Melissa (George)

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then, her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part...because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte—but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all. 

Melissa (George)

Alex Gino
(Juvenile Fiction - J Gino)

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then, her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part...because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte—but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all. 


Banned Books for Kids

  • Stamped (For Kids) : Racism, Antiracism, and You


  • Melissa (George)


  • Drama


  • Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag


  • A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo


  • Prince & Knight


  • The Breakaways


  • Prince & Knight


  • New Kid


  • Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry


  • This Day in June


  • The Family Book


  • Stamped (For Kids) : Racism, Antiracism, and You


  • Hatchet


  • The Breakaways


  • And Tango Makes Three


  • Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice


  • Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice


  • A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo


  • I Am Jazz!


  • When Aidan Became a Brother


  • When Aidan Became a Brother


  • The Giver


  • I Am Jazz!


  • Melissa (George)


  • This Day in June


  • Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag


  • The Adventures of Captain Underpants


  • Hatchet


This Day in June

Vivid illustrations and rhyming couplets convey the fun and exuberate feelings associated with attending a Pride parade. There is a reading guide at the end of the book that serves as a primer on LGBTQIA+ history and culture and explains the references made in the story. 

This Day in June

Gayle Pitman
(Juvenile Picturebooks - Ej Pit)

Vivid illustrations and rhyming couplets convey the fun and exuberate feelings associated with attending a Pride parade. There is a reading guide at the end of the book that serves as a primer on LGBTQIA+ history and culture and explains the references made in the story. 


Banned Books for Kids

  • The Breakaways


  • Hatchet


  • New Kid


  • This Day in June


  • Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry


  • Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag


  • I Am Jazz!


  • And Tango Makes Three


  • The Breakaways


  • Melissa (George)


  • Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice


  • A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo


  • Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag


  • The Adventures of Captain Underpants


  • Prince & Knight


  • Hatchet


  • Drama


  • Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice


  • I Am Jazz!


  • Stamped (For Kids) : Racism, Antiracism, and You


  • When Aidan Became a Brother


  • A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo


  • The Giver


  • When Aidan Became a Brother


  • This Day in June


  • Stamped (For Kids) : Racism, Antiracism, and You


  • Melissa (George)


  • Prince & Knight


  • The Family Book


A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

The story of a lonely bunny, Marlon Bundo, who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence, the Vice President of the United States, and the very special day when he met another boy bunny named Wesley that changed his life forever.

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Bun)

The story of a lonely bunny, Marlon Bundo, who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence, the Vice President of the United States, and the very special day when he met another boy bunny named Wesley that changed his life forever.


Banned Books for Kids

  • When Aidan Became a Brother


  • The Breakaways


  • Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag


  • When Aidan Became a Brother


  • A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo


  • Stamped (For Kids) : Racism, Antiracism, and You


  • Melissa (George)


  • This Day in June


  • Drama


  • This Day in June


  • Hatchet


  • I Am Jazz!


  • The Giver


  • Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice


  • Prince & Knight


  • Melissa (George)


  • A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo


  • Hatchet


  • And Tango Makes Three


  • I Am Jazz!


  • Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag


  • Prince & Knight


  • Stamped (For Kids) : Racism, Antiracism, and You


  • Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice


  • The Family Book


  • Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry


  • The Adventures of Captain Underpants


  • The Breakaways


  • New Kid


Sam and the Lucky Money

Sam must decide how to spend the lucky money he's received for Chinese New Year.
Chinese translation available (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 495.1 Ch)

Sam and the Lucky Money

Karen Chinn
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ch)

Sam must decide how to spend the lucky money he's received for Chinese New Year.
Chinese translation available (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 495.1 Ch)


Giving and Sharing

  • Hosea Plays On


  • The Quiltmaker’s Journey


  • Because Amelia Smiled


  • Sam and the Lucky Money


  • Sam and the Lucky Money


  • Loretta's Gift


  • Under the Lemon Moon


  • Saturday at the Food Pantry


  • Don’t Say A Word, Mama/ No Digas Nada, Mama


  • Rabbit's Gift : A Fable from China


  • Malina’s Jam


  • Strega Nona's Harvest


  • William’s Winter Nap


  • Chik Chak Shabbat


  • Maddi's Fridge


  • Thank You, Omu!


  • A Gift from Abuela


  • Lend A Hand


  • What is Given from the Heart


  • Pass it On


  • Harold Loves His Woolly Hat


Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

Inspired by the life of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, this story follows a young girl who dreams of playing the drums in a time when only boys are drummers in 1920s Cuba. Recommended for ages 6-9.

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

Margarita Engle
(Juvenile Picture Books - EJ Engle)

Inspired by the life of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, this story follows a young girl who dreams of playing the drums in a time when only boys are drummers in 1920s Cuba. Recommended for ages 6-9.


Resiliency

  • Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music


  • Bike On, Bear


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • Goin' Someplace Special


  • Jules Vs. the Ocean


  • After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again


  • Fifty Cents and A Dream


  • Maurice and His Dictionary: A True Story


  • Lili Macaroni


  • My Favorite Memories


  • The Most Magnificent Thing


  • Sofia Valdez, Future Prez


  • I Am the Storm


  • Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain


  • A Chair for My Mother


  • The Breaking News


  • The Thing Lou Couldn't Do


  • Glasshouse of Stars


  • Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music


  • Other Words for Home


  • Ancestor Approved : Intertribal Stories


  • Whistle for Willie


  • Golden Threads


  • Malala's Magic Pencil


  • Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah


  • Giraffes Can't Dance


  • Hatchet


  • Sunday Funday in Koreatown


Chicken Story Time

Library storytime becomes increasingly chaotic as first one chicken and then a whole flock joins in and the librarian must come up with a creative solution so everyone can enjoy the story. Recommended for ages 3–5.

Chicken Story Time

Sandy Asher
(Juvenile Picture Book -- Ej Ash)

Library storytime becomes increasingly chaotic as first one chicken and then a whole flock joins in and the librarian must come up with a creative solution so everyone can enjoy the story. Recommended for ages 3–5.


Predictable Books

  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears : a West African Tale


  • Stuck


  • Bear is a Bear


  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?


  • The Mitten


  • Owl Babies


  • I Kissed the Baby!


  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie


  • Bloom Boom!


  • This Is the Boat that Ben Built


  • Owl Babies


  • Bear is a Bear


  • Higher! Higher!


  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?


  • Wiggle, Waggle


  • Wiggle, Waggle


  • Chicken Story Time


  • Dumplings for Lili


  • Bloom Boom!


  • Higher! Higher!


  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie


  • This Is the Boat that Ben Built


  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears : a West African Tale


  • Dumplings for Lili


  • Stuck


  • The Mitten


  • I Kissed the Baby!


  • Chicken Story Time


Dumplings for Lili

Lili loves to cook dumplings with her grandmother, but when they need cabbage, she must race up and down the stairs of the building to find some, and help the other grandmothers borrow ingredients for different dumplings. Recommended for ages 4–8.

Dumplings for Lili

Melissa Iwai
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Iwa)

Lili loves to cook dumplings with her grandmother, but when they need cabbage, she must race up and down the stairs of the building to find some, and help the other grandmothers borrow ingredients for different dumplings. Recommended for ages 4–8.


Predictable Books

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?


  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie


  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears : a West African Tale


  • Higher! Higher!


  • Dumplings for Lili


  • The Mitten


  • Bear is a Bear


  • The Mitten


  • Stuck


  • Dumplings for Lili


  • Owl Babies


  • Higher! Higher!


  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?


  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie


  • This Is the Boat that Ben Built


  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears : a West African Tale


  • Bloom Boom!


  • Wiggle, Waggle


  • I Kissed the Baby!


  • Chicken Story Time


  • Bloom Boom!


  • Wiggle, Waggle


  • Stuck


  • Bear is a Bear


  • Owl Babies


  • This Is the Boat that Ben Built


  • Chicken Story Time


  • I Kissed the Baby!


The Mitten

One by one, animals in a snowy forest crawl into Nicki's lost white mitten to get warm until the bear sneezes, sending the animals flying up and out of the mitten. Recommended for ages 1–5.

The Mitten

Jan Brett
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 398.2 Mitten Bre)

One by one, animals in a snowy forest crawl into Nicki's lost white mitten to get warm until the bear sneezes, sending the animals flying up and out of the mitten. Recommended for ages 1–5.


Predictable Books

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?


  • Wiggle, Waggle


  • Chicken Story Time


  • Stuck


  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears : a West African Tale


  • Stuck


  • Chicken Story Time


  • The Mitten


  • Dumplings for Lili


  • Bloom Boom!


  • I Kissed the Baby!


  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie


  • Higher! Higher!


  • Wiggle, Waggle


  • Owl Babies


  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?


  • Bear is a Bear


  • Owl Babies


  • I Kissed the Baby!


  • This Is the Boat that Ben Built


  • Dumplings for Lili


  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie


  • Higher! Higher!


  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears : a West African Tale


  • This Is the Boat that Ben Built


  • The Mitten


  • Bear is a Bear


  • Bloom Boom!


Love is a Revolution

Harlem teenager Nala is looking forward to a summer of movies and ice cream until she falls in love with the very woke Tye and pretends to be a social activist.

Love is a Revolution

Renée Watson
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Watson)

Harlem teenager Nala is looking forward to a summer of movies and ice cream until she falls in love with the very woke Tye and pretends to be a social activist.

YA Black History Month

  • Blood Debts


  • The Gilded Ones


  • The Crossover


  • Fast Pitch


  • Wings of Ebony


  • Artie and the Wolf Moon


  • Pet


  • Nubia: Real One


  • Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky


  • Reggie and Delilah's Year of Falling


  • Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry


  • The Taking of Jake Livingston


  • We Are All So Good at Smiling


  • Early Departures


  • Nubia: Real One


  • Wash Day Diaries


  • When You Were Everything


  • Maybe an Artist


  • Artie and the Wolf Moon


  • Charming as a Verb


  • The Crossover


  • Cool. Awkward. Black.


  • Love is a Revolution


  • That Self-Same Metal


  • Skin of the Sea


  • The Black Flamingo


  • The Blackwoods


  • This Poison Heart


  • Wash Day Diaries


  • The Davenports


  • Legendborn


  • Maybe an Artist


  • White Smoke


  • Felix Ever After


  • Ace of Spades


  • Between the Lines


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