Check Out The Books For Children We Recommend!

8/8/2014 -- Here are some great books we recommend children read this summer.


Book recommendations brought to you by the staff at our Columbia Branch.


These books are available through your Lorain Public Library System.


Happy Reading!


List Compiled by Christine Phelps, Library Associate

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (Age 9-12)

Follow the magical story of Hugo as he weaves his way in and out of the clockworks of a Paris train station all while trying to solve the mystery of the mechanical man.  The delightful mix of illustration and prose will entrance you as Hugo makes an enemy of a curmudgeonly shopkeeper and then reluctantly befriends his granddaughter.  See where this friendship takes Hugo in a whirlwind adventure that will surely spark the imagination!


999 Tadpoles by Ken Kimura (Age 4-8)

When a family of 999 tadpoles grow too big for their pond, mother and father frog decide to move.  As they travel to their new home, however, they face the dangers of the outside world.  See how 999 little frogs work together to help save their dad and find a perfect pond in the process!


Poem-Mobiles: Crazy Car Poems by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian (Ages 4-8)

Surprise the car lover in your family with a book of poems all about some pretty incredible vehicles.  Read about a car that can only be driven with scuba gear and another which is a “scary, scaly mean machine.”  Set your child’s imagination free with a beautifully illustrated book that introduces the magic of poetry.


Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young (Age 3-5)

One day, seven mice realize there is something new in the neighborhood, but they don’t know what it is: they’re blind!  Each mouse takes a guess, though: Is it a snake? A fan?  A cliff?  Pick up this silly story that will not only capture children’s attention with its bright illustrations but also keep them guessing till the end.