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Recommended Books

Find these great books and many more at the Carnegie-Vincent Library! Use the LMU Library Catalog to search for a specific title or browse the library's children's area or the Young Adult (YA) Collection outside the children's area.

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Picture Books

See the Cat: Three Stories about a Dog
The Nut That Fell from the Tree
It's MY Tree
The Old Man and the Penguin
The Undefeated
It Started with a Big Bang
Teddy : the remarkable tale of a president, a cartoonist, a toymaker and a bear
Details opened. Press escape to close. Follow that bee! : a first book of bees in the city

Middle Grade Books

Dress Coded
In a Flash
Class Act
Free Lunch
New Kid
Small Spaces
Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (Mostly)
Moon Landing, 1969
Begone the Raggedy Witches (the Wild Magic Trilogy, Book One)
Saving Winslow
The Journey of Little Charlie

Young Adult Books

Dear Justyce

Incarcerated teen Quan writes letters to Justyce about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system. 

Everything Sad Is Untrue

At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. 

Early Departures

What if you could bring your best friend back to life--but only for a short time? Jamal's best friend, Q, doesn't know that he died, and that he's about to die . . . again. 


The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploration, lost their ship off the frozen coast of Nova Zembla to unforgiving ice. 

Fever Year

New Year's Day, 1918. America has declared war on Germany and is gathering troops to fight. But there's something coming that is deadlier than any war--The Spanish Flu.

Michigan vs. the Boys

Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls' hockey team off the ice this year. 

Always Smile

Carley Allison was an up-and-coming young figure skater and singer who died tragically at the age of 18 of a cancer so rare there were only seven cases in the world.

Call It What You Want

New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer pens a new emotionally compelling story about two teens struggling in the space between right and wrong. 

K : a history of baseball in ten pitches

The baseball is an amazing plaything. We can grip it and hold it so many different ways, and even the slightest calibration can turn an ordinary pitch into a weapon to thwart the greatest hitters in the world. Each pitch has its own history, evolving through the decades as the masters pass it down to the next generation. 

Fifteen and Change

Zeke would love to be invisible. His mother is struggling to make ends meet and stuck with a no-good boyfriend. Zeke knows he and his mom will be stuck forever if he doesn't find some money fast. 

In Another Time

"A glowing story of friendship, growth, and a steadfast first love, as teenage Maisie negotiates the forests of the heart and of World War II Scotland with equal determination." 

The Me I Meant to Be

Girl Code: Never date a friend's ex. Willa Evans has no intention of breaking the code. So what if she's always secretly loved her next-door neighbor Zach? 

Growing Up and Growing Older

Growing Up and Growing Older: Books for Young Readers©

The Growing Up and Growing Older: Books for Young Readers© booklist is a compilation of carefully selected children’s literature that contains positive, meaningful portrayals of older adults and promotes positive aging. The list was created by Dr. Sandra McGuire, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and formerly Assistant Dean and Professor (Caylor School of Nursing) at Lincoln Memorial University. She is a Fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), serves on the AGHE K-12 Committee and the AGHE Book Awards Task Force. Dr. McGuire is director of the Kids Are Tomorrow’s Seniors (KATS) program and served as a member of AARP’s National Policy Council.