Rhyme along to all of the wonderful things about the Fourth of July in Red, White and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw. From the parades in the morning to fireworks at night, all ages will enjoy the colorful scenes of the season.
Who lives over in the hollow? Owls, bats, mummies and werewolves help readers count from one to thirteen for spooky Halloween fun. Read and sing this story to the tune of “Over in the Meadow”. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Winner of the 2015 top teen fiction award, the Printz! A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah.
Cole and Greg love playing practical jokes through Wikipedia. They edit key articles and watch their classmates crash and burn giving oral reports on historical figures. After the star soccer player steals Cole's girlfriend, the boys take their revenge by creating a Wikipedia page for him, an entry full of outlandish information including details about his bizarre death on the soccer field. It's all in good fun, until the soccer player is killed in a freak accident, just as Cole and Greg predicted. The uneasy boys vow to leave Wikipedia alone but someone continues to edit articles about classmates dying in gruesome ways and those entries start to come true as well. To his horror, Cole soon discovers that someone has created a Wikipedia page for him, and included a date of death. He has one week to figure out who's behind the murders, or else he's set to meet a pretty grisly end.
Bruce is a grumpy old bear that lives alone and likes to eat eggs. He finds a nest in the woods and when the eggs suddenly hatch, Bruce finds himself with goslings that are convinced he is their mother. Rollicking fun for ages 3 and up.
Welcome to Bunny Island! See the bunnies hop, wiggle and jump. Full of super cute photos of real-life bunnies that live in a wildlife park on an island in the Sea of Japan. A hopping good time for ages 2 and up.
This straightforward picture book tackles the issue of bullying. Kyle, the bully in this story, keeps putting Thomas down and making him feel bad about himself. The situations described are realistic and will provide opportunities for discussion among students. Kyle is portrayed not just as a bully, but as someone who needs help with his feelings. The story ends on a hopeful note with Thomas deciding to stand up for himself and Kyle realizing that his behavior is alienating himself from the other kids. Included in the back pages is information for adults on how to start a conversation on bullying. (Gr K-2)
A biography of the young Romanian gymnast describes some of the ways her energy got her into trouble as a child, how she became involved in gymnastics, and how practice and determination led her to become an Olympic champion. An inspirational tale for all ages 5 years and up.
When a storm rumbles and the night grows dark, baby animals cuddle up to their mothers where they can sleep, safe and warm. Recommended for all those who worry about storms ages 3 and up.
A gorgeous, bewitching story of two outcast girls whose lives are twisted by an ancient prophecy. Who will be queen of the witches? Poppy Hooper and Ember Hawkweed are bound by their unlikely friendship and the boy they both love.