Book Lists for Kids

2013 Children's Choice

Children's Choices is a project of the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council. Voted on by 10,000 school children from all over the United States, these books are their favorite newly published titles.


Call Number
  Samantha Vamos Alphabet Trucks
E PARISH Herman Parish Amelia Bedelia's First Library Card
Philippa Pearce Amy's three Best Things
E RUZZIER Sergio Rullier Bear and Bee
E WILLEMS Mo Willems A Big Guy Took My Ball
  Kathy Brodsky A CatFish Tales
  Ethan Long Chamelia and the New Kid in Class
E DRUMMOND Ree Drummond Charlie Goes to School
E HENRY Jed Henry Cheer Up, Mouse!
E DODD Emma Dodd Cinderelephant
E HALE Bruce Hale Clark the Shark
E DAYWALT Drew Daywalt The Day the Crayons Quit
  Tedd Arnold Dirty Gert
E KANN Victoria Kann Emeraldalicious
E CARLE Eric Carle Friends
  Edward Gibbs I Spy Pets
E KIRK Daniel Kirk Library Mouse: Home Sweet Home
E LATIMER Alex Latimer Lion vs. Rabbit
E HEOS Bridget Heos Mustache Baby
  Al Yankovic My New Teacher and Me!
E GREENE Rhonda Gowler Greene No Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou
E OBYRNE Nick Bromley Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite
E COUSINS Lucy Cousins Peck, Peck, Peck
  Rob Scotton Splat and the Cool School Trip
E PINKNEY Jerry Pinkney The Tortoise& the Hare
  Sandra Markle What If You Had Animal Teeth?


MIDDLE READERS (Grades 3 - 4)

Call Number Author Title
E CORDELL Matthew Cordell Another Brother
on order Nick Bruel Bad Kitty for President
J POLACCO Patricia Polacco Bully
Mary Kensington Dear Cinderella
on order Meish Goldish Dolphins in the Navy
Michael Sandler Freaky-Strange Buildings
Stian Hole Garmann’s Secret
Dawn Cusick Get the Scoop on Animal Poop!
J AGUIRRE Jorge Aguirre Giants Beware!
Stephen Person Great Dane: Gentle Giant.
Diane deGroat Homer
Albert Schafer Illusionology: The Secret Science of Magic
J MCDONALD Megan McDonald Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm
J 919 MUS National Geographic Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes, Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Ridiculous Riddles
J 92 LINCOLN Maira Kalman Looking at Lincoln
on order Jeffrey Bennett Max Goes to the Moon
E MCCARTY Peter McCarty Monster Returns
Anita Ganeri My Pop-Up World Atlas
J 811.6 CUS Doug Cushman Pigmares: Porcine Poems of the Silver Screen
Steve Metzger Pluto Visits Earth!
National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz: 1,000 Super Fun, Mind-Bending, Totally Awesome Trivia Questions
Stephen Person Saving Animals After Tornadoes
Michael Sandler Stupendous Sports Stadiums
Larry Verstraete Surviving the Hindenburg
J SPINELLI Jerry Spinelli Third Grade Angels
Ann Malaspina Touch the Sky


Call Number Author Title
J 523.8 DEC Carolyn DeCristofano Black Hole Is Not a Hole
Kami Kinard Boy Project: Notes and Observations of Kara McAlliste
Zack Giallongo Broxo
Doug Tennapel Cardboard
Dinah Williams Dark Mansions
J RUSSELL Rachel Renée Russell Dork Diaries 4: Tales From a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess
J CLIFTON Lutricia Clifton Freaky Fast Frankie Joe
J STINE R.L. Stine Goosebumps: Wanted: The Haunted Mask
George O’Connor Hades: Lord of the Dead
Natalie Lunis Haunted Caves
J.H. Everett Haunted Histories: Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, and Powerful Palaces
J HEALEY Christopher Healy Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
Shirin Yim Bridges Horrible Hauntings: An Augmented Reality Collection of Ghosts and Ghouls
J 811 GRA Cynthia Grady I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery
J HATKE Ben Hatke Legends of Zita the Spacegirl
J STEAD Rebecca Stead Liar & Spy
J BAKER Kim Baker Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School
on order Chris Mould Pip and the Wood Witch Curse: A Spindlewood Tale
Julia Moberg Presidential Pets: The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived in the White House
Lizzie K. Foley Remarkable
J CHILD Lauren Child Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes
Silas House Same Sun Here
J MORPURGO Michael Morpurgo Shadow
Matthew K.Manning Spider-Man: Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighborhood Hero
Christopher Ford Stickman Odyssey, Book 2: The Wrath of Zozimos
Natalie Lunis Takedown of Osama bin Laden
Miriam Aronin Today’s Air Force Heroes
Rotterly Ghoulstone Undead Ed

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