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Lost in NYC by Nadia Spiegelman & Sergio Sanchez

When Pablo gets lost on his first field trip to New York City, he fortunately has the help of a classmate and the subway to guide him to safety. Includes maps, archival photos and fascinating facts

Pink Is for Blobfish by Jess Keating

The color pink is much more than the color of princesses and bubblegum. Explore the wonderfully weird world of the animal kingdom.

The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy

Can one tenacious little rooster use his voice to overcome a cranky mayor and bring music and joy back to his town?

Super Turbo Saves the Day by Lee Kirby

Turbo is a hamster who lives in his own special corner of Ms. Beasley’s second grade class. He takes his job as class pet VERY seriously, and if he even suspects trouble he turns into SUPER TURBO!

When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano

Beginning with snow-covered trees budding in spring, through the long days of summer and juicy ripe tomatoes, this poetry book takes you through the months of the year.

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton

Did you know that scientist Lonnie Johnson invented the Super Soaker water gun by accident? Learn about his wild ride from idea to world-famous toy.

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

When Roz the robot lands on a remote island she is forced to see if technology and nature can co-exist.

Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood

An orchestra built from a landfill of hopes and dreams? An ingenious idea that comes to life and creates musical adventures.

Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis

Alan is the scariest thing in the jungle until the day the other jungle animals discover his not-so-scary secret.

The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

Remember the big bad wolf from Little Red Riding Hood? Well, turns out he does not want to be bad anymore. He forms the Good Guys Club with some fellow baddies, but how good can they actually be?

Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe by Tricia Springstubb

Cody knows the world is filled with mysteries. With her best friend Spencer now living in the neighborhood, she has help in solving the mystery of Mr. Meen, her neighbor, who has neverbeen seen.

Echo Echo : Reverso Poems About Greek Myths by Marilyn Singer

See a series of Greek myths through new eyes as you read poems that tell the same story from two points of view with the second half of the poem being the first half in reverse!

The Hidden Life of a Toad by Doug Wechsler

Follow the life of a toad from eggs to adulthood through this series of close-up, day-by-day photographs. Discover fascinating facts you never knew!

I Dissent by Debbie Levy

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has proven that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable. In fact, disagreeing can help you change the world.

Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina

When Juana starts learning English in school, she discovers fun facts about learning a foreign language as well as surprising new details about some of her family members.




Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova

From the first day of middle school, Penelope wants to fit in so badly that she shuns Jaime, the school nerd. Things get awkward when Penelope’s art club and Jaime’s science club have to compete for school support.

The Best Man by Richard Peck

Archer McGill has a pretty awesome family.His architect grandfather designed his school,his dad restores classic cars, and his uncle Paul has a sweet job with connections to the Chicago Cubs. These three men help Archie navigate through some embarrassing and challenging experiences, but which one is the best?

The Blood Guard by Carter Roy

Ronan just thought his mom was overscheduling him, signing him up for every possible activity. Then his dad disappears and Ronan and his mom are being chased by people who want to capture them. Hopefully he has learned enough skills to survive!

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

Marshall and Tamaya take a shortcut through the woods and encounter a mysterious, bubbling puddle, which could put them in more danger than the bully they were trying to avoid.

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

Lily would do anything to raise money for surgery for her old, blind dog, including entering a beauty contest. But when a beautiful, migrant worker wants to enter too, the girls learn about prejudice in their small town..

The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson

It’s every kid’s dream to meet a famous baseball player, let alone live next door to one. This dream comes true for eight-year-old Steven Satlow, when none other than Jackie Robinson moves into his neighborhood. Jackie breaks the color barrier on the field, as well as in Steven’s neighborhood.

Loot: How to Steal a Fortune by Jude Watson

One night the infamous cat burglar Alfie McQuinn falls from a rooftop to the pavement below, and with his last breath he utters the words: “find jewels” to his young son March. March sets out to solve the mystery and finds out that the “jewels” are not the glittery gems he thought.

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson

Have you ever had a teacher who moved you to make sacrifices you wouldn’t normally make? Meet Ms. Bixby - an amazing teacher who has this kind of impact on her students. A trio of boys embark on a quest to make sure that their teacher knows how special she is.

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin

On September 9, 2001, four kids from different parts of the country cross paths for an instant. They have no idea that two days later their lives will change forever.

Seven Dead Pirates by Linda Bailey

When Lewis' family moves into his great- grandfather's seaside mansion, he realizes he has a problem, or actually seven problems. Seven dead pirates are living in his bedroom! Can Lewis conquer his fears to help get this rowdy but funny crew back where they belong?