Posted on: May 12, 2016

Last stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street

words by Matt de la Peña; pictures by Christian Robinson

Clare's Review:
The 2016 winner of the prestigious Newbery Award, this picture book is a colorful and diverse feast for the ears, eyes, and soul.

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Seedfolks

Seedfolks

by Paul Fleischman
Clare's Review:This short and poignant middle-grade read depicts the stories of inner-city community members as they transform an abandoned parking lot into a garden. This book will reignite your faith in the good of humanity....read more...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

The story of Diva and Flea

The Story of Diva and Flea

by Mo Willems; illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
Clare's Review:Local author Mo Willems and local illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi team up for this beginner chapter book about a cat named Flea and a dog named Diva. Set in Paris, the story follows their friend......read more...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Little Bear

Little Bear

by Else Holmelund Minarik; illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Little Bear's four adventures include taking a trip to the moon and having a birthday party.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

The Secret Lives of Princesses

The Secret Lives of the Princesses

by Philippe Lechermeier; illustrated by Rébecca Dautremer Exposes the hidden lives of such lesser-known figures as Princess Molly Coddle, Princess Miss Hap, and Princess Anne Phibian, revealing where they live, what they whisper about, and what sorts of p...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats

The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

Elephant and Piggie books

We Are in a Book

by Mo Willems

Best friends Elephant and Piggie have all kinds of adventures.

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie

by Laura Ingalls Wilder; illustrated by Garth Williams The Ingalls family packs up their covered wagon and travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home in Kansas Territory, where wide open land stretches as far as the eye can see. On the prairie,...

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

Miss Rumphius

Miss Rumphius

by Barbara Cooney As a child Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful – and she does all those things, the last being the mos...

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

P.S. Be Eleven

P.S. Be Eleven

by Rita Williams-Garcia Eleven-year-old Brooklyn girl Delphine feels overwhelmed with worries and responsibilities. She's just started sixth grade and is self-conscious about being the tallest girl in the class, and nervous about her first school dance. S...

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen

Sam and Dave are sure they will discover something exciting if they just keep digging their hole.

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

The Mighty Miss Malone

The Mighty Miss Malone

by Christopher Paul Curtis With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the G...

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

by Kenneth Grahame; paintings by Mary Jane Begin

The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside – Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

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