WPL Logo

WPL Logo

WPL Logo

subscribe


Liberty's civil rights road trip / Michael W. Waters ; illustrated by Nicole Tadgell.

Liberty's civil rights road trip /  Michael W. Waters ; illustrated by Nicole Tadgell.
Based on a real-life trip, Liberty and her friend Abdullah visit significant places from the civil rights movement, inspiring them to come together with others to create a better world--


You can be ABCs / words by Robert Samuel White II and Robert Samuel White III ; pictures by Robert Paul Jr.

You can be ABCs /  words by Robert Samuel White II and Robert Samuel White III ; pictures by Robert Paul Jr.
You can be an A--an architect, a B--a biochemist, a C--a computer software developer, and so much more! It's all about doing what you love and putting your heart into everything that you do. In this alphabet book of careers, the options run from A to Z! And six-year-old social media sensation Sam White and his dad, Bobby, want every kid out there to know that they can reach for the stars and make their dreams come true, whatever they want to become. Just don't be a Z--a zombie, and let the world pass you by.


Home is... / written by Hannah Barnaby ; illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon.

Home is... /  written by Hannah Barnaby ; illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon.
What makes a home home? Find out in this intriguing exploration of the places creatures call home. From mountain to sea, meadow to tree, small town to big city, people and animals make their homes all over the world. Some are forever while some change with the seasons, but all are just right for the creatures who live in them--


How to make a friend / by Stephen W. Martin ; illustrated by Olivia Aserr.

How to make a friend /  by Stephen W. Martin ; illustrated by Olivia Aserr.
A girl's efforts to build a robot friend go comically awry when the robot attempts world domination in this witty metaphor for the ups and downs of friendship.--Amazon.com.


Lunch every day / by Kathryn Otoshi.

Lunch every day /  by Kathryn Otoshi.
Based on the true story of a boy named Jimmy who takes another kid's lunch at school every day. But through the power of kindness he is transformed into a compassionate human being.--Provided by publisher.


Chaiwala! / written by Priti Birla Maheshwari ; illustrated by Ashley Barron.

Chaiwala! /  written by Priti Birla Maheshwari ; illustrated by Ashley Barron.
When their train makes a ten-minute stop at the station in Jaipur, a young girl and her mother hurry to get in line for a cup of chai. The girl orders two cups, and then delights in watching the chaiwala at work--grinding the spices, adding scoops of tea leaves and sugar to the bubbling, boiling milk, then cooling the chai by pouring it from high, back and forth, back and forth--the girl is mesmerized. With a biscuit and a rusk added to their order, mother and child find a spot in the crowded station to rest and enjoy the moment. And that first sip.... aaaahhh. Then it's time to wave goodbye to the chaiwala and hurry back to their train to continue their journey. - The experience of ordering a cup of tea is full of fun sights, sounds, and smells! - A warm, delicious story, rich with sensorial details and authentic experience. - The story was inspired by the author's childhood visits to India, and by the afternoon cup of chai shared daily with her parents. - Illustrator Ashley Barron's amazing paper collage art immerses readers in the colors, sights, scents and sounds of the action at the chaiwala's cart and the train station in Jaipur, India. The art reflects India's diverse population.--


Talent show trouble / by Kimberly & James Dean.

Talent show trouble /  by Kimberly & James Dean.
Pete the Cat's school is hosting a fun talent show! Pete knows just what to sign up for--playing the guitar. But when he writes his name on the list, he is surprised to see Grumpy Toad also signed up for the same talent.--


The world below the brine / Walt Whitman ; illustrated by James Christopher Carroll.

The world below the brine /  Walt Whitman ; illustrated by James Christopher Carroll.
Nineteenth-century poet Walt Whitman employs the language of his day to express a wonder about the world below the sea that is timeless--


Antonio's amazing gift / written by Naibe Reynoso ; illustrated by Juliette Oberndorfer.

Antonio's amazing gift /  written by Naibe Reynoso ; illustrated by Juliette Oberndorfer.
Inspired by characters and scenes from the film, this brightly illustrated picture book celebrates a love of animals, new friends, and the magical gifts of the Encanto--


My daddy can fly! / by Thomas Forster with Shari Siadat ; illustrated by Jami Gigot.

My daddy can fly! /  by Thomas Forster with Shari Siadat ; illustrated by Jami Gigot.
Ben's friends try to guess what his dad does for work, and after giving several hints, Ben reveals that his father is a ballet dancer. Includes author's note.


Little Monster / Rhiannon Fielding ; Chris Chatterton.

Little Monster /  Rhiannon Fielding ; Chris Chatterton.
Have you ever heard a monster with horns upon her head creeping down the creaky stairs ... instead of going to bed? A magical bedtime adventure for little monsters everywhere.--back cover.


Blueberry cake / by Sarah Dillard.

Blueberry cake /  by Sarah Dillard.
Little Bear LOVES blueberries, and while picking them for Mama so she can make his favorite blueberry cake, he eats them all and must find a way not to come home empty handed.


A crocodile in the family / words by Kitty Black ; illustrations by Daron Parton.

A crocodile in the family /  words by Kitty Black ; illustrations by Daron Parton.
A Crocodile in the Family is a heartwarming story about a family of birds who find a lone egg and take it home to care for it themselves. The egg eventually hatches and it isn't a baby bird inside--it's a baby crocodile! They raise their new baby crocodile as one of their own, while their community asks them why they keep him? It turns out the bird family's reason is simple...--Jacket flap.


Tabitha and Fritz trade places / written by Katie Frawley ; illustrated by Laurie Stansfield.

Tabitha and Fritz trade places /  written by Katie Frawley ; illustrated by Laurie Stansfield.
An elephant in the rainforest is looking for a birthday adventure, and a pampered city kitty is getting bored with her luxe life; when the two connect over Lair-BNB, they discover the joys of new places and of finding your way back home.


I will! : a book of promises / by Juana Medina.

I will! : a book of promises / by Juana Medina.
Bright and colorful, this picture book is filled with affirmations while building self-worth and improving communication skills for kids, and adults, of all ages.


Dinner on domingos / written by Alexandra Katona ; illustrated by Claudia Navarro.

Dinner on domingos /  written by Alexandra Katona ; illustrated by Claudia Navarro.
Warm memories wash over a first-generation Latinx American girl as she experiences a typical Sunday night dinner at her Abuelita's house. As Alejandra thinks about all the good times her family has had there, she decides that she wants to be brave and try speaking Spanish with Abuelita so that they can deepen their bond--Provided by publisher.


Where Thương keeps love / by Thu Buu ; illustrated by Bao Luu.

Where Thương keeps love /  by Thu Buu ; illustrated by Bao Luu.
Inspired by the different ways American and Vietnamese cultures think of love, this book follows a young Vietnamese American girl who asks her friends at school where they store love for their parents. She learns that love can be held throughout the whole body and that there is not just one expression of love--


¡Vamos! Let's cross the bridge / by Raúl the Third ; colors by Elaine Bay.

¡Vamos! Let's cross the bridge /  by Raúl the Third ; colors by Elaine Bay.
Little Lobo and Bernabé are bringing supplies to the big celebration in the country across the bridge -- but everyone else seems to be going, too! During the long delay, they see all kinds of people on the bridge for different reasons and speaking different languages, but when someone has a grumpy moment, they all come together to make the wait as good as can be.


The froggies do not want to sleep / Adam Gustavson.

The froggies do not want to sleep /  Adam Gustavson.
The froggies do not want to sleep and refuse to head to bed; they'd rather play their accordions, go for long drives in the country, or sing opera while shooting themselves out of cannons--


The rabbi and the painter / Shoshana Weiss ; illustrated by Jennifer Kirkham.

The rabbi and the painter /  Shoshana Weiss ; illustrated by Jennifer Kirkham.
A story of the unique friendship between the painter Tintoretto and Rabbi Leon of Modena in late 1500s Venice.


Soul food Sunday / written by Winsome Bingham ; illustrated by C. G. Esperanza.

Soul food Sunday /  written by Winsome Bingham ; illustrated by C. G. Esperanza.
Granny teaches her young grandson how to cook the family meal, in this celebration of food, traditions, and gathering together at the table. Includes recipe for baked macaroni and cheese.


Make your bed with Skipper the seal / Admiral William H. McRaven, ; illustrated by Howard McWilliam.

Make your bed with Skipper the seal /  Admiral William H. McRaven, ; illustrated by Howard McWilliam.
Skipper the seal heads to Navy SEAL training and learns ten life lessons (based on the precepts of Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World) from his instructors and with friends--


I want an apple : how my body works / by David L. Harrison ; illustrated by David Catrow.

I want an apple : how my body works / by David L. Harrison ; illustrated by David Catrow.
Legs, feet, arms, teeth, tongue, tummy . . . and long intestine too . . . all snap into action when a child decides she wants an apple--


Meet Newton Star! / adapted by Maggie Testa from the series PJ Masks.

Meet Newton Star! /  adapted by Maggie Testa from the series PJ Masks.
Newton Star spends his days studying in the library, but at night, he's off to outer space to study the universe! Will Newton Star be able to help the PJ Masks on their nighttime adventures to save the city?--


D is for drool : my monster alphabet / written by Amanda Noll & Shari Dash Greenspan ; illustrated by Howard McWilliam.

D is for drool : my monster alphabet / written by Amanda Noll & Shari Dash Greenspan ; illustrated by Howard McWilliam.
When Ethan can't sleep, he doesn't count sheep -- he says his ABCs. But in monster-loving Ethan's alphabet, A is for Arms, B is for Belly, C is for Claws, and D is for Drool! Kids will love pointing out the alphabetical attributes on the silly monsters that parade across Ethan's room -- like earlobes, noses, spikes, and wings -- and discovering where all of those monsters are headed. By the time Ethan gets to Y, he's Yawning. And by Z, kids will be ready to sleep as Ethan does, surrounded by the tails, tentacles, and drool sticking out from under his bed.


Seahorses are sold out / Katja Gehrmann and Constanze Spengler ; translated by Shelley Tanaka.

Seahorses are sold out /  Katja Gehrmann and Constanze Spengler ; translated by Shelley Tanaka.
Mika's father works from home and he's very busy! He can never find time for their trip to the lake. So Dad allows Mika to choose a pet from the store while he finishes his project - a quiet animal, like a mouse. But one pet leads to another...--Back cover.


Who wants a cheap rhinoceros? / by Shel Silverstein.

Who wants a cheap rhinoceros? /  by Shel Silverstein.
A hilarious look at the joys of having a rhinoceros as your friend, with Silverstein's signature humor and black-and-white artwork.


Off-limits / Helen Yoon.

Off-limits /  Helen Yoon.
Dad's office is off-limits--which only makes it more intriguing to his curious young daughter. As soon as she sees an opening, she sneaks in to have a look around. After all, there's no harm in just looking, right? What she discovers is a magical wonderland of sticky tape, paper clips that make glorious strands, and a kaleidoscopic array of sticky notes. Who could possibly resist playing with those? In a joyful ode to office supplies, Helen Yoon leads a celebration of just-for-once breaking the rules--and offers a final, funny nod to adults who harbor a similar urge.


The spectacular suit / written by Kat Patrick ; illustrated by Hayley Wells.

The spectacular suit /  written by Kat Patrick ; illustrated by Hayley Wells.
A buoyant and heartwarming celebration of individuality, identity, and dressing to suit yourself! It's almost Frankie's birthday and everything is ready - except for something to wear. All of her party dresses feel wrong. Her family tries to help, but it's no good. What Frankie longs for is a suit. A spectacular suit ... Can Frankie find the outfit of her dreams?--Publisher's description.


God's coming to visit! / Franz Hübner ; illustrated by Angela Glökler and Rea Grit Zielinski.

God's coming to visit! /  Franz Hübner ; illustrated by Angela Glökler and Rea Grit Zielinski.
Various animals prepare for God's visit only to discover that God was with them all along, loving them exactly as they are.


Ten in a hurry / Lo Cole.

Ten in a hurry /  Lo Cole.
A school of fish is consumed, one by one and color by color, until the littlest and last fish takes a dramatic stand.


Nobody likes unicorns / words, Karen Kilpatrick ; pictures, Germán Blanco.

Nobody likes unicorns /  words, Karen Kilpatrick ; pictures, Germán Blanco.
A llama provides six reasons that llamas are better than unicorns.


A home again / by Colleen Rowan Kosinski ; illustrated by Valeria Docampo.

A home again /  by Colleen Rowan Kosinski ; illustrated by Valeria Docampo.
After the last brick is laid, a family moves into a brand-new house. As the family grows, the house delights in the sound of laughter echoing in its halls and the pitter-patter of little feet traversing its floors and realizes it is no longer just a house. It has become a home-their home. One day, the family packs up, and with tears in their eyes, they say goodbye. The house doesn't know if it can ever be happy again until a special couple appears and it begins to feel a sliver of hope. Perhaps it can become a home once more ... Told from the perspective of a house, this story's heartfelt text and beautiful illustrations convey a warmth of feeling as two families change and grow at different times within the same four walls.


One, two, Grandma loves you / words by Shelly Becker ; pictures by Dan Yaccarino.

One, two, Grandma loves you /  words by Shelly Becker ; pictures by Dan Yaccarino.
In this rhyming picture book, a little girl and her grandmother count up to their next visit and then do all of their favorite things together.


Antonia : a journey to a new home / Dipacho.

Antonia : a journey to a new home / Dipacho.
This nearly wordless picture book tells a heartwarming and hopeful story of loss and new beginnings as a little girl and her dog, Antonia, journey with their family across a river to start a new life. Like so many people around the world facing difficult times, the little girl and her family in this eye-catching and emotionally satisfying picture book have had to leave their home. The girl has brought along her belongings and her friendly, curious dog, Antonia. While waiting for a boat to take them across a river, she plays with other children who've also brought pets --a duck and a bird. But on the other side of the river, Antonia goes missing in the brush. The girl is distraught, until a new friend releases his own pet bird from its cage in an extraordinary gesture of solidarity and freedom. With colorful, whimsical illustrations and an uplifting message of resilience, this US debut from a talented Colombian creator will leave readers with a full heart--Publisher's description.


Starboy : inspired by the life and lyrics of David Bowie / Jami Gigot.

Starboy : inspired by the life and lyrics of David Bowie / Jami Gigot.
A lonely boy feels like a stranger on his own planet until the day his radio bursts to life with the rhythm of stardust energy. Includes notes and facts about David Bowie's life.


A friend like you / by Frank Murphy and Charnaie Gordon ; illustrated by Kayla Harren.

A friend like you /  by Frank Murphy and Charnaie Gordon ; illustrated by Kayla Harren.
There's nothing in the world like a wonderful friend. Friends are there to laugh with you and ready with a hug when you need one. Adventure friends and study friends. There are forever friends and brand new friends. In this book, celebrate ALL the marvelous ways to be a friend!--


The girl in the gold dress / written by Christine Paik; illustrated by Jung Lin Park.

The girl in the gold dress /  written by Christine Paik; illustrated by Jung Lin Park.
10-year-old Hannah is facing a big performance for her school's talent show. The trouble is she's ashamed of her dress, the dance, even the music--they're too different, too Korean! What if everyone makes fun of her? Will Hannah be brave enough to perform, or will she run off stage like she did at rehearsal? First, she must learn about the gold dress she's wearing and its mysterious connection to her name and her family's past in Korea: starting with a desperate escape from war and a secret wish hidden for decades in an envelope. Can Hanna make that wish finally come true?--Back cover.


Wiggles, stomps, and squeezes calm my jitters down / Lindsey Rowe Parker ; illustrated by Rebecca Burgess.

Wiggles, stomps, and squeezes calm my jitters down /  Lindsey Rowe Parker ; illustrated by Rebecca Burgess.
The vibration in her feet when she runs, the tap-tap-tap of her fork on the table at mealtime, the trickle of cool water running over her hands -- these are the things that calm her jitters down. This book is for anyone who has ever felt the need for a wiggle, stomp, or squeeze!


The big bath house / written by Kyo Maclear ; illustrated by Gracey Zhang.

The big bath house /  written by Kyo Maclear ; illustrated by Gracey Zhang.
Soon after a young girl arrives in Japan, she, her grandmother, her aunties, and some cousins celebrate cultural traditions together while visiting a bath house.


Brilliant Bea / by Shaina Rudolph and Mary Vukadinovich ; illustrated by Fiona Lee.

Brilliant Bea /  by Shaina Rudolph and Mary Vukadinovich ; illustrated by Fiona Lee.
With help from Ms. Bloom and some new friends, Beatrice discovers that learning differently is not something to be afraid of, and that dyslexia does not define who she is.


Hope at sea : an adventure story / Daniel Miyares.

Hope at sea : an adventure story / Daniel Miyares.
Hope doesn't want to listen to her father's stories about his voyages at sea. SHe wants to be part of those stories! Now's her chance.... She will stow away on Papa's ship. But look! the wind has picked up, and the sky is darkening. Batten down the hatches! Could there be such a thing as an adventure that is too exciting? Join high-spirited Hope on a trip of alifetime in this exquisitely illustrated picture book that also captures the love between a father and child. --


Calvin / written by JR and Vanessa Ford ; illustrated by Kayla Harren.

Calvin /  written by JR and Vanessa Ford ; illustrated by Kayla Harren.
A transgender boy prepares for the first day of school and introduces himself to his family and friends for the first time--


Scribbly / Ged Adamson.

Scribbly /  Ged Adamson.
Maude moves to a new town and needs to make friends. With a scribble here, and a scribble there, and some imagination, she makes a scribbnificent new pal.


Dream Street / by Tricia Elam Walker ; collages by Ekua Holmes.

Dream Street /  by Tricia Elam Walker ; collages by Ekua Holmes.
Real-life cousins pay gorgeous homage to the street they grew up on and the loving community that made their childhood special--


Bluey : for real life : a story collection.

Bluey : for real life : a story collection.
Readers will love this collection of Bluey's greatest adventures, plus fun facts about everyone's favorite characters! It's the best of Bluey all in one book! This book includes Good Night, Fruit Bat; The Creek; Bob Bilby; and The Beach.


La Llorona can't scare me = La Llorona no me asusta / by/por Xavier Garza ; illustrations by/ilustraciones de Xavier Garza ; Spanish translation by/traducción Gabriela Baeza Ventura.

La Llorona can't scare me = La Llorona no me asusta / by/por Xavier Garza ; illustrations by/ilustraciones de Xavier Garza ; Spanish translation by/traducción Gabriela Baeza Ventura.
Little Damian is getting ready for bed, and the spooky monster called La Llorona is hollering up a storm outside his bedroom window. But he's not afraid. You can't scare me, silly Llorona, says Damian, 'and neither can your monster friends!' When evil-looking witch owls fly around his room and little green duendes, or goblins, make creepy noises under his bed, he's still not frightened. Not even a little bit. The Donkey Lady, a chupacabras and even some little devils parade through his room, but Damian still isn't afraid. A witch casting spells, a ghost rattling its chains, a cucuy with a burlap bag to catch him ... nada. None of them can terrify brave little Damian -- Amazon.


 

 

clock image
  • Mon - Thurs
    9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri
    9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat
    9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun
    1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Library Journal 5-Star Library
Family Favorites
Library Journal 5-Star Library
Family Favorites