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The way to the zoo

The way to the zoo

by John Burningham
Ages 4 - 8
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Discovering a magical door in her bedroom that leads her to the zoo, a little girl is tempted to bring one little bear back to her room, and then a menagerie of smaller animals, and then a medley of big animals, until pandemonium ensues.

more like this: [zoos] [animals]

Death by toilet paper

Death by toilet paper

by Donna Gephart
Ages 9 - 12
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Contest-crazed twelve-year-old Ben uses his wits and way with words in hopes of winning a prize that will keep his family from being evicted until his mother can pass her final CPA examination.

more like this: [contests] [middle school] [real life]

Fiona's lace

Fiona's lace

by Patricia Polacco
Ages 4 - 8
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Fiona and her family moved from Ireland to Chicago to begin a new life. Yet, when the family is struck with misfortune, will Fiona's lace help save them?

more like this: [rhymes songs and tales] [lace] [immigrants]

Always

Always by Emma Dodd

by Emma Dodd
Ages 4 - 8
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In rhyming text, a baby elephant is assured of being loved unconditionally.

more like this: [love] [elephants] [growing up] [stories in rhyme]

Mr. Brown's fantastic hat

Mr. Brown's fantastic hat

by Ayano Imai
Ages 4 - 8
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"Who needs friends?" thinks Mr. Brown. "I can suit myself and wear my smart hat all day long." Try as he might, however, Mr. Brown is lonely. But when a woodpecker decides Mr. Brown needs some company, his life is transformed.

more like this: [bears] [nature and science] [friends]

This book just ate my dog!

This book just ate my dog!

by Richard Byrne
Ages 4 - 8
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When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right.

more like this: [more to explore] [funny] [books] [dogs]

Little Elliot, big city

Little Elliot, big city

by Mike Curato
Ages 4 - 8
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Elliot the little elephant has a hard time with a lot of things in the city he loves until he meets Mouse, who is even smaller--and hungrier.

more like this: [more to explore] [elephants] [mice] [size] [friends]

The actual & truthful adventures of Becky Thatcher

The actual & truthful adventures of Becky Thatcher

by Jessica Lawson
Ages 9 - 12
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In 1860, eleven-year-old Becky Thatcher, new to St. Petersburg, Missouri, joins the boys at school in a bet to steal from the Widow Douglas in hopes of meeting a promise to have adventures that she made her brother, Jon, before he died.

more like this: [adventures] [historical fiction] [tom sawyer]

Richard Scarry's best Lowly Worm book ever!

Richard Scarry's best Lowly Worm book ever!

by Richard Scarry
Ages 4 - 8
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During his busy day, Lowly Worm goes to school, helps Postman Pig deliver the mail, plays hide and seek, and flies his applecopter.

more like this: [worms] [animals] [concepts]

I want to be a ballerina

I want to be a ballerina

by Anna Membrino
Ages 4 - 8
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Mia's big sister teaches her that there is more to being a ballerina than just putting on the right clothes.

more like this: [activities] [ballet] [dance] [sisters]

Frank Einstein and the antimatter motor

Frank Einstein and the antimatter motor

by Jon Scieszka
Ages 9 - 12
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In his Grandpa Al's garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his archnemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan.

more like this: [science fiction] [funny] [robots] [inventors]

The forever flowers

The forever flowers

by Michael J Rosen
Ages 4 - 8
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A young grouse packs a precious cargo of seeds for her migratory journey, only to find an unexpected home in another land while she awaits the coming of another spring.

more like this: [nature and science] [birds] [seasons]

Tuck-in time

Tuck-in time

by Carole Gerber
Ages baby to preschool
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At bedtime, a parent carefully checks baby's body from head to toe, encouraging gentle play.

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

Mr. Wayne's masterpiece

Mr. Wayne's masterpiece

by Patricia Polacco
Ages 4 - 8
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Because she is afraid to read an essay aloud in English class, young Patricia is invited to take Mr. Wayne's drama class where she paints sets, participates in fun exercises, and memorizes every part in the play the others are rehearsing.

more like this: [activities] [theater]

Gabriel's clock

Gabriel's clock

by Hilton Pashley
Ages 9 - 12
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Twelve-year-old Jonathan is half-angel, half-demon, and the only one of his kind. But he has no idea of his true identity, and now a rogue archdemon wants him for his own sinister purpose.

more like this: [fantasy]

Brothers

Brothers

by David McPhail
Ages 4 - 8
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Although two brothers are different in many ways, they are alike, too--most importantly, in their love for each other.

more like this: [brothers] [growing up]

Catch that cookie!

Catch that cookie!

by Hallie Durand
Ages 4 - 8
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Marshall refuses to believe that gingerbread men can run, even after a series of clues leads his class on a riddle-filled gingerbread cookie hunt.

more like this: [rhymes songs and tales] [cookies]

Winter moon song

Winter moon song

by Martha Brooks
Ages 4 - 8
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A little rabbit asks his mother how the shape of a rabbit came to be on the moon. She tells him the story of Great Mother Creator Rabbit, who came down to earth to see how her creatures lived.

more like this: [rhymes songs and tales] [rabbits] [moon]

Dear panda

Dear panda

by Miriam Latimer
Ages 4 - 8
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Missing her friends after moving to a new school, little Florence writes a letter to the panda at the zoo next door, asking him to be her friend before meeting another little girl who shares her love of pandas.

more like this: [growing up] [pandas] [friends] [moving]

Baking day at Grandma's

Baking day at Grandma's

by Anika Denise
Ages 4 - 8
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Children go to their grandmother's house to bake and enjoy spending time with their loving grandmother.

more like this: [activities] [grandmothers] [stories in rhyme]

Cheesie Mack is sort of freaked out

Cheesie Mack is sort of freaked out

by Steve Cotler
Ages 9 - 12
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Cheesie and his best friend, Georgie, pull off a fantastic UFO prank, but when things go wrong, the victims of the prank plan a sinister plot as payback.

more like this: [halloween] [friends] [middle school] [practical jokes]

Elmer and the Monster

Elmer and the Monster

by David McKee
Ages 4 - 8
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There is pandemonium in the jungle! A strange roar sends all the animals stampeding. Only Elmer is brave enough to investigate and discover that monsters aren't always as scary as they seem

more like this: [growing up] [elephants] [monsters]

Monster party!

Monster party!

by Annie Bach
Ages 2 - 5
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Monster and his friends celebrate at a birthday party.

more like this: [birthdays] [celebrations] [monsters]

I'm my own dog

I'm my own dog

by David Ezra Stein
Ages 4 - 8
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A dog without a human companion fetches his own slippers and curls up at his own feet but cannot reach a certain itchy spot in the middle of his back, compelling him to leash a poor lonely human who will loyally offer a helpful scratch.

more like this: [dogs] [animals]

Blair's Nightmare

Blair's Nightmare

by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Ages 9 - 12
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With five children, a raven, and a pet turkey named King Tut, the Stanley house is full-to-bursting. But David desperately wants a dog-even though his dad has forbidden another pet. What does it mean when Blair begins sleepwalking and having dreams of an enormous dog that comes to the house every night...?

more like this: [dogs] [families] [real life] [suspense]

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]


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