No Water No Bread

Two groups of people live separated by a barbed wire fence. One group has plenty of water and the other plenty of bread, but they have difficulty sharing their resources with each other. What happens when a third group arrives that has neither

Author: Luis Amavisca Call Number: E AMA

Rosie Revere, Engineer

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

Author: Andrea Beaty Call Number: E BEA

Drum Dream Girl

Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.

Author: Margarita Engle Call Number: E ENG

How to be a Lion

Leonard, a lion, has a best friend Marianne, a duck. Leonard and Marianne have a happy life togethertalking, playing, writing poems, and making wishes. One day a pack of bullies questions whether it's right for a lion and a duck to be pals. Leonard soon learns there are many ways to be a lion, and many ways to be a friend, and that sometimes finding just the right words can change the world.

Author: Ed Vere Call Number: E VER

Don't Throw it to Mo!

Mo is the youngest kid on the Robins football team. The kids on the rival team tease him for being a 'butterfingers' who's too tiny to catch the ball. But Mo's coach has a plan up his sleeve to turn Mo's little size into a big win for the Robins.

Author: David A. Adler Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ ADL

Yasmin series

Pakistani American second grader Yasmin learns to cope with the small problems of school and home, while gaining confidence in her own skills and creative abilities.

Author: Saadia Faruqi Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ FAR

Sofia Martinez series

Growing up in a big family, 7-year-old Sofia Martinez is used to fighting for attention. Her outgoing personality mixed with her confidence and fiery passion for everything she does gets her that attention even if it's sometimes mixed with trouble.

Author: Jacqueline Jules Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ JUL

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

Charlie & Mouse series

Charlie and Mouse, two young brothers, enjoy a day out together, attending an imaginary party and collecting rocks.

Author: Laurel Snyder Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ SNY

Humphrey's Tiny Tales series

Humphrey, everyone’s favorite classroom hamster, has hamster-iffic adventures that are full of surprises.

Author: Betty Birney Call Number: J FICTION BIR

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

My Father's Dragon

A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.

Author: Ruth Stile Gannett Call Number: J FICTION GAN

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

Craftily Ever After series

Best friends Emily and Maddie spend all their time together making crafts, but when Maddie begins spending more time with gadget whiz Bella, Emily worries that she is losing her best friend.

Author: Martha Maker Call Number: J FICTION MAK

Desmond Cold Ghost Patrol series

When supernatural things start happening in the house timid Andres and his parents just moved into, next-door-neighbor Desmond Cole, eight, comes to the rescue.

Author: Andres Miedoso Call Number: J FICTION MIE

Major Eights series

Keyboardist Jasmine, age eight, tries to convince her bandmates, Maggie, Becca, and Scarlet, to prove themselves in a Battle of the Bands competition, despite their poor equipment.

Author: Melody Reed Call Number: J FICTION REE

Inspector Flytrap series

Hoping to become the greatest detective that ever grew, Inspector Flytrap, a Venus Flytrap, and his assistant, Nina the Goat, investigate "big deal" mysteries at an art museum, a cookie shop, and a garden.

Author: Tom Angleberger Call Number: J MYSTERY ANG

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)

Pets on the Loose series

A young graphic novel chapter book about the escape escapades of class pets at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary Schoo.

Author: Victoria Jamieson Call Number: J FICTION JAM (Graphic novel)

Breathe Like A Bear

We all want to bring more calm into our lives. We all want to feel more focused and positive. Mindfulness is the key to making it happen. Breathe like a bear guides us through fun exercises to help us relax and stretch our imaginations. Because just like we need to exercise our bodies, we need to flex our mindfulness muscles!

Author: Kira Willey Call Number: J158.12 WIL

I Wish I Was a Wolf

Introduces wolves, describing their physical features, what they eat, where they live, and how they care for their young.

Author: Jennifer Bove Call Number: J599.773 BOV

Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando

Every day, Ando Momofuku would retire to his lab--a little shed in his backyard. For years, he'd dreamed about making a new kind of ramen noodle soup that was quick, convenient, and tasty to feed the hungry people he'd seen in line for a bowl on the black market following World War II. "Peace follows from a full stomach," he believed. Day after day, Ando experimented. Night after night, he failed. But Ando kept experimenting. With persistence, creativity, and a little inspiration, Ando succeeded. This is the true story behind one of the world's most popular foods.

Author: Andrea Wang Call Number: J641.822 WAN

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the first picture book about her life.

Author: Debbie Levy Call Number: J BIO GINSBURG

The World is Not A Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

A biography of architect Zaha Hadid, who grew up in Baghdad and went on to design buildings all over the world.

Author: Jeanette Winter Call Number: J BIO HADID

The Iridescence of Birds: A Book about Henri Matisse

If you were a boy named Henri Matisse who lived in a dreary town in northern France, what would your life be like? Would it be full of color and art? Full of lines and dancing figures? Find out in this unusual picture book about one of the world's most famous and influential artists.

Author: Patricia MacLachlan Call Number: J BIO MATISSE