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Librarians' Choice 2001 - Books for Children

cover of Love That Dog

No matter what your age, there are great books waiting for you in the library's children's collections. The librarians from the Children's Learning Center picked a few favorites from the titles added to their collection this year.

Love That Dog
Sharon Creech
j Fiction
A young student's scorn for poetry gradually turns to appreciation when he decides to try his hand at writing a poem about the death of his beloved dog.

Dancing in Cadillac Light
Kimberly Willis Holt
j Fiction
Dark family secrets are uncovered and valuable lessons about honesty and loyalty are learned when eleven-year-old Jaynell's recently-widowed grandfather moves in with her family.

The Stray Dog
Marc Simont
Easy
While on a weekend picnic in the country, a family befriends a scruffy stray dog and decides to rescue him from the dogcatcher.

The Journey
Sarah Stewart
Easy
A young Amish girl tells her "silent friend," her diary, about all the wondrous experiences she has on her first trip to the big city.

cover of The Three Pigs

The Three Pigs
David Wiesner
Easy
Caldecott-winner Weisner takes an unusual approach to the well-known nursery rhyme in this beautifully illustrated book.

The Other Side
Jacqueline Woodson
Two girls, one white and one black, gradually get to know each other as they sit on the fence that divides their town.

A Poke in the I: A Collection of Concrete Poems
Selected by Paul B. Janeczko
j811.008 qP761 2001
Accompanied by clever illustrations, the poems in this collection are sure to delight and challenge kids of all ages.

Feathers, Flaps & Fops: Fabulous Early Fliers
Bo Zaunders
j629.1309 qZ39 2001
Zaunders offers readers highlights from the lives of eight famous figures from the history of flight.