Get ready to read! The kids department just added some new books to our collection! Ask an adult to place some holds or call 708-867-2298 to get these for curbside pick or home delivery to Norridge and Harwood Heights addresses.
Dewdrop by Katie O’Neill
It’s time for the annual pond sports fair. Dewdrop the axolotl can’t wait to cheer on his friends. But as the big day gets closer and his friends get nervous, will he be able to remind them that doing their best is the most important part?
Book | Hoopla Ebook
Simon at the Art Museum by Christina Soontornvat
At a museum with his parents, Simon has trouble controlling his urges to slide on the floor, chase pigeons, and eat cheesecake at the cafe, until something special catches his eye.
Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention by Pip Jones
Izzy Gizmo is invited to an inventing competition, where a greedy competitor forces her to improvise.
Donut the Destroyer by Sarah Graley
Description: Donut (middle name: The; last name: Destroyer) has a heart of gold and incredible strength. She lives in a world where everyone is born with a special ability and can choose whether to develop it for good or evil. Donut has just received the best news of her life — she’s been accepted to Lionheart School for Heroes! But her parents are the most infamous villains around, and her best friend, Ivy, can’t understand why Donut would choose a life of boring heroism and ruin their plans to cause chaos. Donut is determined to prove that, despite her last name, she’s meant to go her own way and be a hero. Meanwhile, Ivy cooks up a plan to get Donut kicked out of Lionheart — and back on track to villainy
Book | Overdrive Ebook
The Sewer Rat Stink by Geronimo Stilton
Geronimo and his friend Hercule Poirat venture into the sewers to find the origin of the horrible stink that is driving all the mice away from New Mouse City–and learn an important lesson about recycling.
Book | Overdrive Ebook
Crabapple Trouble by Kaeti Vandorn
Callaway just wants to help her friends but the pressure of an upcoming contest is giving her anxiety.
What Can I Do When I Grow Up?
This is a unique book about careers and the world of work written expressly for children. It takes us on a journey around some of the most essential questions within the topic: How can one discover one’s passions?, what should a “good” job involve?, what is a good amount of money to try to make?, how does the economy function?–and acknowledges that the job you might do one day probably doesn’t even exist now. The result is a book that should spark some exceptionally fruitful conversations and help children look to their future work life with positivity and anticipation.
Under Your Feet by Jacqueline L. Stroud
Down where worms wriggle and microbes squirm, there’s a whole world waiting to be discovered… Under Your Feet delves beneath the Earth’s surface and explores the diverse wonders hidden there. Encounter creatures of the deep and marvel at the mind-boggling size of the humongous fungus–the biggest organism in the world. Learn how one handful of ordinary soil contains more organisms than there are people on Earth, and carry out experiments using dirt from your own back garden. Under Your Feet offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the natural world and soil-dwelling creatures big and small. Bursting with colorful illustrations and photography, this is the perfect book for budding young plant experts, animal fanatics, and geologists, and anyone who is curious about the ground we walk on.
Guinness World Records 2021
All aboard Guinness World Records 2021 for a life-changing journey of discovery! This year, we’re devoting a chapter to the history of exploration, starting with the story of the very first circumnavigation, along with our History of Adventure timeline, featuring a host of remarkable achievements. The fully revised and updated best-seller is packed with thousands of incredible new feats across the widest spectrum of topics, providing a whistle-stop tour of our superlative universe. Our ever-expanding pool of international consultants and experts help us make sense of the world around us and the cosmos beyond. So join us as we embark on a voyage through the vast panorama of record-breaking in 12 fact-packed chapters: – Travel through the Solar System and see the planets come to life with a free augmented-reality feature – Encounter the cutest, weirdest, most dangerous and exotic creatures on our home planet – Meet the world’s tallest, shortest, hairiest and heaviest humans – Marvel at the latest high scores, speed runs and players at the top of their game in eSports and beyond – Get the lowdown on the world’s most successful and prolific actors, musicians, TV stars and influencers – Review the greatest sports achievements from the past year and celebrate today’s top athletes We’ve also selected the best of the newly approved claims from the 50,000 applications received from the public over the past 12 months. But don’t just be a tourist: try some of our specially created try-at-home challenges that could see YOU listed in the world-famous book of records. If you want to be one of those lucky few, check out our Against the Clock chapter – we might even see you in next year’s edition!