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Learning to Read: All Things “Animal”!

Beginning to read can be challenging, but this list of early readers contains stories about animals with bright pictures and simple sentences and words to help beginners. Martin and Chris Kratt: The Wild Life by Martin Kratt If you’ve ever seen Wild Kratts on PBS, try reading Martin and Chris Kratt: The Wild Life. With easy-to-read words, find out how two brothers made their love of animals into a lifetime career. Grumpy Monkey Get Your Grumps Out by Suzanne Lang Animals get angry just like people, but how do they make…

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Our New Youth Librarian’s Picture Book Favs

From new to old, silly to inspiring, this picture book list is a compilation of our youth librarian’s favorite stories. Great to read aloud together at any time of day, this list has titles sure to intrigue your little one. The Gruffalo Written by Julia Donaldson; Illustrated by Axel Scheffler Follow along with a little mouse as he explores the forest and meets the gruffalo, an unknown forest creature! The Gruffalo is full of catchy rhymes and mishaps making this book silly and fun, you’ll find you and your little one will be laughing by the end.…

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Brownie’s Galore!

Celebrate National Brownie Day (12/8) by baking a homemade batch for yourself or to share! From double fudge to smores, peanut butter to cheesecake, you can find the brownie recipe of your dreams in these cookbooks. The ultimate brownie book by Bruce Weinstein Weinstein's brownie recipe book has innovative ideas for Baked Alaska, Black Forest Cake, and even S'mores. With thousands of variations for each basic recipe, there's a lifetime of brownie recipes offered in this ultimate collection. B is for Brownie and ABC baking book by Caroline Wright Want to cook something up…

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Vampire Novels

Halloween may have come and gone, but vampires live forever! From bats to boyfriends, this staff recommendation list should have something you'll want to take a bite out of. When Life Gives You Vampires by Gloria Duke A paranormal Dumplin' for adults, When Life Gives You Vampires is part a journey of body positivity, part a story about learning how to accept love at face value, and part a hysterical romcom told through a paranormal lens. A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a…

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Cryptid-tastic Creatures

Ever hear or see something you couldn’t explain? Like red eyes staring out from a clutch of trees, or the sounds of screaming in the night? It could be Cryptids! (Creatures not believed to exist by mainstream science). Check out these titles featuring the most popular cryptids that we love to believe in! Cryptid Club by Sarah Anderson The latest from New York Times bestselling, Goodread's Choice Award-winning, Eisner Award-nominated and Ringo Award-winning author Sarah Andersen is a delightful peek into the secret social lives of some of the world's most fascinating, monstrous, and mysterious creatures.…

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Cool Cryptids for Kids

Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot and Yetis, what do they all have in common? They are all part of a mysterious group called cryptids. Never fear though, where there’s cryptids, there’s always an adventure! This list of books shows the not so scary side of these wondrous creatures as the kids in the stories will find out. Grab your magnifying glass, it's time for  cryptid hunting! The Loch Ness Monster by Jacqueline Laks Gorman A long neck and flippers disappear under the water…read The Loch Ness Monster to learn about sightings and the many searches to…

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