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James' Reading Rescue

by Dianna Wilson-Sirkovsky, illustrated by Sara Casilda
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 1 to 7
tagged: books & libraries

An endearing story about reading to your favorite animal. For animal lovers ages 6 years and up.

James struggles with reading and misses recess to practice. To cheer himself up, he visits the cat rescue shelter and befriends Ghost, the cat in the box. But Ghost isn’t quite ready to make friends! As his reading improves, James learns that kindness …

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The Undercover Book List

by Colleen Nelson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: friendship, school & education, self-esteem & self-reliance, books & libraries

 

He's known as the class troublemaker. She's known as the bookworm. But when every note they send is anonymous, identity is suddenly what they make it.

Between her father's posting overseas and her best friend Sienna's move to the other side of the country, seventh grade is looking lonely for Jane MacDonald. But Sienna has left her with one last tr …

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Come, Read With Me

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

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 of 1996-2001. 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 s …

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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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