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.


SEE THE WORLD WITH YOUR FAVORITE EXPLORER

Feed your imagination and see yourself making daring journeys to new places and becoming the heroes of their own stories. 


FANTASTIC AMERICAN FOLKTALES

Kids adore folktales. And really, that is not surprising. Folklore and fables get passed down for a reason. Folktales are an important way for us to connect with our shared history and pass down cultural values from generation to generation.


I HEART NYC

We're so close to New York City and being able to read books to kids that reflect their experiences growing up in a diverse urban neighborhood, but these books can be enjoyed by everyone, whether you live in the city, country or suburbs.


TIME TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL

Already feeling the back-to-school blues creeping up? Brush them away with this list of back-to-school books that'll get you and your kids excited to hear the bell ring. 


BOOKS YOUR PARENTS LOVED AS KIDS

Ever wonder what mom and dad loved to read at your age?  Check out some of their favorite books, and maybe fall in love with one yourself.


NOT SO SCARY MONSTERS

Ahhhh! Eeeek! Oh no! What's that noise?! Are you looking for some reads that won't give your little people the frights? Monsters aren't always scary; in fact, sometimes they are silly and sweet. Check out a few favorite not-so-scary monsters stories.


GO, GO, GIRL DETECTIVE

Nancy Drew cracked her first case in 1930, long before anyone coined the term “middle-grade.”It’s safe to say that 8-12 year olds are prime candidates for fun detective stories, and ol’ Nance isn’t the only game in town anymore! So we’ve compiled a list of series starring girl sleuths, for kids of any gender.


MAKE MATH FUN

Some of these don’t seem like math books at all. Stories of magic pots or money that grows on trees are so enchanting, kids don’t realize they’re learning. So without further ado, here are some of the most wonderful math books for kids. Enjoy!


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.