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Adventure Fiction for Sixth Graders

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

Adventure Fiction for Fifth Graders

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

Adventure Fiction for Fourth Graders

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 discovery created by Jeff Brown; written by Josh Greenhut; pictures by Macky Pamintuan

Adventure Fiction for Third Graders

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 Suling Wang

Adventure Fiction for Second Graders

Second Grade

My 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 that had to go by Annie Barrows; illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Adventure Fiction for Kindergarteners

Kindergarteners



Toy 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

Adventure Fiction for First Graders

First Grade

The 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 David A. Adler ; illustrated Susanna Natti


African American Children's Biographies

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 Book Awards, given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciate of African American culture and universal human values.

NOTE: Children read at different levels at different times in their lives. It is up to the child and their parent to determine which of these suggestions are appropriate for them.
 

Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Recognized with the National Book and Coretta Scott King Author Awards among other honors, this poetic autobiography of an award winning author takes us back in time to the 1960s and 1970s.

African American Children's Fiction

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 is given annually to African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Also on this list are several authors that have been honored or won the Newbery Award, awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in the previous year.

NOTE: Children read at different levels at different times in their lives. It is up to the child and their parent to determine which of these suggestions are appropriate for them.

 

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Winner of the 2015 Newbery Award and recognized as a 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor, this novel in verse follows twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

African American Month Picture Books

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, which is given annually to African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. 

Knock knock: my dad's dream for me by Daniel Beaty ; illustrated by Bryan Collier
Winner of the 2014 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, this picture book details how a boy deals with his father's absence.

I'm not moving by written by Wiley Blevins ; illustrated by Mattia Cerato
Keesha's family is moving from the suburbs to the city, and she is worried and not happy about this turn of events.