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26 Fairmount Avenue
4-8 PAPERBACK
NEWBERY HONOR BOOK

by Tomie De Paola
Popular childrens author recalls the childhood adventures he had in the late 1930s when his family built their house at 26 Fairmount Avenue, from his hilarious reaction to Disneys Snow White to his first day of school.

Casey at the Bat
4-adult HARDCOVER
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK

by Christopher H. Bing and Ernest Lawrence Thayer
"And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; But there is no joy in Mudville-mighty Casey has struck out." A book to be enjoyed by children, treasured by aficionados of the sport-and given as a gift to all ages: a tragi-comic celebration of heroism and of a golden era of sport.

Charlottes Web
9-12 PAPERBACK
NEWBERY HONOR BOOK

by E.B. White
An affectionate, sometimes bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. A prancing, playful pig, Wilbur is devastated when he learns of the destiny that befalls all the pigs on his farm. Determined to save her friend, Charlotte spins a web that reads "Some Pig," convincing the farmer and surrounding community that Wilbur is no ordinary animal and should be saved. In this story of friendship, hardship, and the passing on into time, E.B. White reminds us to open our eyes to the wonder and miracle often found in the simplest of things. This classic tale is one of the most cherished stories of all time

Click, Clack, Moo - Cows That Type
4-8 PAPERBACK
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK

BOARD BOOK
by Doreen Cronin
The literacy rate in Farmer Browns barn goes up considerably once his cows find an old typewriter and begin typing. To the harassed farmers dismay, his communicative cows quickly become contentious:
"Dear Farmer Brown,
The barn is very cold at night.
We would like some electric blankets.
Sincerely,
The Cows"
When he refuses to comply with their demands, the cows take action. Farmer Brown finds another note on the barn door:
"Sorry. We are closed. No milk today."
Soon the striking cows and Farmer Brown are forced to reach a mutually agreeable compromise, with the help of an impartial party--the duck. But this poor, beleaguered farmers atypical troubles are not over yet!

Criss Cross
10+ PAPERBACK
NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER

by Lynne Rae Perkins
Provides a coming-of-age tale as a young girl struggles with the hardships of becoming a woman while hanging with her friends, trying to learn to drive, dealing with family dramas, and experiencing life in a new town--all while trying to find a meaningful relationship with a caring boy in the process.

Dear Mr. Henshaw
9-12 PAPERBACK
NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER

Beverly Cleary
Leigh Botts has been author Boyd Henshaws number one fan ever since he was in second grade. Now in sixth grade, Leigh lives with his mother and is the new kid at school. He is lonely, troubled by the absence of his father, a cross-country trucker, and angry because a mysterious thief steals from his lunchbag. Then Leighs teacher assigns a letter-writing project. Naturally Leigh chooses to write to Mr. Henshaw, whose surprising answer changes Leighs life.

Dont Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
3-6 HARDCOVER
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK

by Mo Willems
When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you have never met one like this before. As he pleads and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.

Freight Train
2-6 PAPERBACK
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK

by Donald Crews
Brief text and along with beautiful illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles. This simple book introduces young readers to colors and to the proper names of types of train cars.

Frog and Toad are Friends
3-8 HARDCOVER
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK

I Can Read Book 2

by Arnold Lobel
Five stories celebrate the wonderful friendship shared by a frog and a toad. In one story Frog attempts to awaken the hibernating Toad so that they can enjoy the spring together, and in another Toad insists on wearing a bathing suit when he goes swimming--even though he thinks it makes him look funny. Three-color drawings accompany the text of this easy reader book.

Frog and Toad Together
3-8 HARDCOVER
NEWBERY HONOR BOOK

I Can Read Book 2

by Arnold Lobel
Five stories of two best friends as they share cookies, plant a garden, and test their bravery. Whether gardening together or baking cookies, Frog and Toad are the best of friends. Three-color illustrations accompany the text of this beginning-reader book.

Have You Seen My Duckling?
2-5 PAPERBACK
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK

by Nancy Tafuri
A book with few words, but charming pictures. A mother duck loses her eighth duckling, and asks the other pond animals for help (though the missing one is never lost, only cleverly concealed in each picture). Children will laugh as they see the hidden duckling, a feature that makes the book a game as well as a story and a series of lovely paintings.

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
4-8 PAPERBACK
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK

by Eric Kimmel
Relates how Hershel outwits the goblins that haunt the old synagogue and prevent the village people from celebrating Hanukkah.

Joseph Had A Little Overcoat
4-7 HARDCOVER
CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER

by Simms Taback
When Josephs overcoat got too shabby, he kept making a variety of garments from this one article of clothing. By flipping the pages, children can guess what Joseph will be making next.

Knuffle Bunny
2-5 HARDCOVER
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK

by Mo Willems
Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind . . . This 2005 Caldecott Honor book uses a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations and tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy is in charge and things go hilariously wrong.

Millions
8+ PAPERBACK
ALA NOTABLE CHILDRENS BOOK
CARNEGIE MEDAL

by Frank Cottrell BoyceIt was a one-in-a-million chance. A bag crammed with cash comes tumbling out of the air and lands right at Damians feet. Suddenly the Cunningham brothers are rich. Very rich. They can buy anything they want. There is just one problem -- they have only seventeen days to spend all the money before it becomes worthless. And the crooks who stole the cash in the first place are closing in -- fast. A funny, brilliantly clever and utterly thrilling novel that is, quite simply, unforgettable.

Office Buckle and Gloria
4-8 HARDCOVER
CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER

by Peggy Rathman
Officer Buckle is a roly-poly policeman, dedicated to teaching schoolchildren important safety tips, such as never put anything in your ear and never stand on a swivel chair. The problem is, Officer Buckles school assemblies are dull, dull, dull, and the children of Napville just sleep, sleep, sleep. That is, until Gloria the police dog is invited along and wins the childrens hearts.

Olivia
3-5 PAPERBACK
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK

by Ian Falconer
BOARD BOOK
Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good.

Owen
2-6 PAPERBACK/HARDCOVER
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK

PAPERBACK IN SPANISH
HARDCOVER IN ENGLISH

by Kevin Henkes
Owen had a fuzzy yellow blanket. "Fuzzy goes where I go," said Owen. But Mrs. Tweezers disagreed. She thought Owen was too old for a blanket. Owen disagreed. No matter what Mrs. Tweezers came up with, Blanket Fairies or vinegar, Owen had the answer. But when school started, Owens mother knew just what to do, and everyone -- Owen, Fuzzy, and even Mrs. Tweezers -- was happy.

Shiloh
9-12 PAPERBACK
NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dogs real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs. Although Marty initially returns the dog, he is unable to do so again when the dog escapes from his owner a second time and returns to Martys gentle care. Knowing that his parents will send the dog right back, Marty builds a pen for his new pet, whom he names Shiloh, and secretly cares for him--hoping, in the meantime, to raise enough money to buy Shiloh.

So You Want To Be President
7+ HARDCOVER
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK

by Judith St. George
Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton. This book, with caricature artwork throughout, invites readers to learn some cool and informative trivia about past presidential candidates.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
4-8 PAPERBACK/HARDCOVER
CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER

by William Steig
Sylvester the donkey finds a magic pebble and unthinkingly wishes himself a rock when frightened by a lion. Although safe from the lion, Sylvester cannot hold the pebble to wish himself into a donkey again. As his parents fret over his mysterious disappearance, Sylvester is left to wonder if he will ever be his old self again.

The Polar Express
All ages HARDCOVER
CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER

by Chris Van Allsburg
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.

The Snowy Day
3-6 PAPERBACK
CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER

by Ezra Jack Keats
In this book sparkling with atmosphere, a small boy experiences the joys of a snowy day

The View from Saturday
9-12 PAPERBACK
NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER

E.L. Konigsburg
Did Mrs. Olinsky choose the four members of the sixth grade Academic Bowl Team, or did they choose her--and one another? Four stories-within-in-a-story, interspersed with the ongoing narrative of the teams triumphant march to the state championship, introduce each member of the team in his own her own voice, and bring the dynamics of the group into focus.

Truck
1-4 PAPERBACK
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK

by Donald Crews
Follow the big red truck on its cross-country journey in this classic wordless book, perfect for sharing with the very young.

When Sophie Gets Angry-Really Angry
3-7 PAPERBACK
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK

by Molly Bang
Caldecott Honor winning illustrator brings to life the story of a little girl named Sophie who gets angry and runs, cries, climbs her favorite tree, and is calmed by the breeze until she is ready to go back home.

Where The Wild Things Are
4-8 PAPERBACK
CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER

by Maurice Sendak
A seemingly straightforward tale about monsters, the story allows readers to deal with their fears of the unknown. Wearing a wolf suit and acting like a wild child, a boy named Max gets so out of control that his mother sends him to bed without his supper. That night Max laughs with delight as his room is transformed into a land inhabited by wild things--monsters almost as wild as Max himself. At first, the monsters try to scare Max, but, using a magic trick to conquer them, he becomes their king.


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