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

When Sophie Thinks She Can't...

Sophie is discourgaged because she always struggles with math and puzzles--until her teacher shows her the hidden value of "try" and "yet."

Author: Molly Bang Call Number: E BAN

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

Tell Me a Tattoo Story

A father tells his young son the story behind each of his tattoos.

Author: Alison McGhee Call Number: E MCG

Teddy's Favorite Toy

Teddy's favorite toy has the best manners, and the sickest fighting skills, and the ability to pull off a number of fierce looks. But when his toy goes missing, it turns out there's another woman around who's pretty fierce--it's Teddy's mom, and she will stop at nothing to reunite Teddy with his favorite toy.

Author: Christian Trimmer Call Number: E TRI

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

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

Squishy McFluff series

Can you see him? My kitten? Close your eyes tight. His fur is so soft and all silvery white. Imagine him quick! Have you imagined enough? Oh, good, you can see him! It's Squishy McFluff! When Ava discovers an imaginary cat in the cabbage patch, she knows she's found a new best friend. Together, Ava and Squishy McFluff get up to all kinds of mischief.

Author: Pip Jones Call Number: J FICTION JON

The Fix-It Friends series

Seven-year-old Veronica, who's good at solving problems, starts the Fix-It Friends after she and her brother and their friends help her new classmate get over her fear of spiders. Includes notes for children and their parents.

Author: Nicole C. Kear Call Number: J FICTION KEA

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

Rock Star

Fourth-grader Jada's best friend moved away but a class project on rocks and minerals, her favorite topic, could mean new friends, if only one of her teammates would stop being mean. This is the first book in the Jada Jones series.

Author: Kelly Lyons Call Number: J FICTION LYO

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)

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

What's Your Favorite Color?

Fifteen children's book artists, including Lauren Castillo, Frann Preston-Gannon, and Melissa Sweet, share their favorite colors and explain why they love them. Includes brief biographical sketches of the illustrators.

Author: Eric Carle Call Number: J535.6 CAR

Traveling Butterflies

Follows the migration pattern and life cycle of monarch butterflies from an egg in a country up north, through their travel and gathering in a southern forest before returning to the north.

Author: Susumu Shingu Call Number: J595.789 SHI

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

Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey

When an Iraqi family is forced to flee their home, they can t bear to leave their beloved cat, Kunkush, behind. So they carry him with them from Iraq to Greece, keeping their secret passenger hidden away. But during the crowded boat crossing to Greece, his carrier breaks and the frightened cat runs from the chaos. In one moment, he is gone. After an unsuccessful search, his family has to continue their journey, leaving brokenhearted.

Author: Doug Kuntz Call Number: J636.8 KUN

The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life

Presents a visual survey of Lois Ehlert's artistic career that reflects on her parents' support, her early creative experiments and her behind-the-scenes book-making processes.

Author: Lois Ehlert Call Number: J741.64 EHL

Hi Koo! A Year of Seasons

Jon J Muth--and his delightful little panda bear, Koo--challenge readers to stretch their minds and imaginations with twenty-six haikus about the four seasons.

Author: Jon J. Muth Call Number: J811.54 MUT

Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire

Mary Blair lived her life in color: vivid, wild color. From her imaginative childhood to her career as an illustrator, designer, and animator for Walt Disney Studios, Mary wouldnt play by the rules. At a time when studios wanted to hire men and think in black and white, Mary painted twinkling emerald skies, peach giraffes with tangerine spots, and magenta horses that could fly. She painted her world.

Author: Jacqueline Tourville Call Number: J BIO BLAIR

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