Gallery of Readers

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If you’ve visited the Youth Services department this summer, you’ve noticed our continually growing Gallery of Readers bulletin board. The Gallery of Readers is part of our Summer Reading Club “halfway activity,” as in, after at least ten days of reading or doing activities, young people stopped by our Summer Reading Club booth to have their picture taken with a book they wanted to share. The photos were printed and added to our Gallery of Readers. This project was led by Youth Services librarians Ruth and Jennifer, who made this beautiful and engaging display. It has been so joyful seeing young people find their pictures displayed in the library and seeing the awesome books they’ve been reading and recommending. It is an especially perfect activity for our Summer Reading Club theme of “Find Your Voice.” Telling other people about the book you love – or the book you are anticipating reading – is a powerful way to express yourself. It’s the practice of lifelong readers. And I know that recommendations from kids for other kids have even more impact. (You can learn more about the benefits of participating in Summer Reading Club here.)  

So we decided to collect some of these recommendations in the hope that these books can help you find something you’ll love to read this summer, too. There’s truly something for everyone on our Readers Wall! And if you want customized recommendations, you can stop by the library to talk to a librarian or submit a Personalized Book Pick request! 

Huge thank you to our Summer Reading Club volunteers Thienna, Nayana, and Amelie for helping to collect and type up the titles/authors. 

Remember to stop by if you haven’t had your picture taken yet – and stop by at the end of the summer to pick up your picture. 

And we'd love to hear what about what you read this summer! 


Board Books

Future Doctor by Lori Alexander 

Future Engineer by Lori Alexander 

Do You Know Noses? by Josie Shepherd and Leslie Kimmelman 


Picture Books

Unicorn Club by Suzy Senior, illustrated by Leire Martin 

If You Give a Pig A Pancake by Laura Numeroff 

Anna & Elsa’s Secret Playtime by Victoria Saxon 

Rescue Mission! (Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous) by Steve Behling  

Felipe and Claudette by Mark Teague 

Dump Truck’s Colors by Sherri Duskey Rinker 

Arthur’s Birthday by Marc Brown 

Wild Kratts by Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt 

Daniel Tiger Celebrates Love Day by Alexandra Cassel Schwartz 

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems 

Pete the Cat and the Surprise Teacher by James Dean 

Sir Simon: Super Scarer by Cale Atkinson 

Demolition by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock  

A Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats 

The Berenstain Bears Learn about Strangers by Stan and Jan Berenstain 

I'll Be Your Dog by P. Crumble 


J Illustrated 

Where’s Waldo in Hollywood by Martin Handford 


Early Readers

I Spy Fly Guy by Ted Arnold 

Narwhal's Otter Friends by Ben Clayton 

Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor 

I’m A Frog by Mo Willems 

Press Start! Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off! by Thomas Flintham 

Mermaid Days: The Sunken Ship by Kyle Lukoff 

Peanut Butter and Jelly by Ben Clanton 

Fly Guy’s Amazing Tricks by Ted Arnold 

There is a Bird on Your Head by Mo Willems 

Prince Fly Guy by Ted Arnold 

Owl Diaries: Warm Hearts Day by Rebecca Elliott  

Owl Diaries: Eva and Baby Mo by Rebecca Elliott 

Press Start! Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off! by Thomas Flintham 

I Will Surprise My Friend! by Mo Willems  

¿Debo compartir mi helado? by Mo Willems 

Owl Diaries: Eva and the Lost Pony by Rebecca Elliot 

Let’s Go for a Drive by Mo Willems 

We are in a Book! By Mo Willems 

Unicorn and Yeti: A Good Team by Heather Ayris Burnell 

Fancy Nancy and the Too Loose Tooth by Jane O'Connor 


Juvenile Fiction 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling 

Escape Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein 

Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey 

The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani Dasgupta 

Magic Tree House #15: Viking Ships At Sunrise by Mary Pope Osborne  

Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy (Graphic Novel) by Tui T. Sutherland 

Upside Down Magic by Sarah Mynowski, Lauren Myracle, & Emily Jenkins 

Babysitters Little Sister: Karen’s Roller Skates by Ann M. Martin & Katy Farina 

Nancy Clancy: Late Breaking News by Jane O’Connor 

Thea Stilton and the Spanish Dance Mission by Geronimo Stilton 

Dragon Masters: Treasure of the Gold Dragon by Tracey West 

The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson 

Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey 

Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures: U.S. Capital Commotion by Jeff Brown 

The Babysitters Club: Boy Crazy Stacey by Ann M. Martin 

Captain Underpants: Preposterous Flight by Dav Pilkey 

The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island by Gertrude Chandler Warner 

City Spies by James Ponti 

Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream by Monica Brown 

The Babysitters Club: Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann M. Martin 

Dragon Masters: Power of the Fire Dragon by Tracey West 

Room to Dream by Kelly Yang 

The Babysitters Club: Claudia and Mean Janine by Raina Telgemeier & Ann M. Martin 

The Boxcar Children: The Hockey Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner 

Twins by Varian Johnson & Shannon Wright 

Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew by Carolyn Keene 

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey 

Wonder by R.J. Palacio 

Blended by Sharon M. Draper 

Becoming Muhammad Ali by Kramer Alexander and James Patterson 

Stella Batts Needs A New Name by Courtney Sheinmel 

Sprinkles and Secrets by Lisa Schroeder  

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey 

Flashback Four: The Lincoln Project by Dan Gutman 

Dragon Masters: Shine of the Silver Dragon by Tracey West 

All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson 

The Babysitters Club: The Truth About Stacey by Ann M. Martin  

The Order of the Unicorn by Suzanne Selfors 

Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary 

The Last Firehawk: Lullaby Lake by Katrina Charman 

Mysteries According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney 

El Deafo by Cece Bell 

Mr. Wolf’s Class by Aron Nels Steinke 

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry 

Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui Sutherland, illustrated by Mike Holmes

Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz 

Dumpling Days by Grace Lin 

Amulet: Supernova by Kazu Kibuishi  

Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes 

Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott 

Bunny Double, We’re in Trouble by Dan Gutman 

Harriet, the Hamster Fairy by Daisy Meadows 

Big Nate: Beware of Low-Flying Corn Muffins by Lincoln Peirce 

The Critter Club: Life in a Marigold Lake by Callie Barkley, illustrated by Marsha Riti  

The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley 

I Survived: The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Lauren Tarshis 

The Last Firehawk: The Battle for Perodia by Katrina Charman 

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine 

The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman 

Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go by Annie Barrows 

Sidekicks by Dan Santat 

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Appegate 

Diary of an Ice Princess: Snow Place like Home by Christina Soontornvat 

Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd & Michelle Mee Nutter 

¡¡Manu!! by Kelly Fernandez 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney 

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling 

Miss Quinces: A Graphic Novel by Kat Fajardo 

Ice Cream Machine by Adam Rubin 

Nancy Clancy: Late-Breaking News! by Jane O’Connor 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney 

The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag 

The Adventures of Captain Underpants (in Full Color) by Dav Pilkey 

Science Comics: Bats by Falynn Koch 

Diary of a Pug by Kyla May 

Geeger the Robot Goes by School by Jarrett Lerner 

Magic Treehouse: A Big Day for Baseball by Mary Pope Osborne 

Animal Rescue Friends by Genevieve Kote, Gina Loveless, Meika Hashimoto 

Freestyle by Gale Galligan 

Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel 

Magic Bone: Nice Snowing You & Don’t Mess with the Ninja Puppy! by Nancy Krulik and Sebastien Braun 

Magic Animal Friends: Sophie Flufftail’s Brave Plan by Daisy Meadows 



The Whale Who Won Hearts! And More True Stories of Adventures with Animals by Brian Skerry and Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld 

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly 

Breakaway: Beyond the Goal by Alex Morgan 

Who Would Win? Alligator Vs. Python by Jerry Pallota 

I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka, Liz Welch, and Martin Ganda 

Dive! World War II stories of sailors & submarines in the Pacific by Deborah Hopkinson 

The Guiness World Records 2023 

Pokémon: How to Draw by Tracey West

Cool Builds in Minecraft by Future plc and GamesMaster

Dangerous Animals by John Seidensticker, Susan Lumpkin, and Christer Eriksson

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Philip Hoose 

Stubby the War Dog by Ann Bausum 

The Ultimate Build’s Guide in Minecraft by Future plc and GamesMaster

Who Would Win? Polar Bear vs. Grizley Bear by Jerry Pallota 

Redwoods by Jason Chin 

Bee Dance by Rick Chrustowski 


Junior High Fiction 

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga 

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan 

In Honor of Broken Things by Paul Acampora 

Storm Runners: Eruption by Roland Smith 

Jedi Academy: At Last, Jedi by Amy Ignatow & Jarrett J. Krosoczka 

Fire Within by Chris d'Lacey 

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien  

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