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Holiday Book Buying Guide for Kids and Babies

Books are a great gift for all ages! 

Here are some great suggestions from library staff members for Kids and Babies:

Snuggle up with Mother Goose edited by Iona Opie and illustrated by Rosemary Wells.

Lap reading with babies means sharing sweet verses like these beloved Mother Goose rhymes. Books and vibrant language are vitally important early learning tools. With that in mind, selected poems from Iona Opie’s classic Mother Goose nursery-rhyme compilations are gathered here in a sturdy, baby-friendly board book just right for lap time, nap time, or any time, really.



 Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis. Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told that her new town is inhabited by ghosts, but Maya sets her heart on meeting one.





 Rosie Revere, engineer by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts

Rosie is a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal to fly Rosie sets to work building a contraption to fulfill her aunt’s dream.




 Maker lab : 28 super cool projects : build, invent, create, discover by Jack Challoner

Learn about science in your own home kitchen using everyday materials. Put together a school project or simply make something incredible to share with your friends!




Additional Recommendations:

Additional Lists:

American Library Association’s Notable Children’s Books 2016

Publishers Weekly’s Best Children’s and YA Books 2016


 Stop by Library Express to buy new and used books or those on your holiday wish list! Get 15% off your total purchase with this special holiday coupon. Download your coupon here.

Library Express is located on the 2nd Floor of the Marketplace at Steamtown.



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