Book Lists

Featured Book List

Great titles for isolation.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Other Minds: the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith

After the End by Clare Mackintosh

Goodnight Mind: turn off your noisy thoughts and get a good night’s sleep by Colleen Carney

Albatross by Terry Fallis

Fleischman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Ankner

Graphic Novels for Early Readers

Graphic Novels are a super fun medium and can communicate themes and ideas that can be tricky to grasp otherwise. Studies show that reading graphic novels helps with reading comprehension and with increasing engagement for reluctant or beginning readers. 

Graphic Novels for Early Readers

Anna & Froga series by Anouk Ricard

Binky series by Ashley Spires

Noodleheads series by Tedd Arnold

Hilda series by Luke Pearson

Johnny Boo series by James Kochalka

Narwhal & Jelly series by Ben Clanton

Owly series by Andy Runton

The Adventures of Polo series by Regis Faller

Tiny Titans series by DC Comics

More Great Graphic Novels for Early Readers

A Cat Named Tim & other stories by John Martz

Dinosaurs for Breakfast by Amy J. Lemke

Hamster & Cheese by Colleen Venable

Luke on the Loose by Harry Bliss

Minions

Peter & Ernesto by Graham Annable

Snorkeling with Sea-Bots by Amy J. Lemke

Read2gether Book Club Picks

The Read2gether Book Club at the library is open to kids ages 8-12 & their caregivers and meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm.

Book Club is a great way for kids to find new books or genres; it’s always fun to try something new & it helps to grow an open mind. Scroll for lists of the Read2gether Book Club picks from the past few years.

Read2gether Book Club Titles 2016-2017

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The War that Saved my Life by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

One Crazy Summer by Rita Garcia-Williams

Read2gether Book Club Titles 2017-2018

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

Choose Your Own Adventure

The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Big Nate: In a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce

The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Read2gether Book Club Titles 2018-2019

The House with a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs

Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Treasure Hunters by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

MiNRS by Kevin Sylvester

Restart by Gordon Korman

The Uncommoners: The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell

Poignant & Heart-Warming Reads

Titles on this list are sure to warm your heart and uplift your spirits.

-The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

-The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

-The Library of Lost & Found by Phaedra Patrick

-The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

-The Little French Bistro by Nina George

-Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson

-Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior

-Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

-When You Read This by Mary Adkins

-84 Charing Cross Rd by Helene Hanff

-Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

-The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Fictional Families for Kids

Family: complicated, sweet, the people who shape us. These novels help kids explore family dynamics and have a little fun along the way.

The Vanderbeekers of 141st St by Karina Yan Glaser

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue

The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson

One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

World War II Fiction for Kids

World War II is a huge, fascinating, and important topic to explore. Check out some of these titles to start the conversation and to connect with characters whose journeys reflect the experiences of real people.

The Bicycle Spy by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Our Castle by the Sea by Lucy Strange

Camp X by Eric Walters

The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Allies by Alan Gratz

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Room for One More by Monique Polak

Daniel’s Story by Carol Matas

Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes

The Sound of Freedom by Kathy Kacer

Broken Strings by Eric Walters & Kathy Kacer

Coming Soon!

Another great book list is on its way!