Featured Books for Children
Who Was Betsy Ross?James Buckley, Jr.
Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? That’s up for debate, but Who Was Betsy Ross? tells the story of a fierce patriot who certainly helped create the flag of a new nation.
Dog DiariesJames Patterson
When rule-breaking Rafe has to train his mischievous mutt at obedience school, things are about to get really ruff in this Middle School book for kids and animal lovers everywhere!
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I've been waiting for ages to tell my story, and now it's finally happening! Being Rafe's dog isn't always easy, but it is always EXCITING! I've got so much to tell you about:
- How I protect the yard from birds, raccoons, squirrels, raccoons, mail carriers . . . and did I mention RACCOONS?
- Sniffing pooch posteriors for the latest canine news.
- And the terrifying monster hiding in the hall closet: the vacuum cleaner!
These were all the most paw-some parts of my doggie life -- until the evil Mrs. Stricker threatened to send me back to the pound if I didn't learn to behave. Now Rafe and I have to go to obedience school and win the trophy for Best Trained Dog . . . or else!
Friday Night WrestlefestJ. F. Fox
Bedtime has never been more fun! Friday Night Wrestlefest is inspired by WWE professional wrestling and is sure to wear kids out before they are gently tucked into bed.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it's Friday night, and these kids are ready to wrestle! Join Dangerous Daddoo as he dishes out some serious moves to get the kids ready for bed. But what happens when Flying Mom Bomb gets home from work? Are the kids toast?
From writer J. F. Fox and illustrator Micah Player comes a charming and quirky family story that will teach you a new Bedtime Blitz that everyone will enjoy.
A Family Is a Family Is a FamilySara O'Leary
When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways — but the same in the one way that matters most of all.
One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special. One is raised by a grandmother, and another has two dads. One has many stepsiblings, and another has a new baby in the family.
As her classmates describe who they live with and who loves them — family of every shape, size and every kind of relation — the child realizes that as long as her family is full of caring people, it is special.
A warm and whimsical look at many types of families, written by award-winning author Sara O’Leary, with quirky and sweet illustrations by Qin Leng.
Peppa Pig and the Library VisitCandlewick Press
Peppa Pig and her brother, George, discover the wonders of the public library.
Peppa and George are tired of all their regular bedtime stories. The only book they haven't read is Daddy's library book, The Wonderful World of Concrete . . . what a snooze! It's overdue anyway, so the family sets out for Peppa's very first visit to a library. With so many books to choose from, how will Peppa ever decide which ones to borrow? Bedtime will never be boring again!
Bedtime for BatmanMichael Dahl
When a dark night comes to the big city, one little super hero prepares for a great adventure . . . bedtime! Award-winning author Michael Dahl (Goodnight Baseball, Goodnight Football, and Goodnight Hockey) and illustrator Ethen Beavers (DC Super Friends) team up to bring you the ultimate bedtime board book. Bedtime for Batman is the perfect way to say goodnight to your own little super hero.
The Very Quiet CricketEric Carle
One day, a little cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. But the little cricket cannot make a sound. The cricket meets many insects, but it isn't until he meets a beautiful female cricket that he can finally chirp "hello!"
Hello! whispered a praying mantis,
scraping its huge front legs together.
The little cricket wanted to answer,
so he rubbed his wings together.
But nothing happened. Not a sound.
Moana's New FriendJennifer Liberts
A Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader based on Disney Moana!
When Moana and Pua make friends with a sea turtle, they soon realize that she is about to have baby turtles--and they need help! Join Moana and her friends in this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader perfect for children ages 4 to 6 who are just learning to read on their own. Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
Disney Moana is the story of a sea-faring princess who loves exploration and adventure and isn't afraid to do what it takes to protect her island home.
Fly Guy's Amazing TricksTedd Arnold
Get ready for Fly Guy's wacky new tricks as he saves the day!
In the latest installment of Tedd Arnold's NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Fly Guy series, Fly Guy puts on a show with all the new tricks that Buzz taught him. But when Fly Guy shows off The Backstroke, The Dizzy Doozie, and The Big Booger at dinner-time, Buzz tells Fly Guy only to do the tricks on command. The tricks come in handy when an annoying kid starts picking on Buzz and Fly Guy--and by the time Fly Guy pulls off The Big Booger, he runs away.
Even reluctant readers will enjoy this fun, zany story about Fly Guy's exciting new tricks and how they end up helping Buzz and Fly Guy.
Goodnight MoonMargaret Wise Brown
In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.
In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight.
One of the most beloved books of all time, Goodnight Moon is a must for every bookshelf and a time-honored gift for baby showers and other special events.
Scoob! a Dog's Best Friend (Scooby-Doo)Tex Huntley
An all-new Step into Reading reader based on Warner Bros. newest animated film, SCOOB!--in theaters May 15, 2020!
SCOOB! is the untold origin story of Scooby-Doo in the biggest comedy adventure of the summer! This all-new feature film comes to theaters May 15, 2020. Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader.
Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. Step 2 is for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
Unicorns 101Cale Atkinson
A laugh-out-loud picture book that finally sets the record straight about unicorns!
Unicorns! You love them, but how much do you really know about them? Join Professors Glitter Pants, Sprinkle Steed, Star Hoof, and Sugar Beard, plus their trusty lab assistant, Pete, as they reveal mind-blowing unicorn facts never before available to the public! For example:
* Buttercup Sparklecheeks was the first unicorn to trot on Pluto!
* At one time in history, there were dino-corns!
* One unicorn accidentally made it rain waffles for a week!
* Unicorns have giant slides inside their homes!
* Rare and exotic unicorns include the mer-corn and the hamster-corn!
Full of eye-popping illustrations and nonstop, sidesplitting laughs--plus a removable Unicorn Scientist diploma at the end of the book--Unicorns 101 will have children eager to enroll, time and time again!
"effervescent . . . enjoyably off-the-wall"--Publishers Weekly
"merits space on every unicorn-lover's reference shelf."--Booklist
"unicorn fans will find plenty to love."--Kirkus