Friday, February 15, 2013

Love of Books!

We LOVE books! In honor of Valentine's Day, the Youth Services staff was thinking of some of the books we just love and love to recommend to readers of all ages.

Cheryl's all time favorite book is The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. A huge fan of mysteries, this puzzle kept her in the dark the whole time. Of course, any new book by Rick Riordan is a must read!

Courtney is in love with Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach. She'll recommend that book to anyone looking for a great mystery. She credits that book for sparking her interest in Anne Boleyn and wanting to explore more of the world the author wrote about.

Stephanie loves Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. It's a not a kids book but a wonderful book for adults looking for a great read. She also loves Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems. It's a hilarious picture book made even more funny by the name of the other main character: Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie.

Liz has passed her love of reading to her children. Liz's daughter Olivia loves Tinker Bell and Disney princesses so their family is checking out tons of Disney books. Liz is making sure to check out Early Readers for her to read as well as Polish books too. Right now, Olivia is enjoying listening to Dzwonwczek by Natalia Rybicka, which is Tinker Bell in Polish. You can find this picture book with an audio CD in the Polish language section.

Liz's other daughter Emilia loves Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin. Liz and her make sure to read that book every day. If you want to read this book to your children, you can find it in the Picture Book section. 

We all might have different tastes in books but one thing is certain--we all love books! What books do you and your children currently love?


  1. My daughter is in her 3rd trip through the world of Harry Potter and also loved Darkwing by Kenneth Oppel. My son loved This Is Not My Hat, the sequel to I Want My Hat Back? by Jon Klassen.

  2. I love Harry Potter! Having discovered it as an adult, I can't imagine how excited I would have been to be a kid and read them. I've never read Darkwing so I'll have to check it out.

    This Is Not My Hat is such a great book. I've loved rereading it and watching the fish eye reactions. That book also just won a Caldecott award for illustrations. Glad your son is loving it! We can't wait to see what Jon Klassen does next...

    Thanks for commenting!


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