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

Teen Books Featuring LGBTQAI+ Characters

Fiction

Jess, Chunk, and the road trip to infinity by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Beast by Brie Spangler
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky
If I was your girl by Meredith Russo
Something like gravity by Amber Smith
Jack of hearts (and other parts) by L.C. Rosen
All Out: the No-Longer-Secret Stories of Kick-Ass Queer Teens – Edited by Saundra Mitchell
Fans of the impossible life by Kate Scelsa
Cut both ways by Carrie Mesrobian
Not otherwise specified by Hannah Moskowitz
Shine by Lauren Myracle
They both die at the end by Adam Silvera
We contain multitudes by Sarah Henstra
Two boys kissing by David Levithan
What if it’s us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
Way to go by Tom Ryan
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
Subject to change by Karen Nesbitt
Openly straight by Bill Konigsberg
Nonfiction
Trans mission : my quest to a beard by Alex Bertie
Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present! by Arabelle Sicardi
The letter Q : queer writers’ notes to their younger selves edited by Sarah Moonit
It gets better: coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller
Beyond magenta: transgender teens speak out by Susan Kuklin
Some assembly required: the not-so-secret life of a transgender teen by Arin Andrews

Kids Books Featuring LGBTQA+ Characters

Picture Books
I am Jazz  by Jessica Herthel
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
A Family is a family is a family by Sara O’Leary
Morris Micklewhite & the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
I am Love by Susan Verde
A Plan for Pops by Heather Smith
Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima
Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer

Chapter Books
My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Manzer
The Best Man by Richard Peck
George by Alex Gino
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy

Nonfiction
Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community by Robin Stevenson
Pride Festivals by Heather C. Hudak

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

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

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

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