Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh

Harper knows her family has moved because of her, and she knows she spent time in a hospital, but she still can’t put all the pieces together. Her mother won’t Read more...

Posted by on October 7, 2021

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

Serafina has always been different and shut away. Living with her Pa in the basement at the Biltmore Estate she has never been allowed to interact with other people. One Read more...

Posted by on September 30, 2021

Slider by Pete Hautman

David Miller can eat a large pepperoni pizza in 4 minutes and 36 seconds. His parents are not impressed.

Posted by on August 26, 2021

Vampirates: Demons of the ocean by Justin Somper

After their father’s death, twins Grace and Connor set sail on the open sea in hopes of finding a better life.  When caught in the eye of a storm they Read more...

Posted by on July 29, 2021

King and The Dragonflies by Kacen Callender

After dealing with the sudden passing of his older brother Khalid, Kingston James finds himself fixated on the last conversation he and his brother shared: Why King shouldn’t be hanging Read more...

Posted by on July 15, 2021

A Century of Reading: The 1980s

It was rad to be a kid in the 80s! Take a trip down memory lane with some books, movies, and music from the 1980s. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Read more...

Posted by on July 12, 2021

LGBTQ+ Voices and Experiences: A Reading List for Grade School

Celebrate Pride Month with books highlighting LGBTQ+ characters, experiences, histories, and voices. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of gender and sexuality from Read more...

Posted by on June 4, 2021

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale

Nathan Hales’ Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party breaks down this squeamish story from history in a way that’s both historically accurate and child friendly. This graphic novel tells the story Read more...

Posted by on April 29, 2021

Environmental Justice: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of environmental justice, including access to a clean and healthy environment for all people, the disproportionate impact Read more...

Posted by on April 22, 2021

Asian and Pacific Islander Voices: A Reading List for Grade School

We hope these selections serve to spotlight #ownvoices stories by authors of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage, introduce readers to diverse writers and perspectives, and educate and encourage a dialogue Read more...

Posted by on April 2, 2021

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Small Spaces is a deliciously creepy tale of a school field trip gone wrong. Ollie is the only student that is nervous about the bus breaking down, and the teacher Read more...

Posted by on April 1, 2021

Primer by Jennifer Muro

Ashley Rayburn feels different. What are you supposed to do with a boatload of creativity and nowhere to put it? With her birth father in prison and her frequent moves Read more...

Posted by on March 25, 2021

Women’s History Month: A Reading List for Grade School

In honor of Women's History Month, we've selected titles focusing on the lives of women and girls throughout the past and into the present day. We hope these selections serve Read more...

Posted by on March 8, 2021

Disability & Neurodiversity: A Reading List for Grade School

We hope these selections serve to educate, entertain, amplify disabled voices, and encourage a dialogue on topics of disability and neurodiversity.

Posted by on December 21, 2020

One Community, Many Voices: A Grade School Reading List

This list is a great way to start your Westmont Reads experience. WPL librarians have selected titles for all ages by authors from a wide range of communities, backgrounds, experiences, Read more...

Posted by on December 13, 2020

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