The Proudest Blue

Faizah relates how she feels on the first day her sister, sixth-grader Asiya, wears a hijab to school.

Author: Ibtihaj Muhammad Call Number: E MUH

Stop! Bot!

When a little boy stops to show a building doorman his new "bot," it floats up out of his hands and the kind doorman runs up to each floor of the building to try and catch it, with help from the building's residents.

Author: James Yang Call Number: E YAN

If I Built a School

Imaginative Jack describes the kind of school he would build--one full of animals, with tubes to transport students directly to their classrooms, and library books that come alive.

Author: Chris Van Dusen Call Number: E VAN

Bilal Cooks Daal

Six-year-old Bilal is excited to help his dad make his favorite food of all-time: daal! The slow-cooked lentil dish from South Asia requires lots of ingredients and a whole lot of waiting.

Author: Aisha Saeed Call Number: E SAE

You Must Bring a Hat!

A young boy is invited to the biggest, bestest party of all time, but he is told he must bring a hat.

Author: Simon Philip Call Number: E PHI

When You are Brave

Find your courage and use it when life seems frightening or you start something new.

Author: Pat Zietlow Miller Call Number: E MIL

Where are You From?

When a young girl is asked where she's from--where she's really from--she's no longer as she was. She decides to turn to her dear abuelo for some help with this ever-persistent question. But he doesn't quite give her the answer she expects.

Author: Yamile Saied Mendez Call Number: E MEN

Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale

As a school project, George and Blaise become pen pals, writing rhyming letters about their favorite things to do, unaware that one is human and the other a dragon.

Author: Josh Funk Call Number: E FUN

Pig the Pug

Pig is a selfish pug who does not want to share his toys with his canine housemate, Trevor--until an accident teaches him the value of friendship.

Author: Aaron Blabey Call Number: E BLA

The Princess and the Pit Stop

When a Princess learns from her Fairy Godmother that she is in last place in a car race against such fairy tale notables as Humpty Dumpty, the Three Bears, and Rumpelstiltskin, she boldly rebuffs defeat and steps on the gas.

Author: Tom Angleberger Call Number: E ANG

There Might Be Lobsters

A little dog's paralyzing anxiety gives way to bravery when someone smaller arrives in need during a whooshy, splashy, overwhelming day at the beach.

Author: Carolyn Crimi Call Number: E CRI

Potato Pants

Potato is very excited to buy a pair of pants on sale at Lance Vance's Fancy Pants Store, but when he sees Eggplant, who pushed him the day before, he is afraid to go in.

Author: Laurie Keller Call Number: E KEL

Come With Me

Frightened by news of angry people around the world, a young girl gets her parents' help in learning to be compassionate and brave a little at a time.

Author: Holly M. McGhee Call Number: E MCG

The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra


Three anxious goats scramble to avoid being eaten by the legendary chupacabra, whose favorite food is not what they expect.

Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman Call Number: E NOB

Bob, Not Bob!

When a young boy gets a cold, he just wants his mommy. But his stuffy nose makes it difficult for him to call out to his mom--not 'Bob,' who happens to be the family dog.

Author: Liz Garton Scanlon Call Number: E SCA

I am Human: A Book of Empathy

A child recognizes his own humanity, his capacity for doing harm and being harmed, his ability to feel joy and sadness, and his belief in hope and promise to keep learning.

Author: Susan Verde Call Number: E VER

School of Fish: Racing the Waves

A fish participates in a school field day.

Author: Jane Yolen Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ E YOL

Boris on the Move

Boris lives in Hogg Bay, in an old bus that used to travel all over the world, but now just sits there--until one day when his parents take him on an adventure.

Author: Andrew Joyner Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ E JOY

Juana & Lucas (Series)

A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring school activities, especially learning English, until her family tells her that a special trip is planned to an English-speaking place.

Author: Juana Medina Call Number: J FICTION MED

Ugly Cat & Pablo (Series)

Ugly Cat and Pablo couldn't be more different, but when these two mejor amigos come together, there are loads of laughs, slithery misunderstandings, and tasty treats.

Author: Isabel Quintero Call Number: J FICTION QUI

Squishy McFluff (Series)

"Can you see him? My kitten? Close your eyes tight. His fur is so soft and all silvery white. Imagine him quick! Have you imagined enough? Oh, good, you can see him! It's Squishy McFluff!"

Author: Pip Jones Call Number: J FICTION JON

The School is Alive! (Eerie Elementary Series)

Discovering that his elementary school is alive and menacing, hall monitor Sam Graves, assisted by his friends Lucy and Antonio, works to defend his fellow students as they rehearse for the class play.

Author: Jack Chabert Call Number: J FICTION CHA

The Bad Guys (Series)

The Bad Guys--Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha--want to be heroes. They decide that the way to do it is free the 200 dogs in the city dog pound--but their plan soon goes awry.

Author: Aaron Blabey Call Number: J FICTION BLA

Wordplay

In this introduction to compound words by a famed cartoonist, a young student named Annemarie learns how to have fun with language.

Author: Ivan Brunetti Call Number: J FICTION BRU (GRAPHIC NOVEL)

Narwhal and Jelly (Series)

Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together.

Author: Ben Clanton Call Number: J FICTION CLA (GRAPHIC NOVEL)