It’s here! I always look forward to the ALA (American Librarian Association) putting out their 2015 reading list. It reminds me of old favorites and always has a few sure to be new favorites. Take a quick trip to your local library and check out one of this summer’s best reads!
Big Red Lollipop
by Rukhsana Khan, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
What is a big sister to do when she has to take her little sister along to the very first birthday party she has been invited to in the United States?
The Book with No Pictures
by B.J. Novak
Discover how much fun a picture book with no pictures can be in this absurd, hilarious book.
Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World
by Steve Jenkins
An in-depth look at many different animals’ eyes and their fascinating uses.
by Lizi Boyd
When he uses his flashlight, a boy discovers many things in the night.
by Jory John, illustrated by Benji Davies
What happens when you really want to sleep but your best friend doesn’t?
Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons
by Jon J. Muth
Koo the panda is back and discovering each season through poetry.
How Big Were Dinosaurs?
by Lita Judge
In a series of funny, engaging portraits, all sizes of dinosaurs come into focus around real-life objects in the modern world.
I Don’t Want to Be a Frog
by Dev Petty, illustrated by Mike Boldt
A frog imagines what it would be like to be a rabbit, a cat, and other animals in this silly story.
I Got the Rhythm
by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illustrated by Frank Morrison
A neighborhood walk becomes so much more as a little girl explores the music and sound of everyday urban life.
by Aaron Becker
Get caught up in an adventure with a girl whose imagination and red marker take her to amazing places.
Last Stop on Market Street
by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson
C.J. and his grandma take an eye-opening bus ride across town. Where do they go every Sunday?
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
by Peter Brown
Mr. Tiger is tired of being so proper. What happens when he decides to . . . go a little wild?
My New Friend Is So Fun!
by Mo Willems
Will a new friend break apart Piggie and Gerald’s friendship?
Niño Wrestles the World
by Yuyi Morales
Niño is the lucha libre champion of the world . . . until his sisters wake up from their naps!
Old Mikamba Had a Farm
by Rachel Isadora
On Old Mikamba’s “farm,” we meet (and hear!) many different African animals.
Pirates Love Underpants
by Claire Freedman, illustrated by Ben Cort
Laugh along to rhyming text about pirates on the search for the Pants of Gold.
Power Down, Little Robot
by Anna Staniszewski, illustrated by Tim Zeltner
This little robot has no plans to go to bed!
The Princess in Black
by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Princess Magnolia trades her frilly dresses for a mask and cape to ward off monsters. First in a series.
by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Christian Robinson
When a rainstorm arrives, a young boy and an old man have two very different reactions.
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
Sam and Dave do not find what they expect when they dig a hole, but they still end up having a pretty good day.
Shark vs. Train
by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Two boys with two toys have a series of contests to see which toy is better.
Ten Rules of Being a Superhero
by Deb Pilutti
Anyone can be a superhero as long as they follow these ten important rules!
Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great
by Bob Shea
Goat’s life was A-OK until that oh-so-perfect unicorn came along—but do these two horned opponents have more in common than he thinks?
by Elys Dolan
You might think weasels spend their days romping in the woods. What’s the worst they do? Steal the occasional egg from a chicken coop? NO! They are secretly plotting world conquest!
Wolfie the Bunny
by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Zachariah OHora
A funny book about a bunny family that adopts a wolf pup they find.