Ban this book
Gratz, Alan, 1972-, author
A fourth grader fights back when 'From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg' is challenged by a well-meaning parent and taken off the shelves of her school library. Amy Anne is shy and soft-spoken, but don't mess with her when it comes to her favorite book in the whole world. Amy Anne and her lieutenants wage a battle for the books that will make you laugh and pump your fists as they start a secret banned books locker library, make up ridiculous reasons to ban every single book in the library to make a point, and take a stand against censorship.
The book no one wants to read
Bacon, Beth, 1965- author
A lonely book makes a deal with its reader: "You keep turning my pages, and I'll make it FUN!?́?
Clarence's big secret
MacGregor Cation, Christine, author
A powerful story about the importance of reading, and how it is never too late to learn something new Clarence Brazier has a secret. One big enough to keep for almost one hundred years. When Clarence was a boy, he was smart and hardworking and always lots of help on the family farm. He was excited when he turned six and had his first day of school. But, being tall for his age, he was mistaken for a third grader and asked to spell his name in front of the whole one-room school. Of course, Clarence didn't know how to read or write yet and, embarrassed by the other children's teasing, he ran out of the school, all the way home. He didn't go back, and didn't learn to read. That was Clarence's big secret. Clarence's smarts and good work ethic meant he always had a job, but still, his secret held him back. Whenever he was offered a promotion that would require reading and writing, he would quit and change jobs, afraid that his secret would be exposed. His wife Angela was the only person who knew his secret, and she did all the reading and writing for the two of them. Angela died when Clarence was almost 100 years old. Heartbroken over his loss, and unable to manage tasks that require the ability to read, such as shopping, Clarence decided it was finally time to make a change. He revealed his secret to one of his daughters, a former schoolteacher who offered to teach him to read, and declared him the best (and oldest!) student she ever had. For the remaining years of his life, Clarence read and read and read. He became a literacy advocate, visiting schools and talking to kids about the importance of reading. He proved that it's never too late to learn something new, even something so big.
I am a book. I am a portal to the universe
Posavec, Stefanie, author.
I have 112 pages, measuring 20 cm high and wide. I weigh 465g. And I have the power to show you the wonders of the world. Lift me up to the sky, rest me on your lap, drop me from a height, wear me as a hat. Together, through data, we'll uncover the stories hidden in the everyday. How long is an anteater's tongue? How tiny is the DNA in your cells? How fast is gold mined? How loud is the sun? And how many stars have been born and exploded in the time you've taken to read this sentence? Hold me in your hands and let me show you what I'm made of - and what waits for you in the corners of our awe-inspiring universe.
Lola loves stories
Lola loves to hear Daddy read a new library book each night, an activity that spurs her imagination and results in inventive play the next day.
The oldest student : how Mary Walker learned to read
Hubbard, Rita L., author
Reading like a writer : a guide for people who love books and for those who want to write them
Prose, Francine, 1947-
The reading list : a novel
Adams, Sara Nisha, author
Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life after losing his beloved wife. Working at the local library for the summer, Aleisha discovers a list of novels that she's never heard of before. Intrigued, she impulsively decides to read every book on the list. When Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too. Slowly, the shared books create a connection between two lonely souls, as fiction helps them escape their grief and everyday troubles and find joy again.
Connis, Dave, author
After her principal bans a number of books from the school library, bibliophile student Clara joins forces with her friends to start an underground library.