My “have read” 2021 book list

I love books. Here I’m listing the books I’ve read this year – trying to post each one once even if I’ve read it more than once in the year. I hope you find a title here that interests you. NOTE: if there are any you’d like to purchase please go to my page BUY THE BOOK! to see if it is listed there. You can follow direct links, making it easier for you.
In blue I’ve indicated which books are reviewed here on my blog. Also, any book I have marked *(ARC)* is an Advanced Reading Copy I was given in exchange for my free and honest review.
In green are the books I’ve read that are usually middle grade (not picture books, which are left in black, but may be story books with pictures), or YA and adult novels. Some are audio books or specifically from Audible.com, and a few are ebooks.
My reading interests vary widely. If you’re interested in any titles on this list or are encouraged to read more, do let me know! If you have suggestions of what would look good in my reading stash I’d love to hear about it so I can add it to my private to-be-read list.

HAPPY READING! 🙂

JANUARY 2021:

  1. The Alice Network – by Kate Quinn
  2. Upside Down Babies – by Jeanne Willis
  3. The Great Alone – by Kristin Hannah
  4. Blue Chicken – by Deborah Freedman
  5. Guess Who’s Coming to Santa’s For Dinner? – by Tomie dePaola
  6. Jimmy the Greatest! – by Jairo Buitrago
  7. When Winter Comes: discovering wildlife in our snowy woods – by Aimee Bissonette
  8. Arthur’s Christmas Cookies – by Lillian Hoban
  9. Tarra and Bella: the Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends – by Carol Buckley
  10. Bella’s Tree – by Janet Russell
  11. Christmas Tapestry – by Patricia Polacco
  12. Have You Seen My Duckling? – by Nancy Tafuri
  13. Wintercake – by Lynne Rae Perkins
  14. A Cookie For Santa – by Stephanie Shaw
  15. The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: an Appalachian story – by Gloria Houston
  16. My Little House ABC – by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  17. The Snow Dancer – by Addie Boswell
  18. Good Dog Carl and the Baby Elephant – by Alexandra Day
  19. What Riley Wore – by Elana K. Arnold
  20. Pier 21: a history – by Steven Schwinghamer
  21. When a Child is Born: a Chronicles of St. Mary’s short story – by Jodi Taylor
  22. Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark – by Jonathan Stutzman
  23. Lift – by Minh Le
  24. Lighthouse Christmas – by Toni Buzzeo
  25. Hippos Are Huge! – by Jonathan London
  26. The Truth About Dragons – by Thomas Kingsley Troupe
  27. Home in the Woods – by Eliza Wheeler
  28. Maisy At the Farm – by Lucy Cousins
  29. Behind the Bookcase: Miep Gies, Anne Frank, and the Hiding Place – by Barbara Lowell
  30. The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas – by Madeleine L’Engle
  31. Father Christmas Goes on Holiday – by Raymond Briggs
  32. Art & Max – by David Wiesner
  33. Dasher – by Matt Travares
  34. Noisy Night – by Mac Barnett
  35. The Cool Bean – by Jory John
  36. 111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl – by Rina Singh
  37. Under My Hood I Have a Hat – by Karla Kuskin
  38. Sunshine and Snowballs – by Margaret Wise Brown
  39. The Truth About Princesses – by Nancy Kelly Allen
  40. If I Ran the Circus – by Dr. Seuss
  41. Tree of Cranes – by Allen Say
  42. Welcome Comfort – by Patricia Polacco
  43. Llama Llama Holiday Drama – by Anna Dewdney
  44. Jingle Bells – by Susan Jeffers
  45. The Broken Ornament – by Tony DiTerlizzi
  46. Christmas Trolls – by Jan Brett
  47. Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo – by David Myles
  48. 100 Snowmen – by Jennifer Arena
  49. The Truth About Fairies – by Angelique J. Johnson
  50. Puff the Magic Dragon – by Peter Yarrow
  51. Now It Is Winter – by Eileen Spinelli
  52. A Confused Hanukkah: an original story of Chelm – by Jon Koons
  53. Back to Front and Upside Down – by Claire Alexander
  54. Fin M’Coul: the Giant of Knockmany Hill – retold by Tomie dePaola
  55. Waiting for Snow – by Marsha Diane Arnold
  56. Around One Log: Chipmunks, Spiders, and Creepy Insiders – by Anthony D. Fredericks
  57. The Hike – by Alison Farrell
  58. Catherine, Called Birdy – by Karen Cushman

FEBRUARY 2021:

  1. My Brilliant Friend – by Elena Farrante
  2. The Answer Is … Reflections on my Life – by Alex Trebek
  3. The Enemy: a book about peace – by Davide Cali
  4. Yanni Rubbish – by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
  5. Love Is – by Diane Adams
  6. Swashby and the Sea – by Beth Ferry
  7. A Bike Like Sergio’s – by Maribeth Boelts
  8. Sneezy the Snowman – by Maureen Wright
  9. It Came in the Mail – by Ben Clanton
  10. Cozy – by Jan Brett
  11. Erika’s Story – by Ruth Vander Zee
  12. A Big Guy Took My Ball – by Mo Willems
  13. Snow Song – by A.K. Riley
  14. Winter Lullaby – by Barbara Seuling
  15. Pay It Forward Kids: Small Acts, Big Change – by Nancy Runstedler
  16. Good Mothers Don’t – by Laura Best
  17. A Soldier’s Sketchbook: The illustrated First World War diary of R.H. Rabjohn – by John Wilson
  18. You Had Me At Hola – by Alexis Daria
  19. Olaf’s Night Before Christmas – by Jessica Julius
  20. I Really Want the Cake – by Simon Philip
  21. Father Christmas – by Raymond Briggs
  22. Animals Brag About Their Bottoms – by Make Saito
  23. Your Name is a Song – by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
  24. The Hundred-Year Barn – by Patricia MacLachlan
  25. I Can Be Anything! Don’t Tell Me I Can’t – by Diane Dillon
  26. Giraffe Problems – by Jory John
  27. Snowman’s Story – by Will Hillenbrand
  28. Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang – by Kate Wilhelm
  29. Uncommon Danger – by Eric Ambler
  30. The Going to Bed Book – by Sandra Boynton
  31. Snowball Soup – by Mercer Meyer
  32. Who’s Got Game? – by Toni Morrison & Slade Morrison
  33. Mommy’s Khimar – by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
  34. Simon at the Art Museum – by Christina Soontornvat
  35. Guts – by Raina Telgemeier
  36. Schnitzel: a cautionary tale for lazy louts – by Stephanie Shaw
  37. White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard to Talk to White People About Racism – by Robin DiAngelo
  38. Just Breathe: meditation, mindfulness, movement, and more – by Mallika Chopra
  39. Krambambuli: a memoir – by Syr Ruus
  40. Mirabel’s Missing Valentines – by Janet Lawler
  41. Groundhog’s Dilemma – by Kristen Remenar
  42. St. George and the Dragon – by Beth Andrews
  43. Monsters Eat Whiny Children – by Bruce Eric Kaplan
  44. Froggy’s First Kiss – by Jonathan London
  45. The Christmas Gift – by Francisco Jimenez
  46. Animal Grossapedia – by Melissa Stewart
  47. Crazy Hair – by Neil Gaiman
  48. Ryan and Jimmy and the well in Africa that brought them together – by Herb Shoveller

MARCH 2021:

  1. Dozens of Doughnuts – by Carrie Finison
  2. Bedtime for Sweet Creatures – by Nikki Grimes
  3. At the Mountain’s Base – by Traci Sorell
  4. The Lady With the Books: a Story Inspired by the Remarkable Work of Jella Lepman – by Kathy Stinson
  5. Overground Railroad – by Lesa Cline-Ransome
  6. Chirri & Chirra: The Snowy Day – by Kaya Doi
  7. The Fly – by Elise Gravel
  8. One Dark Night – by Lisa Wheeler
  9. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit – by Sloan Wilson
  10. ‘Ohana Means Family – by Ilima Loomis
  11. I Am Darn Tough – by Licia Morelli
  12. I’ll Love You Till the Cows Come Home – by Kathryn Cristaldi
  13. Princess Puffybottom … and Darryl – by Susin Nielsen
  14. Birdsong – by Julie Flett
  15. When Grandpa Gives You a Toolbox – by Jamie L.B. Deenihan
  16. Love is Powerful – by Heather Dean Brewer
  17. The Women Who Caught the Babies – by Eloise Greenfield
  18. A New Green Day – by Antoinette Portis
  19. Their Eyes Were Watching God – by Zora Neale Hurston
  20. I Talk Like a River – by Jordan Scott
  21. With Any Luck, I’ll Drive a Truck – by David Friend
  22. Here Comes Valentine Cat – by Deborah Underwood
  23. A Bedtime for Bear – by Bonny Becker
  24. Over at the Castle – by Boni Ashburn
  25. Fry Bread – by Kevin Noble Maillard
  26. I’m Trying to Love Math – by Bethany Barton
  27. How to Give Your Cat a Bath: in five easy steps – by Nicola Winstanley
  28. My Papi Has a Motorcycle – by Isabel Quintero
  29. The Tree Lady: the true story of how one tree-loving woman changed a city forever – by H. Joseph Hopkins
  30. Dinosaur Lady: the daring discoveries of Mary Anning, the first paleontologist – by Linda Skeers
  31. Frida – by Jonah Winter
  32. Big Magic: creative living beyond fear – by Elizabeth Gilbert
  33. Our House is on Fire: Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis – by Malena Ernman
  34. Wilma Unlimited: how Wilma Rudolph became the world’s fastest runner – by Kathleen Krull
  35. Tomas and the Library Lady – by Pat Mora
  36. Giant Squid – by Candace Fleming
  37. Francesco Tirelli’s Ice Cream Shop – by Tamar Meir
  38. Night Walk to the Sea: a story about Rachel Carson, Earth’s protector – by Deborah Wiles
  39. Ruby’s Hope: a story of how the famous “Migrant Mother” photograph became the face of the Great Depression – by Monica Kulling
  40. My Hair is Magic – by M.L. Marroquin
  41. Your Place in the Universe – by Jason Chin
  42. Parker Looks Up: an extraordinary moment – by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry
  43. Magic Ramen: the story of Momofuku Ando – by Andrea Wang
  44. We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga – by Traci Sorell
  45. Dirt Cheap – by Mark Hoffmann
  46. Honeybee: the busy life of Apis Mellifera – by Candace Fleming
  47. Lights Out – by Marsha Diane Arnold
  48. The Very Impatient Caterpillar – by Ross Burach
  49. Smell My Foot! – by Cece Bell
  50. The Happy Book – by Andy Rash
  51. Lenny the Lobster Can’t Stay for Dinner – by Finn Buckley
  52. The Boy and the Gorilla – by Jackie Azua Kramer
  53. Lumber Jills: The Unsung Heroines of World War II – by Alexandra Davis
  54. You Matter – by Christian Robinson
  55. Evelyn del Ray is Moving Away – by Meg Medina
  56. The Calculating Stars – by Mary Robinette Kowal
  57. Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale – by Sam Wedelich
  58. Catch That Chicken! – by Atinuke
  59. The Camping Trip – by Jennifer K. Mann
  60. The Wanderer – by Peter van den Ende
  61. Nana Akua Goes to School – by Tricia Elam Walker
  62. Do I Have to Wear a Coat? – Rachel Isadora
  63. Our House is on Fire: Greta Thunberg’s Call to Save the Planet – by Jeanette Winter
  64. The Mess That We Made – by Michelle Lord
  65. Earth Hour: A Lights-Out Event For Our Planet – by Nanette Heffernan
  66. Freedom in Congo Square – by Carole Boston Weatherford
  67. Dreamers – by Yuyi Morales
  68. A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars – by Seth Fishman
  69. Tiny Creatures: the World of Microbes – by Nicola Davies
  70. Julian is a Mermaid – by Jessica Love
  71. Before Green Gables – by Budge Wilson
  72. The Stuff of Stars – by Marion Dane Bauer
  73. All Because You Matter – by Tami Charles
  74. The Undefeated – by Kwame Alexander
  75. Crown: and ode to the fresh cut – by Derrick Barnes
  76. I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon – by Baptiste Paul & Miranda Paul
  77. You Are Light – by Aaron Becker
  78. Cow Says Meow – by Kirsti Call
  79. Bear Snores On – by Karma Wilson
  80. The Curious Garden – by Peter Brown
  81. The Lion and the Mouse – retold by Jerry Pinkney
  82. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves – by Tiphanie Beeke
  83. Planting a Rainbow – by Lois Ehlert
  84. Love You Forever – by Robert Munsch
  85. Making Their Voices Heard – by Vivian Kirkfield
  86. Snow Friends – by Margery Cuyler
  87. I Am Every Good Thing – by Derrick Barnes
  88. The Remember Balloons – by Jessie Oliveros
  89. Can I Be Your Dog? – by Troy Cummings
  90. Escargot – by Dashka Slater
  91. A Different Pond – by Bao Phi
  92. What a Waste: trash, recycling, and protecting our planet – by Jess French
  93. From Archie to Zack – by Vincent X. Kirsch
  94. Potato Pants! – by Laurie Keller
  95. The Bad Seed – by Jory John
  96. Spring Stinks – by Ryan T. Higgins
  97. Bob, Not Bob! – by Liz Garton Scanlon
  98. Dragon Was Terrible – by Kelly DiPucchio
  99. Little Blue and Little Yellow – by Leo Lionni
  100. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – by Bill Martin Jr.
  101. I Am Strong: a little book about Rosa Parks – by Brad Meltzer
  102. Bear Outside – by Jane Yolen
  103. When We Were Alone – by David A. Robertson
  104. On Account of the Gum – by Adam Rex
  105. Me and You and the Red Canoe – by Jean E. Pendziwol
  106. Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda & His Muse – by Alexandria Giardino
  107. Finding Wild – by Megan Wagner Lloyd
  108. One Dark Bird – by Liz Garton Scanlon
  109. Angus All Aglow – by Heather Smith
  110. The Nest That Wren Built – by Randi Sonenshine
  111. Shawn Loves Sharks – by Curtis Manley
  112. A House That Once Was – by Julie Fogliano
  113. Yellow Time – by Lauren Stringer
  114. Owl Moon – by Jane Yolen
  115. A Dance Like Starlight: one ballerina’s dream – by Kristy Dempsey
  116. No Fuzzball! – by Isabella Kung
  117. I Love You to the Moon and Back – by Amelia Hepworth
  118. You Are My I Love You – by Maryann K. Cusimano
  119. I Love You More – by Michelle Courtney
  120. The Going To Bed Book – by Sandra Boynton
  121. We Are Water Protectors – by Carole Lindstrom
  122. The Little Blue Cottage – by Kelly Jordan
  123. The Magical Yet – by Angela DiTerlizzi
  124. Lubna and Pebble – by Wendy Meddour
  125. Rosie and the Dragon Make Waves – by Lauren H. Kerstein
  126. Wood, Wire, Wings: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane – by Kirsten W. Larson
  127. What’s the Magic Word? – by Kelly DiPucchio
  128. Winter is the Warmest Season – by Lauren Stringer

APRIL 2021:

  1. The City in the Middle of the Night – by Charlie Jane Anders
  2. Reagandoodle & Little Buddy – by Sandi Swiridoff
  3. The Best Thing About Valentines – by Eleanor Hudson
  4. Click, Clack, Moo: I Love You! – by Doreen Cronin
  5. Nine Months: Before a Baby is Born – by Miranda Paul
  6. The Blue House – by Phoebe Wahl
  7. Henry Holton Takes the Ice – by Sandra Bradley
  8. Just For Elephants – by Carol Buckley
  9. The Stationery Shop – by Marjan Kamali
  10. What About Moose? – by Corey Rosen Schwartz
  11. Shark vs Train – by Chris Barton
  12. Naughty Ninja Takes a Bath – by Todd Tarpley
  13. Titan and the Wild Boars: the true cave rescue of the Thai soccer team – by Susan Hood
  14. The Bear in My Family – by Maya Tatsukaura
  15. Finding Spring – by Carin Berger
  16. Mable: a Mermaid Fable – by Rowboat Watkins
  17. Shi-shi-etko – by Nicola I. Campbell
  18. Green on Green – by Dianne White
  19. The Bear Ate Your Sandwich – by Julia Sareone-Roach
  20. On Our Way to Oyster Bay: Mother Jones and her march for children’s rights – by Monica Kulling
  21. Something’s Wrong!: a bear, a hare and some underwear – by Jory John
  22. The Gruffalo – by Julia Donaldson
  23. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – by Bill Martin, Jr.
  24. Hike – by Pete Oswald
  25. XO, OX: A Love Story – by Adam Rex
  26. Billy Miller Makes a Wish – by Kevin Henkes
  27. Just Right Family: an adoption story – by Silvia Lopez
  28. I Don’t Like Koala – by Sean Ferrell
  29. Can Cat and Bird Be Friends? – by Coll Muir
  30. Reagandoodle and Little Buddy Welcome Baby: The Blessing and Fun of a New Little One – by Sandi Swiridoff
  31. Chimpanzees for Tea! – by Jo Empson
  32. How to Find a Bird – by Jennifer ward
  33. Outside, Inside – by LeUyen Pham
  34. Tiddler: the story-telling fish – by Julia Donaldson
  35. Blackout – by John Rocco
  36. Water is Water – by Miranda Paul
  37. Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears – by Corey Rosen Schwartz
  38. Tooth Fairy in Training – by Michelle Robinson
  39. There Might be Lobsters – by Carolyn Crimi
  40. Angela’s Ashes: a memoir – by Frank McCourt
  41. The Pigeon Needs a Bath – by Mo Willems
  42. Little Beauty – by Anthony Browne
  43. Clifford Helps Out – by Apple Jordan
  44. First Words: Leap Frog Lift-a-Flap – by George Siede
  45. That’s Not My Lamb … – by Fiona Watt
  46. I Am A Dump Truck – by Josephine Page
  47. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around – by Susan Hood
  48. The Day the War Came – by Nicola Davies
  49. The Bookstore Cat – by Cylin Busby
  50. Smug Seagull – by Maddie Frost
  51. The Day the Crayons Quit – by Drew Daywalt
  52. The Best Worst Poet Ever – by Lauren Stohler
  53. The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life With the Chimps – by Jeanette Winter
  54. Henry’s Freedom Box: a true story from the Underground Railroad – by Ellen Levine
  55. The Honeybee – by Kirsten Hall
  56. Crenshaw – by Katherine Applegate
  57. Dragonology: Tracking and Taming Dragons; Volume 1: European Dragon – by Ernest Drake
  58. Dragonology: The Official S.A.S.D. Guide – The Frost Dragon – by Ernest Drake
  59. Maggie and Her Friends – by Diane Grenier
  60. A Winter’s Tale – by Jessica Hart
  61. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek – by Kim Michele Richardson
  62. Because I’m Your Dad – by Ahmet Zappa
  63. Africa Dream – by Eloise Greenfield
  64. All the Colors of the Earth – by Sheila Hamanaka

MAY 2021:

  1. Knowing the Name of a Bird – by Jane Yolen
  2. Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival – by Lindsay Moore
  3. Outside In – by Deborah Underwood
  4. The Barnabus Project – by Eric Fan
  5. The Old Truck – by Jarrett Pumphrey
  6. Girl on a Motorcycle – by Amy Novesky
  7. Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom – by Carole Boston Weatherford
  8. Babymoon – by Hayley Barrett
  9. Truman – by Jean Reidy
  10. You’re Invited to a Moth Ball: A Nighttime Insect Celebration – by Loree Griffin Burns
  11. My Sister the Moon – by Sue Harrison
  12. The Tale of Despereaux – by Kate DiCamillo
  13. Someone to Watch Over Me – by Jill Churchill
  14. Chicks Run Wild – by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
  15. Sunday Rain – by Rosie J. Pova
  16. Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime – by Cate Berry
  17. Girl Versus Squirrel – by Hayley Barrett
  18. Beep! Beep! Go To Sleep! – by Todd Tarpley
  19. Show Way – by Jacqueline Woodson
  20. The Pursuit of Happyness – by Chris Gardner
  21. Big Burn – by Lesley Choyce
  22. Bear Says Thanks – by Karma Wilson
  23. Balloons For Papa – by Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia
  24. I Can Built It! (Princess Truly) – by Kelly Greenawalt
  25. At Grandma’s – by Rhonda Gowler Greene
  26. Charlie Parker Played Be Bop – by Chris Raschka
  27. Bed Hogs – by Kelly DiPucchio
  28. Almost Time – by Gary D. Schmidt
  29. Cat Got a Lot – by Steve Henry
  30. At Night – by Jonathan Bean
  31. Come Along, Daisy! – by Jane Simmons
  32. Charlie & Mouse – by Laurel Snyder
  33. I Sang You Down From the Stars – by Tasha Spillett-Sumner
  34. A Crow of His Own – by Megan Dowd Lambert
  35. The Rough Patch – by Brian Lies
  36. Bon Appetit!: the delicious life of Julia Child – by Jessie Hartland
  37. We Will Rock Our Classmates – by Ryan T. Higgins
  38. Do You Really Want a Guinea Pig? – by Bridget Heos
  39. My Grandma’s a Ninja – by Todd Tarpley
  40. Home For a While – by Lauren Kerstein
  41. I Am the Storm – by Jane Yolen
  42. A Cat Named Tim and other stories – by John Martz
  43. Miriam at the River – by Jane Yolen
  44. Big Blue Whale – by Nicola Davies
  45. The Cat Man of Aleppo – by Irene Latham & Karim Shamsi-Basha
  46. Carter Reads the Newspaper – by Deborah Hopkinson
  47. An A From Miss Keller – by Patricia Polacco
  48. Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants – by Andrea Beaty
  49. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games book #1) – by Suzanne Collins
  50. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games book #2) – by Suzanne Collins
  51. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games book #3) – by Suzanne Collins
  52. The 25 Weirdest Animals in the World! – by I. P. Factly
  53. Dear Zoo – by Rod Campbell
  54. Blue Floats Away – by Travis Jonker
  55. “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth – by Eric Carle
  56. Tabby McTat: The Musical Cat – by Julie Donaldson
  57. How the Sphinx Got to the Museum – by Jessie Hartland
  58. Wild About Books – by Judy Sierra
  59. The Wish Tree – by Kyo Maclear
  60. Teddy Bear Says Let’s Hug – by Suzy Senior
  61. I Can Only Imagine (for little ones): a friendship with Jesus Now and Forever – by Bart Millard
  62. The Great Carp Escape – by Irish Beth Maddock
  63. Building Books – by Megan Wagner Lloyd
  64. Dino-Baseball – by Lisa Wheeler
  65. Daylight Starlight Wildlife – by Wendell Minor
  66. Crossing Niagara: the death-defying tightrope adventures of the Great Blondin – by Matt Tavares
  67. The Cheesy Man Giant – by Jan L. Coates
  68. Night Animals – by Gianna Marino
  69. RANDY, the Badly Drawn Beautiful Horse – by T.L. McBeth
  70. Perfect Square – by Michael Hall
  71. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – by Jonas Jonasson
  72. Mother, Mother, I Want Another – by Maria Polushkin Robbins
  73. While We Can’t Hug – by Eoin McLaughlin
  74. Yasmin the Explorer – by Saadia Faruqi

JUNE 2021:

  1. Little Red Riding Hood – retold by Trina Schart Hyman
  2. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? – by Dr. Seuss
  3. A Butterfly Grows – by Stephen Swinburne
  4. Egg-napped! – by Marisa Montes
  5. There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Book – by Jomick Tejido
  6. Claude: the True Story of a White Alligator – by Emma Bland Smith
  7. Mother Goose Bruce – by Ryan T. Higgins
  8. Leonardo, the Terrible Monster – by Mo Willems
  9. Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes – by Kimberly Dean
  10. But Not the Hippopotamus – by Sandra Boynton
  11. Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature – by Joyce Sidman
  12. Mole and the Baby Bird – by Marjorie Newman
  13. Black Elk’s Vision: a Lakota Story – by S.D. Nelson
  14. The Saggy Baggy Elephant – adapted by Tennant Redbank
  15. My Two Blankets – by Irena Kobald
  16. Jack and the Beanstalk – retold by Steven Kellogg
  17. King Baby – by Kate Beaton
  18. My Heart is Like a Zoo – by Michael Hall
  19. Saturdays are For Stella – by Candy Wellins
  20. Following Papa’s Song – by Gianna Marino
  21. Each Little Bird That Sings – by Deborah Wiles
  22. Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Saved a Bald Eagle – by Deborah Lee Rose
  23. Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon – by Simrat Jeet Singh
  24. Hidden Figures: the True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race – by Margot Lee Shetterly
  25. The Jester – by Michael J. Sullivan
  26. Amanda in Spain: the Girl in the Painting – by Darlene Foster
  27. Amanda in New Mexico: Ghosts in the Wind – by Darlene Foster
  28. Amanda in Holland: Missing in Action – by Darlene Foster
  29. The Rabbit Listened – by Cori Doerrfeld
  30. Bear’s Loose Tooth – by Karma Wilson
  31. Bear Out There – by Jacob Grant
  32. Louis – by Tom Lichtenheld
  33. Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain – by Verna Aardema
  34. Do You Really Want a Snake? – by Bridget Heos
  35. How to Be a Lion – by Ed Vere
  36. Bear in Love – by Daniel Pinkwater
  37. Harry & Hopper – by Margaret Wild
  38. A Room of My Own – by Ann Tatlock
  39. The Year I Didn’t Go To School – by Giselle Potter
  40. Why I Love the Moon: celebrating the moon in children’s very own words – illustrated by Daniel Howarth
  41. My Ocean is Blue – by Darren Lebeuf
  42. The New LiBEARian – by Alison Donald
  43. My Little Grandmother Often Forgets – by Reeve Lindbergh
  44. Turtle Splash!: Countdown at the Pond – by Cathryn Falwell
  45. You Can’t Taste a Pickle With Your Ear: a book about your 5 senses – by Harriet Ziefert
  46. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers – by Mordicai Gerstein
  47. Bad Habits!, Or, The Taming of Lucretzia Crum – by Babette Cole
  48. Archie the Daredevil Penguin – by Andy Rash
  49. Watercress – by Andrea Wang
  50. Attack of the 50-Foot Fluffy – by Mike Boldt
  51. Bedtime for Baby Shark – by Scholastic; illustrated by John John Bajet
  52. When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry – by Molly Bang
  53. Nesting – by Henry Cole
  54. The Bear and the Moon – by Matthew Burgess
  55. Bears on Chairs – by Shirley Parenteau
  56. B is for Baby – by Atinuke
  57. A Band of Babies – by Carole Gerber
  58. Bedtime Daddy! – by Sharon Giltron
  59. The Berenstain Bears: We Love Baseball! – by Mike Berenstain
  60. Bear Goes Sugaring – by Maxwell Eaton III
  61. 6 Week Money Challenge: for your personal finances – by Steve Repak, CFP

JULY 2021:

  1. Count the Monkeys – by Mac Barnett
  2. Itchy Itchy Chicken Pox – by Grace Maccarone
  3. The Story of Fish and Snail – by Deborah Freedman
  4. The Doctor With an Eye for Eyes: the story of Dr. Patricia Bath – by Julia Finley Moses
  5. The Emperor’s Old Clothes – by Kathryn Lasky
  6. Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer – by David Shannon
  7. The Crayons’ Book of Colors – by Drew Daywalt
  8. Across the Stream – by Mirra Ginsburg
  9. Bully – by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  10. The Children Who Loved Books – by Peter Carnavas
  11. Follow the Drinking Gourd: an underground railroad story – retold by Cari Meister
  12. Dino-Basketball – by Lisa Wheeler
  13. Wide-Awake Bear – by Pat Zietlow Miller
  14. It’s a Book – by Lane Smith
  15. Bub – by Elizabeth Rose Stanton
  16. Arlo: The Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep – by Catherine Rayner
  17. Life of Pi – by Yann Martel
  18. Mr. Postmouse’s Rounds – by Marianne Dubuc
  19. John Henry: a retelling of the classic tall tale – by Christianne C. Jones
  20. The Name Jar – by Yangsook Choi
  21. A Book – by Mordicai Gerstein
  22. Clarence’s Big Secret – by Roy MacGregor & Christine MacGregor Cation
  23. Bear For Breakfast – by Robert Munsch
  24. Big Bad Bruce – by Bill Peet
  25. Betty Bunny Wants Everything – by Michael B. Kaplan
  26. The Eleventh Hour – by Jacques Goldstyn
  27. In a People House – by Theo LeSieg
  28. Little Cloud – by Eric Carle
  29. Wishes – by Mu’o’n Thi Van
  30. The Giant Bear: an Inuit Folktale – by Jose Angutinngurniq
  31. #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women – by Lisa Charleyboy
  32. More – by I.C. Springman
  33. If You Come to Earth – by Sophie Blackall
  34. Goldilocks and the Three Bears – retold by James Marshall
  35. Little Red Caboose – adapted by Steve Metzger
  36. The Stray Dog – by Marc Simont
  37. Woodpecker Wants a Waffle – by Steve Breen
  38. The Loathsome Dragon – by David Wiesner
  39. The Strange Egg – by Mary Newell DePalma
  40. A Stopwatch from Grampa – by Loretta Garbutt
  41. You’re Missing It! – by Brady Smith with Tiffani Thiessen
  42. Stuart Little: Stuart at the Library – by Susan Hill
  43. Yo! Yes? – by Chris Raschka
  44. Open This Little Book – by Jesse Klausmeier
  45. Rumpelstiltskin – retold by Paul O. Zelinsky
  46. If You Want to See a Whale – by Julie Fogliano
  47. Hush, Little Baby: a folk song with pictures by Marla Frazee
  48. First the Egg – by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  49. Library Lion – by Michelle Knudsen
  50. The Old Man and the Penguin: a true story of true friendship – by Julie Abery
  51. Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress – by Christine Baldacchino
  52. Sadie and Ratz – by Sonya Hartnett
  53. Clark the Shark and the Big Book Report – by Bruce Hale
  54. My Name is Not Isabella – by Jennifer Fosberry
  55. Catch Me the Moon – by Gary Hutchinson
  56. Instructions: everything you’ll need to know on your journey – by Neil Gaiman
  57. Tree Musketeers – by Norma Charles
  58. Little Bird – by Germano Zullo
  59. Cry, Heart, But Never Break – by Glenn Ringtved
  60. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus – by Barbara Park
  61. The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes – by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein
  62. The Missing Dog is Spotted – by Jessica Scott Kerrin
  63. The Invisible String – by Patrice Karst
  64. Moonstick: The Seasons of the Sioux – by Eve Bunting
  65. The Old Man and the Penguin: A True Story of True Friendship – by Julie Abery
  66. Sadie and Ratz – by Sonya Hartnett
  67. Clark the Shark and the Big Book Report – by Bruce Hale
  68. My Name is Not Isabella – by Jennifer Fosberry
  69. Catch Me the Moon – by Gary Hutchinson
  70. Tree Musketeers – by Norma Charles
  71. Little Bird – by Germano Zullo
  72. Cry, Heart, But Never Break – by Glen Ringtved
  73. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus – by Barbara Park
  74. The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes – by Mark Pett
  75. Eat Pray Love – by Elizabeth Gilbert
  76. In The Small, Small Pond – by Denise Fleming
  77. 123 Versus ABC – by Mike Boldt
  78. Zack’s Alligator – by Shirley Mozelle
  79. The Chicken Cat – by Stephanie Simpson McLellan
  80. Wolf Won’t Bite! – by Emily Gravett
  81. The Best Fall of All – by Laura Godwin
  82. Summer Sleepers: Animals That Hibernate Estivate – by Melissa Stewart
  83. Pierre: a cautionary tale in five chapters and a prologue – by Maurice Sendak
  84. The Money Tree – by Sarah Stewart
  85. Little Hoot – by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  86. What’s Your Sound, Hound the Hound? – by Mo Willems
  87. I Love You, Daddy – by Alison Edgson
  88. The Ugly Ducking – by Hans Christian Anderson; adapted by Jerry Pinkney
  89. Wings – by Christopher Myers
  90. The Berenstain Bear Forget Their Manners – by Jan & Stan Berenstain
  91. Diggers – by Aaron Frisch
  92. 84, Charing Cross Road – by Helene Hanff
  93. Fantastic Mr. Fox – by Roald Dahl
  94. The Fault in Our Stars – by John Green
  95. Chickens Can’t See in the Dark – by Kristina Litten
  96. The Chicken Thief – by Beatrice Rodriguez
  97. Lizzy and Skunk – by Marie-Louise Fitzgerald
  98. Climbing Shadows: poems for children – by Shannon Bramer
  99. Little Toot – by Hardie Gramatky
  100. Elwood Bigfoot: Wanted: Birdie Friends! – by Jill Esbaum
  101. The Bat – by Elise Gravel
  102. Bear in Sunshine – by Stella Blackstone
  103. Bruce’s Big Storm – by Ryan T. Higgins
  104. The Better Tree Fort – by Jessica Scott Kerrin
  105. Monster Food – by Daisy Hirst
  106. Wild Berries – by Julie Flett
  107. After Squidnight – by Jonathan Fenske
  108. Owls See Clearly at Night: a Michif alphabet – by Julie Flett
  109. The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse – by Eric Carle
  110. Do Jellyfish Like Peanut Butter?: amazing sea creature facts – by Corinne Demas & Artemis Roehrig
  111. Big Boys Cry – by Jonty Howley
  112. Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back? – by Jory John

AUGUST 2021:

  1. Grandma Says: Weather Lore by Meteorologist Cindy Day – by Cindy Day
  2. Marguerite De Angeli’s Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes – by Marguerite De Angeli
  3. Call it Courage – by Armstrong Sperry
  4. The Art of the Possible: an Everyday Guide to Politics – by Edward Keenan
  5. 1, 2, 3 To The Zoo – by Eric Carle
  6. Would You Rather be a Bullfrog? – by Dr. Seuss
  7. The Tower, The Zoo, and the Tortoise – by Julia Stuart
  8. The Country of the Heart – by Barbara Wersba
  9. The Animals Would Not Sleep! – by Sara C. Levine
  10. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons – by Eric Litwin
  11. The Everything Book – by Denise Fleming
  12. How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock Climbing Champion – by Ashima Shiraishi
  13. The Rocky Cave Kids: the Dragon Stone – by Dian Regan Curtis
  14. The Midnight Library – by Matt Haig
  15. Cyrano – adapted by Geraldine McCaughrean
  16. The Happiest Man on Earth: The beautiful life of an Auschwitz survivor – by Eddie Jaku
  17. The Mysterious Sea Bunny – by Peter Raymundo
  18. Do You Really Want a Cat? – by Bridget Heos
  19. Fish Had a Wish – by Michael Garland
  20. The Cook and the King – by Julia Donaldson
  21. A Gate at the Stairs – by Lorrie Moore
  22. Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow – by James Howe
  23. Animalicious: a quirky ABC book – by Anna DeWoney & Reed Duncan
  24. Buzz, Said the Bee – by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
  25. The Ant and the Elephant – by Bill Peet
  26. Late Nate in a Race – by Emily Arnold McCully
  27. A Bear is a Bear (except when he’s not) – by Karl Newson
  28. Cute as an Axolotl: discovering the world’s most adorable animals – by Jess Keating
  29. Selected Poetry by Lewis Carroll – by Lewis Carroll
  30. Up To My Knees! – by Grace Lin
  31. Borrowing Bunnies: a surprising true tale of fostering bunnies – by Cynthia Lord
  32. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear – by Don & Audrey Wood
  33. A is For Artichoke: a foodie alphabet from artichoke to zest! – by Maddie Frost
  34. Come Back, Ben – by Ann Hassett
  35. Facts VS. Opinions Vs. Robots – by Michael Rex
  36. The Farm That Mac Built – by Tammi Sauer
  37. Sea Bones – by Bob Barner
  38. Satchel Paige – by Lesa Cline-Ransome
  39. Schomburg: the man who built a library – by Carole Boston Weatherford
  40. Search and Rescue Dogs: expert trackers and trailers – by Elizabeth Ring
  41. And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon – by Janet Stevens & Susan Stevens Crummel
  42. Lula and the Sea Monster – by Alex Latimer
  43. Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea – by Meena Harris
  44. Bear Bottom – by Stuart Gibbs

SEPTEMBER 2021:

  1. Colors Versus Shapes – by Mike Boldt
  2. The Sea Chest – by Toni Buzzeo
  3. The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher – by Molly Bang
  4. Pancakes, Pancakes! – by Eric Carle
  5. Same Way Ben – by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
  6. Saying Goodbye to Lulu – by Corinne Demas
  7. Mootilda’s Bad Mood – by Corey Rosen Schwartz & Kirsti Call
  8. Seb and the Sun – by Jami Gigot
  9. Roxy the Last Unisaurus Rex – by Eva Chen
  10. The Last Marshmallow – by Grace Lin
  11. How to be a Lion – by Ed Vere
  12. Jules VS. the Ocean – by Jessie Sima
  13. The Joyful Book – by Todd Parr
  14. Too Much Glue – by Jason Lefebvre
  15. Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: a natural approach to pest control – by Jessica Walliser
  16. Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat – by Tracy C. Gold
  17. A Perfect Day – by Lane Smith
  18. Cat and Dog – by Else Holmelund Minarik
  19. Roger the Jolly Pirate – by Brett Helquist
  20. Every Little Letter – by Deborah Underwood
  21. Blueberry Girl – by Neil Gaiman
  22. Bo the Brave – by Bethan Woollvin