Children's Librarian Book Picks

Cynthia Walker, Head of Children’s Services, recommends:



Call Number

Kimmel, Eric A. Anansi Goes Fishing J398.24 K (folktale picture book)
Magorian, Michelle Good Night, Mr. Tom JPB Magorian (chapter book)
McCaughrean, Geraldine   The Pirate’s Son JFIC McCaughrean(chapter book)
Rawls, Wilson Where the Red Fern Grows JPB, JAudiobook, YAPB, & Large Print Fiction Rawls (chapter book)
Rylant, Cynthia Bookshop Dog JE Rylant (picture book)
Sachar, Louis Holes JPB, JFIC, JAudiobook, & YA AUDIO BOOK Sachar (chapter book)
Stanley, Diane   Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter JE Stanley (picture book)
Stanley, Diane Saving Sweetness JE Stanley (picture book)
Tunnell, Michael D.     Mailing May JE Tunnell (picture book)
White, Robb   The Lion’s Paw JFIC White (chapter book)

  Kim Wilcox, Children’s Librarian, recommends:

Aardema, Verna Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears J398.2 A (folktale picture book)
Bruel, Nick Bad Kitty Gets a Bath JFIC Bruel Nick (chapter book)
Castle, Caroline Naughty! JE Castle (picture book)
Cammuso, Frank Knights of the Lunch Table: The Dodgeball Chronicles JGraphic K (graphic novel for elementary readers)
Duane, Diane So You Want to Be a Wizard JPB Duane,Teen PB, & YA CD FICTION Duane (chapter book)
Little, Jean Willow and Twig JFIC Little (chapter book)
Mayer, Mercer Just Me and My Puppy JE Mayer (picture book)
McCourt, Lisa     Good Night, Princess Pruney-Toes JE McCourt (picture book)
Portis, Antoinette Not a Box JE Portis Antoinette (picture book)
Rathmann, Peggy  Officer Buckle and Gloria  JE Rathmann (picture book)
Sava, Scott Christian Cameron and His Dinosaurs JGraphic C (graphic novel for elementary readers)
Wrede, Patricia  Dealing With Dragons Teen Fic Wrede (chapter book)

Matt Zirkle, Children's Librarian, recommends:

Anderson, M. T. Whales on Stilts

JFIC Anderson M. T. (chapter book)

Balliett, Blue Chasing Vermeer JPB Balliett (chapter book)
Beaumont, Karen I Ain't Gonna Paint No More JE Beaumont (picture book)
Coville, Bruce Thor's Wedding Day JFIC Colville Bruce (chapter book)
Cronin, Doreen Bounce JE Cronin Doreen (picture book)
Emmett, Jonathan She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain JE Emmett Jonathan (picture book)
Krosoczka, Jarrett Punk Farm JE Krosoczka (picture book)
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse Duck! Rabbit! JE Rosenthal Amy (picture book)
Sherry, Kevin I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean JE Sherry Kevin (picture book)
Stewart, Trenton Lee The Mysterious Benedict Society JFIC Stewart Trenton (chapter book)
Willems, Mo

My Friend is Sad (an Elephant & Piggie book)

JE Willems Mo (picture book/reader)

 Sara Fiellman, Children’s Librarian, recommends:

Cabot, Meg Allie Finkle series JFIC Cabot Meg (chapter book)
Draper, Sharon Sassy: Little Sister is Not My Name JFIC Draper Sharon (chapter book)
Konigsburg, E.L. The View from Saturday JFIC, JPB, & JCD Audiobook Konigsburg (chapter book)
Cruikshank, Beth Farley Follows His Nose JE Johnston Lynn (picture book)
Lord, Cynthia Rules JFIC Lord (chapter book)
Patron, Susan The Higher Power of Lucky JFIC & JCD Audiobook Patron Susan
(chapter book)
Seder, Rufus Gallop! JE Seder Rufus (picture book)
Selznick, Brian The Invention of Hugo Cabret JFIC Selznick Brian (chapter book)
Seuss, Dr. My Many Colored Days JE Seuss (picture book)
Willems, Mo Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale JE Willems (picture book)

Andrea Appel, Children's Librarian, recommends:

Allison, Jennifer Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator JPB Allison Jennifer (chapter book)
Boyce, Frank Framed JFIC Boyce Frank (chapter book)
Conway, David The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster JE Conway David (picture book)
Delaney, Joseph Revenge of the Witch JFIC Delaney (chapter book)
Himmelman, John Chickens to the Rescue JE Himmelman John (picture book)
Nimmo, Jenny Snow Spider JFIC Nimmo Jenny (chapter book)
Pennypacker, Sara Clementine JFIC Pennypacker Sara (chapter book)
Riddell, Chris Platypus JE Riddell (picture book)
Schachner, Judith Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble JMediaKit S (book/CD kit)
Watt, Melanie Chester JE Watt Melanie (picture book)