Barkus by Patricia MacLachlan

A girl named Nicky and big brown dog named Barkus become fast friends when Nicky’s favorite uncle unexpectedly drops him off at her house. Each of the five short chapters Read more...

Posted by on June 25, 2020

When Mischief Came to Town by Katrina Nannestad

Fans of Pippi Longstocking and Anne of Green Gables will adore the story of 10-year-old Inge Marie Jensen; a spunky, recently orphaned girl who arrives at a dreary Danish island Read more...

Posted by on May 28, 2020

Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones by Susan Lendroth

This fun and interactive picture book depicts a fossil dig by four young paleontologists of varying gender and race. From beginning to search for bones, all the way to piecing together a completed skeleton, the whole story can be sung to the tune of Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush. Additional smaller text on each page provides deeper factual information. The four children are depicted by the illustrator, Bob Read more...

Posted by on April 22, 2020

The Call of the Wild + Free by Ainsley Arment

Part memoir and part handbook, The Call of the Wild + Free focuses on inspiring and encouraging families to keep a sense of wonder and curiosity alive in their children. Read more...

Posted by on March 31, 2020

Wild Honey from the Moon by Kenneth Kraegel

Mother Shrew has a very sick little boy. She will do anything in her power to make him well. The only cure for his illness, according to her handy book Read more...

Posted by on February 13, 2020

Snowball by Paul Linnet and Sue Hendra

A smiling little snowball stands at the top of a hill looking down upon a town. Thinking that a visit to town would be fun, he decides to take a walk down the hill. After tripping on a twig, he takes a tumble, growing bigger and bigger as he rolls. At first he picks up fairly small items, such as stick arms, a pebble nose, and a sheep for a Read more...

Posted by on December 19, 2019

March of the Mini Beasts by Ada Hopper

The DATA Set is a group of three Latino second graders known for their interest in science and engineering. This first book in the series finds the friends going house Read more...

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

Twelve-year-old Iris understands the loneliness and frustration that come from the inability to communicate. Not only is she the only deaf child in her school, but her own father is Read more...

Posted by on July 1, 2019

The Bigfoot Files by Lindsay Eagar

Twelve-year-old Miranda Cho is a straight-A student, president of the student council, and extremely practical. Her mother Kat is an eccentric cryptozoologist who drives a Critter Mobile and runs a Read more...

Posted by on March 5, 2019

Loose Parts 2 : Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers by Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky

Loose Parts 2 offers numerous ideas for ways caregivers of infants and toddlers can support their child's development using materials that are readily available and often free or inexpensive. The Read more...

Posted by on February 19, 2019

Rat Attack by Molly Coxe

Gram is making jam for Ann, Fran, and Stan, but she better beware. Nat the Rat likes jam too! Nat, Pat, and Matt appear in various disguises in an attempt Read more...

Posted by on October 31, 2018

The Un-Friendship Bracelet (Craftily Ever After) by Martha Maker

This first in the Craftily Ever After series introduces two best friends, Maddie and Emily, who love to create together. When new girl Bella joins their classroom, Maddie begins a Read more...

Posted by on September 18, 2018

Poor Little Rabbit! by Jörg Mühle

Poor Little Rabbit has fallen down and has hurt his elbow. In this little interactive board book, the reader is asked to comfort and care for Little Rabbit to make Read more...

Posted by on September 4, 2018

Is it Warm Enough for Ice Cream? by Victoria Palastanga and Violet Peto

The question posed in this sturdy board book is a jumping-off point for a discussion of seasonal changes that a child experiences throughout the year.

Posted by on August 1, 2018

I Want to Be a Doctor by Laura Driscoll

This is a simple story that packs in a lot of information with illustrations that depict refreshingly diverse supporting and background characters.

Posted by on June 16, 2018

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