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Come, Read With Me

by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Christine Wei
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: books & libraries, nursery rhymes, imagination & play, adaptations, bedtime & dreams

Join two young children as they begin an adventure through a world of books in this story-within-a-bedtime-story. This metered read-aloud pays homage to classic children's literature: readers of all ages will love searching for characters they recognize from fairy tales and beloved picture books amongst the pages. Spiders weave words and mythical d …

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Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk

by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: books & libraries, other, non-religious, chapter books

Reading is UNdead — and everyone has zombies on the brain — as Stink's school and a local bookstore cook up a frightfully fun Main Street event.

Guts! Brains! Eyeballs! There’s only one week before the new book in the Nightmare on Zombie Street series comes out. Of corpse Stink will be first in line at the Blue Frog Bookstore to buy his copy a …

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The Librarian's Stories

by Lucy Falcone, illustrated by Anna Wilson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: military & wars, europe, books & libraries

A town is left in ruins after the bombs fall.
The beloved library is turned to ash.
Home will never feel the same.

But then one day, the Librarian appears in the square. Seated on a bench in front of the library ruins, she opens a book and begins to read aloud. The village children stop to listen. "Foolish woman," Papa says. "Too dangerous," Mama a …

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The Library Bus

by Bahram Rahman, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: books & libraries, middle east, diversity & multicultural

 

Author Bahram Rahman grew up in Afghanistan during years of civil war and the restrictive Taliban regime. He wrote The Library Bus to tell new generations about the struggles of women who, like his own sister, were forbidden to learn.

It is still dark in Kabul, Afghanistan when the library bus rumbles out of the city. There are no bus seats—inste …

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Lady with the Books, The

A Story Inspired by the Remarkable Work of Jella Lepman

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Marie Lafrance
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: books & libraries, girls & women, europe

Inspired by true events, a fictionalized retelling of how one woman brought a world of books to children in Germany after World War II, and changed their lives forever.

Anneliese and Peter will never be the same after the war that took their father's life. One day, while wandering the ruined streets of Munich, the children follow a line of people en …

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Judy Moody, Book Quiz Whiz

by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: humorous stories, chapter books, books & libraries

Books, books, books! Judy’s got books on the brain as she prepares for a totally RARE trivia competition. Has reading always been this exciting?

Judy Moody is in it to win it. Win the Book Quiz Blowout, that is. Judy and her brother, Stink, are two-fifths of the Virginia Dare Bookworms, and they’ve been reading up a storm to prepare for Saturday …

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Read Me a Story, Stella

illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, books & libraries, imagination & play

In the first new Stella book in four years — in a series that has sold two million copies in ten languages — Stella introduces little brother Sam to the pleasures of reading. Sam is as busy and worried as ever, and Stella almost always has her nose in a book these days, but she finds time to help him out, while sharing her new pastime with cont …

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Any Questions?

illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: books & libraries, art & architecture, imagination & play

Where does the story start? Marie-Louise Gay explains the creative process with typical fun and whimsy.

Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise Gay’s new picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers in a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children, who …

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Clarence's Big Secret

by Roy MacGregor & Christine MacGregor Cation, illustrated by Mathilde Cinq-Mars
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: books & libraries, new experience, self-esteem & self-reliance, school & education

Clarence Brazier kept a big secret for nearly one hundred years: he didn’t know how to read. This picture book tells the true story of his journey to learn—and then love—to read.
As a young boy, Clarence cut class and took over the farm work when his father was blinded in an accident. Clarence worked as a logger, maintained his own successf …

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