A listing of books, movies and music created just for you by our librarians.  Check back frequently to see if we’ve added anything new!  If you want to look at any of our other lists from last year click here.

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November Booklists


Let’s Go to the theater

There’s something about the subject of theater that lends itself to comedy. I suppose it’s because there are so many things that can go wrong when a group of people gather together to create a production.  Many of these books will definitely make your kids giggle, whether the kids have any aspiration for the stage, or not.


Puzzling Mysteries

We love riddles and word puzzles, and we love them even more when they’re wrapped up in a story. You can work right alongside the characters as they try to solve a secret code or figure out how the story’s puzzle pieces fit together.


Read a Banned Book!

When your children read books that have been challenged or banned, you have a double opportunity as a parent; you can discuss the books themselves, and the information they provide, and you can also talk about why people might find them troubling. Here are a few books that are often challenged, yet present great opportunities for children to learn.


Super Sports Books

If you have a child who loves to run, jump and score, then he or she will enjoy reading these books with gusto.


October Booklists


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. 


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.


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.


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. 


September Booklists


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!


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.


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.


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.