Celebrate the freedom to read whatever you choose during Banned Books Week (September 22 - September 28, 2013). Well, really, you can read anything at any time, but Banned Books Week is a special annual event promoted by the American Library Association that underscores the importance of providing free, unrestricted access to information.
Even though it may seem like information is free everywhere, book banning and censorship still exists. Therefore, during Banned Books Week, the Children's Room of Escondido Public Library is displaying children's books that have been challenged and/or banned from libraries and schools. We affirm your right to read these materials.
Blubber by Judy Blume
Jill goes along with the rest of the class in tormenting Linda, and then later finds out what it's like to be the target.
Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
During a summer visit to her grandmother's cottage by the ocean, 12-year old Martha gains perspective on the death of a classmates, and also sorts through her feelings for an older boy.
The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
10-year old Jesse's life in rural Virginia expands after he befriends Leslie.
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her, 10-year old Lucky determines to run away, while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life.
The Adventures of Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel by Dav Pilkey
George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, and many adventures ensue!
In Our Mother's House by Patricia Polacco
Three young children experience the joys and challenges of being raised by two mothers.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
This is the story of Max, a little boy who sails to the land of the Wild Things.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
The Once-ler describes the devastating consequences of the local pollution problem.
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner. That is, until his spider friend, Charlotte, steps in to help.
Scary Stories to tell in the Dark: Collected from American Folklore by Alvin Schwartz
J 398.2 Schwartz
Chilling tales of ghosts and witches! Perfect for Halloween!
My Mom's Having A Baby! by Dori Hillestad Butler
J 618.2 B
Elizabeth is curious about her mother's pregnancy and the process of childbirth.
The "what's happening to my body" book for boys by Lynda Madaras
J 613.953 M
Discusses the changes that take place in a boy's body during puberty.
The "what's happening to my body" book for girls: A growing up guide for parents and daughters 3rd ed.
by Lynda Madaras
J 613.9 M
Discusses the changes that take place in a girl's body during puberty.