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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]

Hello, Moon!

Hello, Moon!

by Francesca Simon
Ages 3 - 6
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Join a boy and the moon in a fun good night story!

more like this: [growing up] [moon] [bedtime]

Down by the barn

Down by the barn

by Will Hillenbrand
Ages 3 - 6
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Down by the barn, early in the morning, a farmer drives his tractor, stopping along the way to pick up a calf, then a chick, then a pig.

more like this: [things that go] [farms] [tractors] [animals]

A mountain of friends

A mountain of friends

by Kerstin Schoene
Ages 4 - 8
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There once was a sad little penguin. The other animals were worried about him. "What's wrong?" they asked. "I'm a bird but I can't fly! No matter how hard I try, I can't get off the ground. Just once I want to soar above the clouds..."

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

Number one Sam

Number one Sam

by Greg Pizzoli
Ages 3 - 6
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They're off! Sam is the best race-car driver in history-he is number one at every race! But when his best friend, Maggie, shows that she has racing talent of her own, Sam doesn't know how to handle coming in second place. Will he learn what it truly means to be a winner?

more like this: [things that go] [cars] [dogs] [races]

If I had a raptor

If I had a raptor

by George O'Connor
Ages 3 - 6
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A spunky and imaginative little girl dreams of the best pet ever -- a fuzzy baby raptor to snuggle.

more like this: [animals] [raptors] [birds of prey]

The Boundless

The Boundless

by Kenneth Oppel
Ages 9 - 12
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The Boundless , the greatest train ever built, is on its maiden voyage across the country, and first-class passenger Will Everett is about to embark on the adventure of his life!

more like this: [adventures] [circuses] [trains]

Elizabeth, queen of the seas

Elizabeth, queen of the seas

by Lynne Cox
Ages 4 - 8
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When Elizabeth decides to stretch out across a two-lane road, the citizens worry she might get hurt or cause traffic accidents, so a group of volunteers tows her out to sea. But Elizabeth swims all the way back to Christchurch.

more like this: [animals] [seals]

The mark of the dragonfly

The mark of the dragonfly

by Jaleigh Johnson
Ages 10 and up
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A fast-paced adventure story about a mysterious girl and a fearless boy, set in a magical world that is both exciting and dangerous.

more like this: [tween reads] [fantasy]

Anna & Solomon

Anna & Solomon

by Elaine Snyder
Ages 7 - 10
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In 1897, a young man named Solomon fell in love with and married a beautiful young woman named Anna. They lived in Russia, which was dangerous at that time for a Jewish family, so Solomon moved to the United States, where he worked and saved until he had enough money to send Anna a ticket for the voyage across the ocean.

more like this: [more to explore]

Oh dear, Geoffrey!

Oh dear, Geoffrey!

by Gemma O'Neill
Ages 2 - 5
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Geoffrey is a very tall, very clumsy giraffe. He tries to make friends with the animals down on the ground, but he just trips, slips, and falls . . . usually flat on his face.

more like this: [nature and science] [giraffes] [friends] [africa] [toddler books]

The lion and the bird

The lion and the bird

by Marianne Dubuc
Ages 4 - 8
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One autumn day, a lion finds a wounded bird in his garden. With the departure of the bird's flock, the lion decides that it's up to him to care for the bird.

more like this: [nature and science] [friends] [lions] [birds]

Veggies with wedgies

Veggies with wedgies

by Todd H Doodler
Ages 2 - 6
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When Farmer John hangs his laundry by the vegetable garden, his "curious vegetables" notice something they've never seen before-underwear.

more like this: [vegetables] [concepts] [clothing] [funny]

Absolutely almost

Absolutely almost

by Lisa Graff
Ages 9 - 12
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Albie has never been the smartest kid in his class. He has never been the tallest. Or the best at gym. Or the greatest artist. Or the most musical. In fact, Albie has a long list of the things he's not very good at. But then Albie gets a new babysitter, Calista, who helps him figure out all of the things he is good at and how he can take pride in himself.

more like this: [self esteem] [babysitters]

I got the rhythm

I got the rhythm

by Connie Schofield-Morrison
Ages 2 - 6
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On a trip to the park, the joy of music overtakes a little girl. She hears a rhythm coming from the world around her-- from butterflies, to street performers, to ice cream sellers everything is musical!

more like this: [concepts] [dance]

Meaniehead

Meaniehead

by Bruce Kaplan
Ages 6 - 9
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Henry and Eve are two perfectly delightful children-who fight about absolutely everything. (They're siblings, after all.) Their latest sibling spat is over an action figure. Which means it's serious.

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

Rupert Can Dance

Rupert Can Dance

by Jules Feiffer
Ages 4 - 8
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Rupert has a big secret. When his owner, Mandy, is fast asleep, he likes to slip on her dancing shoes and dance the night away.

more like this: [cats] [dance]

The Glass Sentence

The Glass Sentence

by S E Grove
Ages 10 and up
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In the Great Disruption of 1799, time itself broke apart and fragmented, stranding countries and continents in different time periods, some of them thousands of years apart.

more like this: [tween reads] [fantasy] [time travel]

My red balloon

My red balloon

by Kazuaki Yamada
Ages 4 - 8
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A little girl begins a happy bus outing with her beautiful red balloon. But when the balloon suddenly flies away, the bus driver and a passenger bear gallantly help follow the balloon.

more like this: [friends] [more to explore] [balloons]

Chengdu could not, would not fall asleep

Chengdu could not, would not fall asleep

by Barney Saltzberg
Ages 2 - 5
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High in his tree a young panda named Chengdu lies awake, even though everyone around him is quietly sleeping. He tosses and he turns. He scrunches and he squirms, until he finally finds the perfect spot.

more like this: [animals] [pandas] [sleep] [toddler books]

Puss & boots

Puss & boots

by Ayano Imai
Ages 4 - 8
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A poor shoemaker must close his business as there is no work, but his cat is determined to save the shoemaker from his plight.

more like this: [rhymes songs and tales] [cats] [monsters]

This is a moose

This is a moose

by Richard T Morris
Ages 4 - 8
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Lights! Camera! Moose! MOOSE? Yes, Moose! When a movie director tries to capture the life of a moose on film, he's in for a big surprise.

more like this: [more to explore] [animals] [funny]

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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