October Kids Picks

We rounded up some more kids books that we loved (and you will too!):

The Very Cranky Bear The Very Cranky Bear
by Nick Bland


Moose, Lion, Zebra, and Sheep take shelter in a cave on a cold and rainy day, only to realize that a bear is there. The bear roars loudly and says that he is trying to sleep. Not understanding why the bear is so cranky, the other animals come up with ways to cheer up the bear.

Tooth Fairy Wars The Tooth Fairy Wars
by Kate Coombs


It’s the Tooth Fairy against Nathan, a boy who’d rather keep his tooth than get the cash, thank you very much! Nathan’s lost his first tooth! And he’s thinking he’ll hold on to it, so thanks-but-no-thanks, Tooth Fairy. This is one tooth that is staying with its owner. Except the Tooth Fairy has other ideas. And we’re not talking about some run-of-the-mill garden fairy here.

Papa's Mechanical Fish Papa’s Mechanical Fish
by Candace Fleming


Clink! Clankety-bang! Thump-whirr! That’s the sound of Papa at work. Although he is an inventor, he has never made anything that works perfectly, and that’s because he hasn’t yet found a truly fantastic idea. But when he takes his family fishing on Lake Michigan, his daughter Virena asks, “Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a fish?”—and Papa is off to his workshop.

The Invisible String The Invisible String
by Patrice Karst


When Liza and Jeremy run to their mother during a scary storm, she comforts them by telling them about the Invisible String, which connects people who love each other no matter where they are and means that they are never alone.

A Treeful of Pigs A Treeful of Pigs
by Arnold Lobel


Delightfully illustrated story of a farmer’s wife who outwits her lazy husband.

Book with No Pictures The Book with No Pictures
by B. J. Novak


Psst–hey kids: Check this book out and make your grown-up read it to you. Trust me on this one!

Silly Sally Silly Sally
by Audrey Wood


A rhyming story of Silly Sally, who makes many friends as she travels to town–backwards and upside down.

by Roald Dahl


Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, or any of the other giants-rather than the BFG-she would have soon become breakfast.

Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile
by James Patterson


Bick, Beck, Storm, and Tommy Kidd travel to Africa to track down priceless artifacts that will keep the family’s treasure-hunting business afloat long enough to rescue their kidnapped mother. Book #2

Why Fish Fart Why Fish Fart
by Francesca Gould

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Have you ever wondered: How many pounds of insect parts the average person eats each year? Which specialty coffee is made from poop? How someone turned farting into a job? No? Then don’t open this book.

Weird But True Weird But True: Ripped from the Headlines
by National Geographic Kids

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Have you ever heard about about Boston’s Great Molasses flood of 1919, in which 21 people drowned in molasses? Or the armless archer who used his feet to set a world record? These are just a few of the bizarre stories from history and today that you’ll find in this exciting new addition to the Weird But True series.

October Young Adult Picks

Do you love young adult books and need some recommendations? You’re in luck!

Zac and Mia Zac and Mia
by A.J. Betts


This is a young adult novel about teens with life-threatening illnesses and how they cope with it. I thought it was going to be another “The Fault in Our Stars” but it wasn’t! Two teens with totally different prognoses handle it quite differently.

We Were Liars We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart


The story of how a young girl and her privileged family handle a life-changing tragedy. The story has many twists and turns that will keep the reader guessing until the last page as we see how one family copes with the unimaginable. An fast, engaging read for older teens as well as adults.

Blood of My Blood Blood of My Blood
by Barry Lyga


Jazz Dent has been shot and left to die in New York City. His girlfriend Connie is in the clutches of Jazz’s serial killer father, Billy. And his best friend Howie is bleeding to death on the floor of Jazz’s own home in tiny Lobo’s Nod. Somehow, these three must rise above the horrors their lives have become and find a way to come together in pursuit of Billy. Exciting conclusion to the “I Hunt Killers” trilogy.

Throne of glass Throne of glass
by Sarah J. Maas


After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

October Adult Picks

Wondering what to read next? We’ve got you covered!

Supernatural Enhancements The Supernatural Enhancements
by Edgar Cantero


I loved this bizarre modern take on the epistolary novel. The mix of riddles, ghosts, mysterious societies and hidden rooms had me highly entertained to the very end, and I look forward to Cantero’s next!

Long Lost Long Lost
by Harlen Coben


Sports agent Myron Bolitar answers a call for help and soon finds himself on the run from among others, Homeland Security, the French police, and a terrorist organization.

Those Who Wish Me Dead Those Who Wish Me Dead
by Michael Koryta


The clock is ticking, the mountains are burning, and those who wish Jace Wilson dead are no longer far behind. It took all my self control not to read the last ten pages to see what happened! Glad I resisted the urge–it was worth the wait.

The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent
by Susan Elia MacNeal


In the fourth Maggie Hope novel, MacNeal once again tosses our heroine into the mystery and intrigue of World War II. Three young ballerinas, including Maggie’s best friend, become deathly ill due to a mysterious poison. Teaming with MI-5, Maggie works to track down the source of the deadly ailment before more people become sick. Accident, or murder?

Big Little Lies Big Little Lies
by Liane Moriarty


Hooked by the first page! Even though you know someone dies at the very beginning, you don’t know who it is until the end. Laugh out loud funny in spots!

Private Down Under Private Down Under
by James Patterson


With the best detectives in the business, cutting edge technology and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like Private. Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private Sydney throws open its doors.

An Unwilling Accomplice An Unwilling Accomplice
by Charles Todd


Bess Crawford returns from France nursing soldiers at the front only to find she has been summoned to Buckingham Palace to tend to a wounded hero while he receives a medal from the King. Shortly after, Sergeant Wilkins disappears, leaving a trail of mystery and murder while Bess is blamed for shirking her duties. To clear her good name and reputation, Bess and family friend Simon Brandon must find the Sergeant and solve the murder. Todd’s Bess Crawford mysteries immerse you in the terror and hardship of Britain and France during World War I without being gory or romantic. Fans of Downton Abbey will find this series very enjoyable.