Pride Month Reads for Youth and Families
Celebrate Pride Month and the LGBTQIA+ community with this list of picture books, nonfiction, and chapter books from a variety of genres and experiences.
Strong Female Leads
Looking for strong female lead characters in Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction? Check out this list compiled by our Youth & Teen librarians.
Posted by Kristi M. on March 28, 2022
Inventors and Scientific Pioneers
Be curious about the world around you! Celebrate Kid Inventors’ Day on January 17 with these books about inventors, inventions, and pioneering scientists – all great for reading aloud. Awesome Read more...
Posted by Kristi M. on January 13, 2022
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 find something of interest in these selections.
Posted by Kristi M. on November 22, 2021
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 Kristi M. on October 7, 2021
Back to School Favorites
It's time to head back to school, and that has the Youth Services librarians thinking about our favorite school stories. Try some of these staff picks!
Posted by Kristi M. on August 27, 2021
David Miller can eat a large pepperoni pizza in 4 minutes and 36 seconds. His parents are not impressed.
Posted by Kristi M. on August 26, 2021
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...
What’s Cooking? A Cookbook List for Kids
Check out these staff-tested cookbooks for kids, and find inspiration to create something wonderful in the kitchen!
Posted by Kristi M. on July 20, 2020
Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court
An inspiring memoir for young readers by one of basketball’s greatest players, Becoming Kareem is not just for sports fans. This 2021 Rebecca Caudill award nominee and NY Times Bestseller Read more...
Posted by Kristi M. on May 14, 2020
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
This glimpse into the mind and heart of a girl who doesn't fit the "norm" will make readers laugh, cry, and cheer for Lucy, while learning to celebrate what is Read more...
Posted by Kristi M. on April 30, 2020
Feathers for Lunch
Favorite picture book author / illustrator Lois Ehlert introduces 12 backyard birds to young children through their adventure with a sneaky cat.
Posted by Kristi M. on April 2, 2020
Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel
Readers are introduced to unusual avian behavior with free-verse poetry and informative prose in this picture book that begs to be read aloud.
Posted by Kristi M. on February 27, 2020
“3:47 a.m. That’s when they arrive for Wren Clemmens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march Read more...
Posted by Kristi M. on January 9, 2020
Penny and Her Doll
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...