Category Archives: Picture Books

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage by Selina Alko Grades 2 & up This non-fiction picture book introduces the historic prejudice against interracial marriage and the fight to make it legal in a clear way that will … Continue reading

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Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña Grades 1-4 As CJ and his grandmother ride the bus after church, he has many questions comparing his life to those he sees around him. Nana gives him patient answers … Continue reading

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Miss Brooks Loves Books!

Miss Brooks Loves Books! by Barbara Bottner Grades K-2 My rating: 5 of 5 stars To every book its reader, and to every reader his/her book. There is nothing more that most elementary school librarians want (myself included) than to … Continue reading

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Exclamation Mark

Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Grades K-2 My rating: 5 of 5 stars This fun picture book serves two purposes. First, it is a great introduction to basic punctuation marks — period, question mark, exclamation point. Second it has … Continue reading

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Less Than Half, More Than Whole

Less Than Half, More Than Whole by Kathleen Lacapa Grades 2 & up My rating: 4 of 5 stars Tony feels bad when he is told that he is less than half Native American. It makes him feel that he … Continue reading

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Mix It Up!

Mix It Up! by Hervé Tullet Grades PreK & up My rating: 5 of 5 stars A fun follow-up book by the author of Press Here, Mix It Up looks at the relationships between different colors and how they can … Continue reading

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Niño Wrestles the World

Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales Grades PreK-2 My rating: 5 of 5 stars While his sisters are sleeping, Niño imagines himself wrestling with a cast of characters from some of the fiercest legends in the world. The vibrant … Continue reading

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Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band

Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander Grades K-2 My rating: 4 of 5 stars This fun, rhyming story about a rooster and his band is a great introduction to jazz musicians. With plays on names that will … Continue reading

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The King of Little Things

The King of Little Things by Bil Lepp Grades 1-3 King Normous has conquered all of the big things in the world. When he learns that the one thing left he has not taken control of is the King of … Continue reading

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That Is Not a Good Idea!

That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems Grades K-2 Another winner from Mo Willems! In this book, a fox invites a duck home for “soup.” After each exchange, a chick interrupts the story to let the reader know … Continue reading

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