The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

You've played the game. Now read the legend of the three great warriors who started it all... Rock, Paper, Scissors!

Author: Drew Daywalt Call Number: E DAY

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

You Don't Want a Unicorn

A child wishes for a unicorn without knowing how unruly they are as pets.

Author: Ame Dyckman Call Number: E DYC

When Sadness is at Your Door

A comforting primer in emotional literacy and mindfulness that suggests we approach the feeling of sadness as if it is our guest.

Author: Eva Eland Call Number: E ELA

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

Julián is a Mermaid

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes -- and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself?

Author: Jessica Love Call Number: E LOV

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

The Sandwich Swap

Best friends Lily and Salma disagree over their preferred foods, but after trading sandwiches to see how they taste, the girls change their minds.

Author: Queen Raina Al Abdullah Call Number: E RAI

Are You Scared, Darth Vader?

A series of monsters spend the night trying to learn what scares Darth Vader, before revealing their true selves.

Author: Adam Rex Call Number: E STA

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

Special Delivery

A little girl goes on a long journey to deliver an elephant to her great aunt.

Author: Philip Stead Call Number: E STE

How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?

At first, the dinosaurs try to bring home all manner of wild beasts, but in the end, they learn to bring home an appropriate animal from a shelter or pet store and to love and care for it with attention.

Author: Jane Yolen Call Number: 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

Chicken in Mittens

With a warm pair of mittens, Zoey the chicken and Sam the pig head to the North Pole on a snowy day, thanks to their imaginations.

Author: Adam Lehrhaupt Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ E LEH

Just an Adventure at Sea

Little Critter and his dad take their boat to sea to go whale watching and find that the ocean is a great place for adventure.

Author: Mercer Mayer Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ E MAY

What This Story Needs is a Bang and a Clang

While Pig conducts a musical concert featuring her instrument-playing animal friends, a surprise guest causes a disruption that threatens to derail the show.

Author: Emma Virjan Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ E VIR

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

Eva's Treetop Festival (Owl Diaries Series)

Having a Bloomtastic Festival at school to celebrate spring is a great idea--but Eva Wingdale, a young owl, discovers that it is also a lot of work, and there is nothing wrong with asking her friends for help.

Author: Rebecca Elliott Call Number: J FICTION ELL

Blast Off! (Alien in My Pocket Series)

Fourth-grader Zack McGee's life is turned upside-down when Amp, a tiny alien, crash-lands in his bedroom, then causes trouble at school while trying to get parts to repair his spaceship.

Author: Nate Ball Call Number: J SCIENCE FICTION BAL

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)

What Can a Citizen Do?

Across the course of several seemingly unrelated but ultimately connected actions by different children, we watch how kids turn a lonely island into a community -- and watch a journey from what the world should be to what the world could be.

Author: Dave Eggers Call Number: J323.65 EGG

Of Thee I Sing

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children.

Author: Barack Obama Call Number: J179 OBA