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

Fish and Sun by Sergio Ruzzier

Fish is cold and bored in his dark underwater home, so he swims up to the water’s surface. Soon after, warm Sun comes out. Fish and Sun become fast friends Read more...

Posted by on October 21, 2021

A Magic Spark by Jessica Young

This first book in the Fairylight Friends series from Scholastic Books is aimed at helping beginning readers develop skill, confidence, and joy in reading. The plot follows three best friends Read more...

Posted by on May 13, 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

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

Incredible Creatures: Bats, Opossums, and Sugar Gliders Book List

Learn about bats, opossums, and sugar gliders in this informative book list. Check out some of these other resources available with your library card. Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats by Ann Read more...

Posted by on July 27, 2020

Barkus by Patricia MacLachlan

A girl named Nicky and big brown dog named Barkus become fast friends when Nicky’s favorite uncle unexpectedly drops him off at her house. Each of the five short chapters Read more...

Posted by on June 25, 2020

Penny and Her Doll by Kevin Henkes

When Penny receives a surprise gift in the mail from Gram, she is thrilled! The doll she finds inside is absolutely perfect and she falls in love with her immediately. Read more...

Posted by on October 5, 2019

Fergus and Zeke by Kate Messner and Heather Ross

Fergus the mouse (and class pet in Miss Maxwell’s classroom) loves to learn and follow along with the students. When it is time for the students to go on a Read more...

Posted by on June 15, 2019

Rat Attack by Molly Coxe

Gram is making jam for Ann, Fran, and Stan, but she better beware. Nat the Rat likes jam too! Nat, Pat, and Matt appear in various disguises in an attempt Read more...

Posted by on October 31, 2018

Up by Pete Docter

With an emotional opening, a dramatic journey, and feel-good ending full of warm fuzzies, Up is bound to appeal to viewers of any age.

Posted by on October 18, 2018

Zach and Lucy and the Museum of Natural Wonders by Pifferson Sisters

Meet creative brother and sister duo, Zach and Lucy, whose escapades leave their neighbors curious, excited and maybe a little worried. The Pifferson Sisters and illustrator Mark Chambers have created Read more...

Posted by on September 12, 2018

Women Who Launched the Computer Age by Laurie Calkhoven

In this, one of many books in a nonfiction series that follows industry trailblazers, Calkhoven gives an in depth introduction of the six women first involved in the ENIAC project Read more...

Posted by on August 23, 2018

Mouse Loves Spring by Lauren Thompson

Join author Lauren Thompson and Mouse in celebrating Spring. Erdogan’s bright acrylic paintings and Thompson’s nicely crafted guessing game introduce Mouse and readers to the joys that can be found Read more...

Posted by on July 5, 2018

I Want to Be a Doctor by Laura Driscoll

This is a simple story that packs in a lot of information with illustrations that depict refreshingly diverse supporting and background characters.

Posted by on June 16, 2018

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