Eight-year-old Archie Morningstar discovers the family secret that his father is a space taxi driver. His Dad picks up a talking cat named Pockets and they travel to a planet that closely resembles medieval Earth in order to rescue a princess from the clutches of the intergalactic criminal organization B.U.R.P. Be sure to check out the other 3 books in the series.
We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices.
Kids and Teens can find best selling audio and print books in two new collections: the TEENScollection and the KIDScollection. Try them, and don't forget that you can always go to the main collection for more.
Zinio Digital Newstand Platform offers you access to full digital copies of some of your favorite magazines. You can download and view these titles on your computer or mobile device. Learn more about using Zinio
Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla you have access to thousands of titles in e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.
Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla patrons now have access to thousands of titles in e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Content can be enjoyed on smartphones, tablets or computers. Check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.
Gus, Nellie, and baby Jake can't wait to go on a picnic! You will follow them through the day as they gather and prepare their food for a yummy meal in the park. Funny, accessible, and filled with illustrations, conversations, and matter-of-fact text, this is a great read-a-loud to help you and your child explore how healthy food and drinks fuel our bodies and how being active is healthy and wonderful! (Ages: PreK - 2nd)
A Morning with Grandpa by Sylvia Liu is both a story about the joys of intergenerational relationships and also teaches about tai chi and yoga. Mei Mei's grandfather, Gong Gong, shows her several tai chi movements and explains how tai chi's movements send good energy through your body. Then, it's Mei Mei's turn and she teaches her grandfather yoga. This book is a fine example of contemporary intergenerational literature. (Gr. K-3)
For Kids: Great Reads
News for Little and Big Kids
I like to play a lot of music in my storytimes, and some of my favorite songs include “Dance, Freeze, Melt” and “Jumping and Counting”. Those songs and more can be found on the CDs listed below. Request one today to extend storytime learning and fun in your car or at your house!
The Geisel Award is given each year to the “author and illustrator of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.” This award is named after Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.
In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2, here are some Geisel Award winners for you to try, including the 2015 winner!
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There are some great characters and friendships in graphic novels. From best friends whose differences only bring them closer and add to their adventures, like in ...Read more
The movie My Neighbor Totoro is over 25 years old! This enduring classic from the imagination of Hayao Miyazaki takes place in the Japanese countryside. Two sisters move to the country in the summer with their father and discover the Totoros, furry caretakers of the forests, who can only be seen by children. The many wonderful characters and creatures make this a film for all ages to enjoy!
Connect with Your Librarians
Join our Youth Department's Goodreads Group: connect with your librarians and other Goodreads Group members to discuss and share book recommendations.
Resources for Preschool Kids
Events for Kids & Teens
For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.
If you love to color, this is your day! We’ll be celebrating National Coloring Book Day with lots of awesome coloring pages. Drop by... (full entry)When?08/02/2016 (All day)Where?Miller Park Branch Library
Drop-in anytime on Tuesdays throughout the summer for a make it and take it craft or activity. One per child while supplies last.When?08/02/2016 (All day)Where?Tremont Road - Main Library