Looking for something to read? Check on this page for new
suggestions each month.
E-Mergency, by Tom Lichtenheld. Grades kindergarten-2. Itís an alphabet emergency when the letter E is ill.
Cows to the Rescue, by John Himmelman. Grades kindergarten-2. The farmís cows are here to help everyone during their trip to the county fair.
Cool Robots, by Sean Kenney. Grades kindergarten-6. Directions to build cool robots out of Legos, or use them to inspire your own creations.
The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team: Brothers at Bat, by Audrey Vernick. Grades 2-6. The true story of a family with 12 boys who formed their own semi-pro baseball team in New Jersey in the 1930s.
Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow, by Nathan Bransford. Grades 4-6. Jacob, with his friends Sarah and Dexter, meets a weird man in the woods near their houses who trades them a space ship for a corn dog. The three friends soon find themselves racing through outer space and responsible for breaking the universe.
King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige, by Wes Tooke. Grades 3-6. Before Nick was struck down with polio. he was a star pitcher for the local team. Now he is back home after a year in the hospital recovering, helping out at the local semi-pro team where his dad is a catcher and Satchel Paige has joined the team for the summer.
Donít Worry Douglas!, by David Melling. Grades kindergarten-1. Douglasí dad gives him a new woolly hat that he loves, but then it begins to unravel after having been caught on a tree. Will his dad be mad?
Capture the Flag, by Kate Messner. Grades 4-6. When Anna, Jose and Henry find themselves snowed in at a DC airport, they also find themselves in the middle of theft of the original Star Spangled Banner and the strong suspicion that the thieves have been snowed in with them as well.
Yes, Yes, Yaul!, by Jef Czekaj. Grades kindergarten-2. Hip and Hop are back in another adventure in this graphic novel/picture book. This time they are joined by porcupine who says no to everything!
The Creature from the Seventh Grade: Boy or Beast, by Bob Balaban. Grades 4-6. Charlie Drinkwater is an unpopular nerd who finds himself suddenly noticed by the popular kids when he evolves into a giant lizard.
Traction Man is Here!, by Mini Grey. Grades kindergarten-2. Traction Man might look like an action figure, but he is really on patrol to protect his boyís house.
Almost Home, by Joan Bauer. Grades 5-8. Sugar Mae Cole does her best to stay optimistic, but even her positive outlook on life is strained when she and her mother end up in Chicago without a place to stay or a job. Then Sugar ends up in foster care, and with the help of her foster parents and a teacher from her old school, her life begins to change.
Beep and Bah, by James Burks. Grades kindergarten-1. Beep is a robot who wants an adventure and Bah is a goat who just wants to stay out of trouble. Together they go on a quest to find the missing sock.
Wildfire Run, by Dee Garretson. Grades 5-7. When an earthquake triggers a major wildfire, suddenly Camp David is not safe for the President's son and his friends. Will they be able to escape?
One Cool Friend, by Toni Buzzeo. Grades kindergarten-2. Elliot's father doesnít realize that his son is asking to have a real penguin for a pet, instead of just a new stuffed friend.
Inside Out & Back Again, by Thanhha Lai. Grades 4-7. It is 1975 and her father has been missing for almost a year. Ha, her mother and brothers decide it is time to leave Vietnam and start their lives over in the United States. Told through a series of poems, Ha responds to her new life with humor and hope.
The Great Sheep Shenanigans, by Peter Bently and Mei Matsuoka. Grades kindergarten-2. A wolf is determined to sneak up on a flock of sheep but gets much more than he bargained for.
Larf, by Ashley Spires. Grades kindergarten-2. Larf is a hairy, seven-foot-tall vegetarian sasquatch whom no one believes exists and he likes it that way. He is happy with just his bunny for company, until he makes an unexpected discovery.
Cosmic, by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Grades 4-6. Although Liam is only 12, he looks like he is about 30. He decides to use this to his advantage when he is able to talk himself onto the first spaceship to take civilians into outer spaceóa trip for a group of kids and one ďadultĒ chaperone.
One World Kids Cookbook, by Sean Mendez. Grades 3-7. This cookbook has easy to follow directions with step-by-step color photos to make easy, healthy and affordable meals from around the world.
Titanic: Disaster at Sea, by Philip Wilkinson. Grades 4-8. Presented in a scrapbook style using photos and pictures of artifacts, the author makes the voyage and sinking of the Titanic come alive. Included is a large fold-out poster of the shipís design.
Cookiebot!, by Katie Van Camp and Lincoln Agnew. Grades Kindergarten-1. Harry decides that a CookieBot is just what he needs to help him get the cookies off the tall counter.
Thomas and the Dragon Queen, by Shutta Crum. Grades 3-5. Although Thomas is the shortest of all the squires in the kingdom, he proves that height does not matter when sent out on a quest by the king.