Don’t Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup

Tiger is asleep, but she is blocking the way of Frog, Fox, Turtle, Mouse, and Stork. Our animal friends will need the reader’s help to make it to their party Read more...

Posted by on August 1, 2017

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko

Firefly July not only has perfect poems for warm summer nights and sun-filled days, but can also help you escape the scorching heat as it travels through the seasons. Crispy, Read more...

Posted by on July 20, 2017

The Kraken’s Rules for Making Friends by Brittany R. Jacobs

Making friends can be a challenge, especially if you have a temper and are a legendary sea monster. If the Great White Shark can make friends, maybe Kraken can too, Read more...

Posted by on July 7, 2017

Swimming With Sharks by Heather Lang

Readers will get a cool peek into mid-century scuba technology as they dive with Genie to the ocean floor. Swimming with Sharks is an inspiring book about keeping an open Read more...

Posted by on June 29, 2017

Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

This richly textured biography shows more than how an artist came to be, but also how he works, creates, and embodies the beauty around us all.

Posted by on June 29, 2017

Cat Knit by Jacob Grant

Sometimes our friends change, this is a lesson that Cat and the reader explore in Grant’s work Cat Knit. Grant’s limited color palette has readers focusing on the humor of Read more...

Posted by on June 14, 2017

Just A Minute A Trickster Tale and Counting Book by Yuyi Morales

Señor Calavera is a skeleton who has come to take Grandma Beetle away. Grandma Beetle is clever and has Señor Calavera wait just one more minute, but how long will Read more...

Posted by on April 20, 2017

Rabbit Magic by Meg McLaren

In Rabbit Magic, Monsieur Lapin gets the surprise of his life: his assistant Houdini takes over the show! McLaren’s use of pastels allows the magic show to really pop on Read more...

Posted by on April 9, 2017

Issun Bôshi: The One-Inch Boy by Icinori

A classic Japanese fairy tale comes to life with vibrant, striking illustrations from Icinori, a duo of French illustrators and printmakers. Issun Bôshi, the one-inch boy, is born to parents Read more...

Posted by on April 6, 2017

Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro and Tatjana Mai-Wyss

Bunny loves books and especially enjoys outdoor storytime at the library. What will poor bunny do as winter comes and storytime moves inside? Knowing he can't possibly live without books, Read more...

Posted by on March 29, 2017

How To Build A Museum by Tonya Bolden

How To Build A Museum is a timely story of the creation, formation, and inner workings of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). A group of Read more...

Posted by on March 18, 2017

Secrets of the Apple Tree by Carron Brown

In Secrets of the Apple Tree, written by Carron Brown and illustrated by Alyssa Nassner, the reader is invited to exercise their power of observation to discover the wonders hidden Read more...

Posted by on February 2, 2017

A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker

This is a story about irritable Bear and his first trip to the library. Bear has never been to a library, and he does not want to go. One day Read more...

Posted by on January 13, 2017

I Dissent by Debbie Levy

The story shines most when showing both girls and boys what it looks like to have strength, determination, and grace in the face of adversity: specifically, Ruth's moments in court. Read more...

Posted by on December 4, 2016

For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story by Rebecca Langston-George

Famous teen activist for children's and women's rights, Malala Yousafzai, didn't just fall into activism, she was thrust into it. In a show of defiance, Malala attended school in the Read more...

Posted by on September 10, 2016