10 Books to Read in April

This month's books are all award-winning reads
April 3, 2019

April's books are tried and true. Each one is an award winner and sure to spark your imagination. From stories of immigrating to the United States to changing schools, this month's list reminds us about what we love about our family and what we remember about when we were growing up.

Alma.jpgAlma and How She Got Her Name
Juana Martinez-Neal
When Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and leans about her grandmother.
PICTURE BOOK Martinez-Neal, J.

otto-(1).pngGo, Otto Go!
David Milgrim
Otto the robot builds a spaceship to take him home.
EASY READER 1 Milgrim, D.



dreamers-(1).pngDreamers
Yuyi Morales
An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning autor Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story.
PICTURE BOOK Morales, Y.


big-cat.pngBig Cat, Little Cat
Elisha Cooper
A moving tale about friendship, new beginnings and cats.
PICTURE BOOK Cooper, E.

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A Big Mooncake for Little Star
Grace Lin
Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie, and despite Mama's request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.
                          PICTURE BOOK Lin, G.

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Leave Me Alone!
Vera Brosgol
Grandmother wants to be left alone to finish the knitting so badly that she journeys to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet.
PICTURE BOOK Brosgol, V.

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Tiger vs. Nightmare
Emily Tetri
Every night, Tiger and Monster play games until it's time for lights out. Monster scares all of her nightmares away. But waiting in the darkness is a nightmare so big that Monster can't fight it alone.
CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Tetri, E.

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Juana & Lucas
Juana Medina
A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her dog and resists boring school activities like learning English, until her family tells her about a special trip.
CHILDREN FICTION Medina, J.

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Thank you, Omu!
Oge Mora
When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone, except for her generous spirit.
PICTURE BOOK Mora, O.

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Merci Suárez Changes Gears
Meg Medina
Merci Suárez begins the sixth grade and knows things will change, but she did not count on her grandfather acting strangely, not fitting in at her private school, and dealing with Edna Santos' jealousy.
CHILDREN FICTION Medina, M.