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Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Book Poster Image
age 4+
Teaches important lessons about faith, friendship.
By Virginia Lee Burton
(1939)
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Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go Book Poster Image
age 2+
Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.
By Richard Scarry
(1974)
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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Book Poster Image
age 2+
Charming bedtime book is magic for truck lovers.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2011)
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1-2-3 Peas Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Super-appealing counting book with 100 cute peas in action.
By Keith Baker
(2012)
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On the Road Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Poetic, ecstatic, debauched novel that changed literature.
By Jack Kerouac
(1957)
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Go, Dog. Go! Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Go, new readers. Go!
By P. D. Eastman
(1961)
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The Magic School Bus Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Smart science-based series mixes facts and fun.
By Joanna Cole
(1986)
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Let's Go for a Drive! An Elephant & Piggie Book Book Poster Image
age 4+
Silly tale gives new readers a fun lesson in being flexible.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
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Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day? Book Poster Image
age 3+
Engaging classic makes work delightful.
By Richard Scarry
(1968)
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Lowriders in Space, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
By Cathy Camper
(2014)
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In the Town All Year 'Round Book Poster Image
age 2+
Few words help kids focus on many details and story lines.
By Rotraut Susanne Berner
(2008)
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Moo! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Silly read turns kids into masters of social interpretation.
By David LaRochelle
(2013)
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The Secret Subway Book Poster Image
age 6+
Spectacular strange-but-true tale of first New York subway.
By Shana Corey
(2016)
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The Raven King:  The Raven Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gorgeously written multilayered finale is simply magical.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2016)
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Lowriders to the Center of the Earth: Lowriders in Space, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Friends wrestle Aztec god in vibrant, zany graphic novel.
By Cathy Camper
(2016)
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The Way Things Work Now Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating look at the things that power our world.
By David Macaulay
(2016)
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Mighty, Mighty Construction Site Book Poster Image
age 2+
Cheerful trucks show teamwork at its best.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2017)
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All the Way to Havana Book Poster Image
age 4+
Celebration of Cuban family and ingenuity has gorgeous art.
By Margarita Engle
(2017)
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Little Excavator Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Fun, fast-paced construction story is truck lover's delight.
By Anna Dewdney
(2017)
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