Book Recommendations

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Wondering what to read next?
You tell us what you love. We pick your next read.

Fill out the form below, and a library staff member will hand-select five to ten books catered to your interests. We’ll get them ready for you and library staff will notify you when your items are ready for pickup. They will be on the hold shelves.

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Book Recommendations from the Youth Department staff!

If you’re stuck in a reading rut or want to find a new favorite book, check out what our staff recommends!

July 2021

Bekah’s picture book pick of the month is The Little Blue Bridge by  Brenda Maier. “I loved ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ when I was little, and this is a great reimagining of it that blends girl power and STEM”.–Bekah

Bekah’s middle-grade pick of the month is The Moorchild by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. “This is an oldie but a goodie. Steeped in Scottish folklore, The Moorchild explores what happens when a changeling discovers what it is and goes on a journey to the faerie court to steal back her parents’ biological child. This story packs an emotional punch, and I recommend it to those who love tales of the fae and historical fiction.”–Bekah

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Bry’s picture book pick of the month is Ruby’s Reunion Day Dinner written by Angela Dalton & illustrated by Jestenia Southerland.  “A book bursting with the joys of food and family, readers are invited to Ruby’s family reunion where you can find mouth-watering soul food and loving conversation. Come along with Ruby as she tries to find the perfect, special dish to bring to her family’s table!”–Bry

Bry’s middle-grade book pick of the month is Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy by Emmanuel Acho. “A very enlightening and impactful read! Acho approaches what can feel like uncomfortable or complex topics, and he creates a welcoming learning environment for all, breaking down each topic in a very understandable and unique way. This is a very timely book that a person of any age could learn from.”–Bry
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Katie’s picture book recommendation fo the month is Lifesize by Sophy Henn. “In this book see animals lifesize! Compare your hand to a polar bear’s paw. Hold the book over your head to see what you’d look like with kangaroo’s ears. This book is full of fun while learning about different animals.”–Katie
Katie’s middle-grade book/audiobook of the month is Zoe in Wonderland by Brenda Woods, narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson. “Meet Zoe, whose family owns an exotic plant wonderland but thinks her real life is boring. Until one day an astronomer from Madagascar arrives and starts Zoe looking for real-life adventures. This audiobook will be great for summer road trips!”–Katie

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