Books for Kids

Attention astronomy enthusiasts!

Night Sky by Giles Sparrow (2012) As the much-anticipated total solar eclipse approaches (August 21, 2017) and a nine-year-old makes headlines after applying for a job at NASA, books about astronomy are back in high demand! While gathering titles to share with a group of seventh grade researchers earlier this ...Read More

Lunch Lady!

Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (2011) While on a school field trip to an art museum, Hector, Dee and Terrence sneak off to look at medieval weapons and stumble upon a crime in progress: someone is stealing all of the original, priceless art and ...Read More

Wonder, groan and laugh out loud!

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis (2013) With a blend of story and illustration reminiscent of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Stephan Pastis brings us Timmy Failure, a self-proclaimed “detective without peer” whose tender age is no match for his oversized ego. As Timmy attempts ...Read More

Metafiction for beginning readers!

We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems, 2010 The term “meta” gets thrown around a lot lately, but We Are in a Book! utilizes the self-aware technique with delightfully clever wit.  The book is part of the popular Elephant and Piggie children’s series and opens with the title characters ...Read More