ENGLISH BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

March/ April/ May 2020

 

Board Books

One Whole Bunch: Mary Meyer

 

Picture Books

Once Upon a Goat: Dan Richards 

The Serious Goose: Jimmy Kimmel 

Boxitects: Kim Smith 

Carl and the Meaning of Life: Deborah Freedman 

Don’t Wake the Dragon: Bianca Schulze 

Billie and the Beast: Nadia Shireen 

Going Up: Sherry J. Lee 

The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh: Supriya Kelkar 

Camp Tiger: Susan Choi 

It’s a Moose: Meg Rosoff 

 

Comic Books

The Rise of the Slugs: King of the Mole People, Vol 2: Paul Gilligan

Where’s Waldo?: Martin Handford

Where’s Waldo Now?: Martin Handford

Where’s Waldo in Hollywood

 Where’s Waldo? The Wonder Book 

Where’s Waldo: The Great Picture Hunt

 

Juvenile Novels Level 1

Karate Kakapo: Loredana Cunti 

The Bug Girl: A True Story: Sophia Spenser 

It Started with a Big Bang: The Origin of Earth, You and Everything Else: Floor Bal

I Want a Dog: Jon Agee 

Max Attacks: Kathi Appelt

 A Field Guide to Getting Lost: Joy Mccollough

 Music for Tigers: Michelle Kadarusman 

A Story about Cancer (with a Happy Ending): India Desjardins 

King and Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth: Dori Hillestad Butler 

 

Juvenile Novels Level 2

 

Lifeboat 12: Susan Hood 

Pickles vs. the Zombies: Angela Misri 

The Collected Works of Gretchen Oyster: Cary Fagan 

The Line Tender: Kate Allen

My Jasper June: Laurel Snyder 

Right as Rain: Lindsay Stoddard 

The Body Under the Piano: Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen Series, Vol.1: Marthe Jocelyn 

When Stars Are Scattered: Victoria Jamieson 

The Bridge Home: Padma Venkatraman 

 

Juvenile Novels Teen

 

The Cheerleaders: Kara Thomas 

The Center of the Universe: Ria Voros 

 

Juvenile Nonfiction

Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys: Mike Unwin 

The Dictionary of Difficult Words: Jane Soloman 

Whales: Kelsey Oseid 

Firefly July: Paul B. Janeczko 

The Boreal Forest: L.E. Carmichael 

 

January/February 2020

Board Books

 

Canadian Animals in Colour: Geraldo Valerio

 

Picture Books

 

When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree: Jamie L.B. Deenihan 

When Sadness is at Your Door: Eva Eland 

King Mouse: Cary Fagan 

Fern and Horn: Marie-Louise Gay 

My Heart: Corinna Luyken 

Lubna and Pebble: Wendy Meddour 

Where Are You From? : Yamile Saied Mendez 

I’m Not (Very) Afraid of the Dark: Anna Milbourne 

The Proudest Blue: Ibtihij Muhammad 

Sulwe: Lupita Nyongo 

The Bell Rang: James E. Ransome 

Our House is on Fire: Greta Thunberg’s Call to Save the Planet: Jeanette Winter

 

Comic Books 

 

Pie in the Sky: Remy Lai 

Dogman: Fetch-22: David Pilkey 

The Cardboard Kingdom: Chad Sell 

 

Juvenile Novels Level 2

 

The Undefeated: Kwame Alexander 

Sweeping Up the Heart: Kevin Henkes  

The Season of Styx Malone: Kekla Magoon 

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks:  Jason Reynolds  

Genesis Begins Again: Alicia D. Williams 

A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Junior and the Speech that Inspired a Nation: Barry Wittenstein 

 

Juvenile Novels Teen

 

The Conference of the Birds: Ransom Riggs 

A Map of Days: Ransom Riggs 

 

Juvenile Nonfiction

 

A Book About Whales: Andrea Antinori 

Cells: An Owner’s Handbook: Carolyn Fisher 

Nature All Around: Bugs: Pamela Hickman 

The Frog Book: Steve Jenkins 

The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids: 800+ Jokes!: Carole P. Roman 

What the Eagle Sees: Eldon Yellowhorn 

 

Graphic Novels

 

This Was Our Pact: Ryan Andrews 

 

YA

Love from A to Z: S.K. Ali

 

November/December 2019

Board Books

A Potato on a Bike: Elise Gravel

Teeny Tiny Santa: Rachel Matson

You and Me: Rebecca Kai Dotlich

 

Picture Books

Birdsong: Julie Flett

Dasher: How A Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever: Matt Tavares

Don’t Touch My Hair: Sharee Miller

A Christmas Sweater For Nina: Cecilia Heikkila

Crab Cake: Turning the Tide Together: Andrea Tsurumi

The Fate of Fausto  Oliver Jeffers

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea: Kai Cheng Thom

The Better Tree Fort: Jessica Scott Kerrin

A Normal Pig: K-fai Steele

Nutcracker Night: Mireille Messier

Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden: Andrew Larsen

My Winter City: James Gladstone

Horse Meets Dog: ELLIOTT KALAN

How to Hide a Lion at Christmas: Helen Stephens

Saturday: Oge Mora

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez: Andrea Beaty

Pokko and the Drum: Matthew Forsythe

Prince & Knight: Daniel Haack

Red Light, Green Lion: Candace Ryan

Saturday Is Swimming Day  Hyewon Yum

Who Wet My Pants: Bob Shea

The Word Collector: Peter H. Reynolds

 

Comic Books

Fake Blood. Whitney Gardner

Mighty Jack And Zita The Spacegirl: Ben Hatke

The Dam Keeper: Robert Kondo

Tiger vs. Nightmare: Emily Tetri

 

Juvenile Novels

All The Impossible Things: Lindsay Lackey

Elements of Genius #1: Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray

Nowhere Boy: Katherine Marsh

Odd One Out : Nic Stone

Roar Like a Dandelion: Ruth Krauss

Saving Winslow: Sharon Creech

Stella Díaz Has Something to Say: Angela Dominguez

The House in Poplar Wood: K.E. Ormsbee

The Land of the Spring Dragon: A Branches Book: Tracey West

The Tyrant’s Tomb (Trials of Apollo #4): Rick Riordan

Wrecking Ball (Wimpy Kid #14): Jeff Kinney

Wundersmith: The Calling Of Morrigan Crow: Jessica Townsend

 

Nonfiction

Astrophysics For Young People In A Hurry: Neil deGrasse Tyson

In The Past: From Trilobites To Dinosaurs To Mammoths In More Than 500 Million Years: David Elliot

Killer Style: How Fashion Has Injured, Maimed, and Murdered Through History: Alison Matthews David

 

 

September/October  2019

Board Books

Dig, Dump, Roll: Sally Sutton

 

Picture Books

A House That Once Was: Julie Fogliano 

You Are New: Lucy Knisley 

Over the Rooftops, Under the Moon: JonArno Lawson

A Big Mooncake for Little Star: Grace Lin    

Diana Dances: Luciano Lozano  

Dreamers: Yuli Morales   

Another: Christian Robinson  

Zola’s Elephant: Randall de Seve  

Small in the City: Sydney Smith 

The Dog Who Wanted to Fly: Kathy Stinson 

The Girl and the Wolf: Katherena Vermette  

Juvenile Novels Level 1

Wild About Us: Karen Beaumont 

The Day War Came: Nicola Davies    

Paws and Edward: Espen Dekko 

Meet Yasmin: Saadia Faruqi   

The Worst Book Ever: Elise Gravel 

See Pip Flap: David Milgrim 

Listen: Holly M. McGhee 

Juvenile Novels

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World: Ashley Herring   

Tight: Torrey Maldonado  

The Cobalt Prince: Mark Siegel  

The Red Maze: Mark Siegel

Juvenile Nonfiction

I’m Trying to Love Spiders: Bethany Barton  

Home Sweet Neighborhood: Michelle Mulder  
Beavers: Rachel Poliquin  

 

August 2019

Picture Books 

Take Your Pet to School Day: Linda Ashman

The Lorax: Dr. Seuss

The Pigeon Has to Go to School: Mo Willems 

Juvenile Novels Level 1

Mae’s First Day of School: Kate Berube 

Lena’s Shoes Are Nervous: Keith Calabrese 

3 Adventures on Deckawoo Drive: 3 Books in 1: Kate Dicamilo

 Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Vol. 4: Kate Dicamillo

Good Rosie! Kate DiCamillo

The 117-Storey Treehouse: Andy Griffiths

Houndsley and Catina: Through the Seasons: James Howe

School’s First Day of School: Adam Rex  

Truman: Jean Reidy 

Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten: Lisa Robinson 

Fairy Science: Ashley Spires

Llama Destroys the World: Jonathan Stutzman

If I Built a School: Chris Van Dusen 

The Day You Begin: Jacqueline Woodson 

Juvenile Novels

Stella by Starlight: Sharon M. Draper

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Jeff Kinney 

Merci Suarez Changes Gears: Meg Medina 

The Miraculous: Jess Redman  

Wings of Fire #2: The Poison Jungle: Tui Sutherland

Comic Books

 The Bad Guys in Superbad #8: Aaron Blabey

The Bad Guys in The Big Bad Wolf #9: Aaron Blabey

Best Friends: Shannon Hale 

Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls: Dav Pilkey

Juvenile Nonfiction

Poetree: Shauna LaVoy Reynolds

Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons: Laura Purdie Salas

 

July 2019

Juvenile Novels Level 1

A New Friend: Wiley Blevins

A pig, a Fox and Stinky Socks: Jonathan Fenske

A Real Live pet!: Lydia Lukidis

All About Bats: Caryn Jenner

Alligators and CrocodilesLaura Marsh

Amazing Bees: Sue Unstead

Amelia Bedelia Gets a Break: Herman Parish

Andy and Sandy and the Big Talent Show: Tomie dePaola

Andy and Sandy and the First Snow: Tomie dePaola

Andy and Sandy’s Anything Adventure: Tomie dePaola

Bees: Laura Marsh

Big Dog and Little Dog: Dav Pilkey

Bruce’s Big Fun Day: Ryan T. Higgins

Bugs: Shira Evans

Butterflies: Thea Feldman

Buzz, Bee!: Jennifer Szymanski

Can a Cat Do That?: Eric Carle

Chicken on Vacation: Adam Lehrhaupt

Clark the Shark: Too Many Treats: Bruce Hale

Climb, Koala!: Jennifer Szymanski

Danny and the Dinosaur and the Sand Castle Contest: Syd Hoff

Danny and the Dinosaur Mind Their Manners: Syd Hoff

Dinosaurs Discovered: Dean R. Lomax

Duck and Goose: A Gift for Goose:  Tad Hills

Emmett and the Bright Blue cape: Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Fergus and Zeke: Kate Messner

Froggy is the Best: Jonathan London

Garden day: Candice Ransom

Gemma and Gus: Olivier Dunrea

Giraffes: Laura Marsh

Gus: Olivier Dunrea

I Am a Shark: Lori C. Froeb

I Am a Tiger: Lori C. Froeb

In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories: Alvin Schwartz

Joe and Sparky, Party Animals: Jamie Michalak

Kick It, Mo!: David A. Adler

Kiwi Cannot Reach:  Jason Tharp

Little Red Riding Hood: Andy Prentice (retold by)

Max Finds an Egg: Wiley Blevins

Olivia: What Will Olivia Make?: A. E. Dingee

Pass the Ball, Mo!: David A. Adler

Peg and Cat: The Big Dog Problem: Jennifer Oxley

Peg and Cat: The Pirate Problem: Jennifer Oxley

Peppa Pig: Doctors to the Rescue: Meredith Rusu (adapted by)

Peppa Pig: Safety First!: Courtney Carbone (adapted by)

Pig and Pug: Laura Marchesani

Pinkalicious and the Flower Fairy: Victoria Kann

Pug: Ethan Long

Rabbit and Robot: Cece Bell

Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Gorilla: Jennifer Bove

Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Polar Bear: Jennifer Bove

Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was an Elephant: Jennifer Bove

Rocket’s Very Fine Day: Tad Hills

Slither, Snake!: Jennifer Szymanski

Splat the Cat Gets a Job: Rob Scotton

Tadploe to Frog: Animals grow Up: Shira Evans

The Adventures of Otto: Look Out! A Storm!: David MIlgrim

The Adventures of Zip: Poof! A Bot!: David Milgrim

The Broken Bees’ Nest: Lydia Lukidis

The Lion’s Tale: Laura Buller

The Princess and the Pea: Hans Christian Andersen

The Space Rock Mystery: Lydia Lukidis

The Three Billy Goats: Mairi Mackinnon (retold by)

The Wind in the Willows: Kenneth Grahame

Trouble with Trolls: Tony Bradman

Turtles: Laura Marsh

When Andy Met Sandy: Tomie dePaola

Wild Baby Animals: Deborah Lock

You Can Do It, Pout-Pout Fish! Deborah Diesen

You Can make a Friend, Pout-Pout Fish!: Deborah Diesen

 

Juvenile Nonfiction

Animal Talk: Seon-hye Jang

Bears Make Dens: Elizabeth Raum

Bees and Wasps: Secrets of Their Busy Colonies: Sara L. Latta

Birds: discovering North American Species: Dr. Shirley Raines

Curious about Orangutans: Gina Shaw

Deadliest 20 Dangerous Animals: Steve Jenkins

Dinosaur Bones and What They Tell us: Rob Colson

DK findout! Coding: James Floyd Kelly

DK findout! Energy: Emily Dodd

DK findout! Sharks: Sarah Fowler, OBE

DK findout! Volcanoes: Maria Gill

DK findout: Science: Dr. Emily Grossman

Fabulous Fishes: Susan Stockdale

He’s Your Daddy: Charline Profiri

It’s Elementary!: Robert Winston

Life-Sized Bugs: John Townsend

Loon: Susan Vande Griek

Mega meltdown: Jack Tite

Mice: Kate Riggs

Predator and Prey: Susannah Buhrman-Deever

Predators: Toby Reynolds

Robins: Kate Riggs

Sharks, Predators of the Sea: Anna Claybourne

Sisters and Brothers: Steve Jenkins

The Space Race: Sarah Cruddas

Weird Butterflies and Moths: Ronald Orenstein

Whales: Kate Riggs

What a Waste: Jess French

What Do You Believe?: DK

When We Walked on the Moon: David Long

Whose Eye Am I?: Shelley Rotner

 

June 2019

Board Books

City Critters. Antonia Banyard

Picture Books

Sukaq and the Raven. Roy Goose

You are never alone. Elin Kelsey

Splish, splash, foxes dash! : Canadian wildlife in colour. Geraldo Valério

 

Juvenile novels Level 1

A New Beginning: Celebrating the Spring Equinox: Wendy Pfeffer

We Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season: Wendy Pfeffer

The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice: Wendy Pfeffer

 

Juvenile Novels

Lost! (Survivor Diaries). Terry Lynn Johnson

Countdown to Danger: Canadian Survival. Jeff Szpirglas

 

Juvenile Nonfiction

Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate? How Animals Keep Warm. Etta Kaner

Be a City Nature Detective: Solving the Mysteries of How Plants and Animals Survive in the Urban Jungle. Peggy Kochanoff

Going Wild: Helping Nature Thrive in Cities. Michelle Mulder

 

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

NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER 2018

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