Out of a JarMore Staff Picks +
Learning to navigate emotions can be hard for kids. In the story, a young rabbit decides to stop hiding his emotions from others and start paying attention to his feelings. A good book to begin a conversation about naming emotions and becoming aware of what caused them.
When I Wake UpMore Staff Picks +
What would you do if you woke up early and couldn't go back to sleep? Choose from four different colored paths to follow as a child imagines what to do before seven o'clock. Then read again. A good introduction to the choose-your-adventure-style book for young readers.
Time For Bed, Old HouseMore Staff Picks +
Isaac is spending the night at Grandpop's house for the first time and isn't ready to go to bed. After Grandpop shows Isaac how to put the house to bed and explains the nighttime sounds, Isaac may just fall asleep after all.
Roller GirlMore Staff Picks +
Inseparable since first grade, Astrid and Nicole begin to drift apart the summer before middle school. After watching a roller derby bout, Astrid can't wait to sign up for roller derby summer camp. Nicole wants to focus on ballet. Told from Astrid's point of view, this is both a story of navigating friendships and the determination needed to make the team.
Super Happy Magic ForestMore Staff Picks +
Five unlikely heroes embark upon an adventure to save their forest home. I laughed out loud several times as I read this book packed with silly illustrations, side jokes, and cameos from fantasy classics. Both kids and parents will enjoy reading this picture book.
Kat HatsMore Staff Picks +
Cat lovers will delight in this silly story about cats that are trained to sit on your head as a hat.
Cat ProblemsMore Staff Picks +
A hilarious story about a day in the life of an indoor cat. Told from the perspective of a constantly complaining cat that will make cat owners laugh out loud.
All of us villainsMore Staff Picks +
Every generation, seven families select a champion to compete in a tournament to the death for control of high magick, but this year is different. For fans of the Hunger Games, through rotating third-person narration, this morally gray story of ambition and survival adds drama through unexpected attractions and shifting alliances!
The Book Woman of Troublesome CreekMore Staff Picks +
This book blends the 1930's history of the Pack Horse Library Project, in Kentucky; with Cussy an employee (with the problem of being a 'blue person' and therefore shunned due to her 'race') and how libraries can both educate and entertain through books a community. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's determination to bring a little bit of hope to the darkly hollers of Kentucky.
Unrequited Infatuations: Odyssey of a Rock and Roll Consigliere : (a Cautionary Tale)More Staff Picks +
Stevie Van Zandt offers a peek behind the curtain of his legendary career, both as a musician and an actor. The iconic E Street Band rhythm guitarist reminisces on his friendship with The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, and the struggles the two worked through during their 40-year relationship. Read about Stevie's quest to educate the public about the power of rock and the big mistake that left him on the sidelines of superstardom forever.