Category Archives: Kids Book Lists

Book lists for kids.

The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea

The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea tells the story of a group of sixth graders   who dread the upcoming standardized tests and endeavor to create a  plan to game the system.  Randi, Gavin, Scott, Natalie and Trevor have tested each other over the school year, but come together in this fast-paced novel as they bond over setbacks, new situations and consequences.

*The Kingston Public Library Night Readers recommend this book for ages 9-12.

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. Fed up of tea parties, top hats and talking about the weather, he astounds his friends when he decides to go . . . WILD. But does he go too far? After all, the wilderness can get pretty lonely. This beautifully illustrated and brilliantly funny book from award-winning artist Peter Brown shows that there’s a time and place for everything . . . even going wild.



*Recommended by Mike

The Kiss That Missed by David Melling

One evening, when the King is in a hurry, his goodnight kiss to the Little Prince goes astray. After rattling around the Prince’s bedroom, it flies out the window and floats into the dark forest, where it has no business to be. The King decides to do something about it. He orders the Knight to climb on his horse, ride into the forest, and bring back the kiss. But the forest is filled with spooky things that frighten both the Knight and his horse. How will they ever succeed in bringing the kiss back to the castle? This funny story features Daivd Melling’s atmospheric and richly colored illustrations on every page. It makes a great bedtime story for kids who are about the same age as the Little Prince.

*recommended by Mike

This is Not my Hat by Jon Klassen

When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it’s a good thing that enormous fish won’t wake up. And even if he does, it’s not like he’ll ever know what happened…
Visual humor swims to the fore as the best-selling Jon Klassen follows his breakout debut with another deadpan-funny tale.

*recommended by Mike

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

This scrumptious New York Times bestseller has a whole lot of kick! Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You’re in red-hot trouble. The award-winning team behind Those Darn Squirrels! has created an unforgettable, laugh-until-salsa-comes-out-of-your-nose tale of new friends and the perfect snack.

*recommended by Mike