Great Books

Looking for some great books to share with your children? Check out these handpicked selections of picture books and chapter books and then head to the library to stock up! Who knows–you just might find some new family favorites. (Only looking for picture books? Click here. If you’d like to explore just chapter books, click here.)

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Create a Christmas Book Advent Calendar

Have you ever used an Advent calendar? This one is the perfect way to incorporate read-aloud time into your family’s holiday traditions.

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Picture Books for Thanksgiving

These picture books demonstrate gratitude, show kindheartedness, and explain the rich traditions of Thanksgiving.

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cute mice tumtum and nutmeg on a boat

Tumtum and Nutmeg Chapter Books

Tumtum and Nutmeg Nutmouse are always ready to solve problems, fight enemies, and outwit troublemakers. Join the fun in this seven-book series!

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Pirate Picture Books

Ahoy! These perfectly delightful pirate picture books will leave your little ones clamoring for more.

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Mercy Watson Takes A Ride

Mercy Watson Chapter Books

There’s more to Mercy Watson than meets the eye. This endearing pig is the star of Kate DiCamillo’s delightful chapter book series.

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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Chapter Books

This six-book mystery series explores the unusual origins of the Incorrigible Children and how they came to be left in the woods to be raised by wolves.

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Wingfeather Saga Chapter Books

If you’re searching for a fantasy series that your older children will enjoy, don’t miss this review of Andrew Peterson’s popular Wingfeather Saga.

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Hoot and Peep – Picture Book Reviews

If you love owls, heartwarming stories, and beautifully illustrated picture books, you won’t want to miss Hoot and Peep!

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Black History Picture Books

This selection of picture books will introduce your child to important stories of courage, strength, and determination.

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Ralph S. Mouse riding his tiny motorcycle.

Ralph S. Mouse Chapter Books

A mouse . . . with a motorcycle? Why, yes! This classic series is a true delight.

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Henry Reed Chapter Books

A likeable hero, endless adventures, a timeless setting, and illustrations by Robert McCloskey. What more could you want in a chapter book series?

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little girl playing in autumn leaves

Picture Books for Fall

‘Tis the season for apples, pumpkins, sweaters, and this collection of picture books about fall!

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