"You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."
-A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh
"And so he listened. And in his listening, his heart opened wide and then wider still."
-Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
“There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
"Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?"
-C. S. Lewis, Prince Caspian
"But there was one other thing that the grownups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance was there."
-Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
"You need a reason to be sad. You don't need a reason to be happy."
-Louis Sachar, Sideways Stories From Wayside School
"Good Night stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere."
-Margaret Wise Brown, Good Night Moon
"When I was one I had just begun…"
-A.A. Milne, Now We Are Six
"All those woulda-coulda-shouldas all ran away and hid from one little did"
-Shel Silverstein, Falling Up
Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away. So he said to his mother, “I am running away.” “If you run away”, said his mother, “I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.”
-Margaret Wise Brown, The Runaway Bunny
"When Mrs. Frederick C. Little’s second son arrived, everybody noticed that he was not much bigger than a mouse. The truth of the matter was, the baby looked very much like a mouse in every way."
-E.B.White, Stuart Little
"It’s a party. A big Dog party."
-By P.D.Eastman, Go, Dog. Go!
"This is George. He lived in Africa. He was very happy. But he had one fault. He was too curious."
-H.A. Rey, Curious George
"The sky is always ready to play…"
-Jasper Tomkins, The Sky Jumps Into Your Shoes At Night
"One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and –pop!—out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar."
-Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
“I’ll take a hamburger with lettuce, tomato, and an onion.” “Hey, Frank, burn one, take it through the garden, and pin a rose on it.”
-Alexandra Day, Frank and Ernest
But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!” And Max said, “No!”
-Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
"Pickles was a young cat. His paws were big. And he wished to do big things with them."
-Esther Averill, The Fire Cat
“I gather colors,” answered Frederick simply. “For winter is gray.”
-Leo Lionni, Frederick
“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”
-Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are
“All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”
-Lemony Snicket
“Miracles are like meatballs, because nobody can exactly agree on what they are made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear.”
-Lemony Snicket, The Carnivorous Carnival
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grownups, then you write it for children.”[
-Madeleine L’Engle
“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”
-Madeleine L’Engle, Many Waters

Children's Nonfiction

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    If the World Were a Village
    David J. Smith

    The 2nd Edition of the best-selling book updated with new content and insights about the world...

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    Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different
    Karen Blumenthal

    "Your time is limited... have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."--Steve Jobs

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    Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners
    Marc Aronson

    In early August 2010, the unthinkable happened when a mine collapsed in Copiapo, Chile, and 33...

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    A Black Hole Is Not a Hole
    Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

    If a black hole is not a hole, then what is it? Find out what black holes are, what causes...

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    Black Gold: The Story of Oil in Our Lives
    Albert Marrin

    Oil is not pretty, but it is a resource that drives the modern world.  It has made fortunes...

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    The White House Kids
    Joe Rhatigan

    Fascinating and sometimes mysterious collection of the presidential kids combined with fun...

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    America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell
    Don Brown

    On the ten year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy, a straightforward and sensitive book...

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    Titanic: Voices From the Disaster
    Deborah Hopkinson

    Critically acclaimed nonfiction author Deborah Hopkinson pieces together the story of the...

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    Bird Talk: What Birds Are Saying and Why
    Lita Judge

    A gorgeously illustrated tribute to birds of all kinds and the fantastic, funny, fascinating...

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    The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
    Mordicai Gerstein

    In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World...

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    Barack
    Jonah Winter

    This is a journey that began in many places.

    It began in Kansas, home of Barack's mothe...

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    Bodies from the Ice
    James M. Deem

    In 1991, mountain climbers on the Niederjoch Glacier on the Italian-Austrian border came...

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    Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring
    Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

    Martha Graham: trailblazing choreographer. Aaron Copland: distinguished American composer. ...

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    If America Were a Village
    David J. Smith

    America, with all its diversity, is not easily defined. David J. Smith's If America Were a...

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    Find the Constellations
    H. A. Rey

    Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the...

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    Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot
    Sy Montgomery

    On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last ninety-one kakapo...

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    One Well: The Story of Water on Earth
    Rochelle Strauss

    Seen from space, our planet looks blue. This is because almost 70 percent of Earth's surface...

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    Mission Control, This is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon
    Andrew Chaikin

    July 20, 1969, marked one of the climactic moments in our history -- the day Apollo 11 landed...

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    Of Thee I Sing
    Barack Obama

    In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving...

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    Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?
    Anne Rockwell

    The earth is getting hotter, and not just in the summer. The climate of your own hometown is...

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    Bugs Are Insects
    Anne Rockwell

    Is a ladybug really a bug? Is a honeybee an insect? How about a spider? How do you know? ...

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    This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie
    Elizabeth Partridge

    Before Springsteen and before Dylan, there was Woody Guthrie. With "This Machine Kills Fascist...

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    The Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex
    Nathaniel Philbrick

    On November 20, 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within...

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    Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science
    John Fleischman

    Phineas Gage was truly a man with a hole in his head. A railroad construction foreman, Phineas...

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    If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad
    Ellen Levine

    If you traveled on the Underground Railroad
    --Where was the safest place to go?
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    Living Sunlight
    Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm

    Living Sunlight shows children, teachers, and parents the remarkable magic of what makes us...

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    Action Jackson
    Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

    One late spring morning the American artist Jackson Pollock began work on the canvas that...

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    Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
    Maira Kalman

    The John J. Harvey fireboat was the largest, fastest, shiniest fireboat of its time, but by...

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    Strange Mr. Satie
    M.T. Anderson

    In Paris, at the turn of the twentieth century, when artists were experimenting with new ways...

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    My Big Book of the Outdoors
    Jane Werner Watson
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    The Pumpkin Book
    Gail Gibbons

    Describes how pumpkins come in different shapes and sizes, how they grow, and their traditiona...

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    Apples
    Gail Gibbons

    All about apples, from pollination to picking and eating.

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    What's Inside? Baby
    DK Publishing

    Colorful, double-page spreads, accompanied by labels and concise annotations, explain how...

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    The New Way Things Work
    David Macaulay

    The information age is upon us, baffling us with thousands of complicated state-of-the-art...

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    What's Inside? Insects
    DK Publishing

    Full-color double-page spreads featuring peel-back illustrations, concise labels, and informat...

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    The Stars: A New Way to See Them
    H. A. Rey

    Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the...

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    The Diary of a Young Girl
    Anne Frank

    One of the most moving and eloquent accounts of the Holocaust, read by tens of millions of...

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    Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges
    Ruby Bridges

    In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by...

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    A Drop Around the World
    Barbara McKinney

    This book is a year-after-year favorite with teachers. It engagingly leads readers around the...