April Kids Picks

Here’s some of our favorite kids books we’ve been reading–we hope you’ll love them too!

Awesome Minecraft Building Ideas Awesome Minecraft Building Ideas
J 794.8 MIN

Ever wanted to build something in Minecraft? This guide answers all your questions!

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
by Mac Barnett


Two boys decide to dig until they find something spectacular. Kids will love watching as Sam and Dave dig humorously close to diamonds but keep missing them.

I Dare You Not to Yawn I Dare You Not to Yawn
by Hélène Boudreau


A boy gives yawn-resisting tips to avoid bed, but it just may be inevitable!

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


Kate and Marylin are best friends forever… Well, except for last year when they weren’t friends anymore… And except for this year when they both want to be friends again, but just don’t know how.

The Day My Butt Went Psycho The Day My Butt Went Psycho
by Andy Griffiths


When Zack’s butt decides to run away, Zack ends up on a journey across the Great Windy Desert, through the Brown Forest, and over the Sea of Butts before descending into the heart of an explosive buttcano to face the biggest butt of all. My son thought this book series was hysterical.

Everything on a Waffle Everything on a Waffle
by Polly Horvath


In the small Canadian town of Coal Harbour, in a quaint restaurant called The Girl on the Red Swing, everything comes on a waffle–lasagna, fish, you name it. Even waffles! Eleven-year-old Primrose Squarp loves this homey place, especially its owner, Kate Bowzer, who takes her under her wing, teaches her how to cook, and doesn t patronize or chastise her, even when she puts her guinea pig too close to the oven and it catches fire. Primrose can use a little extra attention. Her parents were lost at sea, and everyone but her thinks they are dead.

The Mailbox The Mailbox
by Audrey Shafer


Vernon Culligan had been dead to the town of Draydon, Virginia, so long that when the crusty Vietnam vet finally died, only one person noticed. Twelve-year-old Gabe grew up in the foster care system until a social worker located his Uncle Vernon two years before. When he comes home to discover that his uncle has died of a heart attack, he’s terrifed of going back into the system–so he tells no one. The next day, he discovers a strange note in his mailbox: I HAVE A SECRET. DO NOT BE AFRAID. And his uncle’s body is gone.

You’ll Like it Here (Everybody Does) You’ll Like it Here (Everybody Does)
by Ruth White


While Meggie and David Blue are from another planet, they’re a lot like Earth kids, with similar hopes and dreams, and can’t wait to grow up. But they also have grossly unique qualities, such as blue streaks in their hair that pop up randomly and language skills that sound like nothing on this planet. The story takes these alien kids, along with their mother and grandfather, by accident, to a far planet in which the society is not only oppressive but hostile to individual freedom.