Books, Music & Movies · New Stuff for Kids

Fabulous new books for kids of all ages!

cover image of Chicken Story Time

Chicken Story Time

Sandy Asher

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to story time at the library, of course! The children like the chicken, the chicken likes the children, and everyone loves story time. So it’s no surprise that more children (and more chickens!) get in on the fun until there are more kids and critters than the librarian knows what to do with. Luckily, she comes up with a creative solution—a story for every child, a child for every chicken, and a little R&R for herself. Ages 3 to 5.

cover image of Five Days of Famous

Five Days of Famous

Alyson Noel

A dream is a wish your heart makes...when your life is in desperate need of a makeover. Nick Dashaway would know. Either he makes it big this year in seventh grade or he risks being a nobody forever. Enter the Greentree Middle School Talent Show, hosted by teen sensation Josh Frost. The show might just be Nick’s ticket out of loserville. But popularity doesn’t come easy, and when Nick is forcibly ejected from the stage, he feels like he’s out of options. Desperate to avoid a permanent seat at the geek table and continued inattention from the love of his life, Nick chooses the only option he has left: he makes a wish. Ages 10 and Up.

cover image of Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar

Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar

Steve Wilson

In this sequel to Hedgehugs, Horace and Hattie return for another sweet story of friendship. It's spring! And everything is colorful—rainbows in the sky and flowers blossoming on trees. When Horace and Hattie Hedgehog see a caterpillar become a butterfly and take flight, they decide to try a transformation of their own. When these two best friends put their minds to solving a problem, nothing can stand in their way! Ages 4 to 8.

cover image of Lotus and Feather

Lotus and Feather

Ji-li Jiang

A winter illness left Lotus, a little girl, without a voice and without friends. A hunter's bullet left Feather, a crane, injured and unable to fly. As Lotus nurses Feather back to health, their bond grows. Soon Feather is following Lotus everywhere, even to school! One day, when the village floods, Feather helps raise the alarm as Lotus and her grandfather urge their neighbors to get to high ground. Feather is a true friend to Lotus, but the time comes when Lotus must be a true friend to him--by encouraging him to migrate with the rest of the cranes. Ages 3 to 5.

cover image of Word of Mouse

Word of Mouse

James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

After escaping from a mysterious lab, a rare blue mouse, who has the ability to read, write, and speak to humans, must use his skills to help find his family. But in a world of cruel cats, hungry owls, and terrified people, it's hard for a young, lone mouse to make it alone. When he meets an equally unusual and lonely human girl named Hailey, the two soon learn that true friendship can transcend all barriers. Ages 8 to 12.

Interested in having these titles emailed to you? If so, sign up for @ the Library, our email newsletter. It is also available as an RSS feed. feed

Recent New Stuff for Kids