Barb & Victoria's Summer 2017 Reading LIst

New children's books too good to miss. Barb and Victoria's summer 2017 reading list. For babies through teens.

BOARD BOOKS

Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins

Birds by Kevin Henkes

Duck & Goose by Tad Hills

Happy To Be Nappy by Bell Hooks

Little Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

Little Bitty Friends by Elizabeth McPike

Dog and Bear: Bear in the Chair by Laura Seeger

 

POETRY, SONGS & MOTHER GOOSE

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander

Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle

One Last Word: Wisdom From the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes

Keep a Pocket in Your Poem: Classic Poems and Playful Parodies by Patrick J. Lewis

Cricket in the Thicket by Carol Murray

My Daddy Rules the World: Poems About Dads by Hope Smith

 

TRADITIONAL

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry Pinkney

 

PICTURE BOOKS

Noisy Night by Mac Barnett

Good Night! Good Night! by Carin Berger

Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue by Calista Brill

Shake a Leg, Egg! by Kurt Cyrus

The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson

Olivia the Spy by Ian Falconer

Bulldozer Helps Out by Candace Fleming

Short Stories for Little Monsters by Marie-Louise Gay

Egg by Kevin Henkes

A Cat Named Swan by Holly Hobbie

All Ears, All Eyes by Richard Jackson

Bee & Me by Alison Jay

A Greyhound A Groundhog by Emily Jenkins

A Small Thing... But Big by Tony Johnston

Blue Ethel by Jennifer Black Reinhardt

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Rinker

Rain by Sam Usher

Say Hello, Sophie! by Rosemary Wells

Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide For New Arrivals by Mo Willems

 

BIOGRAPHY

Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the Hisory of Sports by Phil Bildner

Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe by Deborah Blumenthal

Survivor's Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz by Michael Bornstein

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay Haring

The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks by Cynthia Levinson

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Stand Up and Sing! Pete Seeger, Folk Music and the Path to Justice by Susanna Reich

 

NONFICTION

Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth by Molly Bang

Mission to Pluto by Mary Kay Carson

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

Birds Make Nests by Michael Garland

Ribbit by Jorey Hurley

Motor Girls by Sue Macy

Trudy's Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the Enligh Channel by Sue Macy

Creekfinding by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Claudia McGehee

My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis by Paul Meisel

Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner

Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and Surrender by S.D. Nelson

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe & The Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin

 

TRANSITIONAL CHAPTER BOOKS

Trouble At School for Marvin & James by Elise Broach

The Ghosts at the Movie Theater by Dori Butler

Ivy by Katherine Coville

Dark Shadows: The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin

Trouble Next Door by Karen English

Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel by Charise Harper

Counting Sheep: Calpurnia Tate Girl Vet by Jacqueline Kelly

Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey

The Sea Lion by Cynthia Rylant

Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz

Gone Camping by Tamera Wissinger

 

FICTION

The Wearle: Erth Dragons 1 by Chris D'Lacey

The Castle in the Mist by Amy Ephron

Panda-Monium by Stuart Gibbs

Genevieve's War by Patricia Reilly Giff

The 65-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel by Kimberly Holt

An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpugo

Jack and the Geniuses at the Bottom of the World by Bill Nye

Short by Holly Sloan

School Ship Tobermory by Alexander McCall Smith

Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres

Hilo: The Great Big Boom by Judd Winick

 

TEENS

Armstrong & Charlie by Steven Frank

Grendel's Guide to Love & War: A Tale of Rivalry, Romance & Existential Angst by A.E. Kaplan

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Saenz

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Maresi: The Red Abbey Chronicles by Maria Turtschaninoff

Well, That Was Awkward by Rachel Vail

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

The Murderer's Ape by Jakob Wegelius