100 Favorite Books

Alissa Lauzon, Head of Youth Services Llama, Llama Red Pajama Click, Clack Moo Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash The Lion and the Mouse There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Saint George and the Dragon Chicka Chicka Boom Boom No David! Smash! Crash! Interrupting […]

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11 Birthdays by Wendy Maas


j/Maa This is the story of Amanda and Leo that are born on the same day at the Willow Falls Birthing Center. Their parents meet in front of the nursery window. On their first birthday, due to a mistake, both families book the same birthday room. They end up celebrating their first birthday together. They […]

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No Talking by Andrew Clements

j/Fic/Clements No Talking is a delightful book with a humorous premise and sprightly, delightful characters. Dave Packer is a member of an infamous fifth grade class at Laketon Elementary School in New Jersey. His entire class has been unusually rowdy since their kindergarten days. They are known as the Unshushables by their harried teachers and […]

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Savvy by Ingrid Law

j/Law/Newbery, jPb/5-7 For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a savvy–a supernatural power they acquire at 13. As her big day approaches, Mibs excitedly anticipates what her particular magic might turn out to be, when the large and close-knot family receives the news that Poppa has been in a […]

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The Other Side of the Island by Allegra Goodman

j/Fic/Goodman Honor and her parents have arrived on island #365 as some sort of refugees from the far north, where contrary to what is being taught in the schools on the island, polar bears still exist, leaves change color according to season, and weather is unpredictable and out of control. Honor’s parents may be some […]

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