Picture Books (Fiction)
|Fire Engine No. 9 by Mike Austin|
Far more than another bland (if highly popular) fire truck book, this action-packed fire-crew adventure features lively wordplay and bold digital illustrations that practically vibrate with color and energy.
|It's Only Stanley by Jon Agee|
A wacky, slightly ominous sensibility and rhyming text convey the story of the Wimbledon family and their dog Stanley, whose bizarre behavior awakens them on and off throughout the night.
|Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson|
A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother, who teaches him to appreciate the beauty in everyday things and in caring actions.
|Rhymoceros by Janik Coat|
The only board book to make our list, Rhymoceros features a delightfully deadpan blue rhinoceros demonstrating sixteen pairs of rhyming words, placing him in a variety of amusing situations.
The Boy & the Book
Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho!
Everybody Sleeps (But Not Fred)
How to Read a Story
I Don't Like Koala
I Don't Want to Be a Frog
Ice Cream Summer
If You Plant a Seed
Maple & Willow Apart
Pig and Pug
Red: A Crayon’s Story
The Tea Party in the Woods (BCPL copies are on order)
To the Sea (BCPL copies are on order)
Stella Brings the Family
What James Said
Picture Books (Nonfiction)
|The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond|
This gorgeously illustrated book presents facts about the blue whale in an accessible and visually appealing way that helps to put information about the animal's size and habits into perspective.
|A Chicken Followed Me Home: Questions and Answers About a Familiar Fowl by Robin Page|
Fascinating facts about chickens are presented through a series of questions and answers; big, bold illustrations; and a touch of humor.
|The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illustrated by Gennady Spirin |
Spectacularly detailed illustrations and an assortment of bizarre facts encourage children to explore the mysteries of the natural world.
|Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre|
Close-up photography and lyrical text encourage children and adults alike to admire the beauty of rain and its effects.
|Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret by Bob Shea|
When Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony can't decide what to do for the day, secrets come out that may threaten their friendship.
|Ling & Ting: Together in All Weather by Grace Lin|
The irrepressible twins are back for a new set of silly antics, this time focusing on each of the four seasons.
Hot Rod Hamster and the Haunted Halloween Party
Mr. Putter and Tabby Smell the Roses
I Really Like Slop (Elephant & Piggie)
Early Chapter Books
|The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake by Robin Newman, illustrated by Deborah Zemke|
With plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor and wordplay, Detectives Wilcox and Griswold of Ed's farm investigate the snatching of Miss Rabbit's carrot cake.
The Adventures of Sophie the Mouse: A New Friend
The Critter Club: Ellie and the Good Luck Pig
Jasper John Dooley: You're in Trouble
My Pet Human
Super Fly: The World's Smallest Superhero!