If you have a favorite author or series, there are a lot of new books out for you to enjoy! If you’d like to place any of these items on hold, please do, and make sure to schedule a Parking Lot Pickup appointment to come and get your next read!
(Oh, and if you love books in series, you need to know about KDL What’s Next–it will give you all the books in every series you like to read, in order! It’s very useful!)
If you’re a Dav Pilkey fan, you’ll definitely want to read the latest book in the series, Fetch-22.
Jerry Craft’s book New Kid won the 2020 Newbery award, and his new book, Class Act, is a companion title that features Jordan’s friend Drew as the main character.
And of course, if you love the Babysitter’s Club graphic novels, then you’ll definitely want to read Baby Sitters Little Sister, and the latest book is Karen’s Roller Skates.
Fly on the Wall is the newest book from the author of Pie in the Sky, so if you love illustrated, funny novels, you’ll enjoy both of these titles!
Chris Grabenstein has another hilarious entry in the Mr. Lemencello’s series called Mr. Lemencello and the Titanium Ticket.
And a new Stick Dog adventure is always a reason to celebrate.
The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem is the latest book in this perfect beginning chapter book series for any kid who loves equal parts humor and adventure.
Goodbye, Mr. Terupt is the fourth book about Mr. Terupt and a group of kids who bonded in fifth grade. Now in eighth grade, this emotional book explores friendship and growing up with warmth and humor.
Three Keys by Kelly Yang is a sequel to Front Desk and continues the story of Mia Tang and her family as they run a motel and try to fit in and make friends in their new community.
Unicorn Bowling is the latest book in the Phoebe and her Unicorn series. If you love unicorns, friendship, or used to read Calvin and Hobbes, you need to start reading this series.
Logan Likes Mary Anne! is the latest graphic novel adaptation of the super popular Babysitters Club series.
If you enjoyed Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell, you enjoy his newest title, Doodleville, which also features a group of creative kids who end up making art that’s more than they bargained for.
Have you and your family explored Kanopy yet? In addition to a ton of great independent movies for grownups, Kanopy has an entire section for kids. You can see amazing children’s animation from all over the world, enjoy a story from some of your favorite book characters, like Mo Willem’s Pigeon, or learn a new language with Little Pim!
You can watch Kanopy on your phone, tablet, or even your tv by adding the Kanopy app to your Roku or other streaming device. Go to mppl.kanopy.com to register your card, create an account, and start streaming today!
To save time and effort for our patrons, we offer several bundles of materials that make it easy for you to grab, go, and discover new materials!
Board Book Bundles
For our youngest readers we have board book bundles: five board books for babies and toddlers that are sure to delight you. These can be found on display above the board book shelves.
For slightly older children (2-7) we have Storytime Bundles. These are books on a theme and include an extension activity. Currently we offer these themes to choose from:
Under the Sea
Leveled Reading Bundles
Finding a good book at your child’s reading level isn’t always easy. You can get started quickly by grabbing one of our pre-made bundles. But don’t forget, we can always give you personalized recommendations for a book your child is sure to love and will be able to read successfully! For personalized suggestions, you can stop by the Youth desk or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. But when you’re short on time, grabbing a leveled bundle is a great option.
Binge Bundles / DVD&BluRay
When you’re ready to enjoy some flicks with the fam, grab a themed DVD or BluRay bundle! Why endlessly scroll through Netflix or search through our vast collection when you can just take home a ready made film festival? Whether you have a preschooler who is obsessed with trains or the whole family wants to catch up on blockbusters you might have missed, we have you covered. Current themes include:
Book Films (Weston Woods and Dreamscape titles)
Exercise & Dance
To request these special items for Parking Lot Pickup or for the hold shelf, you can email email@example.com or call 847/253-5675 and ask for Youth Services.
Read the Rainbow! To celebrate Pride Month this June, Youth Services staff have curated a collection of books that feature diverse families, identities, and ways of living. Everyone needs to see themselves reflected in books (and the world around them), and we also grow when we learn about people who are different from us!