Summer Children's Books Recommendations

NEW CHILDREN'S BOOKS TOO GOOD TO MISS!

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BOARD BOOKS:

Coat, Janik. RHYMOCEROS. Abrams Appleseed, 2015.

Cousins, Lucy. MAISY’S PLANE. Candlewick, 2015. MAISY’S TRACTOR. Candlewick, 2015.

Murphy, Mary. ARE YOU MY MOMMY? Candlewick, 2015.

Walsh, Ellen. BALANCING ACT. Little Simon, 2015.

 

POETRY:

Janeczko, Paul B. sel., THE DEATH OF THE HAT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF POETRY IN 50 OBJECTS. Candlewick, 2015.

Lauer, Brett Fletcher. PLEASE EXCUSE THIS POEM: 100 NEW POETS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION. Viking, 2015.

Yoon, Joohee. BEASTLY VERSE. Enchanted Lion Books, 2015.

 

TRADITIONAL:

Pinkney, Jerry. THE GRASSHOPPER & THE ANTS. Little, Brown and Company, 2015.

 

PICTURE BOOKS:

Barnett, Mac. THE SKUNK. Roaring Book Press, 2015.

Child, Lauren. THE NEW SMALL PERSON. Candlewick, 2015.

Cronin, Doreen and Betsy Lewin.  CLICK, CLACK, PEEP!  Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015.

Dyckman, Ame. WOLFIE THE BUNNY. Little, Brown and Company, 2015.

Hancocks, Helen. WILLIAM & THE MISSING MASTERPIECE. Templar Books, 2015.

Hood, Sussan. MISSION: NEW BABY.  Random House, 2015.

Kimura, Ken. 999 FROGS AND A LITTLE BROTHER. North South, 2015.

Korda, Lerryn. SO COZY. Candlewick, 2015.

McClure, Nikki. IN. Abrams Appleseed, 2015.                                               

Nelson, Kadir. IF YOU PLANT A SEED. Balzer & Bray, 2015.

Newman, Leslea. HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES. Candlewick, 2015.

Perkins, Maripat. RODEO RED. Peachtree, 2015.

Ray, Mary Lyn. A VIOLIN FOR ELVA. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

Teckentrup, Britta. WHERE’S THE PAIR? A SPOTTING BOOK. Candlewick, 2015.

Viva, Frank. OUTSTANDING IN THE RAIN. Little Brown, 2015.

Wells, Rosemary. USE YOUR WORDS, SOPHIE! Viking, 2015.

Yolen, Jane and Heidi E.Y. Stemple. YOU NEST HERE WITH ME. Boyds Mills Press, 2015.

 

TRANSITIONAL CHAPTER BOOKS:

Cheng, Andrea. THE YEAR OF THE THREE SISTERS. Houghton Mifflin, 2015.

Colossal, Eric. RUTABAGA: THE ADVENTURE CHEF. Amulet Books, 2015.

Friedman, Laurie. GAME TIME, MALLORY! Darby Creek, 2015.

Gay, Marie-Louise. THE TRAVELING CIRCUS. Groundwood Books, 2015.

Himmelman, John. TALES OF BUNJITSU BUNNY. Henry Holt, 2015.

Mass, Wendy. SPACE TAXI: ARCHIE’S ALIEN DISGUISE. Little Brown, 2015.

McKay, Hilary. LULU AND THE HAMSTER IN THE NIGHT. Albert Whitman and Company, 2015.

Myracle, Lauren. THE LIFE OF TY: FRIENDS OF A FEATHER. Dutton Children’s Books, 2015.

Newman, Robin. THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE. Creston, 2015.

Pennypacker, Sara. COMPLETELY CLEMENTINE.  Disney Hyperion, 2015.

Rylant, Cynthia. GOOSEBERRY PARK AND THE MASTER PLAN. Beach Lane Books, 2015.

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Benson, Kathleen. DRAW WHAT YOU SEE: THE LIFE AND ART OF BENNY ANDREWS. Clarion Books, 2015.

Burgess, Matthew. ENORMOUS SMALLNESS: A STORY OF E. E. CUMMINGS. Enchanted Lion Books, 2015.

Danneberg, Julile. JOHN MUIR WRESTLES A WATERFALL. Charlesbridge, 2015.

Deans, Karen. SWING SISTERS: THE STORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL SWEETHEARTS OF RHYTHM. Holiday House, 2015.

Kamkwamba, William. THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015.

Kugler, Tina. IN MARY’S GARDEN. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

Prévot, Franck. WANGARI MAATHAI: THE WOMAN WHO PLANTED MILLIONS OF TREES. Charlesbridge, 2015.

Thompson, Laurie. EMMANUEL’S DREAM: THE TRUE STORY OF EMMANUEL OFOSU YEBOAH. Schwartz & Wade, 2015.

Weatherford, Carole. GORDON PARKS: HOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURED BLACK AND WHITE AMERICA. Albert Whitman, 2015.

 

NONFICTION:

Aston, Dianna Hutts. A NEST IS NOISY. Chronicle Books, 2015.

Clark, Stacy. WHEN THE WIND BLOWS. Holiday House, 2015.

Goodall, Jane. CHIMPANZEE CHILDREN OF GOMBE. Minedition, 2015.

Harris, Robie. WHAT’S SO YUMMY? ALL ABOUT EATING WELL AND FEELING GOOD. Candlewick, 2014.

Jenkins, Steve. EGG: NATURE’S PERFECT PACKAGE. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

McGehee, Claudia. MY WILDERNESS: AN ALASKAN ADVENTURE. Little Bigfoot, 2015.

Sawyer, Jonathon. NOODLE KIDS: AROUND THE WORLD IN 50 FUN… RECIPES... Quarry Books, 2015.

 

FICTION:

Birdsall, Jeanne. THE PENDERWICKS IN SPRING. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

Bradley, Kimberly Bradley. THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2014.

Coville, Katherine. THE COTTAGE IN THE WOODS. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

Draper, Sharon. STELLA BY STARLIGHT. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015.

Goldblatt, Mark. FINDING THE WORM. Random House, 2015.

Gutman, Dan. WILLIE & ME.  Harper, 2015.

Hannigan, Kate. THE DETECTIVE’S ASSISTANT. Little, Brown, 2015.

Jamieson, Victoria. ROLLER GIRL. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015.

John, Jory and Mac Barnett. THE TERRIBLE TWO. Amulet Books, 2015.

Kelly, Erin Entrada. BLACKBIRD FLY. Greenwillow Books, 2015.

Korman, Gordon. MASTERMINDS. Balzer & Bray, 2015.

Patterson, James. PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERHERO. Little Brown, 2015.

Primavera, Elise. MS. RAPSCOTT’S GIRLS. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015.

Ryan, Pam Munoz, ECHO. Scholastic, 2015.

Scieszka, Jon. FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ELECTRO-FINGER. Amulet Books, 2015.

Stephens, John. THE BLACK RECKONING: BOOKS OF BEGINNING. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

 

TEENS:

Almond, David. THE TIGHTROPE WALKERS. Candlewick, 2015.

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. SHERLOCK HOLMES IN A STUDY IN SCARLET. Balzer & Bray, 2015.

Hellison, Cat. BEASTKEEPER. Henry Holt, 2015.

Lee, Stacey. UNDER A PAINTED SKY. G. P. Putnam’s, 2015.

Levithan, David. HOLD ME CLOSER: THE TINY COOPER STORY. Dutton Books, 2015.

Niven, Jennifer. ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

Shusterman, Neal. CHALLENGER DEEP. Harperteen, 2015.

Smith, Andrew. THE ALEX CROW. Dutton Books, 2015.

Volponi, Paul. GAME SEVEN. Viking, 2015.