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Early Literacy and Pre-K


Get your kids on the fast track with bedtime stories, alphabet stories, and more. Want to request a title? Get your West Caldwell Public Library Card ready and click on the title of the book to reserve your copy today.

[/vc_column_text][vc_toggle title=”Alphabets and Concepts” el_id=”1486611643172-9121c7dc-1239″]A B C:  A Child’s First Alphabet Book – Alison Jay (JJ JAY)

Bear Sees Colors – Karma Wilson (JJ WILSON)

Big Bug – Henry Cole (JJ COLE)

Cheers for a Dozen Ears:  A Summer Crop of  Counting – Felicia Sanzari Chernesky (JJ CHERNESKY)

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! – Bill Martin (JJ MARTIN)

Chicken Soup with Rice – Maurice Sendak (JJ SENDAK)

The Feelings Book – Todd Parr (JJ PARR)

Higher! Higher! – Leslie Patricelli  (JJ PATRICELLI)

Hop On Pop – Dr. Seuss (JER SEUSS)

L M N O Peas – Keith Baker (JJ BAKER)

The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses  (J 612.8 COL)

Max Counts His Chickens – Rosemary Wells (JJ WELLS)

Miss Spider’s ABC – David Kirk (JJ KIRK)

Mouse Paint – Ellen Stoll Walsh (JJ WALSH)

Mouse Shapes – Ellen Stoll Walsh (JJ WALSH)

Pinkalicious – Victoria Kann (JJ KANN)

Planting a Rainbow – Lois Ehlert (JJ EHLERT)

Red, Green and Blue – Alison Jay (JJ JAY)

Super Hero ABC – Bob McLeod (JJ MCLEOD)

Ten Apples on Top! – Dr. Seuss  (J ER SEUSS)

Ten Hungry Rabbits – Anita Lobel (JJ LOBEL)

Ten in the Bed – Jane Cabrera (JJ CABRERA)

White Rabbit’s Color Book – Alan Baker (JJPB BAKER)

Wow! Said the Owl:  A Book About Colors – Tim Hopgood (JJ HOPGOOD)[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Family Read-Alouds” el_id=”1486611643186-0eb6b6e3-b749″]Family Huddle – Peyton Manning

Imogene’s Antlers – David Small

Anansi and the Magic Stick – Eric A Kimmel (J398.2 KIM)

Armadilly Chili – Helen Ketteman J398.2 KET

The Best Pet of All – David LaRochelle

The Chicken Sisters – Laura Numeroff

Chopsticks – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Crazy Hair Day – Barney Saltzberg

The Day the Crayons Quit –  Drew Daywalt

Dragons Love Tacos – Adam Rubin

Dream Big , Little Pig – Kristi  Yamaguchi

Edward and the Pirates – David McPhail

Falling for Rapunzel – Leah Wilcox

Home-field Advantage – Justin Tuck

Little Green Witch –  Barbara McGrath (J398.2 MCG)

Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don’t ) – Barbara Bottner

Miss Rumphius – Barbara Cooney

Rude Cakes – Rowboat Watkins

The Scrambled States of America – Laurie Keller

Snowmen All Year – Caralyn Buehner

Sophie’s Squash – Pat Zietlow Miller

Three Cheers for Tacky the Penguin – Helen Lester

Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly – Alan Madison

The Web Files – Margie Palatini

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Good Night, Sleep Tight – Mem Fox

Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? – Jane Yolen

I am Not Sleepy, and I Will Not Go to Bed – Lauren Child

Little Owl’s Night – Divya Srinivasan

Llama Llama Red Pajama – Anna Dewdney

Olivia – Ian Falconer

One Starry Night – M. Christina Butler

Nightsong – Ari Berk

Sleep Like a Tiger – Mary Logue

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Grades K-2


Check out our selection of best books for Grades K-2 below. Want to request a title? Get your West Caldwell Public Library Card ready and click on the title of the book to reserve your copy today.

[/vc_column_text][vc_toggle title=”Fiction” el_id=”1486611643236-2eaf4e8c-33d7″]Amy Namey in Ace Reporter by Megan McDonald JFF MCDONALD

Babymouse:  Mad Scientist by Jennifer L. Holm J Graphic HOLM

Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet JJ SWEET

Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo J DICAMILLO

The Boy Who Loved Math by Deborah Heiligman            J BIO ERDOS

Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes JJ HENKES

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett JJ BARRETT

Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne             JPB OSBORNE

The Dog That Called the Pitch by Matt Christopher JFF CHRISTOPHER

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme by Donald J. Sobol JPB  SOBOL

Field Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler            JFF THALER

First Grade, Here I Come by Nancy Carlson JJ CARLSON

Frog and Friends by Eve Bunting JFF BUNTING

Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown by Paula Danziger J ER PB DANZIGER

Heidi Heckelbeck Goes to Camp! by Wanda Coven  JFF COVEN

Horrible Harry Moves Up to Third Grade by Suzy Kline JPB KLINE

Humphrey’s Creepy-Crawly Camping Adventure by Betty G. Birney JFF BIRNEY

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss J ER SEUSS

January Joker by Ron Roy JPB ROY

Ling and Ting:  Twice as Silly by Grace Lin JFF LIN

The Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt by Megan McDonald     JFF MCDONALD

Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo JFF DICAMILLO
Mouse Scouts by Sarah Dillard JFF DILLARD

Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth by Jane O’Connor JFF O’CONNOR

On a Beam of Light by  Jennifer Berne J BIO EINSTEIN

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren J  LINDGREN

Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy JJ MCCARTHY

Stink and the Incredible Super Galactic Jawbreaker by Megan McDonald JFF MCDONALD

Stuart Little by E.B. White J WHITE[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Humorous Fiction” el_id=”1486611643248-82bb4324-0c5d”]Elephant and Piggie Series – Mo Willems

Bad Kitty – Nick Bruel

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up – Kate DiCamillo

Clementine – Sara Pennypacker

Horrible Harry – Suzy Kline

Flat Stanley – Jeff Brown

After Happily Ever After – Tony Bradman

Sideways Stories – Louis Sachar

Babymouse – Jennifer L. Holm

Ricky Ricotta – Dav Pilkey

Stick Dog – Tom Watson

Amelia Bedelia – Herman Parish

Ivy and Bean – Annie Barrows

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Grades 3-5


Check out our selection of best books for Grades 3-5 below. Want to request a title? Get your West Caldwell Public Library Card ready and click on the title of the book to reserve your copy today.

[/vc_column_text][vc_toggle title=”Fiction” el_id=”1486611643316-2eeb8e38-3373″]The Strange Case of Origami Yoda series  – Tom Angleberger (J ANGLEBERGER)

American Girl Series – Various Authors (JPB AMERICAN GIRL)

Ivy & Bean – Annie Barrows (J BARROWS)

Big Nate – Lincoln Peirce (J GRAPHIC PEIRCE)

Justin Case – Rachel Vail (J VAIL)

El Deafo – Cece Bell (J GRAPHIC BELL)

Pax – Sara Pennypacker (J PENNYPACKER)

Smile – Raina Telgemeier (J GRAPHIC TELGEMEIER)

Humphrey – Betty Birney (J BIRNEY)

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key – Jack Gantos (J GANTOS)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney (J KINNEY)

Rain Reign – Ann Martin (J MARTIN)

11 Birthdays – Wendy Mass (J MASS)

Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson (J PATERSON)

The Penderwicks – Jeanne Birdsall (J BIRDSALL)

Middle School Series – James Patterson (J PATTERSON)

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook – Leslie Connor (J CONNOR).[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Historical Fiction” el_id=”1486611643325-64b68bdb-3717″]Dear Hank Williams – Kimberly Willis Holt (J HOLT)

Number the Stars – Lois Lowry (J LOWRY)

Tru and Nelle – G. Neri (J NERI)

I Survived Series – Lauren Tarshis (JPB TARSHIS)

My Name is America/ Dear America series – Various Authors

Wonderstruck – Brian Selznick (J SELZNICK)

Some Kind of Courage – Dan Gemeinhart  (J GEMEINHART)

Chasing Secrets – Gennifer Choldenko (J CHOLDENKO)

Gone Crazy in Alabama – Rita Williams-Garcia (J WILLIAMS-GARCIA)

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper (J DRAPER)

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (J BRUBAKER)

The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London the Blue Death, and Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson (J HOPKINSON)

The Case of the Missing Moonstone by Jordan Stratford (J STRATFORD)[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Adventure and Fantasy” el_id=”1486611643334-654a80f4-57b9″]The Princess Academy – Shannon Hale (YA FIC HALE)

Wolf Wilder – Katherine Rundell (J RUNDELL)

Warrior – Erin Hunter (J HUNTER)

A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle (J LENGLE)

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III – Cressida Cowell (J COWELL)

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket (J SNICKET)

The Spiderwick Chronicles – Tony DiTerlizzi (J DITERLIZZI)

Inside Out and Back Again – Thanhha Lai (J LAI)

Sideways Stories from Wayside School – Louis Sachar (JPB SACHAR)

Harry Potter – JK Rowling (J ROWLING)

Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible – Ursula Vernon (J VERNON)

Spirit Animals Series – Various Authors (J SPIRIT)

Firefly Hollow – Alison McGhee (J MCGHEE)[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Mystery” el_id=”1486611643345-6c386930-a980″]Chasing Vermeer – Blue Balliett (J BALLIETT)

The Tale of Despereaux – Kate DiCamillo (J DICAMILLO)

The Sisters Grimm – Michael Buckley (J BUCKLEY)

Demon Dentist – David Walliams (J WALLIAMS)

A Tangle of Knots – Lisa Graff (J GRAFF)

Holes – Louis Sachar (JPB SACHAR)

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon – Grace Lin (J LIN)

The Sisters Grimm – Michael Buckley (J BUCKLEY)

The Nest – Kenneth Oppel (J OPPEL)[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Classics” el_id=”1486611643355-18228f9c-f8df”]Peter Pan and Wendy – J. M. Barrie (J BARRIE)

Shiloh – Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  (JPB NAYLOR)

Redwall – Brian Jacques (YA FIC JACQUES)

The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster (eBook)

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett (J BURNETT)

The Mouse and the Motorcycle – Beverly Cleary (JPB CLEARY)

The BFG – Roald Dahl (J DAHL)

Little House in the Big Woods – Laura Ingalls Wilder (J WILDER)[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Non-Fiction” el_id=”1486611643366-2b173937-ecc4″] 

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