The very best books for kids from 1922 to the present.

2019

Merci Suárez Changes Gears

by Medina, Meg
Call Number: x

Winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal, this is the coming of age story of Merci Suarez, sixth grader. Things are complicated at school because she's a scholarship kid, and she's now the target of a school mate's jealousy. At home, her beloved grandfather Lolo has begun to forget things and isn't acting like himself. Merci navigates these significant events in her life with humor and spirit.

 
2018

Hello, Universe

by Kelly, Erin Entrada,
Call Number: x

Grades 4 - 7

Virgilio is small and shy and dealing with a bully named Chet, plus a major crush on a girl named Valencia, who is smart but lonely, because her former friends can’t handle the fact that she’s deaf.  Katori is convinced that she’s a psychic, and wants to use her powers for good; her little sister Gen also likes to excel at things, and assists Katori in her fledgling fortune-telling business.  Chet tosses Virgilio’s backpack down a dry well and Virgilio goes after it to save his guinea pig Gulliver.  Will Valencia, Katori and Gen be able to find him?  A diverse cast, a tense situation, and a little magic add up to an irresistible read.
 
2017

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

by Barnhill, Kelly Regan
Call Number: x
2016

Last Stop on Market Street

by de la Pena, Matt
Call Number: xz
2015

The Crossover

by Alexander, Kwame
Call Number: x

(Gr. 4-6)  Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.  

2013

The one and only Ivan

by Applegate, Katherine,
Call Number: x Ed.b
2012

Dead End in Norvelt

by Gantos, Jack.
Call Number: x
2011

Moon over Manifest

by Vanderpool, Clare.
Call Number: x
2010

When you reach me

by Stead, Rebecca.
Call Number: x
2009

The Graveyard Book

by Gaiman, Neil.
Call Number:

Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

2008

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village

by Schlitz, Laura Amy.
Call Number: x 815 S344
2007

The higher power of Lucky

by Patron, Susan.
Call Number: x

Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble determines to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life.

2006

Criss Cross

by Perkins, Lynne Rae.
Call Number:
2005

Kira-Kira

by Kadohata, Cynthia
Call Number: x
2003

Crispin: The Cross of Lead

by Avi, 1937-
Call Number: x
2002

A Single Shard

by Park, Linda Sue.
Call Number: x
2001

A Year Down Yonder

by Peck, Richard, 1934-2018.
Call Number: x
2000

Bud, Not Buddy

by Curtis, Christopher Paul.
Call Number: x

Gr. 4 and up. 10-year-old Bud escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of a man he believes is his father, renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway. Winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal.

1999

Holes

by Sachar, Louis, 1954-
Call Number: x Ed.b
1998

Out of the Dust

by Hesse, Karen.
Call Number: x
1997

The view from Saturday

by Konigsburg, E. L.
Call Number: x
1996

The Midwife's Apprentice

by Cushman, Karen.
Call Number: x Ed.a
1995

Walk two moons

by Creech, Sharon.
Call Number: x
1994

The giver

by Lowry, Lois.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1993

Missing May

by Rylant, Cynthia.
Call Number: x
1992

Shiloh

by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.
Call Number: x
1991

Maniac Magee: A Novel

by Spinelli, Jerry.
Call Number: x
1990

Number the Stars

by Lowry, Lois.
Call Number: x
1989

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

by Fleischman, Paul.
Call Number: x 811 F596-1 1992
1988

Lincoln: A Photobiography

by Freedman, Russell, 1929-2018.
Call Number: x 92 L736Fre
1987

The Whipping Boy

by Fleischman, Sid, 1920-2010.
Call Number: x
1986

Sarah, Plain and Tall

by MacLachlan, Patricia.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1985

The Hero and the Crown

by McKinley, Robin.
Call Number: xy
1984

Dear Mr. Henshaw

by Cleary, Beverly.
Call Number: x

In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.

1983

Dicey's Song

by Voigt, Cynthia.
Call Number: x Ed.a
1981

Jacob Have I Loved

by Paterson, Katherine.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1979

The Westing Game

by Raskin, Ellen.
Call Number: x M Ed.c
1978

Bridge to Terabithia

by Paterson, Katherine.
Call Number: x
1977

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

by Taylor, Mildred D.
Call Number: x Ed.c
1976

The Grey King

by Cooper, Susan, 1935-
Call Number: xy Ed.c
1975

M.C. Higgins, the Great

by Hamilton, Virginia.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1974

The Slave Dancer

by Fox, Paula.
Call Number: x Ed.a
1973

Julie of the Wolves

by George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012.
Call Number: x Ed.a
1972

Mrs. Frisby and the rats of Nimh

by O'Brien, Robert C.
Call Number: xy
1971

The Summer of the Swans

by Byars, Betsy Cromer.
Call Number: x Ed.a
1970

Sounder

by Armstrong, William H. (William Howard), 1914-1999.
Call Number: x Ed.c
1969

The High King

by Alexander, Lloyd.
Call Number: xy Ed.b
1967

Up a Road Slowly

by Hunt, Irene.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1966

I, Juan de Pareja

by Trevino, Elizabeth Borton de, 1904-2001.
Call Number: x Ed.a
1965

Shadow of a Bull

by Wojciechowska, Maia, 1927-2002.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1964

It's Like This, Cat

by Neville, Emily, 1919-1997.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1963

A Wrinkle in Time

by L'Engle, Madeleine.
Call Number: xy Ed.a
1962

The Bronze Bow

by Speare, Elizabeth George.
Call Number:
1961

Island of the Blue Dolphins

by O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989.
Call Number: x Ed.c

Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

1960

Onion John

by Krumgold, Joseph, 1908-1980.
Call Number: x Ed.a
1959

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

by Speare, Elizabeth George.
Call Number: x Ed.c
1958

Rifles for Watie

by Keith, Harold, 1903-1998.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1957

Miracles on Maple Hill Virginia Eggertsen Sorensen

by Sorensen, Virginia, 1912-1991.
Call Number: CD x
1956

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

by Latham, Jean Lee.
Call Number: x 92 B785La
1955

The Wheel on the School

by De Jong, Meindert, 1906-1991.
Call Number: x Ed.a
1954

... And Now Miguel

by Krumgold, Joseph, 1908-1980.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1953

Secret of the Andes

by Clark, Ann Nolan, 1896-1995.
Call Number: x Ed.a
1952

Ginger Pye

by Estes, Eleanor, 1906-1988.
Call Number: x
1951

Amos Fortune: Free Man

by Yates, Elizabeth, 1905-2001.
Call Number: x 92 F745Ya
1950

The Door in the Wall

by De Angeli, Marguerite, 1889-1987.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1949

King of the Wind

by Henry, Marguerite, 1902-1997.
Call Number: x Ed.c
1948

The Twenty-One Balloons

by Pene du Bois, William, 1916-1993.
Call Number: xy
1947

Miss Hickory

by Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin, 1875-1961.
Call Number: xy
1946

Strawberry Girl

by Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.
Call Number: x Ed.a
1945

Rabbit Hill

by Lawson, Robert, 1892-1957.
Call Number: xy
1944

Johnny Tremain

by Forbes, Esther.
Call Number: x Ed.d
1943

Adam of the Road

by Vining, Elizabeth Gray, 1902-1999.
Call Number: x
1942

The Matchlock Gun

by Edmonds, Walter D. (Walter Dumaux), 1903-1998.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1941

Call it Courage

by Sperry, Armstrong, 1897-1976.
Call Number: x 398 S7494 1990
1940

Daniel Boone

by Daugherty, James Henry, 1889-1974.
Call Number: x 92 B72Da
1939

Thimble Summer

by Enright, Elizabeth, 1909-1968.
Call Number: x Ed.a
1938

The White Stag

by Seredy, Kate.
Call Number: x 398 S483 1979
1937

Roller Skates

by Sawyer, Ruth, 1880-1970.
Call Number: x Ed.a
1936

Caddie Woodlawn

by Brink, Carol Ryrie, 1895-1981.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1935

Dobry

by Shannon, Monica.
Call Number: x
1934

Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women

by Meigs, Cornelia, 1884-1973.
Call Number: x 92 A355Me 1968
1933

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

by Lewis, Elizabeth Foreman, 1892-1958.
Call Number: x Ed.c
1932

Waterless Mountain

by Armer, Laura Adams, 1874-1963.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1931

The Cat Who Went to Heaven

by Coatsworth, Elizabeth, 1893-1986.
Call Number: xy Ed.b
1929

The Trumpeter of Krakow

by Kelly, Eric P. (Eric Philbrook), 1884-1960.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1928

Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon

by Mukerji, Dhan Gopal, 1890-1936.
Call Number: x Ed.a
1927

Smoky, the Cowhorse

by James, Will, 1892-1942.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1926

Shen of the Sea: Chinese Stories for Children

by Chrisman, Arthur Bowie, 1889-1953.
Call Number: x Ed.b
1925

Tales from Silver Lands

by Finger, Charles Joseph, 1869-1941.
Call Number: x 398 F497
1924

The Dark Frigate

by Hawes, Charles Boardman, 1889-1923.
Call Number: Ed.a
1923

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

by Lofting, Hugh, 1886-1947.
Call Number: xy Ed.b
1922

The Story of Mankind

by Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944.
Call Number: 901 V261-1 2014