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November Book Chat with the Youth Services Team


Welcome to the another installment in our series of blog posts featuring children's books we're currently loving! "Book Chat with the Youth Services Team" features one book recommendation from each of our Youth Services team members. We cover a variety of books from fiction to non-fiction, picture books to chapter books, graphic novels and more! We hope that this month's reading recommendations get you excited about some awesome new books we've added to our collection as well as some oldies but goodies....

Ten Picture Books for World Kindness Day


November 13 is World Kindness Day. While we think every day should be filled with kindness, we won't miss the opportunity to highlight this occasion. There are many things you can do to spread kindness —pay someone a compliment, hold the door for a stranger, make a meal to share, or introduce someone to your favorite book. The possibilities are endless. Here are a few picture books to inspire our youngest readers to participate in World Kindness Day:      Loving Kindness by Deborah Underwood (2021)      A Small Kindness by Stacy...

How it All Began - Series Starters


Are you mad for books in series?  Me, too!  I love books in series, but also have a compulsion that I.  Must.  Read.  Series.  In.  Order.  Sometimes this proves difficult.  An author may write a book or two, and only then does it become a series - so searching a library catalog by the series name may not find the first couple of books.  Publication date isn't a sure thing - books come out in paperback or get reissued.  If you look at the "other books by this author page" in the front of some books, they don't always have the entire...