Month: January 2022

News from Youth Services Blog

Encanto Read Alikes

Encanto characters

Got “We Don’t Talk about Bruno” stuck in your head? Check out some of the library’s Encanto books and other similar books for the whole family can enjoy!

Listen to the Soundtrack on hoopla  app.

For younger readers:

Encanto by Naibe Reynoso

Mirabel’s discovery by Vicky Weber

Family is everything by Luz Mack

Kind as a Princess by Catherine Manning

Moana finds her way by Susan Amerikaner

For elementary readers:

Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez

Savvy by Ingrid Law

The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag

Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano

Encanto Junior Novelization  by Angela Cervantes

Measuring Up

measuring up book cover

by Lily LaMotte


Cici has just moved from Taiwan to Seattle. She is learning about American customs and really misses her A-ma. She decides to try something new and enters a cooking contest so she can win and get the money for a plane ticket for her A-ma. Along the way, she makes new friends and figures out what is important to her. I empathized with Cici being in a different culture than her own, and was cheering for her to win the contest. The recipes also sounded very tasty! 


jukebox book cover

by Nidhi Chanani


Shahi thinks her dad is missing, so she goes looking for him with her cousin Naz. Her dad loves music and vinyl records, so Shahi and Naz go to the record store where they usually find her dad. They discover a secret jukebox that will take you to different time periods, so Shahi figures out that she needs to find her dad in a specific time. This story was really cool, I would like to try this jukebox myself! 


allergic book cover

by Megan Wagner Lloyd


Mom and Dad are getting ready for the new baby, and Liam and Noah are twins who are always together. Maggie loves animals and can’t wait to get her own pet that she can take care of. Too bad she is allergic! Maggie tries different kinds of pets, but nothing seems to work out. Then she tries secretly keeping a mouse, but she is allergic to it too. Maggie also has to go to a new school and has a hard time making friends. This is a realistic story with a positive ending. I was rooting for Maggie.