May 2019

Picture Books & Board Books

A Little House in a Big Place: Alison Acheson  

Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) Mac Barnett

 Made for Me: Zack Bush

 Car, Car, Truck, Jeep: Katrina Charman

   Narwhal Peanut Butter and Jelly: Ben Clanton  

 The Fox on the Swing: Evelina Dacuite

 Baabwaa and Wooliam: David Elliott

 8 Little Planets: Chris Ferrie

 If Found Please Return to Elise Gravel: Elise Gravel  

The 104-Story Treehouse:Andy Griffiths   

A Parade of Elephants: Kevin Henkes

The Bad Seed: Jory John  

The Rough Patch: Brain Lies

Black Bird Yellow Sun: Steve Light  

A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories: Angela Mc Allister

I Just Ate My Friend: Heidi McKinnon  

What is Given from the Heart: Paricia C. McKissak

See Pip Point: David Milgrim

 Astrid the Unstoppable: Maria Parr

 Big Kid Bed: Leslie Patricelli

  The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade: Justin Roberts  

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature: Joyce Sidman

Fox the Tiger: Corey R. Tabor

Hello Hello: Brendan Wenzel

Because: Mo Willems  

I Lost My Tooth: Mo Willems

How to Give Your Cat a Bath: Nicola Winstanley

The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight: Elli Woollard


Juvenile novels

Aru Shan and the Song of Death (A Pandava Novel Book 2 ): Roshani Chokshi

The Hidden Witch: Molly Knoz Ostertag

Stu Truly: Dan Richards

9 From the Nine Worlds: Rick Riordan


Juvenile nonfiction
Animalium: Welcome to the Museum: Jenny Broom  


April 2019

Picture Books & Board Books

Harold Snipperpot’s Best Disaster Ever: Beatrice Alemagna

My Bike: Byron Barton

My House: Byron Barton

A Stone for Sascha: Aaron Becker

The Quiet Noisy Book: Margaret Wise Brown

I Love My  Daddy: Sebastian Braun

Sebastien Hide and Seek: Anthony Browne

Otto and Pio. Marianne Dubuc

The Cow Said Neigh! A Farm Story: Rory Feek

Where is The Green Sheep? Mem Fox

Sitting: Craig Frazier

Going: Craig Frazier

Owl Howl: Paul Friester  

Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story: Mariam Gates

Little Boat : Taro Gomi

Egg: Kevin Henkes  

Birds: Kevin Henkes  

When Spring Comes: Kevin Henkes

Grumpy Bruce: A Counting Board Book: Ryan T. Higgins

The Silence Slips In: Alison Hughes

Giraffe Problems: Jory John

The Good Egg: Jory John

How to Knit a Monster: Annemarie van Haeringen

Circle: Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen

Ball: Mary Sullivan Lap

Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse: Corinna Luyken

Elmer: David Mckee  

Thank You, Omu: Oge Mora

Say Something: Peter H. Reynolds

Truck, Truck, Goose! Tammi Sauer

Jerome by Heart: Thomas Scotto

Whose Chick Are You? Nancy Tafuri  

A Book of Bears: At Home with Bears around the World. Katie Viggers

You Nest Here with Me: Jane Yolen


Juvenile novels

Always and Forever, Lara Jean: Jenny Han

The Night Diary: Veera Hiranandani

The Whispers: Greg Howard

A Curse So Dark and Lonely: Brigid Kemmerer

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School: Jeff Kinney

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue: Mackenzi Lee

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy: Mackenzi Lee

We Set the Dark on Fire: Tehlor Kay Mejia

The Astonishing Color of After: Emily X.R. Pan

Opposite of Always: Justin A. Reynolds

Miles Morales: Spider-Man: Jason Reynolds

Ghost Boys: Jewell Parker Rhodes

Harbor Me: Jacqueline Woodson


Graphic novels

Illegal: Eoin Colfer

My Beijing: Nie Jun

Max and the Midknights: Lincoln Peirce


February 2019

Whisper: Lynette Noni (14-18) YA

The Cook and the King: Julia Donaldson (5-9)

Salt to the Sea: Ruth  Sepetys (12+) Nicole – good reviews

Sleep, Sheep! Kerry Lynn Sparrow (KC)  (5-8)

The Grimm Legacy: Polly Schulman (10+)

A Tale Dark and Grimm: Adam Gidwitz ** (10+)

Una Huna? What is This? Susan Aglukark (6 part series) (5-7)

A Girl Like That: Tanaz Bhathena YA (14+)

A Bubble: Genevieve Castree BB (0-3) but much older theme (death of mother)

Wicked Nix: Lena Coakley (middle grade fantasy) (8-12)

The Divided Earth: Faith Erin Hicks (final in Nameless City trilogy) GN

The Funeral: Matt James (4-7)

This Book Betrays My brother: Kagiso Lesego Molope (YA – 13+)

Bloom : Kyo Maclear (4-8)

No Fixed Address: Susin Neilsen ( middle grade) (11-14)

Sadie: Courtney Summers (YA) (thriller 14-18)

Owls Are Good at Keeping Secrets: Sara O’Leary (3-7)

I’m Glad That You’re Happy: Nahid Kazemi (4-7)

I Am Human: A Book of Empathy: Susan Verde (4-8)

The Wall in the Middle of the Book: Jon Agee (3-6) *** (

Vernon is on His Way: Philip C. Stead (4-8)

Fox and Chick: The Party and Other Stories: Sergoio Ruzzier (5-8) ***

Akissi: Tales of Mischief : Marguerite Abouet (8-14) GN Ivory Coast  new and singular

Tales for the Perfect Child: Florence Perry Heide (5-8; 7-10?) 2017 (originally 1985 but new illustrations by Ruzzier)

Night Job: Karen Hesse (4-8)

Be Prepared: Vera Brosgol (10-14) GN **

Mr. Wolf’s Class: Aron Nels Steinke (6-10) GN (new series)

The Poet X: Elizabeth Acevedo (13+; 14-18?) slam poetry novel YA

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World: Penelope Bagieu (14+) GN

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay: J.K. Rowling (ours missing) (9-12) Ariane

The Witch Boy: Molly Ostertag – comic – 2017 (8-12)Ariane

The Magic Misfits: Neil Patrick Harris (9-12) Ariane – series, vol.1 (8-12)

Narwhal’s Otter Friend: Ben Clanton (6-9)

New Kid: Jerry Craft (8-12) GN (10-14?)

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager: Ben Philippe YA (13-16)  Shanna

Ivy and Bean #11: One Big Happy Family: Annie Barrows (6-9) (Heather)

January 2019

Picture Books
Ten Reasons to Love a Penguin. Catherine Barr
Ten Reasons to Love a Lion. Catherine Barr
I Dare You. Reece Wykes

Juvenile novels

The Serpent’s Secret. Sayantani DasGupta (9-13)
Hello, Universe. Erin Entrada Kelly

Juvenile nonfiction

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years. Stacy McAnulty
Sun! One in a Billion. Stacy McAnulty
Science Comics: Solar System: Our Place in Space. Rosemary Mosco
Science Comics: Sharks: Nature’s Perfect Hunter.
Science Comics: Robots and Drones: Past, Present and Future. Mairgread Scott
Science Comics: Bats: Learning to Fly. Falynn Koch
Science Comics: Polar Bears: Survival on the Ice. Jason Viola
Science Comics: Rockets: Defying Gravity.  Anne Drozd


Featured this month

1) Wallpaper. Thao Lam (4-7)
2) The Bear Ate Your Sandwich. Julia Scarcone-Roach (3-7)
3) Llamaphones. Janik Coat (2-4)
4) Goodnight Anne. Kallie George (3-7)
5) Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13. The Meltdown: Jeff Kinney (9-12)
6) The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle. Leslie Connor (8-12) National Book Award
7) The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge. M.T. Anderson (10-12) National Book Award
8) The Journey of Little Charlie. Christopher Paul Curtis (9-13) National Book Award
9) Hey, Kiddo. Jarrett J. Krosoczka (12-18) National Book Award
10) Learning to Breathe. Janice Lynn Mather (14+) Governor General Award