Picture Books

Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Ages 0-7

exclamation mark

A lovely children’s book about trying to fit in, Exclamation Mark follows the main character – an exclamation mark – and his journey to transform himself to be the same as his friends. Standing tall beside a bunch of periods, he realizes how dramatically he stands out. One day, he meets a question mark and realizes that he should learn to be happy to be himself even if he doesn’t fit in with the crowd.

Adult Fiction, Romance, Series

Chocolate for Two by Maria Murnane

Ages 18+


Waverly Bryson is doing very well for herself: Besides being engaged to her gorgeous boyfriend, her Honey Shop business has really taken off, and she very much enjoys shooting her Honey On Your Mind segments on the ever popular T.V. show, Love, Wendy. However, Waverly has to deal with every bride-to-be’s worst nightmare: planning the wedding with her future mother-in-law. She is also trying to run her business with a very pregnant business partner who is planning to leave. Will Waverly be able to pull it off and have it all?

LGBTQ+, YA Fiction

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

none of the aboveGrades 9-12

Kristin Lattimer is your average teenage girl: she has good friends, a boyfriend and a loving father who supports her. Then a visit to the doctor changes her life forever. She finds out she is intersex, which means that she has male chromosomes, and male “parts,” but still looks like a girl on the outside. Kristin wonders if she really is a girl. Is she a boy? Or none of the above?

Animals, Humor, Middle Grade Fiction, Mystery, Series

Smells Like Dog by Suzanne Selfors

Grades 4-6

smells like dog

If you’re looking for a great mystery with a little bit of funk, Smells Like Dog is it. Meet Homer Pudding, a farm boy who loves hunting treasure, just like his Uncle Drake. Everything is perfect in Homer’s world until Uncle Drake disappears into thin air, and Homer is left with his prized possession, his dog, Dog. Can Homer continue his uncle’s legacy and find the most coveted pirate treasure in the world? Read Smells Like Dog to find out.

Middle Grade Fiction, Series

Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting (And Lives to Tell About It) by Tommy Greenwald

Grades 3-5


Katie Friedman’s favorite singer is Jane Plantero from the band Plain Jane. Her boyfriend, Nareem, scores tickets to a Plain Jane concert just as she is about to break up with him. She goes to the concert and meets Jane, and later accidentally texts Nareem that she doesn’t like him anymore. That is when she decides to give up her entire cell phone for a week along with ten friends in exchange for Jane signing an original song by Katie herself. Can Katie and her friends last a whole week without their cell phones? Read Katie Feldman Gives Up Texting (And Lives to Tell About It) to find out!

Picture Books

The Daddies Boat by Lucia Monfried

Ages 3-7


This is a picture book about a girl and one of her parents. The two of them wait for the Daddies Boat to come in every Friday afternoon. The story chronicles their carefree life at the beach house while they wait for the other parent to return. They play cards together, make picnics, and eat ice cream. Every night before bed, bedtime stories are read to the little girl. Then, before the Daddies Boat comes, they go grocery shopping for a special welcome home dinner. The story has a delightful surprise ending that kids will love!

Adventure, Middle Grade Fiction, Series

The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan

Grades 3-6


The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan is the first book in the 39 Clues series. Meet brother and sister pair Amy and Dan Cahill, whose job is to find a very important clue that their late grandmother, Grace Cahill has left to them in her will. This series is very popular with children, especially those who love adventure books. Read The Maze of Bones and the rest of the 39 Clues series by Rick Riordan et. al.

Picture Books

Goodnight Selfie by Scott Menchin

Ages 3-7


Goodnight Selfie by Scott Menchin is a fun book for children that follows the main character as she takes “selfies” with her brother’s camera-phone. It seems as if every daily event merits a selfie. The last one of the day, of course, is the “goodnight selfie.” Read Goodnight Selfie by Scott Menchin to find out what adventures and misadventures are documented with selfies.

Animals, Picture Books

Me First by Helen Lester

Ages 3-7


Me First by Helen Lester is a fun book about Pinkerton Pig and his Scout troop who go on a field trip to the beach. Pinkerton always wants to be first: first on the bus, first off the bus, and first to care for a sandwich. Yes, Pinkerton is hungry and he would care for a sandwich. Read Me First by Helen Lester to find out what mischief Pinkerton gets himself into when he insists on always being first!