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Book Recommendations

There’s a book for every reader out there, regardless of age, ability, and interests. We’ll be sharing lots of our favorite recommendations here.

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Baby/Toddler/Preschool Book Recommendations:
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What Do You Do If You Work at the Zoo? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

The Problem With Problems by Rachel Rooney

Cityscape: Where Science and Art Meet by April Pulley Sayre

Nesting by Henry Cole

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

Elementary School Book Recommendations:

What Do You Do If You Work at the Zoo? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom (2021 Caldecott Winner!)

Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes

The Problem with Problems by Rachel Rooney

Outside, Inside by LeUyen Pham

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Saturdays Are For Stella by Candy Wellins

Maybe: A Story About the Endless Potential in All of Us by Kobi Yamada

Sydney & Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World by Jacqueline Davies

Middle Grade (Think: Upper Elementary through Middle School)

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Becoming Muhammed Ali by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander

Eventown by Corey Ann Haydu

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat

We Dream of Space, by Erin Entrada Kelly

Fighting Words, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

A Wish in the Dark, by Christina Soontornvat

Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk

Ground Zero by Alan Gratz

Starfish, by Lisa Fipps


Young Adult:
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

Concrete Rose, prequel to The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

Four Dead Queens, by Astrid Scholte


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