Children Recommendations

Friendship (21 items)

The Nameless City

The Nameless CityBy Hicks, Faith Erin author, artist.
Kaidu is new to The Nameless City, which his people named Daidu when they conquered it 30 years before. He has come to be trained as a Dao warrior, whether he likes it or not, and to meet his father for the first time. However, the Nameless City is not what Kaidu expected, and when he meets a girl name Rat he begins to question his own people’s control over the city.
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The Nest

The nestBy Oppel, Kenneth, 1967-
A book written by Kenneth Oppel and illustrated by Jon Klassen? Another middle grade horror book? Yes please. I’m not one for sitting and reading a book in one sitting, especially a creepy book – ABOUT WASPS! I’m a bit ADHD when it comes to sitting still for too long, but this book is spellbinding and I did sit and read it in one sitting.... Read more
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2013 LINKS Preschool Book List (24 items)

The moon over StarBy Aston, Dianna Hutts
On her family's farm in the town of Star, eight-year-old Mae eagerly follows the progress of the 1969 Apollo 11 flight and moon landing and dreams that she might one day be an astronaut, too.
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Audacity Jones to the Rescue

Audacity Jones to the rescueBy Larson, Kirby author.
Move over Anne Shirley, Harriet Welsch, and Eloise--there's a new spunky, resourceful heroine in town!
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"Wish" Gives Us Hope

WishBy Cordell, Matthew, 1975-
Using minimal text and beautiful illustrations, Cordell captures the longing and pain of parents whose wish for a child is unfulfilled. This story strikes a deep chord of longing and love. You will read this story again and again.
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The Nazi Hunters: How A Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi

The Nazi hunters : how a team of spies and survivors captured the world's most notorious NaziBy Bascomb, Neal author.
This fast paced book tells the true story of the hunt for Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi commander responsible for the death of an estimated six million Jews during the Holocaust. You will learn about the amazing story of how, after 15 years in hiding, Eichmann was discovered living in Argentina with his wife and children.
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Fun with Dude and Betty

Fun with Dude and BettyBy Pliscou, Lisa.
One thing is certain, Dude and Betty are not Dick and Jane! While Fun with Dude and Betty is done in caricature of the old Dick and Jane readers that is where the similarities end. For one, Dude is a surfer, and Betty a “surf bunny”. Using surf terminology along with simple grammar (Yowzer! Surf Dude surf) this reader is fun for children and adults alike.... Read more
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Community Reads Book Suggestions for Grades K-5 (4 items)

Tea with milkBy Say, Allen.
After growing up near San Francisco, a young Japanese woman returns with her parents to their native Japan, but she feels foreign and out of place.
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Cuckoo Song

Cuckoo songBy Hardinge, Frances
Dear kids age 10 and up (and you too parents): READ THIS BOOK! Unfortunately the cover makes this book look creepier than it really is but I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to a 10 year old. You may ask what genre this is….well, it’s historical fiction, fantasy, gothic horror, mystery, and sort of a fairy tale.... Read more
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Best Loved Books for Preschoolers (9 items)

Miss Nelson is missing!By Allard, Harry.
The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute.
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An Elephant in the Garden

An elephant in the gardenBy Morpurgo, Michael
Inspired by historical events, this story is narrated by Lizzie, a solitary, elderly woman in a nursing home telling the story of her youth in Dresden, Germany to one of the nurses and the nurse’s young son. Lizzie’s mother (Mutti) was a zookeeper in Dresden during WWII. All zookeepers in Germany were told that if the allied bombers came they were to shoot all of the large animals so they wouldn’t escape and run wild.... Read more
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Mole Music

Mole musicBy McPhail, David M.
"Mole Music" is one of the most inspiring picture books I have read in a while. The concept is simple. Mole, who lives underground, feels like something is missing from his life, and starts practicing the violin, becoming better and better at it. All day at work, he begins to hum the music he’ll practice at night. Mole doesn't know that his music is affecting the world above him.... Read more
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Oh, Lewis!

Oh, Lewis!By Rice, Eve
"Oh, Lewis!" is a short, simple story of a child whose winter clothing keeps coming undone or going lost, only to have his mother help with it, as Lewis, his sister, and his mother go on errands around town. What makes this book fun besides the cute story, is the window into a different way of living than you normally see depicted in contemporary picture books ("Oh, Lewis!" was written in 1974).... Read more
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Piggybook (2 items)