See what La Grange Public Library staff members have to recommend.
- Finding Langston
by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Langston must move from Alabama to Chicago, Illinois with his father after his mother's death in 1946. Langston is lonely in his new surroundings, and to make things worse, he's tormented by bullies. However, one thing provides a refuge: the library that allows and celebrates all people. It also introduces him to another Langston, poet Langston Hughes. Hughes' poetry allows Langston to keep his… Continue
- Bea Garcia: Tale of a Scaredy-Dog
by Deborah Zemke
Bea Garcia is an artist who draws anywhere and everywhere, but mostly in her own notebook. She especially loves to draw pictures of her dog, Sophie. When Bea’s teacher makes her visit the Garcias’ neighbor, Bert, Bea brings Sophie along for extra security. Things get bad when Bert’s terrible cat attacks and Sophie runs straight out the door. Bea searches the neighborhood, but… Continue
- 100 scientists who made history
by Andrea Mills and Stella Caldwell
Masters of innovation have revolutionized our society! Through their life stories, children will learn about 100 trailblazing thinkers and how they based their research on observation, logic and reason. Learn about the history of scientific progress and put human faces to things we take for granted in everyday life. Aspiring scientists will love this book! Recommended for grades 3 and up.
- Counting Thyme
by Melanie Conklin
11-year-old Thyme moves all the way from California to New York City with her mom, dad, older sister and younger brother. Trying to survive the change, Thyme tells herself it is only temporary. The doctors just need to make her brother well again and then they can all go home, to her real home in California. However, over the minutes, days and weeks Thyme has been counting up, she comes to the… Continue
by Nidhi Chanani
Teenager Priyanka has many questions about her family but her mom refuses to answer. Pri especially wants to know why her mother left her home in India—and Pri’s father—before she was born. The subject seems permanently closed until Pri finds a mysterious pashmina tucked away in an old suitcase. When she puts it on, she is transported to the colorful India of her imagination,… Continue