Book Recommendations

New Books

The following are books that are soon to be released and are certain to be popular. To place a hold, just click on the title and then on “Request/Hold” and have your Library card handy.

Board Books

Little Hugs from Little Loves by Mark Sperring
Wings by Katrine Crow

Picture Books

Almost Time by Gary D. Schmidt
Another by Christian Robinson
Brown by Hakon Ovreas
Circle by Mac Barnett
Flash, the Little Fire Engine by Pam Calvert
The Great Indoors by Julie Falatko
Grumpy Monkey, Party Time! by Suzanne Lang
I’m Brave, I’m Strong, I’m Five! by Cari Best
Oscar the Octopus by Matthew Van Fleet
Roar Like a Dandelion by Ruth Krauss

Graphic Novels

Baby-Sitters Little Sister by Ann Martin

Juvenile Fiction

The Afterwards by A.F. Harrold
Changeling by William Ritter
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Blake
Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys by Steve Sheinkin
Notorious by Gordon Korman
The Perfect Star by Rob Buyea
Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
Cog by Greg Van Eekhout
Indian No More by Charlene Willing Mcmanis

Juvenile Non-Fiction

A Baby Like You by Catherine Thimmesh
The Book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology by Sean Connolly
The Brain is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk
Narwhals and Other Whales by Mary Pope Osborne

Young Adult

Fear of Missing Out by Kate Mcgovern
Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
Light it Up by Kekla Magoon
The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson
Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman
They Called Us the Enemy by George Takei

You can find these great new titles and so many more in our catalog.

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