Category: Kids' books

American Girls

Macmillan | June 7, 2016 | 304 pages
She was looking for a place to land. Anna is a fifteen-year-old girl slouching toward adulthood, and she's had it with her life at home. So Anna "borrows" her stepmom's credit card and runs away to Los Angeles, where her half-sister takes her in. But LA isn't quite the glamorous escape Anna had... More Info

Making It Right

Annick Press | October 11, 2016 | 144 pages
What if there were no prisons? Alternative approaches to dealing with crime are underway around the world to explore how victims, offenders, and communities can heal rifts and repair damage. It’s often called restorative justice. It’s a way to think about the deeper reasons behind crimes, and... More Info


August 30, 2016 | 304 pages
A Top Ten YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book A Top Ten ALA Quick Pick Kirkus Prize Finalist A "New York Times" Notable Children s Book An "NPR" Best Book of the Year A "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of the Year COME TO THE CROSSROADS, TO THE CROSSROADS COME Sierra Santiago planned to have an... More Info

The Porcupine of Truth

Scholastic Incorporated | August 30, 2016 | 336 pages
Seventeen-year-old Carson Speier is bored of Billings, Montana, and resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his father, a dying alcoholic whom he has not seen in fourteen years--but then he meets Aisha, a beautiful African American girl who has run away from her own difficult family,... More Info

Eek! Halloween!

Workman Publishing | August 23, 2016 | 24 pages
Boynton celebrates Halloween! A new addition to the Boynton on Board series, with over 21 million copies sold, Eek! Halloween! is all treat and no tricks, a journey with Boynton and her nutty characters through the tradition of Halloween. It starts with an uh-oh--the chickens are nervous! Strange... More Info

How Do Dinosaurs Go to Sleep?

Blue Sky Press | August 30, 2016 | 12 pages
In rhyming text a young dinosaurs try to avoid going to bed, but finally cooperate, to their parents' relief.  More Info

What a Beautiful Morning

Running Press | August 9, 2016 | 40 pages
No summary available.

Abigail the Whale

Owlkids | September 13, 2016 | 32 pages
Abigail dreads swimming lessons. Every time she dives into the pool, she makes a big splash, and all the girls in her class shout: "Abigail’s a whale!” Abigail can see that she is larger than the other girls. She feels huge, heavy, and out of place. Abigail’s swimming teacher takes her aside... More Info

Let's Go Outside!

Trumpeter | August 26, 2016 | 175 pages
A guide for parents of middle-grade children profiles ideas on how to keep them engaged during outdoor ventures, outlining a range of organized activities that encompass twists on popular team games, outside homework projects, and educational experiments. Original.  More Info


HarperCollins | May 10, 2016 | 176 pages
No summary available.

How to Lose a Lemur

August 16, 2016 | 30 pages
First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Pavilion Children's Books.  More Info

Wake Up, City!

Little Bee Books | August 9, 2016 | 32 pages
In this beautifully illustrated picture book, one little girl and her father are on their way to school as the whole city wakes up around them! The gumdrop sun rises high in the cotton candy sky. A woman stretches. She starts to run. The city morning has begun! The city is still fast asleep when a... More Info

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production

Arthur A. Levine Books | July 31, 2016 | 320 pages
Seashells, sand castles, waves, and sun! A day at the beach has never been more fun.  More Info


Katherine Tegen Books | August 2, 2016 | 368 pages
Fans of the 5th Wave series will devour the pulse-pounding conclusion to The Game trilogy, by bestselling author Eve Silver, about teens pulled in and out of an alternate reality where battling aliens is more than a game—it's life and death. As her dad and best friend lie dying in the hospital,... More Info

Little Blue Boat

January 15, 2016 | 10 pages
When you take to the high seas with Little Blue Boat, you'll meet all kinds of ocean animals! This chunky board book has especially thick flaps for baby to lift and grasp. Illustrations include lots of details to hold baby's attention.  More Info

Things That Go

July 1, 2015 | 12 pages
Babies will love to lift the flaps to discover surprise things that zoom, fly, and chug. Extra-chunky flaps are just right for little fingers.  More Info

First Words

July 1, 2015 | 12 pages
Babies will love to lift the flaps to discover first words and surprise pictures. Extra-chunky flaps are just right for little fingers.  More Info

Grandma Wishes

July 1, 2015 | 20 pages
There's a special star in the nighttime sky that only grandmas can see. Grandmas make the most special wishes in their hearts on the Grandma Star. Their wishes come true when they first hold their grandchild in their arms.  More Info

The Moon Sees You and Me

July 1, 2015 | 20 pages
The moon sees you, the moon sees me, together, apart, wherever we may be. No matter how far apart you are from your little one, you always feel connected by the love that you share.  More Info

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

July 1, 2015 | 10 pages
Twinkle, twinkle, star so bright, first star I see tonight. It's nighttime and the twinkle star shines high in the night sky. The light from the twinkle star shines bright to guide our storybook friends home to get ready for bed.  More Info

Wheels on the Bus

July 1, 2015 | 10 pages
The lions on the bus show great big smiles, all through the town! Lions on the bus? Yes, the circus bus! The circus is coming to town and the circus animals are parading through town on their fancy bus to say hello before the big show.  More Info

Good Night, Octopus

July 1, 2015 | 12 pages
Little Octopus has had a very busy day. Time to pick up, now. Put your toys away! Have you ever tried to get a little Octopus ready for bed? It's not easy! Octopus has many things to do before bedtime - brushing her teeth, putting on her jammies, it's a good thing she has eight arms!  More Info

The Peas Say Please

July 1, 2015 | 12 pages
The peas say please...and thank-you, says the cheese. Little Bunny wants to sit at the table to eat dinner like a big bunny. Bunny's friends on the table help him learn proper table manners so he can show his Mama he is ready to be a big bunny.  More Info

Little Yellow Bee

April 1, 2016 | 10 pages
Explore a colorful garden with Little Yellow Bee. The chunky board book has especially thick flaps for baby to grasp and lift. Simple sentences reinforce future language structure. Illustrations include lot of details to hold baby's attention.  More Info

Sarindi and the Lucky Bird

August 26, 2016 | 72 pages
Sarindi wants to win the lucky marble from his friend, but it seems that he has no luck. His father wants a lucky bird so that he will make money as a peddle-taxi again. But sometimes luck can be a thing of the heart, as much as a thing of fate. And so it was for Sarindi.  More Info

The Indian in the Cupboard

HarperCollins UK | August 26, 2016 | 220 pages
For Omri, it is a dream come true when the plastic American Indian he locks into the old cupboard comes to life. Little Bull is everything an Indian brave should be - proud, fearless and defiant.But being in charge of a real, live, human being is a heavy responsibility, as Omri soon discovers. And... More Info

The Secret Deepens

Wandering Fox Books | April 1, 2016 | 192 pages
Cat Peters returns in the thrilling sequel to "The Secret of Grim Hill."  More Info

Dojo Surprise

Owlkids | August 1, 2016 | 32 pages
The six little ninjas of Dojo Daycare and Dojo Daytrip are back for a third adventure--this time, planning a surprise birthday party for their master. Stealthy as ever, the ninja girls and ninja boys tiptoe around without a noise (or so they think) as they prepare for the celebration. Meanwhile,... More Info

The Turing Machinists

Dancing Cat Books | April 16, 2016 | 180 pages
At seventeen, Del's world seems to be falling apart. He's managed his Asperger's well, has a solid group of friends in his special needs class at school, and even manages to get by among people who don't understand his brand of communication.But his parents are splitting up, and Del is certain he... More Info

A Boy Named Queen

August 1, 2016 | 96 pages
Evelyn is both aghast and fascinated when a new boy comes to grade five and tells everyone his name is Queen. Queen wears shiny gym shorts and wants to organize a chess/environment club. His father plays weird loud music and has tattoos. How will the class react? How will Evelyn? Evelyn is an only... More Info

What Millie Did

August 1, 2016 | 44 pages
Milly Zantow wanted to solve the problem of her town’s full landfill and ended up creating a global recycling standard -- the system of numbers you see inside the little triangle on plastics. This is the inspiring story of how she mobilized her community, creating sweeping change to help the... More Info

Reaching Out

August 26, 2016 | 352 pages
An anthology of short stories, extracts, artwork and poems donated by some of Mariah Kennedy's greatest role models, who felt similarly in their wish to highlight social injustice throughout the world.  More Info

The Moose is Loose!

ABC Childrens Books | August 26, 2016 | 32 pages
'The moose is loose and so is the goose!' When the animals on the Kalaboo Zoo train break free, it's up to driver Mac and signalman Bruce to get them back. But these animals are sneaky, slippery and sly ... Will Mac and Bruce find a way to get the rowdy crew back on board?  More Info

Rudie Nudie

Dogwise Publishing | August 26, 2016 | 24 pages
Emma Quay captures all the joy and energy of childhood in this irresistible rhyming tale.  More Info


HarperCollins Australia | August 26, 2016 | 32 pages
When the Claybourne-Willments got Fearless as a little puppy, it seemed a good name for him. Except Fearless wasn't. How does Fearless finally live up to his name? Suggested level: junior.  More Info

The Family Secret

No summary available.

Eddie the Bully

Little Bee Books | September 6, 2016 | 40 pages
A thoughtful anti-bullying book from the talented author/illustrator Henry Cole! Eddie the chicken is the meanest kid in class. He may be the smallest, but he is the biggest bully. He calls people names, hides people's homework, and trips people. No one is safe from his bullying! And when the... More Info

The Family Book

Little Brown & Company | May 1, 2010 | 32 pages
Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what.  More Info

Women in Science

Ten Speed Press | July 26, 2016 | 128 pages
A recent U.S. Department of Education survey found that high school girls take the same number of math and science classes as boys and earn slightly higher grades, but only 15 percent of U.S. collegiate women major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Encouraging... More Info

100 Things to Do on a Car Journey

June 1, 2016 | 112 pages
Lots of things for children to do while on a long or a short car journey.  More Info

Tales for Little Rebels

NYU Press | March 15, 2010 | 313 pages
In 1912, a revolutionary chick cries, “Strike down the wall!” and liberates itself from the “egg state.” In 1940, ostriches pull their heads out of the sand and unite to fight fascism. In 1972, Baby X grows up without a gender and is happy about it. Rather than teaching children to obey... More Info

The Caterpillar Woman

Inhabit Media | June 1, 2016 | 32 pages
Piujuq is a kind young woman who loves to take long walks on the tundra and dance by her favorite lake surrounded by butterflies. But one day, she encounters a stranger on her walk. When this person asks a favour of Piujuq, she happily obliges, and that kindness leaves Piujuq stuck in the body of a... More Info

I Have Cerebral Palsy

Star Bright Books | April 30, 2016 | 32 pages
Meet Sydney, a girl who likes the same things other kids do--riding her bike, playing baseball, and hanging out with her friends. Sydney also has cerebral palsy, which makes walking, talking, and using her hands difficult. Sydney shares her first hand account of life with cerebral palsy in I Have... More Info

Ferocious Fluffity

July 5, 2016 | 32 pages
No summary available.

Ghosts and Goblins and Ninja, Oh My!

July 26, 2016 | 128 pages
No summary available.

Interrupting Chicken

September 6, 2016 | 40 pages
Awarded a 2011 Caldecott Honor! A favorite joke inspires this charming tale, in which a little chicken's habit of interrupting bedtime stories is gleefully turned on its head. It's time for the little red chicken's bedtime story --and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken... More Info

Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Space

February 25, 2016 | 16 pages
Children are always asking questions and space is a very fascinating subject. This illustrated book has lots of answers.  More Info

Bella Up, Up, and Away

HarperCollins | July 12, 2016 | 40 pages
Bella is a curious cat who lives inside a lighthouse. When she meets a new friend, a cat named Claude, she invites him along for an adventure, only to find that he prefers warm sand to playing in the ocean, and likes naps more than defending sand castles from imaginary foes. When a strong wind... More Info

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Margaret K. McElderry Books | October 7, 2008 | 40 pages
"The day before Christmas, snuggled on his floor, Bear sleeps soundly with a great big snore...." Bear's friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up... More Info


Carlton Kids | September 1, 2013 | 80 pages
Return to the land of the pharaohs and explore the mysterious kingdoms of ancient Egypt.This lavishly illustrated volume brings you the incredible temples and monuments of ancient Egypt in all their glory. Magnificent colour artworks faithfully recreate them as they were in the time of the... More Info