Staff Picks For Kids

The War that Saved My Life By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley "Don't you be talkin' to nobody!"Mam said. "Jamie's out there" I mumbled. "And why shouldn't her be?"...

Scholastic Year in Sports 2017 By: James Buckley Calling all sports fans! If you are looking for a great book that highlights all the wonderful...

The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure By: Doreen Cronin The Chicken Squad is a book about four chick detectives: Sugar, Poppy, Sweetie, and Dirt. The...

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...

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...

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...

Favorite Bedtime Stories By Melissa Dragoo The very best part of my day, as a busy parent of two 7 year olds, is reading...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

The Girl Who Drank the Moon By: Kelly Barnhill I absolutely loved The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. This is an imaginative and compelling...

The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill By: Megan Frazer Blakemore Hazel Kaplansky is smart, so smart she is always in trouble at home and school. Hazel...

NanoBots By Chris Gall Chris Gall, award-winning author and illustrator takes us into the world of NanoBots. What are NanoBots you ask?  Well they are...

Halloween Hustle By: Charlotte Gunnufson This funny fast paced rhyming picture book has a jiving skeleton who just loves to dance! Unfortunately, his moves...

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier By: Jonathan Auxier If you are looking for a book to read during the Halloween season, this book has it...

The Story of Diva and Flea By: Mo Willems Diva is a little dog that lives a quiet sheltered life in Paris.  One day she...

Hooray for Hat By: Brian Won “Happiness is best when it is shared!”- Brian Won This is a cute, lighthearted, and fun read-aloud picture book for younger...

Phoebe and Her Unicorn By: Dana Simpson Phoebe was just a normal little girl, until the day she skipped a rock across a pond, smacking a...

Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle By: Rick Riordan I had gotten to the point where I didn’t want to read any more formulaic...

The Last Kids on Earth By: Max Brallier The Last Kids on Earth, a cross between Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Walking Dead,...

Interstellar Cinderella By: Deborah Underwood This is a futuristic take on Cinderella that recasts the heroine as a skilled mechanic, “one who studies rocket-ship...

The Rookie Bookie By: Jon Wertheim & Tobias Moskowitz The Rookie Bookie was written by two men who are Indiana natives and childhood friends. Added to...

J Graphic Novels They can be any genre and tell any story with all the same literary elements as classic literature. The format is...

The Doodles of Sam Dibble By J. Press Sam Dibble would rather doodle than do anything else. He is preparing for his birthday party. Each chapter of...

The Goodbye Book By Todd Parr Nobody likes to think about saying goodbye to someone they love but when the time comes it is good to...

I Yam a Donkey By Cece Bell I believe that some picture books are not just written for children but for adult’s enjoyment too.  "I...

Drum Dream Girl:  How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music By Margarita Engle and Illustrated by Rafael Lopez The story of this picture book, told in...

Bear Sees Colors By Karma Wilson and Illustrated by Jane Chapman COLORS, COLORS EVERYWHERE! Bear Sees Colors is the start of a new series featuring...

Fortunately, The Milk By Neil Gaiman The premise of this short story is fairly simple. A mother has just left for a conference, leaving a father...

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! By Laura Amy Schlitz This book is a historical-fiction drama which consists of 19 short monologues, 2 dialogues, and a few...

In a Blink By Kiki Thorpe Kate, Mia and Lainey are three friends who enjoy playing in the backyard. Mia's little sister, Gabby likes to play...

Children's Book of Magic By Anne Hildyard Magic has always been about mystery. That mystery used to come in the form of spells, rituals, witches, and...

Waiting By Kevin Henkes Waiting by Kevin Henkes is a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book.  Five toys, a pig with an umbrella, a bear with a...

Fancy Nancy By: Jane O'Connor Although, Fancy Nancy is recommended for ages 4-7 I would also recommend it for younger and older readers.  The story line...

The Heartbreak Messenger By: Alexander Vance This book is a Young Hoosier Book Award nominee for the current school year. The story begins with Quentin,...

Sunny Side Up By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm This graphic novel follows the summer of Sunny Lewin in 1976 when she is shipped...

Humphrey's Playful Puppy Problem By: Betty G. Birney Humphrey, the classroom hamster of Room 26.  He spends the weekends going home with children from the class....

Is Your Mama a Llama By: Deborah Guarino Is Your Mama a Llama, although published 26 years ago, is still a favorite picture book today....

The Adventures of Captain Underpants By: Dav Pilkey Captain Underpants, the easy chapter book series by Dav Pilkey, has been popular for many years now with...

Crenshaw By: Katherine Applegate, Newberry Award Winner "I noticed several weird things about the surfboarding cat."  With this great first line you'd never know this story...

The Mystery of the Gold Coin By: Harper Paris Ella and Ethan are twins. They are upset to find out that they are going to move....

Brian's Return By: Gary Paulsen “Brian sat quietly, taken by a peace he had not known for a long time, and let the canoe drift forward...

Wait By: Antoinette Portis There is a time to hurry and a time to wait.  This is beautifully illustrated in Antoinette Portis’ picture book, Wait. ...

Pop-Up Books By: Robert Sabuda With the holidays fast approaching it is time to be thinking of gift ideas.  Let me suggest...

The Lotus Seed By: Sherry Garland A simple, easy to follow story told in lyrical, unrhymed verse of a Vietnamese girl who is forced to flee...

Doll Bones By: Holly Black This book is a perfect spooky Halloween read! Zach, Poppy, and Alice have all been friends forever, playing with their action figure...

Clink By: Kelly DiPucchio Clink is  an outdated robot in a "modern" robot store who wants to get adopted by the right someone.  Overlooked by people who...

The Pirate Pig By: Cornelia Funke Stout Sam and Pip find a special surprise on the beach...

Rain Reign By: Ann Martin Most see an image of a dog on a book cover and groan and think, oh, no, the dog dies! I...

Stuck By: Oliver Jeffers Floyd’s kite gets stuck in a tree and he wants it back!  With a little thought, he decides to toss up...

El Deafo By: Cece Bell El Deafo is an autobiographical non-fiction book about the experience of becoming deaf as a young child.  The author contracted meningitis...

Sure Signs of Crazy By: Karen Harrington Sarah Nelson has just turned 12 and like most girls her age she is struggling with identity issues. Sadly,...

The Mysterious Howling: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place (Book 1) By: Maryrose Wood Ashton Place, the country home of Lord Frederick and Lady Constance, is...

Nancy Clancy Super Slueth By: Jane O'Connor Nancy has always been interested in investigating, which is a professional word for snooping. Nancy and her best friend,...

The Invention of Hugo Cabret By: Brian Selznick Brian Selznick masterfully illustrated and wrote this interesting story that reads like a cross between a traditional children's...

Don't Push the Button! By: Bill Cotter Don’t Push the Button! by Bill Cotter is a laugh out loud funny book. The story is about a...

The Book With No Pictures By: B.J. Novak   Warning to parents! You will read this book over and over and over! Children love this book but...

Owl Babies By: Martin Wadell Three baby owls wake up one morning and wonder where their “mommy” has gone. What is she doing and when will...

Fish in a Tree By: Linda Mullaly Hunt [blockquote text='“Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to...

Seer of Shadows By: Avi The year is 1872. Society is adjusting to the aftermath of the Civil War and the growth of science and...

Captain Awesome to the Rescue By: Stan Kirby Every hero has a story! This beginning chapter book will kick off your superhero summer. Eight year...

Red: A Crayon's Story By: Michael Hall Have you ever felt that you didn't quite belong or fit in no matter how hard you tried? Red: A...

Outfoxed By: Mike Twohy It's a dark night. Fox breaks into the hen house to grab a chicken for dinner. After a harrowing escape from the...

The Boss Baby By: Marla Frazee The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee was named a Best Book of 2010 by School Library Journal. This picture...

The Fourteenth Goldfish By: Jennifer L. Holm In this quirky children's novel we meet Ellie, a new middle-schooler who is going through a lot of new...

The Penderwicks in Spring By: Jeanne Birdsall The Penderwicks are back in an all new heartwarming story! Finding your place in a family can be hard....

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