If you're looking for a good book, or just something to peruse, check out all the recommendations below.  By clicking on the book cover you will be redirected to the catalog where you can put the item on hold.


I’M ADOPTED!

These books all feature characters who were adopted.  Some characters are involved in exciting mysteries and adventures, and being adopted is just one fact about them. All are great reads!


TRICKSTER TALES

Folk literature from around the world is replete with trickster tales. Some like the Anansi tales of Africa and the Caribbean, have continuing characters both as trickers and "trickees". Many modern composed stories also revolve around a trickster and/or a fool. Often these stories are funny and sometimes they are subtle.


FALL INTO AUTUMN

We just love books about fall. It's such a fun time of year to teach about---so multi-sensory!  And apparently, authors like to write fall books for children because there are quite a few of them!


DON’T EAT YOUR FRIENDS: PICTURE BOOKS WITH BITE

These books are plated up with humor and a side of manners, but sometimes not even the best etiquette can save the day.


ROCKIN' READS

Libraries Rock, and so do our books!


A GAGGLE OF GIGGLES

Every young reader deserves something just for fun — so jump into these recommended books with a smile!


IT'S SUMMER VACATION

The bell has rung, and you've got the entire summer to do as you please.  And what's better than relaxing outside with a good book?


WILD AND WONDERFUL

Discover the wild, the weird and the wonderful animals of the air, sea and sky!


DIARY OF A WIMPY KID & BIG NATE READALIKES

When a child finds "that" book that he connects with, he can get hooked on reading. For many independent readers "that" book is Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. If your kids enjoy Diary of a Wimpy Kid and you want to fuel that newfound love of reading check out these read-alikes.


AFTER THE EARLY READERS

Looking for that perfect chapter book for your child who's graduated from our Early Readers section?  Here's a great list of starter books for them.


READING THE MOSAIC OF THE USA

Tailored for children in Pre-K to 5th Grade, this list celebrates all the different cultures, ideas and people who make the United States truly unique.


STARRING THE MOON

I associate summertime with the night sky and — especially — the moon. Is this true for anyone else?   I suppose it has to do with the fact that one is more likely to head out for star and moon gazing on a warm night, rather than on a cold winter one.This list is about looking at the moon through an imaginative lens.


LEARN ABOUT IMMIGRATION

The materials on this list offer people of all ages opportunities to dig deeper into the topic of immigration--through fiction and nonfiction--with accounts of historical and contemporary immigration to the United States.


LATINO AND SPANISH LANGUAGE FAVORITES

This recommended list of books for kids ages 0-9 includes favorites for Hispanic students and for those interested in learning a bit of Spanish. The books are written by today's most notable Hispanic and Latin American children's authors.


"UNSINKABLE": BOOKS ABOUT THE TITANIC

In the late hours of April 14th, 1912, the steamship RMS Titanic hit an iceberg. At 2:20am on the morning of the 15th, the ship sank into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.  Discover (or revisit) what makes the "unsinkable ship" so fascinating on the 105th anniversary of her sinking.


A POETIC SPRING

It seems fitting that April is National Poetry Month. Poetry helps readers and listeners see things in a fresh way during a season when things undergo a renewal. Read poetry with children of all ages, about families, about nature, about the unexpected.


OUR NATIONAL PARKS

The United States is a young country but diverse and fascinating nonetheless. Much of its landscape is ancient and its history is rich in stories. National Parks are one way to preserve and protect the country's wonders, both natural and man-made.


CELEBRATE DR. SEUSS

Although Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, wrote many insightful kids books, these three classics strike me as having the most morally significant messages for little ones to learn … Here are a few of his lesser known works for kids!


MARCH MAGIC

Spring is in the air and with it comes a bit of magic. Seeds begin to poke open, gardens teem with activity, birds abound. Read about these and other signs of a new season and perhaps become inspired to dance, look around, or even begin a spring garden!


BUILDING BABY'S LIBRARY

There are many books for babies out there, so how do you know which ones are worth checking out? Here's a list of time-tested, baby-approved picture books that you and your little one will read over and over again. You also get my librarian's guarantee: these books will wear out before you get tired of them!


AMAZING AFRICAN AMERICANS

February is Black History Month, and it's a great time to teach our children about the many amazing African Americans throughout American history.