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Check out these books for summer!


Preschool | K-1 | 2-3 | 4-5

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10 Hungry Rabbits: Counting & Color Concepts by Anita Lobel
Learn all about the colors of the garden while the bunnies gather ingredients for their soup!
Are You Awake? by Sophie Blackall
This is an all too familiar story for both parents and children about the ritual of putting the little ones to bed at night.

A Ball For Daisy by Chris Raschka
A wordless picture book showing the fun a dog has with her ball and what happens when it is lost. 2012 Caldecott Medal Winner.

The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh
Bold, bright colors, rhythmic text, and lots of loving kisses are sure to pique the interest of your two-year-old when reading this sweet story!
The Croaky Pokey! by Ethan Long
This fun sing-a-long book puts a froggy spin on the hokey pokey.

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K - 1st grade | download full list


Airplane Adventure by Cari Meister
Juan and Anna are visiting their grandma in Mexico and going on an airplane for the first time. This is an excellent graphic novel for kids to learn about airplane rides.
Banana! by Ed Vere
This humorous two word book teaches about sharing and how body language is used to express feelings.
Buzz Beaker and the Outer Space Trip by Cari Meister
Buzz’s dream of going into outer space comes true one night. With his dog, Raggs, by his side, they have an awesome outer space adventure.
Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj
Important secrets about how best to live a cat's life will be revealed only to those who can prove that they are genuine cats.
Chamelia by Ethan Long
Chamelia loves to stand out and often wears outrageous outfits and does the opposite of everyone else. Eventually she learns to join in while still being herself.

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2nd - 3rd grade | download full list


Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book by Nikki Grimes
Dyamonde is angry at her mother for not buying her the shoes she wants, but when she finds out that a classmate is in a worse situation, she is determined to help.
Ant and the Grasshopper by Luli Gray
A fresh 'seasonal' take on Aesop’s tale, this version gives the old classic a special twist at the end!
Argus by Michelle Knudsen
Sally’s class is hatching chicks for a science project, but what comes out of Sally’s egg is most definitely not a chick!
Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel
Bad Kitty, who never even registered to vote, is running for president of the Neighborhood Cat Coalition. It comes down to one vote, who will win?

Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo
Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes and a most unlikely marvelous companion.

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4th - 5th grade | download full list


Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn by Robert Burleigh
An introduction to the life and career of American author Mark Twain told from the perspective of one of Twain’s most memorable and endearing characters, Huckleberry Finn!
Angel of the Battlefield by Ann Hood
Twins Felix and Maisie move with their mother to live in the attic of a historic Rhode Island mansion where they discover a hidden room that carries with it an intriguing secret.
Blast From the Past by Meg Cabot
Fourth-grader Allie establishes a new set of rules after she is forced to pair up with ex-best friend Mary Kay on a class trip to a historic one-room schoolhouse.
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
Hazel and Jack are best friends until an accident with a magic mirror invokes a change in Jack. Hazel vows to do whatever she must to save him.
Brendan Buckley's Sixth-Grade Experiment by Sundee T.Frazier
As biracial Brendan Buckley enters middle school, he deals with issues with his African American father, a new girl at school, and his changing friendship with his best friend.

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