Staff Picks For Kids

Books Based on Books and Other Literary Works Review by: Ally Muterspaw Literary stories are imaginative and original landscapes that we encounter on a day-to-day basis. Whether we hold them in our hands, or we witness them through e-readers or audiobooks, getting lost in someone else’s story...

Ghosts in Youth Fiction Review by: Angela Dubinger During Black History Month, the library is featuring displays in the Teen Zone and in the Youth department that highlight black lives and experiences. In the midst of honoring this rich and important history, I wanted to highlight books for...

Fun with Snowflakes By: Julie Armstrong There is just something magical about a snowflake. From the delicate design of each individual flake to the beauty of hundreds floating down on a cold winter day, snowflakes captivate us. Children especially love them, and for good reason! Here are some...

Staff Book Review: Wolfie & Fly by Cary Fagan Review by: Angela Dubinger Renata Wolfman likes facts, reading, and being by herself. She's not sure why she needs to have friends, as her parents suggest, and she is perfectly fine with her own opinions. Livingston Flott, on the other hand, loves...

I Loved this Book! What Should I Read Next? By: Allison Kartman, Noblesville Youth Service Librarian We have all been there. You’ve finished a series or a book that blew you away. You laughed, you cried, and now you’re hungry for more! Maybe you are a parent, on...

Funny Picture Books Perfect for Guest Readers By: Jackie Humphrey I think all parents at one time or another are asked by their child’s teacher to volunteer to come into the classroom and be a guest reader.  Usually your child gets to sit next to you in...

Staff Review: As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds By: Emily Burton Genie and his brother Ernie are headed to Virginia where they’ll spend a month with their grandparents. Genie, an inquisitive and energetic boy, is excited about meeting his paternal grandfather for the first time and...

Staff Best Reads of 2017 As 2017 comes to an end, we've decided to share a list of our staff's favorite books they've read this year. Happy Holidays and happy reading!            Youth Services Staff Favorites: My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh The Pants Project by Cat Clarke The War That Saved My...

Charlie & Mouse By: Lauren Snyder; illustrated by Emily Hughes Mouse poked one of the lumps. "Are you awake?'  "No," said the lump. "We are sleeping."  "How can you be sleeping?" asked Mouse. "You are talking." "I am mom," said the lump. "I can do what I want." This beginner chapter...