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The Paper Princess Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeously illustrated adventure fosters imagination.
By Elisa Kleven
(1998)
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Part-time Princess Book Poster Image
age 4+
Regular girl turns princess at night in delightful fantasy.
By Deborah Underwood
(2013)
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Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos Book Poster Image
age 4+
Beautifully illustrated book introduces kids to Carl Sagan.
By Stephanie Roth Sisson
(2014)
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Red: A Crayon's Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fresh and meaningful take on the old axiom "be yourself."
By Michael Hall
(2015)
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The Farmer and the Clown Book Poster Image
age 4+
Two strangers form an unlikely bond in sweet wordless tale.
By Marla Frazee
(2014)
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How It Went Down Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African American teen.
By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
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Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)
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Ruby's Studio: The Siblings Show Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Engaging movie helps families navigate kids' relationships.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Orangutanka: A Story in Poems Book Poster Image
age 4+
Beautiful, joyful peek at family in the wild.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
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First Grade Dropout Book Poster Image
age 4+
Boy burns with embarrassment in hilarious, relatable tale.
By Audrey Vernick
(2015)
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Six of Crows, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting, violent fantasy of flawed teens on a mission.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2015)
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Oskar and the Eight Blessings Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exquisite Hanukkah story has universal blessings theme.
By Richard Simon, Tanya Simon
(2015)
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here Book Poster Image
age 14+
Smart coming-of-age fantasy focuses on "regular" kids.
By Patrick Ness
(2015)
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The Martian Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
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Little Elliot, Big Family Book Poster Image
age 4+
Elliot joins the mouse family in big-hearted tale.
By Mike Curato
(2015)
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Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.
By Ozge Samanci
(2015)
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Trombone Shorty Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(2015)
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Ready Jet Go! TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Learning abounds in delightful science-based series.
Network: PBS
(2016)
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The Dead Bird Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Classic about kids burying bird gets vibrant new art.
By Margaret Wise Brown
(2016)
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Thunder Boy Jr. Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Native American boy wants his own name in big-hearted story.
By Sherman Alexie
(2016)
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