Picture Books (Fiction)
|And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Erin Stead|
A boy plants a seed in a brown world. And waits. And waits. And then it's spring. A gentle lesson in patience and the cycle of nature. Pre-K–2nd Grade.
|Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Dan Yaccarino*|
Despite their differences, a boy and a robot become true and caring companions. This sweet-natured tale is enhanced by charming artwork and humor-inflected dialog. Pre-K–Kindergarten.
|Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illus. by Job Klassen|
After discovering of magical box of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town—until an evil archduke decides he wants the box for himself. Kindergarten–2nd Grade.
Read Lucinda's Review.
|Olivia and the Fairy Princess by Ian Falconer|
In the seventh Olivia book, the funny, strong-willed piglet is having an identity crisis or sorts. Pre-K–2nd Grade.
|Stay Close to Mama by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Mike Wohnoutka|
A curious baby giraffe wanders away from his mother to explore the interesting sights and smells of the savanna. Includes a note on giraffes. Pre-K–Kindergarten.
Picture Books (Nonfiction)
|Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger*|
This concept book explores a variety of shades of the color green before delving into more abstract ideas. Simple rhyming text and clever die-cuts create texture. Pre-K–1st Grade.
|Island by Jason Chin*|
This visual tribute to the evolving terrain and animals of the Galapagos Islands perfectly simplifies a complex subject and presents it in a balanced and entertaining format. Pre-K–5th Grade.
Beginning Reader/Early Chapter Books
*Library copies for some titles are not yet available for checkout.