Kid Picks

Recommendations by staff and readers alike!

Staff Picks

Splat the Cat: A Whale of A Tale by Rob Scotton

Splat the Cat is off for a day at the beach in Splat the Cat: A Whale of a Tale by Rob Scotton. Splat is excited because his grandfather told Splat that you can hear the sea if you put a seashell up to your ear. Splat is determined to discover a shell like that to...

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Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten’s First Full Moon, Chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem and acceptance to share all year...

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Look-Alikes by Joan Steiner

In Look-Alike Land, the more you look, the more you see! Using everything from acorns to zippers, artist Joan Steiner has created stunning three-dimensional scenes that will amaze and captivate puzzlers of all...

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Keats’s Neighborhood: an Ezra Jack Keats treasury

Ezra Jack Keats is widely acknowledged as one of the first people to feature realistic, friendly, multi-ethnic urban settings in his picture books-forever changing the landscape of children's literature in the process. Now this beautiful collection brings together...

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Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco.

In this special Passover story, Larnel Moore, a young African-American boy, and Mrs. Katz, and elderly Jewish woman, develop an unusual friendship through their mutual concern for an abandoned cat named Tush. Together they explore the common themes of suffering and...

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