Recommended Reading for Children and Youth

The Caldwell library is a great place to connect with your child. Look for books that highlight friendship or hospitality, worship, learning about God, mission, and generosity. Rumphius by Barbara Cooney (E C)
A classic by Maine author and illustrator Barbary Cooney, Miss Rumphius, is the 1983 National Book Award winner in the category Picture Books. The child Alice, who “lives in a city by the sea,” becomes the woman Miss Rumphius. She works in a library, travels to faraway places, and, when she is old, again lives by the sea and makes the world more beautiful by sowing lupine seeds. She is then known as “the Lupine Lady.” The book is wonderfully written and illustrated. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña (E D)
Written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson, Last Stop on Market Street is the 2016 winner of the Newbery Medal and a finalist for the 2016 Caldecott Award. It’s the story of a small boy, C. J., who on Sundays after church rides the bus with his grandmother to a part of their city where they serve meals at a soup kitchen. When the boy wonders why they have to make this journey, Nana helps C. J. see the beauty around him.
Other New Acquisitions

Snuggle Time Prayers
by Glenys Nellist (Brd E N)
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
        by Lindsay Mattick (E M)

I Love You the Purplest by Barbara M. Joosse (E J)
One Smile by Cindy McKinley (E M)
Island Boy by Barbara Cooney (E C)
The Pizza Tree by Willa Brighman (E B)