Easy and Early Chapter Books Astrid the Astronaut: The Astronomically Grand Plan by Rie Neal, ill. Talitha Shipman Astrid has an Astronomically Grand Plan to be the first astronaut with hearing aids, and she couldn’t be more excited! But when she realizes her best friend isn’t on board with all her plans, can Astrid figure […]
Fiction Attack of the Black Rectangles by Amy Sarig King Does he dare disturb the universe? Mac’s used to speaking out when he sees something wrong, so when he discovers that his school copy of The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen has certain words blacked out, he and his friends set out to uncover the […]
Fairytales, Folktales, and Religious Tales Carrimebac: The Town That Walked by David Barclay Moore, ill. John Holyfield When old Rootilla Redgums and her grandson Julius Jefferson walked into Walkerton, Georgia, no one was ready for their wisdom and magic. And when the Black people in town are threatened by a hooded mob, these two will […]
Nonfiction Picture Books Before Music: Where Instruments Come From by Annette Bay Pimentel, ill. Madison Safer Music from rocks. Music from shells. Music from seed pods, cocoons, and ore. Come see a fantastic array of worldwide instruments, many of which you will have NEVER heard of before. Call Number: x784.19 Pimen.A Blue by Nana Ekua […]
Nonfiction for Older Readers American Murderer: The Parasite That Haunted the American South by Gail Jarrow What made workers in the American South so tired and feeble during the 19th and early 20th centuries? This exciting medical mystery uncovers the secrets of the parasitic hookworm. Call Number: x616.9654 Jarro.G Hardcourt: Stories from 75 Years of […]
Picture Books A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree by Daniel Bernstrom, ill. Brandon James Scott Fuzzy bear. Angry bees. Yummy honey. Silliness abounds in this delightful read aloud full of ursine hijinks.Call Number: JPicture Berns.D Berry Song by Michaela Goade Like their Tlingit ancestors before them, a grandmother and child gather gifts from […]
Poetry Book of Questions / Libro de Las Preguntas: Selections by Pablo Neruda, ill. Paloma Valdivia, translated by Sara Lissa Paulson Neruda’s last great work of poetry is reimagined for kids in this sumptuous collection. 70 questions of the original 320 are presented thematically to kids, with results ridiculous, thoughtful, and often unanswerable. Call Number: […]
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