Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr.; illus. by
Lois Ehlert. Ages 2-6.
Martin’s rhyming text and Ehlert’s
bright artwork make counting and metamorphosis pure fun.
Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed
by Eileen Christelow. Ages 3-7.
The pleas for one more story tonight are
familiar for many young
readers. When Mama
refuses, five little
monkeys take matters
into their own hands.
You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown. Ages 3-8.
Lucy has her heart set on making
a new friend, but her sometimes rambunctious attempts fail with hilarity.
Happy Pig Day! (Elephant & Piggie Book) by Mo Willems. Ages 5-8.
When it is “Happy Pig Day,” Gerald feels intimidated by all of Piggie’s new friends.
Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel. Ages 7-10.
Bad Kitty must face a drooling, stinking mess that must surely be another dog. Will Bad Kitty be able to adjust?
Fish You Were Here by Colleen A.F. Venable; illus. by Stephanie Yue. Ages 7-10.
Mr. Venezi’s new assistant seems wonderful, but Sasspants is not so sure. When Mr. Venezi goes missing, Guinea P.I. Sasspants and side-kick Hamisher are on the case.
Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig; illus. by Marc Tolon Brown. Ages 3-6.
With wonderful textured paper illustrations, lively and silly farmyard animals will have readers rocking to the beat!
The Sniffles for Bear by Bonny Becker; illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton. Ages 3-7.
Bear’s usual surly demeanor is even worse when he is sick, but dedicated and optimistic Mouse is not deterred
by his friend’s unfriendly behavior.
If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff; illus. by Felicia Bond. Ages 3-7.
With some furry friends, a walk and a
little attention just isn’t enough, they are always wanting more.
Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly; illus. by Stephen Michael King.
Prudence’s parents refuse to let
her have a pet, so she resorts to
pretending sticks, twigs, and other inanimate objects are pets.
Silverlicious by Victoria Kann. Ages 4-8.
After stealing her brother’s cookie, Pinkalicious loses her sweet tooth, so she asks the Tooth Fairy for help — with surprising results.
Fancy Nancy: Hair Dos and Hair Don’ts by Jane O’Connor; illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser. Ages 4-7.
When Fancy Nancy takes hair matters into her own hands (and scissors) the result may not be so fancy.
Clementine and the Family Meeting by Sarah Pennypacker; illus. by Marla Frazee. Ages 7-10.
Clementine faces friends’ changing interests, a
surprise announcement at the Family Meeting, and a missing science project rat.
Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis. Ages 10-13.
12-year-old Kat bucks many of society’s social norms in 1800’s England. When she discovers the uses of her mother’s mirror, magic and romance ensue.
The Midnight Tunnel: A Suzanna Snow Mystery by Angie Frazier.
In the early 1900s, 11-year-old Suzanna helps her
parents run a hotel. But her dreams of becoming a
detective are put to the test when a guest’s daughter goes missing.
Junonia by Kevin Henkes. Ages 9-12.
When you count on things to stay the same, change can be difficult. Finding beauty in that change is hard to do, but ten-year-old Alice learns how in this memorable story.
Teenie by Christopher Grant.
Ages 12 & up.
High school freshman
Teenie hopes to get into a prestigious study program so she can trade her strict parents and her home in Brooklyn for Spain.
Mystery, Magic & More
Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznik. Ages 9 & up.
Selznik again combines pictures and text to tell the story of two children living 50 years apart with one story told entirely by pictures and the other entirely by text.
The Flint Heart: A Fairy Story by Katherine & John Paterson; Illus. by John Rocco. Ages 8-12.
The Patersons masterfully craft this adaptation of Eden Phillpott’s original 1910 story of the same name. When a magical amulet with a sordid history is uncovered, two siblings, Charlie & Unity, must save the day in this rich fantasy with pixies, imps, and more.
Floors by Patrick Carman. Ages 9-12.
The Whippet Hotel has mysterious rooms and secret passages where Leo, the maintenance man’s son, must unravel a mystery.
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann. Ages 10-14.
During the “Purge,” those with creative skills are deemed “unwanted” and are supposedly executed. What will become of Alex when he is marked for execution?
City of Orphans by Avi. Ages 10-14.
Avi brings to life New York in the late 1800s, and masterfully creates a story of suspense and adventure.
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan. Ages 10 & up.
In this sequel to The Lost Hero, Riordan continues his blend of Greek and Roman lore with demigod adventures.
A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine. Ages 9-14.
12-year-old Elodie sets out to the city of Two Castles in search of an actress apprenticeship, but becomes apprentice to the local dragon instead.