by Christian Robinson
Illustrations and easy-to-read text remind the reader that no matter what happens or how one feels, he or she matters.
by Kelly Yang
Mia Tang has a lot of secrets. Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests. Number 2: Her pare...
by Barbara Herkert; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Traces the life of Harriet Powers, who was born a slave in Georgia but spent the years after the Civil War providing for her family by creating elaborate pictorial quilts, earning her recognition a...
by Tanya Lee Stone; illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
An introduction to the life and achievements of the first American female doctor describes the limited career prospects available to women in the early nineteenth-century, the opposition Blackwell faced ...
by Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw
Every Tuesday Lola and her mother visit their local library to return and check out books, attend story times, and share a special treat.
by Fran Pintadera; illustrated by Ana Sender; translated by Mihaila Petričić
When Mario asks his mother why we cry, her answer comes in sweet imagery. She speaks of grey storm clouds, locked boxes, and a vast ocean. She explains that we cry for many reason...
by Aisha Saeed; illustrated by Anoosha Syed
Bilal and his father invite his friends to help make his favorite dish, daal, then all must wait patiently for it to be done.
by Elise Gravel
Elise Gravel is back with a whimsical look at one of her family's most beloved pastimes: mushroom hunting! Combining her love of getting out into nature with her talent for anthropomorphizing everything, Gravel takes us on a magica...
by Loree Griffin Burns; photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz
RSVP and join the ball — a moth ball — and study backyard moths. Captivating photographs show how to lure in moths in order to study and appreciate them. Approachable text convey...
by Beth Waters
Norman John Gillies was one of the last children ever born on St Kilda, five years before the whole population was evacuated forever to the British mainland. People had lived on these islands for over four thousand years, developing a thrivi...
by Dori Hillestad Butler; illustrated by Nancy Meyers
When King's favorite blue ball goes missing, he and Kayla must put together clues to figure out where it went.
by Philip C. Stead
When Sebastian launches himself on a journey in a hot air balloon made entirely of Grandma's afghans and patchwork quilts, his boring day turns into the adventure of a lifetime.
by Jeron Ashford Frame; illustrated by Stacey Schuett
When each family at the diverse Juniper Court apartment complex needs something to light up the dark of winter, the stumpy, lumpy candle provides a glow brighter than the fanciest taper, revealing the t...
by Brian Floca
Presents a visual exploration of America's early railroads, examining the sounds, speed, and strength of the fledgling transcontinental locomotives and the experiences of pioneering travelers.
by Kay Haring; illustrated by Robert Neubecker
Traces the life of artist Keith Haring, from his childhood love of drawing to his meteoric rise to fame, with a focus on his concern for children, humanity, and disregard for the established art world.
by Catherine Gilbert Murdock; illustrated by Ian Schoenherr
What a fine story this is! For who does not want to read about such things? A boy who can talk to animals. A terrifying, perilous journey full of bravery and daring. Knights and bandits and ghosts...
by Robin Stevens
At an English boarding school in the 1930s, crime-solving friends Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells struggle to find an exciting mystery to investigate until Hazel discovers the dead body of Miss Bell, the science teacher.
by Elizabeth Zunon
As a little girl and her father work together to make her birthday cake, he tells the story of her Grandpa Cacao, a farmer from the Ivory Coast. Includes an author's note and a cake recipe.
by Didier Cornille
This book takes readers on a tour through ten of the most important houses by the greatest architects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
by Lauren Wolk
Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran.
by Julie Fogliano; illustrated by Christian Robinson
Children excitedly discuss the details of their upcoming birthdays.
by Rashin Kheiriyeh
Rashin is an Iranian immigrant girl living in New York, excited by her first trip to Coney Island, and fascinated by the differences in the beach customs between her native Iran and her new home — but she misses the saffron fl...
by Dave Eggers; illustrated by Shawn Harris
Rhyming text explores citizenship, showing readers how seemingly unrelated actions, such as planting a tree or joining a cause can create a community.
by Robert Beatty
In 1899, a twelve-year-old rat catcher on North Carolina's Biltmore estate teams up with the estate owner's young nephew to battle a great evil and, in the process, unlocks the puzzle of her past.
by Lynne Cox; illustrated by Brian Floca
World-renowned swimmer and author Lynne Cox and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Brian Floca team up to bring us this inspiring story of an elephant seal who knew exactly where she belonged. Here is the incredibl...
by Sue Macy
Explores the role the bicycle played in the women's liberation movement.
by Christopher Finch
This behind-the-scenes look at The Muppet Show details every stage of planning and production and introduces Jim Henson and his inventive crew.
by Arnold Lobel
Five adventures of Owl.
by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
Sugar has left a bloody trail through human history. Cane — not cotton or tobacco — drove the bloody Atlantic slave trade and took the lives of countless Africans who toiled on vast sugar plantations un...
by Mary Ann Hoberman; illustrated by Betty Fraser
Lists the dwellings of various animals and things in rhyme.
by Mary Brigid Barrett; illustrated by LeUyen Pham
LeUyen Pham's adorable, vibrant illustrations bring Mary Brigid Barrett's singsong text to life in a board book for the very young. From a bright tower made of blocks to a boisterous family playing a game ...
by Dianna Hutts Aston; illustrated by Sylvia Long
Introduces the world of nests, revealing the variety created by the world's birds, animals, and insects.
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Paired together after a veteran detective retires, Platypus Police Squad members Rick Zengo, a hotshot rookie, and Corey O'Malley, a hard-nosed old-timer, struggle with their differences while tackling their first case involving a m...
by Sharon M. Draper
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
by Beverly Cleary
The family routine is upset during Ramona's year in second grade when her father unexpectedly loses his job.
by Brian Jacques
The clever and greedy wildcat Tsarmina becomes ruler of all Mossflower Woods and is determined to govern the peaceful woodlanders with an iron paw. The brave mouse Martin and quick-talking mouse thief Gonff meet in the depths of Kotir Cast...
by Sarvinder Naberhaus; illustrated by Kadir Nelson
A stirring poetic tribute to the beauty and wonder of America's symbols, history, and landscape.
by Pat Zietlow Miller; illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
A young girl befriends a squash.
by Peggy Rathmann
A boy follows fives babies who crawl away from a picnic and saves the day by bringing them back.
by Cori Doerrfeld
When Taylor's block castle is destroyed, all the animals think they know just what to do, but only the rabbit quietly listens to how Taylor is feeling.
by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning problems — but when their lives intersect in the f...
by Kadir Nelson
Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947.
by David A. Adler; illustrated by Sam Ricks
Mo Jackson is excited for his baseball game, but Coach Marie tells him he is batting last and playing right field, again. Will Mo ever get a hit?
by Christina Björk; drawings by Lena Anderson
A little girl visits the home and garden of Claude Monet at Giverny, France, and learns about the artist's paintings and his life.
by Kathy Willis; illustrated by Katie Scott
This book showcases dozens of full-color plants from around the world in a gallery format, complemented by identification information and brief descriptions.
by Janet Tashjian; illustrated by Inga Wilmink
Martina's always struggled to carve out her place at school, but she finds tremendous excitement in a treasure all her own: a sticker collection that comes to life!
by Jim Averbeck; illustrated by Trica Tusa
Alice wants everything in her bedroom to be blue before she falls asleep.
by Kate Alizadeh
A child experiences all the sounds in her house throughout the day.
by Uri Shulevitz
Reviewed by Mia: Among all of the picture books about winter this remains my favorite when anticipating the first snowfall of the year. Radio reports and grown-ups all over the city predict that there will not be snow, but one hopeful kids...
by Dave Eggers; art by Shawn Harris
Reviewed by Mia: A unique book examining the often-overlooked detail of the Statue of Liberty’s posture — that she is posed mid-stride — delves into both history and art. This uplifting illu...
by Erin Gleeson
Reviewed by Mia: This beautifully illustrated and photographed cookbook is a great way to empower kids in the kitchen—most recipes are more about assembling ingredients than complicated cooking, making it easy for even those chefs...
by Doreen Rappaport; illustrated by Matt Faulkner
Reviewed by Mia: Do you need a quick and lighthearted history of the movement for women to have equal rights in America but don’t know where to start? This picture book celebrates Elizabeth Cady S...
by Geoff Rodkey
Reviewed by Mia: This fictional oral history, presented through emails, texts, illustrations, and dubious firsthand accounts tells the story of an epic prank war between the precocious Tapper Twins. What starts as an embarrassing incident a...
by Grace Lin
Reviewed by Mia: Pinmei must travel from her secluded mountain village through a frozen landscape to face an authoritarian emperor who has kidnapped her grandmother. Can Pinmei find the Luminous Stone that Lights the Night and trade it for her...
by Kate Milford; illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
Reviewed by Mia: This swashbuckling adventure on the high seas features a cast of brave kids racing against a mysterious sinister organization to find the parts for a magical engine, rumored to power the most f...
by Michael Rex
Eastwood Elementary's new student is nothing like the other kids in 3G. Fangbone is a barbarian warrior from another world! And he's been charged with the task of keeping a deadly weapon from Skullbania's vilest villain, Venomous Drool. Can ...
by Liz Garton Scanlon; illustrated by Marla Frazee
Pictures and rhyming text celebrate a family's day spent going to the beach, shopping at the market, eating at a restaurant and spending the evening with the rest of the extended family.
by Maurice Sendak
With Papa off to sea and Mama despondent, Ida must go outside over there to rescue her baby sister from goblins who steal her to be a goblin's bride.
by Shaun Tan
Awakening one day to a dark and somber mood, a little girl faces a day where everything goes very badly, and seeks hope amid her sadness.
by Robert C. O'Brien; illustrated by Zena Bernstein
Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.
by Kate Milford; illustrated by Jaime Zollars
At Greenglass House, a smuggler's inn, twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his winter holidays relaxing but soon guests are arriving with strange stories about the house sending Mi...
by Lauren Tarshis; illustrated by Scott Dawson
Eleven-year-old Barry Hunter and his family attempt to ride out Hurricane Katrina at home in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans when his little sister gets ill, but when the levees break, Barry gets swept awa...
by Betsy Byars; illustrated by Sue Truesdell
In continued adventures, May-May and Rose take their traveling road show to more audiences.