Sacramento Public Library

10 Books to Give 2014

    Round is a Tortilla

    Round is a Tortilla - Roseanne Thong

    A little girl discovers things that are round, square, and rectangular in her Hispanic American neighborhood.

    PICTURE BOOK Thong, R.
    Winter is the Warmest Season

    Winter is the Warmest Season - Lauren Stringer

    A child describes ways in which winter is warm and cozy, from sipping hot chocolate to wearing woolly sweaters and sitting near a glowing fireplace.

    PICTURE BOOK Stringer, L.
    King Bidgood's in the Bathtub

    King Bidgood's in the Bathtub - Audrey and Don Wood

    Despite pleas from his court, a fun-loving king refuses to get out of his bathtub to rule his kingdom.

    PICTURE BOOK Wood, A.
    Millions of Cats

    Millions of Cats - Wanda Gag

    The classic enchanting tale of a very old man who goes off in search of the prettiest cat in the world for his wife and returns instead with millions of cats to choose from.

    PICTURE BOOK Gag, W.
    Lemonade in Winter

    Lemonade in Winter - Emily Jenkins

    A lemonade stand in winter? Yes, that's exactly what Pauline and John-John intend to have, selling lemonade and limeade - and also lemon-limeade - through a catchy refrain and simple math concepts.

    PICTURE BOOK Jenkins, E.
    My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood

    My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood - Tameka Fryer Brown

    Jamie describes his mood using colors and rhythmic text as he changes from a purple feeling like a juicy plum to a dark black mood when teased and finally to the easy green of drawing dragons for his sister.

    PICTURE BOOK Brown, T.
    Sophie's Squash

    Sophie's Squash - Pat Zietlow Miller

    A charming tale of imagination and the seasons in which a young girl befriends a squash meant for her family’s dinner.

    PICTURE BOOK Miller, P.
    The Watermelon Seed

    The Watermelon Seed - Greg Pizzoli

    After accidentally swallowing a watermelon seed, a crocodile imagines a scary outcome in this picture book for beginning readers.

    PICTURE BOOK Pizzoli, G.
    El Deafo

    El Deafo - Cece Bell

    Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers!

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Bell, C.
    Greenglass House

    Greenglass House - Kate Milford

    At Greenglass House, a smuggler's inn, Milo plans to spend his holidays relaxing, but soon guests are arriving with strange stories about the house…

    CHILDREN FICTION Milford, K.
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