South Branch Staff Picks Category: Youth

The 39 Clues Book 1: The Maze of Bones

Would you have chosen a million dollars or the chance to uncover your family secret?  Join Amy and Dan Cahill in their quest that might lead them to fame and fortune. The Maze of Bones is Rick Riordan’s first book in The 39 Clues series. From buildings blowing up to Benjamin Franklin’s mind boggling inventions, you won’t be able to put the book down.

Babymouse Monster Mash by Jennifer and Matthew Holm


The Babymouse graphic novel series is enjoyable for grades 2-4; Monster Mash is a great read for October! Babymouse is going to have a monster mash of a Halloween party at her house after school. The only problem is… she has no idea what to dress up as. And, the pesky boys say that she has to dress up pretty and not scary like she wants. Also, Felicia, the mean little cat in her grade, invited herself and now everyone wants to come. What will Babymouse wear? And, will Felicia ruin her party? Felicia has a few tricks of her own waiting for Babymouse.

Stick It! By T.L. Bonaddio


Duct tape is useful for more than just making your pesky little brother be quiet and reattaching your muffler to your car. You can now accessorize yourself with duct tape wallets, rings, bracelets, arm bands, necklaces, purses, bags, belts, bow-ties, flip-flops, and more! Stick It! is a neat book gives you a picture along with instructions to make the coolest things out of duct tape.