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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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Houndsley and Catina at the Library

by James Howe, illustrated by Gay, Marie-Louise
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: books & libraries, beginner, friendship

The charming duo returns with a love letter to the library, good friends, the joy of learning, and self-reinvention.

It’s Saturday, and Houndsley, Catina, and their friend Bert are looking forward to their weekly visit to the library. But when the trio arrives, they find that Trixie, the librarian, seems different. She doesn’t tell a joke or rec …

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Going to the Library

English Edition

by Monica Ittusardjuat, illustrated by Anton Kotelenets
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: beginner, daily activities, books & libraries

What will you find at the library?

This wordless sequence book features a girl and her mother on a trip to the library. Children can reflect on their own love of books and reading as they watch the story unfold.

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It Began With a Page

How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way

by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: girls & women, books & libraries, art & architecture

Gyo Fujikawa's iconic children's books are beloved all over the world. Now it's time for Gyo's story to be told -- a story of artistic talent that refused to be constrained by rules or expectations.

Growing up quiet and lonely at the beginning of the twentieth century, Gyo learned from her relatives the ways in which both women and Japanese people l …

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Judy Moody, Book Quiz Whiz

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

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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Where Are My Books?

illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: books & libraries, squirrels, mysteries & detective stories

A boy investigates a squirrelly situation to track down his missing stories in this charming ode to book lovers of all kinds.

Spencer loves to read. He reads a book every night. But one morning his favorite book goes missing, and in its place is a tulip. Spencer searches high and low, but he can’t find his book.

The next morning another book is mis …

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Good Night, Library

by Denise Brennan-Nelson & Marco Bucci
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), books & libraries, bedtime & dreams

Even the library has to sleep! This calming bedtime story says good night to the library and all the fun it holds--from books and story time to computers and comics. A charming ode to everyone's favorite community space and a perfect good night for budding book lovers.

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How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read

by Andrew Katz & Juliana Léveillé-Trudel, illustrated by Joseph Sherman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: books & libraries, humorous stories, bears

A tale of two book lovers and one unlikely friendship. 
Julia has many friends in the forest by her house. She climbs trees with Scotty the squirrel, plays hide-and-seek with Abigail the groundhog, and has farting contests with Frieda the skunk. Julia dreams of meeting a bear, a bear she could play with and hug. But no bear has ever shown its sno …

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Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Júlia Sardà
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: european, books & libraries, girls & women

The inspiring story of the girl behind one of the greatest novels -- and monsters -- ever, perfectly timed for the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein. For fans for picture book biographies such as I Dissent or She Persisted.

How does a story begin? Sometimes it begins with a dream, and a dreamer. Mary is one such dreamer, a little …

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The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Victoria Jamieson
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: books & libraries, insects, spiders, etc.

Eddie, a passionate reader and a shiny green bug, saves the school library in this funny, heartwarming tale that fans of Flora & Ulysses and Charlotte's Web will love.

     Eddie is a tiny green bug who loves to read and who lives behind the chalkboard in Mr. Wang's fourth-grade classroom with his parents, his 53 brothers and sisters, and his Aunt M …

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