Youth Staff Picks 2020-05-26T10:19:12+00:00

Youth Staff e-Picks

Mrs. Schaffner browses for her next Staff Picks title!

Charlotte’s Web
by E.B. White, narrated by Meryl Streep and Full Cast – j CDAB Whi Fiction, Animal Fiction OVERDRIVE
It is said that good books become better with each new reading, and this new audiobook version is not to be missed. Even if you are familiar with this children’s classic, the 4 hours that you will spend listening to the full cast performance and Meryl Streep’s unsurpassable narration will be nothing less than a wonderful, beautiful experience! (AE)

Bloom
by Doreen Cronin – E Cro Picture Book | TUMBLEBOOKS
Bloom the fairy had wonderful magic. Among other things, she could turn sand into glass! With this magic she built an entire kingdom out of glass. After a while, the town people got tired of Bloom’s messy way, so she left and lived in the forest. Many years later an ordinary girl is sent to fetch the fairy in hopes she will repair the kingdom. Find out how Bloom shares her magic, saves the kingdom, and shows a small, ordinary girl that she is extraordinary! (JL)

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation
by Stuart Gibbs – j Gib v. 1 Spy Fiction, Adventure OVERDRIVE
What do you do if you are the smartest twelve-year-old in the world? You are probably going to have to save the world, because you are very good at solving problems. This is Charlotte Thorne’s life. It’s a little lonely and confusing being so smart and so young. The CIA asks for her help finding a secret that Einstein had kept for years. In the process, Charlie finds friendship and purpose. (LD)

Coronavirus: A Book for Children
by E. Jenner, k. Wilson & N. Roberts — JE Red Bea Nonfiction, Health free from NOSY CROW
Axel Scheffler (Gruffalo) has illustrated this digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. A relevant, helpful book, for both adults and children.

W is for Welcome: A Celebration of America’s Diversity
by Brad Herzog – j 304.8 Nonfiction, Social Topics OVERDRIVE and HOOPLA
In alphabet format, this book celebrates America’s diversity and the achievements and contributions of its people. With a letter starting a poem on each page and a story behind each poem, this book teaches and inspires with beautiful text and illustrations. (EK)

Seven Stories Up
by Laurel Snyder – j Syn Fiction OVERDRIVE
For the first time, Annie meets her angry, dying grandmother who lives in a hotel. After falling asleep in her hotel room, Annie is transported back to the year 1937 where she meets a sickly young girl who just happens to be her grandmother. Will Annie’s future be changed by her presence in the past? (EM)

The Dot
by Peter H. Reynolds – E Rey and Kit E Rey Picture Book TUMBLEBOOKS and OVERDRIVE
Vashti is convinced she can’t draw, but a wise art teacher shows her otherwise! This is a great book to share with all would-be artists, regardless of age. Two read-aloud e-versions are available; Tumblebooks highlights text as it reads. (PS)

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