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Current Book List - Spring 2017 - Animals

  • Koala Lou by Mem Fox (Australia)
  • Fritz and the Beautiful Horses by Jan Brett (Austria)
  • Meerkats by National Geographic (Kalahari Desert)
  • Elephants by National Geographic (India)
  • One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies (Brazil)
  • Think of an Eel by Karen Wallace (Sargasso Sea)
  • Camels by Seedlings (Egypt)
  • Bears in the Forest by Karen Wallace (Canada)
  • Chameleons are Cool by Martin Jenkins (Madagascar)
  • Cuckoo by Lois Ehlert (Mexico)
  • Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer Holland (around the globe)

Fall 2016 - Animals

  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (England)
  • We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey Through Tanzania by Laurie Krebs (United Republic of Tanzania)
  • National Geographic: Polar Bears (The Artic)
  • National Geographic: Penguins (Antarctica)
  • See What a Seal Can Do by Christine Butterworth (Scotland)
  • Tracks of a Panda by Nick Dowson (China)
  • Walk with a Wolf by Janni Howker (Canada - Yukon Territory)
  • Tigress by Nick Dowson (India)
  • Stork's Landing by Tami Lehman-Wilzig (Israel)
  • Moon Rope: Un Lazo a la Luna by Lois Ehlert (Peru)
  • The One and Only Ivan by K. A. Applegate

Spring 2016 - Nourishment

  • Yoko by Rosemary Wells (Japan)
  • Fortune Cookie Fortunes by Grace Lin (China)
  • Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong (Mexico)
  • Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris (Israel)
  • The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord (England)
  • Bee Bim Bop by Linda Sue Park (Taiwan)
  • Strega Nona by Tomie dePaolo (Italy)
  • Stone Soup by Marcia Brown (France)
  • Mama Panya's Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya by Mary and Rich Chamberlin (Kenya)
  • Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore (The Phillipines)
  • Julia Child: An Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures by Erin Hagar (France)

Fall 2015 - Imagination

  • Journey by Aaron Becker
  • Ganesha's Sweet Tooth by Emily Haynes & Sanjay Patel
  • Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
  • Imagine by Alison Lester
  • No Such Thing as Nessie by Chani McBain
  • My Little Island by Frane Lessac
  • The Littlest Matryoshka by Corinne Demas Bliss
  • Possum Magic by Mem Fox
  • The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
  • William and the Missing Masterpiece by Helen Hancocks
  • Inside Out and Back Again by Thanha Lai

Spring 2015 - Heroes

  • Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change by Garth Sundem
  • Courage by Bernard Waber
  • All the Colors We Are by Katie Kissinger
  • The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto by Meghan McCarthy
  • Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan by Jeanette Winter
  • Cesar Chavez by Susan Eddy
  • The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families by Susan Roth and Cindy Trumbone
  • Madame Martine by Sarah Brannen
  • Clemente! by Willie Perdomo
  • Nelson Mandela by Karima Grant

Fall 2014 - Sports and Games

  • Games by Lisa Easterling
  • Kite Flying by Grace Lin
  • Pele, King of Soccer by Monica Brown
  • What It’s Like to be Mariano Rivera by John Bankston
  • Surf’s Up for Kimo by Kerry Germain
  • Dog Team by Gary Paulson       
  • Kiana’s Iditerod by Shelley Gill
  • Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia by Ted Lewin
  • Beautiful Warrior:  The Legend of theKung Fu by Emily Arnold McCully
  • When Children Play:  The Story of Right to Play by Gina McMurchy Barber

Spring 2014 - Resolution. Problem solving. Pay it forward.

  • Extra Credit by Andrew Clements
  • Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein
  • I have the Right to Be a Child by Alain Serres
  • Same, Same, but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
  • Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown
  • Cecil the Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey and Giselle Potter
  • Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams
  • Frida by Jonah Winter
  • Rain School by James Rumford
  • Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winte
  • The Bathing Costume: Or My Worst Vacation Ever by Charlotte Moundlic

Fall 2014 - The Arts

  • Circle Unbroken by Margo Theis Raven
  • Colours: What Color is That by National Gallery of Australia
  • Gutenberg and the Printing Press by Kay Melchisedech Olson
  • Songs from the Baobab: African Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes by Chantal Grosleziat
  • Diego by Jonah Winter
  • Liu and the Bird: A Journey in Chinese Calligraphy by Catherine Louis
  • Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad by James Rumford
  • Market Day by Lois Ehlert
  • My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken and Me by Margaret Courtney-Clark
  • Under the Spell of the Moon by Patricia Aldana (editor)

Spring 2013 - Poetry and Non-Fiction   

  • My Village: Rhymes from Around the World by Danielle Wright  
  • Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People by Monica Brown   
  • Chasing Degas by Eva Motanari   
  • Peaceful Pieces by Anna Grossnickle Hines  
  • Fiesta Babies by Carmen Tafolia    
  • Uncommon Traveler:  Mary Kingsley in Africa by Don Brown  
  • Never Forgotten by Patricia McKissack   
  • The Good Garden by Kate Smith Milway   
  • Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life; of Sustainable Farming by Jane Reynolds 
  • A Path of Stars by Ann Sibley O’Brien    
  • Skip Across the Ocean:  Nursery Rhymes from  Around the World by Fioella Benjamin   
  • Amazing Faces by Lee Bennett Hopkins  

Fall 2012 - The Immigrant Experience

  • How My Parents Learned to Eat by Ina Friedman   
  • My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits 
  • The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi 
  • Nadia’s Hands by Karen English   
  • I Hate English by Ellen Levine 
  • One Green Apple by Eve Bunting and Ted Lewin 
  • How Many Days to America: A Thanksgiving Story by Eve Bunting  
  • Marianthe’s Story: Painted Words and Spoken Memories by Aliki  
  • Apple Pie, Fourth of July by Janet Wong 
  • Benjamin and the Word by Danie

Spring 2012

  • Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney  
  • Somewhere in the World Right Now by Stacey Shuett  
  • Everybody Bakes Bread by Norah Dooley  
  • Everybody Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley  
  • Everybody Serves Soup by Norah Dooley  
  • Everybody Brings Noodles by Norah Dooley  
  • Madlenka by Peter Sis  
  • Madlenka’s Dog bu Peter Sis  
  • The Peace Book by Todd Parr  
  • The Seven Continents by Wil Mara

Fall 2011

  • Running Shoes by Frederick Lipps
  • Watch Out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup by Tomie de Paola 
  • My Name is Celia by Monica Brown
  • Tea Leaves by Frederick J. Lipp
  • 3 Trickster Tales
  • Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott
  • Zomo the Rabbit  by Gerald McDermott
  • Papagayo the Mischief Makerby Gerald McDermott 
  • Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World by G. Brian Kalas
  • Minutka:  Bilingual Dog and Friends by Anna Myceck Wodecki
  • Children Around the World by Donata Montanari (illus)

Spring 2011 / Fall 2010

  • Trickster Tales and Fairy Tales
  • The Librarian of Basra:  A True Story by Jeanette Winter
  • Coyote: A trickster tale from the American Southwest
  • Anansi the Spider: A trickster tale from the Ashanti
  • Jabuti the Tortoise: A trickster tale from the Amazon
  • Monkey Business by Wallace Edwards
  • Grandfather’s Dream by Holly Keller
  • Crayfishing with Grandmother by Jill Bagnall
  • My Name is Gabriela by Monica Brown
  • Ronny by Nenad Vujadinovic
  • Are We There Yet? by Alison Lester  
  • Down Under (Vanishing Cultures) by Jan Reynolds  
  • In the Heart of the Village The World of the Indian Banyan Tree by Barbara Bash 
  • Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay, The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest by Robert Burleigh
  • Adventures of Riley: Tigers in Teraiby Amanda Lumry and Laura Hurwitz  
  • Erika-San by Allen Say 
  • Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say 
  • A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor by Harry Mager 
  • Hannah’s Winter by Kierin Meehan
  • Biblioburro:  A True Story from Columbia by Jeanette Winter 
  • Come Look with Me:  Latin American Art by Kimberly Lane 
  • Tio Conejo:  Uncle Rabbit and Other Latin American Trickster Tales by Olga Loya 
  • 14 Cows for America  Carmen by Agra Deedy with Wilson Kimeli Nalyomah 
  • Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier  
  • Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams 
  • A Gift for Abuelita: Celebrating the Day of the Dead by Nancy Luenen, Robert Chapman 
  • Nabeel’s New Pants: An Eid Tale by Fawzia Gilani-Williams 
  • Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter 
  • Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Lon Po Po
  • The Sun Girl and Moon Boy

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