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By |October 9th, 2013|Categories: childrens, staff picks||0 Comments

Our Favorite Children’s Books of 2014

The days are counting down on not only  the holiday season, but the end of the year. If you’re still looking for that final, perfect gift for the special child (or children) in your life, check out some favorite picks of this past year from Covington Children’s Librarians , Amy Schardein & Krista King-Oaks.

For children ages 0-4:

Flashlight – Liz Boyd

A child explores the night with his flashlight – cleverly illuminating a partially hidden world.  Lovely details and a simple storyline make this book one to be enjoyed again and again.

Mix It Up – Herve Tullet 

Herve Tullet is the master of playful interactive books and this one does not disappoint. Young readers are invited to touch and rub and tilt colors together in this clever book.

Tickle- Leslie Patricelli

This sweet little board book simply shows a baby enjoying a tickle fest with the family and presents an irresistible opportunity to tickle your own little one.

For children ages 5-8:

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla – Katherine Applegate

Author Katherine Applegates won the Newbery award for her novel The One and Only Ivan.  Now readers can learn the facts behind the novel in this fascinating look at a captive gorilla.

Lily the Unicorn – Dallas Clayton

If you are a fan of Elephant and Piggie, then you will fall in love with Lily and her penguin friend Roger in their colorful adventure of learning about feelings and friendship and all their favorite things that make the world “awesome”.

Weasels – Elys Dolan

If I-Spy and Where’s Waldo made a book, but filled it with mischievous critters, it would be Dolan’s quirky masterpiece; so many zany and hilarious illustrations fill this minimalist picture book that  will keep readers busy discovering the jokes long after the story […]

By |December 11th, 2014|Categories: childrens, Featured Post, KCPL, staff picks||0 Comments

Top Ten Fall YA Books

If you’re looking for a good book to read this fall look no further than the newest and most popular Young Adult Fiction! With several of these books being made into movies, or already on the big screen, everyone is talking about them!

Click on the titles to find the book in our online catalog and request the books for pickup, find an e-book copy, or get put on the wait list for an item.

Check out the top 10 YA books to read this autumn season:

1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner: The blockbuster movie came out in theaters last week and has been getting rave reviews! This book is a popular dystopian series.

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: With the movie being released on DVD next month, TFiOS has taken the world by storm and is a must-read for all book lovers.

3. Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson: One of the best books of the year, Alaya Dawn Johnson’s newest political and dystopian thriller releases on September 30th.

4. Unraveled by Gennifer Albin: The final book in the thrilling and unputdownable dystopian “Crewel World” series by a popular YA author.

5. The Graveyard Book – Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman: the brand new graphic novel adaptation of the classic novel by Neil Gaiman.

6. Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers: The 3rd book in the popular “assassin nun” series, a great historical fiction read.

7. If I Stay by Gayle Forman: With a movie soon to be released, this is a must-read for fall!

8. 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith: the latest novel by an award-winning author, about first love, epilepsy, and making your own story in life.

9. Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo: the final book in the extremely popular Grisha series!

10. Perfectly Good White Boy by Carrie Mesrobian: Intense realistic fiction for boys, […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Categories: Featured Post, staff picks, Teens||0 Comments