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Cloud_1City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrauCloud_2

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Judy Moody by Megan McDonald

Mallolry McDonald by Laurie Friedman

Thirty-nine Clues

Warriors by Erin Hunter


                              divergent Divergent
by Veronica Roth
Teen Fiction- ROTH

  the_maze_runner Maze Runner
by James Dashner
Teen Fiction- DASHNER

  the_giver The Giver Quartet
by Lois Lowry
Youth Fiction/Teen Fiction- LOWRY
                                uglies Uglies
by Scott Westerfeld
Teen  Fiction- WESTERFELD
       the_hunger_games The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
Teen Fiction- COLLINS




                           big_nate Big Nate
by Lincoln Peirce
Youth Graphic Novel-BIG
               Loser_list The Loser List
by H.N. Kowitt
Youth Fiction- KOWITT
                   Dear_dumb_diary Dear Dumb Diary
by Jim Benton
Youth Fiction-BENTON

                                 Middle_School Middle School
by James Patterson
Teen Zone Fiction- PATTERSON
      Dear_dumb_diary_2 Dear Dumb Diary Year Two
by Jim Benton
Youth Fiction-BENTON
  Popularity_papers Popularity Papers
by Amy Ignatow
Youth Fiction-IGNATOW
  Dork_diaries Dork Diaries
by Rachael Renee Russell
Youth fiction-RUSSELL




                                  artemis_fowl Artemis Fowl
by Eoin Colfer
Youth Fiction/ Teen Fiction- COLFER
                        magyk Septimus Heap
by Angie Sage
Youth Fiction- SAGE
         the_emerald_atlas Books of Beginning
by John Stephens
Youth Fiction- STEPHENS

Seven Sorcerers
by Caro King
Youth Fiction-KING

  Eragon  Inheritance
by Christopher Paolini
Youth Fiction/ Teen Fiction- PAOLINI
  the_field_guide Spiderwick Chronicles
by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Youth Fiction- SPIDERWICK
  Inkheart  Inkheart
by Cornelia Funke
Youth Fiction/ Teen  Fiction- FUNKE
   The tapestry Tapestry Series
by Henry H. Neff
Youth Fiction- NEFF
  last apprentice The Last Apprentice
by Joseph Delaney
Youth Fiction/ Teen  Fiction- DELANEY
  Unwanteds The Unwanteds
by Lisa McMann
Youth Fiction- MCMANN
  the_merchant_of_death Pendragon
by D.J. Machale
Teen Fiction- MACHALE


MH900360788For more Harry Potter read-alikes click here!






                                       secret_of_the_sirens Companions Quartet
by Julia Golding
Youth Fiction- GOLDING
                                        The_alchemyst The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flammel
by Michael Scott
Teen Zone Fiction- SCOTT
  the_shadow_thieves Cronus Chronicles
by Anne Ursu
Youth Fiction- URSU

  Gods-and-Warriors Gods and Warriors
by Michelle Paver
Youth Fiction- PAVER
  Athena_the_Brain Goddess Girls
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Youth Fiction- HOLUB
  Gods_of_Manhattan Gods of Manhattan
by Scott Mebus
Youth Fiction- MEBUS
   red-pyramid Kane Chronicles
by Rick Riordan
Teen Fiction- RIORDAN
                        pandora_gets_jealous Pandora
by Carolyn Hennesy
Youth Fiction- HENNESY
   lightning-thief Percy Jackson & the Olympians
by Rick Riordan
Teen Fiction- RIORDAN

   the_sea_of_trolls Sea of Trolls trilogy
by Nancy Farmer
Teen Fiction- FARMER




                                                     Judy_Moody   Mallory-on-the-Move-  
                             moving_day Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls
by Meg Cabot
Youth Fiction- CABOT
                                         penderwicks Penderwicks
by Jeanne Birdsall
Youth Fiction- BIRDSALL
      clementine Clementine
by Sara Pennypacker
Youth Fiction- PENNYPACKER
  Beezus_and_Ramona Ramona
by Beverly Cleary
Youth Fiction- CLEARY
   cupcake diaries Cupcake Diaries
by Coco Simon
Youth Fiction- SIMMON
   stink Stink
by Megan McDonald
Youth Fiction- MCDONALD
      ivy_and_bean  Ivy & Bean
by Annie Barrows
Youth Fiction- BARROWS


                           Ring_of_fire Century Quartet
by Pierdomenico Baccalario
Youth Fiction-BACCALARIO
                     the_name_of_this_book_is_secret Secret Series
by Pseudonymous Bosch
Youth Fiction- BOSCH
  jack_ransom Jack Ransom
by James Rollins
Youth Fiction- ROLLINS
  The_100_year_old_secret The Sherlock Files
by Tracy Barrett
Youth Fiction- BARRETT
      Found Missing
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Youth Fiction- HADDIX
  skeleton_creek Skeleton Creek
Youth Fiction-CARMAN
by Patrick Carman
      oracles_of_Delphi Oracles of Delphi Keep
by Victoria Laurie
Youth Fiction- LAURIE
  theodore-boone Theodore Boone
by John Grisham
Youth Fiction- GRISHAM
      peter-and-the-starcatchers Peter and the Starcatchers
by Dave Barry
Youth Fiction- BARRY


                                                        Check out more of Erin Hunter's Warrior series!
Warriors: Field Guide
Warriors: New prophecy series
Warriors: Omen of the Stars
Warriors: Power of three
Warriors: Ravenpaw's path
Warriors: Skyclan and the Stranger
Warriors: Super edition
Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha
                         first_hero Chronicles of Avantia
by Adam Blade
Youth Fiction- BLADE
                            the_golden_compass His Dark Materials
by Philip Pullman
Teen Fiction- PULLMAN
      fablehaven Fablehaven
by Brandon Mull
Youth Fiction- MULL
                                             the_quest_begins Seekers
by Erin Hunter
Youth Fiction- HUNTER
      the_capture Guardian of Ga'hoole
by Kathryn Lasky
Youth Fiction- LASKY
   Lone_wolf Wolves of the Beyond
by Kathryn Lasky
Youth Fiction- LASKY




easy readers

berenstain bears

Berenstains’ B Book
by Stan Berenstain
Bright and Early Books series
Easy Reader BER

put me in the zoo

Put Me In The Zoo
by Robert Lopshire
Beginner Books series
Easy Reader LOP

dot and mit

Dot and Mit
by Bobby Lynn Maslen
Bob Books series
Easy Reader BOB

i love cats

I Love Cats
by Catherine Matthias
A Rookie Reader series
Easy Reader MAT

clifford the big red dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog:
The Big Leaf Pile

by Josephine Page
Big Red Reader series
Easy Reader CLI


Biscuit’s New Trick
by Alyssa Capucilli
My First I Can Read book
Easy Reader CAP

best pets yet

The Best Pets Yet
by Kelli Foster
Get Ready - Get Set Read! series
Easy Reader FOS

Not Easy Being a Bunny

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny
by Marilyn Sadler
I Can Read It All by Myself series
Easy Reader SAD

snow joe

Snow Joe
by Carol Green
A Rookie Reader series
Easy Reader GRE

Hop on Pop

Hop on Pop
by Dr. Seuss
Beginner Books series
Easy Reader SEU

three goats

The Three Goats
by Margaret Hillert
Her Follett Just Beginning to Read series
Easy Reader HIL

My Day

My Day
by Sindy McKay
We Both Can Read series
Easy Reader WEB

Well Done Worm

Well Done, Worm!
by Kathy Caple
Brand New Readers series
Easy Reader BRA

pizza for sam

Pizza for Sam
by Mary Labatt
Kids Can Read series
Easy Reader LAB


by Taylor Jordan
Road to Reading Mile 1 series
Easy Reader JOR

three little pigs

The Three Little Pigs
by Harriet Ziefert
Viking Easy-to-read series
Easy Reader ZIE


  three girls

       Picture books featuring positive female characters.    


Angelina Ballerina
by Katherine Hollabird
Picture Book HOL

paper bag princess

Paper Bag Princess
by Robert Muncsh
Picture Book  MUN

amazing grace

Amazing Grace
by Mary Hoffman
Picture Book HOF

Brave Irene

Brave Irene
by William Steig
Picture Book STE

Bargain for Frances

A Bargain for Frances
by Russell Hoban
Easy Reader H

annabelle swift

Annabelle Swift, Kindergartener
by Amy Schwartz
Picture Book  SCH

Katy & the Big Snow

Katy and the Big Snow
by Virginia Lee Burton
Picture Book  BUR

the library

The Library
by Sarah Stewart
Picture Book STE


by Janell Cannon
Picture Book  CAN


by David McPhail
Picture Book  MCP


by George Ella Lyon
Youth Non-Fiction  j811.54 L

Trouble with Trolls
by Jan Brett
Picture Book BRE

tumble tower

Tumble Tower
by Anne Tyler
Picture Book TYL

very noisy girl

How to Make A Night
by Linday Ashman
Picture Book ASH 

Sheila Rae the brave Sheila Rae, the Brave
by Kevin Henkes
Picture Book HEN
when i was little When I was Little
by Jamie Lee Curtis
Picture Book  CUR
the red wolf The Red Wolf
by Margaret Shannon
Picture Book SHA
kate and the beanstalk Kate and the Beanstalk
by Mary Pope Osborne
Youth Nonfiction j398.22 Jac
princess and the pizza

The Princess and the Pizza
by Mary Jane Auch
Picture Book AUC

Polar Skater Polar Skater
by Sally Grindley
Picture Books GRI

The completed hickory dickory dock
interpreted by Jim Aylesworth
Picture Book AYL

'Night, Mother Goose
interpreted by Richard Bernal
Picture Book BER

Ladybug, ladybug
interpreted by Ruth Brown
Picture Book BRO

Teddy bear, teddy bear: a traditional rhyme
interpreted by Timothy Bush
Picture Book BUS

Nick Butterworth's book of
nursery rhymes

Picture Book BUT

Old Mother Hubbard
interpreted by Jane Cabrera
Picture Book CAB

Sing a song of sixpence: a pocketful of nursery rhymes and tales
interpreted by Jane Chapman
Picture Book CHA

The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster
by David Conway
Picture Books CON

The neighborhood Mother Goose
interpreted by Nina Crews
Picture Book CRE

A child's treasury of nursery rhymes
interpreted by Kady MacDonald Denton
Picture Book DEN

Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose's Favorites
Picture Book DEP

Old MacDonald had a farm
interpreted by Siobhan Dodds
Picture Book DOD

Yum! Yum!!: Delicious Nursery Rhymes
by Joanne Fitzgerald
Picture Book FIT

Little Bo-Peep
interpreted by Paul Galdone
Picture Book GAL

interpreted by Will Hillenbrand
Picture Book HIL

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Anna Grossnickle Hines
Picture Book HIN


Mary had a little lamb
interpreted by Mary Ann Hoberman
Picture Book HOB

Dan Yaccarino's Mother Goose
interpreted by Dan Yaccarino
Picture Book YAC

Very Short Mother Goose
Tales to Read Together

by Mary Ann Hoberman
Picture Book HOB

Twinkle, twinkle, little star: a traditional lullaby
interpreted by Sylvia Long
Picture Book LON

The little dog laughed and other nursery rhymes
interpreted by Lucy Cousins
Picture Book LIT

Old Mother Hubbard and her wonderful dog
interpreted by James Marshall
Picture Book MAR

The farmer in the dell
interpreted by Ilse Plume
Picture Book PLU

Cecily Parsley's nursery rhymes
interpreted by Beatrix Potter
Picture Book POT

The Three Little Kittens & Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes
by Tony Ross
Picture Books ROS

Richard Scarry's animal nursery tales
interpreted by Richard Scarry
Picture Book SCA

Mother Goose's storytime nursery rhymes
by Axel Scheffler
Picture Book SCH

And the dish ran away with the spoon
interpreted by Janet Stevens
Picture Book STE

Here comes Mother Goose
interpreted by Rosemary Wells
Picture Book WEL

My first nursery rhymes
Picture Book WHA

The house that Jack built
interpreted by Jeanette Winter
Picture Book WIN

Fiddle-i-fee: a noisy nursery rhyme
interpreted by Jakki Wood
Picture Book WOO

Check out Youth Nonfiction J 398.8 for many more Mother Goose stories.
Year Title Author Location
2016 Last Stop on Market Street Matt de la Pena Youth Picture Book - DEL
2015 The Crossover Kwame Alexander Youth Fiction - ALEXANDER
2014 Flora and Ulysses: The Illustrated Adventures.  Kate DiCamillo Youth Fiction - DICAMILLO
2013 The One and Only Ivan. Katherine Applegate Youth Fiction - APPLEGATE
2012 Dead End in Norvelt. Jack Gantos Youth Fiction - GANTOS
2011 Moon Over Manifest. Clare Vanderpool Yourh Fiction - VANDERPOOL
2010 When You Reach Me. Rebecca Stead Youth Fiction - STEAD
2009 The Graveyard Book.  Neil Gaiman Youth and Teen Fiction - GAIMAN
2008 Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village.  Laura Ann Schlitz Youth Non-Fiction - J812.6S
2007 The Higher Power of Lucky.  Susan Patron Youth Fiction - PATRON
2006 Criss Cross.  Lynn Rae Perkins Youth Fiction - PERKINS
2005 Kira-Kira. Cynthia Kadohata Youth Fiction - KADOHATA
2004 The Tale of Despereaux. Kate DiCamillo Youth Fiction - DICAMILLO
2003 Crispin: The Cross of Lead.  Avi Youth Fiction - AVI
2002 A Single Shard.  Linda Sue Park Youth Fiction - PARK
2001 A Year Down Yonder.  Richard Peck Youth and Teen Fiction - PECK
2000 Bud, Not Buddy.  Christopher Paul Curtis Youth and Teen Fiction - CURTIS
1999 Holes.  Louis Sachar Youth and Teen Fiction - SACHAR
1998 Out of the Dust.  Karen Hesse Youth Fiction - HESSE
1997 The View from Saturday.  E.L. Konigsburg Youth Fiction - KONIGSBURG
1996 The Midwife's Apprentice.  Karen Cushman Youth and Teen Fiction - CUSHMAN
1995 Walk Two Moons. Sharon Creech Youth Fiction - CREECH
1994 The Giver.  Lois Lowry Youth and Teen Fiction - LOWRY
1993 Missing May.  Cynthia Rylant Youth Fiction - RYLANT
1992 Shiloh.  Phyllis R. Naylor Youth Fiction - NAYLOR
1991 Maniac Magee.  Jerry Spinelli Youth and Teen Fiction - SPINELLI
1990 Number the Stars.  Lois Lowry Youth Fiction - LOWRY
1989 Joyful Noise.  Paul Fleischman Youth Non-Fiction - J811.54F
1988 Lincoln: A Photobiography.  Russell Freedman Youth Biography - LINCOLN
1987 The Whipping Boy. Sid Fleischman Youth Fiction - FLEISCHMAN
1986 Sarah, Plain and Tall.  Patricia MacLachlan Youth Fiction - MACLACHLAN
1985 The Hero and the Crown.  Robin McKinley Youth and Teen Fiction - MCKINLEY
1984 Dear Mr. Henshaw.  Beverly Cleary Youth  Fiction - CLEARY
1983 Dicey's Song.  Cynthia Voigt Youth and Teen Fiction - VOIGHT
1982 A Visit to William Blake's Inn.  Nancy Willard Youth Non-Fiction - J811.54W
1981 Jacob Have I Loved.  Katherine Paterson Youth and Teen Fiction - PATERSON
1980 A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32.  Joan W. Blos Youth Fiction - BLOS
1979 The Westing Game.  Ellen Raskin Youth Fiction - RASKIN
1978 Bridge to Terabithia.  Katherine Paterson Youth Fiction - PATERSON
1977 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.  Mildred D. Taylor Youth Fiction - TAYLOR
1976 The Grey King.  Susan Cooper Youth Fiction - COOPER
1975 M. C. Higgins the Great.  Virginia Hamilton Youth Fiction - HAMILTON
1974 The Slave Dancer.  Paula Fox Youth Fiction - FOX
1973 Julie of the Wolves.  Jean Craighead George Youth Fiction - GEORGE
1972 Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.  Robert C. O'Brien Youth Fiction - O'BRIEN
1971 Summer of the Swans.  Betsy Byars Youth Fiction - BYARS
1970 Sounder.  William H. Armstrong Youth Fiction - ARMSTRONG
1969 The High King.  Lloyd Alexander Youth Fiction - ALEXANDER
1968 From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. E. L. Konigsburg Youth Fiction - KONIGSBURG
1967 Up a Road Slowly.  Irene Hunt Youth Fiction - HUNT
1966 I, Juan de Pareja. Elizabeth Borton de Trevino Youth Fiction - TREVINO
1965 Shadow of a Bull. Maia Wojciechowska Youth Fiction - WOJCIECHOWSKA
1964 It's Like This, Cat. Emily Neville Youth Fiction - NEVILLE
1963 A Wrinkle in Time.  Madeleine L'Engle Youth and Teen Fiction - L'ENGLE
1962 The Bronze Bow.  Elizabeth George Speare Youth Fiction - SPEARE
1961 Island of the Blue Dolphins. Scott O'Dell. Youth Fiction - O'DELL
1960 Onion John.  Joseph Krumgold Youth Fiction - KRUMGOLD
1959 The Witch of Blackbird Pond.  Elizabeth George Speare Youth and Teen Fiction - SPEARE
1958 Rifles for Watie.  Harold Keith Youth Fiction - KEITH
1957 Miracles on Maple Hill.  Virginia Sorenson Youth Fiction - SORENSON
1956 Carry On, Mr. Bowditch.  Jean Lee Latham Youth Fiction - LATHAM
1955 The Wheel on the School.  Meindert DeJong Youth Fiction - DEJONG
1954 ...And Now Miguel.  Joseph Krumgold Youth Fiction - KRUMGOLD
1953 Secret of the Andes. Ann Nolan Clark Youth Fiction - CLARK
1952 Ginger Pye.  Eleanor Estes Youth Fiction - ESTES
1951 Amos Fortune, Free Man.  Elizabeth Yates Youth Fiction - YATES/          Biography - FORTUNE
1950 The Door in the Wall. Marguerite de Angeli Youth Fiction - DEANGELI
1949 King of the Wind.  Marguerite Henry Youth Fiction - HENRY
1948 The Twenty-One Balloons.  William Pene du Bois Youth Fiction - DUBOIS
1947 Miss Hickory.  Carolyn Sherwin Bailey Youth Fiction - BAILEY
1946 Strawberry Girl. Lois Lenski Youth Fiction - LENSKI
1945 Rabbit Hill.  Robert Lawson Youth Fiction - LAWSON
1944 Johnny Tremain.  Esther Forbes Youth and Teen Fiction - FORBES
1943 Adam of the Road.  Elizabeth Janet Gray Youth Fiction - GRAY
1942 The Matchlock Gun.  Walter Dumaux Edmonds Youth Fiction - EDMONDS
1941 Call It Courage.  Armstrong Sperry Youth Fiction - SPERRY
1940 Daniel Boone. James Daugherty Youth Biography - BOONE
1939 Thimble Summer.  Elizabeth Enright Youth Fiction - ENRIGHT
1938 The White Stag.  Kate Seredy Youth Fiction - SEREDY
1937 Roller Skates.  Ruth Sawyer Youth Fiction - SAWYER
1936 Caddie Woodlawn.  Carol Ryrie Brink Youth Fiction - BRINK
1935 Dobry.  Monica Shannon Do not own.
1934 Invincible Louisa. Cornelia Lynde Meigs Youth Biography - ALCOTT
1933 Young Fu of The Upper Yangtze.  Elizabeth Foreman Lewis Youth Fiction - LEWIS
1932 Waterless Mountain.  Laura Adams Armer Reference Copy - ARMER
1931 The Cat Who Went to Heaven.  Elizabeth Coatsworth Youth Fiction - COATSWORTH
1930 Hitty, Her First Hundred Years. Rachel Lyman Field. Youth Fiction - FIELD
Title and Author Illustrator Location
2016 Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick Sophie Blackwell Picture Books - MAT
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat   Picture Books - SAN
Locomotive by Brian Floca   Picture Books - FLO
This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen   Picture Books - KLA
A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka   Picture Books - RAS
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead Erin E. Stead Picture Books - STE
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney   Picture Books - PIN
The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson Beth Krommes Picture Books - SWA
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brain Selznick   Youth Fiction - SELZNICK
Flotsam by David Wiesner   Picture Books - WIE
The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster Chris Raschka  Picture Books - JUS
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes   Picture Books - HEN
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein    Youth Non-Fiction - J791.3 G
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann    Picture Books - ROH
The Three Pigs by David Wiesner    Youth Non-Fiction - J398.22 THR
So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George David Small Youth Non-Fiction - J973 S
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback    Picture Books - TAB
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin Mary Azarian Youth Biography - BENTLEY
Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky    Youth Non-Fiction - J398.22 RAP
Golem by David Wisniewski    Youth Non-Fiction - J398.2924 JEWISH
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann   Picture Books - RAT
Smoky Night by Eve Bunting David Diaz Picture Books - BUN
Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say   Picture Books - SAY
Mirette on the High Wire by Emily and Arnold McCully   Picture Books - MCC
Tuesday by David Wiesner   Picture Books - WIE
Black and White by David Macaulay   Youth Fiction - MACAULAY
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young   Youth Non-Fiction J398.22 LIT
Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman  Stephen Gammell Picture Books - ACK
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen John Schoenherr Picture Books - YOL
Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks Richard Egielski Picture Books YOR
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg   Christmas Holiday - V
Saint George and the Dragon retold by Margaret Hodges  Trina Schart Hyman Youth Non-Fiction - J398.22 SAI
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen   Youth Non-Fiction J629.13 P
Shadow by Blaise Cendrars Marcia Brown Picture Books - CEN
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg   Youth Fiction - Van Allsburg
Fables by Arnold Lobel   Youth Non-Fiction - J398.273 UNITED STATES
Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall Barbara Cooney Picture Books - HAL
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble   Picture Books - GOB
Noah's Ark by Peter Spier   Picture Books - SPI
Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove  Leo & Diane Dillon Youth Non-Fiction J398.26 AFRICA
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears retold by Verna Aardema  Leo & Diane Dillon Youth Non-Fiction J398.26 AFRICA
Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott   Youth Non-Fiction J398.273 NATIVE AMERICAN
Duffy and the Devil retold by Harve Zemach Margot Zemach Youth Non-Fiction J398.4Z
The Funny Little Woman retold by Arlene Mosel  Blair Lent Youth Non-Fiction J398.252 JAPAN
One Fine Day retold by Nonny Hogrogian   Picture Books - HOG
A Story A Story retold by Gail E. Haley   Youth Non-Fiction J398.26 AFRICA
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig   Picture Books - STE
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship retold by Arthur Ransome  Uri Shulevitz Youth Non-Fiction J398.247 RUSSIA
Drummer Hoff adapted by Barbara Emberley Ed Emberley Picture Books - EMB
Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness   Picture Books - NES
Always Room for One More by Sorche Nic Leodhas Nonny Hogrogian Picture Books - LEO
May I Bring a Friend by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers  Beni Montresor Picture Books - DER
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak    Picture Books - SEN
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats   Picture Books - KEA
Once a Mouse by Marcia Brown    Youth Non-Fiction J398.254 NEPAL
Baboushka and the Three Kings by Ruth Robbins  Nicolas Sidjakov Youth Holiday - J398.22 BAB
Nine Days to Christmas by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida  Marie Hall Ets Youth Holiday - E
Chanticleer and the Fox adapted by Barbara Cooney    Youth Non-Fiction J398.242 ENGLAND
Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey   Picture Books - MCC
A Tree is Nice by Janice Udry  Marc Simont Picture Books - URD
Frog Went A-Courtin' retold by John Langstaff  Feodor Rojankovsky Picture Books - LAN
Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown    J398.22 CIN
Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans   Picture Books - BEM
The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward   Picture Books - WAR
Finders Keepers by William Lipkind Nicholas Mordvinoff Caldecott Shelf/JE/W
The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous   Caldecott Shelf/Fiction/Milhous
Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi   Picture Books - POL
The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader   Picture Books - HAD
White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt  Roger Duvoisin Picture Books - TRE
Little Island by Golden MacDonald (Margaret Wise Brown) Leonard Weisgard Picture Books - MAC
The Rooster Crows by Maud & Miska Petersham   Youth Non-Fiction J398.8 P
Prayer for a Child by Rachel Field Elizabeth Orton Jones Youth Non-Fiction J242.82 F
Many Moons by James Thurber  Louis Slobodkin Youth Fiction - THURBER
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton   Picture Books - BUR
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey   Picture Books - MCC
They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson   Youth Fiction - LAWSON
Abraham Lincoln by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire   Caldecott Shelves/Bio/d'Aulaire
Mei Li by Thomas Handforth   Caldecott Shelves/JE/H

Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book text selected by Helen Dean Fish 

Dorothy P. Lathrop Caldecott Shelves/J220.85B
historical fiction for children
Ancient Times

Malu's Wolf
by Ruth Craig
Youth Fiction CRAIG


The Wadjet Eye
by Jill Rubalcaba
Youth Fiction RUBALCABA

A is for AARRGH!
by William J. Brooke
Youth Fiction BROOKE

Dar and the Spear Thrower
by Marjorie Cowley
Youth Fiction COWLEY

The Thieves of Ostia
by Caroline Lawrence

Bronze Bow
by Elizabeth George Speare
Youth Fiction SPEARE
Middle Ages

The Midwife's Apprentice
by Karen Cushman
Youth Fiction CUSHMAN


Crispin: the Cross of Lead
by Avi
Youth Fiction AVI

Matilda Bone
by Karen Cushman
Youth Fiction CUSHMAN

Door in Wall
The Door in the Wall
by Marguerite de Angeli
Youth Fiction DE ANGELI

Hunchback of Notre Dame
by Victor Hugo
Youth Fiction HUGO

Juliet: Rescue at Marlehead Manor
by Anna Kirwan

The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela
by Uri Shulevitz
Youth Fiction SHULEVITZ

Single Shard
A Single Shard
by Linda Park
Youth Fiction PARK
1400s -1600s

Pippo the Fool
by Tracey E. Fern
Youth Fiction FERN

Kite Fighters

Kite Fighters
by Linda Sue Park
Youth Fiction PARK

Elzabeth I, Red Rose of the House of Tudor
by Kathryn Lasky
Youth Fiction DEAR AMERICA

Prince Pauper

Prince and the Pauper
retold by Marianna Mayer
Youth Fiction TWAIN

The Witch of Blackbird Pond
by Elizabeth George Speare
Youth Biography SPEARE

Petals in Ashes
Petals in the Ashes
by Mary Hooper
Youth Fiction HOOPER

Shakespeare Stealer
by Gary Blackwood
Youth Fiction BLACKWOOD

Shakespeare Stealer

Season of Promise
by Patricia HERMES
Youth Fiction DEAR AMERICA


My Brother Sam is Dead
by James Collier
Youth Fiction COLLIER

Stolen Life
A Stolen Life
by Jane Louis Curry
Youth Fiction CURRY

The Matchlock Gun
by Walter D. Edmonds
Youth Fiction EDMONDS

Matchlock Gun
Johnny Tremain
by Esther Forbes
Youth Fiction FORBES

Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott
Youth Fiction CLASSICS

Caddie Woodlawn

Caddie Woodlawn
by Carol Ryrie Brink
Youth Fiction BRINK

The Copper Treasure
by Melvin Burgess
Youth Fiction BURGESS

Copper Treasure
Rifles for Watie
by Harold Keith
Youth Fiction KEITH

The Brooklyn Nine
by Alan Gratz
Youth Fiction GRATZ

Brooklyn Nine
I Want to Be Free
by Joseph Slate
Picture Books SLA

Bull Run
by Paul Fleischman
Youth Fiction FLEISCHMAN

Charley Skedaddle
Charley Skedaddle
by Patricia Beatty
Youth Fiction BEATTY

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
by Karen Cushman
Youth Fiction CUSHMAN

Once on this Island
by Gloria Whelan
Youth Fiction WHELAN

Elijah of Buxton
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Youth Fiction CURTIS

Elijah of Buxton
The Game of Silence
by Louise Erdrich
Youth Fiction ERDRICH

by A. LaFaye
Youth Fiction LAFAYE

Trouble Don't Last
by Shelley Pearsall
Youth Fiction PEARSALL
High as a Hawk
by T.A. Barron
Youth Fiction BARRON  
High as Hawk
Unsigned Valentine
by Johanna Hurwitz
Youth Holiday HURWITZ

Journey to the River Sea
by Eva Ibbotson
Youth Fiction IBBOTSON

Dark Water
Dark Water Rising
by Marion Hale
Youth Fiction HALE

Hope in My Heart
part of the Dear America series by Kathryn Lasky
Youth Fiction DEAR AMERICA

Hope in Heart


Turtle in Paradise
by Jennifer L. Holm
Youth Fiction HOLM 
Bird in a Box
Bird in a Box
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Youth Fiction PINKNEY 
Esperanza Rising
by Pam Munoz Ryan
Youth Fiction RYAN  
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred D. Taylor
Youth Fiction TAYLOR

Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse
Youth Fiction HESSE

Long Way from Chicago
A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories
by Richard Peck
Youth Fiction PECK
Who Was that Masked Man, Anyway?
by Avi
Youth Fiction AVI
Masked Man

The Year of Miss Agnes
by Kirkpatrick Hill
Youth Fiction HILL

Jimmy's Stars
by Mary Ann Rodman
Youth Fiction RODMAN

Art Keeping Cool
The Art of Keeping Cool
by Janet Taylor Lisle
Youth Fiction LISLE

Spying on Miss Muller
by Eve Bunting
Youth Fiction BUNTING

Spying on Muller
The Boy Who Dared
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Youth Fiction BARTOLETTI

Under the Blood-Red Sun
by Graham Salisbury
Teen Fiction SALISBURY

Stepping on the Cracks
Stepping on the Cracks
by Mary Downing Hahn
Youth Fiction HAHN
Rising Star of Rusty Nail
by Lesley M.M. Blume
Youth Fiction BLUME
Rising Star
by Cynthia Kadohata
Youth Fiction KADOHATA
The Watson's Go to Birmingham - 1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Youth Fiction CURTIS
Escape West Berlin
Escape to West Berlin
by Maurine F. Dahlberg
Youth Fiction DAHLBERG

Carolina Harmony
by Marilyn McDowell
Youth Fiction MCDOWELL

Yankee Girl
Yankee Girl
by Mary Ann Rodman
Youth Fiction RODMAN

school1Find books and other resources at Plymouth LIbrary to introduce you and your child to what to expect in preschool and kindergarten.

There are picture books & more to read with your child to prepare them for what to expect starting at a new school or returning to school. And there are books for parents to read to about what you can do to help your young child succeed at school.


Avatar: The Last Airbender

Youth Graphic Novels AVA
  Air   |   Earth   |   Fire   |   Water

When young waterbender, Katara, and her warrior brother, Sokka, rescue a mysterious boy named Aang, who is the last airbender and the long-lost Avatar, Katara and Sokka must make sure that Aang fulfills his destiny and saves the world.

Knights of the Lunch Table Knights of the Lunch Table
Book 1: The Dodge Ball Chronicles

Book 2: The Dragon Players
by Frank Cammuso
Youth Graphic Novels  KNI

Arnie opens a mysterious locker at Camelot Middle School and ends up in a dodgeball game with the school bullies.

BC Mambo
Stone Rabbit Series

by Eric Craddock
Youth Graphic Novels STO

BC Mambo   |   Pirate Palooza 

After Stone Rabbit is transported back to prehistoric times, his bottle of barbecue sauce becomes the key ingredient in a power-hungry Neanderthal's plan to dominate the world.


Scrapyard Detectives
The Scrapyard Detectives: Collected Cases

by Bill Galvan
Youth Graphic Novels SCR

A group of children from diverse backgrounds and abilities work together to solve mysteries. In 'Patriot Dreams,' the new multi-cultural community center brings people from other backgrounds to the neighborhood, but someone sets it ablaze--with Jinn and Raymond inside! Will the detectives save themselves and solve the mystery in time?

Stardust Kid
The Stardust Kid

by J.M. DeMatties
Youth Graphic Novels STA

From the creators of "Abadazad" comes an all-new fantasy. In a world where magic is older than time, an ancient evil lurks, four children must solve the mystery of The Stardust Kid. Full color.

Adventures in Oz  Adventures in Oz
by Eric Shanower
Youth Graphic Novels ADV

Dorothy returns to the Emerald City to live with the new queen, Ozma. Dorothy must protect an apple tree or Oz will lose its magic, she journeys to a secret island in search of a rare fish, the Ice King steals Ozma off the throne, a young nymph is banished from the Forbidden Forest and forced to marry a troll, and Dorothy sets out to break an age-old enchantment.

Aargh Its an alien
Aargh, It’s an Alien

by Karen Wallace
Youth Graphic Novels GRA

More than anything, Albert Twiddle wants to spend time with his parents, but Mr. and Mrs. Twiddle are always working. When Albert starts spending time with his alien friends, something interesting happens!

Archies amazing game
Archie’s Amazing Game
by Michael Hardcastle
Youth Graphic Novel GRA

Archie loves playing soccer, but his mother has banned him from playing during their vacation. He makes clever agreements with his brother and sister, hoping he'll be able to play.
Hit it  Hit It by Michael Hardcastle
Youth Graphic Novels GRA

Scott and Kel are rivals on the same soccer team, the Aces. As they compete to be the team's top scorer, their team chases after the league championship. Scott and Kel need to decide what's more important, their personal goals or teamwork.

Arf and the Greedy Gabber Arf and the Greedy Grabber
by Philip Wooderson
Youth Graphic Novel ARF

Arf loves to play practical jokes. His tricks give him and his sister a laugh until one joke backfires, and he and his sister end up in trouble with the police.

Three Dogs
Arf and the Three Dogs
by Philip Wooderson
Youth Graphic Novel ARF

Arf decides to use his mother's camera to make money as a reporter and photographer. When he takes pictures of the neighborhood dogs, Arf realizes that something strange is happening at the animal shelter.
Horror of the Heights
Horror of the Heights

by Anthony Masters
Youth Graphic Novels GRA

Dean Lambert suffers from a fear of heights--a big deal if your brother is a diving champion and your father runs the Wave Crest Health Club. Someone is out to sabotage the diving board that Dean fears. He needs to expose the saboteur for everyone's sake.

Joker Joker
by Anthony Masters
Youth Graphic Novels MAS

Mel loves magic tricks and practical jokes. But when his dad, Magic Max, is kidnapped, no one believes him. Everyone thinks Mel is joking.

Abracadabra Abracadabra
by Alex Gutteridge
Youth Graphic Novels GRA

Amy invites her classmates to a birthday party at her father's farm, which was built near a village that had been deserted more than 300 years ago. Her cousin, Tom, has a strange feeling about the place. Then he comes face to face with Charlotte, Becca's double. Charlotte died more than 300 years ago and tells Tom about the deserted village and about Becca.
A Nose for Danger A Nose for Danger
by Bob Temple
Youth Graphic Novels JIM

A bag of diamonds is missing from the jewelry store, and Jimmy, with his supersnotty schnozz, saves the day.

Rapunzel Rapunzel’s Revenge
by Shannon Hale
Youth Graphic Novels HAL

Rapunzel is raised in a grand villa surrounded by towering walls. Rapunzel dreams of a different mother than Gothel, the woman she calls Mother. She climbs over the wall and finds out the truth. Her real mother, Kate, is a slave in Gothel's gold mine. In this Old West retelling, Rapunzel uses her hair as a lasso and to take on outlaws--including Gothel.

Babymouse Babymouse by Jennifer Holm
Youth Graphic Novels BAB

   Queen of the World   |   Our Hero      |   Beach Babe   |   Rockstar         
   Heartbreaker      |   Camp Babymouse     |   Skater Girl   |   Puppy Love   
   Monster Mash   |   The Musical   |   Dragonslayer   |    Cupcake Tycoon  | Mad Scientist 

An imaginative mouse dreams of being queen of the world, but will settle for an invitation to the most popular girl's slumber party. (Summary for Queen of the World.)

Amulet The Stonekeeper Amulet (Book 1)
by Kazu Kibuishi
Youth Graphic Novels AMU

"After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals. Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves" -- from publisher's web site.
Dracula Madness Dracula Madness: A Sam and Friends mystery (Book 1)
by Mary Labatt
Youth Fiction SAM
In the first book in the Sam and Friends Mystery graphic novel series, Dracula Madness, Jennie meets Samantha, the sheepdog belonging to her new next-door neighbors. No ordinary dog, Sam is a detective with a nose for sniffing out a mystery even in a small town as uneventful as Woodford. No ordinary girl, Jennie has a special connection with this dog Jennie can read Sams thoughts.
babysitters club The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Ideaby Ann M. Martin

Follows the adventures of Kristy and the other members of the Baby-sitters Club as they deal with crank calls, uncontrollable two-year-olds, wild pets, and parents who do not always tell the truth. A graphic novel based on the 1988 book by the same name.
Magic Pickle Magic Pickle by Scott Morse
Youth Fiction MORSE
   Magic Pickle   |   Magic Pickle and the Planet of the Grapes   |   

   Magic Pickle vs. the Egg Poacher   |   Magic Pickle and the Garden of Evil   

Magic Pickle is after a rotten egg in town who's out to poach a wild kiwi but in the process creates gooey havoc at the zoo. (for Magic Pickle vs. the Egg Poacher.
Max Disaster Max Disaster by Marissa Moss
Youth Fiction MOSS
    Alien Eraser to the Rescue   |   . . . Unravels the Mystery of the Pyramids

Welcome to Max's secret collection of inventions, comic strips, and random thoughts about school, family breakups, and the power of Alien Eraser. Pimply older brothers. Good parents who get into bad fights. Lucky for Max, he has a place to jot down his mixed-up thoughts and brilliant ideas. In a quirky mix of comics, concoctions, and contraptions, Max tells thestory of his topsy-turvy life -- and how he tries to hold it and himself all together.
Bakery Thief Claire and the Bakery Thief by Janice Poon
Youth Fiction POON

A girl, her dog and her best friend must catch the Bakery Thief -- a recipe for fun and adventure in a graphic novel that girls will devour.

Joey Fly Private Eye Joey Fly, Private Eye by Aaron Reynolds
Youth Fiction REYNOLDS

Have you ever had one of those moments? You know--you're trying to find a stolen diamond pencil box for your beautiful butterfly customer, your mosquito witness won't give you any information, and your clumsy scorpion assistant has just tampered with your only bit of evidence?Joey Fly has those moments a lot.
Hyperactive Hyperactive by Scott Christian Sava
Youth Fiction SAVA

Twelve-year-old Joey Caram's metabolism has gone haywire! Joey soon discovers that he's capable of running 100 mph, can clean his room in 4-seconds, and do all of his chores before a commercial finishes on TV. His parents and doctors are baffled. But, Mr. Itchez of Burnz and Itchez Pharmaceutical Corporation believes he can market Joey's new found gift - and he's willing to go to any lengths to acquire Joey's DNA!
Kung Fu Klutz Kung Fu Klutz and Karate Cool by Mark Seidenberg
Youth Fiction SEIDENBERG

Clumsy and impulsive, eight-year-old Marvin Klutzer is constantly bullied at school until he signs up for karate and learns about the importance of patience and taking things one step at a time.

Little Vampire Little Vampire by Joann Sfar
Youth Fiction SFAR

An unusual friendship forms between a vampire and a human, when Little Vampire leaves notes on homework Michael has left at school.

Korgi Korgiby Christian Slade
Youth Fiction SLADE
   Book 1   |   Book 2   |   

Christian Slade, a former Disney animator and currently full-time freelance illustrator, has brought to Top Shelf a gorgeously illustrated woodland fantasy about a young girl named Ivy, her dog Sprout and their amazing adventures in Korgi Hollow. This amazing combination of adventure and fantasy will appeal to all who love Andy Runton's Owly and Jeff Smith's Bone.
Kaput and Zosky Kaput and Zosky by Christian Slade
Youth Fiction SLADE

Would-be world conquerors Kaput and Zosky are at the pinnacle of their careers. So why does victory always slip from their grasp? On one planet the natives surrender to Kaput and Zosky without a fight - where's the fun in that? On another, Kaput finds that he's won the lottery - and the prize is invested by well-meaning people against his will until he learns he now rules their planet.
Twisted Journey Twisted JourneyYouth Fiction TWISTED
   Captured by Pirates   |   Escape from Pyramid X   |   

   Terror in Ghost Mansion   |   The Treasure of Mount Fate   |

   Nightmare on Zombie Island   |   The Time Travel Trap

Match your wits against a band of pirates on the high seas. You decide whether to try to defeat them or to join them. (Summary of Captured by Pirates)
Frankie Pickle Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wight
Youth Fiction WIGHT

Fourth-grader Frankie Piccolini has a vivid imagination when it comes to cleaning his disastrously messy room, but eventually even he decides that it is just too dirty.


pirate mapCaptain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto
Picture Book AND
One day, Flinn finds a pirate crying in the supply closet at school. Captain Stubble's ship has been stolen, and soon Flinn and his friends are off to win it back from the Pirate Dinosaurs! This is a little bit scary for young children, but exciting for older preschoolers and up.
Olive's Pirate Party by Roberta Baker. Illustrated by Debbie Tilley.
Picture Book – BAK

Olive wants a pirate party for her seventh birthday. When her aged and proper Aunt Tiffany volunteers to host, Olive wishes she'd never thought of the idea. But creativity and love win the day in this light-hearted story.
Fluffy: Scourge of the Sea by Teresa Bateman. Illustrated by Michael Chesworth.
Picture Book – BAT

An overdressed poodle named Fluffy is taken captive by a crew of salty pirate dogs in this fun, rhyming saga. All is not lost, for Fluffy’s quick wits soon make him captain of the pirate ship. The cartoon-like colored pencil and watercolor illustrations fit the story perfectly.

Victricia Malicia, Book-Loving Buccaneer by Carrie Clickard. Illustrated by Mark Meyers.
Picture Book - CLI
Victricia Malicia is a young pirate girl whose family members have all been pirates for generations.Born on ship and taught pirate ways, everyone expects her to grow up to be a pirate. But Victricia Malicia loves books and dry land. Can she find a new life for herself and still keep the respect of her pirate parents and peers. This funny story is told in bouncy rhyme with bright, cartoony acrylic illustrations that will charm preschoolers and up.

The Pirate Meets the Queen by Matt Faulkner.
Picture Book Shelves – FAU

This exciting tale tells embroiders what is known of real-life Irish pirate Granny O’Malley (short for Granuaile or Grace). She cut off her hair and disguised herself as a boy to join her father’s ship in her youth. Later in life, in the title episode, she goes in person to petition Red Liz, the Queen of England, for her son’s freedom. It’s illustrated with flowing but realistic gouache paintings. This is a little long, and exciting without being scary.
Pirate Piggy Wiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox.
Picture Book Shelves – FOX
PiggyWiggy dreams of being a pirate in a book suitable for the very youngest buccaneers, with brief text and bold pictures.

Tough Boris by Mem Fox. Illustrated by Kathryn Brown.
Picture Book – FOX

"[Boris] was tough. All pirates are tough." So begins this classic pirate book for all ages. Young children will appreciate the simple, repetitive text. Children beginning to read on their own will be able to read the text, while both they and their parents will enjoy following the more complicated story told in the expressive watercolor pictures.

Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke. Illustrated by Kerstin Meyer.
Picture Book – FUN

Young Molly is sailing to visit her grandma when she is kidnapped by Captain Firebeard, terror of the high seas. Although they make her do all the work on the ship, she won’t reveal her parents’ names and addresses. She has a plan, and when Captain Firebeard finds out who her mother is, he’ll be shaking in his boots.
Roger, the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist.
Picture Book – HEL
Roger is a terrible pirate – too clumsy and especially too cheerful. He’s told to stay below decks when his pirate ship is attacked, but in the end, saves the day. It’s a light-hearted origin story for the pirate flag from the illustrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
The Erie Canal Pirates by Eric A. Kimmel. Illustrated by Andrew Glass.
Picture Book – KIM

Pirates come a little closer to home with this song of escaping from pirates on the Erie Canal. It turns out there really were Erie Canal pirates, but kids will love this fanciful rhyme (it scans to the original Erie Canal song) and the fantastical adventure. Bold and loose illustrations.
Bubble Bath Piratesby Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Picture Book - KRO

When Pirate Mommy tells her little pirates to walk the plank into the bathtub, off they go. This is a bright and rhythmic book suitable for even very young pirates.
Pirate Bob by Kathryn Lasky. Illustrated by David Clark.
Picture Book – LAS

Pirate Bob has a long nose with a scar that runs all the way to his ear, which has a gold earring. His best friend, Yellow Jack, has scurvy and also buried treasure. This is an honest look at the life of a pirate, with captivatingly humorous ink and watercolor illustrations.
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long. Illustrated by David Shannon.
Picture Book – LON

Young Jeremy Jacobs is building sandcastles on the beach when a pirate ship sails up. Captain Braidbeard and his crew are lost, and looking for a good digger. In a fabulous dream-come-true narrative, he joins the pirate crew and learns the ups and downs of being a pirate –no veggies, but also no bedtime kisses. And of course, he still has to be home in time for soccer practice the next day. David Shannon’s quirky oil paintings are the perfect accompaniment for this book.
Don't Mention Pirates by Sarah McConnell.
Picture Book – MCC

Scarlett Silver knows that she isn’t supposed to talk about pirates at home, even though their house is shaped like a pirate ship. But when she finds gold in their yard, it turns out that treasure is easier to bury than a true pirate nature.
Backbeard and the Birthday Suit by Matthew McElligott
Picture Book – MCE

Captain Backbeard is a fierce, slobby and very hairy pirate. He can’t even get a parrot to stay with him. When his birthday party rips his old clothes to shreds, it’s time to visit a tailor for a new suit, even if the tailor doesn’t have regular pirate clothes. What will his pirate crew have to say about his new bright clothes with matching straw boater?
Captain Abdul’s Pirate School by Colin McNaughton
Picture Book – MCN

Maisy Pickles' father thinks she needs to be tougher, so he sends her to pirate school. When she overhears the pirate teachers talking about asking for ransom money from the children's parents, she decides to be a better pirate than the pirates and organizes a mutiny. A little on the long side, but a fun story.
Edward and the Pirates by David McPhail
Picture Book – MCP

Edward loves to read. He loves to read so much that he feels like he’s really part of the story. But what will he do when pirates come in the middle of the night to claim the book about lost pirate treasure that Edward checked out of the library? Although the text is simple, the references to characters like Admiral Peary and Robin Hood, combined with powerful pirates painted in dark acrylics make this more suitable for early elementary school children than preschoolers.
You Can Do Anything, Daddy! By Michael Rex
Picture Book – REX

A bedtime story comes to life in this entertaining tale. Daddy reassures his son that he would do whatever it takes to rescue him from pirates who are robot gorilla pirates from Mars by the end, braving dangers vaguely reminiscent of Indiana Jones. Afterwards, the son takes care of Daddy with apple juice, bandages and kisses. Prepare for multiple readings.
This Little Pirate by Philemon Sturges. Illustrated by Amy Walrod.
Picture Book – STU

The words sound remarkably like the familiar “This Little Piggy.” The pirates are, in fact, piggies. Two crews of fearsome pirate piggies, both headed for the same large treasure chest. Who will get there first? What will happen? A fun adventure for young pirates, of course! Detailed cut-paper illustrations round out the story.
Shiver Me Letters: a Pirate ABC by June Sobel. Illustrated by Henry Cole
Picture Book – SOB

“’R,’ roared the captain. ‘R’s not enough. We need other letters to help make us tough.” Thus begins the fearsome quest to find every letter of the alphabet. The rhyming text makes this more readable than many alphabet books, while the cheerful animal crew adds to the already lively story.


picture books about trucks

Find more picture books about trucks in the youth nonfiction area -J 629.224

fire fighter books

Find more on firefighting careers in youth nonfiction J331.7 FIRE or FIREFIGHTER.

Check out more books about fire, firefighters and firetrucks in youth nonfiction -J 628.9


The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
Youth Fiction ALEXANDER

A humble pig keeper goes on a quest with the help of talking animals and other enchantments.

 Vol. 1: The Book of Three

Vol. 2: The Black Cauldron

Vol. 3: The Castle of Llyr

Vol. 4: Taran Wanderer

Vol. 5: The High King

The Lost Years of Merlinby T. A. Barron
Youth Fiction BARRON

Vol. 1: The Lost Years of Merlin

Vol. 2: The Seven Songs of Merlin

Vol. 3: The Fires of Merlin

Vol. 4: The Mirror of Merlin

Vol. 5: The Wings of Merlin

The Boggart and
The Boggart and the Monster by Susan Cooper
Youth Fiction COOPER

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Youth Fiction COOPER

Three children on a holiday in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest for a grail that would reveal the true story of King Arthur.

Vol. 1: Over Sea, Under Stone

Vol. 2: The Dark Is Rising

Vol. 3: Greenwitch

Vol. 4: The Grey King

Vol. 5: Silver on the Tree

Into The Land of the Unicorns and
The Song of the Wanderer by Bruce Coville
Youth Fiction COVILLE

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher (about a boy and a dragon) and The Dragon Slayers (about a Princess who sets out to slay a dragon) by Bruce Coville
Youth Fiction COVILLE

The Earthsea Series by Ursula K. Le Guin
Youth Fiction LE GUIN

A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.

Vol. 1: A Wizard of Earthsea

Vol. 2: The Tombs of Atuan

Vol. 3: The Farthest Shore

Vol. 4: Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea

The Time Quartet by Madeleine L’Engle
Youth Fiction L'ENGLE

Meg Murry and her siblings travel through time, meet magical creatures and preform daring deeds.

Vol. 1 A Wrinkle in Time

Vol. 2 A Wind in the Door

Vol. 3 A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Vol. 4 Many Waters

The Wizard of Oz
by Frank L. Baum
Youth Fiction BAUM

The House with a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs
Youth Fiction BELLAIRS

A Brush with Magic by William J. Brooke
Youth Fiction BROOKE

The Hermit Thrush Sings by Susan Butler
Youth Fiction BUTLER

So You Want to be a Wizard by Diane Duane
Youth Fiction DUANE

The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
Youth Fiction Ibbotson

The Chronicles of Narnia (traditional sequence)
by C. S. Lewis
Youth Fiction LEWIS

Vol. 1: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Vol. 2: Prince Caspian

Vol. 3: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Vol. 4: The Silver Chair

Vol. 5: A Horse and His Boy

Vol. 6: The Magician’s Nephew
Vol. 7: The Last Battle

The Damar Novels
by Robin McKinley
Youth Fiction MCKINLEY

In the land of Damar, two girls separated by time discover their courage and magical powers.

The Hero and the Crown (prelude to The Blue Sword, but published afterwards).

The Unicorns of Balinor by Mary Stanton
Youth Fiction UNICORNS

A series about a girl, her unicorn, and her quest to restore peace in Balinor.

Vol. 1: The Road to Balinor

Vol. 2: Sunchaser’s Quest

Vol. 3: Valley of Fear

Vol. 4: By Fire, By Moonlight

Vol. 5: Search for the Star

Vol. 6: Secrets of the Scepter

Vol. 7: Night of the Shifter’s Moon

Vol. 8: Shadows Over Balinor

Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

Youth Fiction TOLKIEN

Vol. 1: The Fellowship of the Ring

Vol. 2: The Two Towers

Vol. 3: The Return of the King

The popularity of The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again  led Tolkien to continue the story in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. 

The Young Merlin Trilogy by Jane Yolen
Youth Fiction YOLEN

Before Merlin became a mighty wizard, he was a small boy wandering lost and hungry in the forest and so the adventure begins ...

Vol. 1: Passager

Vol. 2: Hobby

Vol. 3: Merlin

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Youth Fiction LEVINE

The Moorchild
by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Youth Fiction MCGRAW

The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
Youth Fiction POPE

Backyard Dragon by Betsy Sterman
Youth Fiction STERMAN

The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White
Youth Fiction White

Sorcery and Cecilia, or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede
Youth Fiction Wrede

The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
Youth Fiction WINTHROP

The Wizard’s Map by Jane Yolen
Youth Fiction Yolen

advanced readers grade 3 and up

A View from Saturday

A View from Saturday
(and all other E.L. Konigsburg books)
By E.L. Konigsburg
Youth Fiction KONIGSBURG

A Wrinkle in Time A Wrinkle in Time
By Madeline L'Engle
Youth Fiction L’ENGLE


Among the Hidden

Among the Hidden
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
Teen Zone Paperback HADDIX

Among the Imposters

Among the Imposters
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
Teen Zone Paperback HADDIX


By Joan Bauer
Teen Zone Paperbacks BAUER

Black Beauty

Black Beauty
By Anna Sewell
Youth Fiction Sewell

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Youth Holiday DICKENS


The Cure
By Sonia Levitin
Teen Zone Paperbacks LEVITIN

Dicey's Song

Dicey's Song
By Cynthia Voight
Youth Fiction VOIGHT

Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
(Year 1 in series)
By. J.K. Rowling
Youth Fiction ROWLING

Jacob Have I Loved

Jacob Have I Loved
By Katherine Paterson
Youth Fiction PATERSON

The Yearling

The Yearling
By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Youth Fiction RAWLINGS

Number the Stars Number the Stars
By Lois Lowry
Youth Fiction LOWRY
My Louisiana Sky My Louisiana Sky
By Kinberly Willis Holt
Youth Fiction HOLT
Oliver Twist Oliver Twist
By Charles Dickens
Youth Fiction DICKENS
PS Longer Letter Later P.S. Longer Letter Later
By Paula Danziger
Youth Fiction DANZIGER
Pale Phoenix

Pale Phoenix
By Kathryn Reiss
Youth Fiction REISS

Redwall Redwall
By Brian Jacques
Teen Zone Paperbacks JACQUES
Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road
By Joan Bauer
Teen Zone Paperbacks BAUER

Shadow Spinner

Shadow Spinner
By Susan Fletcher
Youth Fiction FLETCHER

Want to be a Wizard

So You Want to be a Wizard
By Diane Duane
Youth Fiction DUANE

Children of Christmas

The Children of Christmas: Stories for the Season
By Cynthia Rylant
Youth Holiday R

Dark Lord of Derkholm

The Dark Lord of Derkholm
By Diane Wynne Jones
Teen Zone Paperbacks JONES

The Giver

The Giver
By Lois Lowry
Youth Fiction LOWRY

The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass
By Phillip Pullman
Teen Zone Fiction PULLMAN

Great Gilly Hopkins

The Great Gilly Hopkins
By Katherine Paterson
Youth Fiction PATERSON

The Hobbit

The Hobbit or There and Back Again
(part of a series)
By J.R. Tolkein
Youth Fiction TOLKEIN

Magicians Nephew

The Magician's Nephew
(Book #1 in the Chronicles of Narnia)
By C.S. Lewis
Youth Fiction LEWIS

The Railway Children

The Railway Children
By Edith Nesbit
Youth Fiction NESBIT

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden
By Francis Hodgson Burnett
Youth Fiction BURNETT

Year of the Griffin

Year of the Griffin
By Dianna Wynne Jones
Teen Zone Paperbacks JONES

The Gathering of Days

A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal 1830-32
By Joan W. Blos
Youth Fiction BLOS

Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
By Mark Twain
Youth Fiction TWAIN

Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio
By Carlo Collodi
Youth Fiction COLLODI

Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
By Mark Twain
Youth Fiction TWAIN

Amos Fortune

Amos Fortune, Free Man
By Elizabeth Yates
Youth Biography FORTUNE

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables
(part of a series)
By L.M. Montgomery
Youth Fiction MONTGOMERY

Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights
Edited by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora A. Smith
Youth Non-Fiction J 398.20953 W

Around teh World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days
By Jules Verne
Youth Fiction VERNE

Book of Virtues

Book of Virtues
By William J. Bennett
Adult Fiction BENNETT

Bronze Bow

Bronze Bow
By Elizabeth George Speare
Youth Fiction SPEARE

Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper by the Dozen
By Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr.
Adult Biography GILBRETH

Diary of a Young Girl

Diary of a Young Girl
By Anne Frank
Youth Biography FRANK

Early Thunder

Early Thunder
By Jean Fritz
Youth Fiction FRITZ

Hans Brinker

Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates
By Mary Mapes Dodge
Youth Fiction DODGE

The Incredible Journey

The Incredible Journey
By Sheila Burnford
Youth Fiction BURNFORD

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins
By Scott O'Dell
Youth Fiction O'DELL

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
By Rudyard Kipling
Youth Fiction KIPLING


By Robert Louis Stevenson
Youth Fiction STEVENSON

Little Women

Little Women
(also Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys)
By Louisa May Alcott
Youth Fiction ALCOTT

Peter Pan

Peter Pan
By J.M. Barrie
Youth Fiction BARRIE

Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper
By Mark Twain
Adult Fiction TWAIN

Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson
By J.D. Wyss
Youth Fiction WYSS

TReasure Island

Treasure Island
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Youth Fiction STEVENSON

20,000 Leagues

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
By Jules Verne
Youth Fiction VERNE

Old Yeller

Old Yeller
By Fred Gipson
Youth Fiction GIPSON

Red Badge of Courage

Red Badge of Courage
By Stephen Crane 
Teen Zone Fiction CRANE


By William H. Armstrong
Youth Fiction ARMSTRONG


Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows
By Kenneth Grahame
Youth Fiction GRAHAME




advanced reads for 3rd graders

Wolves of Willoughby Chase

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
By Joan Aiken
Youth Fiction AIKEN

Mortimer says Nothing

Mortimer Says Nothing
By Joan Aiken
Youth Fiction AIKEN

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
By Lewis Carroll
Youth Fiction CARROLL

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
By Jan Brett
Picture Books BRE

Magician's Nephew

The Magician's Nephew
(Book #1: the Chronicles of Narnia)
By C.S. Lewis
Youth Fiction LEWIS

Charlie and the Chocolate factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
By Roald Dahl
Youth Fiction DAHL

Charlotte's Web

Charlottes's Web
By E.B. White
Youth Fiction WHITE


By Barbara McClintock
Youth Non-Fiction 398.22 Cin

Tale of Time City

Tale of Time City
By Diana Wynne Jones
Youth Fiction JONES


By Donna Napoli
Youth Fiction NAPOLI

Stuart Little

Stuart Little
By E.B. White
Youth Fiction WHITE

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
By. E. L. Konigsberg
Youth Fiction KONIGSBURG

Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted
By Gail Carson Levine
Youth Fiction LEVINE

Light Princess

Light Princess
By George MacDonald
Youth Fiction MCDONALD

Acorn Quest Acorn Quest
By Jane Yolen
Youth Fiction YOLEN
White Mountains White Mountains
(Tripod Trilogy)
By John Christopher
Book of Three Book of Three
By Lloyd Alexander
Youth Fiction ALEXANDER
A Wrinkle in Time A Wrinkle in Time
By Madeline L'Engle
Youth Fiction L’ENGLE

By Roald Dahl
Youth Fiction DAHL

Betsy, Tracy, and Tib Betsy-Tacy and Tib
By Maud Hart Lovelace Youth Fiction LOVELACE

Miss Bianca and the Bridesmaid
By Margery Sharp
Youth Fiction SHARP

Rats of Nimh

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
By Robert C. O’brien
Youth Fiction O’BRIEN

Dealing with Dragons

Dealing with Dragons
By Patricia Wrede
Youth Fiction WREDE

Poppy nad Rye

Poppy and Rye
By Avi
Youth Fiction AVI


(part of a series)
By Brian Jacques
Teen Zone Paperbacks JACQUES

Dark is Rising

Dark is Rising
By Susan Cooper
Youth Fiction COOPER

Sword in the Stone

Sword in the Stone
By T.H. White
Youth Fiction WHITE


Akiko in the Sprubly Islands
By Mark Crilley
Youth Fiction CRILLEY

The Borrowers

The Borrowers
By Mary Norton
Youth Fiction NORTON

Castle in the Attic

Castle in the Attic
By Elizabeth Winthrop
Youth Fiction WINTHROP

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
By Nancy Farmer
Youth Fiction FARMER

The Hobbit

The Hobbit or There and Back Again
(Part of a Series)
By J. R. R. Tolkien
Youth Fiction TOLKIEN

The Cricket in Times Square

Indian in the Cupbard
By Lynne Reid Banks
Youth Fiction BANKS

The Moorchild

The Moorchild
By Eloise McGraw
Youth Fiction MCGRAW

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth
By Norton Juster
Youth Fiction JUSTER

The Bad Beginning

The Bad Beginning
(Series of Unfortunate Events Book #1)
By Lemony Snicket
Youth Fiction SNICKET

Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz
By L. Frank Baum
Youth Fiction BAUM

The People Could Fly

The People Could Fly
By Virginia Hamilton
Youth Non-Fiction J 398.20973 H

A Little Princess

A Little Princess
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Youth Fiction BURNETT

Witch of Blackbord Pond

The Witch of Blackbird Pond
By Elizabeth George Speare
Youth Fiction SPEARE

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass
By Lewis Carroll
Youth Fiction CARROLL

Caddie Woodlawn

Caddie Woodlawn
By Carol Ryrie Brink
Youth Fiction BRINK

Complete Boook of the Flower Fairies

The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies
By Cicely Mary Barker
Youth Non-Fiction j821.9B

Courage of Sarah Noble

The Courage of Sarah Noble
By Alice Dahgliesh
Youth Fiction DAHGLIESH


By Johanna Spyri
Youth Fiction SPYRI

Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain
By Ester Forbes
Youth Fiction FORBES

Just So Stories

Just So Stories
By Rudyard Kipling
Youth Fiction KIPLING

Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
Youth Fiction WILDER

Misty of Chincoteague

Misty of Chincoteague
By Marguerite Henry
Youth Fiction HENRY


By Eleanor Porter
Youth Fiction PORTER

Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin
By George MacDonald
Youth Fiction MACDONALD

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
By Kate Douglas Wiggin
Youth Fiction WIGGIN

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Sarah, Plain and Tall
By Patricia MacLachlan
Youth Fiction MACLACHLAN


Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims
By Clyde Robert Bulla
Youth Biography SQUANTO

Story of Dr. Dolittle

The Story of Dr. Dolittle
By Hugh Lofting
Youth Fiction LOFTING

Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
By Hans Christian Andersen
Youth Non-Fiction J398.20948 AND

Tales from Shakespeare

Tales from Shakespeare
By Charles and Mary Lamb
Youth Non-Fiction J822.3L

Trumpet of the Swan

Trumpet of the Swan
By E.B. White
Youth Fiction WHITE



camjansenbarkingtreasure Cam Jansen and the barking treasure mystery
(and all in series)
By David A. Adler
Youth Early Chapter Books CAM JANSEN
Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper's Penguins
By Richard Atwater
Youth Fiction ATWATER

Ice Magic

Ice Magic 
By Matt Christopher

Ramona age 8

Ramona Quimby, Age 8
By Beverly Cleary
Youth Fiction CLEARY

Harvey's Horrible Snake Disaster

Harvey’s Horrible Snake Disaster
By Eth Clifford
Youth Fiction CLIFFORD

Amber Brown

Amber Brown Goes Fourth
(and others)
By Paula Danziger
Youth Early Chapter Books -

Katy & the Big Snow

The Four-Story Mistake
By Elizabeth Enright
Youth Fiction ENRIGHT

Case of the Burrowing Robot

The Case of the Burrowing Robot
(Hank the Cowdog Series)
By John Erickson
Youth Fiction ERICKSON


By James Howe
Youth Fiction HOWE

Aldo Applesauce

Aldo Applesauce
By Johanna Hurwitz
Youth Fiction HURWITZ

Martin's Mice

Martin's Mice
(and all Animal Fantasy books)
by Dick King-Smith
Youth Fiction KING-SMITH

Sophie in the Saddle

Sophie in the Saddle
(and all Sophie books)
by Dick King-Smith
Youth Fiction KING-SMITH

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
By J.K. Rowling
Youth Fiction ROWLING

House with a Clock in its Walls

House with a Clock in Its Walls
By John Bellairs
Youth Fiction BELLAIRS

Secret Garden The Secret Garden
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Youth Fiction BURNETT
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
By Bruce Coville
Youth Fiction COVILLE
Ginger Pye Ginger Pye
By Eleanor Estes
Youth Fiction ESTES
my father's dragon My Father's Dragon
By Ruth Stiles Gannett
Youth Fiction GANNETT
My Side of the Mountain

My Side of the Mountain
By Jean Craighead George
Youth Fiction GEORGE

Horrible Harry and the Purple People Horrible Harry and the Purple People
(and other Horrible Harry books)
By Suzy Kline
Youth Early Chapter Books
Radio Fifth Grade

Radio Fifth Grade
(and other School themed books)
By Gordan Korman
Youth Fiction KORMAN


Catwings (the trilogy)
By Ursula K. LeGuin
Youth Early Chapter Books CATWINGS

Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking
By Astrid Lindgren
Youth Fiction LINDGREN

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
By Betty MacDonald
Youth Fiction MACDONALD

Homer Price

Homer Price
By Robert McCloskey
Youth Fiction MCCLOSKEY

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh
By A.A. Milne
Youth Fiction MILNE

Enchanted Castle

Enchanted Castle
(and all others by author)
By Edith Nesbit
Youth Fiction NESBIT

Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked

Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked
(and all others in series)
By Barbara Park
Youth Early Chapter Books JUNIE B


(and other Soup books)
By Robert Peck
Youth Fiction PECK

Doodle Flute

Doodle Flute
(and all others by author)
By Daniel Pinkwater
Youth Fiction PINKWATER

How to Eat Fried Worms

How to Eat Fried Worms
By Thomas Rockwell
Youth Fiction ROCKWELL

The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy

The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy
(and others in Time Warp Trio series)
By Jon Scieszka
Youth Early Chapter Books

The Cricket in Times Square

The Cricket in Times Square
By George Selden
Youth Fiction SELDEN

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of Pablo's Nose

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of Pablo's Nose
By Donald Sobol
Youth Fiction SOBOL

Abel's Island

Abel's Island
By William Steig
Youth Fiction STEIG

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins
By P.L. Travers
Youth Fiction TRAVERS

Surprise Island

Surprise Island
(Boxcar Children series)
By Gertrude Warner
Youth Fiction BOXCAR



Picture Books

Old Black Fly
by Jim Aylesworth
Picture Books AYL

The Very Quiet Cricket
by Eric Carle
Picture Books CAR

Diary of a Spider
by Doreen Cronin
Picture Book CRO

Once I Knew a Spider
by Jennifer Dewey
Picture Book DEW

Pest Fest
by Julia Durango
Picture Book DUR

The Very Lazy Ladybug
by Isobel Finn
Picture Book FIN

Big Bug Surprise
by Julia Gran
Picture Book GRA

Frog in a Bog
by John Himmelman
Picture Book HIM

Miss Spider's Tea Party
by David Kirk
Picture Book KIR

The Story of Red Rubber Ball
by Constance Levy
Picture Book LEV

Beetle McGrady Eats Bugs!
by Megan McDonald
Picture Book MCD

Bean Thirteen
by Matthew McElligot
Picture Book MCE

Sleepyhead Bear
by Lisa Peters
Picture Book PET

Bugliest Bug
by Carol Diggory Shields
Picture Book SHI

I Love Bugs
by Philemon Sturgess
Picture Book STU


Easy Readers

Fly High, Fly Guy
by Ted Arnold
Easy Reader A

The Dream Tree
by Stephen Cosgrove
Easy Reader COS

Inspector Hopper
by Doug Cushman
Easy Reader C

Snug Bug
by Cathy East Dubowski
Easy Reader DUB

  Bug Guy
by Sean Groathouse
Easy Reader G

Busy Bugs
by Jayne Harvey
Easy Reader H

Breakout at the Bug Lab
by Ruth Horowitz
Easy Reader HOR

 Bug Stew
by Apple Jordan
Easy Reader JOR

 Giddy Up Bugs
by David Kirk
Easy Reader K

Grasshopper on the Road
by Arnold Lobel
Easy Reader L

by Pat McKissack
Easy Reader M

Blue Bug Visits Mexico
by Virginia Poulet
Easy Reader POU

 Snow Bugs
by Susan Schade
Easy Reader SCH

 Bugs, Beetles & Butterflies
by Harriet Ziefert
Easy Reader ZIE



K is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo
by Giles Andreae
Picture Books AND

Goodnight to Annie
by Eve Merriam
Picture Books MER

M is for Mitten: The Michigan Alphabet Book
by Annie Appleford
Picture Books APP

The Alphabet Keeper
by Mary Murphy
Picture Books MUR

Animal Capers
by Kerry Argent
Picture Books ARG

A Child's Day: An Alphabet of Play
by Ida Pearle
Picture Books PEA

by Graeme Base
Picture Books BAS

Alphabeep: A Zipping, Zooming ABC
by Debora Pearson
Picture Books PEA

D is for Dolphin
by Cami Berg
Picture Books BER

Miss Hindy's Cats
by Helena Claire Pittman
Picture Books PIT

Accidental Alphabet
by Dianna Bonder
Picture Books BON

G is for Goat
by Patricia Polacco
Picture Books POL

Clifford's ABC
by Norman Bridwell
Picture Books BRI

Talk to me about the Alphabet
by Christopher Raschka
Picture Books RAS

Dog's ABC: A Silly Story About the Alphabet
by Emma Dodd
Picture Books DOD

Richard Scarry's Little ABC
by Richard Scarry
Picture Books SCA

Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables From A to Z
by Lois Ehlert
Picture Books EHL

The Hidden Alphabet
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Picture Book SEE

The Turn-Around Upside-Down Alphabet Book
by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Picture Books ERN

The Jazzy Alphabet
by Sherry Shahan
Picture Books SHA

Alphabet Under Construction
by Denise Fleming
Picture Books FLE

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
by Joseph Slate
Picture Books SLA

Kipper's A to Z: An Alphabet Adventure
by Mick Inkpen
Picture Books INK

Star Wars ABC
by Scholastic
Picture Books STA

Miss Spider's ABC
by David Kirk
Picture Books KIR

Alphabet Animals
by Charles Sullivan
Picture Books SUL

Jeepers Creepers: A Monstrous ABC
by Laura Leuck
Picture Books LEU

The Z was Zapped
by Chris Van Allsburg
Picture Books VAN

Achoo! Bang! Crash!: The Noisy Alphabet
By Ross MacDonald
Picture Books MAC

An Edible Alphabet: 26 Reasons to Love the Farm
by Carol Watterson
Picture Books WAT

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Bill Martin Jr.
Picture Books MAR

Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types
by Sharon Werner
Picture Books WER


Picture Books About Trains
Nonfiction Books About Trains

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
created by Rev. W. Awdry
This series can be found in  Picture Books AWD

And the Train Goes-
by William Bee
Picture Books BEE

The Train to Timbuctoo
by Margaret Wise Brown
Picture Books BRO

Choo Choo: The Story of a Little Engine Who Ran Away
by Virginia Lee Burton
Picture Books BUR

Freight Train
by Donald Crews
Picture Book CRE

William & the Night Train
by Mij Kelly
Picture Books KEL

by Barbara Lehman
New Picture Books LEH

C is for Caboose: Riding the Rails from A to Z
Picture Books TOD

All Aboard Dinotrain
by Deb Lund
Picture Books LUN

The Little Engine That Could
retold by Watty Piper
Picture Books PIP

Train Song
by Diane Siebert
Picture Books SIE

The Goodnight Train
by June Sobel
Picture Books SOB

by Hal Rogers
J 625.1 R

by Ray Broekel
J 625.1 B

by Lynn Curlee
J 625.1 C

by Anne Rockwell
J 625.1 R

Seymour Simon’s Book of Trains
by Seymour Simon
J 625.1 S

Freight Trains
by Peter Brady
J 625.2 B

Diesel Locomotives
by Lynn M. Stone
J 625.26 S

Freight Trains
by Lynn M. Stone
J 625.26 S

Steam Locomotives
by Lynn M. Stone
J 625.26 S

The World's Fastest Trains
by Terri Sievert
J 385 S








Find more circus picture books in the youth nonfiction area - J 791.3

Arthur's Chicken Pox
by Mark Brown
Picture Books BRO

by Lois Ehlert
Picture Books EHL

The Circus
by Brian Wildsmith
Picture Books WIL

Circus 1-2-3
by Megan Halsey
Picture Books HAL

Circus Parade
by Harriet Ziefert
Picture Books ZIE

Dad Runs Away with the Circus
by Etgar Kerrett
Picture Books KER

Ginger Jumps
by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Picture Books ERN

Lottie's Circus
by Joan W. Blos
Picture Books BLO

Moses Goes to the Circus
by Isaac Millman
Picture Books MIL

'Night Circus
by Mark Corcoran
Picture Books COR

Number Circus 
by Fisher Price Little People
Picture Books LIT

Olivia Saves the Circus
by Ian Falconer
Picture Books FAL

The Secret Circus
by Johanna Wright
Picture Books WRI

Sidewalk Circus
by Paul Fleischman
Picture Books FLE

A Small Surprise
by Louise Yates
Picture Books YAT

Song of the Circus
by Lois Duncan
Picture Books DUN

Spot Goes to the Circus
by Eric Hill
New Picture Books HIL

To the Big Top
by Jill Esbaum
Picture Books SCI

Tree-ring Circus
by Adam Rex
Picture Books REX

Tucker Over the Top
by Leslie McGuirk
Picture Books MCG

Who Put the "B" in Ballyhoo?
by Carlyn Beccia
Picture Books BEC



Poppy and Rye
by Avi
Youth Fiction Avi
The Trial
by Jen Bryant
Youth Fiction Bryant
The Face on the Milk Carton
by Caroline Cooney
Teen Zone Cooney
The Grey King
by Susan Cooper
Youth Fiction Cooper
The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Youth Fiction Curtis
Catherine, Called Birdy
by Karen Cushman
Teen Zone Cushman
The Lemonade War
by Jacqueline Davies
Youth Fiction DAVIES
The City of Ember
by Jeanne DuPrau
Youth Fiction DuPrau
Slave Dancer
by Paula Fox
Youth Fiction Fox
The Crossroads
Chris Grabenstein
Youth Fiction Grabenstein
Running Out of Time
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Youth Fiction Haddix
Bird Lake Moon
by Kevin Henkes
Youth Fiction Henkes 
by Carl Hiaasen
Teen Zone Hiaasen 
by Valerie Hobbs
Youth Fiction Hobbs
Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster
Youth Fiction Juster
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis
Youth Fiction Lewis 
The Giver
by Lois Lowry
Youth Fiction Lowry
A Corner of the Universe
by Ann M Martin
Youth Fiction Martin 
Simply Alice
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Youth Fiction Naylor 
Jacob Have I loved
by Katherine Paterson
Youth Fiction Paterson 
by Gary Paulsen
Youth Fiction Paulsen
The Young Man and the Sea
by Rodman Philbrick
Youth Fiction Philbrick 
The Westing Game
by Ellen Raskin
Youth Fiction Raskin
Where the Red Fern Grows
by Wilson Rawls
Youth Fiction Rawls 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by J. K. Rowling
Youth Fiction Rowling
by Louis Sachar
Youth Fiction Sachar 
by Jerry Spinelli
Youth Fiction Spinelli
The Cay
by Theodore Taylor
Youth Fiction Taylor 
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred Taylor
Youth Fiction Taylor 
Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash
by Wendelin Van Draanen
Youth Fiction Van Draanen 
 Gecko and Sticky: Villians Lair
by Wendelin Van Draanen
Youth Fiction Van Draanen




Tony Abbott
Youth Fiction ABBOTT

Raleigh's Page
by Alan Armstrong
Youth Fiction ARMSTRONG

Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt
Youth Fiction Babbitt

Chasing Vermeer
by Blue Balliett
Youth Fiction Balliett

Freddy the Detective
by Walter Brooks
Youth Fiction Brooks

The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Youth Fiction Burnett

Ralph S. Mouse
by Beverly Cleary
Youth Fiction

The Report Card
by Andrew Clements
Youth Fiction Clements

Sahara Special
by Esme Raji Codell
Youth Fiction Codell

Chasing Redbird
by Sharon Creech
Youth Fiction

by Andrew Clements
Youth Fiction Clements

by Roald Dahl
Youth Fiction Dahl

The Ear, the Eye and the Arm
Nancy Farmer
Youth Fiction Farmer

Dragon Rider
by Cornelia Funke
Youth Fiction Funke

Into the Wild
by Erin Hunter
Youth Fiction Hunter

by Brian Jacques
Teen Zone Fiction Jacques

A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeline L’Engle
Youth Fiction L’Engle

Travel Team
Mike Lupica
Youth Fiction LUPICA

Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine
Youth Fiction Levin

by Cynthia Lord
Youth Fiction Lord

Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry
Youth Fiction Lowry

Toothpaste Millionaire
by Jean Merrill
Youth Fiction Merrill

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
by Wendy Mass
Youth Fiction MASS

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Youth fiction Naylor

Midnight for Charlie Bone
by Jenny Nimmo
Youth Fiction Nimmo

The Borrowers
by Mary Norton
Youth Fiction Norton

Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O’Dell
Youth Fiction O’Dell

by Christopher Paolini
Youth Fiction Paolini

A Long Way from Chicago
by Richard Peck
Youth Fiction Peck

Olivia Kidney
by Ellen Potter
Youth Fiction Potter

The Name of This Book Is Secret
by Pseudonymous Bosch
Youth Fiction

The Maze of Bones
Rick Riordan

by Jerry Spinelli
Youth Fiction Spinelli

Charlotte’s Web
by E.B. White
Youth Fiction White

Little House on the Prairie
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Youth Fiction Wilder

Millicent Min, Girl Genius
by Lisa Yee
Youth Fiction Yee



Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute (series)
by Jarrett Krosoczka
Youth Graphic Novels LUN

Sisters Grimm:
Fairy Tale Detectives (series)
by Michael Buckley
Youth Fiction BUCKLEY

Kenny and the Dragon
by Tony DeTerlizzi
Youth Fiction DiTERRLIZZI

Aldo Peanut Butter
by Johanna Hurwitz
Youth Fiction HURWITZ

The Barn
by Avi
Youth Fiction AVI

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (series)
by Judy Blume
Youth Fiction BLUME

Jeremy Thatcher,
Dragon Hatcher

by Bruce Coville
Youth Talking Books COVILLE

Onion John
by Joseph Krumgold
Youth Fcition KRUMGOLD

Mr Poppers Penguins
by Richard Atwater
Youth Fiction ATWATER

The Penderwicks
by Jean Birdsall
Youth Fiction BIRDSALL

by Karen Cushman
Youth Fcition CUSHMAN

Everything on a Waffle
by Polly Hovarth
Youth Fiction HOVARTH

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Youth Fiction NAYLOR

Pink and Say
by Patricia Pollaco
Youth Fiction POLLACO

Night of the Twisters
by Ivy Ruckman
Youth Fiction RUCKMAN

The Bad Beginning (series)
by Lemony Snicket
Youth Fiction SNICKET

Joey Pigza Loses Control (series)
by Jack Gantos
Youth Fiction GANTOS

Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka
by Jon Scieszka
Youth Biography SCIESZKA

Train to Somewhere
by Eve Bunting
Youth Fiction BUNTING

Wanted...Mud Blossom
by Betsy Byars
Youth Fiction BYARS

Jackie and Me (series)
by Dan Gutman
Youth Fiction GUTMAN

Winter Room
by Gary Paulsen
Youth Fiction PAULSEN

Space Race
by Sylvia Waugh
Youth Fiction WAUGH

My Father's Dragon
by Ruth Stilles Gannett
Youth Fiction GANNETT

by Roald Dahl
Youth Fiction DAHL

Wayside School gets a little Stranger (series)
by Louis Sachar
Youth Fiction SACHAR

Doll People
by Ann M. Martin
Youth Fiction MARTIN

Last Holiday Concert
by Andrew Clements
Youth Fiction CLEMENTS

Miraculous Journey of
Edward Tulane

by Kate DiCamillo
Youth Fiction DICAMILLO

Travels of Thelonious (series)
Susan Schade
Youth Fiction SCHADE



Arthur Makes the Team
By Marc Brown
Early Chapter Books - ARTHUR

Lenny and Mel: After School Confidential
By Erik Kraft
Early Chapter Books - LENNY & MEL


Freckle Juice
By Judy Blume
Youth Fiction - BLUME

Little House: School Days
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
Early Chapter Books - LITTLE HOUSE


Flat Stanley
By Jeff Brown
Youth Fiction – BROWN

Magic Tree House: Ghost Town at Sundown
By Mary Pope Osborne
Early Chapter Books - MAGIC TREE HOUSE


The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean
By Alexander McCall-Smith
Early Chapter Books - HARRIET BEAN

Marvin Redpost: A Magic Crystal?
By Louis Sachar
Early Chapter Books - MARVIN REDPOST


Horrible Harry & the Goog
by Suzy Kline
Early Chapter Books - HORRIBLE HARRY

Moongobble and Me: Dragon of Doom
By Bruce Coville
Early Chapter Books - MOONGOBBLE


Bunnicula: a Rabbit Tale of Mystery
By James Howe
Youth Fiction – HOWE

Rainbow Magic: Fern the Green Fairy
By Daisy Meadows
Early Chapter Books - RAINBOW MAGIC


Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Food Fight
By James Preller
Early Chapter Books - JIGSAW JONES

Ready, Freddy: Tooth Trouble
By Abby Klien
Early Chapter Books - READY FREDDY


Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal
By Barbara Park
Early Chapter Books - JUNIE B

Time Warp Trio: Knights of the Kitchen Table
By Jon Scieszka
Early Chapter Books - TIME WARP


Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo: I hate Rules!
By Nacny Krulik
Early Chapter Books - KATIE KAZOO

Third Grade Detective: Cobweb Confessions
By George Edward Stanley



Bones and the Cupcake Mystery
by David Adler
Easy Readers ADL

Gus and Grandpa
by Claudia Mills
Easy Readers MIL

Young Cam Jansen
and the Molly Shoe Mystery

by David Adler
Easy Readers ADL

Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm
by Peggy Parish
Easy Readers PAR

Minnie and Moo go to Paris
by Denys Cazet
Easy Readers CAZ

Henry and Mudge & the Great Grandpas
by Cynthia Rylant
Easy Readers RYL

Cork and Fuzz
by Dori Chaconas
Easy Readers CHA

The High Rise Private Eyes: Case of the Missing Monkey
by Cynthia Rylant
Easy Readers RYL

Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown
by Paula Danziger
Easy Readers DAN

Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish
by Cynthia Ryland
Easy Readers RYL

Iris and Walter and the Field Trip
by Elissa Haden Guest
Easy Readers GUE

Nate the Great
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Easy Readers SHA

Pinky and Rex, and the School Play
by James Howe
Easy Readers HOW

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa
by Erica Silverman
Easy Readers SIL

Frog and Toad are Friends
by Arnold Lobel
Easy Readers LOB

Morris and Boris at the Circus
By Bernard Wiseman
Easy Readers WIS

Grandmas at Bat
By Emily Arnold McCully
Easy Readers MCC




Biscuit Finds a Friend
by Alyssa Cap
Easy Reader CAP

Blackboard Bear
by Martha Alexander
Picture Book ALE

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus!
by Mo Willems
Picture Book WIL

Go, Dog, Go!
by P. D. Eastman
Easy Reader EAS

The Goodnight Kiss
by Jim Aylesworth
Picture Book AYL

Harold and the Purple Crayon
by Crockett Johnson
Picture Book JOH

by Jez Albourgh
Picture Book ALB

If You Give a Moose a Muffin
by Laura Numeroff And Felicia Bond
Picture Book NUM

In the Small, Small Pond

by Denise Fleming

Picture Book FLE

 Just Me and My Dad
& Just Me and My Mom
by Mercer Mayer
Picture Book MAY


Kitten’s First Full Moon
by Kevin Henkes
Picture Book HEN

Little Red Hen
by Byron Barton
Picture Book BAR

My Friend Rabbit
by Eric Rohmann
Picture Book ROH

Polar Bear, Polar Bear,
What Do You Hear?

by Bill Martin
Picture Book MAR

Twenty is Too Many
by Kate Duke
Picture Book DUK

Two Eggs Please
by Sarah Weeks
Picture Book WEE

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle
Picture Book CAR

Wow! City!
by Robert Neubecker
Picture Book NEU

See our Easy Readers Chart for more information.


My World of Color
by Margaret Wise Brown
Picture Book BRO

Little Green Island With
A Little Red House

by Sharon Lovejoy
Picture Book LOV

Babar's Book of Color
by Laurent de Brunhoff
Picture Book BRU

A Beasty Story
by Bill Martin
Picture Book MAR

Cat's Colors
by Jane Cabrera
Picture Book CAB

Brown Bear, Brown Bear,
What Do You See?

by Bill Martin
Picture Book MAR

Hello, Red Fox
by Eric Carle
Picture Book CAR

What Does Bunny See?
by Linda Sue Park
Picture Book PAR

Maisy's Rainbow Dream
by Lucy Cousins
Picture Book COU

Deep in a Rainforest
by Gwen Pascoe
Picture Book PAS

Freight Train
by Donald Crews
Picture Book CRE

A Rainbow All Around Me
by Sandra L. Pinkney
Picture Book PIN

The Crayon Box That Talked
by Shane DeRolf
Picture Book DER

Purple is Best
by Dana Meachen Rau
Picture Book RAU

Color Zoo
by Lois Ehlert
Picture Book EHL

Red, Yellow, Green & Blue
by Laurie Rosenwald
Picture Book ROS

A Piece of Chalk
by Jennifer A. Ericsson
Picture Book ERI

My Many Colored Days
by Dr. Seuss
Picture Book SEU

Orange Pear Apple Bear
by Emily Gravett
Picture Book GRA

Mouse Paint
by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Picture Book WAL

Red are the apples
by Marc Harshman
Picture Book HAR

Farm Life
by Elizabeth Spurr
Picture Book SPU

Is it Red? Is it Yellow? Is it Blue?:
An Adventure in Color

by Tana Hoban
Picture Book HOB

Red is a Dragon: A Book of Colors
by Roseanne Thong
Picture Book THO

Leon the chameleon
by Melanie Watt
Picture Book WAT

Blue Goose
by Nancy Tafuri
Picture Book TAF

Put Me in the Zoo
by Robert Lopshire
Picture Book LOP

Mouse Magic
by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Picture Book WAL

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