Little Santa by Jon Agee

“A charming but not too cutesy story about Santa’s childhood origins. A fun addition to a holiday storytime out loud read for ages 3-5.” – Joy, Adult & Teen Services

What was Santa like as a kid? Author Jon Agee tells a marvelous tale of a young Santa who grows up with a grumbly family who hates living at the North Pole. One day, they’re all snowed in all the way up to their chimney, and it’s up to Santa to shimmy up that chimney and find some help–in the form of reindeer and elves, of course!

Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane

“I loved Georgina’s voice. The last twelve years of her life have been a series of bad dates, miserable jobs, and disappointment. She doesn’t give up. In fact, she sticks up for herself and doesn’t take prisoners doing it.” – Sharon, Kids Room

Fired and dumped on the same night, Georgina takes a new job before realizing that her boss, Lucas, is her first love. Will Lucas recognize her?

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“Daisy Jones & the Six is one of the best and most memorable audiobooks I have ever listened to! Written as a transcribed oral history, this book lends itself perfectly to the audio format. Narrated by a star-studded full cast of 21 narrators, the result is a memorable listening experience filled with unique characters who have amazing chemistry and authentic-sounding relationships.” – Van, Adult & Teen Services

Daisy Jones & the Six recounts the meteoric rise of a fictional seventies rock band and their mysterious fall from grace.

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin

“This book became a fast favorite and bedtime staple in our house! My 2-year old loves pretending to eat and make mooncakes with Little Star, and I can relate all-too-well to my own Little Star sneaking out of bed. This book is equal parts heartwarming and silly, and is a treat all around!” – Cindy, Public Relations

A beautifully illustrated and creative story about the phases of the moon, by way of the traditional Chinese treat. Little Star keeps sneaking out of bed to take a tiny little nibble of the delicious mooncake- will her mama notice?

Recursion by Blake Crouch

“Crouch creates very well-defined characters, with a modern twist on time travel and how it impacts the nature of reality.” – Karen B., Adult & Teen Services

In modern-day, people are able to go back in time to a specific memory and make a different choice, which creates an entirely different life. But now people’s old memories are bleeding through. And two people go back in time over and over again, trying to find the memory and choices to change to set the timeline right. Recursion looks at the importance of memory as it defines who we are.

Michigan vs. The Boys by Carrie S. Allen

“Michigan is a strong young woman who will do anything to keep playing the game she loves. This book is full of relationships that feel authentic and shows the power of asking for help from your support system.” – Amanda, Adult & Teen Services

Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls’ hockey team off the ice this year. If she wants colleges to notice her, Michigan has to find a way to play. Luckily, there’s still one team left in town … The boys’ team isn’t exactly welcoming, but Michigan’s prepared to prove herself. She plays some of the best hockey of her life, in fact, all while putting up with changing in the broom closet, constant trash talk and “harmless” pranks that always seem to target her.

Please Don’t Be Dead by Fantastic Negrito

“It’s soul, it’s funk, it’s blues, it’s Fantastic!” – Kelly, Kids Room 

This two time Grammy winner connects with the audience and contemporary issues like none other that I’ve heard. The title comes from a near fatal car accident that left him in a coma for 3 weeks. His label dropped him during that time and he stopped making music for 7 years. He came back with a vengeance and we are luckier for it.

Learning to See by Elise Hooper

“I loved the fact that the book touched on the major events in Lange’s life and that it was an overview of her whole life rather than just a period. I was also so glad to see some of her photographs included. An engaging read that made me want to delve into Lange’s photography.” – Lora, Adult & Teen Services

In 1918, Dorothea has just moved to San Francisco with her friend, Fronsie, hoping to open up her own photography studio. Being a woman and having a foot withered by polio, she has to work even harder to achieve her dream. Soon, her portrait studio is a success and Dorothea has found love, but with the stock market crash of 1929, her life changes drastically. In Learning to See, author Hooper recounts Dorothea’s personal life and her photography career in novel form.

Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans

“The accident notwithstanding, this is unexpected and fun. It’s filled with riddles and is laugh out loud funny. Wed Wabbit is seriously evil and the Wembly Woos are drippingly sweet. Lissa Evans does not disappoint and I rooted for Graham and Fidge as they saved the day (and the Wembly Woos).” – Sharon, Kids Room 

Fidge reads to her sister, Midge, every night the rhyming tales of the Wembly Woos. Midge tells Fidge about her stuffed toy, Wed Wabbit. When a terrible accident happens to Midge, Fidge is sent to stay with her aunt and annoying cousin Graham. When Graham and Fidge get into an argument, they fall downstairs and tumble into an unknown world. They realize they’re actually in the land of the Wembly Woos and must save the rhyming bundles of fluff from the evil Wed Wabbit. Midge’s own Wed Wabbit.

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

“Clever and immersive, learned and witty, I was drawn into Eco’s ingenious story and warmly drawn characters.” – Fred, Adult & Teen Services

In 1327, scholar-monk Brother William of Baskerville is sent to an isolated Italian abbey to investigate a series of mysterious deaths. He conducts interviews, collects evidence, deciphers arcane symbols and manuscripts, and finally navigates the monastery’s labyrinthine library to confront the evil within.