Beginning Chapter Book Series to Love

These captivating series feature beloved and unforgettable characters, and are perfect for readers who are transitioning from easy readers to chapter books.

Cam Jansen: the mystery of the U.F.O. by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker ; with illustrations by Marla Frazee

Mercy Watson to the rescue by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris van Dusen

Junie B. Jones and the stupid smelly bus by Barbara Park ; illustrated by Denise Brunkus

Bad Kitty gets a bath by Nick Bruel

Artists on Film

The best offer [videodisc] by produced by Isabella Cocuzza, Arturo Paglia ; written & directed by Giuseppe Tornatore

My mother's smile [videodisc] by New Yorker Films presents a film with Filmalbatros and Rai Cinema

Lust for life [videodisc] by Metro Goldwyn Mayer

The mill & the cross [videodisc] by Kino Lorber presents ; an Angelus Silesius production ; written by Michael Francis Gibson & Lech Majewski ; directed and produced by Lech Majewski

Bibliotherapy for Teens

These emotionally-charged YA titles feature characters who struggle with maintaining their mental health. 

The nature of Jade by Deb Caletti

I don't want to be crazy by Samantha Schutz

Impulse [sound recording] by Ellen Hopkins

Crazy by Amy Reed

Shakespeare Adaptations for Kids

Brick Shakespeare: the tragedies— Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar by as told and illustrated by John McCann, Monica Sweeney, and Becky Thomas

Macbeth by a graphic novel adapted and illustrated by Gareth Hinds ; based on the play by William Shakespeare

The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Recipes from Around the World

Passport on a plate: a round-the-world cookbook for children by Diane Simone Vezza ; illustrated by Susan Greenstein


One world kids cookbook by Sean Mendez ; foreword by Ferran Adriá


Kids around the world cook!: the best foods and recipes from many lands by Arlette N. Braman ; illustrated by Jo- Ellen Bosson



The international cookbook for kids by Matthew Locricchio ; photographs by Marshall Cavendish


Cryptids: Crazy, Mysterious Animals

Tales of the cryptids: mysterious creatures that may or may not exist by Kelly Milner Halls, Rick Spears, Roxyanne Young

Sea monsters by Melissa Higgins ; content consultant Joseph Nigg, author of Wonder Beasts and other books on mythical animals

Bigfoot and other monsters by John Hawkins

Mysteries unwrapped: mutants & monsters by written by Oliver Ho ; illustrated by Josh Cochran

Biggest, baddest book of monsters by Anders Hanson & Elissa Mann

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