BARB AND VICTORIA'S SPRING 2018 READING LIST

Former school librarians Victoria Walton and Barb Stein have created a fresh bibliography of their favorites from our stock of new books.  Their recommendations have become the reliable standard for children's book shoppers in the area.

BOARD BOOKS:
Florian, Douglas - THE WONDERFUL HABITS OF RABBITS
Gomi, Taro - LITTLE TRUCK
Savage, Stephen - SUPERTRUCK
Schaefer, Lola - ONE SPECIAL DAY
Stead, Philip - A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE

POETRY:
Browne, Mahogany L. - BLACK GIRL MAGIC
Giovanni, Nikki - I AM LOVED
Nye, Naomi - VOICES IN THE AIR: POEMS FOR LISTENERS
Reynolds, Jason - FOR EVERY ONE
VanDerwater, Amy Ludwig - WITH MY HANDS: POEMS ABOUT MAKING THINGS

TRADITIONAL:
Compestine, Ying Chang - THE CHINESE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES
McKissack, Patricia - WHO WILL BELL THE CAT?

PICTURE BOOKS:
Applegate, Katherine - SOMETIMES YOU FLY
Bagley, Jessixa - VINCENT COMES HOME
Blackall, Sophie - HELLO LIGHTHOUSE
Brantley-Newton, Vanessa - GRANDMA’S PURSE
Cummings, Tony - CAN I BE YOUR DOG?
Diaz, Junot - ISLANDBORN
Heder, Thyra - ALFIE THE TURTLE THAT DISAPPEARED
Hobbie, Holly - ELMORE
Love, Jessica - JULIAN IS A MERMAID
Mallery, Sydra - A MOST UNUSUAL DAY
Sima, Jessie - HARRIET GETS CARRIED AWAY
Stead, Philip - ALL THE ANIMALS WHERE I LIVE
Wiesner, David - I GOT IT!
Willems, Mo - A BUSY CREATURE’S DAY EATING!

TRANSITIONAL CHAPTER BOOKS AND READERS:
Adler, David - PASS THE BALL, MO!
Clanton, Be - NARWHAL PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY
Cronin, Doreen - GIMME SHELTER: MISADVENTURES AND MISINFORMATION
Hanlon, Abby - DORY FANTASMAGORY HEAD IN THE CLOUDS
Kelly, Jacqueline - A PRICKLY PROBLEM: CALPURNIA TATE GIRL
Potter, Ellen - BIG FOOT AND LITTLE FOOT
Rylant, Cynthia - THE BEAR: LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY
Ruzzier, Sergio - FOX & CHICK: THE PARTY AND OTHER STORIES
Selznick, Brian and David Serlin - BABY MONKEY, PRIVATE EYE
Urban, Linda - ROAD TRIP WITH MAX AND HIS MOM
Vernon, Ursula - HAMSTER PRINCESS: WHISKERELLA
Viorst, Judith - LULU IS GETTING A SISTER
Warner, Sally - ABSOLUTELY ALFIE AND THE FURRY PURRY SECRET

NONFICTION:
Elliott, David - IN THE PAST: FROM TRILOBITES TO DINOSAURS TO MAMMOTHS IN MORE THAN 500 MILLION YEARS
Federman, Carolyn - NEW FAVORITES FOR NEW COOKS
Hearth, Amy - STREETCAR TO JUSTICE
Jenkins, Martin - BIRD BUILDS A NEST
Jenkins, Steve - A HOUSE IN THE SKY
McCarthy, Meghan - ALL THAT TRASH: THE STORY OF THE 1987 GARBAGE BARGE & OUR PROBLEM WITH STUFF
McGuinness, Jane - PRICKLY HEDGEHOGS!
Munro, Roxie - RODENT RASCALS… 21 CREATURES AT THEIR ACTUAL SIZE

BIOGRAPHY:
Fleming, Candace - THE AMAZING COLLECTION OF JOEY CORNELL
Maslo, Lina - FREE AS A BIRD: THE STORY OF MALALA
Shetterly, Margot - HIDDEN FIGURES: THE TRUE STORY OF FOUR BLACK WOMEN AND THE SPACE RACE
Sanders, Rob - PRIDE: THE STORY OF HARVEY MILK AND THE RAINBOW FLAG
Sidman, Joyce - THE GIRL WHO DREW BUTTERFLIES: HOW MARIA MERIAN’S ART CHANGED SCIENCE
Valdez, Patricia - JOAN PROCTER DRAGON DOCTOR: THE WOMAN WHO LOVED REPTILES
Voiklis, Charlotte and Lena Roy - BECOMING MADELEINE: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE AUTHOR OF WRINKLE IN TIME BY HER GRANDDAUGHTERS
Wallace, Sandra - BETWEEN THE LINES: HOW ERNIE BARNES WENT FROM THE FOOTBAL FIELD TO THE ART GALLERY

FICTION:
Birdsall, Jeanne - THE PENDERWICKS AT LAST
Brosgol, Vera - BE PREPARED
Callender, Kheryn - HURRICANE CHILD
Scholastic Cervantes, Angela - ME, FRIDA, AND THE SECRET OF THE PEACOCK RING
Chokshi, Roshani - ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME
Cooper, Susan - THE BOGGART FIGHTS BACK
Edith - TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN: A GRAPHIC ADAPTATION OF THE PHILIPPA PEARCE CLASSIC
Gibbs, Stuart - WASTE OF SPACE
Guterson, Ben - WINTERHOUSE
Hiranandani, Veera - THE NIGHT DIARY
Johnson, Angela - THE PARKER INHERITANCE
Kadohata, Cynthia - CHECKED
Kelly, Erin Entrada - YOU GO FIRST
Reynolds, Jason - SUNNY
Rhodes, Jewell - GHOST BOYS
Scieszka, Jon - FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE SPACE-TIME ZIPPER
Shabazz, Ilyasah - BETTY BEFORE X
Stevens, Robin - JOLLY FOUL PLAY: A WELLS & WONG MYSTERY

TEENS:
Abawi, Atia - A LAND OF PERMANENT GOODBYES
Adeyemi, Tomi - CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE
Alexander, Kwame - REBOUND
Anderson, Laurie Halse - SPEAK: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
Anderson, M.T. - LANDSCAPE WITH INVISIBLE HAND
Cole, Olivia - A CONSPIRACY OF STARS
De Fombelle, Timothee - THE BOOK OF PEARL
Forman, Gayle - I HAVE LOST MY WAY
Johnson, Maureen - TRULY DEVIOUS
Kiely, Brendan - TRADITION
Lu, Marie - BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER
McGehee, Alison - WHAT I LEAVE BEHIND
Pierce, Tamora - TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER: THE NUMAIR CHRONICLES BOOK ONE
Ribay, Randy -- AFTER THE SHOT DROPS