March is Reading Month! Booklists

March is Reading Month 2022!
In these lists you will find all kinds of books about all different subjects, written by all kinds of people, living in all kinds of places in the world. Reading any of these books will fulfil some type of square in our Bingo competition! Just click on the link to see the book in our catalog if it sounds interesting, and if you read it, remember to fill in your bingo square in ReadSquared!

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Picture Books

Peyton Picks the Perfect Pie
Jack Bishop
Peyton knows her parents wish she were less particular about what she eats, so she decides to try pie when family and friends gather for Thanksgiving dinner--but which one? Includes a recipe for Classic apple pie.
All Because You Matter
Tami Charles
A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to Black and Brown children everywhere reminds them how much they matter, that they have always mattered and they always will.
My Friend!
Taye Diggs
Two best friends have each other's backs. When one friend sees the other doing something unkind, he steps in to show his friend the correct behavior.
You Are a Beautiful Beginning
Nina Laden
Children play cooperatively in a forest, and their stick creations draw the interest of small gnome-like creatures, who make their own additions.
We Wear Masks
Marla Lesage
In this picture book, readers are introduced to all sorts of professionals and other people who wear masks in their daily lives and are reminded that wearing a mask to limit the spread of germs is an act of kindness.
We Are Water Protectors
Carole Lindstrom
Water is the first medicine. It affects and connects us all... When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth and poison her people's water, one young water protector takes a stand to defend Earth's most sacred resource.
Julián at the Wedding
Jessica Love
Julián and his abuela are going to a wedding. Better yet, Julián is in the wedding. And this wedding also has a new friend named Marisol.
Addy’s Cup of Sugar: Based on a Buddhist Story of Healing
John Muth
In this reworking of the Buddhist parable, Stillwater, a giant panda, teaches Addy that the grief she feels for the loss of her kitten, is part of life and is shared by everybody.
Salma the Syrian Chef
Ahmad Ramadan
Between English classes, job interviews, and missing Papa back in Syria, Mama always seems busy or sad. With creativity, determination, and charm, Salma brings her new friends together to show Mama that even though things aren't perfect, there is cause for hope and celebration.
Be You!
Peter Reynolds
Discover a joyful reminder of the ways that every child is unique and special, from the beloved creator of The Dot, Happy Dreamer, and New York Times bestseller, The Word Collector. Here, Reynolds reminds readers to "be your own work of art." To be patient, persistent, and true. Because there is one, and only one, YOU.
Here I am!
Patti Kim
Tells the story in pictures of a family newly immigrated to the United Sates and the challenges of starting a life in a new place.
Blackout
John Rocco
When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.
Knuffle Bunny Free
Mo Willems
While traveling to Holland to visit her grandparents, Trixie once again loses her beloved Knuffle Bunny.
Bright Sky, Starry City
Uma Krishnaswami
Phoebe helps her dad set up telescopes on the sidewalk outside his store. It's a special night --Saturn and Mars are going to appear together in the sky. But will Phoebe be able to see them with all the city lights?
Brown Baby Lullaby
Tameka Fryer Brown
Age Group: Baby/Toddler
A lullaby featuring a busy, independent, beloved brown baby being prepared for bedtime.
Let's Play Monsters
Lucy Cousins
Age Group: Toddler
A crayon-bright story invites little monsters to munch, scrunch, gobble and moo their way through imaginative interactions with loved ones before settling down to sleep.
A Space for Me
Cathryn Falwell
Age Group: Preschool
Max wants some space for himself away from his younger brother who takes his things and makes noise, but eventually Max finds a way to make space for his brother too.
The Bold, Brave Bunny
Beth Ferry
Age Group: Preschool
After his brothers and sisters ruin his favorite alphabet book, Teetu the bunny has had enough of his big bunny family! When he sneaks off into the night, what he discovers is more marvelous than he ever dreamed.
Bedtime for Sweet Creatures 
Nikki Grimes
Age Group: Toddler
The challenge of bedtime touches on familiar obstacles and a mother’s creative efforts to coax her reluctant toddler to sleep.
This Magical, Musical Night
Rhonda Gowler Greene
Age Group: Preschool
Follow along as the symphony orchestra's various instruments are introduced. From violin to trumpet, flute to trombone, each plays its part, contributing to a grand and mystifying performance.
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
Joanna Ho
Age Group: Preschool
A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's.
Watercress
Andrea Wang
Age Group: Preschool
Embarrassed about gathering watercress from a roadside ditch, a girl learns to appreciate her Chinese heritage after learning why the plant is so important to her parents,
When Cloud Became a Cloud
Rob Hodgson
Age Group: Preschool
Meet Cloud! Follow along as she moves, transforms, precipitates, and more in this charming and humorous portrayal of the water cycle.
Daddy Speaks Love
Leah Henderson
Age Group: Preschool
A tribute to the joy and grounding that fathers bring to their children's lives.
You are Not Alone
Alphabet Rockers (Kaitlin McGaw, Tommy Shepherd)
Age Group: All Ages
This uplifting picture book reassures kids that they belong and encourages them to love their beautiful selves and their identities, use their voices against hate, and step up for one another and have one another's backs no matter what.
Fly
Brittany Thurman
Age Group: Preschool
Africa asks her friends to teach her to double-dutch so she can enter a double-dutch competition, but none of her friends know how.
The Year We Learned to Fly
Jacqueline Woodson
Age Group: Early Elementary
By heeding their wise grandmother's advice, a brother and sister discover the ability to lift themselves up and imagine a better world.
Secret, Secret Agent Guy
Kira Bigwood
Age Group: Preschool
When a 007-year-old embarks on a bedtime mission called Operation Lollipop, he's prepared for every eventuality--except one.

Early Readers & Chapter Books
Fetch!
Paige Braddock
Age Group: Beginner Readers

When he gets separated from Butter and Crackers, Peanut becomes the new target of the Pint-Sized Pack--the bullies of the Little Dogs group--and must find a way out of this predicament.
Libby Loves Science: Mix and Measure
Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes
Age Group: Beginner Readers

Libby hosts a party for her friends and their dogs. With the help of her friend and little, Libby bakes delicious cupcakes. But when they realize they've forgotten an important ingredient, they use science to solve the problem just in the nick of time.
Friends Do Not Eat Friends
Jill Esbaum
Age Group: Beginner Readers

Big, scary, and hungry Thunder the dinosaur wants to chase and chomp Cluck, a small but brave dinosaur, but Cluck has decided that they will be friends.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever!
Julia March
Age Group: Beginner Readers

Explore the most advanced country on Earth! Discover Black Panter's friends and allies, learn about their skills and abilities, and see how they protect Wakanda and the world.
Fox at Night
Corey R. Tabor
Age Group: Beginner Readers

Fox overcomes his fear of monsters when he meets real nocturnal animals.
Yasmin the Singer
Saadia Faruqi
Age Group: Beginning Readers

Yasmin is excited to attend a wedding party, but when the singing starts Yasmin is too shy to join in.
The Giant Ice Cream Mess
Tina Kügler
Age Group: Beginner Readers

Fox siblings Fritz and Franny both love ice cream, but competition leads them to missing out on choosing a flavor at all when the only option left is marshmallow pickle ripple.
Training Day
Raúl the Third
Age Group: Beginner Readers

Kooky Dooky helps luchador El Toro train for his next wrestling match!
Raging raptors!: All True and Unbelievable!
Korynn Wible-Freels
Age Group: Beginning Readers

Easy to read, fun to see, and filled with amazing things, kids will love the stunning photography and fun, easy-to-read writing.
Run, Mo, Run!
David A. Adler
Age Group: Beginning Readers

Mo Jackson and his friends are competing in a track meet! Can Mo run fast enough to win the race?
Time to Shine
Jessica Young
Age Group: Beginning Readers

Winter has come to the Fairy Forest, and best friends Ruby, Iris, and Pip are eager to sample all the winter activities available like making snow fairies, sledding, and brewing snowflake tea--and building a simple greenhouse.
I'm on it!
Mo Willems and Andrea Tsurumi
Age Group: Beginning Readers

When Frog and Goat turn a simple game into an all-out competition, things get out of hand...until finally, they're over it.
Diner Dogs
Eric Seltzer
Age Group: Beginning Readers

Diner dogs who work at the Bow Wow diner fetch tea and coffee and love belly rubs as they serve all the hungry customers.
Odd Ocean! All True and Unbelievable!
Korynn Freels
Age Group: Beginning Readers

Easy to read, fun to see, and filled with amazing things, kids (even reluctant readers) will love Ripley Readers Odd Ocean!
Crenshaw
Katherine Applegate
Age Group: JFiction

Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. Crenshaw the cat is large, outspoken, and imaginary. He's back to help Jackson. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?
Isaiah Dunn is My Hero
Kelly J. Baptist
Age Group: JFiction

Isaiah is now the big man of the house. But it's a lot harder than his dad made it look.
Genesis Begins Again
Alicia Williams
Age Group: Young People

Thirteen-year-old Genesis tries again and again to lighten her black skin, thinking it is the root of her family's troubles, before discovering reasons to love herself as is.
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
Karina Yan Glaser
Age Group: JFiction

Told that they will have to move out of their Harlem brownstone just after Christmas, the five Vanderbeeker children, ages four to twelve, decide to change their reclusive landlord's mind.
Front Desk
Kelly Yang
Age Group: JFiction

Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California.
Sweep
Jonathan Auxier
Age Group: JFiction

In nineteenth-century England, after her father's disappearance Nan Sparrow, ten, works as a "climbing boy," aiding chimney sweeps, but when her most treasured possessions end up in a fireplace, she unwittingly creates a golem.
End of the Wild
Nicole Heglet
Age Group: JFiction

Eleven-year-old Fern helps to take care of her impoverished family by foraging for food in the forest, but when a fracking company rolls into town, she realizes that her peaceful woods and her family's livelihood could be threatened.
Boris on the Move
Andrew Joyner
Age Group: JFiction (Early Chapter Book)

Boris lives in Hogg Bay, in an old bus that used to travel all over the world, but now just sits there--until one day when his parents take him on an adventure.
Jack and the Snackstalk
Noah Jones
Age Group: JFiction (Early Chapter Book)

It is scary movie night at Moldylocks' house; the guests are Princess Pink and Moldy's cousin Jack, who has brought some nasty-tasting jelly beans for a snack--but when the beans sprout into a pillar of snacks the three friends climb up and find themselves sharing a tasty but dangerous adventure in Snackland.
Press Start: Game Over Super Rabbit Boy
Thomas Flintham
Age Group: JFiction (Early Chapter Book)

When King Viking and his evil robot army attack Animal Town, and kidnap Singing Dog, it is up to Super Rabbit Boy, with some help from Sunny and his video game console, to save the day.
From the Desk of Zoe Washington
Janea Marks
Age Group: JFiction

Avid baker Zoe Washington receives a letter on her twelfth birthday from her biological father, who is in prison for a terrible crime.
Ways to Make Sunshine
Renee Watson
Age Group: JFiction

The Hart family of Portland, Oregon, faces many setbacks after Ryan's father loses his job, but no matter what, Ryan tries to bring sunshine to her loved ones.
The Jumbies
Tracey Baptiste
Age Group: JFiction

Eleven-year-old Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home.
JD and the Family Business
J. Dillard
Age Group: JFiction

Eight-year-old kid barber J.D. joins forces with his sister, who has beauty shop dreams, to find stardom online.
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
Kwame Mbalia
Age Group: JFiction

Seventh-grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. But on his first night on his grandparents' farm, a sticky creature shows up and steals Eddie's notebook.
The Last Last Day of Summer
Lamar Giles
Age Group: JFiction

Otto and Sheed Alston are local sleuths in their zany Virginia town, masters of unraveling mischief using their unmatched powers of deduction. That is, until a mysterious man named Mr. Flux appears with a camera that literally freezes time.
Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-be-Best-Friend
Dawn Quigley
Age Group: JFiction (Early Chapter Books)

Jo Jo Makoons Azure is a spirited seven-year-old who moves through the world a little differently than anyone else on her Ojibwe reservation. Even though Jo Jo loves her #1 best friend Mimi (who is a cat), she's worried that she needs to figure out how to make more friends. Because Fern, her best friend at school, may not want to be friends anymore.
Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Age Group: JFiction

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.
Sisters of the Neversea
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Age Group: JFiction

In this magical, modern twist on Peter Pan, stepsisters Lily and Wendy are spirited away to Neverland by a mysterious boy and must find a way back to the family they love.
Remakable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
Dan Gemeinhart
Age Group: JFiction

12-year-old Coyote must hoodwink her father, Rodeo, into returning home to Washington State after years of itinerant life on a school bus.
Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey
Erin Entrada Kelly
Age Group: JFiction

Marisol, who has a big imagination and likes to name inanimate objects, has a tree in her backyard named Peppina...but she's way too scared to climb it. Will Marisol find the courage to climb Peppina? Maybe.
Too Small Tola
Atinukie
Age Group: JFiction

Tola lives in a flat in Lagos with her sister, Moji, who is very clever; her brother, Dapo, who is very fast; and Grandmummy, who is very bossy. Tola proves to be stronger than she seems when things begin to go awry./i>

Tween & Teen
The Inheritance Games
Jennifer Barnes
Age Group: Young Adult

When a Connecticut teenager inherits vast wealth and an eccentric estate from the richest man in Texas, she must also live with his surviving family and solve a series of puzzles to discover how she earned her inheritance.
War Stories
Gordon Korman
Age Group: Young People

Trevor idolizes his great-grandfather Jacob who came home from World War II a celebrated hero. Jacob and Trevor small French village that his unit liberated. Trevor is going to learn an important lesson: real war is not a video game, and valor and heroism can be very murky concepts.
Alma Presses Play
Tina Cane
Age Group: Young People

Alma's life is a constant of halfways: She's half-Chinese, half-Jewish; her parents spend half the time fighting, and the other half silent; and, at thirteen, she's halfway through becoming a woman. Then comes the year when everything changes, and her life is overtaken by constant endings.
The River has Teeth
Erica Waters
Age Group: Young Adult

When her sister goes missing on the Bend, becoming the second girl to disappear from the wildlife preserve, Natasha turns to a local girl rumored to be a witch to find her.
Furia
Yamile Saied Mendez
Age Group: Young Adult

Seventeen-year-old Camila Hassan, a rising soccer star in Rosario, Argentina, dreams of playing professionally, in defiance of her fathers' wishes and at the risk of her budding romance with Diego.
I'll Be the One
Lyla Lee
Age Group: Young Adult

Skye dreams of joining the glittering world of K-Pop, and to do that, she's about to break all the rules that society, the media, and even her own mother, have set for girls like her.
Ashfall Legacy
Pittacus Lore
Age Group: Young People

Half-human, half-alien teenager Syd Chambers has been on the run with his mother for years, constantly moving towns and changing names. When his uncle finally tracks him down, Syd is given the chance to find out what really happened to his long-presumed-dead father.
Skyward
Brandon Sanderson
Age Group: Young People

In a mysterious world called Detritus where humans live below the surface, 16-year-old Spensa must overcome her deceased starfighter pilot father's cowardly reputation as she follows in his footsteps to defend her home from the increasingly devastating attacks of the alien Krell.
The Kindred
Alechia Dow
Age Group: Young Adult

Felix and Joy were bonded as Kindred at birth, thanks to a program designed to connect the wealthy and the poor across the planets of the Q system. They share every experience and communicate at will, though they have never met. Opposites definitely attract, but the two are forbidden to fall in love.
Iron Widow
Xiran Zhao
Age Group: Young Adult

When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot to battle the aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall of China, it's to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister's death. But when she gets her vengeance, it becomes clear that she is an Iron Widow, a rare kind of female pilot who can sacrifice males to power up Chrysalises.
Game Changer
Neal Shusterman
Age Group: Young Adult

After a rough tackle on the football field, suddenly stop signs are blue and always have been. After the second universe-altering hit, a pair of interdimensional twins promises Ash answers. The more universes he visits, the closer the universe gets to complete annihilation.
Aurora Rising
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Age Group: Young Adult

Told in separate voices, eighteen-year-old Tyler Jones, top graduate of Aurora Academy, and a group of misfits and troublemakers embark on their first mission with Auri, a stowaway from the distant past.
Keeping it Real
Paula Chase
Age Group: Young People

Having enrolled in their fancy private school a few years before him, Mari has always been her best friend Justice's social interpreter. But this summer, things are going to flip: Justice was accepted into Style High, a summer program designed to boost Black kids who are interested in careers in fashion design and styling.
Recongize! An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life
Wade Hudson
Age Group: Young People

An anthology featuring over thirty Black authors and illustrators to honor Black life past, present, and future.
Sway With Me
Syed Masood
Age Group: Young People

Arsalan Nizami has learned all he knows from his 100-year-old great-grandfather, but when Beenish Siraj asks him to be her partner in a dance she's been forbidden to perform at her sister's wedding, Arsalan's world opens up in more ways than he could have imagined.
Everything Sad is Untrue
Daniel Nayeri
Age Group: Young People

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.
Zara Hoosain is Here
Sabina Khan
Age Group: Young Adult

Ever since her family moved to Texas from Pakistan, 17-year-old Zara has only ever called Corpus Christi home. Being the only Muslim girl at her conservative Catholic school, blending in isn't really an option. One day a classmate takes thing too far, which leads to a violent crime that puts Zara and her family's entire future at risk.
Off the Record
Camryn Garrett
Age Group: Young Adult

A teen journalist uncovers the #metoo scandal of the decade: a bigshot Hollywood director is taking advantage of cast members.
Roxy
Neal Shusterman & Jaren Shusterman
Age Group: Young Adult

Two siblings get caught up in a wager between two manufactured gods, Roxicodone and Adderall, in this new thriller inspired by the opioid crisis.
Punching the Air
Ibi Zoboi
Age Group: Young Adult

A powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated.
Smash It!
Francina Simone
Age Group: Young Adult

Challenging herself to overcome long-held insecurities at the beginning of her junior year, Liv lands an unexpected role in her high school's hip-hopera production of Othello that helps launch her journey of self-empowerment.
Lies My Memory Told Me
Sacha Wunsch
Age Group: Young People

In a world where memories can be shared but not trusted, Nova, whose parents developed the Enhanced Memory technology, finds herself questioning their motives after she meets a boy who runs a secret vlog cataloging real experiences.
We Light Up the Sky
Lilliam Rivera
Age Group: Young Adult

Pedro, Luna, and Rafa find themselves thrown together when an extraterrestrial visitor lands in their city and takes the form of Luna's cousin Tasha. As the Visitor causes destruction wherever it goes, the three teens struggle to survive and warn others of what's coming--because this Visitor is only the first of many.
The Loop
Ben Oliver
Age Group: Young Adult

Luka Kane has spent 736 days wrongfully imprisoned inside the Loop awaiting his execution. Each day is the same. Each day is torturous. But things are starting to change. Whispers of war are circulating.
Mandalay Hawks Dilemma
Peter Aronson
Age Group: Young People

Set in 2030, the book is about a 13-year-old girl's effort to save the world from global warming.
Huda F are You?
Huda Fahmy
Age Group: Young Adult

Huda moves to a new school and tries to find her place in it.
Artie and the Wolf Moon
Olivia Stephens
Age Group: Young Adult

After sneaking out against her mother's wishes, Artie Irvin spots a massive wolf--then watches it don a bathrobe and transform into her mom.
Himawari House
Harmony Becker
Age Group: Young Adult

When Nao returns to Tokyo to reconnect with her Japanese heritage, she books a yearlong stay at the Himawari sharehouse. There she meets Hyejung and Tina. Will they be able to hold one another up as life tests them with new loves, old heart breaks, and the everyday challenges of being fish out of water?
I am not Starfire
Mariko Tamaki
Age Group: Young Adult

17-year-old Mandy, who dyes her hair black and hates almost everyone, is not like her mother, the tall, sparkly alien superhero Starfire, so when someone from Starfire's past arrives, Mandy must make a choice about who she is and if she should risk everything to save her mom.
Iyanu: Child of Wonder
Roye Okupe
Age Group: Young Adult

A teenage orphan with no recollection of her past, suddenly discovers that she has abilities that rival the ancient deities told in the folklore of her people.
Squad
Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Age Group: Young Adult

Becca moves to an upscale Silicon Valley suburb and is surprised when she develops a bond with girls who belong to the popular clique-and even more surprised when she learns their secrets.
Heartstopper
Alice Oseman
Age Group: Young Adult

When lanky, openly gay Charlie Spring is seated next to burly rugby lad Nick Nelson in a new "vertical class group" at their English all-boys school, they form a friendship that appears unlikely to those around them, quickly becoming a central part of each other's lives. 
Apple: Skin to the Core
Eric Gansworth
Age Group: Young Adult

The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities--someone "red on the outside, white on the inside." Eric tells the story of his family, of Onondaga among Tuscaroras. From the horrible legacy of the government boarding schools, to watching his siblings leave and return and leave again, to fighting to be an artist who balances multiple worlds.
Firekeeper's Daughter
Angeline Boully
Age Group: Young Adult

Daunis, who is part Ojibwe, defers attending the University of Michigan to care for her mother and reluctantly becomes involved in the investigation of a series of drug-related deaths.
Moonshot: the Indigenous comics collection. Volume 1
Edited by Hope Nicholson
Age Group: Young Adult

Comic book stories showcasing the rich heritage and identity of indigenous storytelling, from dozens of creators.
Walking in Two Worlds
Wab Kinew
Age Group: Young Adult

In the real world, Bugz a shy and self-conscious Indigenous teen. But in the virtual world, her alter ego is not just confident but dominant. Feng is sent from China to live with his aunt, a doctor on Bugz's reserve, after his online activity suggests he may be developing extremist sympathies. Both grapple with the impact of family & community trauma.
The Marrow Thieves
Cherie Dimaline
Age Group: Young Adult

In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, leading to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America's indigenous population. It is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world, but getting the marrow means death for the unwilling donors.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask (young readers edition)
Anton Treuer
Age Group: Young Adult

An essential book of questions and answers for Native and non-Native young readers alike.
The Power of Style: How Fashion and Beauty are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures
Christian Allaire
Age Group: Young Adult

Style is not just clothes--it's self-expression, representation, and transformation. As a fashion-obsessed Ojibwe teen, Christian rarely saw anyone that looked like him in the magazines or movies. Now the Fashion and Style Writer for Vogue, he is working to change that.
Wolf Hollow
Lauren Wolk
Age Group: Young Person

Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran.
Ghost
Jason Reynolds
Age Group: Young People

Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential.

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