Saturday, April 19, 2014

76 Children's Books about Neighborhoods

Glass, Linzi. (2006). The Year the Gypsies Came. NewYork:  Henry Holt. (South Africa during the 1960s).


“ The ballet of the good city sidewalk never repeats itself from place to place, and in any one place is alway
s replete with new improvisations.” Jane Jacobs, 1961

Bouchard, Dave. (1998). If You’re Not from the Prairie. Aladdin Library.
Collier, Bryan. (2000). 
Uptown. Henry Holt & Company.

  1. Ajmera, Maya & John D. Ivanko. (2006). Be My Neighbor. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  2. Ancona, George. (2005). Mi Barrio/My Neighborhood. New York: Children's Press.
  3. Ancona, George. (1998). Barrio: El Barrio de Jose. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
  4. Argueta, Jorge. (2007). Alfredito Flies Home. Illustrated by Luis Garay. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books. 
  5. Argueta, Jorge.  (2007). Alfredito regresa volando a su casaIllustrated by Luis Garay. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books. 
  6. Baker, Jeannie. (2010). Mirror.Somerville, MA:  Candlewick Books.
  7. Baker, Jeannie. (2004). HomeNew York: Greenwillow Books.
  8. Baker, Jeannie. (2004). Belonging. New York: Walker Books.
  9. Baker, Jeannie. (2001). Home in the SkyNew York: Walker Books.
  10. Barber, Barbara E. (1998). Allie's Basketball DreamIllustrated by Darryl Ligasan. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  11. Bean, Jonathan. (2007). At Night. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

  12. Bluemle, Elizabeth. (2014). Tap Tap Boom Boom. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.
  13. Blumenthal, Deborah. (2010). The Blue House DogIllustrated by Adam Gustavson. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers.
  14. Boswell, Addie. (2008). The Rain StomperIllustrated by Eric Velasquez. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish.
  15. Brown, Tameka Fryer.(2010). Around Our Way on Neighbor's Day. Illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb. New York: Henry N. Abrams.
  16. Buitrago, Jairo. (2012). Jimmy the Greatest! Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng. Translated by Elisa Amado. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books. 
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  18. Byrd, Less Merrill. (2003). The Treasure on Gold Street/El Tesoro en l Calle d'Oro: A Neighborhood Story in Spanish and English. Illustrated by Antonio L. Castro. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
  19. Chen, Chin Y. (2003). On My Way to By Eggs. La Jolla, CA: Kane Miller Books.
  20. Chocolate, D. (2009). El Barrio. Illustrated by David Diaz. New York: Henry Holt and Company.
  21. Cooper, Elisha. (2005). A Good Night Walk. New York: Orchard Books.
  22. Cordell, Matthew. (2012). hello! hello! New York: Disney Hyperion.
  23. Coy, Jon. (1999). Strong to the Hoop. Illustrated by Jean-Bart Leslie. New york: Lee & Low Books.
  24. Crews, Donald. (1996). Shortcut. New York: Greenwillow Books.
  25. Crews, Nina. (2011). The Neighborhood Sing Along. New York: Greenwillow.
  26. Crews, Nina. (2003). The Neighborhood Mother Goose. New York: Greenwillow.
  27. Croza, Laurel. (2014). From There to Here. Illustrated by Matt James. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books. 

  28. Croza, Laurel. (2010). I Know Here. Illustrated by Matt James. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books. 
  29. Cumpiano, Ina. (2009). Quinito's Neighborhood/El Vecindario de Quinito. Illustrated by Jose Ramirez. New York: Lee and Low Books. 
  30. DiSalvo-Ryan DyAnne. (2000). Grandpa's Corner Store. New York: HarperCollins.
  31. DiSalvo-Ryan DyAnne. (1996). City GreenNew York: HarperCollins.
  32. Drummond, Alan. (2011). Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind an Changed Their World. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux. 
  33. Fanelli, Sara. (2001). My Map Book. New York: Harper.
  34. Fine, Edith Hope and  Angela Halpin. (2010). Water, Weed and Wait. Illustrated by Colleen M. Madden. San Francisco, CA: Tricycle Press.

  35. Fine, Edith Hope. (2007). Armando and the Blue Tarp SchoolIllustrated by Judith Pinkerton Josephson. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  36. Galbraith, Kathryn Osebold. (2010). Arbor Day Square. Illustrated by Cyd Moore. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers.
  37. Goldberg, Dana (ed).(2012). On My Block: Stories and Paintings by Fifteen Artists. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  38. González, Lucía. (2008). The Storyteller's Candle/La verlita de los cuentos. Illustrated by Lulu Delacre. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  39. Grant, Shauntay. (2010). The City Speaks in Drums. Illustrated by Susan Tooke. Halifax, NS: Nimbus Publishing.
  40. Greenfield, Eloise. (1996). Night on Neighborhood StreetIllustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. Minneapolis, MN: Perfection Learning.
  41. Greenfield, Eloise. (2006). The Friendly FourIllustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. New York: Amistad.
  42. Gringsby, Susan. (2010).  In the Garden with Dr. Carver. Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell. Morton Grove,  IL: Albert Whitman & Company. 
  43. Gunning, Monica. (2004). A Shelter in Our CarIllustrated by Elaine Pedlar. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
  44. Hei, Yumi. (1996). One AfternoonNew York: Scholastic.
  45. Hesse, Karen. (1999). Come On, Rain. Illustrated by Jon J. Muth. New York: Scholastic.
  46. Isadora, Rachel. (2012). Say Hello! New York: Putnam.
  47. Keats, Ezra Jack. (1976). The Snowy Day. New York: Puffin.
  48. King, M.G. (2010). Librarian in the roof! A True Story. Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin. Morton Grove,  IL: Albert Whitman & Company. 
  49. Kittinger, Jo S. (2012). The House on Dirty-Third Street. Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishing.
  50. Lauture, Denize. (2000). Running The Road To ABC. Illustrated by Reynold Ruffins. New York: Aladdin.
  51. Lewin, Ted. (2007). At Gleason's Gym. New York: Roaring Brook Press.

  52. Machado, Ana Marie.  (2013). What a Party! Illustrated by Helene Moreau. Trans. by Elisa Amado. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books. 
  53. Manning, Maurie. (2012). Laundry Day. New York: Clarion Books.
  54. McClean, Linda. (2007). The Heidelberg Project: A Street of Dreams. Northville MI: Nelson Publishing. 
  55. McClintock, Barbara. (2006). Adèle & Simon. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
  56. McGovern, Anne. (1997). The Lady in the Box Illustrated by  Marnie Backer. New York: Turtle Books.
  57. Morrison, Gordon. (2008). Nature in the Neighborhood. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
  58. Park, Frances & Ginger Park. (2008). The Have a Good Day Cafe. Illustrated by Katherine Potter. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  59. Pilkey, Dav. (1999). The Paperboy.New York: Scholastic.
  60. Ramirez, Antonio. (2004). Napí. Illustrated by Domi. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books. 
  61. Robles, Anthony D. (2006). Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel. Illustrated by Carl Angel. New York: Lee & Low Books.
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  63. Robles, Anthony D. (2003). Lakas and the Manilatown Fish. Illustrated by Carl Angel. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  64. Rocco, John. (2011). Blackout. New York: Disney-Hyperion.
  65. Rumford, James. (2010). Rain School.  New York: HMH Books.
  66. Schotter, Roni. (1999). Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street. Illustrated by Krysten Broker. New York: Scholastic.
  67. Shewchuk, Pat. (2013). In Lucia's Neighborhood. Illustrated by Marke Colek. Tarryton, NY: Kids Can Press. 
  68. Shin, Sun Yung (2004). Cooper's Lesson. Illustrated by Kim Coogan. New York: Lee & Low Books.
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  70. Spinelli, Eileen. (2007). Heat Wave. Illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin.
  71. Sullivan, Kate. (2013). One Linden Square. Sleeping Bear Press.
  72. Tamar, Erika. (1996). The Garden of Happiness. Illustrated by Barbara Lambase. New York: HMH Books.
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  74. Tonatiuh, Duncan. (2010). Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin. New York: Henry Abrams.
  75. Watson, Renee.(2011). A Place where Hurricanes HappenIllustrated by Shadra Strickland. New York: Random House.
  76. Weatherford, Carole Boston. (2014). Sugar Hill: Harlem's Historic Neighborhood. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Morton Grove,  IL: Albert Whitman & Company. 
  77. Williams, Lara. E. (2010). The Can Man. Illustrated by Craig Orback.  New York: Lee & Low Books.
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  79. Yaccarino, Dan. (2012).  Every Friday. New York: Square Fish.
  80. Young, Cybèle. (2011).  A Few Blocks. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books. 
  81. Zelvar, Patricia. (2005).  The Wonderful Towers of Watts. Illustrated by Frane Lessac. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press. 

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