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Picture Books New(ish)

Agee, Jon  :  Terrific

                       Nothing

 

Ahlberg, Allan & Ingman, Bruce:  The Pencil

 

Armstrong, Jennifer:  Magnus at the Fire

 

Barton, Chris and Lichtenheld, Tom: Shark vs. Train

 

Borden, Louise:  The Greatest Skating Race

 

Bridges, Shirin Yim:  Ruby’s Wish

 

Bruel, Nick:  Bad Kitty

                        Who is Melvin Bubble?


Cabatingan, Erin:  A is for Musk Ox


Cronin, Doreen:  Diary of a Fly

                                Diary of a Worm

 

Diakite, Penda:  I Lost My Tooth in Africa

 

Donaldson, Julia:  The Snail and the Whale

 

Feiffer, Jules:  Meanwhile . . .

 

Fleischman, Paul:  Weslandia

 

Fleming, Candace:  Sunny Boy!:  The Life and Times of a Tortoise


Fleming, Candace:  Clever Jack Takes the Cake

 

Gerstein, Mordicai:  The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

 

Gerstein, Mordicai:  The Mountains of Tibet

 

Gravett, Emily:  Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears

 

Grey, Mini:  Traction Man is Here!

 

Grimes, Nikki:  Danitra Brown, Class Clown

 

Hopkinson, Deborah:  Apples to Oregon

 

Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody:  The Top Job

 

Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie:  Nora’s Ark

 

Kloske, Geoffrey:  Once Upon a Time, the End

 

Laden, Nina:  Romeow and Drooliet

 

Lasky, Kathryn:  Marven of the Great North Woods

 

Lindbergh, Reeve:  Our Nest

 

Mahy, Margaret:  The Great White Man-Eating Shark

 

McCully, Emily Arnold:  Mirette on the High Wire

 

McKissack, Patricia C.:  Precious and the Boo Hag

 

Ogburn, Jacqueline:  The Bake Shop Ghost

 

Palatini, Margie:  The Web Files


Palatini, Margie:  Sweet Tooth

 

Priceman, Marjorie:  How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

 

Rathmann, Peggy:  Officer Buckle and Gloria


Reynolds, Aaron:  Creepy Carrots!

 

Rylant, Cynthia:  The Old Woman Who Named Things

 

Say, Allen:  Kamishibai Man

 

Say, Allen:  Grandfather’s Journey

 

Shulevitz, Uri:  How I Learned Geography

 

Smith, Lane:  The Happy Hocky Family

 

Smith, Lane:  John, Paul, George & Ben

 

Snicket, Lemony & Kalman, Maira:  13 Words

 

Stanley, Diane:  Saving Sweetness

 

Stein, David Ezra:  Interrupting Chicken

 

Thomas, Jan:  Rhyming Dust Bunnies

 

Valckx, Catharina:  Lizette’s Green Sock

 

Wells, Rosemary:  Hazel’s Amazing Mother

 

Wiesner, David:  Flotsam

 

Willems, Mo:  Knuffle Bunny

 

Willems, Mo:  Knuffle Bunny Too

 

Woodruff, Elvira:  The Memory Coat

 

Woodson, Jacqueline:  Show Way

   

Picture Book Classics

Allard, Harry:  Miss Nelson is Missing!

                         Miss Nelson is Back

 

Ardizzone, Edward:   Tim All Alone

 

Barrett, Judi:  Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

 

Bemelmans, Ludwig:  Madeline

 

Brown, Margaret Wise:  Goodnight Moon

 

Burningham, John:  Mr. Gumpy’s Motor Car

 

Burton, Virginia Lee:  Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

 

Carle, Eric: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 

Cohen, Miriam:  When Will I Read?

 

Charlip, Remy:  Fortunately

 

dePaola, Tomie:  Strega Nona

 

Freeman, Don:  Fly High Fly Low

 

George, Jean Craighead:  Nutik, the Wolf Pup

 

Henkes, Kevin:  Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

 

Hoban, Russell:  Bedtime for Frances

 

Hoban, Russell:  Bread and Jam for Frances

 

Jeschke, Susan:  Perfect the Pig

 

Johnson, Crockett:  Harold and the Purple Crayon

 

Keats, Ezra Jack:  The Snowy Day

 

Kimmel, Eric:  Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

 

Leaf, Munro:  The Story of Ferdinand

 

Lionni, Leo:  Frederick

 

Lionni, Leo:  Swimmy

 

McCloskey, Robert:  Blueberries for Sal

 

McLerran, Alice:  Roxaboxen

 

Meddaugh, Susan:  Martha Speaks

 

Sendak, Maurice:  Where the Wild Things Are

 

Seuss, Dr.:  Horton Hatches the Egg

 

Slobodkina, Esphyr:  Caps for Sale

 

Steig, William:  Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

 

Steig, William:  Doctor De Soto

 

Swift, Hildegarde H.:  The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge

 

Titus, Eve:  Anatole

 

Turkle, Brinton:  Do Not Open

 

Turkle, Brinton:  Obadiah the Bold

 

Van Allsburg, Chris:  The Widow’s Broom

 

Van Allsburg, Chris:  The Wreck of the Zephyr

 

Ward, Lynd:  The Biggest Bear

 

Williams, Jay:  Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like

 

Yashima, Taro:  Crow Boy

 

Leveled Readers

Cole, Joanna:  Bony-Legs

 

Gerstein, Mordicai:  Arnold of the Ducks

 

Hoff, Syd:  Sammy the Seal

 

Palmer, Helen:  A Fish Out of Water

 

Parish, Peggy:  No More Monsters for Me!

 

Seuss, Dr. :  The Cat in the Hat

 

Seuss, Dr. :  Green Eggs and Ham

 

Leveled Readers Series Books

Adler, David:  Cam Jansen

 

Arnold, Tedd:  Fly Guy

 

Baker, Keith:  Mr. and Mrs. Green

 

Chaconas, Dori:  Cork & Fuzz

 

Hall, Katy and Eisenberg, Lisa:  Riddles

 

Howe, James:  Pinky and Rex

 

Lobel, Arnold:  Frog and Toad

 

Marshall, Edward:  Fox and His Friends

 

Osborne, Mary Pope:  Magic Tree House

 

Parish, Peggy:  Amelia Bedelia

 

Roy, Ron:  A to Z Mysteries

 

Rylant, Cynthia:  Mr. Putter & Tabby

 

Rylant, Cynthia:  Henry and Mudge

 

Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman:  Nate the Great

 

Thomas, Shelley Moore:  Good Knight

 

Van Leeuwen, Jean:  Amanda Pig

 

West, Tracey:  Pixie Tricks

 

Willems, Mo:  Elephant & Piggie

 

Chapter Books New

 

Angleberger, Tom:  The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

 

Buyea, Rob:  Because of Mr. Terrupt

 

Draper, Sharon M.:  Out of My Mind

 

Preus, Margi:  Heart of a Samurai

 

Chapter Books New(ish)


Appelt, Kathi:  The Underneath


Appelt, Kathi:  Keeper


Applegate, Katherine:  The One & Only Ivan 


Avi:  Hard Gold

 

Balliett, Blue:  Chasing Vermeer

 

Broach, Elise:  Masterpiece

 

Broach, Elise:  Shakespeare’s Secret


Buyea, Rob:  Because of Mr. Terupt


Clements, Andrew:  Frindle

 

Creech, Sharon:  Ruby Holler

 

Curtis, Christopher Paul:  Bud, Not Buddy

 

DiCamillo, Kate:  The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

 

DiCamillo, Kate:  Tale of Despereaux

 

Donaldson, Julia:  The Giants and the Joneses


Draper, Sharon:  Out of My Mind

 

Fleischman, Sid:  The Whipping Boy

 

Gaiman, Neil:  The Graveyard Book

 

Gutman, Dan:  The Homework Machine

 

Hurwitz, Johanna:  PeeWee & Plush

 

Jenkins, Emily:  Toys Go Out

 

Jones, Diana Wynne:  Witch Week

 

Levine, Gail Carson:  Dave at Night

 

Lin, Grace: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

 

Lombard, Jenny: Drita, My Homegirl

 

Look, Lenore:  Alvin Ho

 

O’Connor, Barbara:  How to Steal a Dog

 

Rex, Adam:  The True Meaning of Smekday


Ryan, Pam Munoz:  The Dreamer

 

Seidler, Tor:  Gully’s Travels

 

Selznick, Brian:  The Invention of Hugo Cabret


Selznick, Brian:  Wonderstruck


Stead, Rebecca:  Liar & Spy

 

Weeks, Sarah:  Oggie Cooder


Wiles, Deborah:  Countdown


Wiles, Deborah:  Each Little Bird That Sings

 

Chapter Book Series New(ish)

Barrows, Annie:  Ivy + Bean

 

Benton, Jim:  Franny K. Stein

 

Birney, Betty G.:  According to Humphrey

 

Byng, Georgia:  Molly Moon

 

DiCamillo, Kate:  Mercy Watson

 

DiTerlizzi & Black:  The Spiderwick Chronicles

 

DuPrau, Jeanne:  The City of Ember

 

Funke, Cornelia:  Inkheart

 

Gantos, Jack:  Joey Pigza


Haddix, Margaret Peterson: The Missing


Herge:  The Adventures of Tintin

 

Holm, Jennifer L. & Holm, Matthew:  Babymouse

 

Kinney, Jeff:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid

 

Lasky, Kathryn:  Guardians of Ga’Hoole

 

Martin, Ann M. & Godwin, Laura:  The Doll People

 

McDonald, Megan:  Judy Moody

 

McDonald, Megan:  Stink

 

Pennypacker, Sara:  Clementine

 

Richler, Mordecai:  Jacob Two-Two

 

Riordan, Rick:  Percy Jackson & the Olympians

 

Rodda, Emily:  Deltora Quest

 

Rowling, J. K.:  Harry Potter

 

Sage, Angie:  Septimus Heap

 

Scieszka, Jon:  The Time Warp Trio

 

Smith, Jeff:  Bone

 

Stilton, Geronimo:  Geronimo Stilton

 

Various Authors:  The 39 Clues

 

 


 

Chapter Book Classics


Barrie, J.M.:  Peter Pan

 

Burnett, Frances Hodgson:  The Secret Garden

 

Carroll, Lewis:  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

 

Caudill, Rebecca:  Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charley?

 

Dahl, Roald:  James and the Giant Peach

 

Henry, Marguerite:  Misty of Chincoteague

 

Holling, Holling Clancy:  Paddle-to-the-Sea

 

Field, Rachel:  Hitty:  Her First Hundred Years

 

Fisher, Dorothy Canfield:  Understood Betsy

 

Fitzhugh, Louise:  Harriet the Spy

 

Grahame, Kenneth:  The Wind in the Willows

 

Kipling, Rudyard:  Just So Stories

 

Konigsburg, E.L.:  From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

 

Lawson, Robert:  Ben and Me

 

L’Engle, Madeleine:  A Wrinkle in Time

 

McCloskey, Robert:  Homer Price

 

Milne, A.A.:  Winnie-the-Pooh

 

Selden, George:  The Cricket in Times Square

 

Stevenson, Robert Louis:  Treasure Island

 

Twain, Mark:  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

 

White, E.B.:  Charlotte’s Web

 

Chapter Book Series (Classics)

Banks, Lynne Reid:  The Indian in the Cupboard

 

Baum, L. Frank: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

 

Cleary, Beverly: Romona

 

Cooper, Susan: The Dark is Rising Sequence

 

Dixon, Franklin W.:  The Hardy Boys

 

Eager, Edward:  Tales of Magic

 

Gannett, Ruth Stiles:  My Father’s Dragon

 

Keene, Carolyn:  Nancy Drew Mystery Stories

 

Lewis, C.S.:  The Chronicles of Narnia

 

Lindgren, Astrid:  Pippi Longstocking

 

Lovelace, Maud Hart:  Betsy-Tacy

 

Montgomery, L.M.:  Anne of Green Gables

 

Norton, Mary:  The Borrowers

 

Taylor, Sydney:  All-of-a-Kind Family

 

Warner, Gertrude Chandler:  The Boxcar Children

 

Wilder, Laura Ingalls:  Little House Books

 

Folk and Fairy Tales

The Arabian Nights

 

Babbitt, Natalie:  Ouch!

 

Craig, M. Jean:  The Donkey Prince

 

Deedy, Carmen Agra:  Martina the Beautiful Cockroach

 

Demi:  One Grain of Rice

 

Forest, Heather:  The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies

 

Gerstein, Mordicai:  Jonah and the Two Great Fish

 

Gerstein, Mordicai:  Tales of Pan

 

Hodges, Margaret: The Boy Who Drew Cats

 

Hodges, Margaret:  Saint George and the Dragon

 

Homer retold by Lupton, Hugh:  The Adventures of Odysseus

 

Homer retold by Osborne, Mary Pope:  Tales from the Odyssey

 

Huck, Charlotte:  Princess Furball

 

Kimmel, Eric A.: The Jar of Fools

 

Kimmel, Eric A.:  Three Samurai Cats

 

Lurie, Alison:  Clever  Gretchen and Other Forgotten Folktales

 

Martin, Rafe:  The Rough-Face Girl

 

San Souci, Robert D.:  The Talking Eggs

 

Talbott, Hudson:  O’Sullivan Stew

 

Willey, Margaret:  Clever Beatrice

 

Yolen, Jane:  Greyling

 

Young, Ed:  Seven Blind Mice

 

Poetry

Clements, Andrew: Dogku

 

Florian, Douglas:  Bing Bang Boing

 

Issa, Kobayashi: Today and Today: Haiku

 

Janeczko, Paul B.:  A Kick in the Head

 

Katz, Susan:  Oh, Theodore!  Guinea Pig Poems

 

Kuskin, Karla:  Moon, Have You Met My Mother?

 

Milne, A. A.:  The World of Christopher Robin

 

Reibstein, Mark: Wabi Sabi

 

Rex, Adam:  Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich

 

Ruddell, Deborah: A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk: A Forest of Poems

 

Sidman, Joyce:  Song of the Water Boatman & Other Pond Poems

 

Sierra, Judy:  Monster Goose

 

Singer, Marilyn:  Mirror Mirror:  A Book of Reversible Verse

 

Non-Fiction

Agee, Jon:  Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp?  and Other Oxymorons

 

Beeler, Selby:  Throw Your Tooth on the Roof

 

Bishop, Nic:  Frogs

 

Bolden, Tonya:  Maritcha:  A Nineteenth Century American Girl 

 

Borden, Louise:  The Journey That Saved Curious George

 

Brenner, Barbara:  The Boy Who Loved to Draw:  Benjamin West

 

Brown, Laurie Krasny:  How to Be a Friend

 

Burton, Virginia Lee:  Life Story

 

Cole, Joanna:  Magic School Bus (Series)

 

Cook, Sally and Charlton, James:  Hey Batta Batta Swing! : The Wild Old Days of Baseball

 

Curlee, Lynn:  Capital

 

D’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin:  Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths

 

Demi:  Gandhi

 

Fleming, Candace:  The Lincolns

 

Fleming, Thomas:  Everybody’s Revolution

 

Floca, Brian: Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo II

 

Fradin, Dennis Brindell:  Duel!  Burr and Hamilton’s Deadly War of Words

 

Fritz, Jean:  George Washington’s Breakfast

 

Gates, Phil:  The History News:  Medicine

 

Gibbons, Gail:  Coral Reefs

 

Giff, Patricia Reilly:  Don’t Tell the Girls:  A Family Memoir

 

Gourley, Catherine:  Welcome to Felicity’s World, 1774

 

Griffin, Judith Berry:  Phoebe The Spy

 

Hatkoff, Isabella,  Hatkoff, Craig and Kahumbu, Dr. Paula:  Owen & Mzee

 

Helfer, Ralph:  The World’s Greatest Elephant

 

Hofmeyr, Dianne and Daly, Jude:  the Star-Bearer

 

Hopkinson, Deborah and Ransome, James E.:  Sky Boys:  How They Built the Empire State Building

 

Hutchins, Hazel:  A Second is a Hiccup

 

Jones, Charlotte Foltz:  Mistakes That Worked

 

Kerley, Barbara:  The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins

 

Kindersley, Barnabas & Anabel:  Children Just Like Me

 

King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr.:  I Have a Dream

 

Kurlansky, Mark:  The Story of Salt

 

Leedy, Loreen:  Measuring Penny

 

Luenn, Nancy:  Celebrations of Light

 

Lunde, Darrin:  Hello, Bumblebee Bat

 

McNulty, Faith:  How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World

 

Millard, Dr. Anne:  A Street Through Time:  A 12,000-Year Walk Through History

 

Montgomery, Sy:  The Tarantula Scientist

 

Morrison, Taylor:  The Buffalo Nickel

 

Nagda, Ann Whitehead:  Panda Math

 

Nagda, Ann Whitehead and Bickel, Cindy:  Tiger Math

 

Nelson, Kadir:  We Are the Ship:  The Story of Negro League Baseball

 

Neuschwander, Cindy:  Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

 

O’Connor, Jane:  If the Walls Could Talk:  Family Life at the White House 

 

Rappaport, Doreen:  Abe’s Honest Words

 

Rubin, Susan Goldman:  Delicious:  The Life & Art of Wayne Thiebaud

 

Rylant, Cynthia:  The Journey:  Stories of Migration

 

St. George, Judith: So You Want to Be President?

 

Sayre, April Pulley:  Vulture View

 

Schwartz, David M. and Schy, Yael:  Where in the Wild?

 

Scott, Elaine:  When Is a Planet Not a Planet?

 

Sis, Peter:  Starry Messenger

 

Sis, Peter:  The Wall

 

Stiles, David:  The Tree House Book

 

Talbott, Hudson:  River of Dreams

 

Talbott, Hudson:  United Tweets of America

 

Thimmesh, Catherine:  Team Moon

 

Various Authors:  Eyewitness Books Series

 

Winters, Kay:  Colonial Voices Hear Them Speak

 

Yolen, Jane and Stemple, Heidi Elisabet Yolen:  Roanoke:  The Lost Colon