Ivy + Bean series

When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected. This title begins the Ivy + Bean book series.

Author: Annie Barrows Call Number: J FICTION BAR

The Pirate Pig

On Butterfly Island, sailer Stout Sam and his deckhand Pip must rescue their treasure-sniffing pig from nasty pirate Barracuda Bill.

Author: Cornelia Funke Call Number: J FICTION FUN

The Princess in Black

Hiding her secret identity as a monster-fighting superhero, Princess Magnolia interrupts her fancy tea with the unsuspecting Duchess Wigtower to stop a big blue monster from endangering her kingdom's goats.

Author: Shallon Hale Call Number: J FICTION HAL

Captain Awesome series

When second-grader Eugene and his family move to a new neighborhood and he starts at a new school, he has a chance to bring out his superhero alter ego, Captain Awesome, to find the kidnapped class hamster.

Author: Stan Kirby Call Number: J FICTION KIR

The Lost Stone

Eight-year-old Lucas, Prince of Wrenly, is eager to explore and Clara, daughter of the queen's seamstress, knows the kingdom well, so they team up to find a lost jewel and visit all of the land's main attractions as they search.

Author: Jordan Quinn Call Number: J FICTION QUI

The One and Only Stuey Lewis

Stuey Lewis makes his way through second grade facing reading problems, pulling off a great Halloween caper, joining a soccer team, and more with the help of family, friends, and a special teacher.

Author: Jane Schoenberg Call Number: J FICTION SCH

Ballpark Mysteries series

In the first book of the series, The Fenway Foul-Up, cousins Mike and Kate are at Boston's Fenway Park when the Red Sox's star hitter discovers that his lucky baseball bat has been stolen.

Author: David A. Kelly Call Number: J MYSTERY KEL

Galaxy Zack series

Moving from Earth to the futuristic planet Nebulon in 2120, eight-year-old Zack is nervous about starting school and meeting people.

Author: Ray O'Ryan Call Number: J SCIENCE FICTION ORY

Andy, Also!

Andy and Preston are back for a brand-new nutty adventure, only this time there are two of them! Well, not two Prestons. Because Preston has decided that from now on, he is also going to be called Andy. Guess who doesnt like this, AT ALL? As Andy tries to convince Andy that he should be the only Andy, the buddies share noisy fun, talk about rabbits, and the confusing arrival of Dr. Turkeyfeet.

Author: Maxwell Eaton Call Number: J FICTION EAT (GRAPHIC NOVEL)

Pingpong Perry Experiences How a Book is Made

Perry likes pizza and pingpong. But one day he wonders what kind of pizza professional pingpong players would pick. When he can't find the answers at the library, Perry decides to write his own book. Follow Perry's idea from beginning to end, and find out how his big idea becomes a book.

Author: Sandy Donovan Call Number: J002 DON

How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships

Learn about the ingenious lifestyles of some of the world's most unusual animal partners.

Author: Steve Jenkins and Robin Page Call Number: J591.785 JEN

This Bridge Will Not Be Gray

The Golden Gate Bridge is the most famous bridge in the world. It is also, not entirely coincidentally, the world's only bright-orange bridge. But it wasn't supposed to be that way. In this book, fellow bridge-lovers Dave Eggers and Tucker Nichols tell the story of how it happened - how a bridge that some people wanted to be red and white, and some people wanted to be yellow and black, and most people wanted simply to be gray, instead became, thanks to the vision and stick-to-itiveness of a few peculiar architects, one of the most memorable man-made objects ever created.

Author: Dave Eggers Call Number: J624.2309 EGG

Market Maze

In eleven intricately drawn mazes, eight vehicles, each carrying a different product, are on their way to the city. Fish, apples, dairy products, corn, vegetables, flowers, eggs, and baked goods all travel through colorful and minutely detailed landscape mazes to reach the city farmer's market. Information on all of the products and their journeys is included, along with answers to all of the mazes.

Author: Roxie Munro Call Number: J793.73 MUN

Forest Has a Song

A collection of twenty-six poems about the forest and its animals, plants, and seasonal changes includes entries about a spinning spider, an enamored frog, and the musical sounds of nature.

Author: Amy Ludwig Vanderwater Call Number: J811.6 VAN

Shackleton's Journey

Tells the story of the shipwreck of the Endurance in a sea of ice en route to Antarctica, and the survival of all 28 members of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Author: William Grill Call Number: J919.89 GRI

More of Monkey & Robot

Presents four stories about best friends Monkey and Robot, who try out Halloween costumes, visit the beach, consider what to do with a tire they find, and figure out if it is morning or night.

Author: Peter Catalanotto Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ CAT

Pinch and Dash Make Soup

Pinch and Dash's disagreement over the use of pepper and hot sauce in their soup ends up spoiling the meal.

Author: Michael Daley Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ DAL

Katie Woo (series)

Katie Woo is a spunky, sassy, and stylish schoolgirl. These early chapter books by award-winning author Fran Manushkin are perfect for explaining life changes, family celebrations and growing up.

Author: Fran Manushkin Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ MAN

A Home for Mr. Emerson

Before Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great writer, he was a city boy who longed for the broad, open fields and deep, still woods of the country, and then a young man who treasured books, ideas, and people. When he grew up and set out in the world, he wondered, could he build a life around these things he loved? This biography illustrates the rewards of a life well-lived, one built around personal passions: creativity and community, nature and friendship.

Author: Barbara Kerlye Call Number: J BIO EMERSON

The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

Describes the life of Jane Goodall, from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania.

Author: Jeanette Winter Call Number: J BIO GOODALL

Viva Frida

Explores the passionate, imaginative life of the incomparable Frida Kahlo. Written in very simple language, this book includes 2 pages of facts (in English and Spanish) about Frida Kahlo at end of book.

Author: Yuyi Morales Call Number: J BIO KAHLO

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

The story of "shy young Peter Mark Roget, [for whom] books were the best companions--and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time,

Author: Jen Bryant Call Number: J BIO ROGET

Rosie Revere, Engineer

A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure.

Author: Andrea Beaty Call Number: E BEA

An Awesome Book of Thanks

Celebrates all the things for which to be thankful, from boats and cars to alligator acrobats and gigantic dinomachines, and from the things that can be seen everyday to the bad things that may turn out to be good.

Author: Dallas Clayton Call Number: E CLA

Monster Needs Your Vote

Election season is here and Monster is ready to vote! But why cast your ballot when you can run for president instead? With speeches, debates, and a soapbox or two, Monster's newest tale is a campaign encouraging kids to take a stand and fight for what they believe in.

Author: Paul Czejak Call Number: E CZA

Last Stop on Market Street

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

Author: Matt de la Pena Call Number: E PEN

Sebastian and the Balloon

Sebastian journeys in a hot air balloon made entirely of Grandma's afghans and patchwork quilts. Along the way he meets a bear, a very tall bird, and three knitting sisters, who all join him in an adventure that ends on a roller coaster.

Author: Philip Stead Call Number: E STE