Recommended Books

1. A Chair for My Mother, by Vera B. Williams

2. A Little Piece of Ground, by Elizabeth Laird

3. A Long Pitch Home, by Natalie Dias Lorenzi

4. As Fast As Words Could Fly, by Pamela M. Tuck

5. Baby Rattlesnake, by Te Ata

6. Ball Don’t Lie, by Matt de la Pena

7. Booked, by Kwame Alexander

8. Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909, by Michelle Markel

9. Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan, by Mary Williams

10. Calling the Water Drum, by LaTisha Redding

11. Colors of the Wind: The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza, by J.L. Powers

12. Dia De los Muertos, by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

13. Diego Rivera: His World and Ours, by Duncan Tonatiuh

14. Dream Keeper, by Langston Hughes

15. Each Kindness, by Jacqueline Woodson

16. Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, by Laurie Ann Thompson

17. Encounter, by Jane Yolen

18. Everyone Poops, by Taro Gomi

19. Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman’s Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights, by Mary Cronk Farrell

20. Finding the Music/En Pos de la Música, by Jennifer Torres

21. Ghost, by Jason Reynolds

22. Good Night Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown

23. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann

24. Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, by Carole Boston Weatherford

25. Grandfather’s Journey, by Allen Say

26. Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratney

27. Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods, by Sandra Boynton

28. Here I Am, by Patti Kim

29. Hokusai: The Man Who Painted a Mountain, by Deborah Kogan Ray

30. Hooway for Wodney Wat, by Helen Lester

31. How Are You Peeling? Foods with Moods, by Saxton Freymann

32. How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad? by Jane Yolen

33. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, by Nujood Ali with Dephine Mainoui

34. I’m New Here, by Anne Sibley O’Brien

35. Imagine Harry, by Kate Klise and M. Sara Klise

36. Inside Out and Back Again, by Thanhha Lai

37. It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw, by Don Tate

38. It's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel, by Jamie Lee Curtis

39. Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Pena

40. Life Doesn’t Frighten Me At All, by Maya Angelou

41. Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children, by Bryan Mellonie & Robert lngpen

42. Llama Llama Misses Mama, by Anna Dewdney

43. Llama Llama Red Pajama, by Anna Dewdney

44. Maddie’s Fridge, by Lois Brandt

45. Mali Under the Night Sky: A Lao Story of Home, by Youme Landowne

46. Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya, by Donna Jo Napoli

47. Mamá The Alien, by Rene Colato Lainez

48. Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse

49. Mama, I’ll Give You the World, by Roni Schotter

50. Marwan’s Journey, by Patricia de Arias

51. Mommy, Mama, and Me, by Leslea Newman

52. My Beautiful Birds, by Suzanne Del Rizzo

53. My Brother Charlie, by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete

54. My Many Colored Days, by Dr. Seuss

55. My Name is Bilal, by Asma Mobin-Uddin

56. My Name is Sangoel, by Karen Williams and Khadra Mohammed

57. My Rows and Piles of Coins, by Tololwa M. Mollel

58. Never Say a Mean Word Again, by Jacqueline Jules

59. New Shoes, by Susan Lynn Meyer

60. One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams Garcia

61. One Green Apple, by Eve Bunting

62. One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, by Miranda Paul

63. Operation Redwood, by S. Terrell French

64. Owl Babies, by Martin Waddell

65. Pancho Rabbit and Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale, by Duncan Tonatiuh

66. Parenting Through Crisis, by Barbara Coloroso

67. Pecan Pie Baby, by Jacqueline Woodson

68. Please, Baby, Please, by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee.

69. Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, by Javaka Steptoe

70. Return to Sender, by Julia Alverez

71. Salt in his Shoes, by Deloris Jordan

72. Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light, by Tim Tingle

73. Sam and the Lucky Money, by Karen Chinn

74. Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story, by Paula Yoo

75. Sometimes I'm Bombaloo, by Rachel Vail

76. Sophie, by Mem Fox

77. Stella by Starlight, by Sharon M. Draper

78. Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence, by John Duggleby

79. Sumi’s First Day of School Ever, by Soyung Pak

80. Sylvia & Aki, by Winifred Conkling

81. Symphony of Whales, by Steve Schuch

82. Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born, by Jamie Lee Curtis

83. The Absolutely True Story of a Part time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

84. The Best Eid Ever, by Asma Mobin-Uddin

85. The Breadwinner Trilogy, by Deborah Ellis

86. The Can Man, by Laura E. Williams

87. The Colors of Us, by Karen Katz

88. The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander

89. The Day War Came, by Nicola Davies

90. The Family Book, by Todd Parr

91. The Girl with a Brave Heart, by Rita Jahanforuz and Riotah

92. The Grouchy Ladybug, by Eric Carle

93. The Journey, by Francesca Sanna

94. The Librarian of Basra: A True Story of Iraq, by Jeanette Winter

95. The Little Tree, by Muon Van

96. The Magic Horse of Han Gan, by Chen Jiang Hong

97. The Name Jar, by Yangsook Choi

98. The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! by Mo Willems

99. The Playbook, by Kwame Alexander

100. The Red Bicycle, by Jude Isabella

101. The Red Pencil, by Andrea Davis Pinkney

102. The Runaway Bunny, by Margaret Wise Brown

103. The Very Quiet Cricket, by Eric Carle

104. The Way I Feel, by Janan Cain

105. There Are Monsters Everywhere, by Mercer Mayer

106. There's a Nightmare in My Closet, by Mercer Mayer

107. There's an Alligator Under My Bed, by Mercer Mayer

108. Thunder Boy Jr., by Sherman Alexie

109. Time for Bed, by Mem Fox

110. Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods that Make My Day, by Jamie Lee Curtis

111. Tough Boris, by Mem Fox

112. Trash Artist: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art, by J. H. Shapiro

113. Twenty-Two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank, by Paula Yoo

114. Viva Frida, by Yuyi Morales

115. Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, by Carole Boston Weatherford

116. When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry, by Molly Bang

117. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak

118. Where Will I Live? by Rosemary McCarney

119. Writing my Wrongs, by Shaka Senghor

120. Yesterday I Had the Blues, by Jeron Ashford Frame

121. You Don’t Even Know Me Stories and Poems about Boys, by Sharon Flake


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