Rachael Walker’s Picks

Picture Books

  • I Don't Like Koala

    By Sean Ferrell

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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  • My Pen

    By Christopher Myers

    Disney-Hyperion

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  • I Yam a Donkey!

    By Cece Bell

    Clarion Books

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  • Poetry
  • Sweep Up the Sun

    By Helen Frost and Rick Lieder

    Candlewick

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  • Middle School

  • The War that Saved My Life

    By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

    Dial Books

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  • The Way Home Looks Now

    By Wendy Wan-Long Shang

    Scholastic Press

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  • Young Adult

  • The Diviners

    By Libba Bray

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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  • Black Dove, White Raven

    By Elizabeth Wein

    Disney-Hyperion

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  • Cuckoo Song

    By Frances Hardinge

    Amulet Books

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  • Meghan Gurdon’s Picks

    Baby Books
  • Dinoblock (Alphablock)

    By Christopher Franceschelli

    Harry N. Abrams

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  • Picture Books

  • Home

    By Carson Ellis

    Candlewick

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  • Who Eats First?

    By Ae-hae Yoon

    Tantan Publishing

    Buy



  • Last Stop on Market Street

    By Matt de la Peña

    G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

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  • Pool

    By Jihyeon Lee

    Chronicle Books

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  • Beastly Verse

    Enchanted Lion Books

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  • The Song of Delphine

    By Kenneth Kraegel

    Candlewick

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  • Yard Sale

    By Eve Bunting

    Candlewick

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  • The Day the Crayons Came Home

    By Drew Daywalt

    Philomel Books

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  • Young Adult

  • Mosquitoland

    By David Arnold

    Viking Books for Young Readers

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  • The Penderwicks in Spring

    By Jeanne Birdsall

    Knopf Books for Young Readers

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  • Nonfiction



  • Mark Hecker’s Picks

    Elementary School

  • A to Z: The Real DC (Reach: Books by Teens) (Volume 5)

    By Reach incorporated

    Reach Education, Inc.

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  • The Hoodie Hero (Reach: Books by Teens) (Volume 5)

    By Ashley Cooper , Daequan Golden , and Rico McCard

    Shout Mouse Press, Inc.

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  • Firebird

    By Misty Copeland

    G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

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  • Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me

    By Daniel Beaty

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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  • Middle & High School

  • Trinitoga: Stories of Life in a Roughed-Up, Tough-Love, No-Good Hood

    By Trinity Alston , Reiyanna Davis , Jonae Haynesworth , Serenity Summers , Temil Whipple , and Zoe Williams

    Shout Mouse Press, Inc.

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  • How To Grow Up Like Me: The Ballou Story Project (Volume 1)

    By Ballou High School Writers

    Shout Mouse Press, Inc.

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  • Our Lives Matter: The Ballou Story Project (Volume 2)

    By Ballou High School Writers

    Shout Mouse Press, Inc.

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  • The Crossover

    By Kwame Alexander

    HMH Books for Young Readers

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  • Buck: A Memoir

    By M.K. Asante

    Spiegel & Grau

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  • Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book)

    By Jacqueline Woodson

    Nancy Paulsen Books

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