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.


February Booklists

Kindness Matters

These picture books emphasize the importance of being kind to everyone

Let’s Go Back In Time

The books on this list will help you travel back through time.

You Wouldn’t Wanna Be

Or would you? I’m betting not, especially after reading this series. These interesting books describe exactly what your life would be like if you found yourself in any of these historical situations.

Oh What a Wonderful World

Try these books and explore all parts of the planet.

January Booklists

Branch OUT: Investigate your family tree

These books inspire us to keep discovering and writing our own family stories.

Books that make kids lol

Laughter is the always best medicine, and we’ve rounded up some picture books sure to make parents and children alike get a case of the giggles. 

The Next Generation of kids classics

These new books have a beautiful, timeless feeling and are destined to become classics. 

Every Hero Has its Story

Everyone loves a good heroic story. Whether it’s in comics, movies, or cartoon series, whether it’s Marvel or DC, Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Spiderman or Wolverine, heroes continue to entertain and inspire countless people. These books are the same!

December 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.