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Parents' Book Selection: Good Night Owl

In this delightful picture book, Owl is just settling in for bed when he hears a noise.  Until he finds out where the noise is coming from, he'll never be able to fall asleep!  Children will have fun joining Owl on his humorous journey around the house to locate the source of the noise.  This is the kind of story that makes a great read aloud for parent and child.  You won't be disappointed!  Recommended for grades Prek-2

Picture Book Selection: Hiccups!

One morning, Ruby and her dog Oscar are playing when Oscar gets the hiccups!  Ruby tries everything she can think of to help him get rid of them. They dance, they jump, they slurp, and they munch, but nothing seems to work. You'll never guess how she finally makes them disappear! This is a lively picture book that begs to be read aloud. Recommended for PreS-Gr. 1

Young Adult selection: Recreated

In this sequel to Reawakened by Colleen Houck, Lily, a high-school senior, continues her adventure and romance with Amon,an Egyptian mummy, who was reawakened in the first book in order to protect humanity.  In the opening of this sequel, Anon has hidden himself in the netherworld and Lily must save him.  In order to save him, she has to become a sphinx.  In order to do this, she melds both mind and body with a lioness named Tia.  She faces countless other trials throughout the journey, including wonderfully awful creatures such as giant grubs and wasp-esque reapers. The final battle with the demon Devourer is thrilling.  Grades 9-12.

What Light

Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon but travel for a month each year to California to sell them.  It's not easy leaving Oregon every year, but this Christmas Sierra meets Caleb.  Caleb has a dark past in which he made a terrible mistake and Sierra is determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe even redemption.  If you're looking for a little romance this Christmas this just might be the book for you.  (Grades 7 and up, School Library Journal)

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