YTS Staff Picks 2021 – Our Favorite Books of the year

Check out some of our Youth & Teen Services staff favorites, all published in 2021. These books represent a wide variety of formats and intended audiences. We hope you will Read more...

Posted by on November 22, 2021

Board Book Pairs for the Bilingual (Spanish)

Goodnight Moon or Buenas Noches, Luna by: Margaret Wise Brown A good story for bedtime as bunny gets ready to settle for the night.  Some pages are in full color Read more...

Posted by on November 11, 2021

Celebrate Gardens with a Reading List for Children and Families

In celebration of Gardening Week at the Westmont Public Library, enjoy this selection of picture books and more that share stories about nature, gardens, and community building.

Posted by on April 19, 2021

Baby Medical School: Vaccines by Cara Florance

You may be surprised to see a child’s board book explaining terms such as antigen, antibody, immune system, and herd immunity. Vaccines, a Baby Medical School book, does just that. Read more...

Posted by on March 18, 2021

Native Nations: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate, celebrate, and encourage dialogue on the diverse nations, cultures, and experiences of Native peoples throughout North America. Celebrate Native American Heritage Month—and continue Read more...

Posted by on November 9, 2020

Voting and Elections: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of voting in the US, from ongoing fights for equal voting rights and fair elections to the Read more...

Posted by on October 5, 2020

Baby’s First Books

It's never too early to read to your baby. Even before they can focus on the pictures, they are listening to the rhythm and cadence of your voice. Reading promotes Read more...

Posted by on September 24, 2020

Peek-a-Bruce by

Reluctant new parent Bruce returns with his gaggle of goslings in this board book, Peek-a-Bruce. Black Bear Bruce is looking for a place to spend a quiet moment away from Read more...

Posted by on January 9, 2020

Snowball by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

A smiling little snowball stands at the top of a hill looking down upon a town. Thinking that a visit to town would be fun, he decides to take a Read more...

Posted by on December 19, 2019

Let’s Go, Ted! by Sophy Henn

Ted uses his imagination and a cardboard box to zip around in a race car, explore the oceans, and visit the moon - all before lunch. Whimsical details add depth Read more...

Posted by on August 28, 2019

I am So Brave! by Stephen Krensky

Highly saturated colors come together with bold geometric shapes and a measured use of grain scatter textures to create extremely engaging illustrations in this empowering board book about facing your Read more...

Posted by on June 5, 2019

Cat Nap by Toni Yuly

Kitten is up and ready to play, while Cat is ready for his afternoon nap. Will a game of hide-and-seek distract Kitten, so Cat can nap? As Kitten searches for Read more...

Posted by on February 12, 2019

Hello Humpback! by Roy Henry Vickers

Explore the natural world of the Pacific Northwest and greet the animals that call it home, in authors Roy Henry Vicker and Robert Budd’s board book, Hello Humpback! Each stanza Read more...

Posted by on January 3, 2019

Never Touch A Spider by Rosie Greening

Readers are introduced to a variety of bugs and cautioned to never touch these insects unless fantastical conditions are met. Never Touch a Spider is a silly edition to an Read more...

Posted by on November 12, 2018

Besos For Baby: A Little Book of Kisses by Jen Arena

Celebrate kisses, as gestures of love and friendship, in this bilingual board book. Baby wants kisses and loves sharing them with her parents, pets, and nature. Readers are introduced to Read more...

Posted by on October 13, 2018

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