If you're looking to pick up a story about family, give one of these a try. Many of them highlight a challenge facing a particular family, or emphasize family connections. All of these titles are also available in audio book formats, which make them uniquely suited to family reading.

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Also available in: e-book | audiobook

While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.

Also available in: e-book | audiobook

A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.

Today marks the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. The bard has influenced literature and culture for centuries - celebrate with one of these Shakespearean works!

William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. 

Baz Luhrmann's rendition of the classic story of star-crossed lovers, set in a futuristic urban Verona Beach.

Classic stories are told, retold, then changed and retold again. Rediscover some of your favorite stories in a new way. Although these classics are usually considered children's stories, grown-ups are welcome to join in the fun.

Bonus: find your own adapted classic and share on Social Media #CYSStoryBox. 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan and Wendy by J. M. Barrie
Also available in: e-book

Film Adaptations: Disney Animated Peter Pan; Live Action Peter PanPeter Pan Live; Neverland; Pan (coming 2016)

The original adventures of the three Darling children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up.

Savvy Seniors: June 2015

Reading time for kids can
be fun when it's with an older adult. Hit the library with your grandchild, or
a "grand friend," to track down some classics.

Round trip by Ann Jonas

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren ; translated from the Swedish by Florence Lamborn ; illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman

Frog and Toad storybook treasury by Arnold Lobel

Great Fifth Grade Reads

Take a look at some great books for fifth graders:

The underneath by Kathi Appelt; illustrated by David Small

An unremarkable boy and a rather remarkable ghost by Louise Arnold

Dragon's breath by E.D. Baker

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett; with artwork by Brett Helquist

The fairy-tale detectives by Michael Buckley; pictures by Peter Ferguson

Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman

Great Fourth Grade Reads

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

The summer of the swans [by] Betsy Byars. Illustrated by Ted CoConis by Byars, Betsy Cromer

Frindle by Andrew Clements; pictures by Brian Selznick

Children's Books to Love

From board books, to pictures books, to chapter books, it's is so hard to choose? Here are some children's books that we love and we hope you will too!

Board Books

Story time for Lamb by Michael Dahl; illustrated by Oriol Vidal Pastor

At the beach by Salina Yoon

Funny feet by Liesbet Slegers

Spot's hide and seek by Eric Hill

Ten black dots by Donald Crews

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