Grab your sunscreen and your beach towel, and don't forget your book! While you're soaking up the sun, these beach reads are sure to keep you entertained. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Have you ever looked at your pet or an animal out in the wild and wondered what is going on in their heads? Stories told by animals aren’t just for children. These books are narrated by all kinds of different animals, such as horses, cows, sheep, birds, dogs, and more! Curated by Tabor Millien.
Mice and bunnies! Birds and pigs! Squirrel and foxes and gators and squids! Animals abound in these comics for kids. Curated by Ashley Lee.
The books that make up this list all have unconventional formats, combining great story-telling with eye-catching visuals or mind-engaging tactics, such as pictures formed by the text, explosions of font to draw your eye, sections of text you need to re-orient the book in order to read, pages styled as different types of documents, or a narrative you can read through multiple different ways. Although some of these books are available in electronic forms, we suggest reading the hard copies for the full formatting effect! Curated by Tabor Millien.
"In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a month-long celebration that is now known as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month." (US Census Bureau) This list celebrates new books by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Recently adapted as a Netflix series, Shadow and Bone takes place in Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse, a multi-series YA fantasy world rich in magic, action, and unforgettable characters. Once you're finished with this series, check out more YA fantasy read-alikes. Curated by Ashley Lee.
The greatest stories are the ones that last and resonate with new generations of readers. While there are differing opinions about which books should be considered classics, books that were written before you were born can carry a certain nostalgia for a different time period. So, use this challenge to explore the past or share books from your childhood with your children. In May, we challenge you to read a book that was published before you were born. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and children.
Although our travels have been limited recently, we can always escape with a good book. So whether you're going on a trip this summer or planning another staycation, we challenge you to read a book set in another country during the month of May. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and children.
Full cast audiobooks bring dramatic readings to the next level by using multiple voices for character and narration. Check out this mix of adult, YA, and children's audiobooks. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Looking for new authors? These authors each have a short list of published books, making it easy to binge-read their work. These authors have burst onto the scene with engaging, thought-provoking, and powerful narratives that are sure to leave you wondering when their next books will hit our shelves. Curated by Tabor Millien.