Kids & Families

Welcome to Youth Services! We are passionate about literacy, connecting kids with great books, encouraging reading for pleasure, and developing curious minds. If you need assistance, please contact the library and ask for Ms. Ann.

New Books for Kids @ the Library

Picture Books

Kids Fiction

Parents, did you know that, according to research, reading aloud is the single most important thing you can do to prepare your child for reading and learning?  Make it a goal to read at least fifteen minutes every day to your preschooler. We have lots of great books for you at the library to help you meet your goals and to create lasting memories of stories lovingly shared together.

Check out the latest reviews from the Books to Hoot About! blog on InfoSoup.

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Title: How to Wash a Wooly Mammoth

Author: Michelle Robinson

Review by: Elizabeth, (Seymour) Muehl Public Library

The absurdness of  bathing a wooly mammoth makes this a very funny book! The child attempts steps one to ten, very fun!

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Title: Snowy, Blowy Winter

Author: Bob Raczka

Review by: Elizabeth, (Seymour) Muehl Public Library

This book has beautiful pictures of the activities of winter, inside and outside. Toward the end is a cute reference to the groundhog and the joy felt with the news that there is still six more weeks of winter!

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Title: Winter is the Warmest Season

Author: Lauren Stringer

Review by: Elizabeth, (Seymour) Muehl Public Library

This book was such a great find! It celebrates the little joys of winter and incorporates a few fun comparisons to summer.

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Title: Hoot Owl Master of Disguise

Author: Sean Taylor

Review by: Ellen, (Manawa) Sturm Memorial Library

This picture book is perfect for Kindergarten-2nd grade classes. Hoot Owl thinks he is so smart and eventually he is. Kind of. This is a picture book that all ages will enjoy. The illustrations are bold against the black night sky and Hoot Owl's and the other animal's facial expressions are priceless.

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Title: The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

Author: Jen Bryant

Review by: Ellen, (Manawa) Sturm Memorial Library

This book is 2015 Caldicott Honor Book and it's not hard to see why. This is the story of Peter Roget, the man who gave us Roget's Thesaurus. This book has helped generations find just the right word when necessary and the story of Roget's life from a little boy through adulthood is a sweet one. The illustrations include...

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Title: Wolfie the Bunny

Author: Ame Dyckman

Review by: Ellen, (Manawa) Sturm Memorial Library

The Bunny family takes in a new member and it's a baby wolf! Mama and Papa Bunny think baby Wolfie is so cute but Dot Bunny is on high alert and sounds the "He's Going to Eat Us All Up" alarm often. Life is full of surprises though and no one is more surprised than Dot when he learns how much he loves Wolfie. This book is illustrated with...