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2019 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:

Hair Love by Matthew Cherry 

A little girl’s daddy steps in to help her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into styles that allow her to be her natural, beautiful self.





Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and weaves them into one funny, poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.





Elbow Grease by John Cena

Meet Elbow Grease. He’s a little smaller than the other monster trucks, but he’s proud of what makes him different. Win or lose, he always tries his best. That’s what John Cena calls GUMPTION





White Bird: A Wonder Story by R.J. Palacio

Tells the story of Julian’s Grandmére’s childhood as she, a Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II and how the boy she once shunned became her savior and best friend.





Additional Recommendations:

Angry Cookie by Laura Dockrill
Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Dear Santa by Rod Campbell
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Dream Snow by Eric Carle
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley.
Guts by Raina Telgemeier
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric A. Kimmel
I Look Up to…Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Anna Membrino
I Smell Christmas by Mercer Mayer
I Will Be Fierce! by Bea Birdsong
In the Snow: Who’s Been Here? By Lindsay Barrett George
Jedi Academy: Attack of the Furball by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Juno Valentine & The Fanasttic Fashion Adventure by Eva Chen
Just Ask! : be different, be brave, be you by Sonia Sotomayor
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
Little Snowplow Wishes for Snow by Lora Koehler
Little Yellow Truck by Eve Bunting
Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert by Stacy McAnulty
Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party by Erin Baker
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes
Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters by Andrea Beaty
That’s Not My Penguin: It’s Tummy Is Too Fuzzy by Fiona Watt
The Crayons Christmas by Drew Daywalt
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
What Makes a Rainbow? by Betty Ann Schwartz
White Rabbit’s Color Book by Alan Baker

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