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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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Recommend children's books to buy

Picture Books

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
Spot and Dot
Once upon a Goat
Click, Clack, Surprise!
Alfred's Book of Monsters

Middle Grade Books

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
Louisiana's Way Home
The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle
Tiny Infinities
The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker

Young Adult Books

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? 

Mary Shelley

A riveting biography of its author, Mary Shelley, whose life reads like a dark gothic novel, filled with scandal, death, drama, and one of the strangest love stories in literary history.  

Wild Blue Wonder

The magic has drained from Quinn's life, and she knows it's her fault. But the new boy in town, Alexander, doesn't see her as the monster she believes herself to be. 

The House of One Thousand Eyes

Who can Lena trust to help her find out the truth? Life in East Germany in the early 1980s is not easy for most people, but for Lena, it's particularly hard. 

We Regret to Inform You

When a high achiever is rejected by every Ivy League college--AND her safety school--her life is turned upside down. 

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.