Category Archives: New Children Books

Please Don’t Eat Me

by Liz Climo

When a carefree bunny is approached by a voracious bear in the woods, Bunny has just one request:  “Please don’t eat me.  But the bear has a never-ending list of requests, and Bunny realizes maybe Bear isn’t as hungry as he’d let on…Maybe he just wants his new friend’s company for a while. 

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Almost Time

by Gary D. Schmidt

Eager for maple syrup, Ethan can’t wait till sugaring time rolls around.  And he can’t wait till his loose tooth falls out.  But his father keeps telling him it’s not time yet, and no matter how hard he tries, he can’t make time pass more quickly.  

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Frank and Bean

by Jamie Michalak

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?

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The Best of Iggy

by Annie Barrows

Meet Iggy Frangi.  He’s not a bad kid, he’s really not.  Okay, so he’s done a few bad things and no one got hurt, so there’s no problem.  No one got hurt except for that one time,  that one time when the Best Idea Ever turned into the Worst Idea of All Time.  

Iggy is sorry he did it.  He is really, really, really sorry.  

“For what?” you might ask. “what did he do?”

Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out.

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When You Trap a Tiger

by Tae Keller

Some stories refuse to stay bottled up..

When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a magical tiger straight out of her halmoni’s Korean folktales arrives, prompting Lily to unravel a secret family history.  With the help of her sister and her new friend Ricky, Lily must find her voice…and the courage to face a tiger.

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Give Us the Vote!

by Susan Goldman Rubin

For over 200 years, people have marched, gone to jail, risked their lives, and even died trying to get the right to vote in the U.S.  

Perfect for students who want to know more about voting rights, this nonfiction book contains an extensive view of suffrage from the Founding Fathers to the 19th Amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to today’s voter controversies. 

 

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The Thief Knot: A Greenglass House Mystery

by Kate Milford

Marzana and her best friend are bored.  Even though they live in a notorious city where normal rules do not apply, nothing interesting ever happens to them.  Nothing, that is, until Marzana’s parents are recruited to help solve an odd crime, and she realizes that this could be the excitement she’s been waiting for. 

 

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A Big Bed for Little Snow

by Grace Lin

When it was quiet, Little Snow grinned and then jumped, jumped, jumped!  Little Snow loves the new big, soft bed Mommy made for him for the long, cold winter nights.  But Mommy says this bed is for sleeping, not jumping!  What happens when he can’t resist jump, jump, jumping on his new fluffy, bouncy bed? 

 

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Penny and Her Sled

by Kevin Henkes

When Penny, a sweet and curious mouse, gets a new sled, she can’t wait to use it.  But there’s one big problem–there’s no snow!  Patiently, Penny waits and watches for the snow to appear.  But day after day, the snow does not arrive.  Finally, Penny decides she will use her sled for other things.  And as Penny waits for a snowfall that may never appear, she learns all about the power of patience, imagination, play…and spring!

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