Listen and read along with one of our J Book/CD Kits. You can find them near the music CDs in the Children's Department. Pick some up today for a car trip or for listening at home. Here's a list of some popular choices:
Chrysanthemum [kit] by Kevin Henkes
Amelia Bedelia [kit] by Peggy Parish
The dragon turn by Shane Peacock
The false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The alchemyst by Michael Scott
Wildwood by Colin Meloy; illustrations by Carson Ellis
Is there a new baby in your house? Read some picture books about older siblings and how they adjust to all the changes that a new baby brings.Sophie and the new baby by Laurence Anholt; illustrated by Catherine Anholt
Hi, new baby! by Robie H. Harris; illustrated by Michael Emberley
Looking for some great Fourth Grade reads? Try some of these:
The strange case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
The one and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate; illustrations by Patricia Castelao
Tales of a fourth grade nothing by Judy Blume; illustrated by Roy Doty
Cork & Fuzz by Dori Chaconas; illustrated by Lisa McCue
Dodsworth in Rome by written and illustrated by Tim Egan
Are you in Third Grade and looking for a great book to read? Check out these great books:
Please write in this book by Mary Amato; illustrated by Eric Brace
Brand-new school, brave new Ruby by Derrick Barnes; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton
Ivy and Bean by written by Annie Barrows;...
Parts by Tedd Arnold
Franklin goes to school by [written by] Paulette Bourgeois; [illustrated by] Brenda Clark
Snowmen at night by Caralyn Buehner; pictures by Mark Buehner
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
A house for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
How about a hug? by Nancy Carlson
Llama, llama red pajama by...
Just got home from the movie theater? Want to hear that great theme song again? Here are some soundtracks from the lastest and greatest family movies for you to enjoy:
Brave [sound recording]: original soundtrack by original score composed by Patrick Doyle
Hugo [sound recording]: original score by...
The wondrous journals of Dr. Wendell Wiggins: describing the most curious, fascinating, sometimes-gruesome, and seemingly impossible creatures that roamed the world before us by Lesley M.M. Blume ; illustrated by David Foote. If you don't know what a paleozoologist is, then read this extremely...
The 2012 London Olympics by Nick Hunter — Last night, sadly, was the closing ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. It was such a spectacle to watch and I have to admit, I may be going through Olympic withdrawal. Are you? Have no fear! We have great books on London, Brazil (where Rio de...
Every year, at this time, kids are preparing to go back to school. Here is a list of some great stories to help everyone get ready for that fun first day!
It's my school by Sally Grindley; illustrations by Margaret Chamberlain
Mr. Ouchy's first day by B.G. Hennessy; illustrated by Paul Meisel
The phantom of the post office by Kate Klise — will bring you up to speed on this next generation of electronic communication if you are not. In book four of 43 Old Cemetery Road you will also meet a new, mysterious ghost and Seymour may actually find a human friend his age. Mystery, humor,...
Did you know the library has a great collection of international language items for kids? Among those many items, we have some fun picture books in Spanish. Check out some of the suggestions below:Bravo! by Ginger Foglesong Guy ; illustrated by Rene King MorenoFloating on Mama's song = Flotando con...
There's still plenty of time to hit the beach this summer. Here are some great picture books full of beachy fun to read before you go.A beach tail by Karen Lynn Williams ; illustrated by Floyd CooperThe boy on the beach by story and pictures by Niki DalyMermaids Parade by Melanie Hope Greenberg
Like the Clique series? Try one of these:The earth, my butt, and other big, round things by Carolyn MacklerTtyl by Lauren MyracleThe daughters by Joanna Philbin
Here's some great non-fiction books about animals for kids:Sharks! by Anne SchreiberBackyard detective: critters up close by Nic BishopMonster hunt: exploring mysterious creatures by with Jim Arnosky
Do you like Michigan Chillers, or R.L. Stine? Want something funny and frightening? Try one of these: Invasion of the road weenies: and other warped and creepy tales by David LubarThe name of this book is secret by Pseudonymous Bosch ; illustrations by Gilbert Ford
Have a long car trip planned? Looking for some fun music to entertain the whole family? Here is a list of some great car tunes everyone will love.Mater's car tunes [sound recording]: rock and rust with songs inspired by Disney-Pixar Cars!Wee sing in the car [sound recording] by Pamela Conn Beall...
The dragon turn by Shane Peacock will captivate readers, even if they have not read the first four cases in the award winnning The Boy Sherlock Holmes series. Actually, Sherlock is an astute teen, not boy, in these books and in addition to solving crimes Scotland Yard cannot, he is dealing with...
Check out these great reads about the creepiest, crawliest creatures around!
Incredible arachnids by John Townsend
Ant lions and lacewings by text by Elaine Pascoe; photographs by Dwight Kuhn
Goliath bird-eating spiders and other extreme bugs by Deirdre A.
Comic-Con 2012 is underway this weekend in San Diego, California. Your favorite books, movies, and TV shows are all present at this pop culture extravaganza. Get into the spirit by catching up on your favorites.
The hobbit, or, there and back again by J.R.R. Tolkien — Peter Jackson adds to his...
The great cake mystery: Precious Ramotswe's very first case by Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrations by Iain McIntosh is a delightful read and a quick way to claim the Sleuth It badge in the CYS program. It is written by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (an adult series...
The case of the mystery meat loaf by David Lewman
Sleepy time crime by Sarah Hines Stephens ; illustrated by Art Baltazar
Hold the pickles by Vicki Grant
The great turkey heist by created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Robert Papp
If you liked the Mysterious Benedict Society, then try one of these books:The mysterious case of the Allbright Academy by Diane StanleyChasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett ; with artwork by Brett HelquistThe name of this book is secret by Pseudonymous Bosch ; illustrations by Gilbert Ford
Here's some great realistic fiction for tweens:
Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary; illustrated by Tracy Dockray
Every soul a star: a novel by Wendy Mass
The secret language of girls by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Enjoy some wonderful picture books that celebrate America and our independence!Apple pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong ; pictures by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Celebration! by Jane Resh Thomas ; illustrated by Raul Colon
Cranberry summer by Wende and Harry Devlin
Have you earned your Go Wild Badge yet? If not, here is a great way to do it — check out some of our wild animal poetry! We have a wide variety of poems about animals and after you read them, be sure to try and come up with your own. Have a wild time!
Bridge of time by Lewis Buzbee is a perfect book for older readers who are interested in earning the Time Travel badge. A wrinkle in time propels best friends Lee Jones and Jones Lee back to the summer Mark Twain spent in San Francisco. The class trip they were on was a total loser, so they snuck...
Want to get into the Olympic Spirit? Check out one of the many films that celebrate the dedication and passion of the athletes and the thrills of the Games. The first Olympics [videodisc]: Athens 1896 by a Larry White/Gary Allison production in association with Sony Pictures Television Inc....
If you are just starting to read or love listening to stories, we have some mysteries just for you!Detective LaRue: letters from the investigation by Mark Teague
The case of the missing monkey by story by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by G. Brian Karas
Nate the Great and the mushy valentine by...
Have you exhausted Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and the Boxcar Children? Here are some sleuths you'll find in several books. Maybe you'll discover a new favoriteSly the Sleuth and the pet mysteries by Donna Jo Napoli and Robert Furrow ; illustrated by Heather Maione
Sebastian (Super Sleuth) and the...
Looking for a mystery that will really challenge you? Here are some popular reads that could really happen, solved by kids just like you. The London Eye mystery by Siobhan DowdThe Westing game by Ellen RaskinBelly up: murder at FunJungle by Stuart Gibbs
If you love fantasy set in another time and universe, try these titles for a change of place.
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin HobbCast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara West Daughter of the Forest by Juliet MarillierThe Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
A night to remember by Walter Lord
Shadow of the Titanic: the extraordinary stories of those who survived by Andrew Wilson
The other side of the night: the Carpathia, the California and the night the Titanic was lost by Daniel Allen Butler
Titanic's last secrets: the further adventures of shadow...
Looking for something quick that'll make you smile? Check these out:Worst enemies/best friends by Annie Bryant
Sideways stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar ; illustrated by Dennis Hockerman
The case of the missing marquess by Nancy Springer
Active kids by Kathryn Smithyman & Bobbie Kalman ; photographs by Marc Crabtree
Be healthy! it's a girl thing: food fitness and feeling great by Mavis Jukes, Lilian Cheung
Exercising for good health by Shirley W.
Are you looking to Go Wild reading this summer? If so, be sure to browse our New Book Shelf for the most recent title in the Warriors Graphic Novel Series. These books will take you on an adventure of epic-sized hairball proportions! The cats are waiting, check them out new before they run away.
From evil masterminds to enthusiastic minions, wicked plots and the ordinary people who fight against them, conquer one of these reads this summer.
Cold cereal by Adam Rex
Despicable me [videodisc] by Universal Pictures presents a Chris Meledandri production
Whales on stilts by M.T. Anderson;...
Get Hands On this summer with different styles of jewelry making. These books will help you get started making fun and pretty necklaces, bracelets, and more.
Jewelry making for fun! by Robin Koontz
Jazzy jewelry by Dawn Brend ... [et al.]
Junk drawer jewelry by written by Rachel Di Salle and Ellen...
Geek n.An unfashionable or socially inept person.
A person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest: "A computer geek".
We have lots of books in our Children's Library starring geeks. And quite often, they are the heros. Check one out today.
Notes from an accidental band geek by Erin...
The Children's Library has lots of nonfiction on your favorite geeky subjects. Here are some fun ones to get you started.
The real spy's guide to becoming a spy by Peter Earnest and Suzanne Harper, in association with the Spy Museum
The big book of spy stuff by Bart King; illustrations by Russell...
Origami for everyone: beginner, intermediate, advanced by Didier Boursin
Origami zoo: 25 fun paper animal creations by Paul Jackson and Miri Golan; illustrations by Paul Jackson; photographs by Avi Valdman
The new encyclopedia of origami and papercraft techniques by Ayako Brodek; edited by Claire...
Being Erica. Season one. Disc 1 [videodisc] — Erica Strange is sent back in time by her therapist, Dr. Tom, to deal with the regrets of her life.
Doctor Who. The complete first series, Discs 1 & 2 [videodisc] by 2 Entertain ; BBC — The Doctor and his companion Rose travel around the universe...
The budding chef by edited by Kate Kuhn ; [illustrated by Jane Dippold]
Cooking with kids by from the experts at FamilyFun magazine
Emeril's there's a chef in my family!: recipes to get everybody cooking by Emeril Lagasse ; illustrated by Charles Yuen ; photographs by Quentin Bacon
The end of illness [sound recording] by David B. Agus
The G-free diet [sound recording]: a gluten-free survival guide by Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Good calories, bad calories [sound recording]: [fats, carbs, and the controversial science of diet and health] by Gary Taubes
Sugarlicious: 50 cute and clever treats for every occasion by Meaghan Mountford
The complete photo guide to cake decorating by [Autumn Carpenter]
Special cupcakes by Wendy Sweetser
What's new, cupcake? by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson ; text and photographs by Alan Richardson ; recipes and
Batter Up! We've got a whole roster full of great reads for kids about America's Favorite Pastime. Check one out today before they're loooong gone.
The boys by Jeff Newman; illustrated by Jeff Newman
Baseball hour by Carol Nevius; illustrated by Bill Thomson
Watch me throw the ball! by Mo Willems
I know someone with cancer by Sue Barraclough
I know someone with dyslexia by Sue Barraclough
I know someone with diabetes by Vic Parker
I know someone who is obese by Sue Barraclough
Apples, cherries, red raspberries: what is in the fruits group? by Brian P. Cleary; illustrations by Martin Goneau; consultant, Jennifer K. Nelson
Green beans, potatoes, and even tomatoes: what is in the vegetable group? by Brian P. Cleary; illustrations by Martin Goneau; consultant, Jennifer K....
Did you know that many of the great family movies out there were kids books first? You can earn your "curtains up" badge by reading some of these great titles:
Ella enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
Cheaper by the dozen by Frank B...