Recommendations

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Keeper of the Lost Cities Keeper of the Lost Cities

by Shannon Messenger

You’ve heard of Harry Potter, but have you heard of the Keeper of the Lost Cities? This is the first of seven books (and counting), and the start of an epic journey that will take you to a new, hidden world that exists alongside our own. Everything changes for Sophie Foster the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere. She’s a Telepath—someone who hears… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services October 23, 2019
The Watcher The Watcher

by Jeanette Winter

The Watcher is a beautifully illustrated picture book about the courageous and smart woman, Jane Goodall. From an early age, Jane was a patient person. This quality proved to her benefit as an adult when she spent many hours observing chimpanzees from afar. After gaining their trust, she was able to study them up close and even helped prevent chimpanzees from going extinct. Recommended for ages… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services October 23, 2019
This is My Fort! This is My Fort!

by Drew Daywalt

Monkey and Cake love building forts! When Cake decides to build his own fort, Monkey feels left out, so Monkey builds his own fort that's even bigger than Cake's fort. But before long, they both discover that being alone in a fort is no fun! This is the third book in the early readers series, Monkey & Cake. The books work well for early readers with repetitive dialog, large font and great… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services October 23, 2019
The Missing Baseball The Missing Baseball

by Mike Lupica

Mike Lupica brings his sports knowledge and great writing to early chapter book readers. This is book one in the Zach and Zoe Mysteries series about a brother and sister duo who love sports. In this story, Zach and Zoe follow clues to find Zach's missing baseball, signed by his favorite major league player. If your beginning chapter book reader loves sports and is ready to delve into a good… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services August 09, 2019
Meet Yasmin! Meet Yasmin!

by Saadai Faruqi

Yasmin, a spirited second-grader, boldly uses her imagination and ingenuity to have adventures and solve life’s little problems. In this four-part early chapter book series, Yasmin’s curiosity leads her to new discoveries, trials and mishaps. Readers will cheer on Yasmin's creativity and determination as she becomes an explorer who creates her own neighborhood map, or as she finds the… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services August 09, 2019
The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon

by Dean Robbins

Alan Bean was one of the astronauts on board the Apollo 12 mission, and the fourth person in history to set foot on the moon. He wanted everyone to feel the magic and mystery of outer space, so when he returned to Earth, he began to paint what he saw. The words in this book explain the beauty he saw, but the paintings are what really capture the experience. Recommended for ages 4-6.

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services July 11, 2019
How to Survive a Totally Boring Summer How to Survive a Totally Boring Summer

by Alice Delacroix

Randall moved to a new town and is worried his summer won’t be as fun, but he and his friend decide to start a chess club. They find a meeting place, recruit members, set the meeting time and the Checkmate Squad is born! But they are met with a grumpy man who takes over the chess tables and the school bully who causes problems. How will they deal with these unexpected issues? Read this… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services July 11, 2019
Just Like Rube Goldberg Just Like Rube Goldberg

by Jerry Craft

The incredible true story of the man behind the machines

Rube started out quiet and shy, but he grew up with a passion for drawing and ended up being one of the most famous cartoonists ever! After earning an engineering degree (to please his father) he decided to pursue his dream of being a cartoonist for a big-time newspaper instead. One of Rube’s most famous characters, Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts, became popular because of the fanciful… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services June 14, 2019
The Bridge Home The Bridge Home

by Padma Venkatraman

Viji and her sister Rukku runaway from home, and Viji must take responsibility for her sister Rukku who has a developmental disability. They make their new home on an abandoned bridge, and along with their new friends Muthi and Arul, spend their days digging through trash to find items the garbage collector will pay them for. After a bad rainfall, Muthi and Rukku fall very ill, and Viji and Arul… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services June 14, 2019
Dragons in a Bag Dragons in a Bag

by Zetta Elliott

Nine-year-old Jaxon is sent to spend the day with cranky old Ma, but the day is anything but ordinary. Ma must deliver baby dragons from her apartment in Brooklyn to a magical world where they'll be safe. When the transporter malfunctions, Jax and Ma mistakenly end up in the Mesozoic era. A dinosaur threatens them, and Ma pushes Jax and the dragons into the transporter, but she is left behind.… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services May 16, 2019
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants

by Andrea Beaty

When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions, like how high can a balloon float? Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? What's the best plan for getting him down? The story combines humor, science and fun… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services May 15, 2019
Blue Blue

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Colors evoke emotion. In this endearing story of a boy and his dog, we see just why colors are so meaningful, particularly the color blue. Baby blue, ocean blue and midnight blue are just some of the colors that Seeger links to the boy and his dog as they go through life together. Prepare for a few tears tempered with joy in this story of an enduring friendship. Recommended for reading aloud with… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services April 19, 2019