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New Books at BPL

Be one of the first to check out these new books!
Updated 09/14/16

Board Books
Whose Truck? by Toni Buzzeo
Bedtime for Chickies by Janee Trasler
A Big Hug for Little Cub by Lorie Ann Grover

Picture Books
The Knowing Book by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
The Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo by Laura Murray
What James Said by Liz Rosenberg
Good Morning to Me! by Lita Judge

Chapter Books
The Most Frightening Story Ever Told by Philip Kerr
The Crystal Ball: A Rebecca Mystery by Jacqueline Dembar Greene
Little Cat's Luck by Marion Dane Bauer
Maybe A Fox by Kathi Appelt

Graphic Novels
Ultimate Spider-man Web-Warriors by Jacob Semahn
The Mighty Skullboy Army Vol. 1 by Jacob Chabot

Book Kits
Enchanting Tales by Disney Press
Mahalia Mouse Goes to College by John Lithgow
John Coltrane's Giant Steps by Chris Raschka

Books on CD
The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
Revolution by Deborah Wiles

J Readers
Wet Hen by Molly Coxe
Friday the Scaredy Cat: Playdates Are Not Scary! by Kara McMahon
Flare by Kallie George

Non Fiction
Legends The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Football by Howard Bryant
Race that Bike! Forces in Vehicles by Angela Royston
Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event by Rebecca Bond

Award Winners

2017 Newbery, Caldecott, and other Children's Book Awards

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature


The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Honor Books

Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan

The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children


Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe

Honor Books

leave Me Alone! illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol

Duz iz Tak? written and illustrated by carson Ellis

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

They All Saw a Cat illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award: recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults


March Book 3

written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and Illustrated by Nate Powell

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience

Winner (Ages 0-10)

Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille written by Jen Bryant n

Winner (ages 11-13)

as brave as you written by Jason Reynolds

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children


March Book 3 written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and Illustrated by Nate Powell

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished book for beginning readers


We Are Growing by Laurie Keller

See the whole list here!

2016 Monarch, Bluestem, and Caudill Awards Announced!

Monarch Awards
Awarded by Illinois Young Readers in grades K-3.

1st Place:
Breaking News: Bear Alert
by David Biedrzycki

Bluestem Awards
Awarded by Illinois Young Readers in grades 3 - 5.

1st Place
The 13 Story Treehouse
by Andy Griffiths

Caudill Awards
Awarded by Illinois Young Readers in grades 4-8.

1st Place:
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25
by Richard Paul Evans

Booklists on the Web

Can't decide what to read? Check out these websites for some great book lists!

KidsReads is the best place on the web for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors.

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know: From the New York Public Library

A great site by Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Public Library for all things book related!

Series Fiction and Sequels: Want to know the order of your favorite series? Check out this site from the Mid-Continent Public Libraries!

Author's Websites

Websites of your Favorite Authors!

Eric Carle Sharon Creech
Roald Dahl Laura Numeroff
Todd Parr Dav Pilkey
J.K. Rowling Dr. Seuss's Seussville
Lemony Snicket Scholastic Kids
Trenton Lee Stewart Jeff Kinney
Lauren Child John Scieszka
Mo Willems Andrew Clements
R.L Stine Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda)
Choose Your Own Adventure Mary Pope Osborne
Barbara Park Jan Brett
Megan MacDonald Rick Riordan
Kevin Henkes Erin Hunter
Jeff Smith's Boneville Jarrett Krosoczka (Lunch Lady)
Dan Gutman (My Weird School, Jackie and Me...) Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate)

Stories Online

Online E-books and storytelling.

Book Pals
Noted actors read popular picture books. This page is sponsored by the Screen Actor's Guild.

Story Place
The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County's site for animated stories, reading lists and activities.

Book Hive
Watch video of noted storytellers spinning their favorite tales. From the Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Libraries.


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