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March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, try one of these great picture books featuring the true stories of strong, smart women throughout history. America's champion swimmer: Gertrude Ederle by written by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Terry WidenerDescribes the life and accomplishments of...
In honor of Women's History Month, read the fascinating true stories of some of the many women who have shaped our world.I am Malala: how one girl stood up for education and changed the world by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormickRaised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by...
Celebrate by reading one of these stories about how women have changed history.Girls think of everything: stories of ingenious inventions by women by Catherine Thimmesh ; illustrated by Melissa SweetTells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in...
March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, try one of these great picture books with positive stories featuring strong female characters. Dancing in the wings by Debbie Allen ; pictures by Kadir NelsonSassy tries out for a summer dance festival in Washington, D.C., despite the other girls'...
March is National Reading Month, and we want to stress how important it is to read to your child everyday. If you read just 15 minutes a day during the first five years of a child's life, that's over 450 hours (or over 19 whole days!) of reading by their fifth birthday. There is a book for every...
Sixth Grade Stowaway by Karen Hesse; with illustrations by Robert Andrew Parker Journey to the river sea by Eva Ibbotson; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes Sword by Da Chen A single shard by Linda Sue Park Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
Fifth Grade Shooting the moon by Frances O'Roark Dowell Boston Jane: an adventure by Jennifer L. Holm Number the stars by Lois Lowry Unsinkable by Gordon Korman Maroo of the winter caves by Ann Turnbull
Fourth Grade My side of the mountain written and illustrated by Jean George Whittington by Alan Armstrong; illustrated by S.D. Schindler Crispin: the cross of lead by Avi My last skirt: the story of Jennie Hodgers, Union soldier by Lynda Durrant The lacemaker by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Third Grade Night boat to freedom by Margot Theis Raven; pictures by E.B. Lewis Morning Girl by Michael Dorris Pedro's journal: a voyage with Christopher Columbus, August 3, 1492-February 14, 1493 by Pam Conrad; illustrated by Peter Koeppen Twenty and ten by Claire Huchet Bishop, as told by Janet...
Second Grade Meet Kaya: an American girl by Janet Shaw; illustrations, Bill Farnsworth ; vignettes, Susan McAliley The Golly Sisters go West by Betsy Byars; pictures by Sue Truesdell Five smooth stones: Hope's diary, book one by Kristiana Gregory Baseball saved us by Ken Mochizuki; illustrated by...
First Grade Dinosaur hunter by Elaine Marie Alphin; pictures by Don BologneseSam's Wild West Christmas by Nancy Antle; pictures by S.D. Schindler Prairie friends by Nancy Smiler Levinson; pictures by Stacey Schuett Dust for dinner by Ann Turner; pictures by Robert Barrett The 18 penny goose by...
Kindergarten We're sailing down the Nile: a journey through Egypt by Laurie Krebs; illustrated by Anne Wilson Erandi's braids by Antonio Hernandez Madrigal; illustrated by Tomie dePaola Madeline story and pictures by Ludwig Bemelmans Marguerite makes a book  by Bruce Robertson; illustrated by...
Sixth Grade Julie of the wolves by Jean Craighead George ; pictures by John Schoenherr Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz Kiki Strike: inside the shadow city by Kirsten Miller Camel rider by Prue Mason Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Fifth Grade Akiko in the Sprubly Islands written and illustrated by Mark Crilley Take me to the river by Will Hobbs Getting air by Dan Gutman Nature Girl by Jane Kelley We are not eaten by yaks by C. Alexander London
Fourth Grade Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson MVP*: *Magellan Voyage Project by Douglas Evans; pictures by John Shelley The white giraffe by Lauren St. John; illustrated by David Dean The adventures of a South Pole pig by Chris Kurtz ; illustrations by Jennifer Black Reinhardt The African safari...
Third Grade Frankie Pickle and the closet of doom written and illustrated by Eric Wight Gorilla city by Small, Charlie Roxie and the hooligans by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; illustrated by Alexandra Boiger Lair of the bat monster by Ursula Vernon The blue ghost by Marion Dane Bauer; illustrated by...
Second GradeMy haunted house as told to Angie Sage; illustrated by Jimmy Pickering Chipper's Crazy Carnival by Rand, Johnathan Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot by Dav Pilkey; pictures by Martin Ontiveros Captain and Matey set sail by Daniel Laurence; pictures by Claudio Munoz Ivy + Bean and the ghost...
KindergartenersToy boat by Randall de Seve, Loren Long Stick by Steve Breen Emma's turtle by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Marsha Winborn Come fly with me by Satomi Ichikawa Rosie's magic horse by Russell Hoban ; [illustrations by] Quentin Blake
First GradeThe funny ride by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by Jʺozef Sumichrast Pirate School by Cathy East Dubowski and Mark Dubowski Arthur's camp-out by Lillian Hoban Follow that bear if you dare! by Claire Freedman ; illustrated by Alison Edgson Young Cam Jansen and the library mystery by...
February is National African American History Month, and we've put together a series of suggestions for children's reading materials. The library has an assortment of biographies featuring African Americans throughout history. Several of these titles have been recognized by the Coretta Scott King...
February is National African American History Month, and we've put together a series of suggestions for children's reading materials. These are chapter books featuring African American characters. Several titles are distinguished by being honored with or winning the Coretta Scott King Award, which...
February is National African American History Month, and this is the first in a series of suggestions for children's reading materials. First up are picture books featuring African American characters. Several titles are distinguished by being honored with or winning the Coretta Scott King Award,...
Looking for books about regular folk? No fairies or princesses, mysteries, or history here.Ivy and Bean by written by Annie Barrows — Looking for tales of friendship? Check out all the Ivy and Bean books at J FICTION BARROWS. Freckle juice by Judy Blume — For anyone who thought having freckles is...
Looking for true stories about real people? Try some of these and be inspired. Suggestions are geared toward second graders, but can be enjoyed by many ages.Imogen: the mother of modernism and three boys by Amy Novesky — An introduction to a little-known photographer, who blended career, art, and...
Good Morning! In the world of Children's Books, today is awesome! Among the many winners and honorees announced early this morning, we had the winners and honorees named for the Robert F. Siebert Informational Book Award. Be sure to check out these really well done non-fiction titles!2015 Winner:...
Today the American Library Association announces its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the John Newbery Award. The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the Newbery for over 90 years for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature, commonly given to a chapter...
Looking for true stories about real people? Try some of these. Suggestions are geared toward first graders.The little plant doctor: a story about George Washington Carver by Jean Marzollo — An introduction to the life of George Washington Carver. Annie Jump Cannon, astronomer by Carole Gerber — A...
Hey Kids,I’m so excited to announce a dear friend of mine is coming to the big screen in January. On my birthday. Some of you may be familiar with my marmalade-loving buddy, Paddington, but if not, be sure to check him out here before seeing him in theaters. I’ve made some handy lists below of bear...
Want stories about regular people like you? Try these suggestions.Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee — This is the start of a series about two very different friends. Look for the rest of the Bink and Gollie stories at JFICTION DICAMILLO. Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant — find...
Brian's winter by Gary Paulsen He would have to find some way to protect himself, some weapon. The fire worked well when it was burning, but it had burned down. His hatchet and knife would have done nothing more than make the bear really angry -- something he did not like to think about -- and his...
Searching for a biography that's just the right size? The following biographies have between 100 and 200 pages. Additional 100-page biographies can be found in the Who Was series and the Sterling Biographies series.John Adams, the writer: a treasury of letters, diaries, and public documents by...
Winter waits by Lynn Plourde ; illustrated by Greg Couch Lynn Plourde, author of the best-selling picture book "Wild Child," reunites with acclaimed illustrator Greg Couch to continue the story of Nature's family with this exquisite book that captures the joy of a father-son relationship. Winter...
Looking for something without talking animals or inanimate objects come to life? Try a few realistic fiction titles. Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems — A story for any child who has lost a beloved toy. The story continues in Knuffle Bunny, Too and Knuffle Bunny Free. Sophie's squash...
Do you have a child in Kindergarten who loves to read about people? Use this list to find books to share, or to pique your own interest about famous people.Mali under the night sky: a Lao story of home by Youme — An artist must leave her home because of war.  The watcher: Jane Goodall's life with...
There are so many great books out there for eight graders! Below are some particularly good ones from recent years, spanning fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and everything in between.FictionThe earth, my butt, and other big, round things by Carolyn Mackler Far far away by Tom McNeal, a...
Looking for fascinating stories about real people? Explore the following list for some suggestions. Kindergarten Henri's scissors by Jeanette Winter — The story of how Henri Matisse changed from sketching to making cut-out creations. Harlem's little blackbird by Renée Watson ; illustrated by...
Kindergarten A year with Marmalade by Alison Reynolds — A cat and a little girl cope with the loss of a friend. Look for A New Friend for Marmalade as well.  Ling & Ting: not exactly the same! by Grace Lin — Look for more Ling and Ting in J READER LIN.  The snowy day by Ezra Jack Keats — A...
Kindergarten Where is dear dragon? by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell Daniel's mystery egg by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems The doghouse by Jan Thomas First Grade...
Kindergarten Baxter the Tweeting dog by [Doreen Marts] Bean Dog and Nugget: the ball by Charise Mericle Harper Owly. Vol. 3. Flying lessons by Andy Runton A trip to the bottom of the world with Mouse: a Toon Book by Frank Viva Silly Lilly in What will I be today?: a toon book by Agnès Rosenstiehl...
Kindergarten The twelve days of Christmas in Michigan by written by Susan Collins Thoms ; illustrated by Deb Pilutti Bernida: a Michigan sailing legend by Al Declercq and Tom Ervin with Gloria Whelan ; illustrated by David Miles Island magic by Martha Bennett Stiles ; illustrated by Daniel San...
Duh Dun, Duh Dun... It's that time of year again: Shark Week is here! Get in on all of the fintastic action with some of these great books and DVDs all about these mysterious and amazing animals. Whether you are a Shark Week veteran or a first timer these reads will leave you hungry for more.The...
Wild born by Brandon Mull A dark inheritance by Chris d'Lacey The dragonet prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland Young samurai: the way of the warrior by Chris Bradford The luck uglies by Paul Durham ; illustrations by Pétur Antonsson SYLO by D.J. MacHale The Foundry's edge by Cameron Baity & Benny...
Are you looking for a way to earn your Around the World Super Bookworm Badge and your Around the World eLectrified badge? Check out this list for some great suggestions we have in our ebook collection on Overdrive. Enjoy!Starcross, or The coming of the moobs!, or Our adventures in the fourth...
Graphic Novels are a great way to see the world this summer. We have some great titles that will help you earn your Around the World Badge in no time at all! A bag of marbles by based on the memoir by Joseph Joffo ; adapted by Kris ; illustrated by Vincent Bailly ; translated by Edward Gauvin The...
Annabel the actress, starring in camping it up by Ellen Conford ; illustrated by Renee W. Andriani Stage fright by David Lubar ; illustrated by Matt Loveridge Lights, camera— cats! by Carolyn Keene ; illustrated by Macky Pamintuan Better Nate than ever by Tim Federle Picture perfect by P.G. Kain...
The secret cellar by Michael D. Beil It happened on a train by Mac Barnett ; illustrations by Adam Rex The secret in the old attic by Carolyn Keene The Hardy Boys, undercover brothers. Vol. 17. Word up! by Scott Lobdell, writer ; Paulo Henrique Marcondes, artist ; based on the series by Franklin W...
Early Chapter Books Nate the Great and the lost list by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat ; illustrated by Marc Simont Cam Jansen and the mystery at the haunted house by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti Princess mix-up mystery by Carolyn Keene ; illustrated by Macky Pamintuan The deadly dungeon...
Check out these adorable books about the youngest animals out there!Are you my baby? by Kathleen Rizzi Animal babies: around the house by [Vicky Weber] Baby animals Baby animals by Roger Priddy Animal babies by Andrea Pinnington and Tory Gordon- Harris Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: spring babies by...
Comic Book Superheroes have hit Hollywood in a big way! Check out these action-packed films full of our favorite heroes.Marvel's the Avengers [videodisc] by Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures, a Marvel Studios production ; written and directed by Joss Whedon Superman...
Some animals are in danger of becoming extinct.  If you are an animal lover that wants to learn more about these animals and how you can help, check out one of these books!Extraordinary endangered animals by Sandrine Silhol and Gaëlle Guérive ; illustrations by Marie Doucedame What's the difference...