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Selections by Children's Librarians Eileen Corbett & Sarah Rodriguez.

Updated November 7, 2018.

Picture Books

The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse

MAC BARNETT · Candlewick
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

This is a story about a duck and mouse who get swallowed by a wolf, and then decide to live in his belly.

Early one morning a mouse met a wolf
and was quickly gobbled up.

When a woeful mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he quickly learns he is not alone: a duck...
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Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses

Shira Boss · Sterling Children's Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

"Bob lived in the big city. The city was very crowded." A true story about Bob Redman, a New York City boy who built a series of intricate treehouses hidden in Central Park. This charming picture book tells the true story of Bob Redman, a child growing up in New York City. Tired...
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Cece Loves Science

Kimberly Derting · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Cece, a budding and inquisitive scientist, and her equally curious best friend, Isaac, conduct experiments to see whether Cece's dog, Einstein, will eat his vegetables.
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Ocean Meets Sky

Terry Fan · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

From the creators of the gorgeous bestseller The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about ... the spot where the ocean meets the sky.

It's a good day for sailing.

Finn lives...
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Mapping Sam

Joyce Hesselberth · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

An adventurous cat named Sam explores her neighborhood at night in this gorgeously illustrated book. Informational, beautiful, and deeply moving, Mapping Sam is both a book about how maps work and an engaging, character-driven story.

For fans of Brandon Wenzel's They All Saw a Cat and Sara...

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A Different Pond

Bao Phi · Capstone Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Acclaimed poet Bao Phi delivers a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son -- and between cultures, old and new. A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event -- a long-ago fishing trip. As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's...
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Biographies

Holes in the Sky

Patricia Polacco · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Miss Eula is back! In this heartwarming companion to Chicken Sunday, young Trisha is devastated when her grandmother passes away, but finds joy in bonds with a new friend, her new California neighborhood--and the invincible Miss Eula.There will never be anyone like her grandmother, Patricia...
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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Debbie Levy · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - in the first picture book about her life - as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable!

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing...
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Girl Running

Annette Bay Pimentel · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

The inspiring story of the first female to run the Boston Marathon comes to life in stunningly vivid collage illustrations.

Because Bobbi Gibb is a girl, she's not allowed to run on her school's track team. But after school, no one can stop her--and she's free to run endless miles...
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Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire

JACQUELINE TOURVILLE · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, and Brigette Barrager team up to tell the joyful and unique story of the trailblazing Disney artist Mary Blair.

Mary Blair lived her life in color: vivid, wild color.

From her imaginative childhood to her career as an illustrator, designer,...
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Chapter Books

(Early & Young Readers)

Young Cam Jansen and the Goldfish Mystery.

David A Adler

n/a
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Dino-Mike and the Museum Mayhem

Franco Aureliani · Stone Arch Books
Format: Print book

Dino-Mike is at the Museum of Natural History in this chapter book adventure! Young Michael Evens and his dino-huntin dad are unveiling their latest find dinosaur eggs! The T. rex eggs are on display for millions to see, but only Mike notices that these eggs are ready to . . . HATCH! Soon,...
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Humphrey's Creepy-Crawly Camping Adventure

Betty G. Birney · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Everyone's favorite classroom pet is now starring in chapter books!Humphrey has had lots of adventures as the classroom pet of Room 26, but never one like this. He is going on a campout in the backyard with Heidi and her friends! There's stargazing, roasting marshmallows, searching...
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Rocky and Daisy Wash the Van

Melinda Melton Crow · Stone Arch Books
Pages: 31
Format: Library Binding

After Rocky and Daisy make the van muddy, Owen and the dogs wash it clean. From vacuuming to rinsing with the hose, the hard work can be lots of fun, too!
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Dory Fantasmagory: Head in the Clouds

Abby Hanlon · Dial Books
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

A loose tooth leads to hilarious hijinks with the tooth fairy in book four of the wonderfully imaginative Dory Fantasmagory series

Dory has her first loose tooth, and, with her usual over-the-top excitement, she cannot stop talking about the tooth fairy. Naturally, this drives her brother...
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Book 3: Yum-Yum the Very Spoiled Fish

CLAUDIA HARRINGTON · MAGIC WAGON
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Yolanda, the biggest know-it-all ever, leaves her beloved fish Yum-Yum under Hank's care. But why didn't Yolanda tell Hank Yum-Yum was ancient? And will she discover Hank's big secret when she picks up her fish? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards....
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The Secret Recipe

Jacqueline Jules · Picture Window Books
Pages: 27
Format: Print book

Sofia helps her abuela make arroz con leche for the church dinner, but things don t go as planned. Find out if Sofia is able to fix the recipe so her grandma isn t embarrassed in this early chapter book."
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Counting Sheep: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet

Jacqueline Kelly · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

Callie Vee and Travis help animals big and small in this illustrated chapter book series for younger readers.

In this second book in the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series, Callie takes a hands-on approach to animal doctoring. When Callie and Granddaddy go exploring by the river,...

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