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    -CATEGORIES-

  • ADVENTURE LOVERS AGES 8 & UP

  • GIRLS RULE THE WORLD AGES 5 & UP

  • PICTURE BOOKS FOR LITTLES ALL AGES

  • PICTURE BOOKS THAT INSPIRE AGES 5 & UP

  • EVERYTHING THEY WRITE IS GOLD VARIOUS AGES

  • CHAPTER BOOKS FOR EARLY READERS AGES 5 & UP

  • SERIES WORTH BINGING VARIOUS AGES

  • READ THE BOOK - WATCH THE MOVIE VARIOUS AGES

  • SUMMER SETTING AGES 8 & UP 

  • FAMILY FAVORITES AGES 8 & UP UNLESS NOTED 

  • CELEBRATING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AGES 8 & UP

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adventure lovers

 

The Last Kids on Earth

Jack and his buddies fight to survive in this thrilling graphic novel series. 

 

 

Zita the Space Girl 

A 3 book graphic novel series takes you to new worlds as young Zita sets out to save her friend from aliens.  

 

 

Charlie Thorne Last Equation 

Charlie, a young genius, sets out on a thrilling adventure to keep Einstein’s most valuable equation from falling into the wrong hands.  

 

 

The Name of This Book is a Secret  

Two 11 year old heroes set out to find a disappearing magician, but we can’t give away too much… It’s a secret!

 

 

Glitch

Two time-traveling enemies work together to save the future from doom.

 

 

 Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes 

A ten year old blind orphan, a set of magical eyes, and a search for destiny.  

 

 

EDGE OF EXTINCTION 

Sky and her best friend Shawn venture above ground where dinosaurs rule to find her dad. 

Explorer Academy Series

Young Cruz uncovers dark secrets while he and others are training to be the world’s next greatest explorers.

 

Peak

A 14 year old daredevil finds himself in trouble that leads to the journey of a lifetime- an attempt to climb Mt. Everest with his estranged father. 

 

 

Candy Shop Wars

Four friends seek to uncover the mystery of a  magical candy shop.  

 

 

Ancora 

Three sisters discover a magical land where they fight an evil Fog Banshee. 

 

 

Mysterious Benedict Society

A group of talented kids accept Mr. Benedict’s challenge to go undercover to save the world. 

 

 

Kingdom Keepers 

A group of kids is hired as holograms to fight against Disney villains.

 

Magic Misfits

Five young magicians must use their own magical strengths to outsmart and defeat evil. 

girls rule the world

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Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series

Vibrantly illustrated chapter books about great women in history. Each book includes activities located in the back related to the story.

The Only Woman in the Photo

A picture book biography about the life of Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in the Presidential cabinet and the brains behind FDR’s New Deal. 

I Am Malala

Malala’s incredible story is told in this young reader’s adaptation.

 

She Persisted Chapter Books Series

These new chapter books from She Persisted are perfect for readers who want to dive deeper into the lives of women featured in the She Persisted book collections. 

 

Voice of Freedom

A beautiful poetic picture book that celebrates the life bravery of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of Civil Rights during Freedom Summer & beyond.  

(The book does contain some language.)

I Dissent

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s inspirational life story is told in this picture book through her many dissents. 

 

 

Ella Queen of Jazz

This vibrant picture book tells the story of Ella Fitzgerald, her friendship with Marilyn Monroe, and how together, they worked to overcome the prejudice and racism that stood in Ella’s way.  

 

Little People, Big Dreams 

The perfect series for introducing young children to many inspirational people in history that will inspire them to follow their own dreams.  

 

 

A Race Around the World

A fun adventure picture book chronicling Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s race around the world, inspired by Jule Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 Days.  

 

Shirley Chisholm is a Verb

This picture book biography will introduce you to the life and work of Shirley Chisolm, the first black woman in Congress. Prepare to feel inspired and hopeful.

picture books for littles

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  • LAST STOP ON MARKET ST

  • BIG SMELLY BEAR

  • Z IS FOR MOOSE

  • DOWN TO THE SEA WITH MR. MAGEE

  • PIGEON SERIES

  • THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT

  • DEEP IN THE SAHARA

  • NEVER SAY NO TO A PRINCESS

  • IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE

everything they write is gold

KATE DICAMILLO

Readers young and old can find something in Kate’s collection to delight them!  From the hilarious adventures of Mercy Watson to the hopeful tale of the Magician’s Elephant, Kate’s stories touch hearts and help readers work through their own feelings about life and belonging.



 

STUART GIBBS 

If your kids are looking for a fast paced mystery, you can’t go wrong with Stuart Gibbs!  Each of his four series is filled with adventure and surprise.   Perfect for kids ages 10 & up.  



 

GRACE LIN

Grace Lin, a Taiwanese-American children’s author and illustrator, has written books for all age groups.  From picture books that highlight Chinese culture to middle grade novels based on Chinese folklore, Grace’s work is always delightful.  I’m certain her books will be ones your children read time and again.

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chapter books

 

for early readers

THE STORY OF… 

VIBRANTLY ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHIES FOR EARLY READERS

 

SECRET CODERS

GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES FOR SCIENCE LOVERS

 

RICKY RICOTTA’S MIGHTY ROBOT

THESE GRAPHIC NOVELS FEATURE ONE TINY MOUSE & LOTS OF BIG ADVENTURES

LEROY NINKER SADDLES UP

A MERCY WATSON SPIN-OFF SERIES

 

LING & TING NOT EXACTLY THE SAME

 

BALLPARK MYSTERIES

MYSTERIES FOR SPORTS LOVERS

AMELIA BEDILIA SERIES

 

A TO Z MYSTERIES SERIES

BINK & GOLLIE SERIES

THE DELIGHTFUL TALES OF TWO UNLIKELY FRIENDS

series worth binging

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BOOK SCAVENGERS (8 & UP)

JOIN EMILY & JAMES AS THEY SEARCH SAN FRANCISCO FOR HIDDEN BOOKS.

 

EMILY WINDSNAP (8 & UP)

THIRTEEN YEAR OLD EMILY DISCOVERS SHE’S A MERMAID & THE SEA WORLD IS IN TROUBLE.

WINGS OF FIRE (8 & UP)

A FANTASTICAL SERIES OF DRAGONS & PROPHECIES.

 

MAGIC MISFITS (8 & UP)

YOUNG ILLUSIONISTS TEAM UP TO DEFEAT THE EVIL BOSSO.

THE TRACK SERIES (10 & UP)

A LOOK INTO THE LIVES OF FOUR TRACK MATES, ALL FACING THEIR OWN OBSTACLES.

THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY SERIES (8 & UP)

A SECRET SOCIETY OF YOUNG GENIUSES RECRUITED TO HELP SAVE THE WORLD?!
 

LIBERTY PORTER (8 & UP)

A CHARMING SERIES ABOUT LIFE AS THE FIRST DAUGHTER.

 

RAMONA (8 & UP)

BEVERLY CLEARY’S ENDEARING, QUIRKY, FULL OF LIFE, RAMONA. 

 

THE SECRET SERIES (8 & UP)

SORRY, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS SERIES, YOU’LL HAVE TO READ IT. IT’S A SECRET!

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READ THE BOOK

 

WATCH THE MOVIE

  • MARY POPPINS

  • THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND

  • EVERYTHING EVERYTHING

  • PERCY JACKSON

  • THE RATS OF NIMH

  • THE WILLOUGHBY’S

  • THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH

  • THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM
  • JUST MERCY

  • HIDDEN FIGURES

  • YES DAY!

  • MATILDA

  • FLORA & ULYSSES

  • STUART LITTLE

  • FERDINAND

 

SUMMER SETTINGS

SHORT

Julia may be short, but she has big feelings, and her summer of playing the Wizard of Oz will change how she sees herself forever.  

 

ONE CRAZY SUMMER

Three sisters get involved in the Civil Rights Movement when they head to California in search of their mom.

 

THE LAST LAST DAY OF SUMMER

Otto and Sheed are in for the wildest last day of summer ever, and it may never end if they can’t unfreeze time.

KING OF THE MOUND

MY SUMMER WITH SATCHEL PAIGE

Nick, a young boy who has suffered from Polio, spends an unforgettable summer with Satchel Paige learning to persevere and overcome obstacles.

 

WALKING WITH MISS MILLIE

After a new move, Alice finds an unlikely friend in her new neighbor as they walk and discuss life.  

 

THE PENDERWICKS

The summer adventures of four sisters, a new friend, and two adorable rabbits.   

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family favorites

-BOOKS THAT MAKE YOU LAUGH- 

-BOOKS THAT MAKE YOU THINK - BOOKS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL-

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GINGER PYE

The Pye family bans together to find their missing dog, Ginger.

 

RALPH S. MOUSE

The big adventures of one little mouse. 

 

THE LAST MIRROR ON THE LEFT

The cousins are back again for another adventure! They must save themselves from being trapped in an alternate universe behind a series of mirrors.  

 

CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

A delicious story of Charlie, the boy who wins the opportunity of a lifetime to visit Wonka’s chocolate factory. 

STUART LITTLE

The delightfully odd tale of a mouse born to a human family who never gives up in a quest to save his friend.  

 

CARE & FEEDING OF A PET BLACK HOLE

  A laugh-out-loud story of a girl and her struggle to care for and keep secret her new pet black hole.

 

THE NERVIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD

The wild adventures of Pearl, a girl who’ll do anything to be in a new moving picture.

 

LITTLER WOMEN

 A modern twist on a classic story.

COUNTING BY 7S

A 12yr old odd and endearing girl searches for purpose & family after a tragedy.

 

THE ONE THING YOU’D SAVE

What one thing would you save if your house caught fire?

 

ECHO MOUNTAIN

A family starts over in Echo Mountain after the Great Depression.

 

LIFE ON MARS

Their love for space makes unlikely friends of a grumpy old man & a lonely young boy.

 

BENBEE & THE TEACHER GRIEFER

A funny novel-in-verse series following four unique students in summer school.  

ADVENTURES W/ WAFFLES

A heartwarming journey with two mischievous friends. 

 

PIXIE PUSHES ON

Pixie learns life lessons after her sister gets polio.

 

KID LEGENDS

A fun series that explores the childhood of famous people. -AGES 5 &UP

 

FRINDLE

One boy’s hilarious attempt to create a new word for the dictionary.

 

THE WEDNESDAY WARS

7th grader Holling, the only presbyterian in his town, must learn to view things from others’ perspectives in a year backdropped by the Vietnam War. -Ages 10 & up

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CELEBRATING

 

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

FRONT DESK 

In this first in a series, Mia Tang, a 10yr old immigrant chasing her dreams while helping others. 

 

COUNT ME IN

A story of standing up & speaking out against hate.

 

SUNNYSIDE PLAZA

One resident's quest to make her voice heard in solving the mystery of suspicious deaths in her group home.  

 

WAYS TO MAKE SUNSHINE

Young Ryan is facing many changes, but with the love and support of her family, she embraces them all with grace and positivity. 

 

MIDSUMMER’S MAYHEM

You’ll fall in love with young baker Mimi in this Shakespearean tale of family and overcoming conflicts.