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Elementary Aged Readers

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The Beatryce Prophecy
by Kate DiCamillo
"The story, as well as Sophie Blackall's lustrous pencil illustrations, lingers in the bright places of work and discovery, illumination and beauty. . . Beatryce, both the character and the book, are easy to love."
--The New York Times Book Review

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A Secret Shared
by Patricia MacLachlan
"Newbery Medalist MacLachlan is known for writing heart-tugging stories in spare style, as she did in Sarah, Plain and Tall. And that's what she does here as readers meet Fiona and Finn. Deeply moving and uplifting in unexpected ways."
-- Booklist (starred review)

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Once Upon a Camel
by Kathi Appelt
"In 1910, Zada the camel treks across the West Texas desert to save two baby kestrels from an approaching haboob, a mountain-sized storm. sharing adventures from her youth in Turkey to keep them calm." ."

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Pax, Journey Home
by Sara Pennypacker
"It has been a year since newly orphaned Peter and his pet fox Pax, now a protective father, have seen each other, but their paths cross again when Pax's kit falls desperately ill forcing him to turn to the one human he knows he can trust."


by Katherine Applegate
"An endearing fable that illuminates the importance of recognizing that all living things serve a purpose in our beautifully complex world and are worthy of care and dignity. "
-- BookPage

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The Last Kids on Earth and the Doomsday Race
by Max Brallier
"This much anticipated seventh book in the best-selling series finds Jack, Quint, June and Dirk continuing their journey with new friends, new stakes and a new ride."