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CRC Reads: August 2020

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Picture Books and Early Readers

The Cook and the King by Julia Donaldson

The Cook and the King

A hungry but finicky king wants Wobbly Bob as his new cook, but must pitch in to do everything the cook is afraid to do, from fishing to frying.

Not a Bean by Claudia Guadalupe Martínez

Not a Bean

Explores the Mexican jumping bean's daily life and eventual transformation and escape from the pod.

Good Boy by Sergio Ruzzier

Good Boy

Illustrations and simple text follow a boy and a dog on an out-of-this-world adventure.

Middle Grade

We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly

We Dream of Space

Three siblings deal with their own personal struggles in the weeks leading up to the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986.

Stand Up, Yumi Chung by Jessica Kim

Stand up, Yumi Chung!

When eleven-year-old Yumi Chung stumbles into a kids' comedy camp she is mistaken for another student, so she decides to play the part.

Show Me A Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte

Show Me a Sign

Mary Lambert has always felt safe among the deaf community on Martha's Vineyard where practically everyone communicates in a shared sign language, but recent events shatter her life.

Young Adult

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

Almost American Girl

The author recounts how she and her mother moved from South Korea to the United States.

Again Again by E. Lockhart

Again Again

Rising high school senior Adelaide Buchwald grapples with a family catastrophe and romantic upheaval while confronting secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind.

Parachutes by Kelly Yang


As they steer their own distinct paths in an elite private school, Dani and Claire set a course that will change their lives forever.