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A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi

The Closest I’ve Come by Fred Aceves

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Lion Lessons by Jon Agee

Life on Mars by Jon Agee

Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi

The King is Always Above the People by Daniel Alarcón

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Ekua Holmes

A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen

Anno’s Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno

A Girl on the Shore by Inio Asano

The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood

My Grandfather’s Coat by Jim Aylesworth, illustrated by Barbara McClintock


Belonging by Jeannie Baker

Mirror by Jeannie Baker

Picture This: How Pictures Work by Molly Bang

Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Christian Robinson

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

Triangle by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer

The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton

Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream For Me by Daniel Beaty, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Shoe-la-la! by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

Nile Crossing by Katy Beebe, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas

Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth

Neko Cafe by Elsa Boyer

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos by Monica Brown, illustrated by John Parra

Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum by Ashley Bryan

A River of Words by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Night Tree by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ted Rand

Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, illustrated by David Diaz

Dying Well by Ira Byock M.D.

The Grave Keepers by Elizabeth Byrne


The Call of the Swamp by Davide Cali, illustrated by Marco Somà

The Grass Harp and A Tree of Night by Truman Capote

Superbat by Matt Carr

Short Talks by Anne Carson

The Albertine Workout by Anne Carson

The Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson

Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

Redwoods by Jason Chin

Boo Who? by Ben Clanton

The Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton

Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome

City Moon by Rachael Cole, illustrated by Blanca Gomez

Draw! by Raúl Colón

Ravenous by MarcyKate Connolly

Operation Heartbreak by Duff Cooper

Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper

Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl How to Dance Like a Firebird by Misty Copeland, illustrated by Christopher Myers

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

When Watched by Leopoldine Core

I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier

Here They Come! by David Hyde Costello

I Can Help by David Hyde Costello

Little Pig Joins the Band by David Hyde Costello

Little Pig Saves the Ship by David Hyde Costello

Below by Nina Crews

The Neighborhood Mother Goose by Nina Crews

Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard by Ben Crystal

The Town of Turtle by Michelle Cuevas, illustrated by Catia Chien


Matilda by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake

King of the Sky by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Adam Rex

The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

Warren 13: L’Oeil-qui-voit-tout/The All-Seeing Eye by Tania del Rio

Windows by Julia Denos, illustrated by E. B. Goodale

La La La by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Jaime Kim

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Maurice the Unbeastly by Amy Dixon, illustrated by Karl James Mountford


Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers, illustrated by Shawn Harris

Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner

Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander

All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Mike Curato

Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans


Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet

March On!: The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World by Christine King Farris, illustrated by London Ladd

Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming

The Cow Who Clucked by Denise Fleming

And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

When’s My Birthday? By Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Christian Robinson

The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost


Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Doodler Doodling by Rita Golden Gelman, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

Follow Me! by Mordicai Gerstein

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

A Bus Called Heaven by Bob Graham

Greetings from Sandy Beach by Bob Graham

Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett

Wolves by Emily Gravett

How To Make Friends with a Ghost by Rebecca Green

Cuba on the Verge: 12 Writers on Continuity and Change in Havana and Across the Country, edited by Leila Guerriero


Real Friends by Shannon Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Section 13 #1: The Lost Property Office by James R. Hannibal

Section 13 #2: The Fourth Ruby by James R. Hannibal

The X Files by Joe Harris

Crash Course in Storytelling by Kendall Haven and MaryGay Ducey

Yes Vegan! Un choix de vie/Yes Vegan! A Choice of Life by Catherine Helayel

Woman at 1000 Degrees by Hallgrímur Helgason

Egg by Kevin Henkes

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Skin Again by bell hooks and Chris Raschka

The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Hooper

The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper

Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

The Best Birthday Party Ever by Jennifer LaRue Huget, illustrated by LeUyen Pham



All Ears, All Eyes by Richard Jackson, illustrated by Katherine Tillotson

In Plain Sight by Richard Jackson, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Generation M: Young Muslims Changing the World by Shelina Janmohamed

Here We Are: Notes for Living on the Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers

Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers

A Fine Dessert by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

A Greyhound A Groundhog by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Chris Appelhans

This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins

Halloween: Sorcières, Lutins, Fantômes Et Autres Croquemitaines by Patrick Jézéquel and Jean-Baptiste Monge

All Different Now by Angela Johnson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis

Truly Devious #1 by Maureen Johnson

Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell, illustrated by Jonathan Bean

Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan


Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns by Mindy Kaling

Max Makes a Million by Maira Kalman

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz

milk and honey by Rupi Kaur

A Song About Myself by John Keats, illustrated by Chris Raschka

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Brian Selznick

Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Where’s Halmoni? by Julie Kim

Cat Person by Seo Kim

L’Année du loup-garou/The Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King

Lisey’s Story by Stephen King

The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France’s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix

This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen

Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier, illustrated by Suzy Lee

Love and Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy by Melvin Konner


La Petite communiste qui ne souriait jamais/The Little Communist Who Never Smiled by Lola Lafon

Copycat by Alex Lake

A Crow of His Own by Megan Dowd Lambert, illustrated by David Hyde Costello

The Night Manager by John le Carré

L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home by David Lebovitz

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Mirror by Suzy Lee

Shadow by Suzy Lee

The Red Book by Barbara Lehman

Sam and the Tigers by Julius Lester, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, A Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton

Dis-moi si tu souris/Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Good Night, Planet by Liniers

The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken


The Story-Teller’s Start-Up Book by Margaret Read MacDonald

25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History: Wonder Women by Sam Maggs, illustrated by Sophia Foster-Dimino

Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael James Mahin, illustrated by Evan Turk

Backstage by Robert Maiorano, illustrated by Rachel Isadora

Reign of the Fallen (#1) by Sarah Glenn Marsh

George and Martha by James Marshall

George and Martha Back in Town by James Marshall

George and Martha Encore by James Marshall

George and Martha Round and Round by James Marshall

George and Martha Tons of Fun by James Marshall

Swine Lake by James Marshall, illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Yummers! by James Marshall

Yummers Too! The Second Course by James Marshall

A River by Marc Martin

Maria Theresa by Petra Mathers

Sophie and Lou by Petra Mathers

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by David Litchfield

Emma and Julia Love Ballet by Barbara McClintock

The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCs (the Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell

Flossie & the Fox by Patricia C. McKissack, illustrated by Rachel Isadora

Les Derniers jours de Rabbit Hayes/The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin

The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis

Le Rose et le noir by Catulle Mendès

Love Sugar Magic #1: A Dash of Magic by Anna Meriano

Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller

Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora, illustrated by Raul Colon

Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales

American Heart by Laura Moriarty

Mama Lion Wins the Race by John J. Muth

The Three Questions by John J. Muth

Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth

Wings by Christopher Myers

Monster by Walter Dean Myers


The Milk Lady of Bangalore by Shoba Narayan

Frida et Diego: Au pays des squelettes/Frida and Diego: In the Country of Skeletons by Fabian Negrin

Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Summer Sun Risin’ by W. Nikola-Lisa, illustrated by Don Tate

How Picturebooks Work by Maria Nikolajeva and Carole Scott

Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky, illustrated by Yuyi Morales


Suspended Animation: Children’s Picturebooks and the Fairy Tale of Modernity by Nathalie op de Beeck

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality, and the Evolution of the Fairy Tale by Catherine Orenstein

Marti’s Song for Freedom by Emma Otheguy, illustrated by Beatriz Vidal

What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi


Women of Will: The Remarkable Evolution of Shakespeare’s Female Characters by Tina Packer

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Visiting Langston by Willie Perdomo, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins, illustrated by Bryan Collier

A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui

You Must Bring a Hat! by Simon Philip, illustrated by Kate Hindley

The Adventures of Sparrowboy by Brian Pinkney

Thumbelina by Brian Pinkney

The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry Pinkney

Now by Antoinette Portis



Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Hiawatha and the Peace Maker by Robbie Robertson, illustrated by David Shannon

‘Twas the Night B’fore Christmas: An African-American Version retold and illustrated by Melodye Rosales

What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross

The Social Contract and Discourse on the Origin of Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

La Detresse et l’enchantement by Gabrielle Roy

When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan, illustrated by Brian Selznick

Life by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel


After the Fall by Dan Santat

L’Arabe du futur/The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf

L’Arabe du futur 2 by Riad Sattouf

L’Arabe du futur 3 by Riad Sattouf

The Favorite Daughter by Allen Say

Tree of Cranes by Allen Say

Oscar et la dame rose/Oscar and the Lady in Pink by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by A. Wolf, as told to Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith

Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott

As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

Dog and Bear: Three to Get Ready by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

The Merchant of Venice (RSC Edition) by William Shakespeare

The Sonnets and A Lover’s Complaint by William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (RSC Edition) by William Shakespeare

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

Shakespeare and the Jews by James Shapiro

Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads by Bob Shea, illustrated by Lane Smith

I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan

Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

Round by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo

Robinson by Peter Sis

The Tree of Life by Peter Sís

The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater, illustrated by Eric Fan and Terry Fan

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

A Perfect Day by Lane Smith

Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 5th edition by Linda C. Smith

My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett

Feel Free by Zadie Smith

29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Lisa Brown

The Bad Mood and the Stick by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Matthew Forsythe

Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection by Debora L. Spar

Lenny & Lucy by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat by Philip C. Stead

Samson in the Snow by Philip C. Stead

The Only Fish in the Sea by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Matthew Cordell

Shrek! by William Steig

Ice Boy by David Ezra Stein

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Poison is not Polite by Robin Stevens

The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis


Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Gospel Cinderella by Joyce Carol Thomas, illustrated by David Diaz

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Right for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

Outside Ireland by William Trevor

Slasher Girls and Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler



Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, by Chris Van Allsburg

Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi


Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

In Your Hands by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Brian Pinkney

Un Lion très coquet/A Very Stylish Lion by Valérie Weishar-Giuliani

Plume/A Feather by Cao Wenxuan, illustrated by Roger Mello

Speed of Life by Carol Weston

Get a Life! The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood by Vivienne Westwood

June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner

The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

Tuesday by David Wiesner

Our Granny by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Julie Vivas

Le Portrait de Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Amy Falls Down by Jincy Willett

I Went Walking by Sue Williams, illustrated by Julie Vivas

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Stacy Innerst

The Secret Project by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Jeanette Winter

Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis



Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino

Beyond the Great Mountains: A Visual Poem by Ed Young

I, Doko by Ed Young

Mighty Moby by Ed Young and Barbara DaCosta

Last Night by Hyewon Yum

The Twins’ Little Sister by Hyewon Yum