Sacramento Public Library

10 Books to Give 2013

    A Sick Day for Amos McGee

    A Sick Day for Amos McGee - Philip Stead

    Amos McGee always makes time to visit his good friends at the zoo, but when a cold keeps him home in bed, his animal friends arrive to provide comfort.
    Corduroy

    Corduroy - Don Freeman

    The classic tale of a teddy bear searching for his lost button who finds something even more special – a child to love him.
    Press Here

    Press Here - Herve Tullet

    Who needs gadgets when an old-fashioned book can get kids pressing, clapping, shaking, and blowing brightly colored dots that “magically” change and multiply?
    Frederick

    Frederick - Leo Lionni

    While the others gather food, Frederick stores up memories and creates poetry to warm the hearts of his fellow mice during the darkest days of winter.
    Clever Jack Takes the Cake

    Clever Jack Takes the Cake - Candace Fleming

    Jack is confident that his delicious cake will make the perfect gift for the princess’s birthday – but can he get it to the castle in one piece?
    Tree of Cranes

    Tree of Cranes - Allen Say

    A Japanese boy learns about Christmas when his American-born mother decorates a pine tree with paper cranes.
    The Velveteen Rabbit

    The Velveteen Rabbit - Margery Williams Bianco

    By the time the velveteen rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.
    Bink and Gollie

    Bink and Gollie - Kate DiCamillo & Alison McGhee

    In three short stories, short, excitable Bink, and tall, unflappable Gollie navigate the challenges of being best friends.
    The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

    The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - Chris Van Allsburg

    Fourteen mysterious black-and-white illustrations, each with nothing more than a caption, invite budding storytellers to imagine their own fantastic tales.
    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Judy Blume

    Life with his troublesome little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing.