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Book Recommendations

Young Readers

  • Home (Jeannie Baker)
  • Baby Danced the Polka (Karen Beaumont, Jennifer Plecas)
  • Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein (Don Brown)
  • Guji Guji (Chih-Yuan Chen)
  • The Neighborhood Mother Goose (Nine Crews)
  • Hot Day on Abbott Avenue (Karen English, Javaka Steptoe)
  • The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book (Lisa Ernst)
  • Sidewalk Circus (Paul Fleischman, Kevin Hawkes)
  • Where Is the Green Sheep? (Mem Fox, Judy Horacek)
  • Kitten’s First Full Moon (Kevin Henkes)
  • Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains (Deborah Hopkinson)
  • Love and Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains (Barbara Knutson)
  • The Red Book (Barbara Lehman)
  • Ruby Lu, Brave and True (Lenore Look, Anne Wilsdorf)
  • Wow! City! (Robert Neubecker)
  • If Not for the Cat (Jack Prelutsky, Ted Rand)
  • Tiger on a Tree (Anushka Ravishankar)
  • Lemons Are Not Red (Laura Vaccaro Seeger)
  • Wild About Books (Judy Sierra, Marc Brown)
  • Polar Bear Night (Lauren Thompson, Stephen Savage)
  • Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (Mo Willems)
  • Teeth, Tails, and Tentacles: An Animal Counting Book (Christopher Wormell)

Middle Readers

  • My Light (Molly Bang)
  • César: ¡Sí, se puede! Yes, We Can! (Carmen Bernier-Grand, David Diaz)
  • Millions (Frank Cottrell Boyce)
  • The Crow-Girl (Bodil Bredsdorff, tr. Faith Ingwersen)
  • The Big House (Caroly Coman, Rob Shepperson)
  • Doodler Doodling (Rita Golden Gelman, Paul O. Zelinsky)
  • Technically, It’s Not My Fault: Concrete Poems (John Grandits)
  • What Is Goodbye? (Nikki Grimes, Raúl Colón)
  • The People Could Fly: The Picture Book (Virginia Hamilton, Leo & Diane Dillon)
  • The Cats in Krasinski Square (Karen Hesse, Wendy Watson)
  • Merlin and the Making of the King (Margaret Hodges, Trina Schart Hyman)
  • The Star of Kazan (Eve Ibbotson, Eva, Kevin Hawkes)
  • Mable Riley: A Reliable Record of Humdrum, Peril and Romance (Marthe Jocelyn)
  • Walt Whitman: Words for America (Barbara Kerley, Brian Selznick)
  • Sélavi, That Is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope (Youme Landowne)
  • Fish: A Novel (L.S. Matthews)
  • The Tarantula Scientist (Sy Montgomery, photo. Nic Bishop)
  • Remember: The Journey to School Integration (Toni Morrison)
  • Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen (Marissa Moss, C. F. Payne)
  • The Little Gentleman (Philippa Pearce, Tom Pohrt)
  • The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard (Gregory Rogers)
  • Sequoyah: The Man Who Gave His People Writing (James Rumford)
  • George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen from Both Sides(Rosalyn Schanzer)
  • Science Verse (Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith)
  • Ellington was not a Street (Ntozake Shange, Kadir Nelson)
  • The Train of States (Peter Sís)
  • Coming On Home Soon (Jacqueline Woodson, E. B. Lewis)

Older Readers

  • The Fire-Eaters (David Almond)
  • With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman’s Right to Vote (Ann Bausum)
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts (Gennifer Choldenko)
  • Daniel Half-Human and the Good Nazi (David Chotjewitz, tr. Doris Orgel)
  • Bucking the Sarge (Christopher Paul Curtis)
  • Boy O’Boy (Brian Doyle)
  • Remember D-Day: The Plan, the Invasion, Survivor Stories (Ronald J. Drez)
  • The Sea of Trolls (Nancy Farmer)
  • The Oracle Betrayed (Catherine Fisher)
  • The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights (Russell Freedman)
  • The Race to Save the Lord God Bird (Phillip Hoose)
  • Bird (Angela Johnson)
  • Kira-Kira (Cynthia Kadohata)
  • The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place (E. L. Konigsburg)
  • Heck, Superhero (Martine Leavitt)
  • Indigo’s Star (Hilary McKay)
  • A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968 (Diane McWhorter)
  • Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices (Walter Dean Myers)
  • Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem (Marilyn Nelson)
  • Is This Forever, Or What? Poems & Paintings from Texas (Naomi Shihab Nye)
  • Airborn (Kenneth Oppel)
  • The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts (Richard Peck)
  • A Hat Full of Sky (Terry Pratchett)
  • Becoming Naomi León (Pam Muñoz Ryan)
  • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (Gary D. Schmidt)
  • The Schwa Was Here (Neal Shusterman)
  • The Shadows of Ghadames (Joëlle Stolz)
  • So B. It: A Novel (Sarah Weeks)