January Kids Picks

Curl up with a great kids book this January!

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
by Chris Grabenstein


Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library.

Liesl Liesl & Po
by Lauren Oliver


A mix-up involving the greatest magic in the world has tremendous consequences for Liesl, an orphan who has been locked in an attic, Will, an alchemist’s runaway apprentice, and Po, a ghost, as they are pursued by friend and foe while making an important journey.

Try This Try This: 50 Fun Experiments
by Karen Roman Young

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Discover what makes science fun in this engaging book, filled with weird, wacky science facts, basic principles, and 50 creative science projects that take interactivity to a whole new level. Dynamic photos and art highlight projects step by step so kids can conduct experiments with confidence and accuracy.

Ella Ella Takes the Cake
by Carmela D’amico


Ella’s offer to help out at her mother’s bakery takes her on an errand all across the village in this sweet story about responsibility.

Super Snow Day Super Snow Day Seek and Find
by Michael Garland


It’s a snow day! When Tommy wakes up, he finds a note from his eccentric Aunt Jeanne, promising a surprise if he unravels clues she has hidden for him all over town. Tommy follows the clues through a gorgeous winter wonderland, from sledding and skating to magical ice palaces and forests full of winter creatures.

Mr. Prickles Mr. Prickles : a Quill-fated Love Story
by Kara LaReau


Excluded by the other forest animals for not being cute, cuddly, and playful, a porcupine feels lonely and angry until he finds a prickly companion, Miss Pointypants.

Clap your paws If It’s Snowy and You Know It Clap Your Paws
by Kim Norman


Kim Norman and Liza Woodruff, the team behind the delightful Ten on the Sled, have created another irresistible winter-themed romp. This humorous variation on the classic song “If You’re Happy and You Know It” introduces a group of adorable animals playing joyfully in the snow.

Blizzard Blizzard
by John Rocco


“Blizzard” is based on John Rocco’s childhood experience during the now infamous Blizzard of 1978, which brought 53 inches of snow to his town in Rhode Island.
Told with a brief text and dynamic illustrations, the book opens with a boy’s excitement upon seeing the first snowflake fall outside his classroom window. It ends with the neighborhood’s immense relief upon seeing the first snowplow break through on their street.

Dragons love tacos Dragons love tacos
by Adam Rubin


This book explores the love dragons have for tacos and the dangers of feeding them them anything with spicy salsa.

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