Monthly Highlights

Looking for something new to read? Here are the books we’re most excited to read this month.

October 2017

The Wolf, The Duck & The MouseWDM-COVER
By Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
Picture Books, Barnett

When a mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he learns that a duck devoured earlier has set up a table to enjoy the food that the gluttonous predator eats.


Unicorn Power
By Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Brooke Allen
Children’s Fiction, Tamaki

Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin–Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley–love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen. and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella’s, where the woods contain endless mysteries.

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By Donald Lemke, illustrated by Andie Tong
Children’s JR, Lemke

The children of Gothm are on a field trip when they realize that the new dinosaur exhibit at the museum has been tampered with! It’s up to Batman, Batgirl, Nighwing, and the children to solve the riddles, catch the culprit and find the stolen bones.

How Things Work617CB1oNzrL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_
by Tamara Resler
Children’s Non-Fiction, 600 Resler

Explores the inner mechanisms of such items as fitness trackers, plasma balls, springs, and green buildings, exploring how the different elements of each work together.

September 2017

Babies Can Sleep Anywheredownload
by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Carolina Búzio
Picture Books, Wheeler

This adorable picture book compare the sleeping habits of a variety of young animals with the sleeping habits of young humans.

An A to Z of Monsters and Magical Beings61KfHjUDVwL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_
by Aidan Onn, illustrated by Rob Hodgson
Children’s Non-Fiction, 001.944 Onn

Do you know how to escape from a stalking werewolf? Have you always wanted to learn the difference between a hobgolblin and an imp, and do you know the secret to avoiding the sharp claws of the ancient Eloko monster?

The Story of America: Discover History with American Girl61E4MGupw9L
Edited by Tori Kosara
Children’s Non-Fiction, 973 Kosara

Follow the American Girls are they discuss major moments in United States history and what it would have been like to grow up in another era.

Elsie Mae Has Something to Say51LHIjipfTL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_
by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
Children’s Fiction, Cavanaugh

With a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt and unexpected help from her Hallelujah-spouting cousin, Henry James, Elsie Mae tries to prevent a company from building a canal through the Okefenokee Swamp.

The Adventurer’s Guide to Dragons (And Why They Keep Biting Me)51rxvoG0dsL._SX334_BO1,204,203,200_
by Wade Albert White
Children’s Fiction, White

Anne and her best friends Penelope and Hiro are tasked with an unwanted quest that could start a war  between the Hierarchy and the dragon clan, and so to avoid disaster and save the world the three friends must face trials, defeat robots, and circumvent bureaucracy.

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