Ella Sarah Gets Dressed. xz
Her family thinks her outfit is too dressy, too fancy, and too silly – but Ella Sarah thinks it’s just right.
Curtis, Jamie Lee.
Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born. Il. by Laura Cornell. xz
It’s the best story a parent can tell!
“Let’s Get a Pup,” Said Kate. xz
What do you do when you can’t decide between two dogs at the Rescue Center?
Brianna, Jamaica, and the Dance of Spring. Il. by Anne Sibley O’Brien. xz (series)
In dance class, Brianna wants to be the butterfly queen, but her older sister gets the part.
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. xz
Lilly loves school and she loves her teacher, but does he love her?
Kvasnosky, Laura McGee.
Zelda and Ivy. xz (series)
Zelda is sometimes bossy to her little sister Ivy, but they love playing with each other anyway.
Lomas Garza, Carmen.
In My family / En Mi Familia. S x 325 L839-1
True stories in Spanish and English about growing up in Texas near the Mexican border.
My Chinatown: One Year in Poems. xz
Firecrackers and favorite foods help make a boy feel less homesick in a new land.
Perez, Amada Irma.
My Diary From Here to There. Il. by Maya Christina Gonzalez. xz
Amada shares her fears and joys about leaving her friends and family in Mexico when she moves to Los Angeles.
Not Afraid of Dogs. Il. by Larry Day. xz
Daniel learns to face his fears when he comforts his aunt’s dog, who is frightened by a thunderstorm.
Yo! Yes? xz
Will these two kids ever get to be friends?
Vera’s First Day of School. xz
Vera has been waiting to go to school for her whole life, but not everything goes smoothly on her first day.
Henry and Mudge. xz IR (series)
Adventures of a boy and his great big enormous living dog.
No David! xz
It seems like all David’s mother ever tells him is “No!”
Don’t Fidget a Feather! Il. by S. D. Schindler. xz
Duck and gander are both determined to become the champion of champions.
The Stray Dog. xz
Will Willie’s new friends find him in time to save him from the dogcatcher?
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten. Il. by Ashley Wolff. xz (series)
The first day of school is exciting and busy for a kindergarten teacher and her 26 students.
Too Many Tamales. Il. by Ed Martinez. xz
There’s only one thing to do when Maria loses her mother’s ring.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Il. by Ray Cruz. xz
Some days are so bad, you just want to move to Australia.
Timothy Goes To School. xz
When Timothy starts school for the first time, he tries so hard to be Claude’s friend.
Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale. xz
When Trixie and her daddy leave the Laundromat, they leave something important behind.
Show Way. Il. by Hudson Talbott. Xz
Quilts tell the story of one family’s experience with slavery, emancipation and triumph.
Alarcón, Francisco X.
Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems. Il. by Maya Christina Gonzalez. S x 811 A321-3.
There’s nothing more fun than winter in California - except maybe Christmas in Mexico. Read these poems in Spanish and English.
The Penderwicks. x
The four Penderwick sisters each have their own ideas about how to have fun on their summer vacation.
The Stories Huey Tells. x (series)
Huey concocts Banana Spaghetti as a surprise for mom’s birthday.
No Talking. x
It’s boys versus girls when the 5th graders at Laketon Elementary declare a No Talking war.
Love That Dog. x
Jack thinks writing poetry is only for girls – until a writer and a dog help him change his mind.
Amber Brown. x (series)
Amber Brown always keeps her sense of humor, even when she loses a friend or a burping contest.
Frazier, Sundee Tucker.
Brendon Buckley’s Universe and Everything in it. x
Brendan loves science, Tae Kwon Do and his family, and he’s very surprised to learn that the president of the local rock collectors’ club is his grandfather.
Joey Pigza Swallows the Key. x (series)
This kid is so wired, he gets in trouble even when he takes his medication.
Runaway Radish. Il. by Margot Apple. x
A feisty pony teaches kids how to ride, how to go fast, how to fall, and most of all, how to be brave.
Can three kids stop an evil corporation from destroying the home of the tiny Burrowing Owls?
Homeless Border Collie Jack survives many cruel situations before he and an orphan boy find the perfect home together.
The Circuit. x
True stories of a boy who was born in Mexico and grew up in a migrant family, following the crops in California.
Any Small Goodness. Il. by Raul Colon. x
Arturo witnesses not just gangs and drive-by shootings in his new home in East Los Angeles, but also people helping each other.
Konigsburg, E. L.
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place. x
Her uncles took years to build the towers, but Margaret only has days to save them from destruction.
Catherine just wants to be normal, but that’s hard when your autistic little brother doesn’t understand the rules.
Martin, Ann M.
Corner of the Universe. x
When 11-year-old Hattie learns she has a young uncle she never knew about, it turns her summer upside-down.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.
The Agony of Alice. x (series)
With only a dad and a big brother, 11-year-old Alice has no one to teach her how to be a teen-age girl.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.
Should Marty protect a mistreated dog even if it means he has to lie to his dad?
The Great Gilly Hopkins. x
Gilly is smart and brave, but she’s been sent to so many foster homes, she’s determined not to like anyone anymore.
The Higher Power of Lucky. x
If you were going to run away, what would you put in your survival kit?
Clementine. Il. by Marla Frazee. x (series)
Green hair. Visits to the principal’s office. Clementine is having a disastrous week!
Ryan, Pam Munoz.
Becoming Naomi Leon. x
When Naomi’s mom suddenly shows up after seven years, Naomi decides it’s time to find her long-lost dad in Mexico.
Baseball in April and Other Stories. x
Eleven short stories about the insecurities and triumphs of growing up.
Two unlikely friends feel they need each other, believing they are all they have to hang on to in a scary world.
Homecoming. x (series)
Dicey must find a home for her family after Momma abandons them.
Each Little Bird That Sings. x
Growing up in a funeral home can teach you a lot about living.
After the death of his parents, 5th grader Lonnie “Locomotion” writes poetry about his little sister, school, basketball and life with Miss Edna.