Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

When her abuelo is injured at the local landfill, second-grader Sofia is determined to transform the dangerous Mount Trashmore into a park, taking on City Hall in the process.

Author: Andrea Beaty Call Number: E BEA

Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

Sonia and her friends plant a garden, and each one contributes in his or her own special way, in a book that celebrates the many differences among humans.

Author: Sonia Sotomayor Call Number: E SOT

Mo Jackson series

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

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

Press Start series

When King Viking and his evil robot army attack Animal Town, and kidnap Singing Dog, it is up to Super Rabbit Boy, with some help from Sunny and his video game console, to save the day.

Author: Thomas Flintham Call Number: J FICTION FLI

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

Rabbit & Bear series

When Bear wakes up early from her hibernation, she decides to build a snowman. Her grumpy neighbor, Rabbit, decides to build an even better one. Rabbit & Bear: Rabbits Bad Habits is full of laugh-out-loud moments and chronicles the forming of an unlikely friendship

Author: Julian Gough Call Number: J FICTION GOU

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

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 Call Number: J FICTION MED

Desmond Cole 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

Meg & Greg series

Meg and Greg are hanging out for the summer doing what ten-year-olds do--helping an injured duckling, finding a lost pet fish, saving ranch animals from a wildfire and catching a wandering sloth! Jump inside to join Meg and Greg on their adventures.

Author: Elspeth Rae Call Number: J FICTION RAE

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

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: J FICTION ANN (Graphic Novel)

Baloney and Friends

Meet Baloney! He's a pig. This book is about him. And also Peanut, his best friend. There's Bizz, too, of course. And Krabbit. He'd rather not be here, but what can you do?

Author: Greg Pizzoli Call Number: J FICTION PIZ (Graphic Novel)

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

Calm: Mindfulness for Kids

Shares mindfulness activities that teach children how to focus their thoughts and pay attention, with care, to one moment at a time, including breathing exercises, moving the body to unwind stress, and taking a walk in the woods.

Author: Wynne Kinder Call Number: J158.12 KIN

Dinosaur Feathers: From Dinosaurs to Birds

A rhyming, nonfiction picture book about how dinosaurs evolved into birds

Author: Dennia Nolan Call Number: J567.9 NOL

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

Ridiculous Riddles Joke Book

Future comedians will love the jokes and riddles found in this brightly designed book. For visual learners, cute illustrations accompany many of the funny anecdotes.

Author: Lisa Regan Call Number: J818.602 REG

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes.

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly Call Number: J920 SHE

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

The Funniest Man in Baseball

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

Author: Audrey Vernick Call Number: J BIO PATKIN