Here are the rest of the Youth Service Staff Picks!
Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead E STE It is autumn and Bear has a story to tell, but all his friends are getting ready for winter. Spring arrives and the friends gather together. Just as Bear is going to tell his story, he forgets it! Together the friends make up a new story.
Lullaby Renditions of Adele, 25 by Baby Rockstar J CD BABY Enjoy this unique music that is relaxing for babies as well as adults. I love to listen to any Baby Rockstar music CD while I am working!
Took: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn J HAH If you like a good ghost story, this one is for you. A family moves into a new house where, 50 years ago, a young girl about the same age as the daughter was taken and never seen again. Muwahaha!!!!!!
Edmond, The Moonlit Party by Astrid Desbordes J DES They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but with this one, you can and it’s adorable, as is the whole book! Edmond is a scardey squirrel who creates colorful pompom hats and Mr. Owl makes beautiful animal costumes, but they’re both so shy that they may miss out on the lovely moonlit party. Follow along with them on their night of adventure.
Emily and the Mighty Om by Sarah Lolley E LOL Someone new moved next door to Emily. His name was Albert and he liked to twist into all kinds of yoga poses on his front lawn and then chant “omm” to relax. One day Albert gets stuck in a very pretzel-like pose. Everyone from the lifeguard to the librarian tries to help him, but only Emily knows the real way to help him.
Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan J SLO It’s not easy being short and Julia is quite small for her age. Julia and her brother join the town’s production of The Wizard of Oz, and she is cast as a munchkin. Ugh! Overflowing with a fun cast of characters and perfect for kids who love the theater life, you’ll love watching how Julia grows, not on the outside, but on the inside.
Haunted Histories by J.H. Everett and Marilyn Scott-Waters J 133.122 EVE A perfect read for this spooky time of year. Join “ghostorian” Virgil on a tour through some of the darkest and coolest historical facts. Castles, torture chambers, and ghosts galore make up this fun book for readers with an interest in history, the macabre-or both!
The Happiest Book Ever! by Bob Shea E SHE Our author wants to write the happiest book ever, full of dancing cakes, candy parades, whales with good news, and turtles made out of waffles…but a cranky frog keeps grumping up the story. Will getting rid of the frog make the author happy? This is a great story about appreciating kindness, and lots of bonus awesomeness in the illustrations.
Snow White by Matt Phelan J GN PHE This unique take on a well-known fairy tale sets Samantha “Snow” White in New York during the 1920s. Snow gets sent off to boarding school, and when she comes home following her father’s death, her stepmother tries to have her killed, forcing her to flee to an impoverished area where she befriends the Seven. Great artwork and a compelling story make this an excellent find!
Ghosts: Truth and Rumors by Lori Shores J 133.1 SHO Are ghosts real? Do they haunt graveyards, old mansions, and objects? Learn how to hunt for ghosts and find evidence of their existence.
Diamond Willow by Helen Frost J FRO Diamond Willow is a must-read for independent young girls and dog lovers. Willow lives in a remote Alaskan town and is determined to mush her sled dogs 13 miles to her grandparents’ home. Each page is written in the shape of a diamond and tells the terrifying experience Willow undergoes.
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage J M TUR Mo LoBeau is a spunky soon-to-be sixth grader who loves to solve mysteries. As she works to find her “upstream” mother, she also comes across a mysterious man, a murder, and a hidden treasure. A page-turner of a book!