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2013 Notable Children's Books for Younger Readers     View List as Printable PDF

Recommended by the Association for Library Services to Children

And then it's spring

And then it's spring
by Fogliano, Julie
JEASY FOG
Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.

Black dog

Black dog
by Pinfold, Levi
JEASY PIN
"When a huge black dog appears outside the Hope family home, each member of the household sees it and hides. Only Small, the youngest Hope, has the courage to face the black dog, who might not be as frightening as everyone else thinks"-- Provided by publisher.

Charley's first night

Charley's first night
by Hest, Amy
JEASY HES
A little boy spending his first night with his new puppy promises to be responsible, but then decides to change the whimpering puppy's sleeping place.

Creepy carrots!

Creepy carrots!
by Reynolds, Aaron
JEASY REY
The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.

Demolition

Demolition
by Sutton, Sally
JEASY SUT
Illustrations and rhyming text show the enormous and powerful machines that are used to demolish a building so that a playground can be built.

Dogs on duty : soldiers' best friends on the battlefield and beyond

Dogs on duty : soldiers' best friends on the battlefield and beyond
by Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw
J 355.424 PAT
Documents the contributions of specially trained military dogs, profiling noteworthy canine heroes while covering such topics as how they are trained and what happens to them when they retire.

Dreaming up : a celebration of building

Dreaming up : a celebration of building
by Hale, Christy
JEASY HAL
"A collection of concrete poetry, illustrations, and photographs that shows how young children's constructions, created as they play, are reflected in notable works of architecture from around the world. Includes biographies of the architects, quotations, and sources"--Provided by publisher.

Extra Yarn

Extra Yarn
by Barnett, Mac
JEASY BAR
With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.

Golden domes and silver lanterns : a Muslim book of colors

Golden domes and silver lanterns : a Muslim book of colors
by Khan, Hena
JEASY KHA
In simple rhyming text a young Muslim girl and her family guide the reader through the traditions and colors of Islam.

Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs

Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs
by Willems, Mo
JEASY WIL
Presents the wacky story of three dinosaurs, including a visitor from Norway, who insist that they have not tidied up their home and prepared yummy pudding to trap a tasty little girl.

Green

Green
by Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
JEASY SEE
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green.

Hippopposites

Hippopposites
by Coat, Janik
JEASY COA
Simple text on board pages describes opposite aspects of a hippopotamus.

Infinity and me

Infinity and me
by Hosford, Kate
JEASY HOS
After the sight of a night sky filled with stars makes eight-year-old Uma feel very small, she asks people how they think about infinity and gets a variety of answers before realizing the comfort in knowing that some things go on forever.

Just Ducks!

Just Ducks!
by Davies, Nicola
JEASY DAV
On her way to school, a young girl spots mallard ducks in the river and enthusiastically describes their appearance, habits, and behavior. Interspersed throughout the pages are facts about ducks.

Let's go for a drive!

Let's go for a drive!
by Willems, Mo
JEASY WIL
Elephant Gerald and Piggie want to go for a drive, but as Gerald thinks of one thing after another that they will have to take along, they come to realize that they lack the most important thing of all.

Machines go to work in the city

Machines go to work in the city
by Low, William
J 621.8 LOW
This book provides illustrations and fold-out pictures of machines that are used in a city.

Magritte's marvelous hat

Magritte's marvelous hat
by Johnson, D. B.
JEASY JOH
When painter Magritte, depicted as a well-dressed, floppy-eared dog, buys a playful--and mysterious--hat, his painting enjoys a burst of creativity. Inspired by the art of French surrealist painter René Magritte.

Martín de Porres : the rose in the desert

Martín de Porres : the rose in the desert
by Schmidt, Gary D.
J 282.092 SCH
The story of Saint Martin de Porres--an endearing tale of perseverance, faith, and triumph over racial and economic prejudice.

More

More
by Springman, I. C.
JEASY SPR
A team of well-intentioned mice saves a friend from hoarding too much stuff.

Nighttime Ninja

Nighttime Ninja
by DaCosta, Barbara
JEASY DAC
"Late at night, when all is quiet and everyone is asleep, a ninja creeps silently through the house in search of treasure."-- Provided by publisher.

Oh, no!

Oh, no!
by Fleming, Candace
JEASY FLE
A series of animals falls into a deep hole, only to be saved at last by a very large rescuer.

One cool friend

One cool friend
by Buzzeo, Toni
JEASY BUZ
Elliot, a very proper young man, feels a kinship with the penguins at the aquarium and wants to take one home with him.

One special day

One special day
by Schaefer, Lola M.
JEASY SCH
An energetic and imaginative boy becomes a big brother.

Penny and her doll

Penny and her doll
by Henkes, Kevin
JEASY HEN
Penny instantly loves the doll her grandmother sends her, but finding the perfect name for her is a challenge.

Pete the cat and his four groovy buttons

Pete the cat and his four groovy buttons
by Litwin, Eric
JEASY LIT
Pete the cat loves the buttons on his shirt so much that he makes up a song about them, and even as the buttons pop off, one by one, he still finds a reason to sing.

Rabbit and Robot: the sleepover

Rabbit and Robot: the sleepover
by Bell, Cece
JEASY BEL
Rabbit is excited about the sleepover he has carefully planned for his friend Robot, but Robot has some different ideas about how things should go.

Sleep like a tiger

Sleep like a tiger
by Logue, Mary
JEASY LOG
At bedtime a young girl asks "Does everything in the world go to sleep?"

This is not my hat

This is not my hat
by Klassen, J.
JEASY KLA
A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene.

This moose belongs to me

This moose belongs to me
by Jeffers, Oliver
JEASY JEF
A young boy learns that moose do not always follow the rules of proper pet behavior.

Up, tall and high

Up, tall and high
by Long, Ethan
JEASY LON
Through illustrations and simple text, birds demonstrate the meanings of the words up, tall, and high.

Z is for moose

Z is for moose
by Bingham, Kelly L.
JEASY BIN
Moose, terribly eager to play his part in the alphabet book his friend Zebra is putting together, then awfully disappointed when his letter passes, behaves rather badly until Zebra finds a spot for him.