Open This Little Book. My five-year-old put it succinctly: this book is sort of boring but sort of cool. The design aspect is amazing but design alone does not make a book. The plot here is definitely lacking and the idea of stories within stories is not fully fleshed out, but it's worth picking up just for a look at the design and the illustrations.
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. One of the best writers of children's non-fiction (particularly biographies), Deborah Hopkinson here tells a tale of historical fiction. Based on the true stories of slaves who hid maps in the patterns of quilts that they made, she tells how one girl finds her way to freedom and leads others to it as well. A wonderful book about a lesser known aspect of how slaves escaped.
What do you have checked out from the library now?