The Camping Trip

When Meg goes camping with the Pony Scouts, she finds herself unprepared for bugs, long walks to the bathroom, and spooky stories.

Author: Catherine Hapka Call Number: BEGINNING TO READ HAP

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

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

Suriya Swims! The True Story of How an Orangutan Learned to Swim

Although orangutans are not supposed to like water, an orangutan living at a wildlife preserve in South Carolina plays with her dog friend in the bathtub and learns to swim and dive in the pool. Based on a true story.

Author: Bhagavan Antle Call Number: J599.883 ANT

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

A Spectacular Selection of Sea Critters

What might you see if you swam in the sea? Dive on in to encounter everything from dolphins and octopuses to sea turtles and squirrel fish. This clever book features concrete poems about a spectacular selection of sea critters. The award-winning duo behind A Curious Collection of Cats and A Dazzling Display of Dogs created this collection of twenty-nine visual poems celebrating creatures of the sea. Ocean observers and animal aficionados are sure to find these selections sensational!

Author: Betsy Franco Call Number: J811.54 FRA

John Muir Wrestles A Waterfall

Tells the story of how John Muir approached a waterfall in Yosemite one night, and the harrowing experience he had with it when he came close to experience it more fully, in a book with additional information about Muir's life.

Author: Julie Danneberg Call Number: J BIO MUIR

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

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

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

Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

A beautifully nuanced and poetic story, Cloth Lullaby stunningly captures the life of Louise Bourgeois and tells the story of a relationship between a mother and daughter, the birth of an artist, and how memory is stitched into us all.

Author: Amy Vovesky Call Number: J BIO BOURGEOIS

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

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

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

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

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

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 DEL

Playing from the Heart

When a young boy begins to play on his family's piano, reveling in the fun of plunking the keys, his father signs him up for lessons so that he can learn to play properly. With his father's encouragement, Raj learns notes, then scales, then songs, and finally classical pieces that his father can recognize and be proud of. But the more Raj practices and the more skilled he becomes, the less he enjoys playing, until he grows up and stops playing altogether. But when his father becomes ill and asks Raj to play for him, will Raj remember how to play from the heart?"--

Author: Peter H. Reynolds Call Number: E REY

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

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

Sam the Man & the Chicken Plan

When seven-year-old Sam Graham, eager for some spending money, volunteers to look after a neighbor's chickens, the experience inspires him to get his own chicken--a special bird named Helga.

Author: Frances O'Roark Dowell Call Number: J FICTION DOW

Guinness World Records: Fun with Food

Presents a collection of Guinness world records featuring food, including the largest bowl of cereal, the most expensive hamburger, and the world's oldest candy shop.

Author: Christy Webster Call Number: J394.12 WEB

Looking Closely in the Rain Forest

Through the magic of close-up photography, the author first asks the reader to identify an object found in a rain forest in a super-close-up picture, with the next page revealing the entire picture.

Author: Frank Serafini Call Number: J578.734 SER

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