This Month in Kids Books: January 2024

Reading recommendations for kids
January 17, 2024
Featured Title
Book cover of an illustration of a young girl holding up a staff with blue light all around her and the book title “Amulet” written in white text across the cover.Amulet: Waverider by Kazu Kibuishi
After her confrontation with Ikol, Emily finally understands the stone's power and what she must do to defend Alledia from the shadows. As she travels to Typhon to help her mom and Navin, Prince Trellis returns to the Kingdom of the Elves to save his countrymen, and confront the fraud who has seized power in the absence of a king. The threat of darkness follows all Stonekeepers closely, and it will take the strength of both new friends and old foes to conquer it and survive.

What’s New This Month
The latest picture book by Mo Willems will also soon be available, as well as Joanna Ho’s stunning new read-aloud. Also incoming are new entries in the Minecraft, Bravelands, Kitty Quest, Mihi Ever After, and Rick Riordan Presents series, and new books from authors like Dierdre Havrelock, Gordon Korman, Jeff Mack, Sherri Winston, Alan Gratz, James Ponti, and more.  
What’s Hot This Month
It’s the time of year for cozy reads! Make sure to check out these warm and snuggly stories for kids.  
What We’re Reading
Here are some quotes from library staff about their latest recommended picks:

LOL 101: A Kid’s Guide to Writing Jokes by David Roth: “Good tips, good examples, good review, good layout.”
The Numbers Store by Harold Green, ill. by DeAnn Wiley: “This is such a great interactive book about shopping with the family.  Lots of various foods and items to explore with a diverse family group to shop with!”
Ida in the Middle by Nora Lester Murad: “It's a coming of age story about belonging and using your voice to speak for others—very powerful and heartwarming!”
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