Toddlers (Ages 1-3)
by Rebecca O’Connell, Illustrated by Susie Poole
Illustrations and simple text follow babies as they walk, crawl, ride in strollers, or are carried while enjoying a day with their families.
Picture Books (Pre K-K)
by Paul Schmid
Loving balloons but unable to keep from popping them with his sharp quills, Percy the plucky porcupine resolves to solve his problem all by himself by trying out several clever ideas.
The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot!
by Scott Magoon
Ben has so often tried to convince people he has seen Bigfoot that when a real yeti arrives and borrows his bicycle, no one comes to see if Ben is telling the truth.
Early Readers (Grades 1-3)
Spike and Ike Take a Hike
by S.D. Schindler
When Spike and Ike take a hike, they meet lots of sassy creatures along the way, including an itty bitty kitty. The simple, descriptive wordplay builds one lively scene after another, and might just inspire children to make up cumulative stories of their own.
Starring Jules (as Herself)
by Beth Ain, illustrated by Anne Keenan Higgins
Jules is an ordinary 7-year-old girl, concerned with school and friends and other ordinary things—until a chance meeting with a casting director leads to an audition for a television commercial.
A Little Book of Sloth
by Leslie Kimmelman, illustrated by Stefano Tambellini
From a British filmmaker and sloth expert comes a hilarious, heartwarming photographic picture book starring the laziest—and one of the cutest—animals on the planet.
Children’s Fiction and Nonfiction (Grades 4-6)
The Water Castle
by Megan Frazer Blakemore, illustrations by Jim Kay
Moving into an inherited mansion in Maine with their mother and stroke-afflicted father, three siblings uncover a mystery involving hidden passageways, family rivalries and healing waters.
by Kimberly Newton Fusco
In 1942, when life turns sour at the carnival that has always been her home, eleven-year-old Bee takes her dog, Peabody, and piglet, Cordelia, and sets out to find a real home, aided by two women only Bee and her pets can see.
by Todd Hasak-Lowy
Threatened by a former best friend that he will be beaten up at recess, Sam Lewis endures a grueling half-hour before the fated time while wondering how a former video game partner became such a formidable adversary.
Teen Fiction and Nonfiction (Ages 12 & up)
OCD, the Dude, and Me
by Lauren Roedy Vaughn
With frizzy orange hair, a plus-sized body, sarcastic demeanor, and a “unique learning profile,” Danielle Levine doesn’t fit in even at her alternative high school. As a result of her unfiltered essays for English class, she is forced to see the school psychologist and enroll in a “social skills” class. But when she meets Daniel, another social misfit who is obsessed with the cult classic film The Big Lebowski , Danielle’s resolve to keep everyone at arm’s length starts to crumble.
by Jenny Valentine
When sixteen-year-old Chap is mistaken for a missing boy, he leaves the home where he has been living temporarily and takes on this new identity, not knowing that it is as dangerous and uncertain as the life he has left behind.
by Sarah Skilton
When she freezes during a hold-up at the local diner, sixteen-year-old Imogen, a black belt in Tae Kwan Do, has to rebuild her life, including her relationship with her family and with the boy who was with her during the shootout.