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With the new school year started, it is time to get into the habit of reading with your students. Provo City Library compiled the following list for the district librarians, and it is too good not to pass along.

Our Best Picks: Top of the Morning September 2017

Joella’s Picks

Picture Books:

  • Take Your Time: A Tale of Harriet, the Galapagos Tortoise by Eva Furrow and Donna Jo Napoli
  • Goldfish Ghost by Lemony Snicket
  • 7 Ate 9 by Tara Lazar
  • The Scariest Book Ever by Bob Shea
  • Bad Seed by Jory John
  • Mama Lion Wins the Race by Jon J Muth
  • Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds
  • Nothing Rhymes with Orange by Adam Rex
  • The Perfect Siesta by Pato Mena
  • Plankton is Pushy by Jonathan Fenske

Easy Readers:

  • What is Chasing Duck by Jan Thomas
  • There’s a Pest in the Garden by Jan Thomas
  • Juvenile Fiction:
  • A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting by Joe Ballarini
  • The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre by Gail Caron Levine
  • Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
  • The Dark Prophecy (Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan


  • The Big Bad Fox by Benjamin Renner
  • The Stone Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
  • Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton
  • Juvenile Informational Books:
  • The Quest for Z: the True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon by Greg Pizzoli
  • Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin

Donna’s Picks

Picture Books:

  • The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson
  • Toucans, Too by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
  • Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry Pinkney


  • Harry Miller’s Run by Salvatore Rubbino
  • Bruno: Some of the More Interesting Days in My Life So Far by Catharina Valckx


  • Real Friends by Shannon Hale
  • Star Scouts by Mike Lawrence
  • Seeking Refuge by Kathryn Shoemaker
  • Making Scents by Arthur Yorinks

Juvenile Fiction:

  • Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
  • York: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby
  • Joplin Wishing by Diane Stanley
  • Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan
  • Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia


  • Word Play by Ivan Brunetti
  • Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive by Ammi-Joan Paquette
  • Voyager’s Greatest Hits by Alexandra Siy

Happy reading!

Shalee Hiskey
  • Shalee Hiskey