Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
This is one cool cat! When Pete loses one of his colorful buttons he doesn’t get mad, he sings a song --my buttons, my buttons, my four groovy buttons. Kids will enjoy Pete’s cool, calm, easy way in this playfully illustrated book. Parents will love the introduction to counting, colors and his positive, upbeat message about not getting mad, because in Pete’s words, “It’s no big deal. “
Press Here, by Herve Tullet
Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and see what happens next! See the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size all on the flat surface of this unique picture book. The interactivity sparks the imagination and provides read-aloud fun for all ages!
Middle Grade Chapter Books
Jiggy McCue: Murder and Chips by Michael Lawrence
Jiggy and his friends are stressed out over finals so his mother decides to book a weekend murder mystery package to ease their minds. Everyone gets more than they bargain for and there are plenty of twists and secrets to uncover. Humorous and fun.
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett Krosoczka
Serving Lunch! Using the cafeteria tools, this zany, undercover, apron wearing hero and her sidekick Betty will fight off evil while serving students their lunch. When the school’s favorite teacher, Mr. O’Connell, calls in sick, the Lunch Lady investigates the suspiciously substitute, Mr. Pasteur. Read more about how the lunch lady uses her spatula and Fish Stick Nunchucks to right the school of evil.
Easter Ann Peters: Operation Cool by Jody Lamb
Lively, unique and sweet Easter is trying to stop being a dork and make her 7th grade year shine. She makes a plan, Operation Cool, to help her achieve her goals. But as she starts making progress at school, her home life crumbles due to her mother's battle with depression and alcohol addiction. A positive message, powerfully written.