The kids are home for another week, the gifts that looked so tempting just days ago have lost some of their luster, the wallet is empty and the weather dictates indoor activities. Welcome to the season of The Bored and the Broke. Luckily, the public library shines in times like this.
To your rescue, we offer this end of the year list. Hopefully you will find something for everyone trapped inside for the foreseeable future. Venture out to your favorite branch library and let the gathering begin.
Bear Despair by Gaëtan Dorémus
Cold Snap by Eileen Spinelli
Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop
This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins and G. Brian Karas
Abe Lincoln’s Dream by Lane Smith
House held up by trees : not far from here… by Ted Kooser
I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black
Sadie and Ratz by Sonya Hartnett
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones
Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
See you at Harry’s by Jo Knowles
Where things come back by John Corey Whaley
The Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas
Purity by Jackson Pearce
The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
The Humming Room by Ellen Porter
Perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, (DVD currently on order for the library)
Many thanks to our selection librarians in Limitless Libraries and the Main Children’s department for their suggestions.
And remember, “Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.”