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Duck for President | Doreen Cronin

This is about a duck who runs for president and he is in the running against farmer brown. All the votes go to duck and he beats farmer brown and becomes the president.

Jburns13 Published: 2004

Author: Doreen Cronin

Illustrator: Betsy Lewin

Genre: Picture books, Children's Literature, and Fiction

Awards: 2004 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books, joint winner, 2005 Book Sense Children's Illustrated Book of the Year, winner.
2mo
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Enemy Pie | Derek Munson, Tara Calahan King

This is about a young boy who is upset when a new kid moves to the neighborhood and doe not treat him fairly. He decides to go to his father for help and comes up with a plan to make an enemy pie that will vanish enemies and all the worries away.

Jburns13 Published: 2000

Author: Derek Munson

Illustrator: Tara Calahan King

Genre: Fiction

Awards: 2004 Nevada Young Reader's Award Nomination, 2004-2005 Volunteer State Book Award Nominee in Tennessee, 2003 Nebraska Golden Sower Children's Choice Book Award Winner, Second Place, 2003 Peace Education Fund Children's Book Award Winner, etc.
2mo
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The Kissing Hand | Audrey Penn

This is about a raccoon named Chester who is scared of starting Kindergarten and being away from home. He doesn't know what to expect or what is to come and that terrifies him. His mother reassures him that he will make friends, learn new things and have so much fun while at school and he hopes to do just that.

Jburns13 Published: 1993

Author: Audrey Penn

Illustrator: Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak

Genre: Children's Literature

Awards: Educational Press Association of America's Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Journalism for The Kissing Hand.
2mo
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The Good Egg | Jory John

This book is about a little egg who is all good but suddenly starts to crack all around from all the pressure that is put on him. He then makes the decision to leave behind the carton of other eggs to go on his own journey. He discovers along the way that he is at peace and is finally able to have some freedom and alone time.

Jburns13 Published: February 12, 2019

Author: Jory John

Illustrator:Pete Oswald

Genre: Fiction, Humor

Awards: #1 New York Times Bestseller, Junior Library Guild selection, and Good Reads Choice Award Nominee for Picture Books (2019) NPR's Book Concierge Selection (2019).
2mo
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Chrysanthemum | Kevin Henkes

This book is about a young mouse and her name is Chrysanthemum she is named after a beautiful flower. She loves her sweet name her parents gave her until one day her classmates start teasing and making fun of her name. They think it is silly to be named after a flower but in the end she learns just how special her name really is.

Jburns13 Published: September 16, 1991

Author/Illustrator: Kevin Henkes

Genre: Picture book, Fiction

Awards: ALA Notable Book and the School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.
2mo
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The Magic of Christmas | Claire Freedman

This book is about the a family of mice and their true meaning and the magic of Christmas time. The little and youngest mouse wonders why everyone is whispering around and why everyone is so excited about Christmas. He wonders why Christmas time is just so magical.

Jburns13 Published: January 1, 2007

Author: Claire Freedman

Illustrator: Gail Yerrill

Genre: Fiction, Christmas Story

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This book is about a young girl named Molly Lou Melon who just wants to have fun and she was told by her Grandma to always have fun and love yourself no matter what. Molly didn't have fancy clothes or fancy toys when she was little so she got creative and made her own toys and had fun with what she made.

Jburns13 Published: October 25, 2012

Author: Patty Lovell

Illustrator: David Catrow

Genre: Children's Literature, Fiction

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This is about a bunch of crayons who go Trick or Treating but they are not sure what to exactly say when they go. They are taught what to say when going trick or treating by purple crayon.

Jburns13 Published: September 6, 2022

Author: Drew Daywalt

Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers

Genre: Children's Literature, Fiction

Awards: #1 New York Times Bestselling
2mo
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This book is about a little mouse who keeps asking for something else once he gets a cookie. If you give a mouse a cookie, he will ask for a glass of milk and so on.

Jburns13 Published: 1985

Author: Laura Joffe

Illustrator: Felicia Bond

Genre: Children's Literature, Fiction

Awards: California Young Reader Medal (1988), Colorado Children's Book Award (1988), Georgia's Children's Picture Story Book Award (1988), and Nevada's Young Reader's Awards (1988-89).
2mo
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The Wonky Donkey | Craig Smith, Katz Cowley

This book is about a silly wonky donkey who only has three legs and how he has to get through life like that because he was only born with three legs. He is silly, funny and a wonky donkey.

Jburns13 Published: 2009

Author: Craig Smith

Illustrator: Katz Cowley

Genre: Children's books, picture books

Awards: Children's Choice
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The Thing About Luck | Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo

This book is about a young twelve year old Japanese-American girl over the course of the season of hard work and dedicating herself but deals with struggles of life. She then learns how important family is along the way she has a greater understanding of herself and learns the importance of her families heritage. She realizes just how important family, heritage and relationships are.

Jburns13 Published: January 4, 2013

Author: Cynthia Kadohata

Illustrator: Julia Kuo

Genre: Fiction

Awards: National Book Award Winner
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A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon

This book is about a young insecure girl named Camilla Cream who is not comfortable in her own body and learns to not care what others think only what she thinks. One day she wakes up covered in stripes she had a bad case of stripes that day and learns just why she did.

Jburns13 Published: 1998

Author/Illustrator: David Shannon

Genre: Children's Literature, Fiction, and Horror

Awards: Young Readers 2019-2020, Beehive Book Award; Picture Book 2000-2000. Colorado's Children's Book Award; None 2000-2001

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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein

This book is about a relationship between an apple tree and a young boy and their kindness and willing to give towards one another. As the boy grows older the tree is still giving and still recognizes him and addresses him as boy all his life.

Jburns13 Published: October 7, 1964

Author/Illustrator: Shel Silverstein

Genre: Children's Literature, Picture book, Fiction

Nominated for kid's choice award for favorite book
Awards: In 1974 won for New York Times Outstanding book award winner
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Macca the Alpaca | Matt Cosgrove

This book is about an alpaca named Macca who goes on a journey and he meets a Llama along the way named Bully. Macca is happy and loving while Bully is mean and grumpy. He goes on this mountain adventure and wants to make it to the top but has challenges along the way will he make it to the top.

Jburns13 Published: February 2018

Author/Illustrator: Matt Cosgrove

Genre: Fiction

Awards: Australian Picture Books Best sellers
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Polar Express Big Book | Chris Van Allsburg

This story is about a young boy who takes an adventure on a long train ride with other children all the way to the North Pole to meet the one and only Santa Claus. He struggles to get there and to even believe at first in the end he realizes seeing is believing but sometimes we cannot always see what's real. He takes a chance and embarks on this journey and realizes just how magical it really is and how that will never fade for who believes.

Jburns13 Published: 1985

Author/Illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg

Genre: Picture book, Children's Literature, Fiction, Christmas Story

Awards: Caldecott Medal
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On Market Street | Arnold Lobel

This book is about a boy who makes his way down towards market street to buy presents for friends each one for a friend starting with the letters of the alphabet.

Jburns13 Published: April 1, 1981

Author: Arnold Lobel

Illustrator: Anita Lobel

Genre: Children's Literature and Fiction

Awards: National Book Award
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Many Stones | Carolyn Coman

This book is about a young girl named Berry and her estranged father's journey from South Africa all the way to Maryland. She was said to come to terms with the murder of her older sister Laura while she was volunteering at a school.

Jburns13 Published: 2000

Author/Illustrator: Carolyn Coman

Genre: Fiction

Awards: Phoenix Award
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This book is about a young T-Rex named Penelope Rex who has her first day of school. She can't wait to meet her classmates but she struggles because they are human and look so tasty what will she do. She learns the hard why and needs to understand and learn that she cannot eat her classmates if she wants to make friends with them.

Jburns13 Published: June 19, 2018

Author/Illustrator: Ryan T. Higgins

Genre: Fiction and Humor

Awards: E.B. White Read Aloud Award
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This Day in June | Gayle E. Pitman

This book is about introducing children to the excitement of the pride parade where we are all united.

Jburns13 Published: May 2014

Author: Gayle E. Pitman

Illustrator: Kristyna Litten

Genre:Children's Literature and Fiction

Awards: Stonewall Award
2mo
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This story is about a young 12 year old girl named Karana who ends up all alone and stranded on an island far away where she is off of the California Coast.

Jburns13 Published: 1960

Author: Scott O'Dell

Genres: Children's Literature, Young Adult Fiction, Historical Fiction

Awards: Scott O'Dell
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This book is a fun and vibrant picture book about a Dia de los Muertos skeleton who must find the perfect birthday gift or gifts for that special someone.

Jburns13 Published: 2008

Author/Illustrator: Yuyi Morales

Genre: Fiction, Ghost Story

Awards: Pura Belpre
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Thank You, Mr. Falker | Patricia Polacco

This is a real-life story of a young girl who struggles with having dyslexia and her caring teacher who will not let her fail despite her learning difference.

Jburns13 Published: 1998

Author/Illustrator: Patricia Polacco

Genre: Picture book, Fiction

Awards: ABC's Children's Booksellers Choices Award in 1999, Emphasis on Reading a children's choice book award program in 2000, South Carolina Children's Book award in 2001, and NCTE/CLA Notable Children's Book in the English Language Arts in 1999.
2mo
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This book is about children with all different types and kinds of learning differences they deal with on a daily basis. They all come together in a community and garden together and learn about each other and make friends along the way.

Jburns13 Published: September 3, 2019

Author: Sonya Sotomayor

Illustrator: Rafael lopez

Genre: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction

Awards: #1 New York Times Best seller and winner of the Schneider Family Book Award.
2mo
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This is a story that is told in a Native tradition where two young children from the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe learn the story of Weeaachumun's which means corn and the very first Thanksgiving. It shares the true meaning of the holiday and the traditions and history behind it.

Jburns13 Published: August 2, 2022

Authors: Danielle Greendeer, Anthony Perry, and Alexis Bunten

Illustrator: Garry Meeches Sr.

Genres: Children's literature, Fiction, Folklore, Creative Nonfiction

Awards: New England Book award in 2022
2mo
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This book is about how the famous “ Fry Bread'' became a huge part of Native Americans and their daily diet.This happened and took place right after they were forced to leave their land behind and given limited rations of essential things needed in life.

Jburns13 Published: October 22, 2019

Author: Kevin Noble Maillard

Illustrator: Juana Martinez- Neal

Genre: Fiction

Awards: Robert F. Sibert- Medal, Best books of the year on amazon, Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice, NPR Best book of the year, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year.
3mo
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This book is about a women named Eugenie who has to deal with having to discover new things as well as diving, trying to defy odds and inspire others. Eugenie Clark is really fascinated with sharks and their daily lives she first fell in love with them at the aquarium.

Jburns13 Published: June 6, 2017

Author: Jess Keating

Illustrator: Marta Alvarez Miguens

Genre: Biography

Awards: won the chickadee award in 2019

3mo
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This story is about a little girl named Nasreen who lives in Afghanistan who attends a secret school for girls. After young Nasreen's parents disappear her grandmother does all she can to get her enrolled in a secret all girls school that no one knows about.

Jburns13 Author/Illustrator:Jeanette Winter

Published: October 6, 2009

Genre: Children's Literature

Award: Jane Addams Children's Book Award

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 | Christopher Paul Curtis

A story about a family that travels from flint to Birmingham, Alabama to visit their grandmother. When they arrive to Birmingham they are faced with the reality of the civil rights movement in 1963.

Jburns13 Author/Illustrator: Christopher Paul Curtis

Published: 1995

Genre: Novel, Children's Literature, Historical Fiction, and Young Adult Fiction

Award: John Newbery Medal and Golden Kite award for fiction
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Interrupting Chicken | David Ezra Stein

This story is about a father (rooster) chicken is trying to read a bedtime story to his willful child to calm down to get ready for bed. The young chick's father tries his best to get her to sleep by reading her favorite fairytale bedtime story. Papa rooster reminds his little chick and tells her to remember to not interrupt the story but the little chick does so anyways.

Jburns13 Author/Illustrator: David Ezra Stein

Published: August 10, 2010

Genre: Picture Book

Award: Golden Kite Award
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Pumpkin Soup | Helen Cooper

This book is about three very different friends a cat, duck, and squirrel. All three of these animals live in a little old white cabin out in the forest. They must all work together as friends to help make pumpkin soup. Everyone is assigned a job until they all want a turn stirring the pumpkin soup. They must learn to get along and be friends so they can finish making pumpkin soup.

Jburns13 Author/Illustrator: Helen Cooper

Genre: Fiction

Published: November 1998

Award: Kate Greenaway in 1998
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Shatterglass | Tamora Pierce

This story is about a talented glassmaker who had his whole life ahead of him until one day it all shattered in a shocking accident. He must now learn to control his temper while using his magical glassmaking powers that now come with lighting. He has a friend that helps him learn how to control these new and unknown magical powers.

Jburns13 Author/Illustrator: Tamora Pierce

Published: March 2003

Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Award: Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror List in 2004 from VOYA.
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This story is about young girl who experiments and tries out different instruments in the celebration of music within the church. The young girl comes from a very diverse family who all loves music and to celebrate it with each other. The whole family plays different instruments throughout the church and during all kinds of celebrations that happen.

Jburns13 Author: Judy Cox

Illustrator: Elbrite Brown

Year Published: 2003

Genre: Fiction

Awards: In 1970 was awarded the Coretta Scott King award and was given the green seal/medal for it's book.
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Millions of Cats | Wanda Gag

This story is about an old couple who come across the world's prettiest cat that they decide they want to take home with them. Then they come across a field filled with millions of cats. They decided they needed to have them and home them all as well. They think they are all so pretty they can decide and cannot just pick only one cat but picks the whole field.

Jburns13 Published: 1928 by Coward- McCann

Author/Illustrator: Wanda Gag

Genre- Children's Literature, Fiction

Awards: Newbery Honor award in 1929 for most distinguished contribution in children's literature.
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Jabari Jumps | Gaia Cornwall

This story is about a young black boy who learns to take that jump by taking swimming lessons, passing tests, and challenging himself to do so. He builds up enough courage and bravery to jump off of the diving board so he can have his big jump. Taking that leap is hard and can be a struggle sometimes but Jabari works hard to take his big final jump. This book shows how people build up the courage and are brave enough to take chances in life.

Jburns13 Published: May 9, 2017 by Candlewick Press

Author/Illustrator: Gaia Cornwell

Awards: Nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards Best Picture Books,
Charlotte Zolotow Award, 1998-2022. Honor, 2018, ALSC Notable children's books, 1995-2022. Commended, 2018. CCBC Choices. Selection, 2018. Junior Library Guild Selections, 2012-2022. Character building selection, 2017.

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Jburns13 Published: May 9, 2017 by Candlewick Press

Author/Illustrator: Gaia Cornwell

Genre: Sports Fiction

Awards: Nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards Best Picture Books, Charlotte Zolotow Award, 1998-2022, Honor, 2018, ALSC Notable children's books, 1995-2022. Commended, 2018. CCBC Choices. Selection, 2018. Junior Library Guild Selections, 2012-2022. Character building selection, 2017.
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The Day You Begin | Jacqueline Woodson

The Day You Begin takes place in a classroom setting where a young girl struggles with being in a new place and meeting new people. This is new to her and way out of her comfort zone. She struggles to feel at home and fit in with others, she feels out of place. This book incorporates identity, culture and inclusion throughout the story of The Day You Begin. Being in a new place such as a classroom not knowing anyone at first can be a struggle.

Jburns13 Published: August 28, 2018 by Penguin Young Readers Group

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Illustrated by: Rafael Lopez

Genre: Fiction

Awards: Floyd's Pick Book Award in 2019, #1 New York Times Children's Picture Books Bestseller. Won the American Library Association's 2020 Schneider Family book award.

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Other Side | Jacqueline Woodson

This book takes place in a small rural town where segregation is the point of view in the story. A young girl is told by her mom that it is off limits and unsafe to cross the fence to the other side. The two sides are segregated between white and African American people. She eventually makes a friend from the other side and begins to hangout by the fence line despite what their parents say.

Jburns13 Published: January 15, 2001 by G.P. Putnam's Sons

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Illustrated by: E.B. Lewis

Genre: Children's Literature

Awards: 2020 MacArthur Fellowship, 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award, the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the 2018 Children's Literature Legacy Award.

Fun fact:Adapted into a film by Weston woods Studios, Inc. which is the author's daughter.

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Before the Ever After | Jacqueline Woodson

African American teen was upset and in shock when his father who was a retired professional football player shows signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury also known as TBI. His whole world was upside down when he was given this upsetting news about his father. He worries for his father's well being and doesn't know what will become of this.

Jburns13 Published: September 1, 2020 by Nancy Paulsen Books

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Genre: Fiction

Awards: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literacy Work- Youth/Teens.

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The Year We Learned to Fly | Jacqueline Woodson

A story about intergeneration and freedom of a young girl and her family. Her and her brother live in an apartment building and one day they want to play outside but can't because of the rain. They venture out and use their big and wild imaginations to escape the boredom of being inside and the rainy weather. Together they can imagine anything and be anything they want if they put their minds to it.

Jburns13 Published: January 4, 2022

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Illustrator: Rafael Lopez

Genre: Children's Literature, Fiction

Awards: Schneider Family Book Award in 2020.

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Owl Moon | Jane Yolen

A story about a father who takes his young child to look for and seek out owls in the night during winter. They go on an adventure to find owls that night and they came across a great horned owl that called back to them. The point of this story is to teach you the importance of bravery and self-control. How going on an adventure might take time to find what you are looking for but you will eventually get there.

Jburns13 Published: 1987

Author: Jane Yolen

Illustrated: John Schoenherr

Genre: Picture book, Children's Literature, Adventure Fiction

Awards: Caldecott Medal for illustrations as well as appearing on Reading Rainbow in the U.S.
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When Sadness is at Your Door by : Eva Eland

This book is about when you come across sadness and have to deal with the emotions that go along with them. This book is such a great book for young and older readers. It is for all ages and grade levels in my opinion. I think it helps normalize that it is ok to be sad and it is a very normal human thing to go through and experience. Emotions are important and it is ok to express them when needed.

Jburns13 Published: January 29,2019 by Anderson Press

Illustrated by: Eva Eland

Awards: Klaus Flugge Prize 2020 for most promising and exciting newcomer to children's picture book illustration. Won V&A award for book cover category.

This book was translated in over 20 different languages.
Genre: Children's Literature, Fiction
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