BOOK OF THE WEEK

5/2/22

Clifford Keeps Cool by Norman Bridwell

Clifford Keeps Cool
Bridwell, Norman

This is a story about how Clifford, the dog, keeps cool in the heat of the summer.

4/25/22

Roy Digs Dirt by David Shannon

Roy Digs Dirt
Shannon, David

Roy is a West Highland terrier who loves to dig in the dirt and mud; sometimes he buries things, and sometimes he finds things, but mostly he just likes to dig.

4/18/22

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Swimmy
Lionni, Leo

A little fish makes the most of his smallness in a big way.

3/28/22

Chez Bob by Bob Shea

Chez Bob
Shea, Bob

A lazy alligator comes up with a plan to lure his prey as it flies in from all over the world.

3/14/22

I am a Tiger by Karl Newson

I Am a Tiger
Newson, Karl

Mouse believes he is a tiger, and he tries to convince Fox, Raccoon, Snake, and Bird he's one, too.

3/7/22

Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal


Spoon

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse

Spoon, feeling rather envious of Fork, Knife, and Chopsticks, gets a lot to think about when his mother reminds him of all the things he can do that they cannot.

2/28/22

See the Cat by David LaRochelle


See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog

LaRochelle, David

Spoofing classic primers, Max the Dog talks back to the book in a twist that will have fans of funny early readers howling.

2/21/22

The Way Home for Wolf by Rachel Bright


The Way Home for Wolf

Bright, Rachel

Wolf cub Wilf is convinced that he has what it takes to lead the pack, but the adults just laugh. When he falls behind and finds himself alone in the dark of the Arctic night, he discovers that it is really important to have friends

2/7/22

Valentine's Day by Rachel Grack

Valentine's Day
Grack, Rachel

This book introduces the history of Valentine's Day and how people celebrate the holiday.

1/24/22

The Bad Mood and the Stick by Lemony Snicket

The Bad Mood and the Stick
Snicket, Lemony

Curly's bad mood travels from person to person, unexpectedly leaving opportunities for forgiveness, laughter, and love in its wake.

1/17/22

The Fussy Flamingo by Shelly Vaughan James

Fussy Flamingo
James, Shelly Vaughan

Lola doesn't like her dinner, so she sneaks other foods ... with hilarious results.

1/10/22

Cat Problems by Jory John

Cat Problems

John, Jory

A pampered house cat complains about the daily struggles he faces.

12/13/21

Christmas Cricket by Eve Bunting

Christmas Cricket
Bunting, Eve

It is Christmas Eve. Cricket feels small and worthless. He hops up some steps and finds himself in a place filled with light and warmth and a tall, sparking tree. Soon Cricket begins to sing...and that is when he makes a marvelous discovery.

12/6/21

Jack and Santa by Mac Barnett

Jack and Santa
Barnett, Mac

Jack the rabbit tries to make sure Santa gives him presents.

11/29/21

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett


Extra Yarn

Barnett, Mac

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town, until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.

11/15/21

Last Stop on Market Street


Last Stop on Market Street

de la Peña, Matt

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

11/8/21

Stick and Stone: Best Friends Forever by Beth Ferry

Stick and Stone: Best Friends Forever

Ferry, Beth

Stick searches for his family tree and discovers the importance of found family and forever friends.

11/1/21

Bad Dog by Mike Boldt

Bad Dog
Boldt, Mike

A little girl gets a cat as a new pet. She insists the cat is a dog, even if it doesn't act very dog-like.

10/25/21

Hoodwinked by Arthur Howard

Hoodwinked
Howard, Arthur

A young witch searches for a creepy pet.

10/18/21

Harry and the Terrible Whatzit

Harry and the Terrible Whatzit
Gackenbach, Dick

When his mother is slow returning from the basement, Harry goes downstairs and confronts the terrible, two-headed Whatzit.

10/11/21

Hi, Jack!

Hi, Jack!
Barnett, Mac

Jack takes a bag and some lipstick from a lady and uses them and a dog, Rex, to get into mischief. Book #1

10/4/21

Yesterday I had the Blues

Yesterday I Had the Blues
Frame, Jeron Ashford

A young boy ponders a variety of emotions and how different members of his family experience them, from his own blues to his father's grays and his grandmother's yellows.

9/27/21

My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks


My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits

Piven, Hanoch


A young girl draws a family portrait and then makes it more accurate by adding common objects to show aspects of each member's personality.

9/13/21

14 Cows for America

14 Cows for America
Deedy, Carmen Agra

This book presents an illustrated tale of a gift of fourteen cows given by the Maasai people of Kenya to the U.S. as a gesture of comfort and friendship in the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The coauthor is Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah.

3/9/20

Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face

Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face

Theule, Larissa
AR Quiz No. 501068 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.7 - AR Pts: 0.5

Louise Belinda Bellflower lives in Rochester, New York, in 1896. She spends her days playing with her brother, Joe. Joe gets to ride a bicycle, and Louise Belinda doesn't.

3/2/20

Flight School

Flight School

Judge, Lita
AR Quiz No. 168058 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.1 - AR Pts: 0.5

Little Penguin, who has the "soul of an eagle," enrolls in flight school.

2/24/20

Circle

Circle

Barnett, Mac
AR Quiz No. 501133 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

This book is about Circle, Triangle, and Square and how Circle makes a rule and has to rescue Triangle when he breaks that rule.

2/17/20

The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight

The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight

Holm, Jennifer
AR Quiz No. 503744 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

Two siblings exemplify their titles of "Evil Princess" and "Brave Knight." He, with sword and armor, protects the castle, while she, in cape and crown, actively spites him. Book #1

2/10/20

Love, Z

Love, Z

Sima, Jessie
AR Quiz No. 501740 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.9 - AR Pts: 0.5

A little robot named Z finds a message signed, "Love, Beatrice." Unable to learn what love is from other robots, he decides to find the answer.

2/3/20

Groundhog's Runaway Shadow

Groundhog's Runaway Shadow

Biedrzycki, David
AR Quiz No. 186698 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.7 - AR Pts: 0.5

Little Phil Groundhog and his shadow do everything together, but when they grow up, the more adventurous shadow wants to travel, and soon Phil goes on a search for his friend.

1/28/20

Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem

Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem

Barnett, Mac
AR Quiz No. 132155 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 3.0 - AR Pts: 0.5

When Billy's mother follows through on her threat to buy him a blue whale if he refuses to obey, he finds himself the owner of an enormous pet that he must take with him everywhere, which does not make him popular at school.

1/20/20

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Grack, Rachel
AR Quiz No. 188919 EN Nonfiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.3 - AR Pts: 0.5

Beginning readers are introduced to Chinese New Year.

1/13/20

The Paperboy

The Paperboy

Pilkey, Dav
AR Quiz No. 18642 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.9 - AR Pts: 0.5

A paperboy and his dog enjoy the quiet of the early morning as they go about their rounds.

1/6/2020

The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

Keats, Ezra Jack
AR Quiz No. 6092 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.5 - AR Pts: 0.5

A small boy experiences the joys of a snowy day.

12/16/19

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement

Pop-Ups by Michael Hague

The classic Christmas poem with pop-up illustrations.

12/9/19

Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho!

Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho!

Cronin, Doreen
AR Quiz No. 177186 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 1.1 - AR Pts: 0.5

As Farmer Brown prepares the house for Christmas, Duck tries to play Santa but gets stuck in the chimney, along with all the other animals who try to help.

12/2/19

Extra Yarn

Extra Yarn

Barnett, Mac
AR Quiz No. 148457 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 3.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town, until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.

11/26/19

Thank You, Omu!

Thank You, Omu!

Mora, Oge
AR Quiz No. 199108 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 3.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until the pot is empty.

11/18/19

Leave Me Alone!

Leave Me Alone!

Brosgol, Vera
AR Quiz No. 184630 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.9 - AR Pts: 0.5

Grandmother wants so badly to be left alone to finish the knitting for her grandchildren that she leaves her tiny home and her big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting.

11/11/19

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

Higgins, Ryan T.
AR Quiz No. 195764 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.3 - AR Pts: 0.5

Penelope, a T. rex, has a hard time making friends - especially when her classmates are so delicious.

11/4/19

Nanette's Baguette

Nanette's Baguette

Willems, Mo
AR Quiz No. 185161 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

It is Nanette's first trip to get the baguette.

10/28/19

Snowmen at Halloween

Snowmen at Halloween

Buehner, Caralyn
AR Quiz No. 504202 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 3.3 - AR Pts: 0.5

After a Halloween snowfall, a pair of children build some snowmen and imagine the snowmen's nighttime adventures.

10/21/19

The Hallo-wiener

The Hallo-wiener

Pilkey, Dav
AR Quiz No. 13785 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 3.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

All the other dogs make fun of Oscar the dachshund until one Halloween when, dressed as a hot dog, Oscar bravely rescues the others.

10/15/19

We're All Wonders

We're All Wonders

Palacio, R.J.
AR Quiz No. 188348 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 1.5 - AR Pts: 0.5

This book shows readers what it's like to live in Auggie's world, a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he's not always seen that way.

10/8/19

Enemy Pie

Enemy Pie

Munson, Derek
AR Quiz No. 45222 EN Fiction
 IL: LG - BL: 3.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that it helps make a new friend.

9/30/19

Be Kind

Be Kind

Miller, Pat Zietlow
AR Quiz No. 195356 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.2 - AR Pts: 0.5

This moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind and how each act, big or small, can make a difference.

9/16/19

Hedgehog Needs A Hug

Hedgehog Needs A Hug

Betton, Jen
AR Quiz No. 198160 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.6 - AR Pts: 0.5

Hedgehog wakes up needing a hug but has trouble finding a friend who will get close to his prickles.

9/9/19

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Barnett, Mac
AR Quiz No. 169653 EN Fiction
 IL: LG - BL: 1.9 - AR Pts: 0.5

Sam and Dave are on a mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole and keep digging and they find nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all.

9/2/19

Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library

Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library

Gassman, Julie
AR Quiz No. 185269 EN Fiction
 IL: LG - BL: 2.6 - AR Pts: 0.5

A child learns a valuable lesson: libraries and dragons do not mix.