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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

The King is Always Above the People by Daniel Alarcón

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen

A Girl on the Shore by Inio Asano

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


No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer

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

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

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

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

Redwoods by Jason Chin

The Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton

Draw! by Raúl Colón

Ravenous by MarcyKate Connolly

Operation Heartbreak by Duff Cooper

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

When Watched by Leopoldine Core

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


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

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


Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner

Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander

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


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


The Lost Property Office by James R. Hannibal

The X Files by Joe Harris

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

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



In Plain Sight by Richard Jackson, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Generation M: Young Muslims Changing the World by Shelina Janmohamed

Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers

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

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

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

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

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


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

Backstage by Robert Maiorano, illustrated by Rachel Isadora

Maria Theresa by Petra Mathers

Sophie and Lou by Petra Mathers

Emma and Julia Love Ballet by Barbara McClintock

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

Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller

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

Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales

The Three Questions by John J. Muth

Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth

Wings by Christopher Myers


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


The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

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

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

Robinson by Peter Sis

The Tree of Life by Peter Sís

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

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

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

Shrek! by William Steig

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Poison is not Polite by Robin Stevens


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


Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

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

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

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

Last Night by Hyewon Yum

The Twins’ Little Sister by Hyewon Yum