From the Will Rogers Library-

School is back in session and it’s exciting to see our youngest patrons learning to read! This month’s review will begin with two well-loved series for beginning readers. Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli has become one of the favorites for children just learning to read. Biscuit is an adorable puppy (golden retriever, perhaps?) that has adventures while growing up. Super simple vocabulary makes this a great choice for beginners. If your reader enjoys Biscuit, there are many others in this series.

Another good choice is the Pete the Cat series. In this cartoonish series, Pete is the coolest cat around. He enjoys baseball in Pete the Cat, Play Ball! This series is created by James Dean. Pete will appeal to boys and girls as they begin to read. His cool cat ways and funny adventures are fun to read. Again, simple vocabulary on each page make this series approachable. One more classic choice is the Beginning Reader Amelia Bedelia series by Herman Parish. This particular early reader series is a kind of “kid sister” to the more difficult Amelia Bedelia books. They still feature the same silly girl who gets everything mixed up but comes out fine in the end! All of these can be found in the Early Reader section of the Will Rogers Library.

For older chapter book readers, we suggest a couple of newer choices. The Last Kids on Earth series by Max Brallier features 13-year-old Jack Sullivan, who is trying to save the world from a monster apocalypse. Called a “gross-out good time” by School Library Journal, this series is at third- to fifth-grade reading level and can be found in the Juvenile Fiction section of the library. Also a fun choice is the Ask Emma series by Sheryl and Carrie Berk. Starring 13-year-old Emma Woods, this book features Emma’s advice column on a blog for her classmates at Austen Middle School. Emma soon finds out that giving advice isn’t as easy as she thought it would be! This series can also be found in the Juvenile section of the Will Rogers Library.

Remember to check out the many programs our library has to offer for both children and adults. Storytimes for babies and preschoolers have started, as well as Lego Clubs. Recharge for Teens Wednesday through Friday offers after-school snacks as well as games and puzzles in our multi-purpose room. For adults, we have several different choices as well. Visit willrogerslibrary.org to view details!