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Books for World Read Aloud Day!

February 7th is World Read Aloud Day! Scroll down to see some good books to read aloud!

The good egg / Jory John 

When the other eggs in his carton behave badly, the good egg feels like he needs to be perfect.

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Ella’s night light / Lucy Fleming

A light-loving magical girl with mothlike wings that are too delicate to be out in the sun collects glowing objects while flittering about at night, sharing them with others who need them most until the day her animal friends decide to return her kindness.

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The day you begin / Jacqueline Woodson

Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.


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Pugtato finds a thing / Sophie Corrigan

While on a quest to discover the identity of the mysterious item he accidentally dug up, Pugtato learns to follow his heart.

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The pug who wanted to be a unicorn / Bella Swift

When Peggy the pug puppy is abandoned at the animal shelter just before Christmas, unicorn-loving Chloe’s family takes her in for a week. The playful pug loves Chloe and wishes she could stay with her forever. But Chloe doesn’t want a dog – she wants a unicorn! Believing anything is possible, Peggy decides she will somehow turn into a unicorn to make Chloe’s Christmas. Can Peggy somehow find a way to become a unicorn, making Chloe’s Christmas wish and her own wish for a new home come true?

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The mouse and the motorcycle / Beverly Cleary

A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.

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 Amelia Bedelia goes camping / Peggy Parish

As always, Amelia Bedelia follows exactly the instructions given to her on a camping trip, including pitching a tent and rowing boats.

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2024 Reading Challenge: A Book Set in Winter

Are you participating in the 2024 Reading Challenge? We have 12 challenges to complete throughout the year and every month we’ll feature one of the challenge prompts. This month we’re featuring the prompt “Read a book set in winter.” Listed below are just a few books that fit the prompt but there are plenty of other books you can pick up! 

 Join the Reading Challenge on Beanstack!


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Beartown One by OneThere should have been eight The Family You Make To the bright edge of the world

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A quiet life/ An unwanted guest/ A week in winter Dead of winter Winter garden

Young Adult

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 Love & other train wrecksHow to excavate a heartThe chaos of standing stillWhat beauty there isBittersweet

Middle Grade

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WinterhouseDead voicesGreenglass House/ The poet’s dogWinter according to Humphrey


Check out a list of more books here! 

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Books Coming to Screens: February 2024

A Beautiful Wedding / Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Wedding

It follows Abby and Travis, who after a crazy night in Las Vegas, discover they are married. They head to Mexico for a honeymoon with friends and family.

Feb 1st/ Theatres/ Place on hold

The Tiger’s Apprentice by Laurence Yep

Tiger's Apprentice

Tom Lee, a Chinese-American boy, after the death of his grandmother, has to be apprenticed to the talking tiger Mr. Hu and learn ancient magic to become the new guardian of an ancient phoenix.

Feb 2nd/ Netflix

Argylle / Elly Conway


An introverted spy novelist is drawn into the activities of a sinister underground syndicate.

Feb 2nd/ Theatres/ Place on hold

Orion and the Dark / Emma Yarlett

Orion and the Dark

Follows Orion, a young boy who is afraid of heights, pets, and rendered nearly catatonic by the worst of all perils: the dark. The Dark takes Orion on a nighttime trip to prove to the youngster that the only thing to fear is fear itself.

Feb 2nd/ Netflix/ Place on hold

One Day / David Nicholls

One Day

Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways.

Feb 8th/ Theatres/ Place on hold

Float / Kate Marchant

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After she nearly drowns, a young woman unexpectedly falls for the small-town lifeguard who rescued her. Based on the novel by Kate Marchant.

Feb 9th/ Theatres and Streaming/ Place on hold


The Never Game / Jeffery Deaver



Colter Shaw travels the country in his old-school RV to help police and private citizens solve crimes and locate missing persons until his latest case changes everything.

Feb 11th/ CBS/ Place on hold

Shōgun/James Clavell


When a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village, Lord Yoshii Toranaga discovers secrets that could tip the scales of power and devastate his enemies.

Feb 27th/ Hulu/ Place on hold

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