Children’s Book Week 2018

Children’s Book Week is here and The Southfield Library has a few events for you planned! During April 29th-May 5th we will have the following programs for you to attend, just click on the links for more information:

There’s also some things you and your child can do at the library or at home! For the young readers, there are Sesame Street coloring pages and an Abby origami to print out.

We will have copies of the Book Week Comic printed out at the library for you to read and you can download and print it out. There is also an activity book with puzzles and story writing prompts for everyone to try!

Kids can also vote on winners for the 2018 Children’s and Teen Book Awards. This is your chance to vote on books that are written for you!

K - 2nd Grade
Book of the Year
3rd - 4th Grade
Book of the Year
Billy Bloo is Stuck in Goo
Hamburg, Jennifer
Told in rhyme, a parade of characters tries to help Billy Bloo free himself from the goo, but only manages to get trapped in the goo instead.
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50 Wacky Things Animals Do
Wagner, Tricia Martineau
Describes fifty strange animal behaviors, including how cuckoo birds lay their eggs in other birds' nests, how male penguins offer stones to female penguins, and how electric eels defend themselves with electric shock waves.
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Did you Take the B from My _ook?
Stanton, Beck & Matt
When the letter B goes missing from the story, the reader must find a way to bring it back into the book for good.
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Frederick Douglass: The Lion who Wrote History
Myers, Walter Dean
Frederick Douglass was a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become an icon. He was a leader of the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, and a social reformer, proving that, as he said, "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."
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Pete with no Pants
Watkins, Rowboat
Pete does not like wearing pants, so he imagines himself as a boulder, or a squirrel, or maybe a cloud--just as long as he does not have to wear pants.
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Manjhi Moves a Mountain
Churnin, Nancy
Dashrath Manjhi used a hammer and chisel, grit, determination, and twenty years to carve a path through the mountain separating his poor village from the nearby village with schools, markets, and a hospital. Manjhi Moves a Mountain shows how everyone can make a difference if their heart is big enough.
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Poor Louie
Fucile, Tony
Loving life with his human parents, Louie becomes alarmed when his routine changes and double sets of new furniture and clothing begin showing up in his home as his mom's tummy gets bafflingly larger.
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Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets
Alexander, Kwame
Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.
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This Book will not be Fun
Dunlap, Cirocco
A young mouse uses his imagination to see all sorts of unusual things, such as a flying whale.
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Thunder Underground
Yolen, Jane
A collection of poems explores the wonder underground, from animal burrows and subways to caves and magma.
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5th - 6th Grade
Book of the Year
Teen Book of the Year
Disaster Diaries: Spiders!
McGeddon, R.
Giant spiders overrun the town of Sitting Duck, and Sam, Artie, and Emmie must work together to save the day.
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Caraval
Garber, Stephanie
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year, Scarlett's long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor who she has just met, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season's Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
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Finding Mighty
Chari, Sheela
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 parkour, graffiti, and diamond-smuggling, Myla and Peter encounter a band of thugs who are after the same thing as Randall. Can Myla and Peter find Randall before it's too late, and their shared family secrets threaten to destroy them all?
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The Hate U Give
Thomas, Angie
After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
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The Loser's Club
Clements, Andrew
Alec, a sixth-grade bookworm always in trouble for reading instead of listening and participating in class, starts a book club, solely to have a place to read, and discovers that real life, although messy, can be as exciting as the stories in his favorite books.
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Long Way Down
Reynolds Jason
There are three rules in the neighborhood: Don't cry ; Don't snitch ; Get revenge. Will takes his dead brother Shawn's gun, and gets in the elevator on the 7th floor. As the elevator stops on each floor, someone connected to Shawn gets on. Someone already dead. Dead by teenage gun violence. And each has something to share with Will.
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Malala
Frier, Raphaelle
Malala Yousafzai stood up to the Taliban and fought for the right for all girls to receive an education. When she was just fifteen-years old, the Taliban attempted to kill Malala, but even this did not stop her activism. At age eighteen Malala became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to ensure the education of all children around the world.
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Turtles all the way Down
Green, John
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her best and most fearless friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis. Asa is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza's story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.
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This is Just a Test
Wan-Long, Wendy
In 1983 seventh-grader David Da-Wei Horowitz has a lot to worry about--his bar mitzvah is coming soon, his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers argue about everything, his teammates for the upcoming trivia contest, Scott and Hector, do not like each other, he is beginning to notice girls, and Scott has persuaded him to begin digging a fallout shelter just in case the Cold War heats up.
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Because You Love to Hate Me
Ed. Ameriie
A collection of classic fairy tales and stories, from Medusa to Sherlock Holmes, retold from the villains' points of view by teams of authors and "BookTubers."
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