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Ben Franklin's Big Splash

Ben Franklin's Big Splash

by Barb Rosenstock
Ages 4 - 8
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Ben Franklin loved to swim and, at the age of eleven, he was determined to swim like a fish--fins and all!

more like this: [great nonfiction] [biographies] [inventors]

Gigantosaurus

Gigantosaurus

by Jonny Duddle
Ages 4 - 8
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Four young dinosaurs are told to fear the gigantosaurus, but when the lookout among them decides to have a little fun, they all learn a valuable lesson about false warnings.

more like this: [rhymes songs and tales] [dinosaurs] [honesty] [fear]

Bats in the band

Bats in the band

by Brian Lies
Ages 4 - 8
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When the weather warms up, bats take advantage of an empty theater to stage a concert.

more like this: [activities] [bats] [concerts] [music] [stories in rhyme]

Lola plants a garden

Lola plants a garden

by Anna McQuinn
Ages 4 - 8
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Lola plants a flower garden with her parent's help, and watches it grow.

more like this: [gardening] [nature and science]

Hug Machine

Hug Machine

by Scott Campbell
Ages 4 - 8
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Watch out world, here he comes! The Hug Machine! Whether you are big, or small, or square, or long, or spikey, or soft, no one can resist his unbelievable hugs!

more like this: [more to explore]

Nancy Knows

Nancy Knows

by Cybele Young
Ages 4 - 8
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Nancy knows she's forgotten something. Something important. When she tries to remember, she thinks of all kinds of other things instead.

more like this: [concepts] [elephants]

My new friend is so fun!

My new friend is so fun!

by Mo Willems
Ages 4 - 8
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Gerald the elephant and Snake fear that Piggie and Brian Bat will have so much fun together they will no longer need their best friends.

more like this: [easy readers] [elephant and piggie] [friends] [funny] [popular characters]

Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear

Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear

by Mônica Carnesi
Ages 4 - 8
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Beatrice the bunny wants to share winter with her best friend, Bear, but he will be busy hibernating.

more like this: [nature and science] [friends] [winter] [hibernation] [bears] [rabbits]

Doug unplugs on the farm

Doug unplugs on the farm

by Dan Yaccarino
Ages 4 - 8
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Doug the robot takes a hands-on approach to learning about farm life when the family car gets stuck in a ditch on the way to visit the grandbots

more like this: [farms] [robots]

Also known as Elvis

Also known as Elvis

by James Howe
Ages 10 and up
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Skeezie Tookis, also known as Elvis, isn't looking forward to this summer in Paintbrush Falls. While his best friends Bobby, Joe, and Addie are off on exciting adventures, he's stuck at home, taking care of his sisters and working five days a week to help out his mom.

more like this: [real life] [summer] [tween reads]

Little green peas

Little green peas

by Keith Baker
Ages 4 - 8
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A passel of playful peas keeps it green as they experience the colorful world around them, from red kites to yellow buses to purple mountains and more!

more like this: [colors] [concepts] [stories in rhyme]

Wazdot?

Wazdot?

by Michael Slack
Ages 4 - 8
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While on a field trip a young alien named Blip notices a blue and green world and sneaks off to investigate.

more like this: [aliens] [more to explore] [field trips]

A horse called Hero

A horse called Hero

by Sam Angus
Ages 9 - 12
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Forced to leave London for a new home in the country after their father refuses to join the military during World War II, Wolfie and his brother, Dodo, bond with an orphaned foal that they risk their lives to rescue.

more like this: [horses] [world war ii] [historical fiction] [brothers]

Penguin and Pumpkin

Penguin and Pumpkin

by Salina Yoon
Ages 4 - 8
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When Penguin and Bootsy plan a field trip in search of Fall, Penguin's little brother, Pumpkin, wants to come. Pumpkin is heartbroken to find out he's too little to go, and when Penguin tries to say good-bye, his brother is nowhere to be found!

more like this: [concepts] [penguins] [pumpkins] [brothers]

The Nuts : bedtime at the nut house

The Nuts: bedtime at the Nut house

by Eric Litwin
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Mama Nut says it's bedtime, but Hazel Nut and Wally Nut just aren't quite ready to stop the fun and go to bed

more like this: [bedtime] [stories in rhyme] [growing up] [funny]

Shipwreck Island

Shipwreck Island

by S A Bodeen
Ages 10 and up
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Sarah's dad and new stepmom decide to take the whole family on a special vacation in order to break the ice and have everyone get to know one another. They'll fly to Tahiti, charter a boat, and go sailing for a few days. It'll be an adventure, right? Wrong. Dead wrong.

more like this: [tween reads] [adventures]

Tony Baloney : Buddy Trouble

Tony Baloney: Buddy Trouble

by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Ages 4 - 8
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Tony and his big sister can go to the indoor camping event, Books and Buddies, if they are good--but being polite and helping each other for a whole day is difficult for this brother and sister.

more like this: [easy readers] [penguins] [brothers] [sisters]

The whale who won hearts!

The whale who won hearts!

by Brian Skerry
Ages 4 - 8
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This new series offers young animal lovers who are ready for short chapters lively, full-color true stories just right to carry in a backpack, share with friends, and read under the covers at night.

more like this: [easy readers] [great nonfiction] [marine animals] [photography]

The very cranky bear

The very cranky bear

by Nick Bland
Ages 4 - 8
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Moose, Lion, Zebra, and Sheep take shelter in a cave on a cold and rainy day, only to realize that a bear is there. The bear roars loudly and says that he is trying to sleep. Not understanding why the bear is so cranky, the other animals come up with ways to cheer up the bear.

more like this: [anger] [animals] [bears] [friends] [growing up] [stories in rhyme]

It's okay to make mistakes

It's okay to make mistakes

by Todd Parr
Ages 4 - 8
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It's Okay to Make Mistakes embraces life's happy accidents, the mistakes and mess-ups that can lead to self discovery.

more like this: [concepts]

Spider sandwiches

Spider sandwiches

by Claire Freedman
Ages 4 - 8
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Come and eat with Max, he has a MONSTER appetite. He eats such yucky, mucky food, his mealtimes are a fright.

more like this: [spiders] [monsters] [food] [funny] [stories in rhyme]

A library book for Bear

A library book for Bear

by Bonny Becker
Ages 4 - 8
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Bear does not want to go to the library. He is quite sure he already has all the books he will ever need. Yet the relentlessly cheery Mouse, small and gray and bright-eyed, thinks different.

more like this: [activities] [bears] [mice] [libraries] [reading] [friends]

The Best Book in the World

The Best Book in the World

by Rilla Alexander
Ages 4 - 8
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If you found the best book in the world, would you stop reading? Could you stop reading? If you had homework to do, or dinner to get through, could you put the book down?

more like this: [activities]

Ninja Red Riding Hood

Ninja Red Riding Hood

by Corey Rosen Schwartz
Ages 4 - 8
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Wolf just can't catch a break! Ever since the three little pigs started teaching everyone Ninja skills, huffing and puffing just hasn't been enough to scare up a good meal.

more like this: [rhymes songs and tales] [stories in rhyme] [wolves] [ninjas]

I wish I had a pet

I wish I had a pet

by Maggie Rudy
Ages 4 - 8
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Smartly dressed mice give sage advice on all elements of proper pet care in this photographic picture book. Who hasn't yearned for the perfect pet?

more like this: [animals] [pets] [mice]

Andrew Draws

Andrew Draws

by David McPhail
Ages 4 - 8
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Andrew draws, and draws, and draws. He becomes so skilled that his work takes on a life of its own in this story of a small boy who does the extraordinary

more like this: [activities] [art]

Animal School

Animal School: What class are you?

by Michelle Lord
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Characteristics of the five vertebrate classes--mammal, bird, fish, reptile, and amphibian-- are described along with illustrations reminiscent of woodcuts.

more like this: [animals] [great nonfiction]

Oliver and his egg

Oliver and his egg

by Paul Schmid
Ages 4 - 8
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Oliver spots a rock on the playground. But it's not just any rock-he's sure it's a dinosaur egg. And once it hatches, he has the best new friend he could ask for.

more like this: [growing up] [eggs] [imagination] [friends]

The Blood of Olympus

The Blood of Olympus

by Rick Riordan
Ages 10 and up
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Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Book 5.

more like this: [heroes of olympus] [percy jackson]

On my way to school

On my way to school

by Sarah Maizes
Ages 3 - 6
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Getting ready for school is the perfect time to procrastinate! Whether she's an elephant at a waterhole, leader of an expedition to Mount Everest, or a star posing for paparazzi, Livi's imagination takes her on exciting adventures on her way to school.

more like this: [back to school] [growing up] [imagination]

The Hueys in None the number

The Hueys in None the number

by Oliver Jeffers
Ages 4 - 8
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"Is none a number?" you might ask. I'm glad you did. The answer is Yes! For example, how many lumps of cheese do you see next to you? The answer, depending on where you are, is likely "none."

more like this: [concepts] [counting]

Star Child

Star Child

by Claire A Nivola
Ages 4 - 8
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The Star Child, a tiny flame of vapor, invisible and timeless, watches the Earth from far, far away.

more like this: [growing up]

Favorite stories from Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days

Favorite stories from Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days

by Erica Silverman
Ages 4 - 8
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Yee-haw! Cowgirl Kate and her loyal cowhorse, Cocoa, are back for more boot-stompin' fun. Only problem is, school's in session and horses are not allowed.

more like this: [back to school] [cowgirl kate] [easy readers] [horses]

Revolution

Revolution

by Deborah Wiles
Ages 9 - 12
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It's 1964, and Sunny's town is being invaded. Or at least that's what the adults of Greenwood, Mississippi are saying. All Sunny knows is that people from up north are coming to help people register to vote. They're calling it Freedom Summer.

more like this: [black history] [election] [historical fiction] [sixties trilogy]

Milo and Millie

Milo and Millie

by Jedda Robaard
Ages 4 - 8
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Join Milo and his teddy bear, Millie, at bath time, where they're about to have an exciting journey across the high seas.

more like this: [things that go] [teddy bears] [baths] [imagination]

The pilot and The little prince

The pilot and The little prince

by Peter Sis
Ages 7 - 10
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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born in France in 1900, when airplanes were just being invented. Antoine dreamed of flying and grew up to be a pilot--and that was when his adventures began.

more like this: [authors] [biographies] [pilots]

Tim, Ted & the pirates

Tim, Ted & the pirates

by Ian Whybrow
Ages 4 - 8
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It's story time at school, when all of a sudden the classroom fills with water and Tim & Ted find themselves taking part in a swashbuckling adventure.

more like this: [more to explore] [pirates] [adventures]

Naughty kitty!

Naughty kitty!

by Adam Stower
Ages 4 - 8
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When Lily is finally allowed to have her very own kitten, strange things are afoot. Lily's brand new, teeny-tiny Kitty shouldn't be any trouble at all, but as soon as Lily leaves Kitty alone, hilarious hijinks are always around the corner.

more like this: [animals] [cats]

A bird on water street

A bird on water street

by Elizabeth O Dulemba
Ages 10 and up
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A story about Jack, a boy growing up in a Southern Appalachian town environmentally devastated by a century of poor copper-mining practices and pollution. Jack is opposed to the mine where so many of his relatives have died, but how can he tell that to his Dad who wants him to follow in the family trade?

more like this: [tween reads] [mining] [growing up]

I kill the mockingbird

I kill the mockingbird

by Paul Acampora
Ages 10 and up
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When Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about the well-known Harper Lee classic.

more like this: [friends] [tween reads]

No fits, Nilson!

No fits, Nilson!

by Zachariah OHora
Ages 3 - 6
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Nilson and Amelia do everything together. But if one little thing goes wrong, Nilson throws the biggest, most house shaking-est fit ever!

more like this: [growing up] [gorillas]

Food trucks!

Food trucks!

by Mark Todd
Ages 6 - 9
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Fourteen mouth-watering specialties are featured in this book-with specialized trucks to serve them up: a hamburger truck, a falafel truck, a sushi truck, and more.

more like this: [things that go] [trucks]

Mister Bud wears the cone

Mister Bud wears the cone

by Carter Goodrich
Ages 4 - 8
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Canine pals Mister Bud and Zorro encounter...the cone. How will they handle this predicament?

more like this: [animals] [dogs] [friends]

Stomp, stomp!

Stomp, stomp!

by Bob Kolar
Ages 4 - 8
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Stomp, Stomp! Hee, Hee. Thump. Whump! Look at me! Little Dinosaur is on the rampage--crashing through the jungle, knocking down trees, and having a wonderful time raising a ruckus, until--STOMP!--someone much bigger puts his foot down.

more like this: [dinosaurs]

Loot

Loot

by Jude Watson
Ages 9 - 12
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On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It's Alfie McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he's dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Alfie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: "Find jewels." But March learns that his father is not talking about a stash of loot.

more like this: [adventures] [twins] [mysteries] [orphans]

Two Parrots

Two Parrots

by Rumi
Ages 5 - 9
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A plucky parrot living in the home of a wealthy merchant appears to have everything: the love of his owner, the best food, and a golden cage. But, despite all this, the parrot is sad.

more like this: [rhymes songs and tales]

Here comes Destructosaurus!

Here comes Destructosaurus!

by Aaron Reynolds
Ages 4 - 8
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Watch the unstoppable destructive force of a raging temper tantrum! Tremble at the enormous mess and disrespectful roaring! Despair as no amount of scolding can stem the heedless fury! Someone is heading for a time-out, Mister!

more like this: [monsters] [more to explore]

Ninja!

Ninja!

by Arree Chung
Ages 4 - 8
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A ninja must be strong, courageous, and silent! He creeps through the house on a secret mission. There may be obstacles! But have no fear--a true ninja can overcome all challenges.

more like this: [ninjas] [brothers] [sisters]

Dog vs. Cat

Dog vs. Cat

by Chris Gall
Ages 4 - 8
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Dog and Cat do not get along. But when they're forced to share a room, they agree to be on their best behavior...until Dog won't stop sniffing. Cat won't stop primping. What will it take to get them back together?

more like this: [dogs] [cats] [friends] [growing up]

Zoom, zoom

Zoom, zoom: Sounds of things that go in the city

by Robert Burleigh
Ages 4 - 8
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From morning's joggers until night's last train, a boy notices and enjoys the many sounds made by people and things in a big city.

more like this: [sound] [stories in rhyme] [things that go]

Jessica Darling's It List :

Jessica Darling's It List

by Megan McCafferty
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The day before seventh grade begins, twelve-year-old Jessica Darling gets a list from her sister, whose popularity and beauty made her a junior-high standout, but when she tries to follow it, all goes awry, including losing her best friend.

more like this: [real life] [tween reads]


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