Snip Snap!: What’s That?
Three siblings are frightened by the wide mouth, long teeth, and strong jaws of the green alligator who is creeping up the stairs. And then…they decide they&38217;ve had enough! A great read-aloud.
The Best Time To Read
A boy who has just learned to read tries to find someone in his family who will listen to him read aloud.
In graceful free-verse poems, Cheng (a Cincinnati writer) describes eleven-year-old Xiao Mei’sit trip from Ohio to Shanghai to visit her extended family.
The Three Silly Billies
Three billy goats, unable to cross a bridge because they don’t have enough money for the toll, form a car pool with The Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack (minus his beanstalk).
Little Engine That Could
Local artist Loren Long brings to life the classic story of the Little Blue Engine, who although not very big, tries to pull a stranded train full of toys over the mountain.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Little Pea hates eating candy for dinner, but his parents will not let him have his spinach dessert until he cleans his plate.
Spicy Hot Colors=Colores Picantes
Shahan introduces young readers to colors in Spanish and English by interweaving images and dance moves.
Maleek and his robot Marvyn travel into the past to find trees and plants to restore the cityparks and playgrounds that mysteriously disappeared.
Timothy Tugbottom Says No!
Timothy Tugbottom likes his old pants, his old crib, his old bedtime story, and his old breakfast. And then one day, he realizes that new things, including sleepovers, can be good too.
Wait! I Want To Tell You A Story
A clever muskrat manages to outwit a hungry tiger with the promise of a story.
In Hungary in 1933, a twelve-year-old from Budapest befriends the Halas village family of lacemakers hired to stitch her dowry.
Clarice Bean Spells Trouble
Clarice Bean, aspiring actress and author, unsuccessfully tries to avoid getting into trouble as she attempts to help a friend in need by following the rules of the fictional, “exceptionordinarily” spy, Ruby Redfort.
The Liberation of Gabriel King
K. L. Going
In Georgia during the summer of 1976, Gabriel, a white boy who is being bullied, and Frita, an African American girl who is facing prejudice, find that it’s a lot easier to confront your fears when you have a good friend standing loyally beside you.
After their father is thrown in jail for sinking a casino boat, it’s up to Noah Underwood and his younger sister to gather evidence that the owner of this floating casino has been emptying sewage into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home.
The Mzungu Boy
For Kariuki, life in his small Kenyan village is one great adventure. It gets even more interesting when he meets Nigel, an English boy who is visiting his grandfather. Kariuki befriends Nigel even though the rest of the villager is afraid of “the mzungu boy” (westerner).
Joe Louis: America’s Fighter
David A. Adler
A beautifully illustrated biography of the legendary African American boxing champion.
The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret And H.A. Rey
Local author Louise Borden recounts the amazing tale of the Reys’ 1940 flight from Paris on bicycles just before the Nazis stormed the city.
The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence
Judith St. George
Did you know that “the Declaration of Independence has had more homes than a traveling circus”? St. George (So, You Want to be President?) offers a lively chronology of the travels of the Declaration of Independence as it made its way to its current home, the National Archives. Local artist Will Hillenbrand provides the charming illustrations.
The Bus Ride That Changed History: The Story of Rosa Parks
Pamela Duncan Edwards
Edwards tells the story of Rosa Parks refusal to give up her bus seat in a This Is the House That Jack Built” narrative.
Lyrical text and striking illustrations combine “for a powerful portrayal of a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement.”
You and Me Together: Moms, Dads, and Kids Around the World
From a festival in India to a bus in Germany, from a park in China to a campfire in Australia, loving parents and kids share their lives.
The Legend of the Curse of the Bambino
Did the 1920 sale of Babe Ruth by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees forever change the game? Dan Shaughnessy and local artist C.F. Payne explain the history behind the infamous “Curse of the Bambino.”
Thank You Very Much, Captain Ericsson
Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
Neither the starched lords of the British Admiralty nor the snooty London Fire Brigade were ready for his strange and wonderful inventions of Captain John Ericsson. However, wonderful opportunities awaited Captain Ericsson on the other side of the Atlantic, where people had a taste for dreamers.