2019 Decatur Book Festival Family Reading List

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Picture Books

Bruce’s Big Storm by Ryan Higgins
The shenanigans continue when Bruce, the reluctant “mom” to a gaggle of rambunctious goslings, has to decide whether to invite a bunch of woodland creatures in from the storm.
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Starting kindergarten is a big deal! A young boy gets excited about the first day of school in a book that will make even the most hesitant five year old welcome the milestone.
High Five by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
The duo that brought us Dragons Love Tacos teams up to offer an interactive and laugh out loud celebration of the art of the high five.

Read Aloud Chapter Books

Just South of Home by Karen Strong
Fans of Three Times Lucky will love this kid led whodunit! Four friends fight the summer doldrums by investigating a mystery in a sleepy Southern town.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Part fairy tale, part coming of age, the 2017 Newbery winner has something for everyone, including a young girl on a quest of self discovery, baby dragons, a good witch and a bad one, and the magic of the enduring bond between parent and child. A lovely and lushly written book for sharing as a family.

Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi
Local author Roshani Chokshi continues to bring Hindu mythology to life in the second installment of the NY Times best-selling Pandava series. In the follow up, Aru finds herself in and out of trouble once again as she and her friends try to save the Otherworld after the god of love’s bow and arrow go missing.