Staff Picks For Kids

Spunky Little Monkey By: Bill Martin and Michael Sampson From the author of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Brown Bear; Brown Bear; What do you see? comes a new picture book, Spunky Little Monkey.  This colorful illustrated rhyme book will have you clapping, stomping and shaking as you...

I Funny: School of Laughs By: James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein School of Laughs is the fifth book in the I Funny series by James Patterson.  While this series is very popular with kids, I was not thrilled with the book.  Maybe that's because it is the fifth book...

Music Class Today! By: David Weinstone If your little one enjoys music class or is even a little shy in groups, this cute and funny story is perfect to read to him or her!  Toddlers and preschoolers will likely enjoy the lively and colorful illustrations, which perfectly capture...

The Princess in Black By: Shannon Hale and Dean Hale Who says princesses don't wear black? This beginning chapter book introduces readers to Princess Magnolia who has a secret.  When trouble calls she trades in her fancy dresses and glass slippers for a black mask and cape.  She...

ABOVE By: Roland Smith “NATIONWIDE MANHUNT FOR THE POD CONTINUES, FBI TASK FORCE SEARCHES WIDELY” The adventure that started BENEATH has an action-packed conclusion ABOVE! The brothers O’Toole, Pat & Coop, joined by companions, Kate & Alex, remain on the run from a group that specializes in hiding in plain...

Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet By: Buzz Aldrin with Marianne J. Dyson Ever wondered what forging a life on Mars would be like. How will you get the oxygen you need to breathe? How can you grow your own food? Where will you...

They All Saw A Cat By: Brendan Wenzel How does a cat look to you?  How about how it looks to a mouse or bee or fox or many others?  That’s what this amazing colorful and fun read is all about.  To some they see the cat as...

Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln  By: Patricia Polacco   Patricia Polacco is one of my favorite picture book authors.  Polacco is very creative with all her books.  She finds a way to incorporate education in an entertaining way into all her books. This story is about two young boys Michael...

The Best Man By: Richard Peck Disclaimer:  Richard Peck is one of my favorite children's authors.  I was introduced to Richard Peck when I happened to pick up a copy of "A Long Way from Chicago".  I fell in love with his writing style and characterizations right away.  That happy coincidence has led...

Juana and Lucas By: Juana Medina This is a story about Juana (pronounced “who-ah-nah”) who lives in Colombia.  Juana tells her story of everyday life in Bogota, her friendships, her family and her struggles with learning “the English.” She doesn’t feel that she needs to learn English in...

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