Children’s Picture Books
Don’t Copy Me! by Jonathan Allen. XE All
Little Puffin wants to enjoy a walk in the nice fresh air. But Small Gull, Tiny Gull, and Baby Gull follow him everywhere and do everything Little Puffin does. How will Little Puffin stop them from playing this annoying game?
Dirty Gert , by Tedd Arnold. XE Arn
In this testament to individuality and unconditional love, little Gert loves to play in the dirt so much that she turns into a tree, protected by her Mom and Dad.
Monsters Love Colors, by Mike Austin. XE Aus
Different-colored monsters happily howl, growl, and roar for more as they mix and match primary colors to make new shades and hues.
One Gorilla: a Counting Book, by Anthony Browne. XE 123 Bro
Count from one to 10 with apes and primates. One gorilla, two orangutans, and three chimpanzees. Explore the family of primates and learn to count with former Children's Laureate and primate artist Browne in this exquisite picture book for the youngest of children.
Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? by Eve Bunting. XE Bun
Simple rhymesNincluding socks, box, fox, and oxNspin the tale of a small duck who waddles through the countryside, forlornly searching for his blue socks.
Matchbox Diary, written by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. XE Fle
Newbery Medalist Fleischman and Ibatoulline tell a breathtaking immigration tale with appeal across generations. When a little girl visits her great-grandfather at his curio-filled home, she chooses an unusual object to learn about: an old cigar box. What she finds inside surprises her: a collection of matchboxes making up her great-grandfather's diary.
Substitute Creacher, by Chris Gall. XE Gal
The troublemaking students of Ms. Jenkins' class discover a substitute creacher has come to stop their monkey business! But even this multi-tentacled, yellow-spotted, one-eyed monster's cautionary tales can't seem to change the students' wicked ways until he reveals the spookiest and most surprising story of all: his own.
What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf? by Debi Gliori XE Gli
Mr. Wolf has a busy day. Starting his daily routine at seven o'clock, his schedule is packed from breakfast to bedtime. Huffing and puffing new life into favorite nursery rhymes, this charming story introduces telling time while showing readers that the Mr. Wolf isn't so big or bad after all.
Oh So Tiny Bunny, by David Kirk. XE Kir
With the beloved Miss Spider series, Kirk proved himself a master of bold, distinctive, almost-three dimensional paintings. Now, this talented author and artist is ready to make another generation of fans fall in love with a new character - Oh So Tiny Bunny
Construction Kitties, written by Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges, illustrated by Shari Halpern XGO Goo
Preschoolers can join the Construction Kitties for a busy day on the job. From sunup to sundown, these friendly felines work hard as they operate dump trucks, bulldozers, and backhoes. But it's not all work - a lunch break of sardines and milk hits the spot.
Jinx, by Sage Blackwood. X Blackwood, S.
Jinx has always feared leaving the pathNthen he meets the wizard Simon. As Jinx's curiosity about magic grows, he learns to listen to the trees and to Simon's unusual visitors. The more Jinx discovers, the more determined he becomes to explore beyond the security of well-trod paths.
Savage Fortress, by Sarwat Chadda. X Chadda, S.
When British schoolboy Ash Mistry goes to India for a vacation, he quickly falls into a world of rakshasas, or demons, overseen by the evil Lord Alexander Savage.
Red River Stallion, by Troon Harrison. X Harrison
In 1830s Canada, a thirteen-year-old Cree girl journeys westward from York Factory to the Red River valley, lured by a Norfolk trotter horse and determined to find her Scottish fur trader father.
Zombie Kid (Case File 13), by J. Scott Savage. X Savage, J.
A new series follows three monster-obsessed boys who must solve fiendishly funny mysteries in their creepy hometown.
One came Home, by Amy Timberlake. X Timberlake, A.
In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.
The Center of Everything, by Linda Urban. X Urban, L.
For Ruby Pepperdine, the "center of everything" is on the rooftop of Pepperdine Motors in her donut-obsessed town, stargazing from the circle of her grandmother Gigi's hug. That's how everything is supposed to be--until Ruby messes up and things spin out of control. Can Ruby's wish set everything straight in her topsy-turvy world?
Children’s Non-Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry
Adventures of Achilles, retold by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden ; illustrated by Carole Henaff. X 292.2 Lup
Achilles is the son of a king and a goddess and also the best warrior in Greece. So when Prince Paris claims Helen from a Greek king, and Troy declares war, everyone knows that Achilles will be vital to the Greek cause. With the help of the gods, can young Achilles lead his fellow countrymen to victory against the Trojans? With 2 CDs.
Invincible MicrobeL Tuberculosis and the Never-ending Search for a Cure, by Jim Murphy and Alison Blank. X 616.99 Mur
The "biography" of the deadly germ tuberculosis, an account of the diagnosis, treatment, and "cure" of the disease over time, and the social history of an illness that could strike anywhere but was most prevalent among the poor.
War Dogs: Churchill and Rufus, by Kathryn Selbert. X 636.7 Sel
The book's title refers to both Churchill and his beloved pet, who accompanied the great leader throughout the war years. The story follows Churchill from 1940-45, summarizing
his work leading the war effort in England with a succinct and accessible text.
Peanut, written by Ayun Halliday, illustrated by Paul Hoppe. X 740 Hal
Nervous about starting her sophomore year at a new high school, Sadie decides to make herself more interesting by claiming to be allergic to peanuts, but her lie quickly spirals out of control.
Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever! by Stephen McCranie. X740 Mal
Fourth-grade genius Mal and his talking dog Chad shrink themselves to microscopic size and travel through time, but girls and the school bully present bigger challenges. The first title in a new series.
Leave Your Sleep: a Collection of Classic Children’s Poetry, adapted by Natalie Merchant, illustrated by Barbara McClintock. X808.81 Lea
This collection of classic children's poetry, adapted to music by Natalie Merchant, opens the door to a wondrous world filled with witches and fearless girls, blind men and elephants, giants and sailors and dancing bears.
The Giant and How He Humbugged America, by Jim Murphy. X 974.7 Mur
An account of how the Cardiff Giant mystery snowballed into one of America's biggest money-making spectacles--and scams. Author Jim Murphy explores the power of 19th-century media and the unexpected ripple effect that a single corrupt mastermind can produce when given a stage.
Helen’s Big World: the Life of Helen Keller, written by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Matt Tavares. XB Keller, H.
This picturebook biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential luminaries. With her signature style of prose laced with stirring quotes, Rappaport brings to life Helen Keller's poignant narrative.
Buffalo Bird Girl: a Hidatsa Story, by S. D. Nelson. XB Waheenee
Tells the childhood story of Buffalo Bird Woman, a Hidatsa Indian born around 1839. Through her true story, readers will learn what it was like to be part of this Native American community that lived along the Missouri River in the Dakotas, a society that depended more on agriculture for food and survival than on hunting.
Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington, written by Jabari Asim, illustrated by Bryan Collier. XB Washington, B.
Award-winning artist Collier and writer Asim capture the hardship and the spirit of one of the most inspiring figures in American history, bringing to life Booker T. Washington's journey to learn, to read, and to realize a dream.