Our staff have picked out their favorites for children ages 6-11 years old. These include some classics, some local authors, and some books you may not have heard yet. Take a look!
We have attached a PDF of hours of at-home entertainment with the latest books, activities, and more. Flip through this catalog and stock up for the summer using the link at the bottom of the page.
Here's an example of what the PDF has to offer :
Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox meets Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever in this stylish picture book about a quest for a rare and mysterious plant.
Best-selling author/illustrator of The Wonderful Things You Will Be, Emily Winfield Martin, shares her "Imaginaries": paintings from over the last ten years, captioned with one enigmatic sentence, designed to inspire.
Everybody needs a rock -- at least that's the way this particular rock hound feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.
The perennially popular tale of Alexander’s worst day is a storybook that belongs on every child’s bookshelf.
Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair.
And it got worse...
His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag.
This classic and award-winning picture book was written and illustrated by the celebrated Vera B. Williams and was named a Caldecott Honor Book by the American Library Association. This picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6.
This stunningly beautiful and wonderfully informative book from award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston makes for a fascinating introduction to the vast and amazing world of eggs. Featuring poetic text and an elegant design, this acclaimed book teaches children countless interesting facts about eggs.
The first adventure of this New York Times best-selling porcine wonder is available in paperback.
Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
A 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Winner
“A wonderful and sweet book . . . Lovely stuff.” —The New York Times Book Review
A one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud picture book, perfect for any kid who has ever begged or bemoaned, "Five more minutes?!"
Join the call for a better world with this New York Times bestselling picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. Perfect for back to school—no matter what that looks like!
Discover a school where—no matter what—young children have a place, have a space, and are loved and appreciated.
Red loves being red Apples, wagons, fire trucks -- he thinks all the best things are red Yellow admires Red's roses, but Red just wants to be left to mind his own business -- why can't Yellow mind hers? Red has to learn that the best things come when all the colors work together.
Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption—a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.
Water is the first medicine.
It affects and connects us all . . .
This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens.
This is a story for anyone, at any age, who's ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult.
A silly and sublime bedtime book from the New York Times bestselling children's book author Colin Meloy.
From the creators of Dragons Love Tacos comes the story of what happens when a grumpy old man and some mischievous squirrels match wits—with hilarious results.
Old Man Fookwire is a grump. The only thing he likes to do is paint pictures of the birds that visit his backyard. The problem is, they fly south every winter, leaving him sad and lonely.$7.99ISBN: 9781328740502Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 20th, 2018“Cannon fans will lap it up.” —Kirkus ReviewsPinduli’s mama has always told her that she’s the most beautiful hyena ever. But Dog, Lion, and Zebra don't think so. Why else would they make her feel so rotten about her big ears, her fuzzy mane, and her wiggly stripes? Poor Pinduli just wants to disappear.$19.99ISBN: 9780689850912Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books - November 1st, 2003
A is for Automobiles, machines on wheels.
B is for Belts turning, fuel burning, the buzz and bark of engines.$8.99ISBN: 9781442421837Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013
Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so—and his life may depend on it!
Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he’s already pegged his dream job: C.I.A. or bust.$7.99ISBN: 9781328627179Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019In this exciting choose-your-own-trail stand-alone experience featuring 8-bit art, it's 1849 and you are at the halfway point on your journey west on the Oregon Trail. When a powerful storm separates you from your family, you must use all of your smarts to survive on your own.$9.99ISBN: 9780545581608Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: Graphix - August 30th, 2016From worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey comes Dog Man, the canine cop who's part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!$9.99ISBN: 9781524851842Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 3rd, 2019
When Nate rides the Flamethrower with a mystery girl at the fair, sparks fly. Nate’s certain he’s just met the love of his life—and then she disappears! Can our lovestruck hero track her down?
Sixth grade is no picnic for Nate Wright. His pal Francis won’t stop bombarding him with useless trivia.$11.99ISBN: 9781524855062Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 3rd, 2020
This latest Big Nate installment by bestselling author Lincoln Peirce will take readers on a hilarious, romantic, rock-and-roll adventure!
Nate Wright is born to be wild! And when Enslave the Mollusk is invited to play at the P.S. 38 annual open house, he and his bandmates are on the stairway to heaven. While the kids rock, the school year rolls on. Mrs.$10.99ISBN: 9780545813877Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: Graphix - April 28th, 2015This graphic novel adapted by Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, is now available in full color!$7.99ISBN: 9781101918715Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: Tundra Books - October 4th, 2016
“Hilarious and charming. The most lovable duo since Frog and Toad.” —NYT-bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey$13.95ISBN: 9780810993136Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: Harry N. Abrams - April 1st, 2007$8.99ISBN: 9780316085274Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2010
Read the New York Times bestselling book that inspired the hit movies!
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans, tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan by catching and training a dragon. Can Hiccup do it without being torn limb from limb?$7.99ISBN: 9780735231726Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: Puffin Books - August 6th, 2019
A New York Times bestseller—now available in paperback.
INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS STORY about the medieval Secret Order of the Unicorn!
Unicorns are real. (At least we think they are.)
$5.99ISBN: 9780811849098Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: Chronicle Books - May 3rd, 2007
The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to quickly hide and Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming and addictive introduction to the Ivy and Bean Book Series.$8.99ISBN: 9780061992278Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: HarperCollins - January 6th, 2015
The #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture streaming on Disney+$9.99ISBN: 9780316201568Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2013
The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world!
Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.$12.99ISBN: 9780062691194Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019
Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature!$13.99ISBN: 9780525648369Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020
The #1 bestselling Magic Tree House series is ready to whisk you away through time with Jack and Annie! This time, meet famous explorer Leif Erikson and help save a narwhal!$8.99ISBN: 9780763680893Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: Candlewick - December 8th, 2015
A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale.$8.99ISBN: 9780062377029Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am TodayPublished: Balzer + Bray - April 2nd, 2019
New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * National Book Award Longlist
Finally in paperback! This handsome edition features French flaps.