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Spring Ridge Elementary School Library: PA Young Reader's Choice Voting

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Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Choices

King and Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth

Kayla lost a tooth, but now it's missing!  How will she and her dog solve the mystery?

Flying Deep

Experience a day in the life of an Alvinpilot and join scientists at the seafloor to collect samples and conduct research. 

Keith Haring

This one-of-a-kind book explores the life and art of Keith Haring from his childhood through his meteoric rise to fame. 

A Place to Start a Family

Many animals build something--a nest, tunnel, or web--in order to pair up, lay eggs, give birth, and otherwise perpetuate their species.

We Don't Eat Our Classmates!

It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so delicious! 

The Haunted House Next Door

Meet Desmond Cole! A fearless eight-year-old who runs his own ghost patrol, looking for ghosts, monsters, and mischief makers everywhere.

If Picasso Painted a Snowman

Snow-people as they might have been painted by Georgia O'Keefe, Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, Salvador Dali, Vincent van Gogh, and other famous artists.

Someone New

Are you new here? Do you know someone new? Young readers explore the immigrant experience through both "windows" and "mirrors."

Iver and Ellsworth

From a factory rooftop, Iver and his good friend Ellsworth (a rooftop bear) are content to watch the busy world below. After Iver retires, the friends must venture out in search of a new somewhere.

Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Who is Baby Monkey? He is a baby. He is a monkey. He is Baby Monkey, Private Eye! Lost jewels? Missing pizza? Stolen spaceship? Baby Monkey can help!

Counting Birds

Everyday kids learn how they can help protect bird species, near and far, with Counting Birds--the real-life story of bird counting and watching. What can you do to help endangered animals? Get counting! 

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor

While other girls played with dolls, Joan Procter preferred the company of reptiles. She carried her favorite lizard with her everywhere--she even brought a crocodile to school! 

The Water Princess

Based on a true story, a young girl dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African village. With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie's kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. 

The Boo-Boos That Changed the World

Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?!  Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and wanted to create an easier way for his wife to bandage her injuries. 

My Life in Pictures

Bea Garcia is an artist. She draws anywhere and everywhere. But when Bea's first and only best friend Yvonne moves away, not even drawing makes Bea feel better. 

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Voting Choices

Dazzle Ships

Desperate to protect ships from German attacks during World War 1, British lieutenant-commander Norman Wilkinson proposed what became known as dazzle. These stunning patterns and colors were meant to confuse the enemy about a ship's speed and direction.

Lions and Liars

Fifth grade is off to a terrible start when Frederick is sent to a camp for troublesome boys. His fellow troop mates--Nosebleed, Specs, The Professor, and little-yet-lethal Ant Bite--are terrifying. But in between trust-building exercises and midnight escape attempts, a friendship grows between them.

Life According to Og the Frog

When Og the Frog first comes to Room 26, he doesn't know what to think. He misses his friends from the pond, there are all kinds of strange noises, and the water is his tank is too clean (you know, a little muck never hurt anyone).

Saving Winslow

Louie doesn't have the best luck when it comes to nurturing small creatures. But when his father brings home a sickly, newborn mini donkey, Louie is determined to save him.

Louisiana's Way Home

When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn't overly worried. Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, Granny intends for them never to return.


A German shepherd is transformed from Etzel, a police dog in Berlin, to Strongheart, a silent movie star that will need his best acting skills to prove himself innocent of attacking a girl.

The Creature of the Pines

After encountering a Jersey Devil while on a field trip to the Pine Barrens, Elliot and his new friend Uchenna help their teacher Professor Fauna rescue the mythological creature from a pair of greedy billionaire brothers.

Can I Touch Your Hair?

How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other...and they're not sure they want to. Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, delve into different experiences of race in a relatable way, exploring such topics as hair, hobbies, and family dinners.

Saving Fiona

This is the amazing, true story of Fiona, a baby hippo born prematurely at the Cincinnati Zoo, the team of scientists and caregivers who nursed her to health, and the vast community in Cincinnati and beyond who rallied around her.


Mavis Jeeter is fearless and bold, but she has never lived in one place long enough to have a real best friend. Rose Tully is a worrier who feels like she doesn't quite fit in Henry has run away from home, but he craves kindness and comfort--and doesn't know where to look for them.

Knights vs. Dinosaurs

Renowned for their courage, chivalry, and ability to fight, the Knights of the Round Table must face their most dangerous opponents yet...DINOSAURS!

Remembering Vera

A stray dog secretly adopted by the men of a U.S. Coast Guard base in San Francisco Bay proves to be a hero.

Beauty and the Beak

Meet Beauty, the bald eagle that made world news when she was illegally injured, rescued and received a 3D-printed prosthetic beak.

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail

One day, 67-year-old Emma Gatewood decided to go for a nice long walk...and ended up walking across several U.S. states! With just the clothes on her back and a pair of thin canvas sneakers on her feet, Grandma Gatewood hiked the Appalachian Trail.

The Day You Begin

Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.


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