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Children's Book Fiction (PreK-1)

Dragons Love Tacos & Dragons Love Tacos 2 by Adam Rubin

Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa...oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble. (synopsis by Scholastic)

Pig the Elf by Aaron Blabey

Santa was coming! 'Twas bigger than big!

No one loves Christmas more than Pig. And the world's greediest pug will stay up all night to get his presents! (synopsis by Scholastic)

Mr. Panda (series) by Steve Antony

Mr. Panda introduces good manners in Please, Mr. Panda, the importance of being patient in I'll Wait, Mr. Panda, and the importance of being grateful in Thank You, Mr. Panda. This beautifully drawn, kid-friendly series is a great way of teaching little ones the importance of kindness and good manners.

Chapter Book Fiction (2-3)

Press Start! (series) by Thomas Flintham

The superfast, super-brave video-game character Super Rabbit battles the mean Viking King—on the speedway, in outer space, and everywhere—to save his friends and make it to the next level! Jump into the game yourself with this action packed 5 volume series.

The Bad Guys (series) by Aaron Blabey

The Bad Guys are scary and dangerous and well... just BAD. But these guys really want to be heroes, and they're ready to spring into action. Get ready to laugh up your lunch with the baddest bunch of do-gooders in town! Watch the fur fly over 7 hilarious installments in this bestselling graphic series. (synopsis by Target)

Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey

Dav Pilkey is back with the latest installment of Dog Man. When a new bunch of baddies busts up the town, Dog Man is called into action—and this time he isn’t alone. A cute kitten and a remarkable robot are by his side. These heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally—Petey, the World’s Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue? (synopsis by Scholastic)

Chapter Book Fiction (4-6)

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Ivan loves to paint. He can remember making designs on his mother's back as a young ape, and now Max sells the pictures that Ivan creates each day. The custodian's daughter also loves to paint and shares her supplies with Ivan, giving him new ways to express his experiences.

Yet life at the animal show is becoming increasingly distressing. Stella has an infection on her foot that Max ignores because he is low on money. When he purchases a baby elephant to revive interest in the show, both Stella and Ivan are concerned about how he is treating this gentle youngster. Encouraged by Bob, the stray dog, and inspired by Stella, Ivan begins to imagine rescuing not only the baby elephant but himself. Perhaps his painting is the key. Maybe he can use it to change the animals' lives forever. (synopsis by Scholastic)

Diary of the Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney's highly anticipated 13th installment of Diary of a Wimpy Kid is now on the shelves! When snow shuts down middle school, rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. Right in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson. It’s a fight for survival, as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighborhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will they emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day? (synopsis by Scholastic)

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! by Mariko Tamaki

Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin—Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley—love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen…and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? Well, that’s a pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella’s, where the woods hide endless mysteries. Today is no exception. When challenge-loving April leads the girls on a hike up the tallest mountain they’ve ever seen, things don’t go quite as planned. For one, they didn’t expect to trespass into the lands of the ancient Cloud People, and did anyone happen to read those ominous signs that some unknown person posted at the bottom of the mountain? And then, of course, there are the unicorns. (synopsis by Scholastic)

Advanced Chapter Book Fiction (7-8)

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (series) by Jenny Han

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control. (synopsis by Scholastic)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. But the uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon Khalil’s death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Others are taking to the streets to protest in his name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. But what everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? The only person alive who can answer that is Starr, and what she does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. (synopsis by Scholastic)

Denis Ever After by Tony Abbott

Denis Egan is dead. He’s okay with that. It’s been five years since he died, and the place where souls go is actually pretty nice. Sure, there are some things about his life and how it ended he can’t quite recall, but that’s how it’s supposed to be. Remembering could prevent Denis from moving on to whatever’s next. However, something is standing in his way. His twin brother Matt can’t let go of him, and as long as the living are holding on to his memory, Denis can’t rest in peace.

To uncover the truth about what happened that day five years before, Denis returns to his hometown and teams up with Matt. But visiting for too long has painful consequences for Denis, and Matt’s renewed interest in his brother’s passing is driving a wedge between his still-grieving parents. Can the two boys solve the mystery of Denis’s death without breaking apart the family he’s left behind? (synopsis by Amazon)

What Waits in the Water by Kieran Scott

In the follow up to Scott's well-received novel What Waits in the Woods, Hannah is excited to spend some time at her best friend Jacob's lake house this summer. A champion swimmer, Hannah is looking forward to doing daily laps and hanging out with Jacob sans parental supervision. The catch? Hannah's annoying new stepsister, Katie, is tagging along. Katie is wild and pretty and seems to have a thing for Jacob. Hannah's not jealous...or is she? To make matters worse, the town they're staying in is sort of creepy. And as Hannah gets to know some kids in the town, she learns there are all kinds of rumors swirling about the lake. Rumors about mysterious deaths and drownings. And monsters that may lurk below the deep. Hannah doesn't believe any of it, until she sees something horrific happen to a new friend in the lake. Did Hannah just witness a murder? Or was this a prank gone awry? And who can Hannah trust now? (synopsis by Scholastic)

Non-Fiction