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New Children & Young Adult Books @ The Houston Cole! Newbery Medal

Newbery Medal

“Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures,” written by Kate DiCamillo

Newbery Honor Books

“Doll Bones,” written by Holly Black
“The Year of Billy Miller,” written by Kevin Henkes
“One Came Home,” written by Amy Timberlake
“Paperboy,” written by Vince Vawter and published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

Caldecott Medal

“Locomotive,” illustrated and written by Brian Floca and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Caldecott Honor Books

“Journey,” written and illustrated by Aaron Becker
“Flora and the Flamingo,”
“Mr. Wuffles!” written and illustrated by David Wiesner

Batchelder Award

“Mister Orange” published by Enchanted Lion Books, written by Truus Matti, and translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson.

Batchelder Honor Books

“The Bathing Costume or the Worst Vacation of My Life,” published by Enchanted Lion Books, written by Charlotte Moundlic, illustrated by Olivier Tallec, and translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick
“My Father’s Arms Are a Boat,” published by Enchanted Lion Books, written by Stein Erik Lunde, illustrated by Øyvind Torseter, and translated by Kari Dickson
“The War Within These Walls,” published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, written by Aline Sax, illustrated by Caryl Strzelecki, and translated by Laura Watkinson

Belpre Author Award

“Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass,” written by Meg Medina and published by Candlewick Press

Belpre Author Honor Books

“The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist,” written by Margarita Engle
“The Living,” written by Matt de la Peña Random House Company
“Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale,” written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

Belpre Illustrator Award

“Niño Wrestles the World,” illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales and published by Roaring Brook Press.

Belpre Illustrator Honor Books

“Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía una Llamita Pequeña,” illustrated and written by Angela Dominguez
“Tito Puente: Mambo King / Rey del Mambo,” illustrated by Rafael López, written by Monica Brown
“Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale,” illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh

Carnegie Medal

Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard of Weston Woods Studios, Inc., producers of “Bink & Gollie: Two for One”

Geisel Medal

“The Watermelon Seed,” written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli and published by Disney Hyperion Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group.

Geisel Honor Books

“Ball,” written and illustrated by Mary Sullivan and published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
“A Big Guy Took My Ball!” written and illustrated by Mo Willems
“Penny and Her Marble,” written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes

Sibert Honor Books

“A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin,” written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
“Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard,” written and illustrated by Annette LeBlanc Cate
“Locomotive,” written and illustrated by Brian Floca
“The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius,” written by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

Outstanding Trade Books for Science

The Animal Book. DK Publishing. DK Publishing.
Artistically illustrated animals show diversity and extremes.

The Animal Book. Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Encyclopedic reference source for science and engineering practice: obtaining, evaluating, communicating information.

Animals Upside Down. Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Popup action to illuminate great animal facts and supporting glossary.

Best Foot Forward. Ingo Arndt. Holiday House.
Engaging mystery foot leading to new connections to adaptations.

Beyond the Solar System book coverBeyond the Solar System. Mary Kay Carson. Chicago Review Press.
Great connections to the nature of science.

Cougar. Stephen Person. Bearport Publishing.
Intriguing text about an animal that is affected by urban development.

The Dolphins of Shark Bay. Pamela S. Turner. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Research with an outstanding international emphasis and information on instinctive behaviors.

A Dragonfly's Life book coverA Dragonfly’s Life. Ellen Lawrence. Bearport Publishing.
Journal format with exceptional, life-size photos.

The Eagles Are Back. Jean Craighead George. Penguin/Dial.
A bird’s-eye view of the life of an eagle, with food chain information.

Eat Like a Bear. April Pulley Sayre. Macmillan Children’s/Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.
Follow a bear through a year of its life.

Eight Dolphins book coverEight Dolphins of Katrina. Janet Wyman Coleman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Beautiful story of survival and the relationship between working scientists.

Electrical Wizard. Elizabeth Rusch. Candlewick Press.
Story of Tesla will light up your life; science and engineering work together naturally.

Eruption! Elizabeth Rusch. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Real world applications of volcano science and technology.

Ferdinand Fox's First Summer book coverFerdinand Fox’s First Summer. Mary Holland. Sylvan Dell Publishing.
Primary read-aloud with gorgeous photos to share.

Flight of the Honey Bee. Raymond Huber. Candlewick Press.
Multi-layered text; narrative and informational with great illustrations and language.

Frog Song. Brenda Z. Guiberson. Macmillan Children’s/Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.
Gorgeous illustrations in watercolor accurately portray frogs and toads in various habitats.

Giant Pacific Octopus. Leon Gray. Bearport Publishing.
A great book about the world’s largest octopus.

Here Come the Humpback Whales book coverHere Come the Humpbacks! April Pulley Sayre. Charlesbridge.
A great, multilayered migration study.

Hide-and-Seek Science. Emma Stevenson. Holiday House.
Complex graphics of 293 camouflaged animals in various environments.

Lifetime. Lola M. Schaefer. Chronicle Books.
Common core math and science and good STEM connections to animal behavior; science numbers come to life.

Lives of Scientists book coverLives of Scientists. Kathleen Krull. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Great possibilities for integration; nature of science and NGSS connections, terrific nonfiction text.

The Long, Long Journey. Sandra Markle. Lerner/Millbrook Press.
The 7,000-mile journey of the Godwit, illustrated, from Alaska to New Zealand.

Meat-Eating Plants. Ellen Lawrence. Bearport Publishing.
Academic vocabulary; appealing photos; does a great job of describing plants.

National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America. Jonathan Alderfer. National Geographic Society.
Strong additional nonfiction features and beautiful photos enhance this guide.

First Big Book of the Ocean book coverNational Geographic Kids First Big Book of the Ocean. Catherine D. Hughes. National Geographic Society.
A look at the oceans through the perspective of Earth’s oceans.

Next Time You See a Firefly. Emily Morgan. NSTA Kids/an imprint of NSTA Press.
Fascinating information, with author’s notes; brings inquiry alive.

Next Time You See a Pill Bug. Emily Morgan. NSTA Kids/an imprint of NSTA Press.
In-depth study of a crustacean; bright, bold photography to guide inquiry.

Next Time You See a Sunset. Emily Morgan. NSTA Kids/an imprint of NSTA Press.
Amazing photographs with universal appeal to draw in the reader, illustrating a difficult concept; well-written questions guide study of shadows.

Next Time You See a Sunset book coverNo Monkeys, No Chocolate. Melissa Stewart and Allen Young. Charlesbridge.
An environmental lesson on a rainforest relationship, set off by humor.

Ocean Counting. Janet Lawler. National Geographic Society.
Early primary; a great display of counting and modeling at that level.

On the Move. Scotti Cohn. Sylvan Dell Publishing.
Migration moves the imagination, and also discusses animal behavior.

One Minute Mysteries. Eric Yoder and Natalie Yoder. Science, Naturally!
Listening and argumentation in small segments, prompting inquiry.

Papa’s Mechanical Fish. Candace Fleming. A Margaret Ferguson Book, Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.
The design and engineering process illustrated in a story based on ingenuity.

A Place for Turtles book coverA Place for Turtles. Melissa Stewart. Peachtree Publishers.
Diverse habitats, citizen science, and treatment of invasive species.

Primates. Jim Ottaviani. Macmillan Children’s/First Second Roaring Brook Press.
Observes much that has never been recorded before.

Roseate Spoonbill. Stephen Person. Bearport Publishing.
Unique topic highlights with field science the adaptations of and peril to this species.

Extreme Oceans book coverScaly Spotted Feathered Frilled. Catherine Thimmesh. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Science and art combine; collaboration between scientists.

See What a Seal Can Do. Chris Butterworth. Candlewick Press.
Special text features enhance the informational book.

Seymour Simon’s Extreme Oceans. Seymour Simon. Chronicle Books.
Captivating photographs support treatment of an intriguing topic, including ocean science technology.

Snow School. Sandra Markle. Charlesbridge.
Wonderful language with a unique vocabulary of lessons learned about survival in winter.

Something Stinks book coverSomething Stinks. Gail Hedrick. Tumblehome Learning.
Citizen science becomes real in this story about girls who use scientific methods.

Stripes of All Types. Susan Stockdale. Peachtree Publishers.
Great primary book on patterns; features used for defense and camouflage.

Stronger Than Steel. Bridget Heos. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Bioengineering, with great photos to illustrate the processes.

The Tapir Scientist. Sy Montgomery. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Another book in the award-winning series of real-world science, with great timelines.

Things That Float and Things That Don’t. David A. Adler. Holiday House.
This treatment on density is most appropriate at middle level.

Too Hot? Too Cold? book coverToo Hot? Too Cold? Caroline Arnold. Charlesbridge.
Elementary treatment of heat and temperature, including the survival and adaptations of humans and animals.

Tracking Tyrannosaurs. Christopher Sloan. National Geographic Society.
Great science charts; anatomy takes the treatment to another level and includes size and geologic movement over time.

Up, Up in a Balloon book coverUltimate Bugopedia. Darlyne Murawski and Nancy Honovich. National Geographic Society.
A complete reference with photos of diverse species that illustrate them in detail; good reference for research.

Up, Up in a Balloon. Lawrence F. Lowery. NSTA Kids/an imprint of NSTA Press.
Elementary level treatment of ballooning, with emphasis on cooperative engineering.

Volcano Rising. Elizabeth Rusch. Charlesbridge.
Young scientists will enjoy this narrative of volcanoes around the world.

When Rivers Burned book coverWhat If You Had Animal Teeth!? Sandra Markle. Scholastic Press/Scholastic Paperbacks.
What if you could have another animal’s teeth? Elementary treatment of adaptations.

What’s In There? Robie H. Harris. Candlewick Press.
This very honest, age-appropriate treatment of pregnancy is best used by parents.

When Rivers Burned. Linda Crotta Brennan. Apprentice Shop Books.
The history of Earth Day teaches an outstanding environmental lesson.

Yummy! book coverWho Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? Tanya Lee Stone. Macmillan Childen’s/A Christy Ottaviano Book, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.
Inspiring story of first female doctor in America is relevant today.

Yummy! Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly. Holiday House.
Visually appetizing nutrition book for early childhood.


2013 Notable Social Studies Trade Books

“Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship” written by Russell Freedman

“From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World” written by James Rumford
“Hand in Hand:” Ten Black Me who Changed America” written by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
“Barnum’s Bones” written by Tracey Fern
“George Bellows: Painter with a Punch” written by Robert Burleigh
“His Name was Raoul Wallenberg: Courage, Rescue, and Mystery during World War II” written by Louise W. Borden

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month! Locate the following children’s picture books celebrating the Asian-Pacific American experience. Some of the books teach cultural themes unique to Asian-Pacific culture. Other books are written by Asian-Pacific authors and/ or illustrators. 祝う

To learn more about Asian-Pacific Heritage month with teacher activity resources, explore the Asian-American Pacific Heritage Month Web site created by the Library of Congress.

For more information on each book, check the titles in Amazon.

Books in the Houston Cole Library Juvenile Location (check the LIBRARY CATALOG for CallNumber & Availability):


The chiru of High Tibet : a true story / written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Linda Wingerter
Kubla Khan : the emperor of everything / by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Robert Byrd
Ling & Ting : not exactly the same! / by Grace Lin
My Mei Mei / Ed Young
Uncle Peter’s amazing Chinese wedding / written by Lenore Look ; illustrated by Yumi HeoUncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding
Fortune cookie fortunes / Grace Lin
Red is a dragon : a book of colors / written by Roseanne Thong ; illustrated by Grace Lin
Round is a mooncake : a book of shapes / written by Roseanne Thong ; illustrated by Grace Lin
Love as strong as ginger / by Lenore Look ; illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson
Chinatown / William Low
Chinese New Year’s dragon / by Rachel Sing ; illustrated by Shao Wei Liu
Sam and the lucky money / by Karen Chinn ; illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright, and Ying-Hwa Hu
My name is Yoon / Helen Recorvits ; pictures by Gabi Swiatkowska
Dear Juno / by Soyung Pak ; illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung
An American face / by Jan M. Czech ; illustrated by Frances ClancyThe-Khan-s-Daughter
Yunmi and Halmoni’s trip / by Sook Nyul Choi ; illustrated by Karen Dugan
Song Lee in Room 2B / by Suzy Kline ; illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
Aekyung’s dream / written and illustrated by Min Paek ; translated into Korean by Min Paek
Tibetan tales from the top of the world / Naomi C. Rose ; translated into Tibetan by Tenzin Palsang
What the rat told me : a legend of the Chinese zodiac / Marie Sellier, Catherine Louis, Wang Fei
Asian kites / Wayne Hosking
All the way to Lhasa : a tale from Tibet / retelling & art by Barbara Helen Berger
Celebrating birthdays in China / by Cheryl L. Enderlein
The-Wakame-Gatherers-9781885008336The wakame gatherers / by Holly Thompson ; illustrated by Kazumi Wilds
Wabi Sabi / Mark Reibstein ; art by Ed Young
The East-West house : Noguchi’s childhood in Japan / Christy Hale
Grandfather’s journey / written and illustrated by Allen Say
Sachiko means happiness / written by Kimiko Sakai ; illustrated by Tomie Arai
Manjiro : the boy who risked his life for two countries / Emily Arnold Mccully
Kamishibai man / written and illustrated by Allen Say
Kids draw anime / Christopher Hart
Hokusai : the man who painted a mountain / Deborah Kogan Ray
Tea with milk / Allen Say
Cora cooks pancit / written by Dorina Lazo Gilmore ; illustrated by Kristi ValiantCoraCooksPancit
Mohala Mai ʻo Hau = How Hau became Hauʻula / moʻolelo na = story by Robert Lono ʻIkuwā ; kiʻna = pictures by Matthew Kāwika Ortiz
Mikale of Hawaii / by Maya Angelou ; illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell
Duck for turkey day / Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Kathyrn Mitter
Hoang breaks the lucky teapot / Rosemary K. Breckler ; artist: Adrian B. Frankel
Têt, the New Year / by Kim-Lan Tran ; illustrated by Mai Vo-Dinh
Angel child, dragon child / story by Michele Maria Surat ; pictures by Vo-Dinh Mai
Fly free! / Roseanne Thong ; illustrated by Eujin Kim Neilan
Always with you / written by Ruth Vander Zee ; illustrated by Ronald Himler
Long road to freedom : journey of the Hmong / by Linda Barrgrandfathersstorycloth
My name is San Ho / Jayne Pettit
Grandfather’s story cloth = Yawg daim paj ntaub dab neeg / written by Linda Gerdner and Sarah Langford ; illustrated by Stuart Loughridge
The Dragon Prince : stories and legends from Vietnam / Thich Nhat Hanh
The coconut monk / by Thich Nhat Hanh ; as told to Rachel Neumann ; illustrated by Vo-Dinh Mai
Under the rose apple tree / by Thich Nhat Hanh
Hush! : a Thai lullaby / by Minfong Ho ; pictures by Holly Meade
Kancil and the crocodiles : a tale from Malaysia / written by Noreha Yussof Day ; illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
Filipino children’s favorite stories / retold by Liana Romulo ; illustrated by Joanne De León
I hate English! / by Ellen Levine ; illustrated by Steve Björkman
A school like mine : a unique celebration of schools around the world / [written and edited by Penny Smith and Zahavit Shalev] (portraits of schools/ many countries)
The wise washerman : a folktale from Burma / Deborah L. Froese ; illustrated by Wang Kui
The caged birds of Phnom Penh / by Frederick Lipp ; illustrated by Ronald Himler
Angkat : the Cambodian Cinderella / written by Jewell Reinhart Coburn ; illustrated by Eddie Flotte
Dia’s story cloth / written by Dia Cha ; stitched by Chue and Nhia Thao Cha ; compendium by Joyce Herold
Jouanah, a Hmong Cinderella / adapted by Jewell Reinhart Coburn with Tzexa Cherta Lee ; illustrated by Ann Sibley O’Brien
Nine-in-one, Grr! Grr! : a folktale from the Hmong people of Laos / told by Blia Xiong ; adapted by Cathy Spagnoli; illustrated by Nancy Hom
Horse song : the Naadam of Mongolia / Ted and Betsy Lewin
The Khan’s daughter : a Mongolian folktale / by Laurence Yep ; illustrated by Jean and Mou-Sien journeyTseng
The boy who swallowed snakes / by Laurence Yep ; illustrated by Jean and Mou-Sien Tsengyoon


Presenting the 2013 Children’s Book Awards! Drum roll, please!

Newbery Awards
The 2013 Newbery Medal winner is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publisherssplendors

2013 Honor Books:
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz, published by Candlewick Press

Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin, published by Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press.

Caldecott Awards
The 2013 Caldecott Medal winner is This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen, published by Candlewick Press.onecoolfriend

2013 Honor Books:
Creepy Carrots!, illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division

Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Green, illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger and published by Neal Porter Books, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press

One Cool Friend, illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group

Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue and published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Companysleeps like a tiger

2013 Pura Belpré Awards
The 2013 Author Award Winner is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division

The 2013 Illustrator Award Winner is Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert, illustrated by David Diaz, written by Gary D. Schmidt, and published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

The 2013 Author Honor Book is The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, by Sonia Manzano, published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.marting

Geisel Awards
The 2013 The Geisel Award is Up, Tall and High!, written and illustrated by Ethan Long is the Seuss Award winner. The book is published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group.

The 2013 Honor Books are:
Let’s Go for a Drive!, written and illustrated by Mo Willems, and published by Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin, created and illustrated by James Dean and published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers

Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover, written and illustrated by Cece Bell and published by Candlewick Press.RabbitRobot3

The Sibert Informational Book Awards
The 2013 Medal Winner is Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, written by Steve Sheinkin, is the Sibert Award winner. The book is published by Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press.

The 2013 Honor Books are:
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, written and illustrated by Robert Byrd and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group

Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95, written by Phillip M. Hoose and published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readerselectricben

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, written by Deborah Hopkinson and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage, published by Dial Books for Young three times luckyReaders, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group.


Celebrating Black History Month! African American Authors & Illustrators of Children’s Picture Books

The following is a list of African American authors and illustrators of children’s books. These books are in the JUVENILE LOCATION of the Houston Cole Library on the 5th Floor. Find the book with its CALL NUMBER by doing a title or author search in the HOUSTON COLE LIBRARY’S LIBRARY CATALOG.
Make sure you click on the CATALOG tab (next to the Discovery tab). The Catalog will also indicate book availability. Not Charged= not checked out. Charged= checked out.

Through My Eyes /Ruby-Bridges
Beautiful blackbird / Ashley Bryan
Ashley Bryan : words to my life’s song / by Ashley Bryan
Ashley Bryan’s ABC of African-American poetry
Beat the story-drum, pum-pum / retold and illustrated by Ashley Bryan
The cat’s purr / written & illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Let it shine : three favorite spirituals / [illustrated by] Ashley Bryan
Lion and the ostrich chicks, and other African folk tales / retold and illustrated by Ashley Bryan
authors10The ox of the wonderful horns, and other African folktales / [retold and illustrated by Ashley Bryan]
Turtle knows your name / retold and illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Just us women / by Jeannette Caines ; illustrated by Pat Cummings
Neeny coming, Neeny going / by Karen English ; paintings by Synthia Saint James
Hot day on Abbott Avenue / by Karen English ; illustrated by Javaka Steptoe
Moja means one; Swahili counting book, by Muriel Feelings. Pictures by Tom Feelings
Daydreamers / Tom Feelings, Eloise Greenfield
Jambo means hello; Swahili alphabet book, by Muriel Feelings. Pictures by Tom Feelings
Soul looks back in wonder / [illustrated by] Tom Feelings ; [poems by Maya Angelou … et al.]
The genie in the jar / by Nikki Giovanni ; illustrated by Chris Raschka
Africa dream / by Eloise Greenfield ; illustrated by Carole Byard
First pink light / by Eloise Greenfield ; illustrated by Moneta Barnett
For the love of the game : Michael Jordan and me / by Eloise Greenfield ; illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Grandpa’s face / Eloise Greenfield ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
The Great Migration : journey to the North / by Eloise Greenfield ; illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchristauthors8
Honey, I love, and other love poems / by Eloise Greenfield ; pictures by Diane and Leo Dillon
Night on Neighborhood Street / by Eloise Greenfield ; pictures by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Rosa Parks / by Eloise Greenfield ; illustrated by Gil Ashby
Talk about a family / by Eloise Greenfield
Barack Obama : son of promise, child of hope / Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Bryan Collier
“C” is for city / by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Pat Cummings
Come Sunday / written by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Michael Bryant
Meet Danitra Brown / Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Something on my mind / Tom Feelings ; words by Nikki Grimes
Talkin’ about Bessie : the story of aviator Bessie Coleman / by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis
The all Jahdu storybook / by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrations by Barry Moser
Her stories : African American folktales, fairy tales, and true tales / told by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon
The people could fly : American Black folktales / told by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
authors3The dream keeper and other poems / Langston Hughes ; illustrations by Brian Pinkney, with additional poems by Langston Hughes
Bill Pickett, rodeo ridin’ cowboy / written by Andrea D. Pinkney ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Boycott blues : how Rosa Parks inspired a nation / Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrations by Brian Pinkney
Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestra / Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Ella Fitzgerald : the tale of a vocal virtuosa / by Andrea Davis Pinkney with Scat Cat Monroe ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney
My people / Langston Hughes ; photographs by Charles R. Smith Jr
The river that gave gifts : an Afro American story / written and illustrated by Margo Humphrey
The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou / Kristin Hunter
The other side : Shorter poems / by Angela Johnson
Tell me a story, Mama / by Angela Johnson ; pictures by David Soman
When I am old with you / story by Angela Johnson ; pictures by David Soman
From slave ship to freedom road / Julius Lester ; paintings by Rod Brown
How many spots does a leopard have? and other tales / by Julius Lester ; illustrated by David Shannon
John Henry / by Julius Lester ; pictures by Jerry Pinkney
The knee-high man and other tales / Julius Lester ; pictures by Ralph Pintoauthors4
The all-I’ll-ever-want Christmas doll / written by Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Black diamond : the story of the Negro baseball leagues / Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack, Jr
Booker T. Washington : leader and educator / Patricia and Fredrick McKissack ; illustrated by Michael Bryant
Can you imagine? / by Patricia McKissack ; photographs by Myles Pinkney
Days of Jubilee : the end of slavery in the United States / Patricia C. & Fredrick L. McKissack
Flossie & the fox / Patricia C. McKissack ; pictures by Rachel Isadora
George Washington Carver : the peanut scientist / Patricia and Fredrick McKissack ; illustrated by Ned Oauthors9
Goin’ someplace special / Patricia C. McKissack ; [illustrated by] Jerry Pinkney
Louis Armstrong : jazz musician / Patricia and Fredrick McKissack ; illustrated by Ned O
Ma Dear’s aprons / Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrations by Floyd Cooper
Jugamos bajo la lluvia / por Angela Shelf Medearis ; ilustrado por Sylvia Walker
A Kwanzaa celebration : festive recipes and homemade gifts from an African-American kitchen / Angela Shelf Medearis
Kyle’s first Kwanzaa / written by Angela Shelf Medearis ; illustrated by Gershom Griffith
The black snowman / by Phil Mendez ; illustrated by Carole Byard
The big box / Toni Morrison with Slade Morrison ; illustrated by Giselle Potter
The book of mean people / Toni & Slade Morrison ; pictures by Pascal Lemaître
Remember : the journey to school integration / Toni Morrison
Black cat / by Christopher Myers
Harlem : a poem / by Walter Dean Myers ; pictures by Christopher Myers
Blues journey / by Walter Dean Myers ; illustrated by Christopher Myers
The blues of Flats Brown / by Walter Dean Myers ; illustrated by Nina Laden
How Mr. Monkey saw the whole world / Walter Dean Myers ; paintings by Synthia Saint James
aauthorsIda B. Wells : let the truth be told / by Walter Dean Myers ; illustrated by Bonnie Christensen
I’ve seen the promised land : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / by Walter Dean Myers ; illustrated by Leonard Jenkins
Jazz / by Walter Dean Myers ; illustrated by Christopher Myers
The story of the three kingdoms / by Walter Dean Myers ; illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Toussaint L’Ouverture : the fight for Haiti’s freedom / paintings by Jacob Lawrence ; written by Walter Dean Myers
Let it shine : stories of Black women freedom fighters / Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the sky / Faith Ringgold
Tar Beach / Faith Ringgold
If a bus could talk : the story of Rosa Parks / Faith Ringgold
Ellington was not a street / by Ntozake Shange ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson
In daddy’s arms I am tall : African Americans celebrating fathers / illustrated by Javaka Steptoe
Jimi : sounds like a rainbow : a story of the young Jimi Hendrix / by Gary Golio ; illustrated by Javaka Steptoe
Baby says / John Steptoe
Mufaro’s beautiful daughters : an African tale / John Steptoe
Coming on home soon / Jacqueline Woodson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Pecan pie baby / Jacqueline Woodson ; illustrated by Sophie Blackallaauthors5
A way out of no way : writing about growing up Black in America / edited by Jacqueline Woodson (A COLLECTION OF STORIES)
Heart and soul : the story of America and African Americans / words and paintings by Kadir Nelson
Henry’s freedom box / by Ellen Levine ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Testing the ice : a true story about Jackie Robinson / by Sharon Robinson ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Jackie’s gift / by Sharon Robinson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Moses : when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Before John was a jazz giant : a song of John Coltrane / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Sean Qualls
I, Matthew Henson : polar explorer / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrations by Eric Velasquez
Remember the bridge : poems of a people / Carole Boston Weatherford ; designed by Semadar Megged
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball / words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; forward by Hank Aaron
Dave the potter : artist, poet, slave / by Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Bryan Collier
Never forgotten / by Patricia C. McKissack ; artwork by Leo & Diane Dillon
Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. marshall / Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; illustrations by R. Gregory Christie
Belle, the last mule at Gee’s Bend : a civil rights story / by Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Bettye Stroud ; illustrated by John Holyfield
Becoming Billie Holiday / Carole Boston Weatherford ; art by Floyd Cooper
Bird / by Zetta Elliott ; illustrated by Shadra Strickland
The secret Olivia told me / by N. Joy ; illustrations by Nancy Devardcat
Jazz on a Saturday night / Leo & Diane Dillon
Maritcha : a nineteenth-century American girl / Tonya Bolden
The people could fly : the picture book / Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Before there was Mozart : the story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George / by Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustrated by James Ransome
Major Taylor, champion cyclist / Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustrated by James E. Ransome
Satchel Paige / Lesa Cline-Ransome ; paintings by James E. Ransome
The lion & the mouse / Jerry Pinkney
Martin’s Big words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / Doreen Rappaport ; illustrated by Bryan Collier
Freedom river / Doreen Rappaport ; pictures by Bryan Collier
Only passing through : the story of Sojourner Truth / by Anne Rockwell ; illustrated by Gregory Christie
Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice / by Phillip Hoose/ with Claudette Colvin
I have heard of a land / by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
A wreath for Emmett Till / Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Philippe Lardy
Twelve rounds to glory : the story of Muhammad Ali / Charles R. Smith Jr. ; illustrated by Bryan Collier


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Eleanor & Park / Rainbow Rowell
After : Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia / edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
After the Snow / S.D. Crockett
Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote / by Herman Parish ; pictures by Lynne Avril
And then it’s Spring / Julie Fogliano ; illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Ashen Winter / by Mike Mullin
The Awesome Atlanta Mystery / Carole Marsh
Bear has a Story to Tell / written by Philip C. Stead ; illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Beau, a Puppy’s Tale / written and illustrated by Janice Marie Cook
Beyond Courage: the Untold Story of Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust
Bitterblue / Kristin Cashore
Bomb: the Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon / Steve Sheinkin
The Brides of Rollrock Island / Margo Lanagan
Brothers at Bat : the True Story of an Amazing All-brother Baseball Team / by Audrey Vernick ; Illustrated by Steven SalernoButter / Erin Jade Lange
Carter’s Unfocused, One-track Mind: a Novel / by Brent Crawford
The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: a Scientific Mystery / Sandra MarkleNeruda
Chomp / Carl Hiaasen
Code Name Verity / Elizabeth Wein
Confessions of a Former Bully / by Trudy Ludwig ; illustrations by Beth Adams
Crewel: a Novel / Gennifer Albin
Darkwater / Catherine Fisher
Dragons Love TacosThe Day Louis Got Eaten / John Fardell
Dodger / Terry Pratchett
Dragons Love Tacos / by Adam Rubin ; illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
Dreaming Up : a Celebration of Building / Christy Hale
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? / words and picture by Mo Willems
Electric Ben: the Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin / Robert Byrd
Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things / Kate Burak
Eve & Adam / Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
Extra Yarn / by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Jon Klassen
The Fairy Rng, or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World / Mary Losure
The Fault in Our Stars / John Green
The Fire Chronicle / John Stephens
Girl of Nightmares / Kendare Blake
Goblin Secrets / William Alexander
A Gold Star for Zog / by Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs / as retold by Mo Willems
Jimmy the Greatest! / Jairo Buitrago ; pictures by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado
mThe Little Back Dress and Zoot Suits: Depression and Wartime Fashions from the 1930s to 1950s / by Alison Marie Behnke
Little Dog Lost: the True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic / Mônica Carnesi
Llama Llama Time to Share / Anna Dewdney
My Book of Life by Angel / Martine Leavitt
Never Fall down: a Novel / Patricia McCormick
extraNighttime Ninja / by Barbara DaCosta ; art by Ed Young
Oh No, George! / Chris Haughton
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses / written and illustrated by Ian Falconer
Origin / Jessica Khoury
Penny and Her Doll / Kevin Henkes
Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons / story by Eric Litwin ; created & illustrated by James Dean
Pirate Cinema / Cory Doctorow
Pirateria: the Wonderful Plunderful Pirate Emporium / written and illustrated by Calef Brown
Princess Academy: Palace of Stone / Shannon Hale
The Raven Boys / Maggie Stiefvater
Safekeeping / Karen Hesse
The Secret Tree / Natalie Standiford
See you at Harry’s / Jo Knowles
Shadow and Bone / Leigh Bardugo
The Shadow Society / Marie Rutkoski
Son / by Lois Lowry
Splendors and Glooms / Laura Amy Schlitz
The Templeton Twins have an Idea / written by Ellis Weiner ; illustrated by Jeremy Holmes
This is Not my Hat / Jon Klassen
Three Little Words / Sarah N. HarveyPirateria-
Tilt / Ellen Hopkins
The Tooth Mouse / written by Susan Hood ; illustrated by Janice Nadeau
Various Positions / Martha Schabas
What Came from the Stars / Gary D. Schmidt
Who Could that Be at this Hour? / Lemony Snicket ; art by Seth
Who I Kissed / Janet Gurtler
dressing-a-nationWonder / R.J. Palacio
The Yawning Rabbit River Chronicle / J.L Kimmel, David Ceccarelli ; illustrated by David Ceccarelli
Z is for Moose / by Kelly Bingham ; pictures by Paul O. Zelinsky
Amelia Bedelia’s First Field Trip / by Herman Parish ; pictures by Lynne Avril
Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player put Women’s Hoops on the Map / by Sue Macy ; illustrated by Matt Collins
Before there was Mozart: the Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George / by Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustrated by James Ransome
Big Turtle / David McLimans
Born and Bred in the Great Depression / by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root
Bug Shots: the Good, the Bad, and the Bugly / by Alexandra Siy ; photomicrographs by Dennis Kunkel
Chanukah Lights / Michael J. Rosen ; [illustrations by] Robert Sabuda
F is for Friendship: a Quilt Alphabet / written by Helen L. Wilbur ; illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
The Genius of Islam: how Muslims made the Modern World / written and illustrated by Bryn Barnard
Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth / by Joan Schoettler ; illustrated by Jessica Lanan
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site / Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
vincent_van_goghThe Great Global Puzzle Challenge with Google Earth / written by Clive Gifford ; illustrated by William Ings
The Great Wall of Lucy Wu / Wendy Wan-Long Shang
Hatch! / Roxie Munro
Liberty’s Voice: the Story of Emma Lazarus / Erica Silverman ; illustrated by Stacey Schuett
A Mango in the Hand: a Story Told through Proverbs / by Antonio Sacre ; illustrated by Sebastia Serra.Mambo
Marching with Aunt Susan : Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage / written by Claire Rudolf Murphy ; illustrated by Stacey Schuet
Marco Polo: History’s Great Adventurer / Clint Twis
lucyMegan’s year : an Irish Traveler’s Story / written by Gloria Whelan and illustrated by Beth Peck
Monkey: a Trickster Tale from India / Gerald McDermott
Mysterious Bones: the Story of Kennewick Man / by Katherine Kirkpatrick ; illustrated by Emma Stevenson
A Nation’s Hope: the Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis / Matt de la Peña ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Nurse, Soldier, Spy : the Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero / [text by] Marissa Moss ; [illustrated by} John Hendrix
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People / Monica Brown ; illustrated by Julie Paschkis
Prison Puppies / by Meish Goldish
Queen of the Falls / Chris Van Allsburg
A Storm called Katrina / written by Myron Uhlberg ; illustrated by Colin Bootman
Tillie the Terrible Swede: How One Woman, a Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed History / by Sue Stauffacher ; illustrated by Sarah McMenemy
Titanic Sinks! / Barry Denenberg
The Town that Fooled the British : a War of 1812 Story / by Lisa Papp and illustrated by Robert Papp
Under the Mambo Moon / Julia Durango ; illustrated by Fabricio VandenBroeck
Vincent Van Gogh and the Colors of the Wind / text by Chiara Lossani ; illustrated by Octavia Monaco
Wild Women of the Wild West / by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Susan Guevara
Will Super Villains be on the Final? / by Naomi Novik ; illustrations by Yishan Li