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Buddy Books: Children’s Stories About Friendship
Check out this collection of friendship stories just for kids! These picture books and chapter books are recommended for children ages 6-12.
National Doughnut Day!
Celebrate National Doughnut Day with these scrumptious doughnut books just for kids! National Doughnut Day is celebrated on the first Friday in June.
Springtime Chapter Books
Step into spring with this selection of seasonal stories for children ages 6-10.
Read about animal antics and adventures in this collection of chapter books just for kids! Recommended for children ages 6-12.
Top Picks for Reluctant Readers
These easy-to-read bestseller titles are perfect for reluctant readers who enjoy humor, action, and adventure. Recommended for children ages 6-12
Enjoy stories from Caribbean islands, including Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Trinidad, Martinique, and the Dominican Republic!
‘Tis the Season: Winter Holiday Reads Just for Kids!
Enjoy these Hanukkah and Christmas-themed books during the month of December. Recommended for children ages 8-12.
Check out these SOUP-ER books! Soup and stew stories are delicious anytime of the year. These stories include the classic stone soup story and many variations! Several cookbooks included. Enjoy!
Thanksgiving Chapter Books for Kids
It's the time of year to give thanks. Check out these books about Thanksgiving!
Spooky Stories for Older Kids
Check out these frightfully good books just in time for Halloween! Recommended for children ages 8-12.
Jokes on You – Joke and Riddle Books For Kids
What do you call a dinosaur who steps on a car? What kind of button won't undo? How do you make a cheetah disappear? I don't know so you'll have to check out these books to find out the answer to these funny puzzlers and more!
Oh, Where’s My Blankie?!
Many children need their comfort item - like a special blankie or stuffed toy - to help them fall asleep. Enjoy the characters and their special sleepy-time treasures in these bedtime stories.
Library Adventures: Books Just for Kids!
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Celebrate by checking out one of these books featuring libraries! Recommended for children ages 8-12.
Judge These Books By Their Covers
From oversized and over the top to tiny and intricately detailed, we love judging these all around beautiful and unusual books by their covers. Explore the Alvin Sherman Library's informational books for children and find beauty and wonder on every shelf.
SSYRA 2018-2019 Nominees (Grades 3-5)
The following titles are nominees for the 2018-2019 Sunshine State Young Readers Award. The list is for grades 3-5.
SSYRA 2018-2019 Nominees (Grades 6-8)
The following titles are nominees for the 2018-2019 Sunshine State Young Readers Award. The list is for grades 6-8.
This School is Cool!
School blues got you down? Check out these fun and whimsical books set in unique schools!
The Early Years of America: A Booklist for Kids!
Celebrate America's Independence Day with this selection of non-fiction and historical fiction titles, geared for children ages 8-12. These books are set during the late 1700s to early 1800s.
We Love our Family: Fun Tips for Resolving Conflicts and Getting Along!
Looking to improve your communication skills? How about resolve conflicts with family effectively? Need ideas for activities to keep your children entertained during the long summer months? Come to the interactive "We Love our Family: Fun Tips for Resolving Conflicts and Getting Along!" workshop.