Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
 
Simple News Pro
  TLCPL Picks for Kids  
24 Hours in Nowhere

DUSTI BOWLING · Sterling Children's Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"Reminiscent of Louis Sachar's Holes with its quirky characters and unique desert setting, this is a middle-grade read that will easily transport readers somewhere special." - School Library Journal (Starred review) When you come from Nowhere, can you ever really make it anywhere?...
 
 
After Zero

Christina Collins · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"Powerful and poetic." -- John David Anderson, author of Posted and Ms. Bixby's Last DayElise carries a notebook full of tallies, each page marking a day spent at her new public school, each stroke of her pencil marking a word spoken. A word that can't be taken back....
 
 
Good Rosie!

KATE DICAMILLO · Candlewick
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo and cartoonist Harry Bliss introduce some delightfully doggy dogs in a warm, funny tale of a timid pup who needs a friend.Rosie is a good dog and a faithful companion to her owner, George. She likes taking walks with George and looking at the clouds together,...
 
 
The Third Mushroom

Jennifer L Holm · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"Believe in the unexpected" with this hilarious, heartwarming, and much-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Fourteenth Goldfish!Ellie's grandpa Melvin is a world-renowned scientist . . . in the body of a fourteen-year-old boy. His feet stink, and he eats...
 
 
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

Wade Hudson · Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?" in this beautiful, full-color keepsake collection,...
 
 
Am I Yours?

Alex Latimer · Peachtree Publishers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A heartwarming story of community, family, and finding your way homeA group of friendly dinosaurs helps a lost egg search for its parents after it's been blown out of its nest. But if the little egg is to be reunited with its family, first they must discover what kind of dinosaur lies...
 
 
A Big Mooncake for Little Star

Grace Lin · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin Pat, pat, pat...Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake.Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama....
 
 
Dreamers

Yuyi Morales · Neal Porter Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

In 1994, Yuyi Morales left her home in Xalapa, Mexico and came to the US with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed.She brought her strength, her work, her passion, her hopes and dreams...and her stories. Caldecott Honor artist...
 
 
Lights! Camera! Alice!: The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker

Mara Rockliff · Chronicle Books
Pages: 60
Format: Hardcover

Meet Alice Guy-Blaché. She made movies - some of the very first movies, and some of the most exciting! Blow up a pirate ship? Why not? Crawl into a tiger's cage? Of course! Leap off a bridge onto a real speeding train? It will be easy! Driven by her passion for storytelling, Alice...
 
 
Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs

Melissa Stewart · Peachtree Publishers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Puny? Poky? Clumsy? Shy? A lighthearted look at the surprising traits that help some animals survive.Written with a lively, playful voice, Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers introduces young readers to a variety of "animal underdogs" and explains how characteristics that might...
 
 
Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon

Suzanne Slade · Peachtree Publishers
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Powerful free verse and stunning illustrations tell the true story of the American effort to land the first man on the Moon.In 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced that the United States would try to land a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. During the two thousand nine hundred...
 
 
Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret

TRUDI TRUEIT · Under the Stars
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Adventure, danger, and a thrilling global mission await 12-year-old Cruz Coronado as he joins an elite school for explorers.Cruz leaves his tranquil home in Hawaii to join 23 talented kids from around the globe to train at the Explorer Academy with the world's leading scientists to become...
 
 
Hey, Wall: A Story of Art and Community

Susan Verde · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A boy takes on a community art project in order to make his neighborhood more beautiful in this empowering and inspiring picture book by Susan Verde, stunningly illustrated by award-winning artist John Parra. One creative boy. One bare, abandoned wall. One BIG idea. There is a wall in Ángel's...
 
 
First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great

Sandra Neil Wallace · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Celebrate the genius, diversity, and grit of immigrants and refugees in this boldly illustrated guide to 36 American trailblazers.The men and women in this book represent nations from Somalia to Germany, from Syria to China, from Mexico to Sweden, and more. They are people like Secretary...
 
 
The Day You Begin

Jacqueline Woodson · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's LiteratureNational Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect,...