I often struggle to choose just one kid book each month, because I have so many I want to recommend! This is why I decided to pick three very different and wonderful books for my kid book picks this month. If you need or want more recommendations, then make sure to visit our online catalog to see staff picks for kids, tweens, teens, and adults.
My first kid book pick of the month is Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi. Mafi is one of my favorite authors and she has written some awesome young adult and teen stories over the years. Furthermore is her first middle-grade fiction and it is such a fun read. This book is for kids and tweens who have enjoyed Journey’s End by Rachel Hawkins and Book of the Dead by Michael Northrop. Furthermore is an epic adventure filled with fairy tales and magic. Visit our online catalog to read more about this book!
My second kid book pick of the month is LEGO Star Wars: Rebel Alliance. This Lego picture book is so much fun and can be enjoyed by all elementary students. If you like Legos or Star Wars, you will like this book. It is filled with fun facts about all your favorite Star Wars characters, like Han Solo, K-3PO, and Senator Princess Leia. This is a great book for kids who have liked LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens and LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out. Visit our online catalog to learn more about this book.
My final kid book pick of the month is Goodnight Numbers by Danica McKellar. This sweet picture book is filled with beautiful artwork from Alicia Padron and is a great bedtime story for little ones. Kids who have liked Dog Loves Counting by Louise Yates and The House of 12 Bunnies by Caroline Stills will like Goodnight Numbers just as much. I really enjoyed that each page found new and creative ways to help kids count to ten. The author also included a fun bonus page with numbers one through ten in different languages. Make sure to check out our online catalog to read more about this book.
-Contributed by Dominique, Youth Services Librarian