Picture Books (Pre K-K)
When the winter doldrums arrive at the zoo, a very small hippo and a young kangaroo decide to stage a “ZooZical,” a show to display their singing, dancing, acrobatic, and other talents to the people of Springfield.
A little boy provides instructions for properly babysitting one’s grandfather, such as offering him tasty treats and entertaining him with special games.
While all the other animals on the farm enjoy eating their regular food, the cow chooses to eat the one thing that she loves best.
Early Readers (Grades 1-3)
Rabbit and Hippo are as different as night and day, but together they have fun all day and night! With Rabbit’s help, Hippo’s breakfast turns into a breakfeast. Then at the park, both are able to give the other the swing ride of their life. And finally, at bedtime both find that thunder and lightning aren’t so frightening when you’re with a friend.
Henry and his big dog Mudge celebrate Henry’s birthday with a piñata, a lively birthday party, and a cake shaped like a fish tank, making May first the best day ever.
Splat can’t wait to try out his brand-new roller skates! But when it starts to rain, Splat’s sure that his day will be ruined. Is there anything fun to do inside?
Children’s Fiction and Nonfiction (Grades 4-6)
When the Smithfork family moves into a lavish Manhattan apartment building, they discover clues to a decades-old mystery hidden behind the walls of their new home.
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
A young student who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem.
Teen Fiction and Nonfiction (Ages 12 & up)
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family’s struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
In this modern take on Pride and Prejudice, Elise Benton, who has just moved to California, is a junior at an exclusive prep school where, in spite of her initial bad impression, she finds herself attracted to the moody and handsome son of Hollywood’s most famous celebrity couple.
by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Young King Jaron has taken the throne of Carthya, but after enemies attempt to assassinate him, and a neighboring kingdom threatens invasion, he finds that he has no friends in the palace, not even his bride-to-be, princess Amarinda.