Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.

Alberto Manguel

New Kids’ Books

Rhode Island Children’s Book Award Nominees 2015

Author Title
Black, Holly Doll bones
Cervantes, Angela Gaby, lost and found
Curtis, Christopher Paul The mighty Miss Malone
Engle, Margarita Mountain dog
Harley, Bill Charlie Bumpers vs. the teacher of the year
Marino, Nan Hiding out at the Pancake Palace
Mills, Claudia Kelsey Green, reading queen
Mull, Brandon Wild born
Pincus, Gregory K. The 14 fibs of Gregory K.
Polacco, Patricia The blessing cup
Reinhardt, Dana Odessa again
Shurtliff, Liesl Rump : the true story of Rumpelstiltskin
Wissinger, Tamera Will Gone fishing : a novel in verse

New Books on CD

Author Title
Colfer, Eoin The last guardian
DiCamillo, Kate Flora & Ulysses
Keene, Carolyn Dressed to steal
Lobel, Arnold the Arnold Lobel audio collection

New Picture Books – Fall

Author Title
Bauer, Marion Dane The Christmas baby
Bemonster, Ludworst Frankenstein’s fright before Christmas
Bently, Peter Meet the parents
Brett, Jan. The animals’ Santa
Bugbird, Tim Georgie the gingerbread fairy
Bugbird, Tim Katie the candy cane fairy
Chernesky, Felicia Sanzari Sugar white snow and evergreens : a winter wonderland of color
Colandro, Lucille There was an old lady who swallowed some leaves!
Daywalt, Drew The day the crayons quit
Denise, Anika Baking day at Grandma’s
Dewdney, Anna Llama llama time to share
Durand, Hallie Catch that cookie!
Hillenbrand, Will Snowman’s story
Johnson, Angela All different now : Juneteenth, the first day of freedom
Joyce, William A bean, a stalk and a boy named Jack
Menatian, Lynn Santa’s new reindeer
Moore, Clement C. The night before Christmas
Polacco, Patricia Fiona’ lace
Ray, Mary Lyn Go to sleep, little farm
Rocco, John Blizzard
Rubel, David The carpenter’s gift : a Christmas tale about the Rockefeller Center tree
Saxby, Claire There was an old sailor
Schaapman, Karina The mouse mansion
Seuss, Dr. Horton and the kwuggerbug and more lost stories
Shaw, Stephanie A cookie for Santa
Stoop, Naoko Red knit cap girl and the reading tree
Van Allsburg, Chris The misadventures of Sweetie Pie
Perfect princess Christmas

New Picture Books – Summer

Author Title
Adderson, Caroline Norman, speak!
Brown, Margaret Wise Goodnight songs
Brunhoff, Laurent de Babar on Paradise Island
Burningham, John Picnic
Cohen, Jeff Eva and Saide and the worst haircut ever!
Cordell, Matthew Trouble gum
Cousins, Lucy Maisy plays soccer
Degen, Bruce I Said “Bed!”
Dewdney, Anna Nelly Gnu and Daddy too
Dickey, R. A. Knuckleball Ned
Doodler, Todd H. Veggies with wedgies
Grey, Mini Hermelin the detective mouse
Jackson, Alison When the wind blew
Ketteman, Helen There once was a cowpoke who swallowed and ant
Kuhlmann, Torben Lindbergh, the tale of a flying mouse
Lefebvre, Jason Too much glue
Lies, Brian Bats in the band
McMullen, Nigel Let’s dance, Grandma!
McPhail, David Bad dog
Miyares, Daniel Pardon me
Pham, LeUyen A piece of cake
Raczka, Bob Joy in Mudville
Rolli, Jennifer Hansen Just one more
Schwartz, Corey Rosen Goldi rocks and the three bears
Sierra, Judy E-I-E-I-O : how old MacDonald got his farm (with a little help from a hen)
Soman, David Three bears in a boat
Swenson, Jamie Big rig
Verburg, Bonnie The tree house that Jack built
Wheeler, Lisa Bubble gum, bubble gum

New Juvenile Fiction – Fall

Author Title
Anderson, John David Minion
Anderson, John David Sidekicked
Averbeck, Jim A Hitch at the Fairmont
DiCamillo, Kate Leroy Ninker saddles up
DiTerlizzi, Tony The adventures of Luke skywalker, Jedi Knight
Dowell, Frances O’Roark Phineas L. MacGuire…gets cooking!
Enderle, Dotti Beyond the grace : an Up2U mystery adventure
Enderle, Dotti Clawed! : an Up2U horror adventure
Fields, Jan A really new school : an Up2U action adventure
Funke, Cornelia Emma and the blue genie
Gaiman, Neil Hansel & Gretel
George, Jean Craighead Ice whale
Graff, Lisa Absolutely almost
Hale, Shannon Fire and ice
Hale, Shannon A wonderful world
Hiranandani, Veera Farm fresh fun
Hiranandani, Veera Lunch will never be the same!
Kirby, Stan Captain Awesome to the rescue
Kirby, Stan Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man
Kirby, Stan Captain Awesome and the new kid
Kirby, Stan Captain Awesome takes a dive
Kirby, Stan Captain Awesome, soccer star
Kirby, Stan Captain Awesome saves the Winter Wonderland
Kirby, Stan Captain Awesome and the ultimate spelling bee
Kirby, Stan Captain Awesome vs. the spooky, scary house
Kirby, Stan Captain Awesome gets crushed
Kirby, Stan Captain Awesome and the missing elephants
Korman, Gordon Flashpoint
Korman, Gordon Memory maze
Little, Kimberley Griffiths The time of the fireflies
Martin, Ann M. The doll people set sail
McLean, Michael Fairy tale Christmas
McQuerry, Maureen Doyle Time out of time
Meadows, Daisy The ultimate Fairy guide
Mlynowski, Sarah Bad hair day
Mlynowski, Sarah Dream on
Mould, Chris Pirates ‘n’ pistols : ten swashbuckling pirate tales
Nix, Garth Blood ties
Paulsen, Gary Family ties : the theory, practice, and destructive porperties of relatives
Pilkey, Dav Ricky Ricotta’s mighty robot
Spinelli, Eileen Another day as Emily
Stiefvater, Maggie Hunted
Suen, Anastasia The new girl : an Up2U character education adventure
Sutherland, Tui T. Against the tide
Thomas, Richard The uncanny X-men : an origin story
Webb, Holly The case of the stolen sixpence
Wight, Tamra Mystery of the eagle’s nest

New Juvenile Fiction – Summer

Author Title
Angleberger, Tom Princess Labelmaker to the rescue! An origami Yoda book
Angleberger, Tom Emperor Pickletine rides the bus
Bacon, Lee The dominion key
Bacon, Lee The nameless hero
Bell, Michael D. Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak bandits
Berk, Josh Say it ain’t so
Berk, Josh Strike three you’re dead
Christopher, Matt Perfect game
Clements, Andrew The map trap
Forward, Toby Dragonborn
Griffiths, Andy The 13-story treehouse
Kelly, David A. The Philly fake
Kline, Suzy Horrible Harry and the hallway bully
Lerangis, Peter Lost in Babylon
Lerangis, Peter The colossus rises
Lerangis, Peter Seven wonders journals. The select. The orphan.
McDonald, Megan Judy Moody : mood Martian
O’Connor, Jane Nancy Clancy : secret of the silver key
Osborne, Mary Pope Soccer on Sunday
Patterson, James I even funnier
Puricelli Guerra, Elisa The legend of black bart
Puricelli Guerra, Elisa Merlin’s island
Pyle, Howard The merry adventures of Robin Hood
Ripken Jr., Cal Squeeze play
Rodda, Emily The third door
Rodda, Emily The silver door
Rodda, Emily The golden door
Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman Nate the Great : where are you?
Smith, Greg Leitich Little green men at the Mercury Inn
Vernick, Audrey Screaming at the ump
West, Jacqueline Still life
Winkler, Henry A short tale about a long dog