sights, and sounds of Harlem.
Call Number: J 811.54 Mye
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Sophie Blackall
Description: "Explores the life of one lighthouse as it beams its message out to sea through shifting seasons, changeable weather, and the tenure of its final keeper."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Cynthia Rylant, Suçie Stevenson
Description: Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge.
Call Number: Ei Ryl
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Margot Lee Shetterly, Winifred Conkling, Laura (Illustrator) Freeman, Margot Lee. Hidden figures Shetterly
Description: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).
Call Number: E She
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo
Description: Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another.
Call Number: E Bye
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall
Description: When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.
Call Number: J FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Gaia Cornwall
Call Number: E Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Patricia Hruby Powell, Christian Robinson
Description: Presents an introduction to the life of the passionate performer and civil rights activist that traces her journey from the slums of St. Louis to the world's most famous stages.
Call Number: JB Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Juana Medina
Description: A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring school activities, especially learning English, until her family tells her that a special trip is planned to an English-speaking place.
Call Number: J FIC Med
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Jessica Love
Description: While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes -- and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself?
Call Number: E Lov
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Barbara Park, Lana Quintal
Description: Junie B. Jones and the yucky blucky fruitcake: Junie, a spunky, sometimes exasperating, kindergartener, looks forward to winning lots of prizes at the school carnival, but a fruit cake was not exactly what she had in mind.Junie B. Jones and that meanie Jim's birthday: Junie B is very upset when a boy in her class plans to invite everyone except her to his birthday party, but her grandfather helps her deal with the situation.Junie B. Jones loves handsome Warren: Unable to compete with her friends' fancy clothes and running ability, irrepressible six-year-old Junie B. finds her own way to make the new boy at school like her.Junie B. Jones has a monster under her bed: After hearing from a classmate at kindergarten that people have monsters under their beds, Junie B. Jones is afraid to go to sleep that night.
Call Number: J FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Bob Shea, Lane Smith
Description: The Toad brothers are wreaking havoc in Drywater Gulch when a boy with no experience but immense knowledge of dinosaurs rides into town on his tortoise and declares himself the new sheriff.
Call Number: E She
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson
Description: A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.
Call Number: E De L
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Kevin Henkes
Description: Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later.
Call Number: E Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Else Holmelund Minarik, Maurice Sendak
Description: Little Bear's adventures include taking a trip to the moon and having a a birthday party.
Call Number: Ei Min
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly
Description: In this compilation of four separately published books, Pakistani American second grader Yasmin learns to cope with the small problems of school and home, while gaining confidence in her own skills and creative abilities.
Call Number: J FIC Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Virginia Lee Burton
Description: Mike Mulligan proves that, although dated, his steam shovel is still useful.
Call Number: E Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Barbara Cooney
Description: Great-aunt Alice Rumphius was once a little girl who loved the sea, longed to visit faraway places, and wished to do something to make the world more beautiful.
Call Number: E Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Ryan T. Higgins
Description: Bruce is a grumpy bear who likes no one and nothing but cooked eggs, but when some eggs he was planning to boil hatch and the goslings believe he is their mother, he must try to make the best of the situation.
Call Number: E Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Robin Stevens
Description: At an English boarding school in the 1930s, crime-solving friends Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells struggle to find an exciting mystery to investigate until Hazel discovers the dead body of Miss Bell, the science teacher.
Call Number: J FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Ruth Stiles Gannett, Ruth Chrisman Gannett
Description: An old alley cat convinces the narrator's father to rescue a baby dragon being used as a ferry by the animals of faraway Wild Island. With chewing gum, toothpaste, lollypops, and ribbons, the little boy keeps lions and tigers from eating him as he tries to rescue the little dragon.
Call Number: J FIC Gan
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña
Description: "When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Jerry Craft, Jim Callahan
Description: Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds--and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?
Call Number: J FIC Cra
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Linda Sue Park
Description: In Dakota Territory in the 1880s, half-Chinese Hanna and her white father face racism and resistance to change as they try to make a home for themselves.
Call Number: J FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Astrid Lindgren
Description: Ronia, who lives with her father and his band of robbers in a castle in the woods, causes trouble when she befriends the son of a rival robber chieftain.
Call Number: J FIC Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Jen Wang, Lark Pien
Description: Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic, confident, impulsive Moon become unlikely best friends, whose friendship is tested by jealousy, social expectations, and illness.
Call Number: J FIC Wan
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Janell Cannon
Description: After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.
Call Number: E Can
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Kyo Maclear, Rashin Kheiriyeh
Description: "When a little girl and her younger brother are forced along with their family to flee the home they've always known, they must learn to make a new home for themselves--wherever they are. And sometimes the smallest things-- a cup, a blanket, a lamp, a flower, a story--can become a port of hope in a terrible storm. As the refugees travel onward toward an uncertain future, they are buoyed up by their hopes, dreams and the stories they tell--a story that will carry them perpetually forward."--Amazon.com
Call Number: E Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Tomie DePaola
Description: Grandma Concetta heals everyone with her remedies and advice, and when she retires, she leaves Nona her magic pasta pot with its secret ingredient.
Call Number: E DeP
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison
Description: When five-year-old Sulwe's classmates make fun of her dark skin, she tries lightening herself to no avail, but her encounter with a shooting star helps her understand there is beauty in every shade.
Call Number: E Nyo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Faith Ringgold
Description: A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name.
Call Number: E Rin
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
B. J. Novak
Description: "In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Nov
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Gertrude Chandler Warner
Description: Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are orphans. Determined to make it on their own, they set out to find a safe place to live. They discover an old, red boxcar that provides shelter from a storm. Against all odds, they make it into their home--and become The Boxcar Children.
Call Number: J FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Paul Goble
Description: Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.
Call Number: E Gob
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
Description: A clever mouse uses the threat of a terrifying creature to keep from being eaten by a fox, an owl, and a snake--only to have to outwit that creature as well.
Call Number: E Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Tracey Baptiste
Description: Eleven-year-old Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home.
Call Number: J FIC Bap
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Kate DiCamillo, Ron McLarty
Description: Mercy Watson to the rescue: After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.Mercy Watson goes for a ride: Mr. Watson's usual Saturday drive in his Cadillac with his favorite pig, Mercy, turns into an adventure when an unexpected passenger shows up in the back seat and Mercy finds herself behind the wheel.
Call Number: J FIC DiC
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Jim Aylesworth, Barbara McClintock
Description: A retelling of the traditional tale of how a boy's lost mitten becomes a refuge from the cold for an increasing number of animals.
Call Number: J 398.2 Ayl
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Jon Stone, Michael Smollin, Jim Henson
Description: Grover worries page by page about meeting the monster at the end of this book.
Call Number: E Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Audrey Wood, Don Wood
Description: In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with just one bite.
Call Number: E Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Jarrett Pumphrey, Jerome Pumphrey
Description: "On a small family farm, an old truck falls into disrepair and lies nearly forgotten, except by the family's daughter. The truck is been part of her daydreams as she grows up and develops strength and independence. As an industrious young woman, she pulls the rusted and overgrown vehicle from its almost-grave and restores it"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Pum
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Rita L. Hubbard, Oge Mora
Description: "A picture book biography sharing the inspiring and incredible true story of the nation's oldest student, Mary Walker, who learned to read at the age of 116"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Hub
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Jeanne Birdsall
Description: While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
Call Number: J FIC Bir
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon
Description: In this retelling of a folktale, a group of slaves, unable to bear their sadness and starvation any longer, calls upon the African magic that allows them to fly away.
Call Number: E Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen. illustrator Pham
Description: "Who says princesses don't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!" -- from Amazon.
Call Number: J FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali, Hatem Aly
Description: Faizah relates how she feels on the first day her sister, sixth-grader Asiya, wears a hijab to school.
Call Number: E Muh
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Cori Doerrfeld
Description: "When Taylor's block castle is destroyed, all the animals think they know just what to do, but only the rabbit quietly listens to how Taylor is feeling"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Doe
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Ezra Jack Keats
Description: The adventures of a little boy in the city on a snowy day.
Call Number: E Kea
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith
Description: Madcap revisions of familiar fairy tales.
Call Number: E Sci
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson
Description: Ferdinand, a bull, loves to smell the flowers.
Call Number: E Lea
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
E. B. (Elwyn Brooks) White, Edward Frascino
Description: Knowing how to read and write is not enough for Louis, a voiceless Trumpeter Swan; his determination to learn to play a stolen trumpet takes him far from his wilderness home.
Call Number: J FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson
Description: "Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Eric Carle
Description: Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly.
Call Number: E Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Peter Brown, Kate Atwater
Description: Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.
Call Number: J FIC Bro
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Renée Watson, Nina Mata
Description: Ryan Hart has a lot on her mind--school, self-image, and especially family. Her dad finally has a new job, but money is tight. That means some changes, like selling their second car and moving into a new (old) house. But Ryan is a girl who knows how to make sunshine out of setbacks. As her brother says when he raps about her, she's got the talent that matters most: it's a talent that can't be seen, she's nice, not mean!
Call Number: J FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Mo Willems
Description: When Piggie discovers that she and Gerald are in a book and she can make the reader say a funny word out loud, Gerald is tickled pink, but they being to wonder what will happen when the story is over.
Call Number: Ei Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Shel Silverstein
Description: A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings.
Call Number: J 811.54 Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Maurice Sendak
Description: A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
Call Number: E Sen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Mary Wagley Copp, Munir D. Mohammed
Description: "A hopeful and timely picture book about a spirited little girl living in a refugee camp. Of all her friends, Abia has been at the Shimelba Refugee Camp the longest--seven years, four months, and sixteen days. Papa says that's too long and they need a forever home. Until then, though, Abia has something important to do. Be a queen. Sometimes she's a noisy queen, banging on her drum as she and Mama wait in the long line for rice to cook for dinner. Sometimes she's a quiet queen, cuddling her baby cousin to sleep while Auntie is away collecting firewood. And sometimes, when Papa talks hopefully of their future, forever home, Abia is a little nervous. Forever homes are in strange and faraway places--will she still be a queen?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Cop
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
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