Staff Picks For Kids

LEAVE ME ALONE! By Vera Brosgol A Caldecott Honor Book that The New York Times calls “both classic and ultracontemporary,” Leave Me Alone! is an epic tale about one grandmother, a giant sack of yarn, and her ultimate quest to finish her knitting. One day, a grandmother shouts, "LEAVE ME ALONE!" and...

The Warden's Daughter By: Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli Cammie O'Reilly, aka Cannonball or the Little Warden, lives with her father, the Warden, above the county jail.  While her best friend has discovered lipstick and American Bandstand, Cammie just wants to play baseball with the boys.  She spends...

The Hate U Give By: Angie Thomas 16-year old Starr Carter lives a complex life. At her suburban prep school, she is athletic, smart and popular. At home, her family struggles with relationships to gangs and drug dealers. She keeps her two lives separate until she is...

Favorite Bedtime Stories By Melissa Dragoo The very best part of my day, as a busy parent of two 7 year olds, is reading to my children at bedtime. We read many types of books, but I absolutely love sharing with them books that I read...

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...

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