[]
[]

NYPL's Children's Books 2011: Chapter Books

An Elephant in the Garden
An Elephant in the Garden By Morpurgo, Michael (Book - 2011 ) J FIC M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:When Dresden is bombed during World War II, the animals in the zoo are endangered. Lizzie and her family rescue beloved elephant Marlene while keeping away from the invading army.

Breadcrumbs
Breadcrumbs By Ursu, Anne (Book - 2011 ) J FIC U and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:In this updated take on Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, Hazel must rescue her best friend Jack from an unfamiliar land...whether he wants to be rescued or not.

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick 14 Amazing Authors Tell the Tales (Book - 2011 ) J FIC C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A gaggle of authors carry readers into the creepy and unusual when they write stories to match 14 mysterious illustrations left by a mythical illustrator.

City of Orphans
City of Orphans By Avi, 1937- (Book - 2011 ) J FIC A and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:When newsie Maks Geless's sister is framed for a burglary at The Waldorf, where she works, he teams up with a tough orphan girl to solve the mystery. Set in 1893 New York City.

The Floating Islands
The Floating Islands By Neumeier, Rachel (Book - 2011 ) FIC N and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Determined to become one of the Kajuraihi - men who use dragon magic to fly on the wind - Trei undergoes serious training while his cousin Araene disguises herself as a boy to gain entrance to the secret school for mages.

Fly Trap
Fly Trap By Hardinge, Frances (Book - 2011 ) J FIC H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Young orphan Mosca Mye, her psychotic goose, and her con-man sidekick are trapped in a town where nighttime brings deadly dangers and leaving costs money she doesn't have. A suspenseful sequel to Fly By Night.

The Fourth Stall
The Fourth Stall By Rylander, Chris (Book - 2011 ) J FIC R and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:Do you need something? Sixth-graders Mac and Vince can get just about anything for you - for a small fee. Everything changes, however, when a nasty teen named Staples takes over the school with an illegal gambling ring. A raucous daredevil ride.

Ghetto Cowboy
Ghetto Cowboy A Novel By Neri, Greg (Book - 2011 ) J FIC N and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:When Trane's mom ships him off to Philadelphia to live with the father he doesn't know, he doesn't expect to find a horse in the house and a stable in the yard.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in A Ship of Her Own Making
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in A Ship of Her Own Making By Valente, Catherynne M., 1979- (Book - 2011 ) J FIC V and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:"Once upon a time a girl named September, grew very tired indeed of her parents' house..." Taken to a magical land by Green Wind, September must find a way to defeat Fairyland's evil ruler.

Hound Dog True
Hound Dog True By Urban, Linda (Book - 2011 ) J FIC U and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Mattie Breen is so shy, she would rather be her uncle Potluck's custodial apprentice at school than the new girl in class yet again. With only a week before school starts, can she learn to come out of her shell?

Icefall
Icefall By Kirby, Matthew J., 1976- (Book - 2011 ) J FIC K and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:No one ever notices Solveig. No one at all. But when she and her siblings are sent by their father, the king, to an abandoned fjord in the company of his dangerous bezerker bodyguards, she finds that she is the only one who can solve the mystery of the traitor in their midst.

Inside Out & Back Again
Inside Out & Back Again By Lai, Thanhha (Book - 2011 ) J FIC L and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:When Ha and her family relocate from Vietnam to Alabama in 1975, she discovers her family's inner strength despite the challenges of a new language, culture shock, and the neighborhood bully.

Jefferson's Sons
Jefferson's Sons A Founding Father's Secret Children By Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker (Book - 2011 ) J FIC B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Imagine if your father owned you. Told through the eyes of two of Thomas Jefferson's children with the slave Sally Hemings this novel presents history in a way never before seen in fiction for children.

Junonia
Junonia By Henkes, Kevin (Book - 2011 ) J FIC H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Every year, Alice loves to spend her birthday with her favorite people at Sanibel Island, but this year everything is changing and she doesn't like it.

The Luck of the Buttons
The Luck of the Buttons By Ylvisaker, Anne (Book - 2011 ) J FIC Y and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:When a smooth-talking con man slides into small-town Iowa, it's up to Tugs Button, a girl with a family that can't do anything right, to save everyone she knows from ruin.

A Monster Calls
A Monster Calls A Novel By Ness, Patrick, 1971- (Book - 2011 ) FIC N and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Every night at 12:07 the monster comes. Only Conor can see it and hear the stories it tells. And only Conor can give it the one thing it wants: the truth.

The Mostly True Story of Jack
The Mostly True Story of Jack By Barnhill, Kelly Regan (Book - 2011 ) J FIC B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Jack is in a new place with new problems, among them a bully named Clayton and parents who can't seem to remember who he is. But not all is as it seems, and as the surreal landscape of Hazelwood begins to unravel, Jack must discover his place in the world.

Okay for Now
Okay for Now By Schmidt, Gary D. (Book - 2011 ) J FIC S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Doug would rather be anywhere but the crummy small town his family has moved to. Then he discovers an old book in the library and learns he might be more than the loser his father makes him out to be.

Six Days
Six Days By Webb, Philip, 1967- (Book - 2011 ) J FIC W and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:In a future London, the city is being dismantled brick by brick in search of a precious artifact. Cass and Wilbur team up with two mysterious strangers in a race against time to save the world.

Tall Story
Tall Story By Gourlay, Candy (Book - 2011 ) J FIC G and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Andi is meeting her Filipino half-brother Bernardo for the first time. When she sees him, she can hardly believe her eyes - he's eight feet tall! The only thing more unbelievable is his story.

The Unforgotten Coat
The Unforgotten Coat By Cottrell Boyce, Frank (Book - 2011 ) J FIC C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Is there really a demon tracking Chingis and Nergui that can make them disappear? When Julie meets two boys from Mongolia who claim they're escaping from such a creature, she finds that being their "good guide" means separating fact from fiction.

The Wickedest Witch
The Wickedest Witch By Howard, M. J. (Book - 2009 ) J FIC H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nasty, warty witch Esmelia Sniff takes on a young apprentice to help her win the title of Supreme High Witch (and to fatten up a tasty dinner). But the surprisingly talented orphan Sam has other plans.

Wonderstruck
Wonderstruck A Novel in Words and Pictures By Selznick, Brian (Book - 2011 ) J FIC S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:In two intertwining stories - one told in words and the other only in pictures - an orphan and a lonely deaf girl find common ground in New York City despite very different lives and experiences.

A Shared List by nypl_selection

Member of New York Public Library

Send nypl_selection a Message FollowFollow IgnoreIgnore Report This List

Description

As children's librarians shared this year's newest books with the children in their local libraries, it became clear that the old adage - the more things change, the more they stay the same - is truer than ever. From Xboxes to iPads, from Wii consoles to the hottest apps, technology ages in a blink of an eye, but the timelessness of a good tale will always engage even the most tech-savvy child. Here are some of the best children's novels of the 2011 year. Enjoy them with your families.


English
Other

Powered by BiblioCommons.
Version red_eye (red_eye) Last updated 2014/09/08 16:42