Children's Fiction


The Book Hog
by Greg Pizzoli

Submitted by Sara E.
The book hog loves to collect books but there is one problem: he can’t read. He meets a wonderful librarian that changes everything for him. Adorable illustrations and a lovable character.
(New Picture Books)
A Good Kind of Trouble
by Lisa Moore Ramee

Submitted by Stefanie M.
Shayla is a 12-year-old girl who is navigating middle school with the help of her two best friends, Isabella and Julia, better known as the “United Nations” because of their diverse backgrounds. Shayla generally stays out of trouble but figures out that there might be a “good” kind of trouble when she wears a Black Lives Matter armband to school and passes them out to her friends, a response to a recent court case in which a police officer was not indicted for a shooting of a local black man. A Good Kind of Trouble explores race, first crushes, interpersonal relationships, and standing up for what you believe in, and is perfect for the social-justice-minded young person in your life.
(New Children’s Fiction)
City of Ghosts
by Victoria Schwab

Submitted by Kelly K.
A fun romp of a ghost story for grades 4 through 7. 
Cassidy embarks on a trip to Edinburgh with her best friend Jacob, who just happens to be a ghost that only she can see. Her parents are (interestingly-enough) ghost hunters filming a new paranormal TV series. It’s spooky, funny, and quite the adventure. Book two in the series ( Tunnel of Bones ) is expected to be published in September. 
Can’t wait!
(New Children’s Fiction)
The Afterwards
by A.F. Harrold

Submitted by Stefanie M.
Ember finds out at a school assembly that her best friend, Ness, was killed in a freak swing accident. When she thinks she’s visiting her uncle’s home, she stumbles upon an alternate universe where the dead are actually alive, just living in black and white. She finds Ness and decides that she must find a way to bring her back. Join Ember as she is forced to grapple with whether or not leaving something, or someone, in the past is the right thing to do, no matter how much it hurts.
(New Children’s Fiction)
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
by Dan Gemeinhart

Submitted by Katie B.
One girl, mostly alone and completely heartbroken.
A sister without any sisters. A daughter without a mom.
But a girl with a memory.
And a girl with a promise.
A promise she would do anything to keep.
If you’ve ever read anything by Dan Gemeinhart, you know it’s going to pull at your heart. It’s going to bring feelings to the surface and you can’t help but wear all of those emotions on your sleeve as you finish reading the story.
This book does that and more. I think this is Dan’s best book yet. He does an amazing job fleshing out the character of Coyote and letting the reader get to know her and see all of her ups and downs.
(Children’s Audiobook)
Children's Non-Fiction


Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry)
by Gay Golio

Submitted by Katie B.
A lovely picture book biography of Charlie Chaplin, focusing on his childhood and first breakout role as "The Tramp." The text is evocative and lyrical and Ed Young's cut paper collages are brilliant. There's even a small flip book in the bottom right corner.
(Children’s Non-Fiction)
The SUPERPOWER Field Guide: Beavers
by Rachel Poliquin

Submitted by Katie B.
A fantastic book about the wonders of beavers! This book covers everything from how they build their dams to how they survive the long winter months. It made me laugh several times and smile throughout. The illustrations and the engaging text are a perfect match. BEAVERS, people! Who knew? This field guide was a superpower hit in my book. ALL the superlatives. Excellent information and highly recommended!
(Children’s Non-Fiction) 
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rodgers
by Fred Rodgers

Submitted by Katie B.
Fred Rogers was most definitely a positive role model. His heartfelt messages to children were powerful and uplifting. This book contained many of those poems that can be read over and over again because they dealt with situations children experience on a daily basis - some of which help them with feelings of anger, being different, alone, or even unloved. His writings also taught children about manners, patience, sharing, and most importantly, being themselves. There were also some that will make children smile like “You Can Never Go Down the Drain” or “We Are Elephants.” The cute illustrations throughout the book also added to the poem's tone.
(Children’s Non-Fiction) 
Young Adult Fiction
Nancy Drew: The Palace of Wisdom
by Kelly Thompson

Submitted by Emily D.
Nancy Drew just got a teen punk glow-up! Nancy is solving a mystery back in her hometown after receiving a threatening letter in the mail. Will she solve the case without putting herself in too much danger? In any event, it’s always more fun with a little help from the Hardy Boys.
(New Young Adult Graphic Novel)

Nuclear Winter, Vol. 1
by Caroline Breault

Submitted by Emily D.
We joke that winters here never seem to end but, due to a nuclear power plant incident, this futuristic Montreal is truly in an eternal winter. What happens during an nuclear winter? Mutant people, gigantic nuclear snowflakes, a thriving music scene, and potential crushes? Totally normal. The art is just as playful as the characters. This is a science fiction book to try even if you don’t typically read graphic novels.
(New Young Adult Graphic Novel)

Parenting Books
Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids
by Donalyn Miller & Colby Sharp

Submited by Katie S.
This research-based book will give you the tools to promote and advocate for literacy in your school. This is an inspirational book for teachers, reading specialists, instructional coaches, and librarians. You can even advocate for books and the importance of reading at your school by suggesting and sharing this gem with your school administrators!
(New Parenting Books)
A Parent's Guide to Baby-Led Weaning: Skip the Purees and Go Straight to Solids!
by Jennifer House

Submited by Katie S.
Enjoy this wonderful resource about the benefits and how-to’s of baby led weaning. Don’t be overwhelmed. This guidebook, complete with recipes, will ensure good nutrition at an early age.
(Parenting Collection)
Summer Reading Program
"Read S'More Books"

Pick up your reading log starting May 17th. Babies, kids, and teens will earn amazing prizes for reaching weekly reading goals. Adults can set their own reading goals and will be entered into weekly prize drawings and a grand prize drawing. New this summer, read for bonus weeks 7 and 8 for additional chances to win great prizes.

The last day to pick up prizes is August 9. The program is sponsored in large part by donations from area businesses. We greatly appreciate the support. Check out our newsletter for a complete list of donors.

For more weekly fun, come to the library and participate in our scavenger hunts for all ages. You never know what you'll find or what you'll learn!