The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier

The monster apocalypse has begun in 13-year old Jack Sullivan’s town, and he is holed up in his tricked-out treehouse, protected by a moat and catapults. He’s resourceful and has Read more...

Posted by on July 13, 2017

Rise of the Earth Dragon by Tracey West

Rise of the Earth Dragon has a fast-paced plot with plenty of adventure to keep a newly independent reader interested.

Posted by on May 25, 2017

Flashback Four #1: The Lincoln Project by Dan Gutman

Part history lesson, and part time-travel adventure story, this book could appeal to Dan Gutman fans and also to children who loved the Magic Tree House books, but are ready Read more...

Posted by on April 27, 2017

Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro and Tatjana Mai-Wyss

Bunny loves books and especially enjoys outdoor storytime at the library. What will poor bunny do as winter comes and storytime moves inside? Knowing he can't possibly live without books, Read more...

Posted by on March 29, 2017

Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers

Babies come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Still, they share so many traits. Each two page spread in this book begins with “every day, everywhere” and then shows with Read more...

Posted by on March 2, 2017

Secrets of the Apple Tree by Carron Brown

In Secrets of the Apple Tree, written by Carron Brown and illustrated by Alyssa Nassner, the reader is invited to exercise their power of observation to discover the wonders hidden Read more...

Posted by on February 2, 2017

Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering by Ruth Spiro

This fun and colorful book with simple text will allow the youngest readers to explore the physics of flight.

Posted by on December 29, 2016

The Story Of Owen : Dragon Slayer Of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston

This is a truly original story with elements of adventure and fantasy, yet it is also so real. The relationships between the characters are authentic and deep. People are the Read more...

Posted by on October 27, 2016

Move! by Lolly Hopwood and YoYo Kusters

Roar and stomp like a dinosaur, steer your car down a bumpy road, or hold the book tight while spinning like a flying saucer! Lolly Hopwood and YoYo Kusters are Read more...

Posted by on September 29, 2016

More Things in Heaven and Earth

Are you missing the town of Mitford?  Do you long for a trip to Lake Wobegon?  I have another small, quaint town for you to visit this summer. Watervalley, Tennessee Read more...

Posted by on June 30, 2015

Bob Book Sets Are Here

Developed by teacher Bobby Lynn Maslen, Bob Books provide a phonics-based, sequential method of learning how to read. If your child is ready to start reading on his or her Read more...

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Paper Cowboy

I am very much a native of the western suburbs of Chicago. My only homes have been in Downers Grove and Westmont, and I’ve always felt that suburbia was a Read more...

Posted by on May 1, 2015

Mouse Mansion

Each week, I feel privileged to share some beautiful, fun, and educational picture books with large groups of children in our storytimes here at the Westmont Library.  Lately, though, a Read more...

Posted by on April 3, 2015

Storytelling and The Matchbox Diary

I love made-up stories about worlds and people that can only exist in our imaginations. But I love real stories, too. Real stories about real people – especially people I Read more...

Posted by on December 12, 2014

What If?

What would happen if everyone on Earth stood as close to each other as they could and jumped, everyone on the ground landing at the same instant? From what height Read more...

Posted by on November 14, 2014

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