Toddler (Ages 1-3)
Picture Books (PreK-K)
Max and the Tag-along Moon
by Floyd Cooper
Has the moon ever followed you home at night? Max loves his grandpa. When they must say goodbye after a visit, Grandpa reminds Max that the moon above them at Grandpa’s house is the same moon that will follow him all the way home. And on that car ride back home Max smiles as the moon tags along.
by Molly Idle
Some tea parties are for grown-ups. Some are for children. But this tea party is for a very special guest. And it is important to follow some rules, like providing comfortable chairs, good conversation, and yummy food. But sometimes that is not enough for special guests, especially when their manners are more Cretaceous than gracious.
Little Owl’s Orange Scarf
by Tatyana Feeney
Little Owl loves many things. But he does not love his new scarf. It is itchy. It is too long. It is too orange. That’s why Little Owl is doing his very best to lose his new scarf. Too bad Mommy is so good at finding it. But one day, even Mommy can’t find the orange scarf. And that’s when—together—Mommy and Little Owl come up with the best way to keep Little Owl warm.
Early Readers (Grades 1-3)
Giant Dance Party
by Betsy Bird
Six-year-old Lexy Tanz loves dancing so much that she wants to share her skills with others, and when she becomes discouraged because no one wants lessons from a girl so small, a herd of hairy giants arrives to test her teaching ability.
I Scream Ice Cream
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Serge Bloch
What do ‘I Scream!’ and ‘Ice Cream!’ have in common? Nothing—besides the fact that they sound the same! Amy Krouse Rosenthal unleashes her prolific wit in this silly and smart book of wordplay. This book will have young readers thinking about words in an entirely new way!
Children’s Fiction (Grades 4-6)
The Hostage Prince
by Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple
Snail, a midwife’s apprentice in the Unseelie Court, meets Prince Aspen, a Seelie prince being held as a hostage in order to prevent a war. In thinking that they are stopping the war, they instead trigger one.
The Thing About Luck
by Cynthia Kadohata
Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.
Bowling Alley Bandit
by Laurie Keller
Arnie the talking doughnut is delighted to be Mr. Bing’s new pet “doughnut-dog,” so when Mr. Bing starts rolling gutter balls during a big bowling tournament, Arnie suspects foul play and sets out to solve the mystery.
Teen Fiction (Ages 12 & up)
I Represent Sean Rosen
by Jeff Baron
Sean Rosen knows what he wants. A ten-million-dollar deal with a big Hollywood studio. The only problem is he’s a kid. And he’s busy with school. And he lives far from Los Angeles or New York City. But Sean does have a laptop and a phone, and he’s smart. He’s about to have the ride of a lifetime as he discovers the ins and outs—and dos and don’ts—of becoming one of the youngest movie moguls the world’s ever known.
In the Shadow of Blackbirds
by Cat Winters
In San Diego in 1918, as deadly influenza and World War I take their toll, sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort and, despite her scientific leanings, must consider if ghosts are real when her first love, killed in battle, returns.
by Jessi Kirby
Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance.