Kids

Scarlett Hart : monster hunter book cover

Scarlett Hart : monster hunter

Marcus Sedgwick

jGRAPHIC NOVEL Sedgwick
Kids, Graphic Novels

"Scarlett Hart, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents' footsteps--even if the Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says she's too young. Whether it's creepy mummies or a horrid hound, Scarlett won't back down, and with the help of her loyal butler and a lot of monster-mashing gadgets, she's on the case. But with her parents' archrival, Count Stankovic, taking all the monster-catching rewards for himself, it's getting hard for Scarlett to do what she was born to do. And when more monsters start mysteriously manifesting than ever before, Scarlett knows she has to get to the bottom of it and save the city...whatever the danger!"--Page [4] of cover.

Angela's picture

Full of adventure and creepy creatures! A great tween read for fans of Sherlock and Scooby Doo. Scarlett Hart is a brave, adventure seeking, and driven tween girl. Together with her butler Napoleon, they hunt down the monsters that threaten a British-like country reminiscent of the early 20th century. Together they must out-smart and out-hunt her nemesis. -Angela

Drum dream girl : how one girl's courage changed music book cover

Drum dream girl : how one girl's courage changed music

Margarita Engle

jE Engle
Kids, Picture Books

Follows a young Cuban girl in the 1930s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there's never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.

Amanda's picture

The true story of a young Cuban girl who defied cultural norms and became a percussionist. Inspiring and beautiful! -Amanda

The Tea Dragon Society book cover

The Tea Dragon Society

Katie (Cartoonist) O'Neill

jGRAPHIC NOVEL O'Neill
Kids, Graphic Novels

After discovering a lost Tea Dragon in the marketplace, apprentice blacksmith Greta learns about the dying art form of Tea Dragon caretaking from the kind tea shop owners.

Amanda's picture

This book is adorable, with a wonderfully diverse cast of characters! Great for tea lovers and tweens. -Amanda

Hello Lighthouse book cover

Hello Lighthouse

Sophie Blackall

jE Blackall
Picture Books, Historical Fiction, Nature, Kids

"Explores the life of one lighthouse as it beams its message out to sea through shifting seasons, changeable weather, and the tenure of its final keeper."--

Casey's picture

All in all,"Hello Lighthouse" radiates as much warmth as light and will surely be pored over for its lustrous details and touching story. -Casey

George book cover

George

Alex Gino

jFICTION Gino Alex
Kids, Early Chapter Books, LGBTQ+

Knowing herself to be a girl despite her outwardly male appearance, George is denied a female role in the class play before teaming up with a friend to reveal her true self.

Amanda's picture

This sweet, lovely book follows a 10-year-old girl named Melissa. The bad news is, everybody else thinks that she's a boy named George, because that's the gender and name she was assigned at birth. This book models compassion, acceptance, love, and empowerment. Great for little kids, older kids, and adults--just keep in mind that it was written for readers around the ages 8-12. -Amanda

The great big book of families book cover

The great big book of families

Mary Hoffman

jE Hoffman
Kids, LGBTQ+

Features illustrations and descriptions of different types of families and how their lives are similar and different.

Casey's picture

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Dear Yeti book cover

Dear Yeti

James Kwan

jE Kwan
Kids, Humor

Told through a series of notes, two boys go on a hike hoping to find Yeti but run into trouble along the way.

Angela's picture

Two young hikers set out to look for Yeti one day, and with the help of a bird friend, they trek further and further into the woods, sending letters to coax the shy creature out of hiding. -Angela

XO, Ox : a love story book cover

XO, Ox : a love story

Adam Rex

jE Rex
Kids, Humor

"The hilarious tale of an ox who is in love with a gazelle, told in correspondence"--

Angela's picture

Picture Book: An epic, if initially unrequited, love affair between a graceful gazelle and a clumsy, hapless ox. Romance will never be the same. -Angela

Click, clack, moo : cows that type book cover

Click, clack, moo : cows that type

Doreen Cronin

jE Cronin
Kids, Humor

When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.

Angela's picture

Picture Book: When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want. -Angela

The day the crayons quit book cover

The day the crayons quit

Drew Daywalt

jE Daywalt
Kids, Humor

When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.

Angela's picture

Picture Book: When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them. -Angela