Category: Kids' books

When Dads Don't Grow Up

Dial Books for Young Readers | March 15, 2012 | 32 pages
Extols the virtues of dads who still read comics and watch cartoons, understand that clothes do not have to match and that pancakes need not be round, and do not mind getting their hair wet--if they have any.  More Info

Maggie & Oliver Or A Bone of One's Own

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | October 25, 2011 | 192 pages
A dog whose beloved owner has died and an orphaned ten-year-old girl find each other while enduring poverty and homelessness in early-twentieth-century Boston.  More Info

Henry's Heart

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers | November 22, 2011 | 40 pages
When Henry falls in love with a puppy but his father will not buy it for him, his heart reacts strangely. Includes facts about the heart's role within the body.  More Info

Sky-High Guy

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers | April 13, 2010 | 32 pages
Jack likes to play with his "friend" Guy (an action figure) without the interference of his little brother Gus, but when Guy gets stuck in a tree, Gus is the perfect companion to help Jack rescue him, in the companion to the ALA Notable Book, Below. Jr Lib Guild.  More Info

Earth

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | March 1, 2010 | 32 pages
Each two-page spread introduces an animal whose habitat is threatened by global warming, in a title that identifies people as the sole help for these animals and provides practical suggestions for kids to practice conservation in their daily lives.  More Info

The Really Groovy Story of the Tortoise and the Hare

Albert Whitman & Co | March 1, 2011 | 32 pages
A modern rhyme retells the events of the famous race between the boastful hare and the persevering tortoise.  More Info

No Bad News

Albert Whitman and Company | January 1, 2001 | 40 pages
When Marcus walks to the barbershop, he sees a lot of bad news--buildings covered in graffiti and people drinking outside a liquor store. But at the shop, one by one, the people tell him all about the good news that's in their neighborhood.  More Info

When I Miss You

Albert Whitman & Co | January 1, 2004 | 24 pages
A young guinea pig describes situations that make him miss his parents, how it feels to miss them, and what he can do to feel better, and includes an author's note for parents and teachers. Reprint.  More Info

Over and Under the Snow

Chronicle Books Llc | October 19, 2011 | 44 pages
Over the snow, the world is hushed and white, but under the snow is a secret world of squirrels and snowshoe hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many others who live outside in the woods during the winter.  More Info

A Sweet Passover

Harry N. Abrams | March 1, 2012 | 40 pages
All week long Miriam is happy to eat lots of matzah but by week's end she is tired of it, so Grandpa must whip up some Passover magic for Miriam to learn that there's more to Passover than just the matzah.  More Info

Such a pretty face

Harry N. Abrams | May 1, 2007 | 267 pages
A collection of short stories invites young readers to explore what is truly beautiful in a culture where image often seems more important than virtue and reason.  More Info

The Green Teen

New Society Pub | May 1, 2009 | 192 pages
Presents advice and tips on how to live an environmentally-conscious life, making decisions on purchases, food consumption, waste management, and social activism with the environment in mind.  More Info

Through the Cracks

Sterling | December 31, 1994 | 56 pages
Discusses how children tend to fall "through the cracks" in school systems which lack stimulation, and shows some alternative teaching styles which rely heavily on art  More Info

Our Friendship Rules

Tilbury House Publishers | June 1, 2010 | 32 pages
Alexandra and Jenny have been best friends for a long time. But when Alexandra is momentarily dazzled by the glamour of a new girl at school, she's willing to do almost anything to get to be the cool girl's friend. Ultimately, she tells Jenny's biggest, most important secrets and just like that,... More Info

Sheila Says We're Weird

Tilbury House Pub | June 9, 2011 | 32 pages
Sheila comments on her neighbors' energy-saving habits, like using a wood stove in the winter and drying clothes on a clothesline instead of in the dryer, but she likes their home-grown fruits and vegetables and enjoys making popcorn on the wood stove with them.  More Info

You Be Me, I'll Be You

Kane Miller Book Pub | October 1, 1993 | 34 pages
Anna, the interracial child of a white father and black mother, explores questions and yearnings she has about her identity by "switching" skin-colors with her father. With wit, compassion and a very light and non-didactic hand, this book examines issues of concern not only to interracial children,... More Info

Beautiful Signs/Ayat Jamilah

Eastern Washington Univ Pr | June 1, 2004 | 189 pages
Presents Islamic stories that offer a background in Islamic traditions, folk tales, and mystical verse.  More Info

Where Wild Horses Run

Red Deer Press | November 12, 2011 | 32 pages
Tells the story of a newly-born foal who must learn to survive in the wild with help from her mother, the rest of her band of horses, and a good friend.  More Info

The Sky Tree

October 15, 2009 | 83 pages
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Izzys Very Important Job

By Ragnar
June 30, 2005 | 32 pages
Izzy has a very important job, and to get there on time she has to travel in her turbo jet car.  More Info

I'm Going to Be a Big Sister!

Nurturing Your Children Pr | April 1, 2007 | 33 pages
Amanda's mommy is pregnant and Amanda is going to be a big sister. In this story Amanda learns about preparing for the new baby's arrival and what it truly means to be a big sister.  More Info

Indie Girl

Zest Books | April 1, 2008 | 136 pages
Describes ways in which teenage girls can start their own creative ventures, discussing how to start a band, film a television show, and launch a fashion company.  More Info

Last Airlift

November 1, 2011 | 120 pages
Last Airlift is the true story of the last Canadian airlift operation that left Saigon and arrived in Toronto on April 13, 1975. Son Thi Anh Tuyet was one of 57 babies and children on that flight. Based on personal interviews and enhanced with archive photos, Tuyet's story of the Saigon orphanage... More Info

True Blue

October 1, 2011 | 240 pages
A person doesn't have to do anything important to get recognition anymore; it's enough to know someone who does. Parasitic fame.Casey was more than just a dependable camp counselor dedicated to her little buddies in Cabin Three. She was a brilliant student looking forward to a scholarship and a... More Info

Zeke Bartholomew: Superspy!

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | November 1, 2011 | 231 pages
Zeke Bartholomew--a seventh-grade nobody--has always dreamed of being a spy, but when a case of mistaken identity goes horribly wrong, he is thrust into a world of real-life espionage beyond his wildest dreams. Original.  More Info

Elliot and the Last Underworld War

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | April 1, 2012 | 192 pages
Elliot, the King of the Brownies, might be able to survive some unusual self-defense lessons and a king-napping plot, but withstanding the friendship of the neighbor girl--his arch-nemesis Cami Wortson--may be more than even he can handle.  More Info

Three Little Dinosaurs

Sterling Pub Co Inc | March 6, 2012 | 24 pages
Dreaming about being able to fly, young dinosaur companions Scratch, Spike and Lofty climb a volcano and plan to jump into the air only to learn from a friendly pterodactyl that flying is harder than it seems. By the award-winning author of Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball.  More Info

Elliot and the Goblin War

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | October 1, 2010 | 181 pages
When eight-year-old Elliot Penster unwittingly saves a brownie from a group of goblins on Halloween night, he becomes their reluctant king and champion in a war against the evil goblins.  More Info

The Olive Branch

Sterling Pub Co Inc | April 3, 2012 | 32 pages
"I believe that The Olive Branchcan help make a real difference in our world."--Archbishop Desmond Tutu Red and Yellow live together in the branches of an olive tree--but these two friends are as different as can be, and sometimes have trouble co-existing peacefully. Red wants to play loudly on his... More Info

Where's the Dinosaur?

Sterling Pub Co Inc | February 7, 2012 | 26 pages
In a fun-filled follow-up to Where's the Dragon?, Grandfather, George and Meg the dog are on the hunt again, this time searching for dinosaurs on a remote island, in an "I spy" book that features tactile elements and more than 90 dinosaurs to find.  More Info

Deep Sea Dive

Sterling Pub Co Inc | March 6, 2012 | 12 pages
Rhyming text conveys simple information about undersea life, including sharks and lobsters. On board pages.  More Info

Space Walk

Sterling Pub Co Inc | March 6, 2012 | 12 pages
Rhyming text conveys simple information about the eight planets of the solar system.  More Info

Amelia Earhart

Sterling Pub Co Inc | February 3, 2009 | 128 pages
Profiles the woman who was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and who later disappeared while attempting a flight around the world.  More Info

Anne Frank

Sterling Pub Co Inc | February 3, 2009 | 128 pages
Packed with information and unique images, Sterling Biographies are ideal for middle-grade readers. Kids will be captivated by riveting first-person accounts and dramatic events told in an accessible and intimate style. Full color.  More Info

Clay Quests: Maze Magic

Sterling Pub Co Inc | November 4, 2008 | 40 pages
Presents a collection of maze puzzles created from polymer clay.  More Info

Malcolm X

Sterling Pub Co Inc | February 5, 2008 | 128 pages
Profiles the controversial Black Muslim leader and civil rights activist, from his childhood in Lansing, Michigan, through his conversion while in prison, to his murder on February 21, 1965.  More Info

Bear Says "Thank You"

Capstone | January 1, 2012 | 18 pages
Bear remembers to use his manners and say "thank you" as he makes a special card for his mother. On board pages.  More Info

Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms

Sterling Pub Co Inc | April 3, 2012 | 208 pages
The exciting launch title of Sterling's middle-grade fiction list: HORTEN'S MIRACULOUS MECHANISMS Enter a wonderful world filled with real magic, mystery, and danger. As if being small and having S. Horten as his name isn't bad enough, now 10-year-old Stuart is forced to move far away from all his... More Info

Seriously, Cinderella Is So Annoying!

Nonfiction Picture Books | August 1, 2011 | 24 pages
The classic tale of Cinderella is told by her stepmother, who was not really so wicked after all.  More Info

Katie and the Class Pet

August 1, 2011 | 32 pages
When Katie is chosen to take the class pet, Binky the guinea pig, home for the weekend, she runs into a problem.  More Info

Katie's New Shoes

August 1, 2011 | 32 pages
When Katie outgrows her shoes, she and her friends JoJo and Pedro go to the shoe store with their mothers.  More Info

Katie Woo Has the Flu

August 1, 2011 | 32 pages
Katie misses school while she is home with the flu.  More Info

My Friend Has ADHD

Nonfiction Picture Books | February 1, 2010 | 24 pages
"Explains some of the challenges and rewards of having a friend with ADHD using everyday kid-friendly examples."--Publisher provided.  More Info

Katie Woo, Where Are You?

August 1, 2011 | 32 pages
While shopping with her parents in a mall, Katie helps a lost boy, not realizing that she may be lost, too.  More Info

Henry Helps with Laundry

Picture Window Books | January 1, 2012 | 20 pages
Henry helps his mother with the laundry by sorting clothes, moving them from the washer to the dryer, and putting them away. On board pages.  More Info

Henry Helps with the Dog

Picture Window Books | January 1, 2012 | 20 pages
Henry is a good helper! He can even help with his dog, Toby.  More Info

Penguin Says "Please"

Capstone | January 1, 2012 | 20 pages
Penguin learns to use good manners when asking for something. On board pages.  More Info

Henry Helps with Dinner

Picture Window Books | January 1, 2012 | 20 pages
Henry is a good helper! He can even help with dinner.  More Info

Hippo Says "Excuse Me"

Capstone | January 1, 2012 | 20 pages
Hippo demonstrates his good manners as he makes his way in crowded situations. On board pages.  More Info

Avoiding Hunger and Finding Water

Raintree | July 1, 2011 | 48 pages
Looks at famine and drought, discusses the need for more sustainable farming practices and water use, and examines patterns of consumption.  More Info

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