Caldecott Winners Section (J CALDECOTT)
In the summer of 1869, trains, crews and family travel together on America’s brand new transcontinental railroad.
Mosel The Funny Little Woman
While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures. She escapes and becomes the richest woman in Japan.
Rathmann Officer Buckle and Gloria
The children at Napville Elementary School ignore Officer Buckle’s safety tips until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him for his safety speeches.
Picture Books (Pic)
Agee Lion Lessons
Some kids take karate classes; why not lion lessons?
Agee The Wall in the Middle of the Book
Is that wall really keeping us safe? Are we really better off on this side of the wall?
Barrett Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers–until the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Brett Trouble with Trolls
While climbing Mt. Baldy, Treva outwits some trolls who want to steal her dog.
Bunting One Green Apple
While on a school field trip to an orchard to make cider, a young immigrant named Farah gains self-confidence when the green apple she picks perfectly complements the other students’ red apples.
Cronin Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type (and others)
When Farmer Brown’s cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.
Daywalt The Day the Crayons Came Home
One day, Duncan is happily coloring with his crayons when a stack of postcards arrives in the mail from his former crayons, each of which has run away or been left behind, and all of which want to come home.
Ernst The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers
The Gingerbread Girl, who once escaped the fox that devoured her brother, must now try to save from a similar fate the animal crackers she received as a birthday gift.
Flesher Alfred’s Nose
Even though everybody loves him as he is, Alfred, a French bulldog, finds it hard to accept his unusual looks, especially his nose.
Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.
Henkes Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later.
Howe Horace and Morris But Mostly Dolores
Three mice friends learn that the best clubs include everyone.
Kellogg The Mysterious Tadpole
It soon becomes clear that Louis’s pet tadpole is not turning into an ordinary frog.
Leaf The Story of Ferdinand
Ferdinand the bull likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers, but one day he gets stung by a bee and his snorting and stomping convince everyone that he is the fiercest of bulls.
Lerman How to Raise Mom & Dad
A big sister tells her brother hints on how to raise Mom and Dad, including hints such as “leave the green veggies for them” and “tell them when they skip parts of a story.”
Lester Tacky the Penguin
Tacky the penguin does not fit in with his sleek and graceful companions, but his odd behavior comes in handy when hunters come with maps and traps.
Munsch The Paper Bag Princess
A feminist fairy tale in a nice new edition.
Noble Jimmy’s Boa and the Big Splash Birthday Bash
Jimmy’s birthday party at SeaLand turns out to be a big splash when everyone ends up in the big tank.
Numeroff If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and others
Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child’s day.
Palatini Piggie Pie
Gritch the witch flies to Old MacDonald’s farm for some pigs to make a piggie pie, but when she arrives she can’t find a single porker.
Palatini Gorgonzola: a very stinkysaurus
When Gorgonzola the dinosaur learns that everyone runs from him to avoid his smell, rather than out of fear, he is grateful to the little bird who shows him how to brush his teeth and wash.
Polacco My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother
After losing running, climbing, throwing, and burping competitions to her obnoxious older brother, a young girl makes a wish on a falling star.
Proimos Patricia von Pleasantsquirrel
After failing to convince her parents that she is a princess, Patricia von Pleasantsquirrel leaves her moatless house in search of a “princessdom.”
Rex School’s First Day of School
Creative and heartwarming, this book lends itself to conversations with kids about seeing something from a different point of view.
Two unseen characters argue about whether the creature they are looking at is a rabbit or a duck.
Schachner Skippyjon Jones
Skippyjon Jones, a Siamese cat with an uncanny imagination, pretends to battle el Blimpo Bumblebeeto Bandito–a giant bee–on behalf of the Mexican Chihuahuas it has been terrorizing.
Seuss The King’s Stilts
When the King’s stilts are stolen and hidden, and he can no longer enjoy his play hour, the whole kingdom is threatened with destruction until a page boy bravely saves the day.
Seuss The Lorax.
The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.
Sheth Tiger in My Soup
Great illustrations complement the imaginations of a boy whose older sister refuses to read to him when serving him his lunch.
Squires The Gingerbread Cowboy
A freshly baked gingerbread cowboy escapes from the rancher’s wife’s kitchen and eludes his pursuers in this western United States version of the “Gingerbread Boy.”
Stanton This Book is Red
In this humorous concept book, readers are asked to question their logic for naming colors.
Van Wright When an Alien Meets a Swamp Monster
A chance encounter between two kids with very different outward appearances leads to mistaken identities, wild claims to skeptical parents and a friendship based on unexpected commonalities.
Waber Ira Sleeps Over
Ira is conflicted about what to bring to his first sleepover. Should he take his sister’s advice?
Williams The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.
When a hippopotamus discovers a spot on her bottom, it seems every creature in the jungle knows what it is and how to cure it.
Illustrated Literature (JIL)
The adventures of various nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters are retold in backward sequence with each tale interrelated to the other. Includes Goldilocks, Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack and Jill, The Frog Prince, Cinderella, and The Gingerbread Man.
Alexander How the Cat Swallowed Thunder
Warned not to get into his usual mischief, Mother Holly’s cat tries to tidy up all the mess he has made while she is away.
Brumbeau The Quiltmaker’s Gift
When a generous quiltmaker finally agrees to make a quilt for a greedy king but only under certain conditions, she causes him to undergo a change of heart.
Einhorn A Very Improbable Story: A Math Adventure
Waking up one morning to find a talking cat on his head, Ethan is informed that the cat will not leave until he, Ethan, wins a game of probability.
Kalman Looking at Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything
Attractive biographies of the presidents by the renowned New Yorker illustrator Maira Kalman.
Perkins Frank and Lucky Get Schooled
Accompany the inseparable Frank and his dog Lucky as they learn about subjects including biology and math while exploring their local surroundings.
Rex Nothing Rhymes with Orange
All the fruits gather together and enjoy a rhyming party, but poor Orange feels left out because he does not rhyme with anything–until Apple invents a new word.
The animals at the zoo have some unusual requests for a little girl who goes to visit.
Fiction (J Fic)
Avi Best Shorts: Favorite Short Stories for Sharing
Featuring loyal pets, rogue waves, ghosts who use cell phones, and young people caught up in events beyond their control, these stories are written by some of the most entertaining and esteemed authors of children’s literature.
Brown Flat Stanley
After a bulletin board falls on Stanley while he is sleeping, he finds that being flat has its advantages.
Cameron The Stories Huey Tells (and others by Cameron)
It isn’t easy being Julian’s younger brother. When Huey has bad dreams, Julian says his are scarier. When Huey wants to study animal tracks, Julian says he’s too young. But Huey isn’t a baby. He’s an adventurer, a chef, a tracker, and a scout. And he’s about to show Julian—and the world—all that he can do.
DiCamillo Mercy Watson Fights Crime (and others)
Mercy the pig’s love of buttered toast leads to the capture of a small thief who would rather be a cowboy.
Hanlon Dory Fantasmagory series
Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts. Laugh out loud funny.
Lowry Gooney Bird Greene series
A humorous early realistic fiction series starring the likable Gooney Bird Greene. Chapters work well-as stand-alone stories.
Milne Eeyore Has a Birthday
Eeyore is sad because he thinks nobody remembered his birthday, until his party starts.
east act brave.
Pinkwater Larry books
Polar bear Larry eats 250 pound of ice cream. (Ice Cream Larry)
Sachar Wayside School stories — chapters
Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.
Scieszka The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Madcap revisions of familiar fairy tales.
Non-fiction ( J Non-fic)
398.2095 Two Two of Everything
A poor old Chinese farmer finds a magic brass pot that doubles or duplicates whatever is placed inside it, but his efforts to make himself wealthy lead to unexpected complications.
398.21 Sal Epossumondas
A retelling of a classic tale in which a well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother’s instructions much too literally.
398.2452 Kim Anansi and the Talking Melon
A clever spider tricks Elephant and some other animals into thinking the melon in which he is hiding can talk.
398.2452 Ste Tops and Bottoms
Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road.
510.92 (Erdos) Hei The Boy Who Loved Math
A pleasingly illustrated biography of Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdos, who had an unusual personality that may appeal to children.
811.4 (Horton) Tat The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton
This is the true story of North Carolina slave George Moses Horton who taught himself to read and became the first African American poet to be published in the south.