100 Books of Summer

Books can take us anywhere - what paths will you choose to read on this summer? The Conant Public Library challenges children and families to join us in the 100 Books of Summer Reading Challenge! Stop by the Children’s Room to pick up a list of 100 of our favorite children’s books and start checking them out. Read all 100, or mix and match with some of your own favorites (remember that listening to books also counts!), and turn in your completed list by August 11th to earn a prize and a special recognition at the library!  

For more information, please call the Conant Public Library in Sterling at (978) 422-6409.

Click here for a printable checklist of books in case you misplace your copy.

Take a look at the list of links below to place holds in the CW MARS catalog if needed. We will, however, have a limited number of each title already available for checkout at the library - no holds required. Check with us for availability. 

Ada and the Galaxies By Alan Lightman

Alan's Big, Scary Teeth By Peter Jarvis

Amos McGee Misses the Bus By Philip C. Stead

Attack of the Underwear Dragon By Scott Rothman

Bad Cat By Nicola O'Byrne

Bathe the Cat By Alice B. McGinty

Big Bunny By Rowboat Watkins 

Big Ship Rescue By Chris Gall

Blanket: Journey to Extreme Coziness By Loryn Brantz

Bob, Not Bob! By Liz Garton Scanlon

The Book of Rules By Brian Gehrlein

Busy Beaver By Nicholas Oldland

Charlie Chooses By Lou Peacock

Chez Bob By Bob Shea

Chickens to the Rescue By John Himmelman

Come Home Already! By Jory John and Benji Davies

Crash Splash Moo By Bob Shea

The Creature of Habit By Jennifer Smith

Crocodile Hungry By Eija Sumner

The Digger and the Duckling By Joseph Kuefler

Dinosaurs on Kitty Island By Michael Slack

Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow By Susan Shea 

Don't Worry Little Crab By Chris Haughton

The Donkey Egg By Janet Stevens

Ducks Run Amok By J. E. Morris

Except Antarctica By Todd Sturgell

Five Minutes By Liz Garton Scanlon

Fix That Clock By Kurt Cyrus

Forty Winks By Kelly DiPucchio 

Giraffe and a Half By Shel Silverstein

Girl versus Squirrel By Hayley Barrett  

Go Sleep in Your Own Bed! By Candace Fleming

Go! Go! Go! Stop! By Charise Harper

Goat's Coat By Tom Percival

Gorillas in our Midst By Richard Fairgray

Group Hug By Jean Reidy 

Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates By Cheryl B. Klein 

The Hike By Alison Farrell

Hiking Viking By Laura Gehl

How to Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps By Nicola Winstanley

Hurry Up By Katie Dopirak

I am Not a Penguin By Liz Wong

I am the Longest Dog By Avery Monsen 

I Can Only Draw Worms By Will Mabbitt 

I'm Not Scared, You're Scared By Seth Meyers 

If I had an Octopus By Gabby Dawnay 

Invent-a-Pet By Vicky Fang 

Jeff Goes Wild By Angie Rozelaar

Lala's Words By Gracey Zhang

The Little Blue Cottage By Kelly Jordan 

The Littlest Yak By Lu Fraser

The Lonely Giant By Sophie Ambrose

Look! Look! Look! By Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Maybe ... By Chris Haughton

Miles of Smiles By Karen Kaufman Orloff

The Missing Pairs By Yvonne Ivinson

Moose's Book Bus By Inga Moore

Mucky Truck By Ammi-Joan Paquette 

My Pillow Keeps Moving! By Laura Gehl

Nigel and the Moon By Antwan Eady

No Nibbling! By Beth Ferry 

The Nonsense Show By Eric Carle

Not a Stick By Antoinette Portis

The Octopus Escapes By Maile Meloy

Off-Limits By Helen Yoon

Oh, Daddy By Bob Shea

One of These is Not Like the Others By Barney Saltzberg

Over Bear, Under Where? By Julie Hedlund

Peacock and Sketch By Allan Peterkin

Penguin and Pinecone By Salina Yoon 

The Perfect Siesta By Pato Mena

Poe Won't Go By Kelly DiPucchio 

The Rabbit, the Dark and the Cookie Tin By Nicola O'Byrne

Return of the Underwear Dragon By Scott Rothman 

Rhyme Crime By John Burgerman

Rooting for You By Susan Hood

The Runaway Pea: Washed Away By Kjartan Poskitt

The Salamander Room By Anne Mazer

The Serious Goose By Jimmy Kimmel

The Smart Cookie By Jory John

Snap! By Hazel Hutchins

Snappsy the Alligator By Julie Falatko

Sunrise Summer By Matthew Swanson

Tea Time By Beth Ferry

The Thank You Letter By Jane Cabrera

That's How! By Christopher Niemann

Theo Thesaurus: The Dinosaur Who Loved Big Words By Shelli Johannes

There's a Unicorn in Your Book By Tom Fletcher

The Think-Ups By Claire Alexander

This is a Taco By Andrew Cangelose

This is a Whoopsie By Andrew Cangelose

Today By Julie Morstad

Underwear! By Jennifer Harney

Walk on the Wild Side By Nicholas Oldland

What Matters By Alison Hughes

Where is Bina Bear? By Mike Curato

Whole Whale By Karen Yin

With Any Luck, l’ll Drive a Truck By David Friend

Wonder Walkers By Micha Archer

XO, Exoplanet By Deborah Underwood