Picture BooksABCs: Al Pha’s Bet by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Ages4+, Humorous as the alphabet letters have personalities. Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert -Ages 1+ Learn the alphabet and healthy fruits & vegetables LMNO Peas by Keith Baker – Ages 3+ Back to School: Butterflies in My Stomach by Serge Bloch – A nervous child is confused with daily idioms on the first day. – Ages 4-8. Biography: Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin -Ages 8+ The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss by Kathleen Krull – Ages 8+ Pop the Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy – Ages 6+, True story about Walter Diemer who helped create bubble gum. – Ages 6+ Eva and Little Kitty on the Titanic by Sidsel Carnahan – Ages 6+, Story about one of the last surviving Titanic survivors as a young girl on the ship. There is a fictional element too. Birthday: Cupcake by Charise Mericle Harper – Ages 5+ A cute story about a plain cupcake who wants to be special. Every Year On Your Birthday by Rose Lewis – Ages 6+ Happy Birthday Monster by Scott Beck – Ages 6+ Happy Birthday to You! by Dr. Seuss – Ages 6+ On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman – Ages 3+ Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party by Mélanie Watt – Ages 6+ The Best Birthday Party Ever by Jennifer LaRue Huget – Ages 6-8 The Secret Birthday Message by Eric Carle – Ages 3-5 Bullying & Teasing: Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig – Ages 6-8 King of the playground by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor – Ages 5-7 Say Something by Peggy Moss – Ages 6-8 Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell – Ages 5-7 The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neil – Ages 5-7 Yoon and the Jade Bracelet by Helen Recorvits – Ages 6-9 Chinese New Year: Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year by Ying Chang Compestine – Ages 6-8, Humorous Christmas: A Bellbird in a Flame Tree by Kilmeny Niland – Australian version of The Twelve Days of Christmas – Ages 4-6 A Wish to be a Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe – Ages 6-8 Christmas Cookies Bite Size Holiday Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal -Ages 4-6 Feliz Navidad by David Diaz – Ages 5-8 How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky – Ages 6-8 How Santa Lost His Job by Stephen Krensky – Ages 6-8 Light the Lights a Story About Celebrating Hanukkah Christmas by Margaret Moorman – Ages 6-8 Milly and the Macy’s Parade by Shana Corey – Ages 8-10 Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry -Ages 6-8 The Baker’s Dozen a Saint Nicholas Tale by Aaron Shepard – Ages 8-10 Three French Hens by Margie Palatini – Ages 7-9 Cinco de Mayo: Cinco de Mouse-o! by Judy Cox – A humorous story about a mouse on Cinco de Mayo. – Ages 5-8 Colors: Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Ages 2+ Cultural: Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding – Ages 6-9 My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits – Girl tries to fit into class with her name. – Ages 6-9 Yoon and the Jade Bracelet by Helen Recorvits – Bullying & Friendship – Ages 6-9 Environment: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown Ages 6+, A garden changes a city to make it beautiful. The Earth Book by Todd Parr – Helpful hints to take care of the Earth. – Ages 4-6 Friendship: Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal – Chopsticks learn to work together and apart. – Ages 4-7 Enemy Pie by Derek Munson – Ages 5-7 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett – Ages 5+ How Orples Came to Be by Marcy Cockerille King – Fantasy story about oranges that become alive. – Ages 6-8 Tara & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends by Carol Buckley – Ages 6+ Hanukkah: A Chanukah Noel by Sharon Jennings -Ages 8-10 Hanukkah Moon by Deborah da Costa -Ages 7-9 Mrs Greenberg’s Messy Hanukkah by Linda Glaser -Ages 6-8 The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket -Ages 6-10 Historic Events: Eva and Little Kitty on the Titanic by Sidsel Carnahan – Ages 6+, Somewhat true story about a girl on the Titanic. Humorous: Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm by Herman Parish -Ages 5-7 Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino Ages 5+ Open Very Carefully by Nick Bromley – Ages 5+, A crocodile is loose in the pages. Rain! by Linda Ashman There was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro -Ages 5-7 The Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thale -Ages 5-7 The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka – Ages 6+ The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka – Ages 6+ The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins Ages 3+ Math: The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns -Ages 5-7 Mother’s Day: A Present for Mom by Vivian French – Ages 4-6 T-Rex and the Mother’s Day Hug by Lois G. Grambling – Ages 5-7 Morals & Lessons: My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook -Take Turns Talking – Ages 5-7 The Honest-to-Goodness Truth by Patricia C. McKissack -Ages 6-9 Spork by Kyo Maclear – A table spork feels different and wants to be included at the table. -Ages 4-6 Nonfiction: An Orange in January by Dianna Hutts Aston -Explains how oranges arrive to the store in January. -Ages 4-6 Pig on the Titanic by Gary Crew – True story about woman’s musical box shaped like a pig on the Titanic. – Ages 7+ Polar the Titanic Bear by Daisy Corning Stone Spedden – True story told from the bear’s perspective with real photographs. – Ages 7+ Pop the Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy – Ages 6+, True story about how bubble gum was made. Safari Book/ Ages 2+, Awesome Photicular Book where the pictures came ‘alive’. by Dan Kainen and Carol Kaufmann Patriotic: Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong Ages 5+, Chinese American girl conflicted how to celebrate 4th of July. I Pledge Allegiance by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson 5+, Brief information about the Pledge of Allegiance. Poetry: I Haiku You by Betsy Snyder, Ages 6+ An introduction to haiku poems for children. Please Bury Me in the Library by J. Patrick Lewis – Ages 6+ Wonderful Words: Poems About Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins -Ages 6+ Reading/Books/Library: Calico Cat Meets Bookworm by Donald Charles – Ages 4-6 Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates – A dog opens a bookstore. -Ages 4-6 I Don’t Like to Read! by Nancy Carlson -Ages 4-6 Library Lil by Suzanne Williams -Ages 6-8 Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen – Realistic elements about a friendly lion who enjoys the library. -Ages 5-7 Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn – Ages 2-4 – Young girl enjoys the library. Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don’t) by Barbara Bottner – Ages 5+, A stubborn reader can’t find a book to enjoy. Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile by Gloria Houston – Ages 6+ My Librarian is a Camel by Margriet Ruurs – Nonfiction about different book programs around the world. – Ages 8+ Reading Makes You Feel Good by Todd Parr – Ages 4+ Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora – Migrant workers, Nonfiction, Library – Ages 6+ Wild About Books by Judy Sierra – Zoo animals love reading. – Ages 6+ Science: The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino -Ages 8+ Seasons: Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson – Ages 4-6 In November by Cynthia Rylant -Ages 5-7 It’s Spring! by Linda Glaser Ages 4+ Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert – Ages 3-6 Snow by by Cynthia Rylant – Ages 5-7 Snow by by Uri Shulevitz – A young boy believes that it will snow, but the town doubts him. – Ages 5-7 Winter is the Warmest Season by Lauren Stringer – Ages 5-7 September 11th books: Dog Heroes of September 11th: A Tribute to America’s Search and Rescue Dogs by Nona Kilgore Bauer Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman – Ages 7+ September 12th: We Knew Everything Would Be All Right by Materson Elementary Students in Kennett, Missouri – 5+ September Roses by Jeanette Winter – Ages 5 + The Little Chapel that Stood by A.B. Curtiss – Ages 8+ Thanksgiving: A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman -Ages 6-8 Gracias the Thanksgiving Turkey by Joy Cowley – Ages 5-7 I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson -Ages 5-7 The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson – Nonfiction book about Sarah Hale who wrote to presidents to promote Thanksgiving as a national holiday during the 1800s. -Ages 8+ Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedman – Ages 6-8 Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy by Lisa Wheeler -Ages 5-7 Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey -Ages 5-7 Valentine’s Day: If You’ll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant – Ages 4-6 Love, Ruby Valentine by Laurie Friedman – Ages 6+ Love, Splat by Rob Scotton – Ages 6+ Mouse’s First Valentine by Lauren Thompson – Ages 3-5 Rhyme Time Valentine by Nancy Poydar – Ages 6-8 Vocabulary/Word Fun: Butterflies in My Stomach by Serge Bloch – A child is confused with daily idioms. – Ages 4-8. Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words by Jane O’Connor – Ages 5-7 Max’s Words by Kate Banks – A young boy collects words. Ages 6+ Miss Alaineus by Debra Frasier – Word Confusion, Realistic Fiction, Ages 8+ Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day by Robin Pulver – Fantasy, Learn Grammar -Ages 7-9 The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter – Ages 8+ Word Wizard by Cathryn Falwell – Fantasy Elements, Anagram -Ages 6-8 Wordless: Flotsam by David Wiesner – 6+, Beach Free Fall by David Wiesner, 6+ – Dreams, Imaginations Journey by Aaron Becker Ages 7+, Journey with imagination Mirror by Jeannie Baker, Ages 7+, Two cultures explore similarities in differences. Museum Trip by Barbara Lehman 4+, Museum, Mazes Sector 7 by David Wiesner – Ages 7+, Clouds, Imagination Wave by Suzy Lee -Ages 3+, beach Where’s Walrus? by Stephen Savage – Ages 3+, Walrus escapes zoo and hides in city. Zoom by Istvan Banyai – Ages 4+, Book ‘zooms out’ to show more of the picture.
Chapter BooksAges 5 – 7 Arthur and the Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club by Marc Brown – Realistic Fiction, Censorship Marty McGuire by Kate Messner – Realistic Fiction, School Situations Ages 8 – 10 Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea -School, Peer Relations, Realistic Fiction Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl – Fantasy Dumpling Days by Grace Lin – Realistic Fiction, Cultural, Taiwan, Family James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl – Fantasy Mary Poppins by P. L Travers – Realistic Fiction, Fantasy Matilda by Roald Dahl – Realistic Fiction Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater – Fantasy Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise – Realistic Fiction, Graphic Book, Letters, Humorous Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark collected by Alvin Schwartz Summer of the Woods by Steven Smith – Adventure, Mystery The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies – Realistic Fiction, Siblings, Economics Titanic: Unsinkable by Gordon Korman – Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction Tua and the Elephant by R. P. Harris – Animal Rescue, Cultural The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis – Fantasy The Twits by Roald Dahl – Fantasy, Humorous The BFG by Roald Dahl – Fantasy, Humorous The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer – Realistic Fiction, Friendship, Middle School, Scrabble Competition The Landry News by Andrew Clements – Realistic Fiction, Censorship, Class Newspaper The Library Card by Jerry Spinelli – Realistic Fiction The Story of Treasure Seekers by Edith Nesbit – Realistic Fiction, Adventure The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White -Animals, Friendship, Being Different The Witches by Roald Dahl – Fantasy, Humorous Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord – Realistic Fiction, Foster care, Island life Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick – Graphic Novel, Mystery, Realistic Fiction The 39 Clues series – Adventure, Mystery Ages 10+ Among the Hidden (#1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix – Science Fiction, Adventure, Dystopia Among the Impostors (#2) by Margaret Peterson Haddix – Science Fiction, Dystopia, Adventure Among the Betrayed (#3) by Margaret Peterson Haddix – Science Fiction, Dystopia, Adventure Among the Barons (#4) by Margaret Peterson Haddix – Science Fiction, Dystopia, Adventure Among the Brave (#5) by Margaret Peterson Haddix – Science Fiction, Dystopia, Adventure Among the Enemy (#6) by Margaret Peterson Haddix – Science Fiction, Dystopia, Adventure Among the Free (#7) by Margaret Peterson Haddix – Science Fiction, Dystopia, Adventure Cat Found by Ingrid Lee – Realistic Fiction, Animal Abuse Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos – Realistic Fiction, Humorous, 1960s Eggs by Jerry Spinelli – Death, Friendship, Dysfunctional Families Flipped by Wendlin Van Draanen – Realistic Fiction, Coming-of-Age, Young Love Hatchet by Gary Paulsen – Survival, Adventure Holes by Louis Sachar – Realistic Fiction Hoot by Carl Hiaasen – Realistic Fiction, Mystery Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli – Realistic Fiction, Racism, Homelessness Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine – Realistic Fiction, Asperger’s syndrome, Death Rules by Cynthia Lord – Realistic Fiction, Coming-of-Age, Autism Scat by Carl Hiaasen – Realistic Fiction, Mystery, Endangered Species The Candle Star by Michelle Isenhoff – Realistic Fiction, Slavery, Pre-Civil War The Giver by Lois Lowry – Science Fiction, Dystopia The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster – Fantasy Young Adult (Ages 15+) Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers edited by Judy Blume – Short Stories Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli – Realistic Fiction, Young Love, Individuality Tangerine by Edward Bloor – Realistic Fiction, Sports The Day They Came to Arrest the Book by Nat Hentoff – Realistic Fiction, Censorship The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins The Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher – Realistic Fiction, Censorship, Death
Adult Literature:Classics: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas Christmas: Th Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans Fiction: A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok Gold by Chris Cleave Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty The Christmas Wish by Richard Siddoway The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Historical Fiction: 13, rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland Dreams of Joy by Lisa See Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay The Autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin The Blind Contessa’s New Machine by Carey Wallace The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew Mystery/Suspense: 13, rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro Mr. Penumbra’ s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón Nonfiction: 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Brian Mealer – African boy creates electricity with a windmill. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson – Chicago’s World Fair, serial killer Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman Photicular Safari Book The animals seem to come ‘alive’ off the pages. by Dan Kainen and Carol Kaufmann Thunder Dog: A Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson and Susy Flory Reading Information: A Family of Readers: The Book Lover’s Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Literature by Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano Romance: 13, rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Philipp-Sendker The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes Science Fiction: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury