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The Acting Bug

by Kathryn Ellis

TV stardom – fame, fortune, and Hollywood! It’s the chance of a lifetime for Kate Merriman when she lands a small role in a new TV series called Backbeat.

But it’s less fun when Kate finds out her best...

My Day with Gong Gong

by Sennah Yee & Elaine Chen

A day in Chinatown takes an unexpected turn when a bored little girl makes a connection with her grandpa.

May isn't having fun on her trip through Chinatown with her grandfather. Gong Gong doesn't speak much...

Sea Glass Summer

by Heidi Jardine Stoddart

Molly loves searching for sea glass at Gram?s cottage. Each morning after breakfast and tea, they wander the beach together, searching under driftwood, in between pebbles, and in the surf for these ocean treasures....

Mayann's Train Ride

by Mayann Francis & Tamara Thiebaux-Heikalo

Nine-year-old Mayann Francis and her family are travelling from their home in Cape Breton to New York City by train. Everything is exciting to young Mayann, from the beds that fold down to the stop in Montreal...

Secret Suffragette

by Barbara Mitchelhill

Daisy?s hero is Florence Nightingale, and she hopes to one day become a nurse just like her. But as a girl growing up in the East End of London in 1912, it seems like all her future holds is dropping out of...

The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)

by Paul Simon & Keith Henry Brown

  • LyricPop is a children's picture book collection by LyricVerse and Akashic Books that launched in June 2020. LyricPop presents your favorite song lyrics by renowned songwriters as illustrated picture books,...

  • 48 Grasshopper Estates

    by Sara de Waal & Erika Medina

    A little girl uses imagination and inventiveness to spread friendship through her community. But will she find a friend of her own?

    Whether it?s a supersonic sandwich maker or a twelve-tailed dragon, Sicily Bridges...


    by Ann E. Burg

    * "Stunning, significant and sorrowful, Ann E. Burg's requiem melts history into prose... Highly recommended." -- School Library Journal, starred review

    "Chillingly effective." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's...

    Come On, Rain!

    by Karen Hesse & John J. Muth

    Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse recreates the body and soul-renewing experience of a summer downpour after a sweltering city heat wave.

    LEGO City: Save This Christmas!

    by Rebecca Mccarthy & Jason J. May

    It's Christmas in LEGO® City! A few crooks are coming up with a plan to steal all the presents at the LEGO City town tree. After several days of hilariously unsuccessful attempts--Christmas Eve has arrived...

    The Incredible Magic of Being

    by Kathryn Erskine

    Some might say Julian is sheltered. But he lives large, and his eternal optimism allows him to see infinite possibilities wherever he looks. Despite his optimism, he is anxious about his stressed family falling...

    Maggie’s Treasure

    by Jon-Erik Lappano & Kellen Hatanaka

    When Maggie’s treasure collection grows too big to manage, she finds a creative solution.

    Maggie finds treasure wherever she goes. Whether it’s a button, a feather or a shiny stone, she picks it up and takes...

    Night Walk

    by Sara O'Leary & Ellie Arscott

    A child explores her neighborhood on a late-night walk with her dad, finding delight and comfort in moments of quiet and the warm windows into other people?s lives.

    When a little girl can?t sleep one night, her...

    Love, Penelope

    by Joanne Rocklin & Lucy Knisley

    Penny is excited to welcome her new sibling, so throughout her mom?s pregnancy she writes letters to it (not it, YOU!). She introduces herself (Penelope, but she prefers ?Penny?) and their moms (Sammy and Becky)....

    Finding Mighty

    by Sheela Chari

    Along the train lines north of New York City, twelve-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for the link between Myla’s necklace and the disappearance of Peter’s brother, Randall. Thrown into a world of...

    Uptown Dragon

    by Marlon McKenney

    In Uptown Dragon, 10-year-old Kamal discovers a baby dragon in the inner city after seeing a mysterious streak of light fall from the sky. Bringing the dragon home and naming him Ziggy, Kamal attempts to teach...

    At the Firehouse (A Tinyville Town Book)

    by Brian Biggs

    In Tinyville Town: At the Firehouse, join Dexter and Firefighter Charlie on a guided tour of the Tinyville Town firehouse. See where the firefighters store their gear, where they eat and rest, and find out...

    The Neighbors

    by Einat Tsarfati & Annette Appel

    As a young girl climbs the seven stories to her own (very boring!) apartment, she imagines what?s behind each of the doors she passes. Does the door with all the locks belong to a family of thieves? Might the...

    I'm a Mail Carrier (A Tinyville Town Book)

    by Brian Biggs

    In Tinyville Town: I'm a Mail Carrier, Rita the mail carrier makes sure everyone gets their mail, rain or shine. 

    The Tinyville Town series is set in a cozy community where the people are kind, everyone says...

    I'm a Police Officer (A Tinyville Town Book)

    by Brian Biggs

    From New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator Brian Biggs comes the third board book in the collectible Tinyville Town series.

    Taking us through a day in the life of another community hero, I’m a...