"Enriching Minds, Energizing Lives!"

BYOD- Bring Your Own Device NEW HOURS

BYOD- Bring Your Own Device
Did you get that new kindle, iPad or other electronic device as a holiday gift this year.
Stop by the library
Saturday, January 4th from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Our Teen Advisory Council will be here to show you how to use these devices to download our many audio books, eBooks, and access other services.

REMINDER: Holiday Closure


The library will be closed Tuesday the 24th and Wednesday the 2th. The library will be open Thursday the 26th and Saturday the 28th.

BEEHIVE BOOK AWARD 2014 NOMINEES

Check out any of these Beehive Book Award nominees from our library and then VOTE for your favorites!!!

Click on the link below to print out a list of nominees. Come in to the library to cast your votes. Voting is open until March 31st, 2014.

http://www.clau.org/beehive-book-award-voting-2014.html

Beginning JANUARY 2nd, 2014

More OPEN hours!!!
 
Monday thru Thursday
10:30a.m.-7:00p.m.
 
Saturday
10:30a.m.-2:30a.m.
 
Sunday and Friday
CLOSED
The library's open hours are expanding in January.  These hours will be Monday-Thursday from 10:30 AM-7:00 PM and Saturday from 10:30 AM- 2:30 PM.
This means, that we need more volunteers.! We need volunteers who can devote a couple of hours at a consistent time each week on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10:30 AM-3:00 PM and Saturdays from 12:30-2:30. If you or someone you know are able to help during any of these times, please come by the library and fill out a volunteer application.
 
Thank you for your consideration!

SCHEDULE CHANGE: WIGGLE WORMS




To help accommodate nap schedules, Wiggle Worms times have changed to 10:00 and 10:30 a.m. Wiggle Worms, story time designed for up to 2 year olds, will continue to be held at the library on Wednesdays.


*NOTE* TIME HAVE CHANGED (AGAIN) TO 10:30 and 11:30AM on Wednesdays. Thank you for your patience as we're getting adjusted to the newly expanded hours!
 
Photo: Give the Gift of Reading….

This holiday season the library is collecting many of the classic books which are assigned to high school and junior high students as required reading. These books were not originally donated to the library. We have a tree of books in the library that contains our wish list. Stop by the library and pick one up. You can purchase them through Amazon, donate a used copy you have on your shelf at home, or give the library the money to purchase the book.  (Hardback books are preferable as they last the longest). These snowflakes list items from glue sticks and crayon to To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee.  Below is a list of some of the titles that we are looking for...

 Title                              Author      Price through Amazon
 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald $20.00
 The Catcher in the Rye  J.D. Salinger $15.00
 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck         $20.00
 Ulysses                         James Joyce $18.00
 Beloved                      Toni Morrison $18.00
 1984                             George Orwell $16.00
 Of Mice and Men              John Steinbeck $18.00
 Catch-22                       Joseph Heller $20.00
 Brave new World       Aldous Huxley $18.00
 Animal Farm              George Orwell $14.00
 The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway $20.00
 A Farewell to Arms Earnest Hemingway $20.00
 Their Eyes Were Watching God 
                                       Zoara Neal Hurston $20.00
 Invisible Man                  Ralph Ellison $14.00
 Song of Solomon        Toni Morrison $18.00
 Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell $17.00
 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey $17.00
 The Call of the Wild        Jack London $10.00
 Go Tell it on the Mountain James Baldwin $25.00
 The Jungle                    Upton Sinclair $27.00
 A Clockwork Orange    Anthony Brugess $18.00
 The Awakening                Kate Chopin $17.00
 The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner  $17.00
 An American Tragedy  Theodore Dreiser       $33.00
 The Good Solider Ford Madox Ford         $20.00
 A Handful of Dust   Evelyn Waugh          $22.00
 Mainstreet                      Sinclair Lewis  $15.00
 Ragtime                    E.L. Doctorow         $17.00
 Out of Dust           Karen Hesse            $16.00
 The Worst Hard Time Timothy Egan            $22.00
 All Quiet on the Western Front 
                                 Erich Maria Remarque $18.00
 Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson $6.00
 White Fang                Jack London       $13.00
 To Kill a Mockingbird          Harper Lee $15.00
 Gulliver’s Travels           Jonathan Swift $14.00
 Crayons 
 Construction Paper 
 Circuit- as a Donation 
 Child Size Scissors 
 Glue sticks 
 The Higher Power of Lucky     Susan Patron   $13.00
 A Single Shard                   Linda Park   $13.00
 Lincoln: A Photo-biography  Russell Freedman $17.00
 The End Games                   Michael Martin   $15.00
 JFK                                    Jonah Winter    $13.00
 Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song 
                                                 Andrea Pinkney   $15.00
 Journey                           Aaron Becker   $11.00
 Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Mideval Village                                          Laura Schlitz   $16.00
 Count the Monkeys          Mac Barnett   $13.00
 The Cat with Seven Names Tony Johnston   $12.00
 Amelia Bedelia’s First Library Card 
                                              Herman Parish   $14.00
 Library Mouse: Home Sweet Home 
                                                  Daniel Kirk   $14.00
 Bugs in my Hair             David Shannon   $13.00
 Mr. Tiger Goes Wild          Peter Brown   $13.00
 Locomotive                  Brian Floca   $14.00
 Great Trouble          Deborah Hopkinson   $14.00
 Fallout                       Todd Strasser   $14.00
 That is not a good idea Mo Willems   $15.00
 Odd Duck                     Cecil Castellucci   $12.00
 Little Red Writing Hood Joan Holub    $14.00
 Hold Fast                         Blue Balliett   $14.00
 Doll Bones                           Holly Black   $12.00
This holiday season the library is collecting many of the classic books which are assigned to high school and junior high students as required reading. These books were not originally donated to the library. We h...ave a tree of books in the library that contains our wish list. Stop by the library and pick one up. You can purchase them through Amazon, donate a used copy you have on your shelf at home, or give the library the money to purchase the book. (Hardback books are preferable as they last the longest). These snowflakes list items from glue sticks and crayon to To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee. Below is a list of some of the titles that we are looking for...

Title Author Price through Amazon
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald $20.00
The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger $15.00
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck $20.00


Ulysses James Joyce $18.00
Beloved Toni Morrison $18.00
1984 George Orwell $16.00
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck $18.00
Catch-22 Joseph Heller $20.00
Brave new World Aldous Huxley $18.00
Animal Farm George Orwell $14.00
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway $20.00
A Farewell to Arms Earnest Hemingway $20.00
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zoara Neal Hurston $20.00
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison $14.00
Song of Solomon Toni Morrison $18.00
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell $17.00
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey $17.00
The Call of the Wild Jack London $10.00
Go Tell it on the Mountain James Baldwin $25.00
The Jungle Upton Sinclair $27.00
A Clockwork Orange Anthony Brugess $18.00
The Awakening Kate Chopin $17.00
The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner $17.00
An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser $33.00
The Good Solider Ford Madox Ford $20.00
A Handful of Dust Evelyn Waugh $22.00
Mainstreet Sinclair Lewis $15.00

Ragtime E.L. Doctorow $17.00
Out of Dust Karen Hesse $16.00
The Worst Hard Time Timothy Egan $22.00
All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque $18.00
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson $6.00
White Fang Jack London $13.00
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee $15.00
Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift $14.00
Crayons
Construction Paper
Circuit- as a Donation
Child Size Scissors
Glue sticks
The Higher Power of Lucky Susan Patron $13.00
A Single Shard Linda Park $13.00
Lincoln: A Photo-biography Russell Freedman $17.00
The End Games Michael Martin $15.00
JFK Jonah Winter $13.00
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
Andrea Pinkney $15.00
Journey Aaron Becker $11.00

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Mideval Village Laura Schlitz $16.00
Count the Monkeys Mac Barnett $13.00
The Cat with Seven Names Tony Johnston $12.00
Amelia Bedelia’s First Library Card
Herman Parish $14.00
Library Mouse: Home Sweet Home
Daniel Kirk $14.00
Bugs in my Hair David Shannon $13.00
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild Peter Brown $13.00
Locomotive Brian Floca $14.00
Great Trouble Deborah Hopkinson $14.00
Fallout Todd Strasser $14.00
That is not a good idea Mo Willems $15.00
Odd Duck Cecil Castellucci $12.00
Little Red Writing Hood Joan Holub $14.00
Hold Fast Blue Balliett $14.00
Doll Bones Holly Black $12.00

Irregular and Holiday Closure

The Library will be closing at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, December 10th. We will resume our regular business hours on December 11th.


Holiday closures on Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th. We will resume our regularly scheduled open hours on Thursday, December 26th.

Book Sale

Photo: Friends of the Library Book Sale held in the basement at the Bank of American Fork.

The sale is being held on Thursday Dec 5th, 9 am—4 pm, Friday Dec 6th, 9 am—4 pm, Saturday Dec 7th, 9 am—12 pm
 Thousands of books – prices are listed below.
$.25 for paperback/children’s 
$.50 for hard back 
$.10 Bargain Books
$4.00 Grab Bags
Fill a library tote with all it will hold for $15.00 (includes the tote).

BYOD- CHANGE of HOURS




BYOD- Bring Your Own Device
Did you get that new kindle, iPad or other electronic device as a holiday gift this year.
 Stop by the library
Saturday, January 4th from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
 
Our Teen Advisory Council will be here to show you how to use these devices to download our many audio books, eBooks, and access other services.

Holiday Party

 Monday, December 23rdCome in for crafts, special stories, and more. We’ll be open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and have tons of family friendly activities planned.  Special Story times at 12:00 and 1:00 PM.

Family Ornament Night

  December 17th from 3:00 PM-7:00 PM.
 
Stop by the library for this crafting activity. Make and take ornaments, these will make great gifts for grandparents, aunts and uncles or just someone special.

Story Hour


 


Story Hours are held in the City Council Chambers (upstairs)
 on Tuesdays at 10:00 and 10:45 AM.
 
We look forward to seeing you then.
 
 The library is open immediately after story hour for families who attend the program.
 
This program is possible because of dedicated volunteers. Let us know if you’re able to volunteer some time at home with the preparation of crafts for this program or others.

Wiggle Worms

 


Due to the success of Wiggle Worms and patron request, the library has added an additional program. Wiggle Worms is developed for children between 1-2 years old. It’s an interactive program for children and parents on Wednesday’s at 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM. The program is limited to 10 registered participants. Please call us at (801) 766-6513 or come into the library to sign up. As the program grows we will be adding additional times to register.

SERVICES

 
Did you know that our library staff is specially trained in helping provide assistance in researching? In addition to being able to find books on the library shelf, we can help you look into electronic resources provided by trustworthy sites and articles written for professional publications. Having this information available to you is one thing, knowing how to use it to write papers for school is another. Come into the library any time to learn some tips and tricks about using the online databases for current medical, scientific and technological trends.

Parents are you struggling with teaching your child how to do their own research for a big school project. We can help with that to. We can take the time to show your child resources that are available online through pioneer that are written specifically for their current grade level, materials range from Preschool to College.
Chemistry night is THIS Saturday at 7:00 PM in the Vista Heights Auditorium. This is a FREE event open to anyone. Please SHARE this information with your friends.


Come check out our new Literacy Center Collection. Purchased for you by the Literacy Center and available to check out through the library. These materials include a books for parents teaching their children how to read, the BOB books, and other phonics collections.

WIGGLE WORMS


 

WIGGLE WORMS at the SARATOGA SPRINGS LIBRARY

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Story time for young’ns
(pre-pre-school)
WEDNESDAYS 10:00 AND 11:30
In the Library
Space is limited. Call 801-766-6513 to reserve a spot for your wiggle worm.

Because of all of your support and  increased patronage at the library

 

DVDs and blu-ray discs Check out

for one week

beginning sept. 1st

 

thank you!!



Saturday, September 14th
 
7:00 PM
 
NEPTUNE PARK
 
UofU's Astronomy Outreach
 
See the Moon's mountains and craters up close through several
GREAT TELESCOPES, 3" to 14".
 
Learn about the moon and its history from LOCAL ASTRONOMERS.
 
 ENJOY ACTIVITIES for all ages- lunar rover, moon crater maker, paper rockets, space puzzles, and more.
 
SNACKS AND DRINKS PROVIDED.
 
Two Camels - Taken at Chester Zoo
Seeing DOUBLE?? The library has recently acquired a copy machine! Black and White copies are NOW available for just $0.10 per copy.


It’s  
 
for Story Time      

 

Tuesdays

10:00 & 10:45 am

Beginning Sept. 3rd

 

SS City Council Chambers

NEW PICTURE BOOKS-to-SSLibrary

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"The time has come for Red Fox to have his own canoe. He decides that it must be from the largest tree he can find. But when the canoe is finished, and he begins picking up hitchhikers, he learns that more is not always better! "-Amazon Review 9/9 5 star reviews
 Come see our new early readers!

NEW adult fiction BOOKS (graciously donated)

"Rachel Ann Nunes learned to read when she was four, beginning a lifetime fascination with the written word. She avidly devoured books then and still reads everything she can lay hands on, from children's stories to science articles. She began writing in the seventh grade and is now the author of over forty published books, including the popular Autumn Rain series and the picture book Daughter of a King. Her most recent novels are Line of Fire (An Autumn Rain Novel) and Before I say Goodbye (winner of the Whitney Award in general fiction for 2011).

Rachel and her husband, TJ, are the parents of three boys and four girls. Rachel loves camping with her family, traveling and meeting new people, and, of course, writing. As a stay-at-home mother of seven, it isn't easy to find time to write, but she will trade washing dishes or weeding the garden for an hour at the computer any day! Her only rule about writing is to never eat chocolate at the computer. "Since I love chocolate and writing," she jokes, "my family might never see me again." Rachel writes Monday through Friday in a home office, often with a child on her lap. She takes frequent breaks from writing to build Lego towers, practice reading, or go swimming with the kids."

Rachel also writes under the names Teyla Branton and Rachel Branton. For more information or to join her e-mailing list, visit http://www.RachelAnnNunes.com.

Volunteer Oportunity


We are currently seeking for volunteers to work at the library.

If you love books, people, and the library we may be the perfect fit!

 Ask for an application at the circulation counter during our open hours.

STORY TIME resumes SEPTEMBER 3RD

children reading a book
Thank you for all of your support this Summer! The Summer Reading Program was a great success.

The Library will NOT be having Story Time for the remainder of the month of AUGUST.

Story Times will be Tuesdays at 10:00a.m. and 10:45a.m.
 in the Saratoga Springs City Council Chambers beginning September 3rd.

SCHEDULED CLOSURE


Library will be CLOSED

Monday the 19th

& Tuesday the 20th

for computer maintenance.
 

We apologize for
any inconvenience.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15th, 3:00-5:00p.m.

OPEN HOUSE


Sue Alexander will be at the Saratoga Springs Library from 3:00 to 5:00. Mayor Mia Love and City Manager Mark Christensen will be speaking around 4:00 P.M.  Come by the Saratoga Springs City Library to honor Sue Alexander and all of her efforts on the behalf of the library. For several years she poured her heart, soul, and time into creating this community library. Now it’s our time to thank her for her miraculous accomplishments.

 Books clip art

CLOSING PARTY for SUMMER READING


Now that you’ve
DUG into READING,

let’s celebrate!

Tues, August 6th

  10:00-11:00 a.m.

At Neptune Park

Prizes will be given out to registered particiapants.

ALL are welcome to party!

Author Visit TODAY July 18th 7-8pm

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Author Teri Harman visits Saratoga Springs Library Thursday, July 18th

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING!

“In “Blood Moon,” the first installment in The Moonlight Trilogy, local author Teri Harman has set up a whirlwind plot with a magical, flying fireball war zone.” Deseret News Book Review CLICK HERE for full review.
*
“If you are looking for a typical paranormal, Blood Moon is not for you. Engrossing, unexpected, enchanting. I loved the characters and how true the story stayed to actual history. This is a series I will put at the top of my must read list.” J. Scott Savage, best-selling author of the Farworld series and Case File 13 series.
*
This is not a book for the faint of heart or those who enjoy a leisurely story! It will be loved by those who crave action, suspense, non-stop drama, dark magic and shadows of horror.  A high octane thriller that jumps into the pulsing heart of the story from the very first word!“  Regina Sirois, Winner of the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for On Little Wings

SPECIAL STORY TIME TODAY (Tuesday the 2nd) for ELEMENTARY AGED

Alpine School District will be putting on a special presentation from 10-11:30 am on July 2 in the library for elementary aged children.
 Story time for toddlers will be held at the regular time, 10:00 and 10:45 am, in the city chambers.  

TEEN TIME

TEEN TIME
Cartouche Pendant
 

 
Thursday, June 20th
7:00pm to 8:00 pm
ages 13-17
at the library


CALL the LIBRARY to SIGN UP
801-766-6513
 
 

STORY TIME

A Cartoon of Three Egyptian Pyramids - Royalty Free Clipart Picture
 
 
PYRAMID PARTY
 
Elementary Time
 
Tuesday the 18th @ 10:00 & 10:45
in the library
 
 
 
Royalty Free RF Clipart Illustration Of A Childs Sketch Of Two Boys Playing In Mud by Prawny
 
I DIG GETTING DIRTY
 
Toddler Time
Tuesday the 18th @ 10:00 & 10:45
in the City Council Chambers (upstairs)
 
 


Digital Bookmobile

Learn how to download eBooks, audiobooks and more from Saratoga Springs Library on the Digital Bookmobile! With instructional videos, interactive computer stations and a fully-loaded gadget gallery, readers of all ages will experience new ways to enjoy digital books and more from the public library.
 
Event includes giveaways and much more!
 
 
Friday, June 7, 1-5pm;
Lehi Library on Center Street in Lehi, across from the Legacy Center

ALPINE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S SUMMER READING PROGRAM

 
“Celebrating Reading With ASD”

 

All preschool and elementary-aged children are invited to story time with Alpine School District employees at local community libraries this summer.

 

June 4           AF City Library              10-11:30a.m.

June 11          Higland City Library       10-11:30a.m.

June 19          Orem City Library         10:30-Noon

June 25         Pleasant Grove Lib         10-11:30a.m.
 
July 2          Saratoga Springs Lib     10-11:30a.m.

July 9            Eagle Mountain Lib        10:30-Noon

July 16           Lehi City Library            10:30-Noon

Summer Story TimeS!


Due to popular demand (fantastic attendance) additional Story Times have been added to the Summer Schedule.

 

TODDLER TIME

(for preschool aged children, *beginning June 4th)

10:00am AND 10:45am

TUESDAY mornings in the City Council Chambers.

 

ELEMENTARY TIME

(for children ages 6-12, beginning JUNE 18th)

 10:00am and 10:45am

TUESDAY mornings in the Library

 

*NOTE: Story times will not be held on June the 11th.

**Please SEE GOOGLE CALENDAR at the bottom of the BLOG for most up to date schedule.

Summer Reading KICK-OFF PARTY




DIG INTO READING with us at
 
 Neptune Park Tuesday, June
 
11th at 10;00 a.m.

 

Join us for the Kick-off party for
 
2013 Summer’s Reading Program
 Saratoga Springs own Bud Poduska will be
signing copies of his
newly published book
 Saturday, May 18th from 1-3:00pm
 at the Sartaoga Springs Public Library.




“As long as we’re moving, it looks as if we’re going somewhere. If we’re sitting, it looks like we’re going nowhere. We may be moving, I mumbled to myself, but it still feels like we’re going nowhere. It s the spring of 1948, and Bernard Poduska’s life is permeated with despair beyond his years. Following eviction from their Albuquerque home, the eight year old and his impoverished family have joined the ranks of the nation’s homeless, and hope is running low. In a bid to outrun Social Services, the Poduskas crisscross the nation, hitching rides to anywhere else. For the next eighteen years, the semi literate young man finds refuge in his anger and in atheism. How could there be a God, with such suffering? Yet unbeknownst to Bernard, even in those darkest of days, the Lord walked by his side. And without realizing the path he was on, the unconquerable Bernard Poduska began a miraculous journey toward the peace of the restored gospel. Brigham Young University Professor Bernard Poduska takes readers on an incredible and personal journey in this chain of reminiscences from his young fight for survival on the streets to his triumphant rise among the ranks of BYU’s most distinguished professors. More than just a rags-to-riches memoir, this unflinchingly candid tale documents one mans incredible transformation from an ardent anti-Christian into a faithful man of God.” (Book Description, Amazon Books; March 1, 2013)


A Brief Survey

Thank you for taking a moment to complete this 3 question survey.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NZ7R9ZZ

DIG into READING (Summer Reading program)


Beat the crowds. Sign up is available for Saratoga Springs Library Summer Reading Program at the library during open hours. Program officially starts June 4th. We look forward to seeing you!
 
IN-N-OUT BURGER PRESENTS:

cover to cover image At Saratoga
 
Springs Public
 
 Library 

Stop by your local library to sign up for the In-N-Out Cover to Cover Reading Club. Read five books and get a coupon for a free hamburger, cheeseburger, or grilled cheese. All kids ages 4-12 are eligible to participate. Program runs March 2nd through April 13th. Earn up to three coupons per child. See a librarian for details.

Utah STATEWIDE book club

Some of the libraries in Utah have told their customers about this. Others are still lurking. There is an online book group for everyone in Utah (yes that means you). The topic of the next one: The Favored Daughter by Koofi.

It is about a Fawzia Koofi, young woman in Afghanistan whose father was in politics before he died. She was able to carry on his legacy and be in the legislature. She is still in it today and hopes to run for President of the country in the next election.

She's fascinating because she's someone young in a male dominated culture that is making inroads. She's all about human rights, women's rights. and equality. "Ban the burqa." She is definitely someone to watch out for in the world. Find out more about her: http://www.fawziakoofi.org/

Read the book and then come online for the discussion on Feb. 25. Register today: http://favored.eventbrite.com/

You can get copies of the book through the State Library. It's one of the Book Buzz books or you can order a single copy through Interlibrary Loan. Contact Kristen Stehel for details. kstehel@utah.gov




The nominees for the 2013 Beehive Book Awards were announced by members of the Children’s Literature Association of Utah on March 15, 2012 at the annual UELMA conference.

The official cut-off date for the 2012 Beehive Book Award will be April 4th, 2012. 

Come on in now and vote for you favorite book!


CHILDREN’S FICTION
 

A Dog’s Way Home | Written by Bobbie Pryon

Edgar Allan’s Official Investigation Notebook | Written by Mary Amato

The Emerald Atlas | Written by John Stevens

The Familiars | Written by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson

Heart of a Samurai | Written by Margi Preus

Lulu and the Brontosaurus | Written by Judith Viorst, Illustrated by Lane Smith

True (…Sort Of) | Written by Katherine Hannigan

Turtle in Paradise | Written by Jennifer L. Holm

The Unwanteds | Written by Lisa McMann

With an Name Like Love | Written by Tess Hilmo
 

YOUNG ADULT
 

Between Shades of Gray | Written by Ruta Sepetys

Blood Red Road | Written by Moira Young

Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins, Book 1) | Written by Andy Lane

The False Princess | Written by Elis O’Neal

The Last Thing I Remember (Homelanders, Book 1) | Written by Andrew Klaven

Okay for Now | Written by Gary Schmidt

Ruby Red | Written by Kerstin Gier

The Running Dream | Written by Wendelin Van Draanen

Sean Griswold’s Head | Written by Lindsey Leavitt

Ten Miles Past Normal | Written by Frances O’Roark Dowell

Texas Gothic | Written by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Variant | Robison Wells

 

PICTURE BOOKS

 

Art & Max | Written and Illustrated by David Weisner

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake | Written by Michael B. Kaplan ; Illustrated by Stephane Jorisch

Blackout | Written and Illustrated by John Rocco

Children Make Terrible Pets | Written and Illustrated by Peter Brown

Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? | Written by Susan A. Shea ; Illustrated by Tom Slaughter

Doodleday | Written and Illustrated by Ross Collins

Earth to Clunk | Written by Pam Smallcomb, Illustrated by Joe Berger

Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator! | Written and Illustrated by Mo Willems

Me and My Dragon | Written and Illustrated by David Biedrzycki

Press Here | Written and Illustrated by Herve Tullet

 

INFORMATIONAL BOOKS
 

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart | Written by Candace Fleming

Arlington: The Story of Our Nation’s Cemetery | Written by Chris L. Demarest

The Bat Scientists | Written by Mary Kay Carson

A Butterfly Is Patient | Written by Dianna Hutts Aston, Illustrated by Sylvia Long

Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London | Written by Andrea Warren

For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Mozart | Written by Elizabeth Rusch, Illustrated by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson

Just Being Audrey | Written by Margaret Cardillo, Illustrated by Julia Denos

Lafayette and the American Revolution | Written by Russell Freedman

Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum | Written by Meghan McCarthy

Tom Thumb: The Remarkable True Story of a Man in Miniature | Written by George Sullivan

 

POETRY

 

Around the World on Eighty Legs: Animal Poems | Written by Amy Gibson, Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

Better Together | Written by Sheryl and Simon Shapiro, Illustrated by Dusan Petricic

Dear Hot Dog | Written by Mordicai Gerstein

Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems | Written by Kristine O’Connell George, Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys | Written by Bob Raczka, Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

I Am the Book | Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Illustrated by Yayo

Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes | by Sally Mavor

Switching On the Moon: A Very First Book Bedtime Poems | Collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku | Written by Lee Wardlaw, Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family and Farewells | Written by Debbie Levy