August Staff Picks for Kids

We rounded up some great staff picks for kids! Check them out:

The Wolf Princess The Wolf Princess
by Cathryn Constable


Sophie Smith is a teenage orphan stuck in a boarding school in London, but at night she dreams of Russia and wolves–then, on a class trip to St. Petersburg, she finds herself and her two friends deliberately separated from the group and whisked off into the silver forest of her dreams, where a mystery awaits.

Wondla The Search for Wondla
by Tony Diterlizzi


When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her: She knows that other humans exist because of an item she treasures—a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, “WondLa.”

Kind of Friends We Used to Be The Kind of Friends We Used to Be
by Frances O’Roark Dowell


Twelve-year-olds Kate and Marylin, friends since preschool, draw further apart as Marylin becomes involved in student government and cheerleading, while Kate wants to play guitar and write songs, and both develop unlikely friendships with other girls and boys.

Peter Pan in Scarlet Peter Pan in Scarlet
by Geraldine McCaughrean


Peter Pan, the Darling children, and the fairy Fireflyer must save Neverland from the threat of nightmares and Time.
-Jennifer S.

Dog Finds Dolphins Dog Finds Lost Dolphins! And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes
by Elizabeth Carney

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The first in a line of Animal Rescues chapter books, Dog Finds Lost Dolphins is a tale you’ll not soon forget. In this charming and awe-inspiring story you’ll meet Cloud, the black lab with a nose for rescue. She’s the only dog certified to sniff out stranded dolphins. Cloud can sniff out a dolphin over a mile off the coast of the Florida Keys. She has even become friends with them, waiting on the dock for them to pop up and give her a kiss.

Bear Alert Breaking News: Bear Alert
by David Biedrzycki


Two bears awaken from hibernation and go to town—literally. During their visit, they eat at a diner, dress up at a department store, and stop a couple of bank robbers, all the while mistaking the townspeople’s terror for friendliness.

Galapagos George Galapagos George
by Jean Craighead George


This is the story of the famous Lonesome George, a giant tortoise who was the last of his species, lived to be one hundred years old, and became known as the rarest creature in the world. His story gives us a glimpse of the amazing creatures inhabiting the ever-fascinating Galápagos Islands.

This is a Moose This is a Moose
by Richard T. Morris


Director Billy Waddler is trying to film a documentary about moose, but the moose in question has no intention of spending his life in the woods. His animal friends, who have dreams of their own, help him prove his point. Hilarious read aloud for all ages.

Princess Gown The Princess Gown
by Linda Leopold Strauss


If the wedding dress young Hanna’s family is making is not chosen for the princess, they will go to the poor house, but thanks to Hanna’s sharp eyes and artistic ability, her father stands a very good chance of becoming Embroiderer to the Princess.

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