A selection of great reads for kids of all ages!
Board Books & Picture Books
Becker uses cutout board pages with translucent colored film that changes hue and color at each page turn for a fresh look at colors. The narrator begins by stating that yellow is their favorite, and then narrows it down to sunshine yellow, which is great, but even better in a blue sky, so maybe blue is the favorite. A visual treat.
Award-winning author-artist Jerry Pinkney provides a new take on a classic tale. With themes of friendship, family and realizing the power of one’s own voice, Melody is a mermaid heroine who never gives up her agency, even as she trades her voice for legs to be with her friend, and then returns to the sea to take back her power and restore peace to her family and the merpeople.
Arlo is sooo tired, but he just can't sleep. The grass is too prickly, the ground is too hard. What's a restless, overtired lion to do? Then Owl sings a quieting song, "...Relax your whole body, slow your breathing right down, / imagine you're sinking into the soft ground." Rayner's text and illustrations are the perfect remedy for restless little lions who need some shuteye.
This puzzle book of four books within a book,contains a variety of challenges, such as creating a plate of just vegetables, or creating a plate with triangles, or with all red foods, children can create an impressive variety of combinations with this interactive board book that invites play and inspires culinary conversations and explorations.
Early Readers & Young Fiction
Bo Tinseltail loves going to Sparklegrove School with the other unicorns. Every unicorn has a magical power. Bo is a Wish Unicorn with the power to grant wishes. Bo has lots of friends, but one thing Bo wants more than anything is a best friend. When a new unicorn named Sunny Huckleberry pops into the forest, will Bo's big wish finally come true? Contains easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page.
Elliot and Uchenna become a part of a secret group of adventurers, The Unicorn Rescue Society, whose goal is to protect and defend the world's mythical creatures. Illustrated throughout, this is the perfect fit for newly independent readers looking for a story full of adventure, fun, and friendship.
Princess Lina lives in a massive palace in the clouds. Everyone in her family has the power to control the wind and weather. On a good day, she can even fly! There's just one thing Lina wants: to go to regular, non-magical school with her best friend Claudia. She promises to keep the icy family secret under wraps. What could go wrong? (EVERYTHING!)
Mo Willems, creator of the revolutionary, award-winning, best-selling Elephant & Piggie books, has another breakout beginning-reader series. Zoom Squirrel dreams of sleeping under the night stars. The Squirrel pals are excited to help! But will their encouragement be enough-or too much? Do you know more about sleeping under the stars than the Squirrels do? You will by the end of this book!
Elementary and Middle Grade Chapter Books
Jake Thomas, Emily Quesada, and Thanh Vuong are forced to clean up and sort through the items in their beloved community center before a developer demolishes the building. They discover an odd Minecraft server on one of the old computers. The game world is littered with riddles that promise incredible, impossible creations if they can just follow the clues. Unravel the mysteries of an extraordinary underwater world in this official Minecraft novel!
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents author Tehlor Kay Mejia and her thrilling fantasy adventure based on the Mexican legend of La Llorona. In Silver Springs, Arizona, her mother's stories of the monstrous La Llorona are thrilling but unbelievable to science-loving Paola until she and her best friends Dante and Emma take a walk through a cactus field near the Gila River.
At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. Khosrou's stories, stretching back years, and decades, and centuries, are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night, back to the sad, cement refugee camps of Italy, and further back still to the Jasmine-scented city of Isfahan. Like Scheherazade, Daniel weaves a tale to stake his claim to the truth.
Max and a group of friends dubbed the Midknights go on a quest to rescue the Kingdom of Byjovia from the mean King Gastley Magic in this hilarious illustrated novel from the New York Times-bestselling creator of the Big Nate series. Check out Book 2, Battle of the Bodkins, just released on Dec. 1st.
Elementary and Middle Grade Graphic Novels
This volume collects the long-out-of-print, fan-favorite comics previously published in Nickelodeon Magazine and with the Airbender DVDs, plus over seventy brand-new comics pages. That's twenty-six stories set in Airbender continuity, by a host of top-notch talent, many of whom worked on the original animated series. A must-have for any Airbender fan!
Welcome to the Cat Kid Comic Club, where Lil Petey (LP), Flippy, and Molly introduce twenty-one rambunctious and talented baby frogs to the art of comic making. Readers of all ages will be inspired to dream up their own stories and unleash their own creativity as they dive into this brand-new graphic novel series.
In this third installment of the rebel girls series, Favilli celebrates 100 women change-makers who immigrated, then contributed to the world in ways ranging from a World War II spy for England, a financial executive, and a table tennis champion. The biographies are short, yet great introductions to many unsung women.
Soontornvat has written a riveting story of engineering and technology ingenuity and survival. When a soccer team of twelve boys and their coach enter a cave for an afternoon adventure, they find their exit route blocked, as water is rising around them due to an unexpectedly early monsoon.
Telgemeier provides kids with tips and exercises for making their own comics, and demonstrates her own methods of note taking, sketching, using pencil, ink and coloring to make her popular graphic novels. This is a book that kids can use to write, draw and save photos to tell their own stories.
The Tech sisters don't date in high school because they're not allowed. Until now. In a shocking war on the status quo, their parents now insist that the youngest daughter, Orrawin (aka "Winnie"), must practice fake dating in high school. Under their watchful eyes, of course--and organized based on their favorite rom-coms. A laugh-out loud romantic comedy.
Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn't got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny. Check out the latest volumes here.
Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you've sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy? Raised in isolation, Tarisai yearns for the closeness she could have as one of the Crown Prince's Council of 11, but her mother, The Lady, has magically compelled Tarisai to kill the Crown Prince. With extraordinary world-building and breathtaking prose, Raybearer is the story of loyalty, fate, and the lengths we're willing to go for the ones we love.