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Book cove for Endlessly Ever After, showing a person with a red hooded cape surrounded by classic fairy tale characters.

Endlessly Ever After: Pick YOUR Path to Countless Fairy Tale Endings!

In this rhyming mash-up of many fairy tales, the reader is invited to follow Rosie down the many possible paths which may lead to a sleeping maiden, a hungry wolf, a girl locked in a tower, or a goose that lays golden eggs--but with some luck, and some smart choices, Rosie may save herself and her fellow fairy tale characters.

Author: Lauren Snyder

Call Number: E SNY

Book cover for Thunder and Cluck, showing a large dinosaur standing in front of a smaller dinosaur with biceps flexed.

Thunder and Cluck series

Two unlikely dinosaur friends go on adventures and learn important lessons.

Author: Jill Esbaum


Book cover for A Cat Surprise, showing a cat laying in a pet bed while two nearby dogs look happy and startled.

Pepper and Boo series

For "A Cat Surprise!": Meet Pepper and Boo, two dogs who do not know much about the Cat. There is a lot to know about the Cat. Luckily, the Cat can explain. The Cat knows where and when to sleep. The Cat knows what and what not to eat. The Cat also knows that a cat can be happy to have housemates like Pepper and Boo. BOW-Wow-Meow. It's a cat surprise!

Author: Charise Mericle Harper


Book cover for Frank And Bean, showing a hot dog character and a bean character standing outside looking at one another.

Frank and Bean series

Frank likes peace and quiet. He likes his tent, his pencil, and writing in his secret notebook. Bean likes noise. He likes his bus, his trumpet -- toot, toot! -- and making music. Loud music. But Bean is missing something: he does not have words. What will happen if Frank shares his words with Bean? With a laugh-out-loud narrative by Jamie Michalak, author of the Joe and Sparky series, and Bob Kolar's bright, graphic, comical illustrations, this fresh and funny story will go down easy for beginning readers and young listeners alike.

Author: Jamie Michalak


Book cover for Ivy + Bean, showing two children standing back-to-back - one holding a book, the other holding a ball.

Ivy + Bean series

For Book 1: When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.

Author: Annie Barrows


Book cover for Cornbread & Poppy, showing two smiling mice wearing clothing and hats sitting at a table, drinking tea.

Cornbread & Poppy

Cautious Cornbread and carefree Poppy are best friends, so when Poppy fails to prepare for winter, Cornbread ventures up Holler Mountain with her to help her find food.

Author: Matthew Cordell


Book cover for Fly High, Lolo. A child wearing a bird costume on stage stretches their arms and lifts one leg.

Fly High, Lolo

In Fly High, Lolo, Lolo gets an unexpected role in the school play, meets Miss Teen the Beauty Queen, goes on a beach clean-up with Mama's new friend, and makes beautiful recycled Christmas decorations.

Author: Niki Daly


Book cover for The Great Mathemachicken, showing a ruler laying across an apple and a yellow chick floating in the air.

The Great Mathemachicken series

For "Hide and Go Beak": Chirpy is a young chicken stuck in the family coop. But she's not like the other chickens who just sit around peck peck pecking all day. She's intrigued by the children who come home from a place called school. They always look so happy! (Well, most days.) So Chirpy sneaks onto the bus one morning, hides in the classroom . . . and discovers a true love of math. When she shares what she's learned with the other chickens, they think she's one kernel short of a cob. Even so, Chirpy is determined to find a formula for fowl success by pecking away. But when a hungry fox tries to attack the coop, can she find the equation for a simple solution?

Author: Nancy Krulik


Book cover for Worst Mascot Ever, showing four kids standing next to someone wearing purple and brown creature costume.

Big Idea Gang series

For "Worst Mascot Ever": Four friends inaugurate their Big Idea Gang by starting a campaign to convince their principal and school to get a new mascot.

Author: James Preller


Book cover for Pets Rule! showing a small smirking dog standing in the middle of a street with front paws crossed.

Pets Rule! series

For "My Kingdom of Darkness": For Ember, a rescue Chihuahua and the newest pet in the Chin family, the first step in fulfilling his destiny to rule the world is to defeat the evil neighborhood squirrel, Masher.

Author: Susan Tan

Call Number: I FICTION TAN

Book cover for Peter & Ernesto, showing two sloths popping out of a tree – one from the top and one from the bottom.

Peter & Ernesto series

Peter and Ernesto are sloths. Peter and Ernesto are friends. Peter and Ernesto are nothing alike. Peter loves their tree and never wants to leave, while Ernesto loves the sky and wants to see it from every place on earth. So Ernesto leaves to have a grand adventure, and Peter stays behind and frets. Will their separation tear these friends apart...or can it bring them closer together?

Author: Graham Annable

Call Number: I FICTION ANNABLE (Graphic Novel)

Book cover for King Of The Birds, showing a black bird wearing a small crown, and a small yellow bird on its beak.

King of the Birds

Like most crows, Arlo has a big brain. But Arlo has something else: a little pal who's not afraid to tell him when he's being insufferable

Author: Elise Gravel

Call Number: I FICTION GRAVEL (Graphic Novel)

Book cover for Happy Spark Day, showing three colorful dragons standing on a pathway, several buildings behind them.

Dragons of Ember City: Happy Spark Day!

Drake, Li, and Runa are three young dragons in Ember City, where a dragon's spark is their special power and every dragon's spark is unique. Ember is a city that burns brightest when its citizens use their sparks to help each other and their community. The more they use their spark, the brighter Ember City glows and provides for all its dragons. Can Drake, Li, and Runa learn to get along after uncovering their powers?

Author: Shane Richardson

Call Number: I FICTION RICHARDSON (Graphic Novel)

Book cover for Penguin Days, showing a child wearing a purple dress, and penguins wearing neckties in the background.

Penguin Days

Lauren, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, reluctantly takes on the role of flower girl in her aunt's wedding. While it's difficult to break her familiar routines and deal with unfamiliar cousins and scratchy dresses, Lauren eventually decides that having an extended family is worth the bother.

Author: Sara Leach


Book cover for My Father's Dragon, showing a child in leafy place next to a lion with braids and bows in its mane.

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 Stiles Gannett


Book cover for Big Problemas, showing a child and dog looking for something amidst three brown boxes full of things.

Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas

Juana would say that her life is just about perfect! Things are going well at school and Juana loves her mama, perro (dog), and abuelos (grandparents) very much. When mama starts spending more time with a
new "friend", Luis, Juana starts to worry. Will she have to learn to share mama?

Author: Juana Medina


Book cover for Planet Omar, showing a child with one hand in their hair, and other kids and objects in the background.

Planet Omar series

Imaginative Omar goes through the ups and downs of starting a new school and making new friends with the help of his wonderful (and silly) Muslim family.

Author: Zanib Mian


Book cover for The Major Eights, showing four kids performing together on vocals, guitar, drums, and keyboard.

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


Book cover for Catalina Incognito, showing a child with one foot on a skateboard holding a small red bag in one hand.

Catalina Incognito series

For book 1: Eight-year-old Catalina Castañeda uses Tía Abuela's sewing kit to turn ordinary clothing into a magical disguise, enabling her to uncover a thief at the local library.

Author: Jennifer Torres


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Consent (for kids!): Boundaries, Respect, and Being in Charge of You

This is a smart, playful guide to consent and bodily autonomy, packed with bright and energetic illustrations. Readers will learn about boundaries and how to set them; ways to respect themselves and others; what to do if someone makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe; and much more. Along the way, they'll be encouraged to reflect on (and improve!) their own behavior and to practice consent in their daily lives. Whether you're looking for a consent primer to share with a friend or searching for a way to talk to your child about what it means to be in control of their own body and respect others', look no further! This humorous and insightful book from the co-creator of the viral "Tea Consent" video is the perfect teaching tool, conversation starter, and insightful, empowering resource for educators, kids, and families everywhere.

Author: Rachel Brian

Call Number: J158.2 BRI

Book cover for If The World Were 100 People, showing people holding a piece of large fabric of Earth’s land and oceans.

If the World Were 100 People: A Visual Guide to our Global Village

With almost 7.8 billion people sharing the earth, it can be a little hard to picture what the human race looks like all together. But if we could shrink the world down to just 100 people, what could we learn about the human race? What would we look like? Where and how would we all be living? This book answers all of these questions and more!

Author: Jackie McCann

Call Number: J304.6 MCC

Book cover for All Birds Have Anxiety, showing a wide-eyed white owl with yellow eyes looking outward.

All Birds Have Anxiety

Life as a bird can be stressful! From worrying about airplanes, windows and getting enough worms to eat, it is clear that birds can be anxious beings. Through a humorous, quizzical depiction of bird behaviour, this book validates everyday experiences of anxiety, provides an understanding of the associated symptoms and offers compassionate coping strategies.

Author: Kathy Hoopman

Call Number: ASC J618.928 HOO

Book cover for Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls, showing four people doing a variety of performances and work.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers

Each captivating story is told in Rebel Girls' signature fairy tale style and paired with a bold, full-page portrait. Young writers, editors, and arists from all over the world contributed to this book, making it by, for, and about young women today.

Author: Various authors

Call Number: J920 GOO

Book cover for The Girl Who Named Pluto, showing a person with an illustration of the solar system above their head.

The Girl Who Named Pluto

An empowering, inspiring--and accessible!--nonfiction picture book about the eleven-year-old girl who actually named the newly discovered Pluto in 1930. When Venetia Burney's grandfather reads aloud from the newspaper about a new discovery--a "ninth major planet" that has yet to be named--her eleven-year-old mind starts whirring. She is studying the planets in school and loves Roman mythology. "It might be called Pluto," she says, thinking of the dark underworld. Grandfather loves the idea and contacts his friend at London's Royal Astronomical Society, who writes to scientists at the Lowell Observatory in Massachusetts, where Pluto was discovered. After a vote, the scientists agree unanimously: Pluto is the perfect name for the dark, cold planet. Here is a picture book perfect for STEM units and for all children--particularly girls--who have ever dreamed of becoming a scientist.

Author: Alice B. McGinty

Call Number: J BIO BURNEY

Book cover for The Funniest Man in Baseball, showing a funny person in a baseball uniform standing in a baseball field.

The Funniest Man in Baseball: The True Story of Max Patkin

A biography for children about Max Patkin, a professional baseball player turned baseball clown.

Author: Audrey Vernick

Call Number: J BIO PATKIN