I Love My Colorful Nails

Ben liked painting his nails, until some of the kids at school started teasing him. When Dad realized why Ben was sad, he decided to paint his nails too.

Author: Alicia Acosta Call Number: E ACO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remy and Ruby's Rescue Ranch series

This series features Remy and Ruby's adventures on their family's ranch, which is a hybrid of a typical ranch and a wildlife rescue facility.

Author: Katy Duffield Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ E DUF

Clara and Clem series

Summary for "Clara and Clem Take a Ride": When Clara and Clem build a car out of blocks, they have no idea where it will take them. But with a little imagination, the two take the trip of a lifetime down winding roads, up tall mountains, and across the sky.

Author: Ethan Long Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ E LON

School of Fish: Racing the Waves

A fish participates in a school field day.

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

Flip-a-word series

These unique, interactive early reading books invite children to flip the pages
and discover different words and pictures, with the shared word ending showing through a die cut at the bottom of the page.

Author: Harriet Ziefert Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ E ZIE

In My World

With a little help from each of us, children with autism can fulfill their dreams. A simple, heartfelt story that follows the life of a child through his imagination as he seeks to be loved for his strengths and abilities, and looks forward to all the things he will one day be able to do.

Author: Jillian Ma Call Number: ASC E MA

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

King & Kayla series

King & Kayla is an easy reader chapter book series about a lovable dog who helps his human girl solve mysteries.

Author: Dori Hillestad Butler Call Number: J FICTION BUT

Zoey and Sassafras series

Summary for the first book in the series, "Dragons and Marshmallows": A girl, Zoey, and her cat, Sassafras, use science experiments to help a dragon with a problem.

Author: Asia Citro Call Number: J FICTION CIT

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


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)

Fox and Chick series

Fox and Chick are unlikely friends, but somehow they seem to get along together, even though Fox is calm and thoughtful, and Chick has is hyperactive and flighty.

Author: Sergio Ruzzier Call Number: J FICTION RUZ (GRAPHIC NOVEL)

This Is How We Do It

Follows the daily lives of seven children from around the world, including such places as Japan, India, Uganda, and Italy, and discusses how schools, meals, and play can be different or similar in different places in the world.

Author: Matt Lamothe Call Number: J305.23 LAM

Swish! The Slam-dunking, alley-ooping, high-flying Harlem Globetrotters

The true story of the high-flying Harlem Globetrotters -- the team that changed basketball forever. In this book you will find one-finger ball-spinning, rapid-fire mini-dribbling, and a ricochet head shot! You will find skilled athletes, expert players, and electrifying performers -- all rolled into one! You will find nonstop, give-it-all-you've-got, out-to-win-it, sky's-the-limit BASKETBALL! You will find The Harlem Globetrotters, who played the most groundbreaking, breathtaking ball the world had ever seen. With rhythmic writing and dynamic illustrations, Swish! is a celebration of the greatness, goodness, and grit of this remarkable team.

Author: Suzanne Slade Call Number: J796.323 SLA

A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was an influential and award-winning sculptor, a beloved figure in the Bay Area art world, and a devoted activist who advocated tirelessly for arts education. This lushly illustrated book by collage artist Andrea D'Aquino brings Asawa's creative journey to life, detailing the influence of her childhood in a farming family, and her education at Black Mountain College where she pursued an experimental course of education with leading avant-garde artists and thinkers such as Anni and Josef Albers, Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham, and Robert Rauschenberg.

Author: Andrea D'Aquino Call Number: J BIO ASAWA