January Books Alive!: Book Talks

A list of our newest, most exciting books for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade as part of the library’s new virtual program, “Books Alive!: Book Talks”. Check Youth Programs for exact days and times.

Grade K-2

Jack at the Zoo by Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli

Jack at the Zoo

by Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli


Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

by Anika Aldamuy Denise


Your House, My House by Marianne Dubuc

Your House, My House

by Marianne Dubuc


Play Like an Animal! By Maria Gianferrari

Play Like an Animal!

By Maria Gianferrari


Pepper and Boo: A Cat Surprise! By Charise Mericle Harper” Smith

Pepper and Boo: A Cat Surprise!

By Charise Mericle Harper


Can Cats Swim Even If They Don’t Like Water? By Madeline King

Can Cats Swim Even If They Don’t Like Water?

by Madeline King


What Was It Before It Melted? By Kristen McCurry

What Was It Before It Melted?

by Kristen McCurry


Run, Sea Turtle, Run: A Hatchling’s Journey by Stephen R. Swinburne

Run, Sea Turtle, Run: A Hatchling’s Journey

by Stephen R. Swinburne


Unlimited Squirrels in I Want to Sleep Under the Stars by Mo Willems

Unlimited Squirrels in I Want to Sleep Under the Stars

by Mo Willems


Grade 3-5

The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson

The Girl Who Speaks Bear

by Sophie Anderson


The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowling

The Canyon’s Edge

by Dusti Bowling


Timo the Adventurer by Jonathan Garnier

Timo the Adventurer

by Jonathan Garnier


Mythopedia: An encyclopedia of mythical beasts and their magical tales by Good Wives and Warriors

Mythopedia: An encyclopedia of mythical beasts and their magical tales

by Good Wives and Warriors


The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks

The Van Gogh Deception

by Deron Hicks


Pet That Dog by Gideon Kidd and Rachel Braunigan

Pet That Dog

by Gideon Kidd and Rachel Braunigan