Recommendations

See what La Grange Public Library staff members have to recommend.


Browse recommendations for:

My Favorite Thing is Monsters My Favorite Thing is Monsters

by Emil Ferris

This captivating story is a nostalgic depiction of Chicago in the late 1960’s and an imaginative narrative about 10-year-old amateur detective, part werewolf (as she sees it), Karen Reyes. Our protagonist faces demons, imagined and real, as she tries to solve the possible murder of her reclusive upstairs neighbor. If you have never picked up a graphic novel before, make this award-winning… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services November 07, 2017
Heartless Heartless

by Marissa Meyer

The Queen of Hearts wasn’t always yelling “Off with their heads!” She was once a young girl who loved to bake and dreamed of owning a bakery of her very own. She had crushes too, only not with the boys her parents or station would approve of. Outside pressures shaped her life and led her to a role she never wanted. Read about her shocking path from young woman to queendom in… Continue

Young Adult Recommended by Young Adult November 07, 2017
My Latest Grievance My Latest Grievance

by Elinor Lipman

14-year-old Frederica, raised on the grounds of Dewing College where her activist mom and dad are professors and dorm parents, and a pet to staff and students alike. Her insulated world is shaken when she learns a secret—not only was her father married before he met her mother, but Laura Lee, his first wife, is coming to Dewing to be housemother of a neighboring dorm. The tenuous… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services November 07, 2017
Miles Morales: Spider-Man Miles Morales: Spider-Man

by Jason Reynolds

Excellent student Miles Morales attends Brooklyn Visions Academy with his best friend Ganke. Being a scholarship kid at a fancy private school is stressful enough, but Miles is also Spider-man! It’s a secret that only Ganke and Miles’ father know. Add the fact that he is crushing on a brainy poet and that his history teacher is out to get him, it’s no wonder Miles is close to… Continue

Young Adult Recommended by Young Adult November 07, 2017
The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.

by Kate Messner

Gianna is a strong and eccentric 12-year-old girl who wears her feelings on her sleeve. Despite how dearly Gianna loves her family, she grapples with sharing her family life with her peers in school because they think her family is weird. This is an unforgettable story about friendship, the love of family, and middle school life. Readers can relate to Gianna’s struggle with procrastination… Continue

Youth Services Recommended by Youth Services November 07, 2017
Zen Shorts Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth

Three stories and three children are the elements in this story where Stillwater the panda helps the children navigate life's dilemmas. Thoughtful and creative for even the oldest readers.

Lori Recommended by Lori Youth Services Associate, October 23, 2017
Beartown Beartown

by Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman author of The Man Called Ove is back with a new book Beartown. This novel is set in a small town that centers around their love of the game of hockey. This is not only a novel of the game of hockey but the expectations of the team and it's players. They need a win for the town, but at what price? As an dark secret comes to light, will the town do the right thing? This is darker… Continue

Leslie Hartoonian Recommended by Leslie Hartoonian Head of Patron Services, September 19, 2017
Tuck Everlasting Tuck Everlasting

by Natalie Babbitt

How do you make a child understand that immortality is as much curse as blessing? That is the predicament faced by the Tuck family, immortal for the past 80 years since they drank from a magical spring deep in the woods near ten-year-old Winnie Foster’s village. When Winnie stumbles upon Jesse Tuck, forever frozen at age 17 drinking from the spring, he stops her from slaking her thirst. The… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services August 24, 2017
Dumplin' Dumplin'

by Julie Murphy

Willowdean (nicknamed Dumplin’ by her mom) is 16-years-old and on a mission. Being plus size, she can find life a little hard to navigate. Feelings of insecurity arise from dating, school and coming to grips with the death of her aunt. She decides to shake things up by entering the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pageant in her small Texas town. A movie version of Dumplin’ is in the works, so… Continue

Young Adult Recommended by Young Adult August 24, 2017
Class Pet Mess! Class Pet Mess!

by Dan Gutman

Kids will enjoy this early reader series based on Dan Gutman’s popular chapter book series, My Weird School. The developed plot will appeal to kids still learning to read and the fun is intensified with great illustrations. Your emerging reader will be anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!

Youth Services Recommended by Youth Services August 24, 2017
Wildcrafters Wildcrafters

by Skye Kathleen Moody

Wildlife agent Venus Diamond is recalled from her honeymoon to track down a missing infant in the wilds of Washington state. Venus must contend with local superstition and human evil—not to mention the growing impatience of her new husband—in trying to solve the case.

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services July 19, 2017
The Haters The Haters

by Jesse Andrews

Three teen musicians run away from jazz camp to tour as a rock band. They have no name, no experience, and no gigs. But when best friends Corey and Wes meet their brash bandmate Ash, she encourages them to take the road trip of their lives.

Young Adult Recommended by Young Adult July 19, 2017
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain

by Russell Freedman

Everyone knows that Ellis Island was the gateway to America for immigrating Europeans, but what about Asians? This book will introduce you to Angel Island, located off the coast of San Francisco. Learn about the struggles immigrating Asian people had to overcome before even being allowed to enter the United States. Recommended for grades 5-8.

Youth Services Recommended by Youth Services July 19, 2017
Email From Our Copier Email From Our Copier

Did you know you can email a hard copy document right from the Library’s copier? Just scan your item into the copier and enter the email address. No money is needed for the copier. It’s that easy.

Chuck Johnson Recommended by Chuck Johnson Digital Services Coordinator, June 15, 2017
Almost Missed You Almost Missed You

by Jessica Strawser

Almost missed you is the story of a marriage and the dark secrets that were never shared. This reads like a thriller and has wonderful twists and turns. A great summer read.

Leslie Hartoonian Recommended by Leslie Hartoonian Head of Patron Services, June 01, 2017
ROKU ROKU

Stream Netflix

We have 6 circulating devices which will turn your television into a smart TV. It connects either by an HDMI or AV cable (provided). You must have an WiFi connection in your home. Access dozens of TV shows and movies, or stream Netflix directly to your TV. Check out at the Patron Services desk.

Chuck Johnson Recommended by Chuck Johnson Digital Services Coordinator, March 30, 2016