UnboundBy Ann E. BurgWritten in verse, this powerful and evocative story chronicles a family's struggle to escape into the Great Dismal Swamp.
A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of First International Flight by Balloon in 1785By Matthew Olshan; Illustrated by Sophie BlackallA rollicking hot air balloon romp over the English Channel lands a Frenchman and an American expat on the seashore in their knickers.
The Water PrincessBy Susan Verde & Georgie Badiel; Illustrated by Peter H. ReynoldsJourney with Gie Gie as she and her mother make the day-long trek to find life's most precious necessity: clean water.
Waylon! One Awesome ThingBy Sara Pennypacker; Illustrated by Marla FrazeeWaylon's world is turned topsy turvy when a classmate splits the fourth grade into cliques. Can science whiz Waylon bring everyone back together?
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf HitlerBy Russell Freedman"The White Rose will not leave you in peace." A group of brave friends ran a campaign of active resistance urging Germans to defy the Nazi government. The inspiring story of Hans and Sophie Scholl and their belief that freedom was worth dying for.
Weekends with Max & His DadBy Linda Urban; Illustrated by Katie Kath
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete PoemsBy Bob RaczkaWords wiggle, wave, and wander across the page in these playfully shaped poems.
What This Story Needs Is a Hush & a ShushBy Emma J. VirjanWill a pig in a wig ever get to sleep when she is disturbed by her noisy barnyard neighbors? Colorful illustrations accompany this amusing bedtime story.
What to Do with a BoxBy Jane Yolen, Illustrated by Chris ShebanTo an imaginative child, a cardboard box provides endless adventure. Artwork created with recycled materials.
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All SeasonsBy Julie Fogliano; Illustrated by Julie MorstadFrom blooming crocuses and glowing fireflies to falling leaves and snowy arms, gentle artwork depicts the delights of the seasons.
When Mischief Came to TownBy Katrina NannestadA quiet town is woken up when a quirky, mischievous 10 year old moves in with her strict grandmother. An irresistible story where the humor flows freely!
Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?By Kate DiCamillo; Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur BánBy Jo Ellen Bogart; Illustrated by Sydney SmithTwo companions find fulfillment in a job well done in this retelling of the poem "Pangur Bán."
Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of InventionsBy Chris Barton; Illustrated by Don TateFrom building rockets in his parents' kitchen to becoming a NASA engineer, the Super Soaker king never backed down from tackling creative inventions or challenging conventions.
The Wild RobotBy Peter Brown
The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the GameBy Nancy Churnin; Illustrated by Jez TuyaA triumphant tale of a decidedly different and dedicated man who refused to let his disability halt him from achieving his dream.
Wolf HollowBy Lauren Wolk
Worm Loves WormBy J.J. Austrian; Illustrated by Mike CuratoWave goodbye to convention and rip-up the rule book on wedding etiquette! It's time to toast the newlyweds.
Yaks Yak: Animal Word PairsBy Sue Park; Illustrated by Jennifer Black ReinhardtWild and witty wordplay abound in this marvelous menagerie.
You Can Fly: The Tuskegee AirmenBy Carole Boston Weatherford; Illustrated by Jeffrey Boston Weatherford