Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina by Kirby Larson and
Bobbi and Bob Cat are the best of friends. When their hometown of
New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, many lost everything.
But not Bobbi and Bob Cat--they still had each other. Only by
staying together could they survive. This is the story of their
Big Mission by Rose Blue and Corinne J. Naden, illustrated by
One summer day in 1959, nine-year-old Ron McNair, who dreams of
becoming a pilot, walks into the Lake City, South Carolina, public
library and insists on checking out some books, despite the rule
that only white people can have library cards. Includes facts
about McNair, who grew up to be an astronaut.
Garden by Peter Brown
Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads
color throughout the gray city.
Night by Dorothee DeMonfreid
When he wanders into the forest at night, Felix, terrified by the
ferocious animals he sees, finds refuge in an unusual underground
The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle by Brian
Dennis, Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
The story of a wild dog who befriended Marine Major Brian Dennis in
Iraq, and, when they were separated, trekked seventy miles through
the desert winter to rejoin his friend.
Little by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley
A retelling of the classic story of Chicken Little, who has an acorn
fall on his head and runs in a panic to his friends Henny Penny,
Lucky Ducky, and loosey Goosey, to tell them the sky is falling.
Last Stand by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Enamored of history, young Imogene Tripp tries to save her town's
historical society from being demolished in order to build a
Do Nothing by Tony Fucile
Frankie and Sal have run out of things to do: "We've played every
sport ever invented" and "baked enough cookies to feed a small country." Then Sal hits upon a solution: "Let's do nothing!"
How hard could that be?
Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev
After hearing a bedtime story about penguins, Turtle dresses as a
penguin for school and soon the entire class is having a penguin
Little Gators by Helen Ketterman, illustrated by Will Terry.
In this adaptation of the traditional folktale, three little gators
each build their house in an east Texas swamp, hoping for protection
from the Big-Bottomed Boar.
Season by Eden Ross Lipson, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
A child recounts a family's annual applesauce-making ritual, from
buying apples at a farmer's market, through cooking and milling the
fruit, to eating the finished product on potato pancakes,
gingerbread, or even plain.
Need My Monster by Amanda Noll, illustrated by Howard McWilliam
When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note
saying that Gabe has gone fishing and will be back in a week.
He tries out several substitute monsters, but finds that none are as
perfect as Gabe.
King's Taster by Kenneth Oppel, illustrated by Steve Johnson and
The royal chef takes Max the dog, the royal taster, on several
international journeys to find a dish for the land's pickiest king.
You a Horse? by Andy Rash
Roy receives a saddle for his birthday, and sets out in search of a
horse to use it on.
Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
A clever take on the age-old optical illusion: Is it a duck or
a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it!
Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
When grumpy Old Man Fookwire builds feeders to try to keep birds -
the only creatures he like - from leaving for the winter, he finds
himself in a battle with clever, crafty squirrels who want a share
of the abundant food.
Kindergarten by Joanne Ryder, photographs by Katherine Feng
Photographs and text follow sixteen panda cubs at the Wolong Nature
Preserve, where they are raised and observed by scientists and
workers while they learn survival skills that will allow them to be
re-released into the wild.
Rhymes by Jon Scieszka
For generations, Trucks have been sharing these beloved tales, rowdy
rhymes, and honk-along songs. Finally these classics have been
gathered into one big, noisy, high-octane collection!
the Cat by Rob Scotton
A nervous Splat finds his first day at Cat School much better than
Name is Sangoel by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed,
illustrated by Catherine Stock
As a refugee from Sudan to the United States, Sangoel is frustrated
that no one can pronounce his name correctly until he finds a clever
way to solve the problem.