Reading Recommendations

Check here every month for some great new titles selected by our Librarians!

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April 2021

Adults: National Poetry Month

Homie : poems / Danez Smith
A nail the evening hangs on / Monica Sok
Postcolonial love poem / Natalie Diaz
Four huts : Asian writings on the simple life / translated by Burton Watson ; illustrated by Stephen Addiss
How to fly (in ten thousand easy lessons) : poetry / Barbara Kingsolver
How a poem moves : a field guide for readers afraid of poetry / Adam Sol
The book of delights / Ross Gay
The flame : poems, notebooks, lyrics, drawings / Leonard Cohen ; edited by Robert Faggen and Alexandra Pleshoyano
Light for the world to see: a thousand words on race and hope / Kwame Alexander
The tradition / Jericho Brown

Young Adults: New Books

Save Steve / Jenni Hendriks & Ted Caplan
Concrete rose / Angie Thomas
Far from normal / Becky Wallace
Black Canary : breaking silence / Alexandra Monir
Sanctuary / Paola Mendoza & Abby Sher
A ph̉ơ love story / Loan Le
A complicated love story set in space / Shaun David Hutchinson
The glare / Margot Harrison
Ground Zero / Alan Gratz
The missing prince / John Flanagan

Children's: Rhyme Time! Celebrating National Poetry Month

The pout-pout fish / Deborah Diesen ; pictures by Dan Hanna
Rhyming dust bunnies / by Jan Thomas
Bear snores on / Karma Wilson ; illustrations by Jane Chapman
Llama Llama red pajama / written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney
All are welcome / by Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman
Green eggs and ham / by Dr. Seuss
The neighborhood Mother Goose / by Nina Crews
Where the sidewalk ends : the poems & drawings of Shel Silverstein
Read a rhyme, write a rhyme : poems / selected by Jack Prelutsky ; illustrated by Meilo So
Song of the water boatman : & other pond poems / written by Joyce Sidman ; illustrated by Beckie Prange
Brown girl dreaming / Jacqueline Woodson
Before the ever after / Jacqueline Woodson